D&D Travel presents our 2018 - 18th Annual Ireland Getaway, from Hartford, CT November 5 to 11:

"Galway & the West of Ireland"

THE DETAILS:

Fully Escorted by Donna and Dennis Hubbs, CTC

in conjunction with Journeys Connect...

   

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JUST 25 SEATS AVAILABLE ON TOUR...SEATS REMAINING: 12  SINGLES: 2

 

RATE: $1999pp double or twin, + travel protection at $115pp ($145 single)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $490

A DEPOSIT OF $450PP PLUS OPTIONAL TRAVEL PROTECTION*, BY CHECK ONLY, DUE UPON BOOKING. FINAL PAYMENT: CHECK (PREFERRED) OR VISA/MC ONLY, DUE BY JULY 1ST, 2018.

* Please call us for details on this!

 Click here for our day-by-day planned itinerary...

Customs and Immigration details here!

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NOTE: THIS TOUR IS 100% NONREFUNDABLE FROM DEPOSIT ON.

Getaway includes:

- 4 nights, Jurys Inn Galway, downtown, directly on the River Corrib!     

- 1 night, Radisson Blu, Athlone, on the River Shannon

- Three full dinners and all breakfasts, *including morning of arrival
- All hotel taxes and service and service on included meals
- Extensive deluxe daily coach sightseeing program
- Luggage handling at the hotels - 1 bag per traveler
- Admission to all included attractions           
- *Pre-departure document party                             
-  RT air from Hartford (BDL) on Aer Lingus 757 nonstops to Dublin
- *Photo DVD of your trip...and more!

*D&D Travel exclusives!

            

 

Aer Lingus tentative flight schedule:

Depart Hartford Nov. 5 at 610pm, arrive nonstop to Dublin at 525am

Depart Dublin Nov. 11 at 215pm, arrive nonstop to Hartford at 440pm

*Service is via Boeing 757s with 3/3 seating*

Click here for an Aer Lingus 757 Seat Map!

A note about Frequent Flyer points: Group contract airfares generally do not allow for the accumulation of FF points. Sorry about that!

Aer Lingus has not yet opted to participate in the TSA Pre-check program unfortunately. All passengers will need to go through the "normal" security lines at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, as well as in Dublin.

Group Seating: Seats are normally assigned only at check-in, however we will endeavor to request early assignment of the group, together, as much as possible. Thanks for your understanding!

 

Visits to include (subject to availability, changes in opening schedules, weather concerns, timing, etc. at discretion of driver/guide):

(Click on each link below for more information!)

- Kylemore Abbey, Clifden, Slyne Head and the Connemara Region

- Galway Crystal store (morning of arrival)
- Poulnabrone Megalithic Tomb (Dolmen)
- The Cliffs of Moher
- Aillwee Cave
- Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
- Athlone Castle
- The Burren National Park & the Burren Perfumery
- Photo stops at Pearse's Cottage, Athenry Castle, lovely waterfalls in the countryside...and more!

Notes: Late afternoon and evenings will be free to wander Quay and High Streets (pedestrians only) downtown, just a few steps from Jurys Inn...You might also like to visit the Spanish Arch (built in 1584) as well as other local sights, churches, etc. The arch is about 600 feet from the hotel, on the banks of the River Corrib...

 

Not included: Lunches, gratuity to driver/guide, 2 dinners on your own, items of a personal nature, transportation to Bradley International Airport (Discount parking will be available at BDL) - that's it!

Motor coach note: There is NO restroom on-board the coach! Rest stops will be made on a minimal basis but please take note of this prior to sightseeing!

HOTEL NOTE: Jury's Inn is just a few steps from the pedestrian Quay Street in downtown Galway and sits along the River Corrib, where it spills out into Galway Bay - the perfect spot! Here is a map link to its location.

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 email us: dennis@ddtvl.com

(860) 243-9458 or (800) 613-0282

The Priory ruins, opposite Athenry Castle! (D. Hubbs)

Seans Bar, Athlone (D. Hubbs)

Downtown Galway, by Jury's Inn, Quay Street (D. Hubbs)

VAT (Sales Tax) and tax refunds

Visitors may be able to claim some VAT back on purchases made in Ireland  Visitors to Ireland from non-EU countries can claim back sales taxes on purchases made in Ireland; shopping in Ireland is subject to VAT (sales tax) of 23%.  Always look for the "Tax-Free Shopping" sign in the windows of participating stores.  To avail of your tax refund, you must complete a valid tax refund document, which you can get from these stores.  Present this document to the tax-back desk on departure from Ireland and you can receive your refund on the spot at some airports; otherwise, you can hand-in or mail your tax refund document and a refund will be issued. 

ALSO:

Select shopkeepers will offer you Horizon Tax-Free shopping - a new paperless method of getting tax refunds brought to you by FEXCO Tax-Free Shopping.  With each purchase, the card is swiped and tax-free eligible items are logged.  At the end of your trip, swipe the card in the FEXCO Tax-Free Shopping kiosk at Dublin Airport (WE will guide you!) Then, swipe any valid credit card and a refund will be issued as a credit to that card. Keep in mind that FEXCO does keep a percentage as a service fee! To apply for the Free FEXCO card by mail, click here! It will be mailed to you pretty quickly. The card is valid for only one trip. When you receive it, simply register it on-line along with your passport number and you'll be good to go! NOTE: If asked during the registration process, enter that you are currently traveling in Ireland...

 

NOTE This tour is 100% nonrefundable, from deposit on - NO exceptions!

 

             

       

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