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					Ireland
2009-2010




            Unique Escorted and Customized
                Chauffeur-Driven Tours
                C é a d M i l l e Fa i lt e ,
                One hundred thousand welcomes,



                Hammond Tours invites you to visit some of the most charming boutique hotels, stately
                manor homes, and luxurious castles in all of Europe. We consider it an honor that you trust
                us to plan and customize your dream vacation to your individual tastes and interests.

                From the time that you touch ground in Ireland, we will gladly recommend restaurants for
                fabulous dinners, pubs for some lively Irish music and a bit of craic, and accommodations
                that suit your desires. Tell us about your dream vacation and let us make your dream come
                true! Let your imagination be your guide and let Hammond Tours take it from there!
                Our family looks forward to welcoming your family to Ireland.




                John Hammond
                                                       INDEX
                Michele Hammond
                                                       Map of Ireland ..................................................................Page 2

                                                       Our Signature Tour

                                                              Breath Of Elegance ...................................................Page 4



                                                       Distinguished Chauffeur-Driven Tours

                                                              The Classically Ireland Tour .....................................Page 10

                                                              North Meets South Ireland Tour ...............................Page 13

                                                              Hideaways & Backroads of Ireland Tour....................Page 16



                                                       Terms & Conditions.....................................................Back Cover


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                                                                                                        North
                                                                                                         Channel
                                                                     Derry
            Airport
                                                       DONEGAL
                                                                         •        DERRY               Larne
            Seaport                                                                               ANTRIM
                                              Donegal                                                 Belfast
                                                      •                  TYRONE

                                                                                   Armagh
                                                              FERMANAGH               •               DOWN
                                              •
                                             Sligo
                                                                                     ARMAGH

                                        SLIGO                              MONAGHAN

                       MAYO                               LEITRIM
                                                                        CAVAN                               Irish Sea
               Westport                                                                   LOUTH
                   •          Knock          ROSCOMMON                                      Drogheda
                                                          LONGFORD                                •
                                                                    Mullingar        MEATH
                                                                         •
                                                                WESTMEATH
                                                          •                                  Dublin
                        Galway
                              •          GALWAY
                                                     Athlone
                                                              OFFALY
                                                                                                   ••
                                                                                            Dun Laoghaire
           Aran Islands                                                           KILDARE
                                                                                                   Wicklow
Atlantic                                                               LAOIS
                                                                                          WICKLOW
                                                                                                        •
 Ocean                   CLARE

                                  Shannon                                        CARLOW
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                                        •Limerick                      Kilkenny
                                                                             •
                              LIMERICK                                  KILKENNY
                                                                                       WEXFORD          St. George’s
                                                      TIPPERARY
                                                                                      Wexford             Channel
            Tralee                                                       Waterford           •
               •                                                                 •                •
                                                                                             Rosslare
              Killarney               CORK                WATERFORD
                   •      Blarney
           KERRY
                                      • Cork                            Celtic Sea
               Bantry
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Our Signature Tour
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Breath of Elegance
Our “Breath of Elegance” tour combines luxurious properties in magnificent settings, customized sightseeing and the
secret ingredient—the Irish people being themselves! Each property is selected for its amenities and ambiance.
Sightseeing tours are designed to give you the quaint and the extraordinary. At the end of this tour, you will be inspired
to return to see all of the other wonders the Emerald Isle has to offer!

                                                                                                           This tour can be taken as a
                                                                                                                7 or 13 day tour!


DAY 1   USA–Ireland. Depart from USA for overnight flight to Ireland.                DAY 4   Dingle. After breakfast we depart Killarney for the Dingle Peninsula.
                                                                                             The journey begins with some of the most magnificent scenery in all of
DAY 2   Shannon-Adare. This is the first day of “The Shamrock” portion of our                Ireland. The little town of Dingle is straight out of a story book. The
        tour. Like the three leaves of a Shamrock, this portion of the tour offers           fishing boats in the harbor and tiny brightly painted pubs reflect a place
        you the three most important elements of the “Breath of Elegance”                    where time has continued to stand still. The population of 1,500 people
        tour of Ireland—style, service and stunning scenery. Upon arrival at                 and only 52 pubs are ready to welcome you this afternoon. Worth the
        Shannon Airport, you will be welcomed by our professional staff and                  wait is the native seafood chowder served up at lunch time with freshly
        introduced to your Irish driver/guide. We make our way via Private                   baked brown bread. We continue on to Slea Head. Along the way, we
        Transfer to the town of Adare, which has been voted “The Prettiest                   will see bee hive style huts, originally inhabited by 12th century monks,
        Town in Ireland” primarily because of its authentic thatched roof                    which overlook the rugged Blasket Islands. The awe inspiring beauty of
        cottages, which are still in use today. We then arrive at Adare Manor,               this particular area is unmatched. There is no other landscape in
        a five-star property, dating back to 1464. It stands at the northern end             western Europe with the density and variety of archaeological
        of Adare town and boasts deluxe amenities with authentic charm. This                 monuments as found on the Dingle Peninsula. Overnight in Killarney
        evening we have an opportunity to experience the five-star dining at                 at the Killarney Park Hotel.
        this one of the Leading Hotels of the World. Retire to your luxuriously
        appointed room for overnight. Welcome dinner and overnight at                DAY 5   Killarney-Blarney-Cork. Breakfast is followed by a leisurely
        Adare Manor.                                                                         departure from Killarney where many new friends have been made.
                                                                                             Our journey takes us east over the Kerry and Cork Mountains to
DAY 3   Adare–Killarney. We enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast this morning                 Macroom where we pause for a short visit. This is the main market
        before we board our luxury vehicle to travel south to Killarney, in County           town for the Gaelic speaking region to the west. Macroom Castle dates
        Kerry. This town is a lively hub of activity with many restaurants and               from the 13th century and was the seat of the McCarthys of Muskerry.
        singing pubs. Upon arrival we enjoy a tour through Killarney National                Oliver Cromwell granted it to Admiral Sir William Penn whose
        Park & Muckross House Estates. Muckross House is a magnificent                       namesake son spent much of his childhood here and later founded the
        Victorian mansion and one of Ireland's leading stately homes. A walk                 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our next stop, the picturesque town
        through the period-furnished rooms reveals the lifestyle of the landed               of Blarney, is the home of Blarney Castle and the Blarney stone, which
        gentry, while in other portions of the home, one can experience the                  legend has it bequeaths the “gift of eloquence” to all who kiss it. Time
        working conditions of the servants employed on the estate. The                       to shop at the historical woolen mills or stop in Christy’s Pub for a Pint!
        gardens are enhanced by the natural setting of the mountains and                     We depart Blarney and travel to Cork City. Driving into Cork City, we are
        lakes of Killarney. Rolling grasslands lead to an expanse of mature                  treated to a panoramic tour before reaching our final destination, the
        rhododendrons, punctuated by boles of Scots pine. After our visit we                 five-star Hayfield Manor. A sanctuary in the city, the Hayfield Manor is
        are dropped off at our hotel, the Killarney Park Hotel. This deluxe five-            set among two acres of park-like grounds. It offers a unique look at a
        star property is situated in the heart of Killarney. Overnight at the                bygone era with its cozy well-appointed ambiance. Perhaps you will
        Killarney Park Hotel.                                                                choose to explore town this evening before dinner. Otherwise, enjoy all



