St. Patrick’s Day
Ireland Hopper
March 2017

2017: St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland! Join this Ireland Hopper- perfect for the independent traveler who doesn’t want to join a large tour group with a rigid itinerary, but also doesn’t want to drive themselves. This tour provides you with one-way transportation between towns, accommodations, a flexible itinerary, St. Paddy’s day celebrations and optional day tours & attractions.
*Space is very limited*

 

Hopper Itinerary:

Sunday, March 12th – Day 1: Tour begins in Dublin

Monday, March 13th – Day 2: Transfer from Dublin to Galway

Tuesday, March 14th – Day 3: Galway

Wednesday, March 15th – Day 4: Transfer from Galway to Killarney

Thursday, March 16th – Day 5: Killarney

Friday, March 17th – Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Killarney!

Saturday, March 18th – Day 7: Transfer from Killarney to Co. Clare (standard) OR Dublin (via train)

Sunday, March 19th – Day 8: Tour ends in Co. Clare (standard) OR Dublin

Extend your tour with a 2-night Northern Coast Pre-Tour, 3-night Southern Castles Post-Tour… or BOTH!


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Tour Details

Ireland St Patricks Day TourINCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights in Premiere city-center hotels
    • Pre/Post nights available
    • Superior & Luxury Hotel upgrades available
  • Airport transfers to/from airport and city-center locations (private upgrades available)
  • Transportation between all towns that are guaranteed door-to-door transfers with a driver** (standard itinerary)
  • St. Patrick’s Hopper Meet & Greet: Dublin pub crawl w/host & your first drink on us*
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Farewell Dinner & Entertainment with Traditional Irish Music & Dance
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style:
    • St. Patrick’s Day Swag Bag
    • St. Patrick’s Day drink voucher to kick off your celebrations – Slainte!
    • Balcony access to view the Killarney St. Patrick’s Day Parade*
    • Killarney St. Patrick’s Day Festival* including kidzone, storytelling bus/train, Irish music and dancing performances & more!
  • Your choice of tours & attractions:
    • Dublin – Guinness Storehouse tour -OR- Old Jameson Distillery tour (Included)
    • Cliffs of Moher tour on your door-to-door transfer from Galway to Killarney (Admission Included)
    • Killarney – Ring of Kerry day tour -OR- Dingle Peninsula day tour (Included)
    • Complete offerings of additional tours and attractions in each town to spend your trip how you choose! (Optional, for purchase)
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Tenon Tours Traveler Hotline available 24/7
  • E-Documents
  • 50% off Mi-Fi personal Wi-Fi hotspot rental rebate.

 

PRICING:

St. Patrick’s Ireland Hopper: 7-Night Itinerary (Sun-Sun)
Double Room: $1,699
Single Room: $2,189

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Flight not included. Tour requires an arrival into Dublin International Airport (DUB) and departure from Shannon International Airport (SNN) (standard itinerary) or Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airport transfers are included.
*-Meet & Greet Pub Crawl included with weeks of 6 or more combined travelers.
-Balcony access available exclusively to guests of Killarney hotel.
-Killarney St. Patrick’s festival activities and timeline to be determined and announced early 2017.
**Guaranteed door-to-door transfers available with weeks of 4 or more combined travelers. Alternate transfer options or pricing will be available with 3 or less travelers, or custom hopper tours.

St. Patrick's day Tour to IrelandEXTENDED ITINERARY:

Friday, 3/10 – Northern Coast Pre-Day 1: Tour begins in Belfast
Saturday, 3/11 – Northern Coast Pre-Day 2: Belfast
Sunday, 3/12 – Northern Coast Pre-Day 3/Hopper Day 1: Transfer from Belfast to Dublin (Standard St. Patrick’s Hopper Begins)

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS:

  • Belfast Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour
  • Titanic Museum
  • North Antrim Day Tour including Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-rede Bridge, Bushmills Distillery & more

 

PRICING:

Pre-Tour + St. Patrick’s Ireland Hopper: 9-Night Itinerary (Fri-Sun)
Double Room: $2,049
Single Room: $2,679

 

 

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Flight not included. Tour requires an arrival into Belfast International Airport (BFS) or arrangements can be made from Dublin International Airport (DUB). Departure required from Shannon International Airport (SNN) (standard itinerary) or Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airport transfers are included.

