We want you to know
Please read this information carefully. The payment of required deposits or
full payments for any program in this brochure or website constitutes consent
to the following:
How to make your
: Call your professional travel agent. No one is better
qualified to give you expert advice than your travel agent. Every year,
thousands of travel agents recommend Lynott Tours for quality, dependability
and value for money. Deposits and full payment: Your reservation is subject to
availability at the time your deposit is received. A deposit of $500-$750 per person is due within seven (7) days of making your reservations, unless
advised otherwise. Full payment is due ninety five (95) days before departure.
Some package prices require instant purchase. Your price is guaranteed once
your full payment is received by Lynott Tours, Inc., unless circumstances
beyond our control, such as, but not limited to, increases in taxes, and fuel
related charges. For reservations and payments made closer to your departure
date, a late fee of $25-50 will apply. We accept checks in USD, drawn on a US
bank, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. For payments from
overseas clients, we accept wire transfers only. We can accept payments
in US dollars, euros and pounds sterling. Please ask for our wire transfer
All cruise bookings will automatically
cancel as soon as the final payment is past due. Additionally, there will be no
grace periods or extensions allowed for receipt of final payment. The final
payment date is calculated as 95 days* prior to embarkation date (or cruisetour
Airport Transfers on Escorted Coach Tours
: We provide complimentary
transfers in Ireland and Britain arrording to our schedule, on some tours. If
you have earlier return flights or are using a different airport, you must
arrange for a private transfer.
Escorted Coach Tours Guides:
On some tours, where the number of
passengers does not exceed our minimum number to allow operation of a private
departure, tours may be combined on one coach without affecting the content of
the tour. On departures with 19 persons or less, some tours may operate
by a vehicle with a driver/guide.
: Maximum dimensions of luggage cannot exceed 62 inches per bag.
Porterage of one suitcase per person is included on motorcoach tours. Baggage
is at owner's risk throughout unless specifically insured. Small articles
(coats, umbrellas, etc.) are entirely under the care of the passenger. Airlines
between Ireland and Britain and the continent have LOWER weight restrictions
than transatlantic flights. If you are taking Ryanair, Flybe, Aer Lingus or
others between countries PACK LIGHT. RESTRICTIONS CAN BE AS LOW AS 15 KILOS OR
33 POUNDS, AND 1 SUITCASE ONLY IS ALLOWED.
Passports and Visas:
All passengers must have passports valid for 3
months after their trip. Visa are not required for U.S. and Canadian passport
holders. Other foreign national passengers are advise to check with their
consulate for other entry requirements. We also recommend that you make a
photocopy of the picture page of your passport and keep it with you, separated
from your passport. It will be helpful in the event that you lose your passport
while traveling. We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for six
months beyond the completion of your trip.
arrangements will be provided as described in each individual tour.
Accommodations are subject to availability at time of deposit. We reserve the
right to substitute hotels, guesthouses and sightseeing features listed herein
for accommodations in similar categories as conditions may require. Hotel
categories are subjective and are the opinions of Lynott Tours' staff.
Self-drive vouchers designated for one country may not be used in another, and
vouchers for B&B's may not be used at hotels, or vice versa. Although early
check-in is requested, rooms may not be ready for occupancy until 2PM.
are available on some tours at the same price per person as
a twin room. This may not be comfortable for three adults.
Lynott Tours reserves the right to accept or reject any
person as a tour participant.
Disabled Participants and those with limitations:
requiring special attention should be reported to us at the time the
reservation is made. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special
needs of disabled tour participants, but we are not responsible in the event it
is unable to do so, nor are we responsible for any denial of services by
carriers, hotels, restaurants or other independent suppliers. As our coaches
are not equipped with wheelchair ramps, all tour members must be able to mount
3 or 4 steps into coach. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance
to a tour member for walking, dining, getting on and off motorcoaches and other
transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. Travelers who need such
assistance must be accompanied by a qualified companion. Hand controls for car
rentals are special equipment and may not be available at all locations.
