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The Happy Traveler US

Invites you to


August 2023

Day to Day 


Fly from the USA on or before August 8th to arrive for the first day of our program -August 9


Arrive: Dublin  International Airport   

Welcome to Ireland!              

The cost of our wonderful trip


All rates per person, land only, based on twin or double-bedded rooms

based on a minimum of 20 paying participants 

If you would like a private, single room there is an additional fee of $980

If you would like to have a roommate and do not have one we will try to find one for you, though we can not guarantee this. If a roommate is not available then the participant must incur the single supplement fee.


NOW if interested as this trip is based on a first come first serve basis

Payment Schedule

This is a first come first serve program. We recommend you send your deposit before November 20, 2022, to ensure your place on the trip.

Deposit now due: $2,000 (if you are a participant originally scheduled for this trip in 2020, postponed due to the Covid- shutdown, your deposit is $1,000, due at this time)

January 31, 2023..$1,870

March 31, 2023...$1,870

May 31, 2023.......$980 if applicable, single supplement is due and any add-ons are due such as extra night(s) in hotels and or Steam Train High Tea et al will be due  on or before this date

Payments can be made by:


To phone number 3109202512



Rosemary Swade

If you pay by Venmo please write "Ireland and Scotland" in the note section and DO NOT slide the button to Turn on for Purchases or it will cost you an additional 2%


By personal check, please email The Happy Traveler US for the mail address

A registration form will be emailed when the deposit is received 


NEED more time in Ireland? Join us before the rest of the group arrives...

August 5-9

The pre-Ireland trip begins in Dublin on August 5th

Together on this 4-day trip, we will:

  • Have dinner while watching a Traditional Irish Dance with a Traditional Irish Music show at the famous Abbey Tavern!
  • Visit the beautiful Wicklow Mountains
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
  • Visit the Waterford Crystal Factory
  • Visit The Rock of Cashel, known for St. Patrick’s most famous sermon
  • Visit the charming town of Killarney
  • Go around the wild, beautiful Dingle Peninsula, (more beautiful than the Ring of Kerry) before meeting up with the rest of the group on August 9th


Rosemary will be your fearless leader on this optional trip!

Accommodations for 4 nights, all entrances, 1 dinner with a traditional music and dance show, all breakfasts, transportation (excepting transfer at the DUB airport, to the hotel- a short taxi away from the airport to the hotel on the 1st night of this trip)


Per person, double occupancy: $1,980 (based on a minimum of 6 participants)

Single Supplement $380

Let Rosemary know if you are interested and we will send you more information!

Cancellation Policy 

If The Happy Traveler US cancels the trip for any reason you will receive a full refund on all monies paid to The Happy Traveler US. If you wish to cancel your participation in this trip, you need to inform The Happy Traveler US in writing or by e-mail. The cancellation date is when The Happy Traveler US receives your written notice.


December 1, 2022... Full Refund available no penalty

December 2, 2022............. All monies refunded less $800  plus any other *non-recoverable costs

March 15, 2023................... Penalty is $1,950.00 plus any other *non-recoverable costs

April 15, 2023 .................... Penalty is $2,500 plus any other *non-recoverable costs

May 16, 2023 ......................No refund available

Please note: After May 16, 2023, and once the trip has begun there will be no refund of any part of the trip due to illness or non-participation of any sort.

*A non-recoverable cost is anything that was prepaid without the possibility of The Happy Traveler US procuring a refund, such as the nonrefundable purchase of pre-paid museum tickets or entrances to historical sites and the like or accommodations that require advance deposits or payments.

However, by purchasing travel insurance these “non-recoverable costs” may be remitted to you from your travel insurance company.

Covid-19 or Non-Participation for Any Reason Policy

Trip participants must follow the health and Covid policies of all countries visited, and in the USA. 

At the time of this writing (November 2022) the countries we will be visiting have no vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements for travelers or Covid-positive individuals. The Happy Traveler US will inform participants of any changes in Covid-related restrictions before the trip.


• If a trip participant contracts Covid-19 or becomes ill during the tour they will NOT be required to leave the group. Please consult with Rosemary Swade and Dimitrji Wentner to decide for themselves what their best course of action should be. Such actions might include leaving the group, or continuing the trip with social distancing, mask-wearing, and skipping group meals.

• The Happy Traveler US or Rosemary Swade or Club Europe will not refund trip participants for any portion of the trip missed due to Covid or any other reason.

If a participant must stay in a location longer than the scheduled itinerary for any reason The Happy Traveler US or Rosemary Swade or Club Europe will not be responsible for any accommodations, transportation, air, or any other costs the participant may incur.

• Participants should seek reimbursement from their travel insurance carrier for any medical costs, trip cancellation or trip interruption, etc. 

FYI- If you cancel your trip for any reason Travel Insurance claims require written advice from a physician stating that you should cancel your trip.

Please note:

Though highly unlikely,  and only as needed for the benefit of the group, The Happy Traveler US reserves the right to change accommodations, routes, itinerary, or anything else deemed necessary due to closers, illness, acts of God, war, unknown or unannounced closures, etc.  

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