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        of the amenities that the Manor has to offer or sit in front of a turf fire             travel through Dundalk and on to Belfast. This Victorian city was built
        and enjoy a cocktail. Overnight at the Hayfield Manor.                                  around its linen and shipbuilding industry. We enjoy a panoramic tour,
                                                                                                with a stop at the Renaissance Revival City Hall, and on to our home
DAY 6   Cork-Cashel-Kildare-Dublin. We depart Cork after breakfast                              for the next two nights, the magnificent Hastings’s Culloden Hotel.
        traveling northeast. We stop for a photo opportunity in County Tipperary                Situated on twelve secluded garden acres overlooking Belfast Lough
        at the historic Rock of Cashel. The Rock of Cashel is a stone fort poised               and the spectacular Antrim Coast. This five-star 19th century “Scottish
        200 feet above the town. Built in the 5th century, it is said to be the                 Baronial Estate” which offers all modern amenities, including an indoor
        site where St. Patrick illustrated the sacred trinity to the Kings of                   pool, leisure center and beauty salon. Overnight at The Culloden Hotel.
        Munster using the modest shamrock. It is on through Kildare, home of
        the famous Irish National Stud, where horse breeding and racing is an          DAY 9    Belfast-Glens of Antrim-Giant’s Causeway-Bushmills-Belfast.
        art. Our final stop today is Dublin. Upon arrival into Dublin we enjoy a                Today we experience one of Ireland’s magnificent scenic routes. The
        panoramic tour of this 1,000-year-old city. We then check into the five-                Coast Road takes us through the Nine Glens of Antrim, which offers
        star Westbury Hotel, another of the Leading Hotels of the World,                        wonderful views of mountains, valleys and the coastline. Our first stop
        located in the very heart of Dublin City. Known for its gracious                        is the oldest licensed distillery in the world, Bushmills, where we savor
        sophistication and style, the Westbury has long been at the hub of                      a sample of this renowned amber liquid. We then travel the coast to
        Dublin city life, with its rich and relaxed elegance. Step out the door and             visit the Giant’s Causeway. This impressive area of hexagonal columns
        you are on pedistrianized Grafton Street with its many shops and                        was formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava. Legend also has
        restaurants. Overnight Dublin at the Westbury Hotel.                                    it that the Giant’s Causeway was built by the ancient giant, Fionn Mac
                                                                                                Cumhail. We then return to Belfast via Ballymena. Overnight at The
DAY 7   Dublin. This is the first day of “The Claddagh” portion of our tour. The                Culloden Hotel.
        Claddagh, representing friendship, loyalty and love, is symbolic of the
        way that you will feel after completing this portion of the tour where you     DAY 10   Belfast-Armagh-Enniskillen-Rossnowlagh. After a hearty Irish
        will have an opportunity to create friendships to last a lifetime and will              breakfast we depart for Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. It
        forge an eternal loyalty to and love of this country—beautiful Ireland. If              Is here that St. Patrick founded a church and the town has remained a
        this is your fist day of touring Ireland, after clearing customs new                    religious center. We continue our journey west through Enniskillen, the
        passengers will meet the driver/guide and enjoy a tour of Dublin en                     capital of County Fermanagh, where the town center sits on an island
        route to the elegant Westbury Hotel. Thereafter, all travelers are invited              between the upper and lower Lough Erne. Next, on to the famous
        to explore your favorite parts of this 1,000 year old city on your own. Our             Belleek Pottery, which has been in existence since 1857. Belleek
        driver/guide will provide you with a nice selection of historical and                   produces Irish Fine Parian china, sold worldwide for generations. An
        cultural attractions to see during your visit. Your options include but are             Irish tradition is to give a newlywed couple a piece of this china so they
        not limited to: St. Patrick’s’ Cathedral (where Jonathan Swift was once                 will be blessed with lasting happiness. We continue on to Rossnowlagh
        Dean), Trinity College (where the famed Book of Kells is housed), the                   and the Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa. Set on Donegal Bay, this
        Stags Head Pub (a veritable “shrine to the art of drink”) or even the                   property boasts award winning cuisine and a full service spa. Have a
        Temple Bar district (Dublin’s cultural quarter brimming with arts, culture,             drink on the veranda with breathtaking views of Rossnowlagh beach
        restaurants and entertainment). Many of Dublin’s premier night spots                    and St. John’s Point. Overnight at Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa.
        can be found right outside the door of your hotel, which is the most
        centrally located property in all of Dublin. Optional dinner and traditional   DAY 11   Rossnowlagh-Sligo-Cong. After breakfast today we visit Drumcliffe,

        Irish entertainment this evening at the famed “Taylor’s Three Rock.”                    the burial site of William Butler Yeats. Our journey continues through

        Here we enjoy the songs, dances and humor for which the Irish are                       the northern end of Lough Corrib to the tiny town of Cong, where much

        famous. Otherwise, dinner is on your own. Suggestions will be provided                  of the John Houston classic The Quiet Man was filmed. We arrive at

        by your driver/guide. Overnight Dublin at the Westbury Hotel.                           Ashford Castle, a five-star hotel and one of the Leading Hotels of the
                                                                                                World. This 13th-century fairy-tale castle overlooks a picturesque lake
DAY 8   Dublin-Monasterboice-Belfast. After               a   hearty    breakfast,              and is considered to be one of the most luxurious castle hotels in all of
        passengers who are returning home will be transferred to Dublin                         Ireland. Once on the grounds of the estate, you will feel transported
        Airport. Our group will then continue on “The Claddagh” portion of the                  back in time. Ashford was once home to the world-famous Guinness
        tour and travel north via Drogheda to Monasterboice. This former                        family, renowned for their brewing expertise. Perhaps you will choose
        monastic settlement dates back to 923AD and is the home of the                          to walk among the 3 million species of shrubs, trees and flowers that
        largest collection of carved stone high crosses in all of Europe. We then               the spectacular gardens have to offer. Ashford Castle also offers an



