We are delighted to join forces with the one and only Vanessa Hogle to offer you our Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa HOgle sharing traditions originated from ancient harvest festivals in Ireland particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain (sow an). It celebrated the harvest, end of summer and welcomed in the winter. Its roots are pagan and many of the customs associated with Halloween come from pagan Ireland. Traditions such as lighting fires on the land the night of Oct 31st and driving the cattle between the two fires to cleanse them of evil spirits. Throwing the tea leaves from the tea pot out to the fairies. Blessing the house with holy water to protect it from angry spirits coming through on Nov 1st when the veil is at its thinnest.
We want to share our customs, traditions, culture, our haunted Castles, Abbeys, houses and land with you. Come with Secret Ireland Tours and Haunted Journeys to Ireland and experience the Irish spirits for yourself.
We are keeping up to date with what is happening in Ireland and also what the Government guidelines are. In Ireland all venue's and hotels who have, or intend to open up to the public are going through Safety Charter course. Once they have concluded the course they are awarded with a Certificate. We make sure that all hotels and venue's that we use have the Safety Charter Cert for your safety. We keep up to date with Government guidelines and we will act accordingly. Your health and safety is our top priority.
1 The company requires non-refundable deposits to be paid as per tour in a timely manner. By paying a deposit you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Company.
2 Our tours are all based on double occupancy. There will be an additional supplement for single travelers which will depend on tour taken.
3 Payment for deposit will hold your place, final balance payment will be 30 days before the start of your choice of tour.
4 Installment plans are available for anyone who would like to avail of them.
5 Travel insurance is something that the company strongly suggests all clients purchase to protect their travel investment.
6 Due to limited capacity on coaches, there is a limit of one suitcase per passenger.
7 Participants are responsible for all their property, luggage, backpacks, phone's, laptops etc.
8 The company tour guide will give all participants phone no's of tour guides and driver at the start of the trip or in an email before the start of the trip, it is vital that you keep these in a safe place.
9 At the start of each day your tour guide will tell you what time you should be ready, or to be on the bus for the next day's journey, it is up to you to contact your guide if you missed announcements on times.
10 There is a cancellation fee for participants who cancel within 90 days of the start of trip. Please see contract.
11 Some of our trips require walking over stony roads and pathways, it is advised to always bring strong waterproof walking shoes, and waterproof/windproof outer coats/jackets also.
12 We also advise all participants to let us know of food allergies they have.
13 Each participant is responsible for their baggage being brought from the Coach to their accommodation except in the case where the company have booked porterage. The group will be advised where porterage will take place.
14 Conditions, availability, or contractual obligations may warrant for dates, venues, lodging, talent/celebrity headliners/hosts/guests. Ambassadors, tour guides or transportation modes to be changed or cancelled. It is our intent and obligation, within the best of our ability, to substitute and /or accommodate equal or enhanced alternatives. We will not refund any deposits or payments towards the tour due to these conditions.
15. Conditions, availability, or contractual obligations may warrant for dates, venues, lodging, talent/celebrity headliners/hosts/guests. Ambassadors, tour guides or transportation modes to be changed or cancelled. It is our intent and obligation, within the best of our ability, to substitute and /or accommodate equal or enhanced alternatives. We will not refund any deposits or payments towards the tour due to these conditions.
There is a contract link on the webpage for this tour on our website
www. SecretIrelandToursLLC.com. You are required to sign it and return it by mail (mai@secretirelandtoursLLC.com) or post...Secret Ireland Tours , P.O. Box 75059 Ft Thomas, KY, 41075.
There is a $250 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place on this tour.
Please do NOT book flights until we give you the go ahead.
We stay in 3 and 4 star hotels:
We love to bring you to family run, small rural hotels but we also love to bring you to a Castle to experience it all.
While in Dublin we stay in two hotels that are only 5 mins walk from each other, and it is the same in Sligo. Our last accommodation is an Irish Castle Hotel where you can enjoy all the facilities while there.
The 44 on Main St Swords
The Carnegie Court Hotel Swords
Cawleys Hotel Tubbercurry
Murphy's Hotel Tubbercurry
Fitzpatrick's Castle Killiney
We pick you up from the airport and make our way into Dublin where we visit Kilmainham Jail. This jail was used to hold men, women and children before, during and after famine times in Ireland. Many people died there of starvation. During the 1916 rising to free Ireland from British rule the leaders were captured and jailed there. They were all shot in the court yard which you will see when you go there.
We then take a trip to the famous, very haunted Malahide Castle where you might see the lady in white or the pooka.