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Irish Connections Tours Announces Expansion

Irish Connections Tours, based in Allegan, Michigan, is announcing two major expansions of tour and vacation services, with:

 1. the establishment of ICT Travel, a full service travel agency, with booking capabilities for world-wide airline, hotel, rental car, cruise and complete travel/vacation needs for individuals and corporate clients. Those who are daunted by internet do-it-yourself vacation booking or those looking for world travel advice from a staff that has traveled extensively, are invited to call ICT Travel for friendly, low-cost reservation, trip planning and consulting services.

2. and the beginning of three new tours, taking ICT clients to:

a. A Southern European Sojourn, exploring southern Germany/Bavaria and its grand castles (Neuswanstein, etc.), the majesty of the Austrian Alps, northern Italy’s mighty Dolomite Ranges, two days in Venice and three days in the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia. This tour (12-14 days) will open this fall, 2012.

b. Croatian Coasts, exploring the spectacular Adriatic coastline and mountains of Croatia, with its rich Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Italian histories, 18th century hilltop villages and grand seaside cities of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Pula and Rovinj. This tour (8-10 days) will open in the spring of 2013.

c. The Southern Star, featuring two weeks in New Zealand, with a week on both the North and South islands, exploring the thermal basins, mountainous vistas and astounding coastlines featured in many movies, including Lord of the Rings. This tour (12-16 days) will open in 2013.

These new tours will supplement ICT’s long-running and popular tours in Ireland (11 choices), Scotland (6 choices) and England/Wales (8 choices).

 ICT also has the following openings in its 2012 seasons, including two weeks of completely open tour choices for the prime of the spring bloom season in the Isles, the final two weeks of May:

1. April 30-May 11 to England/Wales (2 days), Scotland (4 days) and Ireland (4 days); 2 slots open in a four-person tour group, open to singles, couples or two friends, relatives, etc. traveling together.

2. May 13-May 27 – this is an completely open choice period for up to four persons, for Ireland or Scotland or England/Wales (due to an ICT group change to the fall); an opportunity to see the Isles at the height of  rhododendron/azalea bloom time! Open to two, three or four persons.

3. May 28-June 11 to England (six days) and Ireland (four days); two slots open in a four-person tour group, open to singles, couples or two friends, relatives, etc. traveling together.

4. June 13-June 29 to Ireland (15 days of comprehensive Ireland), two slots open in a four-person tour group, open to singles, couples or two friends, relatives, etc. traveling together.

5. June 30-July 6 (six days in Scotland), two slots open in a four-person tour group, open to singles, couples or two friends, relatives, etc. traveling together.

6. Sept. 1-14 (completely open-choice period, where you choose the country/countries, tour length, etc.); open to two, three or four persons

7. Sept. 15-29 (14 days in Ireland), two slots open in a four-person tour group, open to singles, couples or two friends, relatives, etc. traveling together.

8. Oct. 2-Oct. 11 (eight days in Scotland), two slots open in a four-person tour group, open to singles, couples or two friends, relatives, etc. traveling together.

9. Oct. 13-Oct. 28 of completely open tour choice time, you choose country/countries visited, tour length, etc.

Contact Jeff McElwee at Irish Connections Tours (269-673-2281 or 269-650-4231) for further details on touring expansions, ICT Travel agency details, specific openings and/or tour information or any other questions.

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