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     YOUR BREATH OF ELEGANCE
     LUXURY TOUR INCLUDES


1.   Sightseeing via deluxe new Mercedes Benz Executive
     Vehicles throughout your tour.
2.   Services of professional Irish driver/guide.
3.   Concierge services at your hotels throughout.
4.   Five-star service from Hammond Tours’
     travel professionals.
5.   Deluxe room accommodations in luxury castles, country
     homes, hotels and manors for 6 or 11 nights as chosen
     throughout. Take either “The Shamrock,” “The Claddagh”
     or both portions of the tour to experience the complete
     “Breath of Elegance” tour.
     “The Shamrock,” Days 1–7:
     Adare Manor (1 night), The Killarney Park Hotel (2 nights),
     Hayfield Manor (1 night), The Westbury Hotel Dublin
     (2 nights).
     “The Claddagh,” Days 7–13:
     The Westbury Hotel Dublin (1 night), The Culloden
     Hotel Belfast (2 nights), The Sandhouse Hotel (1 night),
     Ashford Castle Cong (1 night), Adare Manor (1 night).
     Complete “Breath of Elegance” Tour, Days 2–13:
     Adore Manor (1 night), The Killarney Park Hotel (2 nights),
     Hayfield Manor (1 night), The Westbury Hotel Dublin
     (2 nights), The Culloden Hotel Belfast (2 nights),
     The Sandhouse Hotel (1 night), Ashford Castle Cong
     (1 night), Dromoland Castle (1 night).
6.   Full Irish breakfast daily.
7.   Dinners at Adare Manor, Ashford Castle &
     Dromoland Castle.
8.   All sightseeing admissions as per itinerary.                        “The Shamrock” is a 6-night tour originating in Shannon
9.   Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary.                        and ending in Dublin.

10. Porterage of 2 suitcases per person                                  “The Claddagh” is a 6-night tour originating in Dublin
    (plus 1 carry-on bag).                                               and ending in Shannon.
11. Options for pre-booked activities, such as golf and                  Both tours combined constitute the “Breath of Elegance”
    spa services.                                                        tour, which is 11 nights in duration beginning and ending
12. Hotel gratuities and taxes throughout (except gratuities             in Shannon.
    to your personal driver/guide).                                      The average tour size is 12 people. The prices are based
13. Deluxe portfolio of travel documents professionally                  on a minimum of four passengers (less than four will be
    executed by Hammond Tours.                                           priced accordingly). When inquiring, please refer to each
14. Expert travel arrangements provided from your city of                tour segment by name for the specific tour date that you
    origin to commencement of tour in Ireland. (Additional               are interested in joining. All tours commencing in
    cost for airfare.)                                                   Shannon will convene at 9 a.m. In order to participate in
15. Expert advice on and arrangements to other European                  the tour, exactly as scheduled, please be prepared to
    cities or other areas in Ireland available before and after          arrive at that time. Ask about pre- and post-tour hotel
    your “Breath of Elegance” tour.                                      rates. Take note of the incentive rates when booking the
                                                                         complete “Breath of Elegance” tour!
     Hammond Tours is pleased to customize this itinerary or the
     properties for private parties traveling on dates of your choice.


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         equestrian center, a spa and a 9-hole golf course. Tonight we enjoy a               late 900s, when it was used as a trading post. The castle today is one
         gourmet dinner in the George V dining room. Sleep like a king or queen              of the most photographed landmarks in Ireland. Adjacent to the castle
         this evening. Dinner and overnight at Ashford Castle.                               is Durty Nellie’s pub, which dates back to 1620. This pub is worth an
                                                                                             inside visit, with its low-hanging ceilings and cozy nooks. A great spot
DAY 12   Cong-Connemara-Galway-Newmarket-On-Fergus. After enjoying                           to enjoy a “jar” and dream of times gone by. We then continue on to
         a gourmet breakfast, we depart from Ashford Castle and begin our                    our final destination, Dromoland Castle. Built in the 16th century,
         journey on the northern edge of Lough Corrib and on to the Connemara                Dromoland Castle is the ancestral seat of the O’Briens who are one of
         region, one of the most scenic and unspoiled areas in the country.                  the few native Gaelic families of royal blood. Time today to enjoy this
         Words cannot begin to express the unique splendor of the west coast                 five-star Deluxe property and its entire splendor. This evening, we
         of Ireland, where Gaelic is still spoken. We travel through Spiddal to              partake in a marvelous “Farewell Dinner” with our new friends and
         Galway town, where our driver/guide takes us on a city tour. In the                 toast a magnificent time had by all! Overnight will be in one of the 75
         middle ages, Galway was a principal port of trade for Spain and France.             deluxe guest rooms. Dinner and overnight at Dromoland Castle.
         Galway continues to be a thriving town noted for its cultural scene and
         its traditional Irish music sessions. Wander the winding pedestrian        DAY 13   Dromoland-Shannon. After a delicious breakfast, we are transferred
         walkways and browse in the shops, which are the home of the famous                  to nearby Shannon Airport. On the off-chance that you missed
         Claddagh ring. Continuing south, we pass through Ennis and Gort. We                 shopping opportunities, Shannon has a large duty-free shop that you
         continue our drive to Bunratty. The 13th-century Bunratty Castle                    can visit once you are checked in for your flight. In the traditional Irish
         overlooks the Shannon River and traces its origins to the Vikings in the            way, we wish you Safe Home!


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2009-2010 TOUR RATES — Tour rates are per person sharing and do not include airfare.

“THE SHAMROCK”

DATES                                                                       RATES                                                TOUR CODE
FEBRUARY 13-20                                                              $2099                                                SL0213
MARCH 20-27                                                                 $2199                                                SL0320
APRIL 17-24                                                                 $2359                                                SM0417
MAY 8-15                                                                    $2649                                                SH0518
JUNE 19-26                                                                  $2649                                                SHO619
JULY 17-24                                                                  $2649                                                SH0717
AUGUST 14-21                                                                $2649                                                SHO814
SEPTEMBER 11-18                                                             $2649                                                SHO911
OCTOBER 16-23                                                               $2649                                                SM1016
NOVEMBER 6-13                                                               $2099                                                SL1106
                                                                                                                                                        Single Supplement: $1099

“THE CLADDAGH”

DATES                                                                       RATES                                                TOUR CODE
FEBRUARY 18-25                                                              $2429                                                CL0218
MARCH 25-APRIL 1                                                            $2429                                                CL0325
APRIL 22-29                                                                 $2698                                                CM0422
MAY 13-20                                                                   $2729                                                CH0513
JUNE 24-JULY 19                                                             $2729                                                CH0624
JULY 22-29                                                                  $3159                                                CH0722
AUGUST 19-26                                                                $3159                                                CH0819
SEPTEMBER 16-23                                                             $3159                                                CH0916
OCTOBER 21-28                                                               $2599                                                CM1021
NOVEMBER 11-18                                                              $2429                                                CL1111
                                                                                                                                                        Single Supplement: $1199

