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Shades of Ireland
 
April 23-May 2, 2020
 
$3,599.00 Double 
$4,199.00 Single 
 
For booking made after October 24, 2019 call for rates!  
 
Included in price: Roundtrip Air from Orlando Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
 
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person (Cancellation Waiver must be
purchased at the time of booking and is refundable up to October 24, 2019. After October 24, 2019 it is totally non-refundable)
 
*All rates are per person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from MCO 
 
Deposit Policy: (per person)
At time of booking:             $500.00
By February 23, 2020:        Balance
 
Cancellation Policy: (per person)
Up to October 24, 2019:                                              No Penalty
From October 25, 2019 to February 22, 2020:      $500.00
From February 23, 2020 to April 7, 2020:             30% of the total cost
From April 8, 2020 to April 22, 2020:                    50% of the total cost 
After April 22, 2020:                                                   100% of the total cost
 
Collette Experiences
-Overnight on the grounds of a regal castle
-Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world's great coastal roads.
-See sheepdogs in action when you visit a working farm.
 
Must-See Inclusions
-Jump into Ireland's vibrant capital city - Dublin
-Stand in awe of the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher.
-Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
 
Culinary Inlcusions
-Enjoy a hearty dinner and night of traditional Irish Entertainment.
-Experience a traditional Irish whiskey tasting.
-Be treated to dinner at a castle!
 
Highlights: Castle Stay, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride,
Ring of Kerry , Choices on Tour, Farm Visit, Blarney Castle, Waterford, Kilkenny, Dublin, Irish Evening
 
Day 1: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Overnight Flight - Travel to the magical Emerald Isle, Visit Limerick, Killarney, Waterford and Dublin as this
comprehensive tour introduces Ireland's natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.
 
Day 2: Friday, April 24, 2020 (Meals included: Dinner)
Kingscourt or Staffran, Ireland - Tour Begins - Soak in the landscape of rolling hills and feel the warmth of
an Irish welcome. This Irish adventures truly begins with dinner at your castle and an overnight stay on the
very same regal grounds.
 
Day 3: Saturday, April 25, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast)
Kingscourt/Staffran - Tullamore/Kilbeggan - Limerick - You don't have to be a connosseur to appreciate the
old-world heritage of Ireland's whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore and Kilbeggan in the heart of
Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Continue
to Limerick where a panoramic city tour shocases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascination
history of the "City of the violated treaty."
 
Day 4: Sunday, April 26, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner)
Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Limerick - Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher
for cinematic views of the mights Atlantic. Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its
stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway where a brief tour showcases "The City of Tribes" before relaxing
over dinner in a local restaurant. 
 
Day 5: Monday, April 27, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner)
Limerick - Adare - Killarney - Travel south through forty shades of green to Adare, Ireland's prettiest village, for some
leisure time. Continue to County of Kerry and the Gap of Dunloe to shop for local artison-made crafts. Once in Killarney,
hop on a traditional jaunting car for a ride through the national park. Board a traditional boat and sail through the breathtaking
lakes in the company of an expert boatman. This evening it's Diner's Choice...tonight's dinner is included and you'll choose the
perfect spot from a "menu" of Killarney's great restaurants.
 
Day 6: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast)
Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney - Take in the rugged coastline. Loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry,
past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. This afternoon see border collies in action during a traditional
sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is freee for reminscing about the day as you find your own authentic
taste of Irish Culture.
 
Day 7: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner)
Killarney - Blarney Stone - Waterford - Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of
eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Arrive in Waterford and embark on a leisurely paced walking tour
of Ireland's oldest city. Then, it's your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for
centuries -OR- visit the Medieval Musem for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th century Mayor's Wine Vault.
 
Day 8: Thursday, April 30, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast)
Waterford - Kilkenny - Dublin - Step back in time. Begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River
Nore. Later, arrive in Dublin, Ireland's rollicking capital city. Spend the remainder of your day relaxing or set out to independentley
explore more of this charming city.
 
Day 9: Friday, May 1, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner)
Dublin - Today, it's your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, the General Post
Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city's historic center, exploring St. Stephen's Green, Grafton
Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin's charms on your own. Tonight, join your
fellow travelers for traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening including regional cuisine. Toast the end
of a fabulous trip.
 
Day 10: Saturday, May 2, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast)
Dublin - Tour Ends - Your tour ends in Dublin
 
***Please note: 
-Passports are required for this trip at your expense. We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport
and applicable visas. It should be packed seperately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with
your emergency contact.
-This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly
over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.  

Spotlight on Tuscany
 
September 30 - October 8, 2020
 
$3,399.00 Double 
$3,849.00 Single

 
Reservations made after March 25, 2020 are based on upon availability
 
 
Included in price: Round Trip Air from Orlando Intl Airport, Round Trip Group Transportation from Lady Lake to
Orlando Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
 
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person (must be purchased at time of deposit)
 
*All rates are per person and are subject to change. 
 
