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Ireland for the DeafThis Irish Immersion tour is for the deaf and hard-of-hearing!

× June 20 - 27, 2010 - $1210 per person + airfare

After a long search trying to find tours that offer the basic features of an escorted tour without all of the structure - and the tour company found us!

If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, what better way to experience that than to travel to Ireland for a week with other deaf and hard of hearing travelers? Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing week includes exclusive tours and events specifically designed to enhance your experience! Travel with others from all over the United States and immerse yourself in the social culture of Ireland. From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Bunratty, you will experience the best of Ireland without a rigid travel itinerary that requires you to be in bed by 10:00PM and up by 7:30AM for the day’s activities.

This Ireland tour package provides the necessary transportation, accommodations, tour and event schedules, but you choose how much or how little you wish to do, and more importantly, when you want to do it! Tenon Tours will provide one interpreter for every 10 travelers and will customize your tour to meet the specific needs of the group.

The Ireland Trip for Deaf/HH sets Tenon Tours apart from other Irish tour operators by allowing you the opportunity to visit our featured hotels and explore the featured tours whether you are traveling alone or with friends. YOU have the power to choose, no matter what – a difference that puts Tenon Tours above all others.

What's Included:

  • 7 nights in premiere city-center hotel accommodations
  • Overnight stays in Dublin, Galway, Killarney, and Bunratty
  • Airport Transfers
  • All transfers from town to town while in Ireland
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Tour Host or Emergency Contact available 24/7
  • ASL Certified Interpreter (Ratio of 1:10 Interpreter to Travelers*)
  • Complete offering of tours and events
  • Welcome party in Dublin*
  • Farewell party at Durty Nelly’s in Bunratty*
  • Airfare available from most US departure cities (additional)

*Minimum of 10 travelers required for inclusion

Itinerary:

Day 1: Saturday, June 19th – Depart the U.S. (Flight not included in tour cost)

Day 2: Sunday, June 20th – Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

Arrive in the early morning to Dublin International Airport, where you will get your airport transfer. You will have this day at your leisure to check out the shops on Grafton street, Trinity College, or start your 24 hour pass on Dublin’s hop-on/hop-off City Tour Bus. For those of you who would like to immerse yourself into the local sporting culture, the featured event will be a Gaelic Football or Hurling Match at Croke Park. Be sure not to miss tonight’s welcome party* hosted at a nearby pub where the Tour Host/Interpreter* will offer a short “Introduction to Ireland” while you get to meet the others traveling with you all week!

Day 3: Monday, June 21st, Dublin to Galway

Spend the morning recovering from last night’s welcome party or finish exploring the streets, shops, and pubs of Dublin. You may choose to join in a tour of the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a complimentary pint in the top-floor Gravity Bar overlooking Dublin. This afternoon, board your coach bus for a relaxing ride through the Irish countryside to Galway on the west coast.

Day 4: Tuesday, June 22nd, Galway

Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast at your leisure this morning. The day is yours to experience Galway at your own pace or take advantage of the featured tour of the Connemara region, well known and loved by artists for its unspoiled beauty. Ask your tour host/interpreter* for details or for a list of local pubs & attractions.

Day 5: Wednesday, June 23rd, Galway

Today you can challenge your mates to a local pub crawl, or take advantage of the featured tour to the Aran Islands, Europe’s easternmost point where Gaelic is the first language of its residents and is considered the foothold of Irish culture. Tonight you are free to roam the restuarants and pubs on Quay Street.

Day 6: Thursday, June 24th, Galway to Killarney

Wake up to your traditional Irish breakfast, pack up your room, and board the bus to Killarney. Check-in before taking in Killarney at your own speed, or try a Jaunting Cart Ride through Killarney National Park.

Day 7: Friday, June 25th, Killarney

Another day to explore Killarney – you may join our trip around the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula, Ireland’s most popular scenic areas with the country’s highest mountains on one side and Atlantic coast on the other. Bike tours are also available or you may enjoy the local scene of Killarney, it’s always your choice! Tonight, take part in a local pub crawl with your mates.

Day 8: Saturday, June 26th, Killarney to Bunratty

Depart Killarney and check-in to the Bunratty Castle Hotel for the final stop. Take full advantage of the serenity as you wind down from a wild week. Today you may want tour the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park or join our excursion to see The Burren and majestic Cliffs of Moher. This evening, a “Medieval Banquet” is available to you as a dinner show to remember, before the farewell party at Durty Nelly’s may be one you forget!

Day 9: Sunday, June 27th, Bunratty to Shannon/Home

Say goodbye to Ireland and your new friends as we leave Bunratty for Shannon to board your return flights home.

Safe travels and we’ll see you next year!

*Tour Host and Welcome Parties/Events are based on a minimum of 10 combined travelers traveling on the same week
**Bolded items are completely optional to give you the flexibility to spend your time as you choose! More optional tours are available on the featured tours tab
Itinerary subject to change.