By signing up for a tour with O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Tours (OCT) you are agreeing to these tour conditions. Please read the document carefully before making your tour request.
TOUR PRICE GUARANTEE
All tour prices are subject to change without notice due to the season, unpredictability of the currency rates and changing trip costs. However, your price of the tour you have selected will be locked and guaranteed the moment the deposit is received. Please see the website, Osullivanscourthousetours.com for our current tour costs.
Included in the price of the tours:
9 nights hotel accommodations
3 group dinners
2 group lunches
Local guides, musicians, historians as appropriate
All group activity entrance fees
Pickup in Dublin City centre (exact location to be determined)
Transportation from last hotel to Shannon Airport
What is NOT included in the tour price:
Pre- tour and post-tour accommodations
Optional activities during tour
Independent travel during tour
Any transportation outside of tour dates
Any transportation outside of designated tour pickup or drop off locations
Itineraries are subject to change
Ireland is full of surprises. It’s important that we all are flexible enough to take advantage of whatever opportunities may come our way, so we can provide you with the best possible tour. Also, all activities are subject to change due to weather conditions or other unpredictable factors.
To reserve a seat you must agree to these tour conditions and provide us with a deposit.
We take all major credit cards.
We also accept personal checks, bank drafts, money orders made payable to Saundra O’Sullivan
A second payment of 50% of the remaining balance is due no later than 6 months prior to tour start date.
Your final payment of the remaining balance is due no later than 60 days prior to tour start date.
Your final payment due will be on your initial letter and your tour invoice.
Missing your final payment deadline may result in your losing your tour seat.
If a payment is returned for any reason as unpaid we will assess a $35 returned item fee per occurrence. This fee will be added to the applicable tour balance and must be paid in full with the final payment.
Single Supplements (if you wish to guarantee a private room)
Hotels offer a very limited number of single rooms for an additional fee. Therefore, if you want to be guaranteed a private room throughout the tour there is an additional charge of $500, which will be added on to the total of your tour price. If a private room is not available when we receive your tour order, we will contact you immediately, and you will have the option to cancel your tour reservation. Please note a single supplement guarantees a private room and not a larger or upgraded room.
Note: if you are traveling alone and there is an opportunity and you are willing to share a room with another person traveling on their own of the same sex, then you will not be charged a single supplement fee.
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your tour 6 months or more before the start date, we will give you a full refund less a $250 per person processing fee.
For cancellation requests made less than 6 months prior to departure, there is a full refund less the $250 per person processing fee ONLY if your place on the tour can be filled. If your tour seat cannot be filled, we will give you a %50 refund.
For cancellation requests made less than 5 months from departure, a %50 refund will be given only if your tour seat can be filled. If your place cannot be filled, then there will be no refund.
Transferring to another tour date
Plans change sometimes we realize this.
Up to 6 months prior to your tour’s departure date you can change to an alternate tour
In the same calendar year with seats available, applying your existing deposit with no transfer fee. If you transfer to a different tour and the price of the tour you are transferring to is different, the new tour price is applied, and your tour balance will reflect that price in the subsequent payments. If a transfer request is made 5 months or less prior to departure we will be happy to make the transfer without fees only if your seat can be filled on the original tour.
Minimum Numbers for tours:
If a tour is not a GO due to the lack of confirmed seats or something unforeseen beyond our control were to occur, any amounts that have been paid towards a tour will be refunded to you in full. Or, you may choose to transfer to another tour with seats available. Once the transfer or the refund occurs O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Tours and all representatives have no other obligations to tour members on the cancelled trip, including any additional costs or fees related to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or other travel reservations not made by O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Tours.
NOTE: There is a minimum number of guests that must confirm a seat on the tour before a tour officially is a GO. Therefore, we strongly suggest you wait for the email from the liaison for O’Sullivan Courthouse Tours before purchasing any additional excursions or confirming airline tickets.
We have some amazing excursions and events planned for everyone. Our goal is for everyone participating to have a fun and memorable experience. But, sometimes participants on a tour can misbehave or do things that would compromise the safety, comfort, and/or convenience of other members on the tour. In those circumstances we have the exclusive right and discretion to expel someone from the tour at any time. Any travel expenses related to such an action will be solely the obligation of the expelled tour member.
Expectations of tour participants:
Our tours are active, and participant driven. The hotels we are staying in are of very high standard. Hotels in Ireland often do not have all the amenities American style hotels would have, everyone must understand this. There are a few guidelines we have in place to help ensure everyone has a good time.
• You must be able to carry or roll your own luggage on or over uneven surfaces from the bus to the hotel.
• All hotels do not have elevators, you may have to haul your own luggage up or down stairs to your own room.
• Please wear comfortable foot wear. You need to be able to be on your feet for 1-3 hours in some instances. (Remember all activities are optional) You will be walking on concrete that may be slippery if it is wet, and from time to time there will be stairs to manoeuvre. You will need to be able to hop on and off the bus. All participants need to be ready for all weather conditions.
• You will have free time throughout the tour, so it is important you are able to navigate small towns on your own. Maps will be provided.
• Smoking Policy: No smoking or vaping is allowed on the bus or in the hotel. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. If there is any cost related to smoking in a hotel room that cost will be passed on to the irresponsible tour participant.
• Any damage or liability or expenses occurred at any facility visited or hotels we are lodging in will be passed on to the tour participant who is responsible for said damage.
• Luggage: Pack Light. Each tour member needs to be able to manoeuvre their own luggage from the bus and in and out of hotels. We suggest packing in 1 suitcase per person or 1 suitcase per couple. Please bear in mind the bus has limited luggage capacity.
NOTE: Ireland’s weather is very changeable and varied. Layering and comfort is key. Ireland is a very casual country so there is no real need to bring dressy clothing. Again, comfort is key. Ladies, while handbags are cute backpacks are practical. If you want to bring a small bag for going out, we suggest a small cross the body bag, so it allows your hands to be free.