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Genealogy and Bespoke Tours - WAYF?

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“What are your fractions?” I was once asked by someone in the USA who claimed Irish heritage. “One sixteenth” came the proud reply. We are dedicated to helping you in your search for records of family history for past generations along with the fun of an active bike vacation in Ireland.

Dates WAYF? | Prices WAYF? | Included WAYF? | Extras WAYF?

Brand new for 2012, and a unique bike tour offering, you can now follow in the footsteps of your ancestors, learn all about the periods of  mass emmigration from Ireland, visit homesteads and museums, learn all about what life would have been like for them and, with the help of a professional Geneologist, identify your lineage.  We will be offering this unique experience all from the saddle of your bike!

Rosie O Donnell finds her Irish roots

A pre-trip consultation (we recommend at least 12 weeks in advance) with an professional Geneologist will help you identify the area from which your ancestors came.  You will need to provide basic information such as:

  • Family names and first names
  • Approximate area (eg. “Co Cork” or better; “near Bantry, Co Cork”)
  • Year they entered the USA, Canada etc.
  • Marriage dates, subsequent birth dates of issue/children once in USA, Canada etc.
  • As much relevent information as you can provide to us

 

Fresh Eire Adventures will design a customised or bespoke trip around this area for you and your companions or family once a positive family tree has been identified.

 

We will meet with a local historian who will describe how life would have been for your Ancestors during this period.  We shall visit significant places of interest such as local places of worship and burial, markets (past and present), the local land owners house and property (of which it is likely your Ancestor would have been a tenant), local resources (eg. Libraries and Land Registries).

Where possible, we will make contact with any living relatives you might have in the area and arrange for you to meet with them - perhaps in their family home!

Available on all our Ireland tours, the WAYF? package is available as a customized option from as low as $7990 for two people sharing, for a single instance of ancesteral research (that is, one family).  Bring your family and receive a significant discount on groups of 6 or more.

If we are researching more than one family, and in more than one region, then we can also design a tour which encompasses both families during the same trip; e.g. two full days allocated to each ancesteral family.  Where there are more than two families to be researched then we would have to further customize the trip further and extend it into a second trip week.  For this we would apply charges based on extra days, or by the week; whichever is the cheaper.

This is a 5 night, 6 day Fresh Eire Adventure including 5 nights accomodation on a B&B basis, 4 dinners, 3 lunches and all the usual extras and trimmings expected of a Fresh Eire Adventure like Giant or Trek Hybrid bike (electric bike available at extra cost), full vehicle support, all baggage transfers etc.

The tour will begin at either Dublin or Shannon Airport and will end at the closest city to the end of the trip so you can continue your adventure, or avail of a transfer to another city of your choice. 

If, for example, you fly into Shannon Airport and we design a custom trip around your family heritage in County Cork, then your trip will begin in Shannon and will end in County Cork.  At the end of your trip you can choose between an included transfer to either Cork City or back to Shannon Airport.  If you'd like we can transfer you to Dublin for an extra charge.  If you are planning on taking a Fresh Eire Adventures Dublin Extension package (such as the Dublin Gastronomy & Literature Weekend) then we will transfer you to Dublin with our compliments.

Our Classic accommodations include 3 and 4 star hotels and inns while our LUXURY accomodations include 4 and 5 star hotels.

Please talk to us today about designing the ultimate trip to Ireland for you and your family. We are the only Bike Tour company offering such a unique tour!

What are your fractions?
Martin Sheen talks about his fractions


Dates WAYF?

Owing to the nature of the trip, all dates are customised. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Generally we require up to 12 weeks advance notice so that we can do our best to research your ancestors and family tree.

Our Bespoke (made to measure) tours can be runs according to the best start date for you. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Prices WAYF?

CLASSIC $3995 pps (single supplement $500)

LUXURY $4995 pps (single supplement $800)

Included WAYF?

