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  1. The Best of Northern Ireland HOP March 20 – March 26, 2022 7 Days / 6 Nights Early-bird Special: Escapees is offering a 5% discount until February 26, 2021, on the gross land tour cost, excluding insurance and any extra night(s). Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and lays on the northeastern portion of the island of Ireland. It is one of the most popular places for vacationers, and you will visit some of the hottest "must-see" sites that Northern Ireland has to offer. Start and end your tours in Northern Ireland's capital city of Dublin, known for its literary heritage and Georgian architecture, and famous pubs. See sights including St. Stephen's Green and the River Liffey. Sip on a famous creamy Irish coffee by the turf fires at the oldest pub dating back to 900 AD. Galway is on the River Corrib and has medieval streetscape, Eyre Square, and the Spanish Arch. Stop and listen to the buskers on the streets as you explore the quaint small shows. Visit an Ireland farm and see the extraordinary skills of the sheepdogs herding their flock. Traveling on through the rugged scenery to Donegal, a town established around a Viking harbor, know today for handcrafted tweeds and woolens. End up the day in Letterkenny. Enjoy dinner as you listen to traditional music at the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. Take a guided walking tour of historic Derry, which has fortification walls dating back to the 17th century. In Northern Ireland, you are never more than 35 miles from the sea and some of the magnificent marine life found off the coast are whales, dolphins, and sharks. Some land animals are badgers, fox, owls, eagles, waterfowl, partridges, and pheasants. Visit Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the sea cliffs and hexagonal rock column formations created 6 million years ago by flowing lava. From the tops of the columns to the Atlantic Ocean, the rocks resemble steppingstones disappearing into the ocean. Tour Belfast, a port city rich in history and is known for its architectural heritage. See the City Hall built in the 1900s Renaissance style, and the Parliament Building at Stormont, home to the Northern Ireland Assembly established in the 1990s, peace process. Visit Titanic Belfast and discover the role the shipbuilders played in the building of the Titanic ocean-liner. Travel to the historical town of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula. This town dates to medieval times and is famous for its oyster farms and beautiful landscape. See 13th-century ruins of a castle and an abbey. Traveling back to Dublin, enjoy a lively farewell evening dinner and traditional Irish entertainment at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. You can take Memory-of-a-Lifetime photos as you breathe in the freshness of Northern Ireland’s famous, old-fashioned countryside and farmlands. This HOP is action-packed with site-seeing, tours, history, delicious Northern Ireland cuisine, and a considerable amount of walking. Your land package includes: Day 1 Dublin Tour Day 2 Tours Day 3 Donegal Day 4 Derry – Giant’s Causeway Day 5 Titanic Belfast Day 6 Carlingford – The Merry Ploughboy Day 7 Tour Ends in Dublin Package also includes: · 6 nights – hotels stays. · 7 days · 9 meals · Admissions to all events · Welcome bags. · Welcome drink. · Many daily attractions · Comprehensive travel itinerary · Travel backpacks · Rain ponchos · Hotel accommodations and transport · Professional local tour guide · Sightseeing/transportation by luxury coach to events · Professional local coach driver · Souvenir HOP name badge · HOP hosts and much more…. *Schedule subject to change without notice. **Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. **Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Superb locations and unforgettable experiences await on this Northern Ireland land package. Early-bird Special: Escapees is offering a 5% discount until February 26, 2021, on the gross land tour cost excluding insurance and any extra night(s). Your name must match the name on your passport exactly. Pricing, Deposit and Insurance Pricing only for land and tour booking. · Two-person price: $1,075.00 · One-person price: $1,380.00 · Insurance: $239.00 - if purchased, is required at registration time. Due at registration: $350.00 per person. Plus, insurance, if purchased are required at this time. To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 or 936-755-1060 Or, email: registration@escapees.com After registering – confirmation email You will receive a confirmation email with all the dates, activities, and important information about this HOP. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: registration@escapees.com. Final payment January 14, 2022 Travel information Flying into / out of Dublin · Leaving from the U.S., you must fly out of the U.S. on March 19, 2022, due to the time zone changes. · Arriving in Dublin on March 20, 2022 · Please make plans to arrive in Dublin (on March 20) between 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. · On Saturday, March 26, 2022, make your arrangements to fly back to the U.S. between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Air Flights · Air will be booked independently, or Escapees can help you, if you would like. · If you book your air flights independently, you must let Escapees know your flight name, number, time and date of departure, and arrival information. This is important so we can add you to our tours and complimentary transfers. · If you choose to book your own, please schedule your air flights into Dublin. · If you arrive early or stay later, you can hail a taxi to/from the hotel/airport. Please note: · All Air from the U.S. should be booked one (1) day prior to your land departure. · If you book your own air, you must provide flight details to Escapees RV Travel Agency, or you will need to arrange your own transfer from the airport to the hotel. Porterage is included for one bag per passenger. Storage is limited and additional porterage charges may apply for additional baggage. Passengers are responsible for any additional luggage such as carry-ons or other luggage throughout the trip. Passports The passenger’s name must match the name on his/her passport exactly. You will need passports and they must be current. It should be valid for at least six months after you return home and needs to have two or more blank pages left inside. The travel industry is warning us that it may take up to three months to apply for or to renew your passport. Land Cancellation Penalties: *All cancellations must be advised in writing. Between 99 and 66 days prior to departure - Deposit plus $99 per person Between 65 and 16 days prior to departure - 30% per person Between 15 and 8 days prior to departure - 50% per person Between 7 and 1 day prior to departure - 90% per person On day of departure - 100% per person Note: This will not include any air charges, travel insurance, single rooms supplement and/or extra pre- or post-night options. $250.00 per person deposits are non-refundable when booking under the terms of our 5% early Commitment Benefit discount. