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Ireland – Private Adventure

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This trip includes:
8 Days
12 Meals
20 Sites

Roam the hills and dales of the emerald green countryside on this Private Adventure where you and your personally-picked group will explore ancient castles, admire Dublin’s modern skyline, become immersed in traditional cuisine, local folklore and, of course, the luck of the Irish!

Trip Price Starting From
$5,899 USD

Trip Price Starting From
$5,899 USD

Call us at (800) 543-0865^ or contact your Travel Agent to learn more.
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      As we welcome you back to exploring the world with us, promoting health and safety is a top priority.  We are resuming trips with multiple layers of health and safety measures developed in consideration of guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and international health authorities, the U.S. Travel Association and the Walt Disney Company's team of health experts.  Learn more about Guest Health and Safety Protocols here.

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      If you are a United States citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Ireland and return to the United States. Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay and have 1 to 2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Visit the U.S. Department of State for more details.

      You do not need a visa to travel to Ireland.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a United States citizen, please check with the Irish Embassy for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can apply for a passport or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Learn more information or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

      PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR TELEPHONE CALLS made to access CIBT specialists.

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      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      Clothing

      • T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
      • Collared shirts
      • Jeans or long pants
      • Casual dress or skirt (optional)
      • Shorts
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Hat, visor or sun hat
      • Swimsuit
      • Sturdy-soled, closed-toe walking shoes
      • Sport-style sandals
      • Sweater or jacket
      • Smart casual outfits (Nights 5 & 7)
      • Optional semi-formal attire (Night 7)

      Miscellaneous
      • Passport
      • Medication
      • Camera/video camera
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Small travel umbrella
      • Electrical adapters and chargers
      • Insect repellant
      • Cell phone charger

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      Upon arrival at Dublin Airport (DUB), you may pass through Immigration and Passport Control. This is dependent on your departure city and where your flight connections were. Follow airport signage to Baggage Claim. Retrieve your luggage and exit the Baggage Claim area by passing through Customs and then into the main terminal. As soon as you arrive in the Arrivals Hall of the terminal, look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist you with your luggage and will escort you to your pre-arranged ground transportation to your hotel. At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be escorted to Shannon Airport (SNN) for your return flight home.

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 DUB No later than 3:30 PM
      Departure 8 SNN Flight can depart anytime

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      The unit of currency in Ireland is the Euro (EUR). U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops, or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or single-use debit cards.

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      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Private Adventure Guide are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$9 - $11 USD

      Example:

      • For an 8-day adventure, the Private Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $72 – $88 USD.
      • A family of 4 for an 8-day adventure: $288 – $352 USD per Private Adventure Guide.

      Gratuities for your Private Adventure Guide may be paid in U.S dollars, local currency or via PayPal. Please check with your Private Adventure Guide for their preferred method of payment.

      All Other Gratuities
      Guests are responsible for taking care of all gratuities throughout their Private Adventure, including those for bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

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      When spending time on your own in Ireland, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. If this is the case, a convenient travel option is to request taxi service through the hotel. Dublin is best explored on foot.

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      Although the national language of Ireland is Irish, English is the primary language throughout Ireland.

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    We've been working to develop health and safety measures after considering guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local and international health authorities. Learn more.

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires anyone 2 years of age and over entering or reentering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 calendar days before boarding their flight​, or proof of recovery from the virus within the previous 90 days.

    Prior to the trip, Adventures by Disney will provide Guests with information on how to obtain the required testing. Details will be unique to the specific point of departure for reentry.

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    Please check the Centers for Disease Control website for requirements on vaccinations for travel to this destination.

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    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

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    No. A dedicated local, Disney-trained Private Adventure Guide will be assigned to you for the entirety of your trip or a team of local Private Adventure Guides will be assigned to you, with one guide per destination city.

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    No. You’ll have the pleasure of meeting up with a new Private Adventure Guide in each destination city.

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    No. Please be aware that, although you’ll be led by a Private Adventure Guide or local expert, the sites that you’ll be visiting are open to other travelers.

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    ARRIVAL: We will pick you up at Dublin Airport (DUB). Your flight should arrive no later than 3:30 PM.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, we will transfer you back to Shannon Airport (SNN) for your return flight home. Your flight can depart anytime.

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    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival and departure airports and hotels. For the Ireland trip, transfers are included from Dublin Airport (DUB) to The Westin Dublin on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from the Dromoland Castle to Shannon Airport (SNN).

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    Yes, there are several options to extend your Adventures by Disney Ireland itinerary.

    You may stay in Ireland before or after the itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer.

    You may also book a 3-day Adventures by Disney London Escape with certain departure dates for the Ireland itinerary.

    Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 for further information on all vacation extension options.

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    On this adventure your group will travel by private vehicle between destinations. The actual size and type of vehicle depends on the number of Guests in your traveling party.

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    No. Please provide your own safety seat that is appropriate for your child’s age and weight.

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    No. Private Adventure Guides do not provide childcare services. Please check with each hotel during your adventure for childcare information.

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    While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, most days will include 2 or more hours of walking. About half of the walking is in cities and often on uneven cobblestone streets, while other walks include a combination of navigating along country dirt trails, through villages and across castle ruins. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.

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    There is no minimum age requirement for the Ireland Private Adventure. We recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel. This recommendation is based on several factors such as extended hours of daily activity programming and the amount of physical activity (e.g., walking, boating) involved. However, since each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

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    Typically, breakfast is served each morning in buffet style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to allow you and your family time to enjoy meals by yourselves, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. These meals have been planned in locations where you have many dining options available. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Private Adventure Guide will be happy to assist you.

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    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

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    No. While you will be seated with your private party, other patrons will be dining at the restaurant.

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    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

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    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss your needs.

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    Please note: In accordance with our response to the COVID-19 virus, Adventures by Disney has updated our cancellation policy.

    We will make every reasonable effort to operate vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cance a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement (i) we will attempt to rebook you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline rebooking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

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    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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