THE “BREATH OF ELEGANCE”

DATES                                                                       RATES                                                TOUR CODE
FEBRUARY 13-25                                                              $4279                                                BE0213
MARCH 20-APRIL 1                                                            $4279                                                BE0320
APRIL 17-29                                                                 $4545                                                BE0417
MAY 8-20                                                                    $5259                                                BE0508
JUNE 19-JULY 1                                                              $5259                                                BE0619
JULY 17-29                                                                  $5259                                                BE0717
AUGUST 14-26                                                                $5259                                                BE0814
SEPTEMBER 11-23                                                             $5259                                                BE0911
OCTOBER 16-28                                                               $4789                                                BE1016
NOVEMBER 6-18                                                               $4279                                                BE1106
                                                                                                                                                        Single Supplement: $1999

Rates are based on a minimum of four passengers. We can customize and price for parties less than four. Hammond Tours is happy to customize itinerary or properties for private parties
traveling on the dates of your choice.

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The Classically Ireland Private Tour
Enjoy a private tour of Ireland, customized to your specifications. Any property type or itinerary can be designed to suit
your budget and desires. The following itineraries are meant to be suggestions but certainly can be booked as is. Our
highly experienced driver/guides are exceptionally accommodating, offering their expertise to guide you through a once-
in-a-lifetime Irish experience! We carefully design all tours to maximize sightseeing and use of the guide. The chauffeur
is at your beck and call!

                                                                                                             From $879 per person**

SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 1   USA–Ireland. Depart USA for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is                   brown bread. We depart Dingle and travel via Tralee, where every
        served shortly after take-off.                                                       August the famous Rose of Tralee Festival is held. Tonight enjoy many
                                                                                             of the local restaurants Killarney has to offer. Overnight Killarney.
DAY 2   Shannon–Galway. Morning arrival at Shannon Airport, where after
        clearing customs we are met by our professional Irish driver/guide.          DAY 5   Killarney–Macroom–(Blarney–Kinsale–Cobh)–Waterford. After a
        Leaving Shannon Airport we travel via Limerick, Ireland’s 3rd largest                leisurely breakfast, we depart Killarney and travel over the Derry
        city. Early morning drive through Ennis to Gort and on to Galway. Check              Nasaggart Mountains to Macroom. Macroom Castle was the boyhood
        into our hotel for a short rest. This afternoon we tour rugged                       home of William Penn during the years that he lived in County Cork. It
        Connemara. We take in the magnificent views of the Connemara                         stands on the western margin of the town of Macroom and its windows
        region, Ireland’s treasure of wild, natural beauty where Gaelic remains              look away into the distance where a rugged land lies at the foot of the
        the only spoken language. We travel via Clifden to Kylemore Abbey,                   mountains. We continue to picturesque Kinsale. The Battle of Kinsale,
        monastic home of the Benedictine Order of Nuns, before returning to                  fought in 1601 between the united Spanish and Irish forces and the
        Galway. After dinner why not enjoy a pint at the pub “AuPouchan,” a                  English army, was a turning point in Irish history. This was the ultimate
        short walk from Eyre Square? It has great traditional Irish music.                   battle in England’s successful effort to conquer Ireland. Kinsale is now
        Overnight Galway.                                                                    noted as the “Gourmet Capital of Ireland” and is especially noted for its
                                                                                             seafood. Be sure to partake of this fine food at the “Blue Haven,” where
DAY 3   Galway–Cliffs of Moher–Killarney. After breakfast we head south                      you can cozy up to a warm peat fire. Stroll through the narrow streets
        through the rugged Burren. We stop at the Cliffs of Moher, which rise                and browse in the shops filled with local artisans’ wares. We leave
        700 feet above and stretch along the Atlantic Coastline for 5 miles.                 Kinsale (or Cobh or Blarney) traveling through Youghal, Dungarven and
        Enjoy the view and perhaps a spot of tea before continuing along the                 on to Waterford. This particular ride is magnificent. Overnight
        coast as we head towards Killimer to take the Tarbert ferry to cross the             Waterford.
        Shannon Estuary. We then continue south through Abbeyfeale and on
        to Killarney. Enjoy a late lunch before checking into your hotel. Check      DAY 6   Waterford–Kilkenny–Dublin. After breakfast we enjoy a tour of the
        out Gaby’s, in the middle of town, for dinner. It has great atmosphere               Waterford Crystal Factory. Morning departure from Waterford takes us
        and amazing seafood. Plenty of local pubs to hear great music this                   through the medieval town of Kilkenny. Time to visit Kilkenny Castle,
        evening. Overnight Killarney.                                                        which in the last few years has been completely restored with original
                                                                                             artifacts. We continue to Dublin, where on arrival we bid farewell to our
DAY 4   The Dingle Peninsula. After breakfast, experience the true beauty of                 Irish driver/guide. By now he surely has become a part of our family!
        Ireland on this full-day tour to the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula.                  Dinner suggestions in Dublin include “The Trocadero” or “McGrattens
        Traveling via Tralee and the Slieve Mish Mountains, we will stop in the              in the Lane.” Overnight Dublin.
        sleepy fishing village of Dingle before heading out to see Slea Head and
        the ominous views of the Blasket Islands. We have been told by many          DAY 7   Dublin. Our last day in Ireland presents itself with a plethora of
        travelers that the awe-inspiring beauty of this particular area has left             activities. We would suggest taking a half-day sightseeing tour of this
        them with a truly spiritual feeling. Suggested lunch stop in Dingle is one           1,000-year-old city. You can purchase you tour from the Dublin Bus
        of the many pubs serving fresh seafood chowder and homemade                          Company, which is located at 69 O’Connell Street. You will be sure to



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            see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where writer Jonathan Swift gave his                                Butler’s chocolates on Grafton Street and admire the traditional Irish
            sermons, and the G.P.O. on O’Connell Street, which was the scene of                              wares at the shops on Nassau Street. Make sure to visit one of Dublin’s
            the 1916 Easter Uprising—the bullet holes still remain in the columns                            oldest pub, “O’Donohue’s,” for a last pint! Overnight Dublin.
            of this building today. Drive through famous Phoenix Park where the
            Pope said Mass in late ’70s and finally, go to Trinity College to view the          DAY 8        Dublin–USA. Make your way to Dublin Airport, allowing time for last-
            8th-century manuscripts, the Book of Kells, still preserved as they were                         minute duty-free shopping before boarding your flight home. Arrive
            when the monks produced them all those centuries ago. Buy some                                   home the same day.



