Ireland: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer

Stevie Jay Travel
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Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2018
Group size: 14-32
Ireland: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer

Stevie Jay Travel
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1 review

Deposit: $1200
Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2018
Group size: 14-32

About this trip

WHEN LARRY KANFER goes off the beaten path we can join him to experience Irish towns and scenic landscapes not included on most tour routes. While we visit some well-traveled areas, we try to see them early before the crowds come. Ireland with its forty shades of green and eternally changing weather will provide drama all on its own, along with its spirited people. We mention only some of our sites off the beaten path and save some delight for later. Group size is limited to 32 so do not delay, book today.


• Wicklow Mountains • Wexford • New Ross • Waterford • Kinsale • Ballylickey • Beara Peninsula • Private “living room” concert with David Syme, renowned pianist • Dingle Peninsula • The Burren • Lisdoonvarna • Cnoc Suain • Connemara • Cliffs of Moher • Derryglad • Athlone • Sean’s Bar • Dublin • Howth


Ten days (8) total number of nights

Wexford (2) Talbot Wexford Hotel

Ballylickey (2) Seaview House Hotel

Lisdoonvarna (2) The Burren Castle Hotel

Dublin (2) Herbert Park Hotel


Click here for a printer-friendly flyer. Meet your tour host. Tour is operated by CHR Travel of the United Kingdom. Price is per person based on double or triple room occupancy. Or while single rooms are available, a single supplement is payable to have a room to yourself. Click to contact Stevie Jay.

Travel Document required for US Citizens is Passport valid through the duration of your stay with one blank page; no visa or shots at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate.

Travel Insurance & Global Assistance coverage is available via a Deluxe Group Plan from Travel Guard to cover accident, bags, cancellation/trip interruption charges, delay, emergency evacuation etc. For coverage details see When insurance premium paid with initial payment, Pre-existing Medical Condition Exclusion is waived if all Insured’s are medical able to travel when this plan cost is paid. 

Other terms at are also incorporated by reference. Details and price subject to change, due to conditions beyond our control, such as fuel surcharges, government-imposed taxes and fees. 

Note: other insurance plans may only cover you for certain things and Medicare does not cover you at all outside the USA. Because of licensing issues, Pennsylvania & Montana residents cannot buy TravelGuard's Deluxe Group Plan, but may buy insurance coverage on an individual plan by mentioning that interest in the Notes to the Organizer.

MEALS: Included meals are noted each day with the initials of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with additional letters to distinguish local differences. To make it easier for you when you arrive at each new hotel, we include the first night’s dinner in every stay until the end when we arrive in Dublin. There are plenty of choices and instead include a gala farewell dinner on the last night. Likewise, we include lunches on certain days when it is more convenient for you than having to look for a choice when options may be limited.


EBD50 is the discount code for a $50/person discount for the next 12 to book, by May 31—whichever comes first. Enter the code EBD50 when booking! 

LAND-ONLY Discount is $747/person if not using our air fare and airport transportation (enter the code LAND-ONLY when booking). This would be in the case where you have frequent flier miles or are not wanting to travel on both the same flights with the group, so buy your own air ticket separately. We regret that we cannot issue a single air ticket. 

If you decide you are flying separately after booking, you must call us by May 15.  

Since we head south to Wexford right after the flight's arrival, it is recommended you fly in at least the day before our arrival on September 1 (currently EI flight 124 at 9:50AM) and meet us at the Dublin airport to board our coach. Our return airport transportation will be from the hotel to board EI 123 currently at 11:30 AM; if you need a different time for your flight, you will have to take a taxi.

Note: there are no other discounts or refunds for unused features.

What’s included

  • Central IL departure
    Round trip transportation by private motor coach from Champaign or Bloomington to Chicago O'Hare
  • Baggage handling
    Tips for bellmen at each hotel for one checked bag per person
  • Round trip flights
    Chicago-Dublin, non-stop on Aer Lingus
  • Transfers
    Round trip transportation from airport to hotel
  • Tour manager
    Irish guide, Caroline Gleeson
  • Deluxe touring
    Motor coach transportation, sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Most Meals
    16 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Tea & 4 Dinners
  • Taxes and fees
    $120 current total, subject to change
  • Hotel accommodations
    Four hotel stays, two nights each
  • Tour host
    Larry Kanfer
  • Airline bag fees, if any
    Currently allowed one checked bag free of charge, weighing up to 50 pounds. Overall bag dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 62".
  • Some meals or options
    Optional tours, souvenirs and meals not noted in itinerary. Currently only two options are projected at a cost of $10-20 each.
  • Tax or fuel surcharges
    None projected at this time but could be imposed by governments or vendors.
  • Tips to staff
    End-of-tour tips to tour manager and driver plus a few local guides en route.
  • Travel insurance
    A plan is available to cover a variety of unforeseen circumstances
  • Passport application
    ...or renewal.

Available Packages

Twin or Triple Passenger
Available until Aug 3rd4 left

The per-person price for Twin, Double & Triple Room passengers is the same. Double rooms (one double bed) may only be made as a request and cannot be guaranteed. Triple rooms (usually one double and one single bed) are on request and subject to confirmation. Twin rooms (2 beds) is what we currently hold at each hotel and are confirmed immediately on your booking.

Also choose this, if you are a single and want us to find you a roommate (of the same sex naturally), note that below in the Occupancy section. Likewise choose this, if your roommate is booking separately, note that below in Occupancy also. Otherwise if you want a single room to yourself, click the following Single Room package.

If you want to be covered by travel insurance: choose the twin/triple insurance option below. Otherwise we will understand that you are waiving coverage.

Deposit: $1200
Single Room Passenger
Available until Aug 3rdonly 1 left

A single room has one single bed and is for one person. At some hotels single rooms may be smaller, less well-located rooms.

If you want to be covered by travel insurance: choose the single room insurance option below. Otherwise we will understand that you are waiving coverage.

Deposit: $1200

Available options

Travel insurance, twins or triples, each
Travel insurance, single room traveler
Deposit: $1200

Twin or Triple Passenger


Day 1 Friday 8/31/18
Central Illinois-Chicago-Flight

Larry Kanfer welcomes us aboard our private motor coach to Chicago’s O’Hare airport where we board our non-stop, overnight flight to Dublin on Aer Lingus.

Aer Lingus airplane, Photo by Andrew Thomas

Your Organizer

Stevie Jay Travel
1 review
Stevie Jay, has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for forty years and is a fan of olive trees and pressing oil. Our home page is at


I had a great time. My fellow travellers were a great bunch including our bus driver and tour guides. Hotels were comfortable and much better than I remember from my 1971-1974 tour of duty. Tour guides were knowledgeable. Ed was just great. I missed the European menus the day after I was home. Great food. Looking at another trip. However, I need to get in better shape. We were on the go most of the time and castles and bunkers don't have elevators.