Antrim Coast of Ireland Tour

Join David Calhoon ~ Swanstone Gardens on the
Scottish Highlands, Belfast & the Stunning
Antrim Coast of Ireland Tour
May 10 – 19, 2016
Your Inclusive 8-Day Customized Tour Includes:
Roundtrip motorcoach transfers from Green Bay & Milwaukee
to Chicago O’Hare Airport.
Roundtrip flights from Chicago to Edinburgh / Dublin.
Meet and Greet Services upon arrival in Edinburgh
Exclusive transportation by luxury motor coach throughout.
Services of a professional CIE Tour driver-guide
Superior- first class hotels in Scotland & Ireland (8 nights):
2 Nights at the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh, 2 nights at the
Palace Hotel in Inverness, 1 night at the Inchyra Hotel in
Falkirk, 2 nights at the Ballygally Castle Hotel in Ballygally,
1 Night at Trinity City Hotel in Dublin
4 onboard meals; 9 full breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D)
Edinburgh Botanic Gardens with tea
Scenic cruise on Loch Ness
Ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Guided ‘Titanic’ Walking Tour of Belfast
Visits and admissions fees to: Edinburgh Castle; National
War Museum; Rosslyn Chapel; Highland Folk Museum;
Clava Cairns; Beauly Prior Ruins; Touchstone Maze;
Doune Castle; Kelpies Sculpture; Andy Goldsworthy’s
Installation; Giant’s Causeway; Dunluce Castle (photo stop);
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge; Old Bushmills Distillery;
Titanic Belfast
Flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & identifying strap
Hotel porterage for 1 suitcase, service charges and
government taxes.
Pre-travel tour assistance and information for travel
 Special informational get-together about the tour
Hosted & Escorted by David Calhoon ~
Swanstone Gardens
Tue, May 10: Join David Calhoon from Swanstone
Gardens on his pilgrimage to his ancestral homeland ~
Scotland PLUS the beautiful land of Ireland. Your
Enchanted Garden tour starts as you board your private
motorcoach from Green Bay to Chicago O’Hare. A stop in
Milwaukee will be made for those boarding there.
Overnight flight to Scotland. Enjoy in-flight meals and
entertainment on board the overseas aircraft. (D, B)
Wed, May 11: Arrive
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Castle. (B, D) After
completing immigration
formalities and picking up
your luggage, you will be met
by your CIE Tours
driver/guide in the Arrivals
Hall. After departing the
airport you will enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant.
Then stop for a guided tour of the imposing Edinburgh
Castle, perched high above the city on volcanic rock. You
will also visit the National War Museum before checking
into your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore. Tonight
will be our Welcome Group Dinner at the hotel. Dinner
and overnight: Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh
Thur, May 12: Edinburgh Highlights & Rosslyn Chapel
(B, L) Tour Scotland’s capital
city. We then drive south of
the city to Roslin to visit
Rosslyn Chapel. Founded by
Sir William Sinclair in the 15th
century, this medieval chapel
is rich in unusual carvings and
symbolism. Return to
Edinburgh to visit the Royal
Botanic Gardens. The
Botanics is world renowned for
its horticultural excellence.
Over 70 acres of beautifully
landscaped grounds
provide a tranquil
haven. You will enjoy
afternoon cream tea
amongst the beauty of
the garden. The
remainder of the day is
at leisure. Overnight:
Roxburghe Hotel,
Fri, May 13: Highland Folk Museum & Clava Cairns
(B, D) Journey north to Kingussie to visit the Highland
Folk Museum. Enter the World of the Highlander – to
see, touch, smell and feel the atmosphere as you walk
through the material
remains of 400 years of
Highland life from
clansman to crofter. You
will see the Peaceful and
inspiring Clava Cairns,
which have an
atmosphere all their own.
These cairns at Balnuaran
of Clava give their name
to a set of thirty
monuments which are
distributed up and down
the rivers around
Inverness. Check into
your hotel in Inverness.