CHAUFFEUR-DRIVEN RATES
THE CLASSICALLY IRELAND PRIVATE TOUR
                                                                                                         January 1–March 31 & November 1–December 15, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $2199              $1499               $1179              $1159              $999                $899               $859
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $2579              $1899               $1569              $1529              $1399               $1299              $1249
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $3099              $2429               $2099              $2079              $1969               $1799              $1759

                                                                                                                                                  April 1–October 31, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $2329              $1649               $1299              $1249              $1129               $1059              $999
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $2879              $2079               $1769              $1699              $1589               $1499              $1459
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $3959              $3159               $2859              $2799              $2679               $2539              $2499


SELF-DRIVE RATES
THE CLASSICALLY IRELAND PRIVATE TOUR
                                                                                           LOW SEASON: January 5–April 30 & October 1–December 19, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $699               $689                $649               $629               $699                $599               $595
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1299              $1249               $1229              $1215              $1199               $1189              $1185
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $1779              $1769               $1765              $1759              $1749               $1745              $1699

                                                                                                MID SEASON: May 1–July 14 & August 16–September 12, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $979               $969                $965               $959               $949                $939               $935
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1469              $1449               $1399              $1389              $1385               $1379              $1359
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $2529              $2519               $2499              $2495              $2489               $2485              $2469


                                                       HIGH SEASON: July 15–August 15 & September 13–30 & December 20, 2009–January 4, 20010-2011
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $1059              $1039               $1019              $999               $989                $979               $929
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1589              $1539               $1499              $1469              $1429               $1399              $1349
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $2699              $2669               $2599              $2569              $2559               $2529              $2499

** Rates are determined by number of passengers sharing chauffeur-driven vehicle, length of tour and properties selected. Vehicle determined by number of passengers traveling together.



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                                                                YOUR CLASSICALLY IRELAND
                                                                PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES


                                                                1.   Chauffeured vehicle with your own private
                                                                     driver/guide for approximately 8 hours/100
                                                                     miles per day from Day 2 until arrival in
                                                                     Dublin on Day 6.
                                                                2.   Accommodations for 6 nights as per itinerary.
                                                                3.   Full Irish breakfast daily.
                                                                4.   Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary.
                                                                5.   Porterage of 1 suitcase per person
                                                                     (plus 1 carry-on bag).
                                                                6.   Hotel gratuities and taxes (except gratuities
                                                                     to your personal driver/guide).




                                                                THE FOLLOWING HOTELS OR
                                                                SIMILAR HOTELS MAY BE USED
                                                                ON THIS ITINERARY:



                                                                Galway
                                                                STANDARD: HOUSE HOTEL
                                                                SUPERIOR: ARDILAUN HOUSE HOTEL
                                                                DELUXE: GLENLO ABBEY

                                                                Killarney
                                                                STANDARD: INTERNATIONAL
                                                                SUPERIOR: MALTON HOUSE
                                                                DELUXE: KILLARNEY PARK

                                                                Waterford
                                                                STANDARD: TOWER HOTEL
                                                                SUPERIOR: FAITHLEGG MANOR
                                                                DELUXE: WATERFORD CASTLE

RATES ARE PER PERSON SHARING 1 VEHICLE AND DOUBLE/TWIN ROOMS.   Dublin
(Rates on page 11)
                                                                STANDARD: TRINITY CAPITAL
                                                                SUPERIOR: BROOKS HOTEL
SINGLE AND TRIPLE ROOM RATES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.            DELUXE: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL


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DAY 1   USA–Ireland. Depart USA for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is                    The word Derry is taken from the Gaelic durragh, which means oak
        served shortly after take-off.                                                        tree. Overnight Derry.

DAY 2   Dublin. Morning arrival in Dublin, where after clearing customs we            DAY 5   Derry–Strabene–Omagh–Sligo. This morning we are treated to a
        make our way to our city-centered hotel. Some time to rest before                     tour of this classic “walled in city,” one of the last examples still in
        exploring this 1000-year-old city. We suggest taking a half-day                       existence in Europe. We then travel south through the border crossing
        sightseeing tour. You can purchase your tour from the Dublin Bus                      of Strabene to Omagh and the Ulster American Folk Park. The park
        Company, which is located at 69 O’Connell Street. You will be sure to                 depicts emigration from Ireland to the United States during the mid
        see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where writer Jonathan Swift gave his                     1800s and the Great Famine. We then proceed towards Sligo, home of
        sermons, and the G.P.O. on O’Connell Street, which was the scene of                   William Butler Yeats, where his remains lay resting at Drumcliff, a small
        the 1916 Easter Uprising—the bullet holes still remain in the columns                 Abbey in Sligo. Overnight Sligo.
        of this building today. Drive through famous Phoenix Park where the
                                                                                      DAY 6   Sligo–Tubbercurry–Galway. After a hearty home-cooked breakfast
        Pope said mass in late ’70s and finally, go to Trinity College to view the
                                                                                              we depart and travel south for a stop at Knock Shrine. On the 21st of
        8th-century manuscripts, the Book of Kells, still preserved as they were
                                                                                              August, 1879, Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist
        when the monks produced them all those centuries ago. Buy some
                                                                                              appeared at the south gable of Knock parish church. This apparition
        Butler’s chocolates on Grafton Street and admire the traditional Irish
                                                                                              was witnessed by 15 people, young and old. From this miraculous
        wares at the shops on Nassau Street. Make sure to visit Dublin’s oldest
                                                                                              occurrence Knock has grown to the status of an internationally
        pub, O’Donohue’s for a pint! Overnight Dublin.
                                                                                              recognized Marian Shrine. We continue into Galway. Galway is a
DAY 3   Dublin–Belfast–Carnlough. This morning after a full Irish breakfast,                  bustling youthful city. The city charter was presented in 1484 by King
        we meet our professional Irish driver/guide in the lobby of our hotel. We             Richard III and, both prior to and since that time, Galway city has been
        travel out of Dublin, heading north through Drogheda and Newcastle                    a thriving centre of commerce and trade for the West of Ireland. There
        into Belfast. Known as the “Gateway to the Boyne Valley,” Drogheda is                 is scientific evidence of human habitation in this area dating back
        associated with an extraordinary number of significant events in the                  almost 10,000 years, where archeological digs discovered cooking
        history of Ireland: the Battle of the Boyne, St. Oliver Plunkett, Poynings            areas in Gentian Hill on the coastal outskirts of the city. Enjoy some
        Law, Cromwell’s Siege, and the surrender of the Irish Chieftains to the               traditional Irish music and some craic at one of the many cozy pubs.
        English king. We continue into Belfast, where we enjoy a city tour. Our               Overnight Galway.
        tour features visits to the Edwardian-style City Hall and adjacent Linen
        Hall Library, as well as Queen’s University, the alma mater of a glittering
        list of luminaries, including Ireland’s prize-winning poet, Seamus
        Heaney. You may choose to have a pint at the famous “Crown Bar.” We
        continue north to Carnlough for overnight. Overnight in Carnlough.