Deposit Policy: (per person)
At time of booking:             $500.00
By August 1, 2020:              Balance
Payments may be made by check or credit card.
  
Cancellation Policy: (per person)
Up to April 1, 2020:                                                               No Penalty
From April 2, 2020 to July 31, 2020:                                $500.00
From August 1, 2020 to September 14, 2020:                 30% of the total cost
From September 15, 2020 to September 29, 2020:       50% of the total cost 
On or After September 30, 2020:                                      100% of the total cost
 
Collette Experiences
-Step to the front of the line to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David.
-See the Gothic Line, one of the Germans' last lines of defense during WWII.
-Visit the museum of Liberation and see WWII fortifications and bunkers.
 
Must-See Inclusions
-Stay in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme for seven nights!
-Journey to Florence for a tour of the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance."
-Stop in the medievel city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century walls.
 
Culinary Inlcusions
-Sample delectable wines during a wine tasting in the Chianti region.
-Spend time at a cheese farm to taste flavorful pecorino cheese.
-Learn about Tuscan cuisine during a cooking class.
 
Highlights: Montecatini Terme, Florence, Lucca, Gothic Line, Pisa, Cooking Class, Siena, Choice on tour,
Winery Tour, Cheese Farm, San Gimignano.
 
Day 1: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Overnight Flight - Rolling landscapes, savory wines, delicious food and stunning architecture...this can only be Tuscany.
Unpack once on this journey among Italy's most charming towns.
 
Day 2: Thursday, October 1, 2020  (Meals included: Dinner)
Montecatini Terme, Italy - Tour Begins - Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme,
nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome
dinner where regional foods and Italian wines kick off your adventure.
 
Day 3: Friday, October 2, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast)
Florence - A cultural tour in the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance" showcases the beautiful city of Florence. Start with
a visit to the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo's magnificent sculpture of David. Then, join a local Florentine guide who
highlights many of the city's priceless treasures. At the Piazza del Duomo, the center of religious life in medieval Florence,
see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John.
Take the remainder of your time in Florence to explore this unparalleled city as you choose. Later, while en route to your hotel,
visit a family-owned leather shop and learn about the traditional Italian techniques of leather making.
 
Day 4: Saturday, October 3, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner)
Lucca - Borgo a Mozzano - Gothic Line - Set out on a guided visit to Lucca, Tuscany's best-kept secret. Renaissance walls,
Romanesque churches, medieval streets flanked by towers, and delightful squares are just some if Lucca's charms. Visit the medieval
Basilica di San Frediano. Its otherwise simple facade is adorned with a colorful 13th-century mosaic. Enjoy some time to explore at
your own pace. Then sett off for Borgo a Mozzano to see the remarkable Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge). Continue on to the Gothic
Line. Built by Germans, it was one of their last lines of defense during WWII. You'll visit the Museum of Liberation and see the actual
fortifications and bunkers
 
Day 5: Sunday, October 4, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner)
Pisa - Explore the many historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa including the Piazza dei Miracoli, or "Field of Miaracles"
(UNESCO). Keep your camera handy during our stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You probably won't be able to resist taking a
picture that makes it appear as if you are holding the iconic structure up. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in all of Italy. This impressive
building of Romanesque and Gothic architecture is known for tis perfect quiet countryside to learn the secrets in a cooking class featuring
a bounty of local ingredients and culinary techniques that have been passed down for generations. Then sit down and enjoy the fruits of
your labor during dinner.
 
Day 6: Monday, October 5, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast)
Siena - Welcome to Siena. Discover this charming town with a local guide. Embark on a walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets.
Take in stunning palaces, mansions and the historic Piazza del Campo along the way. Then, it's your choice! Explore Siena' beautiful Gothic
cathedral at your own pace -or- join your guide to get to know the local life in a contrada (neighborhood). Next, make your way to a Tuscan
winery and meet the people behind some of Chianti's finest wines. Learn from experts as you savor a selection of the local varieties. You'll
also learn about the art of winemaking and the process of making olive oil.
 
Day 7: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast)
Montecatini Terme - The day is yours to relax and experience the local flavor. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques and dine
at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted
with terraced vineyards; explore its string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean.
 
Day 8: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner)
San Gimignano - Cheese Farm Visit - This morning make your way to a cheese farm. Learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made before
sampling it for yourself. Soak in breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills as you travel to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque
places in Tuscany. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking the vineyards of Tuscany.
Enjoy free time and perhaps indulge in some gelato. A delightful experience awaits this evening when you attend a Tuscan feast featuring traditional
cuisine and savory wines in the magical Tuscan countryside.
 
Day 9: Thursday, October 8, 2020 (Meals included: Breakfast)
Montecatini Terme - Tour Ends - Your journey comes to a close today. Depart with many fond memories of Tuscany.
 
***Please note: 
-Passports are required for this trip at your expense. We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport
and applicable visas. It should be packed seperately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with
your emergency contact.
-This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to take longer walking tours, walkng over uneven terrain,
climbing stairs and periods of standing.  
 

 

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