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Best of Scotland & Ireland

Best of Scotland & Ireland

Explore Scotland and Ireland, and enjoy a Husker football game!

August 18 -30, 2021

 

Departure Cities:

Omaha,Lincoln, Norfolk, Columbus,

Fremont, Grand Island

 

Allied Highlights:

  • Roundtrip Transfers to Omaha Airport

  • All 4-Star Hotels

  • All Ground Transportation

  • Welcome get-together drink

  • Scenic cruise on Loch Ness

  • Guided Tours of Edinburgh & Dublin

  • Ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

  • Guided walking tour of Kinsale

  • All Admissinons Per Itinerary

  • Game ticket available at a later date

  • 12 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

  • Experienced Driver/Guide

  • Allied Tour Host

  • All Taxes for Included meals/admissions

 

Pricing, per person:

$4,349 Double Occupancy

$5,895 Single Occupancy

 

Pay by Check Savings:  $135 per person

 

Airfare is additional.  Pricing will be available Oct.  2020

 

Final payment is due on May 1, 2021.

 

Aug. 18

DEPART THE UNITED STATES

Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation.

Aug. 19

GLASGOW ARRIVAL

After landing at Glasgow Airport, complete customs and immigration formalities before meeting your CIE Tours guide, who will welcome you to Scotland. Take a panoramic tour to see the highlights of Glasgow. Drive around George Square, filled with statues of Sir Walter Scott, Queen Victoria and other influential people. See the Victorian City Chambers, opened in 1888 by Queen Victoria. Pass Glasgow Cathedral, a splendid 12th century Gothic building dedicated to St. Mungo, the patron saint of the city. Visit Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's oldest house built in 1471. The house was originally part of a hospital and has been extensively restored and furnished. Transfer to your nearby hotel, check in and settle into you room. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL, GLASGOW

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Aug. 20

LOCH NESS CRUISE

Leaving Glasgow, travel pass Loch Lomond, which is renowned in song and for the unsurpassed beauty of its natural surroundings. Continue through the Glencoe Region, an area known for the Massacre of Glen Coe in 1692. During the massacre the Campbells slaughtered many of the Macdonald clan. Then travel via Fort William en route to Clansman Harbour, where you will embark on a one-hour circular cruise across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. Savor the loch's facts and legends with the on-board audio. Don't forget to look out for Nessie with help from the on-board sonar! Transfer to your Inverness hotel, where you will check in for dinner and overnight stay.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: PALACE HOTEL, INVERNESS

B, D

Aug. 21

BLAIR ATHOLL DISTILLERY

In Pitlochry, visit the Blair Atholl Distillery, where you can see the process of whiskey production and mull over the unique flavor as you sample a wee dram. Then journey to St. Andrews, where you will set off on a panoramic tour. Afterwards, motor a short distance to Edinburgh and check into your hotel. You will have some time to relax before this evening's festivities.

Tonight, head to a unique Scottish venue, for dinner followed by a traditional Scottish ceilidh. The night includes lively music, dancing and of course the ceremonial Haggis.

OVERNIGHT: COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HOTEL, EDINBURGH

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Aug. 22

EDINBURGH HIGHLIGHTS

Set off on a guided tour of Edinburgh to see some of the city's magnificent highlights. During your tour, you will travel through the Old Town and of course along the Royal Mile. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on volcanic rock and dominates the skyline. The castle has been involved in many historical conflicts from the War of Scottish Independence to the Jacobite Rising in 1745 and even acted as a military prison during both World Wars. After your visit, you are free for individual pursuits and dining.

OVERNIGHT: COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HOTEL, EDINBURGH

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Aug. 23

EDINBURGH TO CABRA CASTLE

Early this morning, head to Cairnryan and take a ferry ride across the narrow channel to Larne. Then board your luxury motorcoach and travel a short distance to Belfast. Upon arrival Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about the evolution of the Titanic from concept until her ill-fated end in 1912. After your visit, drive to Kingscourt and check into your luxury hotel. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner in the hotel restaurant.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: CABRA CASTLE HOTEL, KINGSCOURT

B, D

Aug. 24

ROCK OF CASHEL

Leaving Kingscourt, travel into County Tipperary and visit the Rock of Cashel. While here, see majestic church ruins that are clustered high on a limestone outcrop overlooking the surrounding countryside. Then make your way to Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Kinsale and check into your hotel. You may wish to relax or freshen up before dinner with your group.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: TRIDENT HOTEL, KINSALE

B, D

Aug. 25

KINSALE WALK

Take a brief walking tour with a local guide to learn the history of Kinsale. The town has been a favorite for artists due to its steep, narrow streets, quirky shopfronts and many fine Georgian houses. Spend the balance of the day free to sightsee, shop and dine on your own.