DAY 4   Carnlough–Glens of Antrim–Giant’s Causeway–Derry. After a
        full Irish breakfast we experience one of Ireland’s popular scenic
        routes, traveling north and eventually west along the coast road. See
        the “Nine Glens of Antrim,” which offer wonderful views of mountains,
        valleys and coastline. We travel along the north coast via Coleraine to
        visit the Giant’s Causeway. This impressive area of hexagonal columns
        was formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava. En route to
        Derry we travel through Portrush and Port Stewart, both famous
        Northern Ireland golf courses. We then arrive into Derry (Londonderry).


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DAY 7       Galway–Cliffs of Moher–Shannon. Morning departure has us                                         evening at the Bunratty Castle. Don’t forget to check out the 300-year-
            leaving Galway and traveling through the very rugged “Burren.” The                               old pub, “Durty Nellie’s,” where a sing-song is inevitable. Overnight
            landscape in Ireland changes with every turn. We make our way to the                             Shannon area.
            majestic Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs rise 700 feet and stretch out along
            the coastline for 5 miles. Our driver/guide then proceeds to the                    DAY 8        Shannon–USA. Make your way to Shannon Airport, allowing time for
            Shannon region, where we bid him farewell. Overnight                                             last-minute duty-free shopping before boarding your flight home. Arrive
            Bunratty/Shannon area. Optional entertainment can be enjoyed this                                home the same day.



CHAUFFEUR-DRIVEN RATES
NORTH MEETS SOUTH IRELAND PRIVATE TOUR
                                                                                                         January 1–March 31 & November 1–December 15, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $2229              $1529               $1229              $1179              $999                $959               $899
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $2479              $1699               $1529              $1399              $1299               $1229              $1099
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $2879              $2029               $1799              $1699              $1579               $1459              $1399

                                                                                                                                                  April 1–October 31, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $2429              $1629               $1399              $1229              $1099               $999               $899
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $2649              $1829               $1529              $1479              $1329               $1199              $1099
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $3049              $2199               $1989              $1839              $1699               $1599              $1549


SELF-DRIVE RATES
NORTH MEETS SOUTH IRELAND PRIVATE TOUR
                                                                                           LOW SEASON: January 5–April 30 & October 1–December 19, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $799               $795                $789               $779               $775                $769               $765
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1079              $1069               $1065              $1059              $1049               $1045              $999
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $1529              $1499               $1445              $1399              $1385               $1379              $1329

                                                                                                MID SEASON: May 1–July 14 & August 16–September 12, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $849               $829                $799               $795               $749                $729               $699
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1139              $1129               $1119              $1109              $1099               $1079              $1059
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $1999              $1989               $1929              $1919              $1899               $1879              $1829


                                                        HIGH SEASON: July 15–August 15 & September 13–30 & December 20, 2009–January 4, 2010-2011
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $999               $979                $969               $959               $929                $899               $829
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1249              $1225               $1209              $1199              $1179               $1149              $1099
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $1999              $1939               $1929              $1909              $1899               $1879              $1869

** Rates are determined by number of passengers sharing chauffeur-driven vehicle, length of tour and properties selected. Vehicle determined by number of passengers traveling together.



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YOUR NORTH MEETS SOUTH IRELAND




                                                                                                                                 Cliffs of Moher, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland
PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES


1.   Chauffeur-driven vehicle with your own private
     driver/guide for approximately 8 hours/100
     miles per day from Day 3 until arrival in
     Shannon on Day 7.
2.   Accommodations for 6 nights as per itinerary.
3.   Full Irish breakfast daily.
4.   Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary.
5.   Porterage of 1 suitcase per person
     (plus 1 carry-on bag).
6.   Hotel gratuities and taxes (except gratuities
     to your personal driver/guide).




THE FOLLOWING HOTELS OR
SIMILAR HOTELS MAY BE USED
ON THIS ITINERARY:



Dublin
STANDARD: CAMDEN COURT
SUPERIOR: BROOKS HOTEL
DELUXE: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

Carnlough/Belfast
STANDARD: LONDONDERRY ARMS
SUPERIOR: BALLYGALLY CASTLE HOTEL
DELUXE: CULLODEN ESTATE AND SPA

Derry
STANDARD: TOWER HOTEL
SUPERIOR: CITY HOTEL
DELUXE: BEECH HILL COUNTRY HOUSE *

Galway
STANDARD: HOUSE HOTEL                                 * Beech Hill Country House in Derry is categorized as a four-star hotel.
SUPERIOR: ARDILAUN HOUSE HOTEL                         Hammond Tours’ prices reflect this.
DELUXE: GLENLO ABBEY

Limerick Area                                         RATES ARE PER PERSON SHARING 1 VEHICLE AND DOUBLE/TWIN ROOMS.
                                                      (Rates on page 14)
STANDARD: BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL
SUPERIOR: MOY HOUSE
DELUXE: ADARE MANOR                                   SINGLE AND TRIPLE ROOM RATES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.


