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Tour #3075
Landscape Painting
Destination: Ireland
Depart: June 27 , 2014
Return: July 08, 2014


Course Description

This will be a one week intensive course in “Plein Air Painting” at the Burren College of Art. Students will spend the day in the field (5-8 hours, we will pack a lunch) painting, drawing and sketching the landscape of Ireland in your medium of choice. Lectures and demonstrations and instruction will be given daily. Topics covered, methods, techniques & history of “Plein air Painting”, media (oil paint, watercolor and pastel), sketching and composition.
Students will have the opportunity to work in the studios provided at the Burren College of Art in the evenings and in the event of rain.

We will take 3 day trips to paint at such wonderful sights as the Cliffs of Moher,
the Irish shoreline.
While at the Burren we will be treated to a night of authentic Irish folk tales and attend
a ceili in nearby Kilfenora.

The trip will be wrapped up by 3 days and nights in Dublin where we will tour and sketch at the National Gallery, the Francis Bacon Studio, Hugh Lane(the Dublin City Galleries), and more…
For more information on
Special Topics ART 273
Contact Program Coordinator Academic Travel
Christopher Seubert

Group Itinerary

Day 1 Departure Friday June 27, 2014 Departure

Van transportation to JFK airport
Participants will gather at SUNY Ulster Community College parking lot at 06:30pm

If you arrive to the airport on your own, please make sure to
Check in at 08:35pm - JFK International Airport – Terminal 4- Delta airlines counter
Departure at 11:35pm on Delta Airlines #224 nonstop flight to Shannon
Dinner and breakfast will be served on board

Day 2 to Day 9 Saturday June 28, 2014 -Saturday July 08, 2014

The Burren College of Art

You will arrive Shannon airport on Saturday June 28 at 10:55am local time.
A van will be waiting for the group and transport you to:
The Burren College of Art,
Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
Ph.: 011 353 65 7077200 / Fax.: 011 353 65 7077201

During your stay in The Burren,
you will have 3 days trip to paint
at the Cliffs of Moher
and the Irish Shoreline
and will be treated to a a night
of authentic Irish folk tales and
attend a ceili in nearby Kilfenora.

Day 09 to Day 13 Saturday July 5, 2014 – Tuesday July 8, 2014


Day 09 Saturday July 5, 2014 Dublin

Morning departure from the Burren towards Dublin where we’ll stay the next 3 days at:
Harcourt Hotel Harrington Hall
70 Harcourt Street Dublin 2
Ph.:011 353 1 475 3497 Fax.: 011 353 1 478 1557

During your stay in Dublin,
you will visit the main landmarks of the city,
Have the opportunity to sketch at the
National Gallery of Art
And enjoy the life of this vibrant city

Day 13 Tuesday July 8, 2014 Return to USA
Morning van transportation from our Hotel to Dublin airport

Return non-stop flight with Delta #091 will depart at 10:25am and arrive New York, JFK airport at 12:48 pm local time
Van transportation will be waiting for the group at Kennedy airport.
Estimated arrival at SUNY Ulster Community College will be close to 04:00pm

price per passenger: $3,450.00
This Price Includes

Air Transportation
• Round trip air transportation with Delta as per above flight itinerary
• Airport taxes and surcharges are Subject to change until tickets are issued

Hotels Accommodation based on double and/or triple occupancy
• Burren College accommodation
7 nights accommodation in self catering cottages/apartments.
Housing is equipped with bed linen, kitchen & cooking utensils and laundry facilities.
Participants should bring personal towels.

• Dublin Hartcourt Hotel
3 nights hotel accommodation in Dublin at the Hartcourt hotel or similar
Irish breakfast daily

• Transportation

Round trip van transportation Ulster College – Kennedy airport – Ulster College
Airport hotel transportation in Shannon
Hotel airport transportation airport in Dublin
One way bus transportation Shannon- Dublin
• Program Registration fee

This Price Does Not Include

• Single supplement
Should you be interested in a single room add your request in the registration form comment box
Unless you've requested and paid for a single occupancy or you have appointed a roommate via registration form or e-mail, you will share either a twin or a triple room with a same sex group participant assigned by alphabetical order

• Any other service than the above mentioned
• Cost of personal items such as phone, drinks, laundry, etc...
• Meals other than specified.
• Gratuities to escort and drivers.
• Passport and visa fee
American citizens need a Valid Passport - Do not need a visa to enter Ireland.
If you are not an American Citizen, please check with your Consulate

Payments $ 500.00 7 days after registration – Non later than March 21, 2014
We can’t guarantee the group price, flight reservation or hotel room to participants without deposit by the due date.

$1,500.00 by or before Friday April 4, 2014

Balance by or before Friday May 2, 2014

Make your check payable to Total Tours International
Send it to:
Total Tours International
110-21 East Shearwater Court
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Cancellations We Accept Only Written Cancellations. In Case Of Cancellation Penalties Apply.

From March 21 to April 4, 2014..........$500.00 Cancellation Fee
From April 5 to May 2, 2014..........$1,500.00 Cancellation Fee
After May 3, 2014..........100% of total price Cancellation Fee

No show at the airport ...Cancellation fee 100% of total price
Unused portion of your ticket ...100% of total price - No right to refund
Missing any flight for any reason, will invalidate the rest of your ticket ...No right to refund
Failure to present valid passport and / or visas ...No right to refund

Group tickets changes for the return date are subject to airlines rules, fees,and
any difference in price according to availability.
Must be requested on writing at time of registering and
always before tickets are issued

Group tickets changes of routing are not permitted.

Any date changes after departure must be requested to the airline group desk
at least 14 days prior to your return.
They depend on airline authorization / availability.
Fees are regulated by the airlines.
If the date change is not confirmed by the Airline before your return date
and you do not show at the Airport for your confirmed flight(s) as per your Electronic Ticket
you will be considered as a no show and the Airline will invalidate / cancel
the rest of your ticket..... No right to refund
Airlines policies must strictly apply.

We strongly recommend that you avail yourself of a Travel Insurance Program.
Please contact us for insurance quote at time of sending deposit

Registration Register on line and mail your payment on time to meet deadline.
Make your check payable to Total Tours International
Send it to:
Total Tours International
300 Constitution Ave Unit 412
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Documents to Enter a Foreign Country Possession of documentation is the responsibility of each passenger.
Failure to provide it, may result in denied boarding with no right to refund.


Valid passport
Travellers going abroad need a valid passport.
Some countries require that your U.S. passport be valid for at least six months after your return trip — other countries may require a longer validity.
If your passport expires before the required validity then you will have to apply for a new one. Please check with the Consulate(s) of the country(s) that you plan to visit for further details on requirements.
American citizens can get passport information from the U.S. Depatment of State website at
Non‑American citizens should check with their respective Consulate(s). You will need proper documents to re‑enter the United States.

A visa is a stamp that is added to your passport by a country’s Consulate.
Some countries require a visa in order to enter while others let American citizens enter the country without a visa for a short period of time.
Visa requirements are subject to change without notice.
You must check the entry requirements well in advance of your travel with the Consular officials of the country or countries to be visited,