OVERNIGHT: TRIDENT HOTEL, KINSALE

B

Aug. 26

BLARNEY CASTLE

Departing Kinsale, drive to Blarney, where you can climb the battlements of Blarney Castle and kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence." From Blarney, journey through the rugged countryside to Killarney, where you will have some time on your own. Afterwards, stop in the village of Adare, famous for its attractive main street of thatched houses and colorful gardens. Stroll through the village and take some photos. Then head to your hotel in Limerick and check in. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.

OVERNIGHT: LIMERICK STRAND HOTEL, LIMERICK

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Aug. 27

CLIFFS OF MOHER

Leaving Limerick, drive along the coast of County Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher, which overlook the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince along with the Princess Bride have scenes that were filmed at this stunning landmark. After your visit, journey across the country and check into your Dublin hotel. Once you settle into your room, you are free for individual pursuits and dining.

OVERNIGHT: ASHLING HOTEL, DUBLIN

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Aug. 28

NEBRASKA VS ILLINOIS

Today, drive to Aviva Stadium, a sporting stadium with a capacity for 51,700 spectators. It is also commonly known as Lansdowne Road while UEFA refers to it as the Dublin Arena. The stadium opened May 14, 2010 and is built on the site of the old Lansdowne Road Venue. Nebraska will verse Illinois in what is hoped to be an epic game, where bragging rights are on the line. After the game, you can sightsee, shop and dine on your own.

OVERNIGHT: ASHLING HOTEL, DUBLIN

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Aug. 29

DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING

Set off with a local guide who will show you around Dublin. The city has been molded through the centuries by economic, political and artistic influences that has shaped its architecture. Stop at Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, an 8th century illuminated manuscript of the gospels and see the Old Library. Next, tour Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world-famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your visit in the roof-top bar, where you can sample a draft of Guinness. Tonight, you are free to dine at one of the many restaurants or pubs scattered throughout the city.

OVERNIGHT: ASHLING HOTEL, DUBLIN

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Aug. 30

RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES

Transfer to Dublin Airport in good time to check in for your flight. You may do some last minute shopping at the duty free stores before boarding your aircraft and flying back to the United States.

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity.  You should be in good health , able to climb stairs and walk a reasonable distances.

 

August 18-30, 2021

 

Proper identification (driver's license or passport) required on this tour.  When making your reservation, please have your identification available.

 

Included in the AIR TOUR:

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  • Round-Trip Airfare from Omaha

  • Round-Trip Airport Transfers

  • Home pickup for Prestige Tours in all Allied Departure Cities

  • Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax

  • All admission and meals per itinerary

  • Game ticket available at a later date

  • All taxes for included items

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours)

  • Services of an Allied Tour Host with a minimum of 15 passengers

  • Motorcoach transportation, airfare, cruise and rail transportation as stated in the itinerary

 

Not Included: Airfare, meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, baggage fees, if any, charged by airlines, optional travel insurance, passport fees, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible fuel surcharges.

 

Deposits:

Reservations may be made online or by calling Allied Tour & Travel. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or personal check. All reservations will be acknowledged on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

A deposit of $250 per person is required to reserve space.. The balance of the tour payments are as follows:

  • 2nd deposit of $250 by July 1,2020

  • 3rd deposit of $500 by Oct. 31, 2020

  • Deposits are subject to change.

 

Reservations received after May 1, 2021 will be on a space available basis and require full payment at time of booking.

 

Final Payment is due May 1, 2021. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

SPECIAL CHILDREN’S PRICES Children’s rates are by request only and will vary by package selection. Where children’s prices apply, they are limited to those 12 years of age or under sharing a room with one or more adults and using existing bedding. If the room is shared with one adult, the single rate applies as the adult’s price; two adults, the double rate.

 

TRIPLE RATES Since bedding for three adults is extremely limited in European hotels, we have not featured triple rooms in our packages. European hotel rooms tend to be smaller than North American rooms and contain a double and single bed or two double beds. For comfort, we suggest that three adults take two rooms - a double and a single. Should you prefer, triple rates may be requested, but are based on availability by package.

 

CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

  • All reservations prior to Feb. 14, 2020 are fully refundable.

  • Cancellations from Feb. 15 - Aug. 31, 2020 have a $250 cancellation fee pp.