Then enjoy some time to
freshen up before dinner
at the hotel. Dinner & Overnight: Palace Hotel,
Sat, May 14: Loch Ness Cruise & Touchstone Maze (B,D)
After breakfast travel to Fort Augustus and embark on a
short cruise on Loch Ness to admire enchanting scenic
views and perhaps spot the famous monster. Then
continue north to Beauly to see the Priory Ruins.
Continue on to Strathpeffer to
visit the Touchstone Maze,
which was made with ancient
rocks. We will then return to
Inverness in time for
dinner at the hotel. Dinner
& Overnight: Palace
Hotel, Inverness.
Sun, May 15: Doune Castle & Falkirk (B,D)
Leaving Inverness drive alongside the famous Loch
Lomond, renowned in song
and also for unsurpassed
beauty of the lake and
mountains. Stop in Doune
to visit Doune Castle, which
was first constructed in the
13th century. The castle was
most likely damaged during the Scottish Wars of
Independence because during the 14th century, the castle
had to rebuild. We then continue on to Falkirk and check
in. Dinner this evening will be at the hotel followed by an
evening visit to view the
Kelpies. The Kelpies,
houses the planet’s
largest equine sculpture
collection. (evening
tours inside are not
available) Dinner &
Overnight: Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk
Mon, May 16: Ferry to Ireland & Ballygally (B, D)
Travel south of Falkirk to just outside of Moniaive to see
Andy Goldworthy’s
‘Striding Arches’
Installation. Then
continue southwest to
Cairnryan to take a ferry
to Larne. Upon arrival
into Ireland you will board
a motorcoach and travel
to Ballygally to check into
your hotel. You may wish
to relax and freshen up
before dinner at the hotel.
Be sure to check out the
beautiful gardens.
The Ballygally Castle
Hotel is a destination all
its’ own. The stunning
Ballygally Castle was built
back in 1625 and is steeped
in history. It overlooks the
golden sands of Ballygally
Bay and has uninterrupted views towards Scotland. The Castle
is said to be the haunt of the previous owners (Lord James
Shaw) wife – Lady Isobella Shaw.
Dinner & Overnight: Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally
Tues, May 17: Giant’s Causeway, Old Bushmills
Distillery & Belfast (B,
D) Today travel along
the north coast of
Ireland to explore the
Giant’s Causeway,
huge hexagonal
columns formed over 60
million years ago. The
huge rocks have given
rise to many legends, especially involving Finn McCool.
Then travel on to make a photo stop at Dunluce Castle
just outside Portrush.
This structure sits on
basalt rock jutting out
over the sea, reached by
a wooden walkway.
Continue on to visit the
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which spans a chasm of
some eighty feet deep.
Its construction once
consisted of a single
rope handrail and
widely spaced slats,
which the fishermen
would traverse across
with salmon they
caught off the island. After your visit, continue to
Bushmills Distillery, which is the world’s oldest whiskey
distillery, having received a license in 1608. Sampling is
included. Return to Ballygally in time for dinner.
Dinner & Overnight: Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally
Wed, May 18: Belfast Sightseeing & Dublin (B) This
morning embark on a Titanic Sightseeing Experience.
Your day includes a guided walking tour, which will
show you around all the
areas associated with the
Titanic. Then visit the
Titanic Belfast. Embark
on a journey through the
life of the Titanic, from
her conception in Belfast
in the early 1900s ~ to her maiden voyage and tragic end.
The exhibition also explores the discovery of the wreck
and live links to current marine expeditions. After your
visit, leave Belfast and travel south through Newry and
Dundalk. Continuing past the gentle hills of the Mourne
Mountains and into the metropolitan region of Dublin.
Upon arrival
you will check
into your hotel
for your last
night in
We intentionally left your day free for independent
shopping, exploring and dining. Overnight: Trinity City
Hotel, Dublin.
