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The Best of Northern Ireland HOP

March 20, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Location: Ireland

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and lies on the northeastern portion of Ireland’s island. It is one of the most popular places for vacationers, and you will visit some of the hottest “must-see” sites that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Start your sightseeing in Dublin, Ireland, a member of the European Union and is known for its literary heritage, Georgian architecture, and famous pubs. See the city’s sights, including St. Stephen’s Green, Trinity College and the River Liffey.

Sip on a famous creamy Irish coffee by the turf fires at the oldest pub dating back to 900 AD. Galway is on the River Corrib and has medieval streetscape, Eyre Square, and the Spanish Arch. Stop and listen to the buskers on the streets as you explore the quaint small shows.

Visit an Ireland farm and see the extraordinary skills of the sheepdogs herding their flock. Traveling on through the rugged scenery to Donegal, a town established around a Viking harbor, know today for handcrafted tweeds and woolens. End up the day in Letterkenny.

Enjoy dinner as you listen to traditional music at the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. Take a guided walking tour of historic Derry, which has fortification walls dating back to the 17th century. 

 In Northern Ireland, you are never more than 35 miles from the sea and some of the magnificent marine life found off the coast are whales, dolphins, and sharks.

Some land animals are badgers, fox, owls, eagles, waterfowl, partridges, and pheasants.

Visit Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the sea cliffs and hexagonal rock column formations created 6 million years ago by flowing lava. From the tops of the columns to the Atlantic Ocean, the rocks resemble steppingstones disappearing into the ocean. 

Tour Belfast, a port city rich in history and is known for its architectural heritage. See the City Hall built in the 1900s Renaissance style, and the Parliament Building at Stormont, home to the Northern Ireland Assembly established in the 1990s, peace process. 

Visit Titanic Belfast and discover the role the shipbuilders played in the building of the Titanic ocean-liner.

Travel to the historical town of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula. This town dates to medieval times and is famous for its oyster farms and beautiful landscape. See 13th-century ruins of a castle and an abbey. Traveling back to Dublin, enjoy a lively farewell evening dinner and traditional Irish entertainment at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. 

You can take Memory-of-a-Lifetime photos as you breathe in the freshness of Northern Ireland’s famous, old-fashioned countryside and farmlands.

This HOP is action-packed with site-seeing, tours, history, delicious Northern Ireland cuisine, and a considerable amount of walking.

Itinerary Includes:

Day 1

Dublin Tour

Day 2

Tours

Day 3

Donegal

Day 4

Derry – Giant’s Causeway

Day 5

Titanic Belfast

Day 6

Carlingford – The Merry Ploughboy

Day 7

Tour Ends in Dublin

Superb locations and unforgettable experiences await on this Northern Ireland land package.

Package Also Includes:

  • 6 nights – hotels stays.
  • 7 days
  • 9 meals
  • Admissions to all events
  • Welcome bags.
  • Welcome drink.
  • Many daily attractions
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary
  • Travel backpacks
  • Rain ponchos
  • Hotel accommodations and transport  
  • Professional local tour guide
  • Sightseeing/transportation by luxury coach to events
  • Professional local coach driver
  • Souvenir HOP name badge
  • HOP hosts

AND MUCH MORE!

*Schedule subject to change without notice.
**Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes.
**Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.

Pricing, Deposit and Insurance

Pricing only for land and tour booking.

Ireland HOP

Insurance: $239.00 – if purchased, is required at registration time.

Due at registration:   $350.00 per person.

Plus, insurance, if purchased are required at this time.

Final payment: January 14, 2022

To register for this HOP contact:

The HOP Department

Escapees Travel Agency

For more information, email registration@escapees.com

Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend a land or cruise HOP. There will be a $50.00 charge for non members. However, if you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived.

Your name must match the name on your passport exactly.

After Regeistering

You will receive a confirmation email with all the dates, activities, and important information about this HOP.

Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: registration@escapees.com.