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SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 1   USA–Ireland. Depart USA for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is                       road scenery, to our final destination of Kinsale. Known as the Gourmet
        served shortly after take-off.                                                           Capital of Ireland, Kinsale is truly a culinary delight set in a postcard
                                                                                                 fishing village. Your driver/guide will give you dinner suggestions—
DAY 2   Shannon–Dingle. Morning arrival at Shannon Airport, where after
                                                                                                 although one of our true favorites is the “Blue Haven” in the center of
        clearing customs we are met by our professional Irish driver/guide. You
                                                                                                 Kinsale. After dinner, browse the small cobblestone streets where many
        travel a short distance through Limerick, Ireland’s third largest city and
                                                                                                 artisans make their home, producing photographs, paintings and
        home to author Frank McCourt, who wrote Angela’s Ashes. We enjoy a
                                                                                                 sculpture. Overnight Kinsale.
        city tour before continuing on to Adare. Once voted the “prettiest town”
        in all of Ireland, Adare houses original thatched cottages, which are still      DAY 6   Kinsale. After breakfast we visit Charles Fort, overlooking Kinsale and
        in use today. The next stop is Tralee, where every August, the famous                    built around 1677. Enjoy spectacular views of Kinsale Harbor in the
        “Rose of Tralee” festival is held and some lucky maiden enjoys the                       morning sun. Seven miles south of Kinsale is Old Head, where its
        crown for one year. Our driver/guide checks us into our                                  ancient castle overlooks the site of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in
        accommodations for a well-deserved rest. Enjoy an early dinner at one                    1915. This afternoon we travel east to nearby Cobh, home of the Cobh
        of the many popular restaurants in town. Overnight Dingle.                               Heritage Center. The Center depicts emigration from Ireland to the
                                                                                                 United States and beyond during the mid 1800s, the time of the Great
DAY 3   Dingle. After breakfast, experience the true beauty of Ireland on this
                                                                                                 Famine. Spend time in this moving exhibit tracing the steps where
        full-day tour to the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula. Traveling via Tralee
                                                                                                 many Irish Americans’ journey to the new world began. Return to
        and the Slieve Mish mountains, we will stop in the sleepy fishing village
                                                                                                 Kinsale for overnight.
        of Dingle before heading out to see Slea Head and its ominous views
        of the Blasket Islands. We then stop at Galarus Oratory, a perfect
        example of early Irish architecture. The Oratory was built in the shape
        of an inverted boat and claims to be completely watertight for over
        1000 years. Along with the spectacular scenery of Slea Head, the
        Connor Pass is unequaled for its spectacular scenery depicting vast
        panoramas of lakes, mountains and the sea. At the summit of Connor
        Pass is an excellent view of Dingle Bay. Return to Dingle town for
        overnight.
DAY 4   Dingle–Killarney–Waterville. After breakfast we depart Dingle and
        travel via Inch Strand, a beach at the head of Castlemaine Harbor,
        considered one of the best bathing beaches on the Peninsula. Many
        travelers recall this beach from the famous film Ryan’s Daughter,
        starring Sarah Miles and Robert Mitchum. As we continue on this road,
        we travel through the town of Castlemain, made famous as home of
        “The Wild Colonial Boy.” We then continue on to Killarney. Killarney is
        one of the largest visitor attractions in all of Ireland. It is most noted for
        its scenic network of lakes and quaint small town hospitality. Our
        driver/guide will take us through this storybook town and we will have
        some time to stop and browse in the many shops, pubs, cathedrals and
        historic sights. Perhaps you will want to take an afternoon jaunting cart
        ride from the center of town to historic Muckross House and Gardens.
        We then travel southwest on the Ring of Kerry towards Waterville,
        former home of Charlie Chaplin, where time has really stood still.
        Overnight Waterville.
DAY 5   Waterville–Kinsale. We continue our back roads journey through
        Kenmare, down through Glengarriff past Bantry Bay and Bantry, where
        we stop for a visit. Bantry sits at the head of one of Ireland’s most
        beautiful bays. Its narrow streets lined with shops have changed very
        little over the last 100 years. We continue on to Skibbereen, made
        famous in the Johnny Cash song “Forty Shades of Green.” Next we visit
        the fishing village of Baltimore, where we stop for lunch (on own) and
        take in the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. After our stop, we
        journey along the southern coast of Ireland, with its unmatched back



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DAY 7       Kinsale–Shannon Area. Depart Kinsale and travel north through                                    to the Shannon area, where we bid farewell to our driver/guide. This
            Cork City, where we enjoy a panoramic tour of this industrial town.                              evening you can enjoy an optional Medieval Banquet at Bunratty
            Nearby we visit Blarney, with its famous 14th-century kissing stone and                          Castle. Overnight Shannon area.
            plentiful woolen mills. Make sure after shopping you enjoy a quick walk
            through this charming town as well as a pint at “Christy’s Pub.” We                 DAY 8        Shannon–USA. We make our way on our own to Shannon Airport
            depart Blarney and travel north through Mallow, set on the Black Water                           leaving plenty of time for last-minute duty-free shopping before
            River. This was a popular spa town in the mid 1880s. We continue on                              boarding our flight home. Arrive home the same day.




CHAUFFEUR-DRIVEN RATES
HIDEAWAYS & BACKROADS OF IRELAND PRIVATE TOUR
                                                                                                         January 1–March 31 & November 1–December 15, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $2389              $1559               $1279              $1189              $1079               $999               $899
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $2489              $1699               $1399              $1279              $1199               $1099              $999
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $2859              $2029               $1749              $1699              $1549               $1479              $1399

                                                                                                                                                  April 1–October 31, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $2659              $1899               $1649              $1449              $1399               $1199              $1179
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $2779              $1959               $1729              $1699              $1549               $1359              $1329
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $3099              $2359               $1999              $1999              $1899               $1779              $1699


SELF-DRIVE RATES
HIDEAWAYS & BACKROADS OF IRELAND PRIVATE TOUR
                                                                                           LOW SEASON: January 5–April 30 & October 1–December 19, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $979               $975                $969               $959               $939                $919               $799
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1199              $1189               $1185              $1179              $1169               $1149              $1099
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $1489              $1479               $1475              $1469              $1459               $1429              $1399

                                                                                                MID SEASON: May 1–July 14 & August 16–September 12, 2009-2010
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $1189              $1179               $1175              $1159              $1089               1085               $1029
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1459              $1449               $1445              $1419              $1399               $1339              $1299
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $1829              $1819               $1799              $1789              $1785               $1749              $1699


                                                        HIGH SEASON: July 15–August 15 & September 13–30 & December 20, 2009–January 4, 2010-2011
   NUMBER OF PASSENGERS                            2                  4                   6                  8                  10                  12                 14
   STANDARD HOTELS                                 $1279              $1269               $1265              $1259              $1229               $1199              $1169
   SUPERIOR HOTELS                                 $1549              $1545               $1535              $1519              $1599               $1479              $1399
   DELUXE HOTELS                                   $1899              $1889               $1885              $1869              $1865               $1829              $1799

** Rates are determined by number of passengers sharing chauffeur-driven vehicle, length of tour and properties selected. Vehicle determined by number of passengers traveling together.