Thurs, May 19: Return to the United States (B, S)
After your final Irish Breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to
Ireland as we transfer back to the Dublin Airport in
plenty of time to check in for your flight, clear security
and claim your VAT refund. You may do some last
minute shopping at the duty free stores before boarding
our aircraft and flying west across the Atlantic Ocean.
Upon arrival into Chicago, you will get your luggage and
head to your transfer coach waiting to take you back to
Milwaukee & Green Bay.
David Calhoon
4696 Swan Road, Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 866 - 9367
Jodie Knudson-Baacke
6923 W Wedgewood Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 321-8605
Fax: (414) 321-8610
Email: [email protected]
Terms & Conditions:
Price of Tour includes all items and admissions as listed
on the front page of this tour, under inclusions.
Tour price does not include: Trip cancellation, baggage,
health and medical insurance, meals or excursions not
listed on the tour package flyer, items of a personal
nature and any items not listed on flyer. Group Travel
Protection is available to groups of 15 or more at a rate
of $189.00 pp. and must be purchased at time of
deposit. Gratuity is not included.
Reservations & Payment: To reserve your place on this
tour, complete and sign this Reservation Form as an
acknowledgement that you agree to the conditions of
this contract. Mail your reservation form with your
deposit of $500.00 (plus optional insurance premium)
to ELJO TRAVEL LLC. If you are paying by credit card, we
highly suggest that you call in your credit card to and
mail the reservation form without filling in the credit
card information. Call (414) 321-8605. Space on this
tour is limited. Even though our booking deadline is set
for February 8, 2016, reservations are on a first come –
first served basis. Reservations without proper deposit
cannot be guaranteed. Final payment will be due on or
before February 22, 2016. Final documents will be
distributed approximately 14 days prior to departure.
Cancellations and Refunds: Notice of cancellation must
be made in writing to ELJO TRAVEL LLC. Cancellations
are as follows: 100 to 65 days prior - $280.00 pp; 64 –
35 – 25% per person; Less than 34– non refundable.
Travel Insurance coverage is highly recommended. The
optional travel protection insurance in the amount of
$179.00 is non-refundable from day of purchase.
Inc: Travel Arrangements are being supplied by CIE
TOURS International Inc.
Passenger’s Responsibilities: Passengers must check in
at the appointed pick up area at least 20 minutes before
departure of motorcoach going to Chicago OR at the
airline ticket counter at least two hours prior to
departure time of flight. In addition, you should be in
the departure gate area no less than 50 minutes prior to
flight time. Failure to comply could result in the loss of
your seat to a standby passenger. Passengers are not
permitted to alter their group ticket route, city of origin,
or flight schedules. All passengers must have a valid
passport, which is still valid for six months after the
return of this tour.
Responsibilities of Swanstone Gardens & ELJO Travel
LLC: Swanstone Gardens & ELJO Travel LLC (known as
companies) are independent contractors that arrange
travel services for individuals and groups. Companies
are not agents of the customer or those providing travel
services and do not, in any manner, directly provide
accommodations, transportation, meals or other travel
related services. Companies shall not be liable for any
delayed departure, lost or misplaced luggage,
termination of service, changes in fares or rates, or for
the cancellation of reservations, which are beyond their
control and without notice. All passengers and agents
hereby release and hold harmless all listed parties and
agree to these terms & conditions of participation.
NOTE: If you will not be traveling from Green Bay or
Milwaukee on the motorcoach, or you will be traveling
from another city, ELJO Travel LLC will assist with
alternative travel plans to meet up with this group.
Please call Jodie at 414-321-8605 with your alternative
travel plans.
Swanstone Gardens
Scottish Highlands, Belfast & the Stunning
Antrim Coast of Ireland Tour
May 10 – 19, 2016
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6923 W Wedgewood Dr * Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 321-8605 * FAX (414) 321-8610
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(920) 866 - 9367
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