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

"Galway & the West of Ireland"


Tour is fully escorted by Donna and Dennis Hubbs, CTC

in conjunction with Journeys Connect...




This page is updated often for our current travelers...


Rate:$1999pp double or twin only, + optional travel protection* at $115pp


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

Click above photo for a video of a portion of our area of exploration!

Customs and Immigration details here!

*CLICK HERE for important travel protection coverage details, limitations, restrictions, etc.

*This plan provides coverage that only applies during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverage.  You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home, and automobile insurance policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker. Travel Insured can be reached at 800-243-3174. Please direct all Getaway coverage questions to them directly...Thanks!

Meet us at the Escape Lounge at 3pm on departure day November 5th! This is totally optional...Make an on-line reservation (refundable) about 60 days prior to departure (from September 6th on). Current rate is $43pp, with food and drink included - relax prior to arrival at the gate (lounge is past security at the beginning of the concourse). Book here: http://www.escapelounges.com/escape-lounges/bradley-lounge/


Getaway includes:

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

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

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

*These are D&D Travel exclusives!



Aer Lingus current flight schedule:

Depart Hartford Nov. 5 at 610pm, EI130, arrive nonstop to Dublin at 510am

Depart Dublin Nov. 11 at 215pm, EI131, arrive nonstop into Hartford at 440pm

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

Click here for an Aer Lingus 757 Seat Map!

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

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

Group Seating: Exact seats are assigned only at check-in, however we have been able to seat the group together in rows 14 through 17 ahead of time! Usually, we are able to swap seats within the group after boarding...

Upgrades: You may check for any possible upgrades at the ticket counter at check-in, however there are no business class seats remaining on our flight and "business class flex" is over $4000 per seat, so...best stay in coach!


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

(Click on each link below for more information!)

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

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

Notes: Late afternoon and evenings will be free to wander Quay and High Streets (pedestrians only) downtown, just a few steps from Jurys Inn...You might also like to visit the Spanish Arch (built in 1584) as well as other local sights, churches, etc. The arch is about 600 feet from the hotel, on the banks of the River Corrib...As long as we know where you are, you are also welcome to deviate from the group on your own on any particular day! 


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

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

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

CLICK HERE for important travel protection coverage details, limitations, restrictions, etc.

DOCUMENT PARTY! Our annual get-together to meet your fellow explorers, get your final documents and have your questions answered, will take place at Concettas Italian Restaurant, 22 Mountain Ave in Bloomfield on Saturday, October 20 at 5pm! Please make an effort to be there. Pizza, salad, dessert and soft drinks; mixed drinks/full bar available! Mark your calendar - we'll see you there! - Donna and Dennis

Google Map link to Concetta's

 email us: dennis@ddtvl.com

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

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

Seans Bar, Athlone (D. Hubbs)

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


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



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