Some airlines do not allow you to travel with your own oxygen
canisters. If requested, we can arrange oxygen on board, and at our
destinations at added cost. Passengers requiring wheelchairs should bring their
own for added comfort, but we can also provide these if needed. Electric
are not allowed on our larger coach tours, but may be accepted on
our smaller size tours.
Rates for children apply when the child shares
accommodation with two full paying adults. For safety and security purposes,
children under 18 years of age must be booked into a room with at least one
accompanying adult. On self-drive tours, rates include accommodations only.
Sightseeing and dinner is not included. When a child is free, breakfast is not
included. On CIE tours, children under 8 are not permitted to travel on coach
First night reservations on self-drive tours
: If you do not specify a
location at the time of booking, we reserve the first night for you at our
choice of location at no charge. Bookings are automatically made as near as
possible to your arrival airport and are always within one hour of your arrival
city. If you would prefer another selection or location or an open voucher for
the first night, you must advise us when making your reservation. If you change
your mind later, there will be a revision fee in addition to a reservation fee.
Pre-reserved and open B&B
: The accommodations are on a space-available basis. Pre-reserved
requests should be made at the time of booking with your travel agent. Second
and third choices should be provided. Fees apply. Please see individual
programs for charges. We will endeavor to secure reservations as requested, but
reserve the right to substitute the closest available accommodation. In the
event that you are forced to cancel the tour, your reservation fee is
non-refundable. Accommodations not pre-reserved are subject to availability,
are designed to be booked as you drive along and a limited number of rooms may
be allocated for this purpose. Please note that many B&Bs in Britain set a
reservation leadtime of 1 to 4 days. In Ireland, we have an Online Vouchers
Reservations System. This site will allow customers travelling with Lynott
Tours B&B Vouchers to pre-book any of our properties before they arrive for
their stay in Ireland. The online service is available once you have paid in
When do you receive your documents?
No later than two weeks prior to
departure, unless requested earlier. If you request the list of hotels and/or
guest homes prior to the shipment of documents - a $25 shipping and handling
fee will be incurred and must be paid prior to shipment.
To promote an
enriching travel experience, we reserve the right to accept or reject any
client and to remove from a tour any person whose conduct is incompatible with
the interest of the tour group.
Fees ranging from $25-50 will be charged for every revision
made, including name changes. These are non-refundable should you eventually
cancel. BANK FEES OF UP TO $25 WILL BE CHARGED FOR EACH TIME A CREDIT CARD IS
DECLINED. Bank fees apply when a check is unpaid by your bank.
We understand that your
trip can take a year to prepare for, but only a second to ruin. While you can't
do anything to prevent unforeseen inclement weather, illness, injury, baggage
loss or many other unpredictable circumstances either before or during travel,
you should definitely consider purchasing travel insurance when traveling with
Lynott Tours. As a valued Lynott Tours client, we want to make sure that you
cover your travel investment. Therefore, we have partnered with Travel Guard,
the leading travel insurance company, to provide a comprehensive travel
insurance plan at an affordable cost. Travel insurance is strongly recommended
and we suggest that you consider this valuable coverage in addition to your own
health insurance policy or other existing insurance policies, should certain
other unexpected events arise while traveling. Details will be sent with your
trip confirmation and the insurance will be included in your trip package as
shown on the trip invoice. You may purchase the protection plan at anytime
prior to your final trip payment date but to receive the pre-existing medical
condition waiver, you must do so within 7 days of making your initial trip
deposit. To decline the travel insurance, you must sign and return the waiver
portion of the insurance information provided with your trip confirmation to
our office. The cost of the insurance coverage will then be deducted from your
: Penalties and restrictions are different for each
fare type. There is a fee for changing or canceling any airline reservation.
Minimum charge is $40. These can run as high as 100%. Please ask for details.