  • Use of Giant Hybrid bike, Bell or Giro Helmet, handlebar bag, route notes & maps
  • Pre trip Consulation with a Professional Geneologist and on-site meeting with him/her when you arrive.
  • Fresh Eire Adventures Water bottle
  • Transfers from Shannon on start/end day (or elsewhere by request)
  • 4 exquisite dinners & wine
  • 3 gourmet lunches & wines
  • Admissions to all included attractions & tastings
  • Baggage transfers
  • Tips for hotels/restaurants
  • Healthy snacks, water, full guiding services, support vehicle.
  • 5 nights B&B in 3 & 4 star (Classic), 4 & 5 star hotels (luxury) with Full Irish or Continental breakfast

Extras WAYF?

  1. Upgrade to a Giant Defy or Bianchi Nirone 7 (or similar) alu-road bike (available at extra cost).
  2. Upgrade to an electric hybrid bike (available at extra cost)
  3. Self-Guided Extension packages available in Galway, Dublin.
  4. Gratuities for Guides
  5. Golf Club hire (you are welcome to bring your own of course!)

 

Additional Guided services or Fresh Eire Adventures packages.

Co. Wicklow Escape (ex Dublin)

Includes gourmet lunch at Powerscourt, visit to Monastic site of Glendalough, Dinner and Irish dancing show at the world famous Johnny Fox's 'Hooley Nights'.

  • Pick up Shelbourne 9am, Return 10.30pm.
  • Includes full guiding services, gourmet lunch in Powerscourt, dinner & Irish dancing show at Johnny Fox's and all entrance fees.
  • $399 per person.
  • $749 euro per couple.
  • $999 for group of 3 persons.
  • $1149 for group of up to 4 persons
  • $279 per person thereafter

Advance booking is required.

 

Spa or Golf in the K Club* (ex Dublin)

Includes green fees on Arnold Palmer designed Ryder Cup (2006) course, clubhouse lunch, Buggy rental, all transfers. Clubs may be hired for an additional charge. If you’d prefer to spend the day in the spa, then the package includes 2 treatments and an all day pass including lunch. Additional treatments may be booked for an additional charge.

  • $699 single
  • $1199 per couple
  • $1799 for group of 3 persons
  • $2199 or a group of 4 persons.

*Advance Booking is required, Subject to availability. Four players maximum per tee-time.

Additional players must book an additional tee-time.

 

Day trip to Waterford and Kilkenny (ex Dublin)

  • Includes visit to Waterford Crystal Museum, Reginald’s Tower, gourmet lunch in Mount Juliet Estate, walking tour of Kilkenny Castle, Museum of Design Icons at Newbridge Silver.
  • $799 single
  • $1299 per couple
  • $1899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $2299 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $549 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Cliffs of Moher & The Burren (ex Dublin, ex Shannon or Galway)

  • Includes Guided Day trip to the world famous Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Pulonabrone, Kilfenora, pub lunch, all entrance fees.
  • Departs Galway city centre 11am, return 6pm
  • $299 single
  • $549 per couple
  • $749 for a group of 3 persons
  • $999 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

  • Departs Dublin city centre 9am, return 7.30pm
  • $399 single
  • $749 per couple
  • $999 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1199 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required

 

  • Departs Shannon Airport 11am, return Galway 5pm, Dublin 7pm
  • $349 single
  • $649 per couple
  • $899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1099 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Inis Mor, Aran Islands (ex Galway)

Includes Guided day trip to Inis Mor (the largest of the Aran Islands) entrance to Dun Aengus, bike hire, transfers from/to Galway city centre, lunch at Padraigin's Thatched Cottage, time for shopping in the Aran Sweater Market.

  • Departs Galway City Centre 9.30am, return Galway 6pm
  • $349 single
  • $649 per couple
  • $899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1099 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

  • Departs Galway City Centre 9.30am, return Dublin 8pm
  • $449 single
  • $849 per couple
  • $1099 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1299 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Inis Mor, Aran Islands (ex Dublin or Shannon Airport)

Includes Guided day trip to Inis Mor (the largest of the Aran Islands) entrance to Dun Aengus, bike hire, transfers from/to Galway city centre, lunch at Padraigin's Thatched Cottage, time for shopping in the Aran Sweater Market.

  • Departs Dublin City Centre 7.30am, Shannon Airport 8.30am, return Dublin 8pm
  • $499 single
  • $899 per couple
  • $1199 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1499 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $300 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

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