  • Cancellations from Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2020 have a $500 cancellation fee pp.

  • Cancellations from Jan. 1, 2021-April 30, 2021 have a $1,000 cancellation fee pp.

  • Cancellations after May 1, 2021 are non-refundable.

  • No refunds will be issued for unused ground transportation or for other services provided and not used by the participant.

  • A fee of $50 per change will be assessed for any revision made to a reservation after October 31, 2020. If flight changes (including flight cancellations) are requested, revision fees or airline cancellation fees will apply.

  • If flight changes (including flight cancellations) are requested, revision fees or airline cancellation fees will apply.

             

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Travel Insurance is recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.

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Travel Insurance Group Travel Insurance is available through Travelex. Trip cancellation, baggage loss, and health and accident insurance is available to protect participants against unforeseen circumstances that may cause interruption or cancellation of the trip as well as loss of property. Because neither Allied Tour & Travel nor Collegiate Athletic Travel are responsible for losses due to trip cancellation by the participant and/or loss of luggage, we recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage.

 

GAME TICKET POLICY. If you are able to obtain tickets through other sources, a deduction of $100 may be made from the per person package price. Game ticket deductions may NOT be made after Feb 1, 2021.

 

Final Documents Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2019 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price at the hotel. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.

 

Church and Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Special Needs DISABILITY & SPECIAL NEEDS

ATT/CAT makes every effort to contract with providers of lodging, transportation and entertainment which fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Clients who require particular assistance must advise ATT/CAT at time of booking and must travel with a qualified travel companion. Tours drivers and guides cannot provide individualized help for walking, getting on/off motor coaches or other personal needs. As coaches are not equipped with wheelchair ramps, all tour members must be able to mount 3 or 4 steps into coach. Motorized scooters are unsuitable for touring on this tour. ATT/CAT is not responsible for denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers, nor any additional expenses incurred. Due to space restrictions, passengers wishing to take wheel chairs, oxygen tanks, walkers or other assistive devices must send a request in writing for approval. The right is reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip who, in the opinion of ATT/CAT is unfit for travel or whose physical or mental condition may constitute a danger to themselves or to others on the trip.

 

Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: All packages are under the operation of Allied Tour & Travel (ATT), 720 E. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, NE, and Collegiate Athletic Travel, Inc. (CAT), 310 S. Burrowes St., State College, PA 16801.ATT/CAT serves only as an agent for the suppliers in regard to travel, whether by airline, motorcoach or steamboat and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss (including baggage and personal possessions), accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or for any reason whatsoever, or through acts of default of any company engaged in conveying the participant or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. ATT/CAT shall not be responsible for losses or additional expenses incurred by tour participants that result from weather or mechanical related delays of aircraft or other transport modes, sickness, weather, strike, acts of terrorism, government disorder, war, acts of God, quarantine, criminal acts, or other causes. Nor does ATT/CAT assume any liability for personal injury, damage to or loss of personal possessions, or accidents and/or delays that result from negligence, default or "failure to perform" on the part of any subcontracted travel or service provider. All such losses or expenses will be borne by the tour participant, as tour rates provide only for arrangements as detailed in the brochure. ATT/CAT reserves the right to refuse to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour at anytime. ATT/CAT also reserves the right to substitute comparable accommodations and transportation and to make any changes in the itinerary where deemed necessary. In the event of insufficient participation, ATT/CAT reserves the right to cancel any or all parts of the tour and make appropriate refunds to the participants. Tour participants, by engaging ATT/CAT and making deposit and/or full payment for the package arrangement specified, acknowledges the position of ATT/CAT as stipulated by the foregoing and agrees to hold ATT/CAT blameless in making the arrangements on his behalf, provided same shall be made through generally acceptable suppliers at the time of the engagement, and further agrees that restitution of damages, if any are claimed, shall be sought directly from the suppliers. The tour participant also agrees to the terms and conditions of the tour and services as set forth by the suppliers. Rates are subject to changes without notice. Tours and event tickets are subject to availability. Payment of deposit or full payment shall constitute consent of all provisions stated herein. Your retention of tickets, vouchers or booking after issuance shall constitute consent to the above and an agreement on your part to convey the contents here to your travel companions or group members. The tour participant shall be defined as all persons whom register their email and/or purchase Travel Packages or other services from ATT/CAT through dedicated sites, by phone, or fax, will be considered customers of ATT/CAT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Eppley Omaha - Eppley Airfield
4501 Abbott Dr * 402-661-8000
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