Ireland tour for St. Patrick's DayEXTENDED ITINERARY:

Saturday, 3/18 – Southern Castles Post-Day 1/Hopper Day 7: Transfer from Killarney to Cork
(Standard St. Patrick’s Hopper transfers to Co. Clare or Dublin for departure)
Sunday, 3/19 – Southern Castles Post-Day 2: Cork
Monday, 3/20 – Southern Castles Post-Day 3: Transfer from Cork to Kilkenny
Tuesday, 3/21 – Southern Castles Post-Day 4: Transfer from Kilkenny to Dublin
Wednesday, 3/22 – Southern Castles Post-Day 5: Tour ends in Dublin

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS/OPTIONS:

  • Kilkenny – Black & Gold City Train -OR- Smithwick’s Experience
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Cork – Blarney Castle (Optional, for purchase)

 

Pricing:

St. Patrick’s Hopper + Post-Tour: 10-Night Itinerary (Sun-Weds)
Double Room: $2,099
Single Room: $2,799

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Flight not included. Tour requires round-trip flight to/from Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airport transfers are included.

 

Room Type:
St. Patrick’s Hopper
Northern Coast
Pre-Tour
Southern Castles
Post-Tour
Ultimate
St. Patrick’s Hopper
Double/Twin $1,699 $2,049 $2,099 $2,449
Triple $1,679 $2,029 $2,079 $2,429
Single $2,189 $2,679 $2,799 $3,289

 

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For whom are tours recommended?

We recommend our tours for active independent travelers who want an alternative to driving themselves or a fully-planned tour with no freedom or flexibility. This tour is not recommended for those who require a full time guide, private transportation service at all times, luggage handling or have mobility issues requiring wheelchairs, have trouble walking or limiting medical conditions.

What time of day will we depart each city?

Departure times to each city can differ, but are usually between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. All departure times will be listed on the travel documents issued prior to departure from the U.S. so that you can plan out activities accordingly.

What type of transportation will we use while traveling on a Hopper?

Hopper tours, depending on your country and itinerary, utilize a combination of transfer types including door-to-door transfers with a driver, trains and/or scheduled bus.

For scheduled Hopper tours with guaranteed door-to-door transfers between towns, vehicle types will vary depending on group size. While we don’t retain a single vehicle for the duration of your trip, we do work with several local transportation and tour suppliers to ensure comfortable, hassle-free transfers and sightseeing excursions. The type of transfer may vary and is subject to change based on the total number of travelers traveling to/from the same destination on any particular date.

Airport transfers to/from the airport are provided via scheduled service shuttle buses to the city-center. Upgrades are available for door-to-door transfers with a driver.

If customizing your own Hopper we can help you set up various types of transportation between towns including a private driver, train and/or scheduled coach bus transfer. When utilizing scheduled transportation the proximity from pick-up and drop-off points to your assigned hotel may require up to a few block walk or hiring a taxi at your own expense. Maps of locations will be provided. Upgraded pricing available for all private transfers, please contact your travel specialist.

What are the hotel bedding options?

It is important to note that European hotel rooms generally tend to be smaller than North American hotel rooms.

For your hotel room you can choose to have:

Double– One bed for two people (usually Queen size, sometimes Double/Full.  King only by request and not always guaranteed).

Twin– Two separate beds (can be two Single beds, two Double/Full, one Single & one Double/Full, etc…)

Triple– Two beds to sleep three people.  Rarely will there be three separate beds.  (Normally you will find a Double/Full bed and one twin bed for a total of 2 beds.  Sometimes you may find two Double/Full or three Single beds, but it is rare.) Please note there is no reduction in cost for a third person sharing a room with two others. For comfort, we suggest that three adults take two separate rooms.

Twin and Triple Room configurations will be assigned based on hotel availability at the time of check-in.

Note: No more than three people can share a hotel room on escorted tours.

What hotels do you use in the city-centers in Ireland?

Dublin Premiere City-Center Hotels: Jury's Inns, Hilton Garden Inn, Academy Plaza, Mont Clare, Cassidy's or similar.
Galway Premiere City-Center Hotels: Western Hotel, Jurys Inn, Victoria Hotel, Salthill Hotel, or similar.
Killarney Premiere City-Center Hotels: International Hotel, Killarney Towers, Eviston House, Randles Court, or similar.
Cork Premiere City-Center Hotels: Jurys Inn, Gresham Metropole, Clarion Hotel, Ambassador or similar.
Belfast Premiere City-Center Hotels: Jurys Inn, Park Inn, Clayton Malone Lodge or similar.
Co. Clare Premiere City-Center Hotels: Bunratty Manor, Temple Gate Hotel, Old Ground, Inn at Dromoland or similar.
Kilkenny Premiere City-Center Hotels: Kilkenny River Court, Pembroke Hotel, Hibernian Hotel, or similar.
Belfast Premiere City-Center Hotels: Jurys Inn, Park Inn, Clayton Malone Lodge or similar.