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                                                                          YOUR HIDEAWAYS & BACKROADS OF IRELAND
                                                                          PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES


                                                                          1.   Chauffeured vehicle with your own private
                                                                               driver/guide for approximately 8 hours/100
                                                                               miles per day from Day 2 until arrival in
                                                                               Shannon on Day 7.
                                                                          2.   Accommodations for 6 nights as per itinerary.
                                                                          3.   Full Irish breakfast daily.
                                                                          4.   Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary.
                                                                          5.   Porterage of 1 suitcase per person
                                                                               (plus 1 carry-on bag).
                                                                          6.   Hotel gratuities and taxes (except gratuities
                                                                               to your personal driver/guide).
Private driver/guides




                                                                          THE FOLLOWING HOTELS OR
                                                                          SIMILAR HOTELS MAY BE USED
                                                                          ON THIS ITINERARY:



                                                                          Tralee
                                                                          STANDARD: ABBEYGATE HOTEL
                                                                          SUPERIOR: BALLYGALLY CASTLE HOTEL
                                                                          DELUXE: THE MUSTARD SEED*

                                                                          Dingle
                                                                          STANDARD: BENNERS HOTEL
                                                                          SUPERIOR: DINGLE SKELLIG HOTEL
                                                                          DELUXE: EMLAGH HOUSE HOTEL

                                                                          The Ring of Kerry
                                                                          STANDARD: BAYVIEW
                                                                          SUPERIOR: BUTLER ARMS
                                                                          DELUXE: PARK HOTEL KENMARE

                                                                          Kinsale/Cork
* The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge is characterized as a four-star hotel.   STANDARD: ACTONS HOTEL
  Hammond Tours’ prices reflect this.                                     SUPERIOR: OLD BANK HOUSE/ TRIDENT
                                                                          DELUXE: HAYFIELD MANOR

RATES ARE PER PERSON SHARING 1 VEHICLE AND DOUBLE/TWIN ROOMS.             Limerick/Shannon Area
(Rates on page 17)
                                                                          STANDARD: BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL
                                                                          SUPERIOR: OLD GROUND HOTEL
SINGLE AND TRIPLE ROOM RATES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.                      DELUXE: ADARE MANOR


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                                                            TERMS & CONDITIONS
                                                      Please take a moment to read the following terms and conditions.

Hammond Tours, Inc., is not responsible for any personal injury, property damage, delay,           Accommodations: Land arrangements are provided as described in each tour program.
irregularity or loss you may suffer or incur arising from the acts or failure to act on the part   Hammond Tours, Inc., reserves the right to substitute hotels for accommodations in
of any air carriers, public transport company, hotel, car rental company, subcontractor or         similar categories.
other person or organization, whether or not such air carrier, public transport company, hotel,
car rental company, subcontractor or other person or organization is rendering these services      Meals: Meals are provided as specified in each tour program. Dinners in hotels are on a
or accommodations offered or supplied on the tour. Hammond Tours, Inc., accepts no                 table d’hote basis.
responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, sickness,              Visits, Entertainment and Other Features: Hammond Tours, Inc., reserves the right to
diseases, local laws, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, social or labor unrest, flight            substitute visits, entertainment and other features when establishments are closed or cannot
cancellations or misconnections due to mechanical problems, acts of God, strikes,                  be visited for other reasons beyond Hammond Tours, Inc.’s, control.
government actions, war, terrorism or other causes, conditions, actions or omissions outside
of Hammond Tours, Inc.’s, control. All such losses will be borne by you. By embarking upon         Luggage: Unless indicated otherwise, handling of one piece of luggage per person is
travel you voluntarily assume all risks. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour unless     included in the cost of all coach tours. Luggage is carried at owner’s risk throughout the tour
insured. Your booking shall constitute consent to the above. To guard against these                unless insured. Hand baggage and small articles such as coats, umbrellas or cameras are
unforeseen circumstances, we recommend that you purchase travel insurance.                         entirely in the care of the passengers.
Deposit Payments: A nonrefundable deposit of $250 per person is required for all tours.            Gratuities: Tips for services of a personal nature and to the chauffeur/driver/guide are not
Deposits are required within 7 days of making the reservations.                                    included in the tour cost and are left to your discretion.
Final Payments: Full payment must be made no later than 90 days prior to departure date.           Smoking: Smoking is not allowed on the coaches.
Hammond Tours, Inc., accepts payment by check or major credit cards. If your Final Payment
is not received as scheduled, your reservation will be automatically cancelled and your            Not Included: All items of a personal nature (included but not limited to room service,
Deposit Payment will be forfeited.                                                                 beverages, telephone charges, dry cleaning, laundry, special food requests) and meals not
                                                                                                   specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the passenger.
Late Bookings: Tours booked between 14 and 30 days prior to departure date will incur a
late fee of $50 per person in addition to Overnight Delivery Charges when necessary.               Car Rentals: When picking up rental car, you will have the option of paying for collision
                                                                                                   deductible insurance. If you should decline insurance, you may be required to leave a cash
Revision Fee: If you choose to make any changes to your travel plans, once you have paid           deposit or credit card imprint to cover any damage to car rental. Cars are rented for 24-hour
in full, a $25 per person fee will be charged fer each revision.                                   periods with all independent package tours. To avoid additional overtime charges it is
                                                                                                   important that car rentals are returned on time.
Cancellations: If written notice is received by Hammond Tours, Inc., more than 90 days
prior to departure, a processing fee of $250.00 per person will apply. From 89 to 60 days          Pricing: Pricing information is based upon most recent information at printing time. All prices
prior to departure, a cancellation penalty of 25% per person will apply. From 59 days to 31        are subject to change without limitation. All reasonable efforts will be made to notify any tour
days prior to departure, a cancellation penalty of 50% per person will apply. From 30 days to      participant of any material changes in price prior to departure.
day of departure, a cancellation penalty of 100% will apply. On or after departure date, a
100% cancellation penalty fee applies. No refund can be made for nonrefundable airfares.           Claims and Disputes: You agree that all claims and disputes with Hammond Tours,
Travel Insurance is available. Contact Hammond Tours, Inc., for details.                           Inc., are subject exclusively to the jurisdiction of the New York State Supreme Court,
                                                                                                   Albany County.
Travel Insurance: We recommend insurance coverage. The premium must be paid at the
time of deposit for coverage to apply. We offer Travel Insurance through Travelguard. See the      Travelers assume complete and full responsibility for, and hereby release Hammond Tours,
Policy for full details.                                                                           Inc. from any duty of, checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other
                                                                                                   entry requirements of each destination, and all safety or security conditions at such
Tour Membership: Hammond Tours, Inc., reserves the right to accept or reject any traveler          destinations, during the length of the proposed travel.
and to remove from a tour any person whose conduct is inappropriate, dangerous and/or
detrimental to the tour group or to himself or herself.
Coach Transportation: Coach tours are usually operated by 25–49 seat motor coaches.                Member: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS (ASTA) and
When passenger numbers are low, a smaller coach may be used.                                       INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA)



                                     TRAVEL AGENT                                                               Hammond Tours, Inc.
                                                                                                             34 Wedgewood Lane, Voorheesville, New York 12186
                                                                                                                      phone 518.765.2056 fax 518.765..2049
                                                                                                                                 www.hammondtours.com


                                                                                                                          (866) 4 TOURS 2
                                                                                                                                  toll free 866.486.8772



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