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub then, click on the event page to view, comment, or post pictures for the upcoming HOPs. Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you via Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, go to: https://www.escapees.com/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the right side. Physical Needs for HOP Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control to do so. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make these arrangements. By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees, or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. It is, however, the driver of the RV or another vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and, is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and granting the full use without compensation. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director / RV Show Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub then, click on the event page Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 936-755-1060 www.escapees.com For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll-Free)
  2. The Best of Ireland HOP World Heritage Sites Castles, Pubs and the Blarney Stone June 13 – 19, 2018 6 days/5 nights The Irish people offer a warm and hearty welcome to visitors. It is one of the most popular places for vacationers and, with this trip, you will visit some of the hottest, “must see” sites it has to offer. Ireland beckons us with its’ lush gardens, beautiful flowers and vegetation in fifty shades of green! This climate allows for beautiful flowers and a wide variety of plants that can only be seen in Ireland. Favorite aquatic wildlife commonly seen off the coast include sea turtles, sharks, seals, dolphins and whales, as well as the hundreds of species of birds that migrate through the island. Some of the most visited sites in Ireland will be on this tour: Blarney Castle, Skellig, Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel, just to name a few! There are three World Heritage Sites on the island: The Bru na Boinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant’s Causeway. You can take Memory-of-a-Lifetime photos as you breathe in the freshness of Ireland’s famous, old-fashioned countryside; admire many stone fences that crisscross the picturesque farmlands. This HOP is action-packed with site-seeing, tours, history, delicious Ireland cuisine and a considerable amount of walking. Your land package includes: Day 1 - Visit some of the most famous sites and historic buildings in Dublin, stopping for a drink at a famous local pub, and ending the day with a nice dinner and an entertaining show. Day 2 - Enjoy the picturesque farmlands, beautiful flower gardens, visiting several castles along the way, kissing the famous “Stone of Eloquence” at Blarney Castle. Watch a working sheepdog demonstration at one of the local farms. Ending the day with a delicious dinner. Day 3 – Embark on the most popular scenic drive in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry; visit the Skellig Experience which explains the life of the early Christian monks on Skellig Michael, one of the World Heritage Sites, which was featured in one of the “Star Wars” movies. Lunch will be included. Day 4 – Embark on a ferry ride across a river, enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and end the day with a memorable dinner and entertainment at a medieval castle. Day 5 – Explore Galway, a harbor city where Ireland’s western coastline meets the Atlantic Ocean. It’ll be like stepping back into the 18th century, with stone-clad cafes, boutiques, portions of medieval city walls still standing and the pubs offering live Irish folk music. Enjoy tea and scones on this day. Day 6 – Depart Dublin – but first enjoy one more Irish breakfast! Package also includes: · 5 nights in hotels · Admissions to all events · Nine meals · Tea and scones · Professional local tour guide · Sightseeing/transportation by luxury coach to all events · Professional local coach driver · Souvenir HOP name badge · HOP hosts *Schedule subject to change without notice. Flight Date to Ireland: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Tour Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Leave Ireland: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Promotional booking - early discounted rate: Escapees is offering a promotional booking at a discounted rate. If you purchase your land tour prior to July 14, 2017 your price will be: Double occupancy: $1499.10 per person Single price: $1,765.10 Escapees can only hold the group discounted rate until the above date. Escapees can offer air flights, too, but please make that request when booking your land tour. After July 14, 2017, double occupancy price will be: $1,578.00 per person. After July 14, 2017, single price: $1,858.00. To register for this HOP, call: The Escapees Travel Agency 1-855-757-8881 (toll-free) Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST. For hours closed: Leave a message and they will return your call. Or, email them at ETA@escapees.com Note: If you have food allergies, it’s imperative that you let us know upon registration. Payment A deposit of $300.00 per person is due at time of reservation. Final Payment Monday, April 2, 2018 Confirmation email Once registered, important information will be sent via email regarding the hotels, names of the tours, dates and times. Flying into Dublin Escapees Travel Agency can book your air flight, but if you choose to book your own, please schedule your air flights into Dublin. Please try to arrive between 7:00 a.m. – 12 noon, on June 14, 2018, as transfers are included, both to and from the airport on this day. Leaving from the U.S., you must fly out on June 13, 2018, due to the time zones. If you arrive early or stay later, you can hail a taxi to/from the hotel/airport. During the event dates of Jun 14-19, 2018, your hotel, some meals and transfers will be included in the price of your Ireland HOP. Cancellation and Interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment to Ireland, by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or email them at: eta@escapees.com. Passports You will need passports and they must be current. It should be valid for at least six months after you return home, and needs to have two or more blank pages left inside. The travel industry is warning us that it may take up to three months to apply for or to renew your passport. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you via Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, go to: https://www.escapees.com/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the left-hand side. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Tx 77351 888-757-2582
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