Travel information Flying into / out of Dublin

  • Leaving from the U.S., you must fly out of the U.S. on March 19, 2022, due to the time zone changes.
  • Arriving in Dublin on March 20, 2022
  • Please make plans to arrive in Dublin (on March 20) between 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • On Saturday, March 26, 2022, make your arrangements to fly back to the U.S. between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Air Flights

  • Air will be booked independently, or Escapees can help you, if you would like.
  • If you book your air flights independently, you must let Escapees know your flight name, number, time and date of departure, and arrival information. This is important so we can add you to our tours and complimentary transfers.
  • If you choose to book your own, please schedule your air flights into Dublin.
  • If you arrive early or stay later, you can hail a taxi to/from the hotel/airport.

Please note:

  • All Air from the U.S. should be booked one (1) day prior to your land departure.
  • If you book your own air, you must provide flight details to Escapees RV Travel Agency, or you will need to arrange your own transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Porterage

Is included for one bag per passenger. Storage is limited and additional porterage charges may apply for additional baggage. Passengers are responsible for any additional luggage such as carry-ons or other luggage throughout the trip.

Passports

The passenger’s name must match the name on his/her passport exactly.

You will need passports and they must be current. It should be valid for at least six months after you return home and needs to have two or more blank pages left inside. The travel industry is warning us that it may take up to three months to apply for or to renew your passport.

Land Cancellation Penalties:

*All cancellations must be advised in writing.

  • Between 99 and 66 days prior to departure – Deposit plus $99 per person
  • Between 65 and 16 days prior to departure – 30% per person
  • Between 15 and 8 days prior to departure – 50% per person
  • Between 7 and 1 day prior to departure – 90% per person
  • On day of departure – 100% per person

Note: This will not include any air charges, travel insurance, single rooms supplement and/or extra pre- or post-night options.$250.00 per person deposits are non-refundable when booking under the terms of our 5% early Commitment Benefit discount.

Safety and responsibly

Escapees RV Club wants to make sure everyone has fun while keeping safety as our top priority, so there are a couple of changes to the Head Out Program or the HOPs. 

  • We will be following applicable CDC and state guidelines and an additional set of detailed health and safety rules that we have developed specifically for Escapees gatherings.
  • When you arrive, you will receive a name badge, and that will be your entry pass to our group activities.
  • There will be no potlucks or sharing of food. (But you are welcome to bring-your-own drinks and snacks to the socials, or you may bring your meal if one is not catered!
  • Masks will be required at any time that adequate social distancing is not possible. (Social distancing is a minimum of 6 ft. apart.)
  • Carpooling to offsite activities is not recommended, but if you do carpool, please wear your mask.
  • Please wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently.
  • Please use hand sanitizer when necessary.

Attendee agreement and liability waivers

Participants must sign an Attendee Participation Agreement and Liability Waiver when they arrive at the campground and “check-in” at the HOP. The HOP Hosts will give each attendee a copy of this agreement and ask them to sign and return it to the Host. (Each person must sign their own agreement—one per RV is not sufficient.)

In the Attendee Participation Agreement and Liability Waiver document, the Participant agrees, among other things: 

  • not to attend the HOP if they know they have been exposed to the novel coronavirus or have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days;
  • immediately notify the Host if they are exposed or have symptoms during the Event, and to self-isolate (either in their RV or by leaving the Event) for the remainder of the HOP
  • to comply with all health and safety precautions established for the Event, whether by the Hosts, federal, state or local guidelines and regulations; and
  • to hold the Hosts, Organizers and Escapees harmless from any liability if they do become ill during the Event.

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By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees, or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. It is, however, the driver of the RV or another vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and, is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and granting the full use without compensation.

See you at the HOP!  Safe travels, Lisa 

Lisa Koca HOP Director / RV Show Director
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Escapees RV Club

100 Rainbow Drive
Livingston, Texas 77351
936-755-1060
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Details

Start:
March 20, 2022
End:
March 26, 2022
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.escapees.com/community/head-out-program-hops/

Organizer

Lisa Koca
Phone:
936-755-1060
Email:
registration@escapees.com
Website:
https://www.escapees.com/community/head-out-program-hops/

Venue

Ireland
Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) Notification - For latest club information affecting members and RVers, please click here.

Escapees Lobby Hours In the interest of doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, our lobby will be closed and all tours of Escapees headquarters are cancelled until further notice. If you need assistance with your Escapees RV Club membership, please call us at 936-327-8873 or email us at clubbusiness@escapees.com.

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