Photographing Ireland, The Emerald Isle

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Join Michael Downey from June 4th - 11th 2017 as he travels to Ireland on a photography and customized hopper tour!  A private driver will take the group to some of the most exciting areas of Ireland to explore, photograph, and experience.  Michael will be along every moment to make sure everyone gets the best shots!

Included: 3-star hotel accommodations each night, full Irish breakfasts each morning, luxury coach with private driver for transport to each location, discount at certain gift stores.

Please note that airfare is NOT included with registration.  Our partners at Tenon Tours will help with suggested flights if needed.

If you'd like to register in full or put down a $750 deposit, please call Manisha at Tenon Tours at 781-435-6802 x127. Pricing is subject to change after certain dates. Seating is limited to 14 participants.  Don't delay in reserving your seat!

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Included with Registration:
• 7 Nights in Premiere Hotel Accommodations
      1 Nights at Dublin City Center, Co. Dublin
      • 1 Night at Waterford City Center, Co. Waterford
      • 1 Nights at Killarney City Center, Co. Kerry
      • 1 Night at Dingle Town Center, Co. Kerry
      • 1 Night at Bunratty Town Center, Co Clare
      • 1 Night at Galway City Center, Co Galway
      • 1 Night at Dublin City Center, Co Dublin
• 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
• Airport Door to Door Group Transfer Pick up and drop off
      • From Dublin Airport to Dublin City Center on the morning of June 4th
      • From Dublin City Center Hotel to Dublin Airport on the morning of June 11th
• Sightseeing by Luxury Coach in Ireland
      • Pick up at your Dublin City Center Hotel on the morning of June 5th
      • Drop off at the Dublin City Center Hotel in the evening of June 10th
• 10% Discount at Carroll’s Irish Gifts Stores
• E-Documents
• Tenon Tours Traveler Hotline
Regular Fee (Effective November 16th 2016): $2,600 per person double occupancy or $3,160 single occupancy

Deposit (Non-refundable and non-transferable): You may reserve a seat with $750 deposit. Please call Manisha at Tenon Tours at 781-435-6802 x127.

Cancellation Terms:
- 90 Days or More Prior to Departure: Loss of Deposit
- 61-90 Days: 50% Refund
- 31-60 Days: 25% Refund Due
- Within 30 Days: No Refunds
06/04 - Day 1
Once everyone has arrived at Dublin Airport, there will be transfers to Dublin City Center. Today is a great day to adjust to the time change and explore Dublin City on your own or with the group! Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its medieval buildings include 13th century Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. Temple Bar is a riverside nightlife and cultural quarter, home to the Irish Film Institute and Grafton Street is the city’s principal shopping area on cobblestone streets! Other suggested sightseeing spots: Trinity College, St Patricks Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, and Dublin Castle.

06/05 - Day 2
After a full Irish breakfast, you'll check out of your hotel and meet the group's personal driver/guide! The journey begins by heading south to visit the Rock of Cashel and the Dunbrody Famine Ship. The driver will assist you with finding a good stop for lunch and drop you at Waterford at the end of the day, where you will be able to walk around and photograph before dinner.

06/06 - Day 3
After breakfast, you'll head out towards Blarney Castle and spend some time in the area for a photography session. You'll also be taken towards Killarney through the National Park. This was the first national park in Ireland and was created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish state in 1932. Suggested stops in area would be: Ladies View, Ross Castle, and/or Muckross Abbey if interested and if time permits. Enjoy a free evening in town with some traditional Irish music and pub meal!

06/07 - Day 4
Depart from Killarney after breakfast and head to Dingle Peninsula. The Dingle Peninsula is the northernmost of the major peninsulas in County Kerry and is full with historic, archaeological, and scenic locations such as Slea Head, Kilmalkedar Church, Gallarus Oratory, Conner Pass, and the Reask Monastic site.

06/08 - Day 5
The driver will collect you from the hotel today after breakfast and take you north towards County Limerick and County Clare. A recommended short stop along your route is Adare village, popular for its unique house constructions. Also, Adare Manor (if refurbishment work and time permits), the property is just a unique 19th century structure located on the banks of River Maigue. You will then stop at King John's Castle for a visit and photographic session, heading towards Bunratty at the end of the day. Your hotel will be located very close to Bunratty Castle where you will be able to take pictures during the sunset and sunrise the next day.

06/09 - Day 6
Depart from County Clare after breakfast and head towards one of the main highlights of the country: The Cliffs of Moher. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years. Stop for lunch at the picturesque town of Doolin or nearby. Drive through the Burren into Galway, where the driver will be able to provide you with an overview of the city (if time permits) before dropping you off at the hotel.

06/10 - Day 7
This is will your last day with the driver around the Emerald Isle. The group will head towards Ashford Castle along Lough Corrib to spend as much time as possible time in the castle grounds. The driver will suggest the best stop for lunch on the way back to Dublin city center for your last night stay.

06/11 - Day 8
The airport transfer will pick you up in the morning to head to Dublin Airport for your flight home.

* This is a tentative outline of the itinerary and is subject to change if needed.

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Will lunch or refreshments be included? 
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- Requests for cancellation made after these deadlines will be awarded store credit in the amount paid for registration towards a future Unique University seminar or workshop.
- Cancellations made within 24 hours of the beginning of a class will not be honored and no refund or credit will be given.
- Cancellations of any class utilizing models will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the purchased price (up to $100).
** Attention American Express cardholders: If you cancel a registration for a class costing $100 or more, there will be a 3% cancellation fee deducted from your refund or store credit.

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