For land only bookings: If cancellation
is received in writing by Lynott Tours, Inc. more than 70 days before
departure, you will lose your deposit. For cancellations closer to departure,
the additional penalties are: 69-46 days-35% of tour price; 45-8 days-45%; 7-0
days-100%. If we cancel a tour, we will offer a substitute. If this
alternative is not acceptable, our liability is limited to the return of your
payments. We cannot assume liability for any fees relating to cancellation of
air tickets or other services. Higher penalties apply on some tours, as shown on the page featuring those tours. TRAVEL INSURANCE
& Most Other Tours:
For land only bookings: The operator reserves the
right to deduct out-of-pocket expenses. The minimum charge will be the loss of
deposit and charges may run as high as 100%. Penalties are the higher of loss
of deposit or: 75-31 days 35%; 30-8 days 50%;7 days or less 100%. If amount
stated is less than deposit, you will lose your deposit. Reservations cancelled
within a week before departure are non-refundable. Pre-reserved itineraries
incur substantial added costs when canceled. These penalties are in addition to
the above: RESERVATION FEES, REVISION FEES, THEATRE TICKETS, RAIL TICKETS,
LATE FEES. Please check the
appropriate charges for your tour when making your reservations.
: Unused hotel accommodations, or any other unused service or
feature are not refundable nor exchangeable for other accommodations or
features unless as a result of extraordinary circumstances. YOU MUST CONTACT
OUR OVERSEAS OFFICES WHILE TRAVELING. All claims for refunds must be submitted
in writing within 60 days of completion of the tour. If you contest the charges
on your credit card, and you are found to be incorrect, you fees charged to us
by the bank will be passed along to you. This is at minimum $25 per
: Airfare (except where shown), departure, customs,
immigration and security taxes, pfc's, taxes on gas, insurance and other
related items, passport fees, visas where required, tips to your tour director
and driver, laundry, telephone calls, any other items of a personal nature,
meals not specified on itineraries and items not on the table d'hote menu, any
future tax increases, sightseeing in the quiet season and any other items not
specifically mentioned. Fees charged by your bank for credit card or other
transactions are not included.
All rates shown are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise
shown and do not include future government taxes or surcharges, or future
additional service charges. These rates are based on tariffs and tax rates in
effect as of October 24, 2018 and may be subject to change without notice. Each
individual tour price includes charges for research, itinerary preparation and
planning, currency transfer and booking procedures. In each case, the quoted
price represents a complete package price and an itemization of individual
component prices will not be rendered under any circumstances. In order to
protect your price, we recommend that you pay in full and on time. Rates do not
apply over St. Patrick's Week, Easter, Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year's.
Larger coach tours in Ireland, Britain and Scotland are operated by CIE Tours.
Other suppliers include Rabbies Tours, Backroads Touring, Evan Evans Tours, etc.
Lynott Tours, Inc. (hereinafter
called the tour operator) is responsible to the tour member for supplying the
services and accommodations offered as stated in the brochure describing the
tour purchased by the tour member, but as to all services and accommodations
furnished, the tour operator expressly disclaims all responsibility or
liability over any matter whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or expense to
property or person due to any cause whatsoever occurring during the tour or
otherwise. All tickets, vouchers and orders are furnished and issued subject in
all respects to the foregoing and to any and all terms and conditions under
which the transportation and other services and accommodations provided thereby
are offered and/or supplied. The operator and/or their agents can accept no
responsibility for losses and accidental expenses due to changes in schedules,
sickness, weather, strikes, terrorism, war, quarantine or other causes. All
such losses or expenses will be borne by passengers. The right is reserved to
decline to accept or return any person as a member of any tour or to cancel or
alter the tour. All air carriers and any other transportation companies whose
services are featured in these tours are not to be held responsible for any
act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their
conveyance. Airline liability for passenger baggage is limited by their
tariffs. The services of any I.A.T.A. carrier may be used in conjunction with
The statements herein and the contract between tour participants and the
Operator are made and entered into in Mineola, New York. Any claim which cannot
be settled amicably must be litigated in a state court for Nassau County, New
York and shall be governed by the laws of New York State.
A Note about Airfare:
It is your responsibility to provide us with:
Under the Secure Flight program, passengers will be required to provide: ·
Full name (as it appears on passenger's identification document) · Date of
birth · Gender. We are not responsible if you are denied boarding, appear
on the "no fly" list.
Please Email Us For Information
Questions? Call Lynott Tours at 1 (800) 221-2474 USA Canada; 01 516 248 2042 ELSEWHERE
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