The following information and the detailed itinerary are provided to make it easy for you to join us on our tours. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at the numbers below. Some of the frequently asked questions are covered in the FAQ section on our website.

How to Book and Pay for Your Trip

Please call Randall Baron Bridge Travel at 502-558-0627 or 502-552-9428 to use your credit or debit card. If you would like to pay by check, please call to reserve your place and mail a check to:

Randall Baron Bridge Travel LLC

7214 Shefford Lane

Louisville,KY 40242

Full payment is due 120 days before your scheduled trip. All payments are non-refundable.

Cost

Almost everything is included. Exceptions include: airfare to and from Ireland, gifts, tips, activities on your own such as golf, plays and movies, pubs, and sightseeing not included on our itinerary.

Deposit to Reserve Your Place

A non-refundable $500 per person deposit will guarantee your space on the tour(s).

Single Supplement

Single supplement is $900 extra, making the total $5270 for the tour. Single rooms are very limited in Ireland so please book your single supplement as soon as possible.

Itinerary Changes

The schedules are as accurate as possible. However, there can be changes do to closures, delays and other circumstances beyond our control. We do our best to ensure that the itinerary is as printed but please be aware that sometimes minor changes must be made.

Insurance

Plans change and life happens so travel insurance is highly recommended. We can advise you about reputable companies to contact. Although Ireland is a very civilized and easy country to travel in (as long as you aren't driving on a narrow road with a huge bus coming from the other direction), we cannot stress enough that you should definitely buy travel insurance. There are various levels of coverage; at the very least you should buy it in case you have a medical or family emergency which doesn't allow you to go. The peace of mind is worth a few hundred dollars. Please take our advice here. Your insurance in the USA is unlikely to cover any issues you have there.

Meals

Breakfasts and dinners will be provided. You will be responsible for lunch costs while you are out sightseeing during the afternoons.

Bridge

We will provide transportation to and from the bridge clubs in the evening; we will pay the card fees at the clubs.

Activities

Everything that is scheduled is completely optional; you might wish to take a day to relax or do something on your own. Non-bridge players will have plenty of possibilities in the evenings since we are staying in hotels in or near cities.

Flights to Ireland from USA

There is a wide range of options. Generally, coach fares in the summer range from about $800 to $1300. You may use frequent flyer miles if you wish. You also have the option to stay for longer at the start or end of the scheduled group dates.

Books about Ireland

There are plenty of great tourist books, novels and movies about Ireland. Two books I would highly recommend are Rick Steves' Ireland 2016 (he knows more about Europe than anyone in the world) and Ireland Eyewitness Travel Series published by DK (Good information but the main reason to have this is the excellent photos throughout). Lonely Planet Ireland is also worthwhile with relevant information also available at their website.

Money

ATMs and banks are available in the cities to acquire and exchange dollars, so taking a large amount of Irish currency is unnecessary. FYI, Ireland uses the Euro and Norther Ireland uses the pound since they are partnered with England.

Phone

The major cell phone companies now have reasonable plans you can sign up for before leaving the USA; you can cancel it once you return. These rates are much better than they were a few years ago. You can also possibly rent a phone in Ireland, but it is easy to simply work it out before you leave from your carrier.

Safety

Ireland is considered one of the safest countries in the world. However, always use common sense; every city has areas that you should avoid, especially alone and at night.