Having read through the brochure, you've probably got an idea of where and when you want to go. If you're still undecided or need more information, please give us a call and we'll be more than happy to answer questions or send out more information.
Simply write, email or telephone and let us know your chosen country, dates and your group size and we'll hold the space for you for 21 days. PLEASE NOTE YOU'RE NOT UNDER ANY OBLIGATION, this simply gives you time to collect the €20.00 deposits and gather interest from your group members.
At the end of the 21 day provisional period, we require your signed booking form and deposits of €20.00 per person. Upon receipt of this we will send you a booking confirmation. Should we not receive your confirmation, the booking will automatically lapse.
Six weeks after the first deposit is paid, we require a further deposit of €80.00 per person.
A final invoice will be sent to you 10 weeks before departure and this is due for payment no later than 8 weeks before your departure.
Final details of your itinerary, transport, etc. will be sent to you approximately one month before your departure.
We have promotional DVD’s of most of our destinations which are free to loan for you to show your group.
Leaders handbooks are available for all destinations giving full details of activities, excursions and local information.
Our tour advisers are available at certain times of the year to visit groups, or attend a parents evening to give a presentation and answer any questions you may have.
If you wish to receive further information, loan a DVD or arrange a visit from one of our tour advisers, please call, email or complete our. enquiry form on our website.
Passport information Please note passports are required for most of our featured destinations. It is the party leaders responsibility to arrange either individual passports or a group collective passport and to ensure that all party members comply with passport and visa requirements. www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie
Please note that full paying passengers exclude any concessionary places.
The named party leader travels free of charge, i.e. the 21st place is free.
Choose whichever of the following gives you the most benefit:
Choose whichever of the following gives you the most benefit:
Travel free of charge.
Travel at 50% of the tour price.
The operation of each tour is subject to minimum numbers being achieved to make the tour viable to operate. In the unlikely event that the minimum number to run your tour is not reached, we will inform you no later than 20 weeks before your departure date offering you the choice of an acceptable alternative or a full refund of all your deposits paid to date.
Any compensation for delays must be covered by your travel insurance policy.
As a regulation of ABTA we are required to advise all clients to consult their doctors regarding any innoculations required for the country they are visiting. All group members should be in possession of a European Health Insurance Card. www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie
We are obliged to make all passengers aware of the risk of DVT while undertaking long journeys by coach or air. For further information we recommend you view the government website: www.dh.gov.uk
To obtain up to date advice on travelling to your chosen destination, visit the Foreign Office website: www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie
A summary of the Association of British Travel Agent’s protection and consumer services can be found by visiting their website: www.abta.com
Travel insurance is not included in the brochure price. We strongly advise that all groups travelling with us are adequately insured and that all activities that are to be undertaken are covered.
Should any members of your group have any disabilities or requests, please ensure this is added to your booking form. We do have a limited number of centres in each destination that are suitable for members with limited mobility. However, for groups travelling by coach, please note we do not supply coaches with wheelchair lifts. Mobility scooters will only be carried if permission has been obtained in advance from this office. Please be aware that some of our activities listed may not be suitable and that excursions and places of interest may not be accessible for all.
With this travel option as the coach remains with you in resort there is also 500 kilometres free use of the coach for excursions.
As these tours are for exclusive use of the coach, the cost varies depending on the number in your group. As a coach costs the same to hire regardless of the number of people using it, the more people travelling on it, the cheaper it gets. Smaller groups travelling to the same destination, who do not mind sharing the same coach, can if they wish join up for the journey, so long as they arrive and depart from the same airport and the times are similar. This way everyone avails of the cheaper price. Remember, even if you share the coach with another group, you still each have your own self-catering accommodation centre.
Approximate journey times to resort in hours
|From||Charleroi||Frankfurt Hahn||Memmingen||Karlsruhe||Paris Beauvais|
|Gorges du Tarn-France||12||N/A||N/A||N/A||8|
|The Danube Bend-Hungary||17||15||11||13||N/A|
Though not conclusive, below is an example of the different airports to where you could fly and the coach transfer times from there to destination
|Destination||Country||Arrival Airports||Transfer time|
|Gorges du Tarn||France||Rodez||1 hour|
|Gorges du Tarn||France||Carcassonne / Marseille||4-6 hours|
|Karlstejn||Czech Republic||Prague||1 hour|
|Danube Bend||Hungary||Budapest||90 mins|
|Istria||Croatia||Venice (Treviso)||5 hours|
|Slovensky Raj||Slovakia||Krakow||4 hours|
|Lechtal||Austria||Memmingen/karlsrhue||2 – 4 hours|
You can either book the flights yourself, or if you wish, we can book them for you. However to do this we need a list of all passenger names as is on their passports, and payment for the cost of flights in advance. Once booked, these flights cannot be changed, and name changes are only possible for a supplementary charge.
You do not have to worry about flights yet as these are usually best booked in January or February of the year travelling when we continuously surf the net to try to get the cheapest fare for you. But do not wait till then to book your summer camp with us because by that time most destinations are already sold out.
The cheapest option is almost always online with Ryanair, Aer Lingus or any low cost carrier. For larger groups travelling to our destinations in Austria, France or Switzerland, then Charleroi is almost certainly the cheapest option. Ok you have the coach journey of between 10 and 12 hours, but the coach remains with you in resort and because Ryanair have a large capacity to Charleroi, the flights are usually reasonable.
If you want to avoid the long coach journey then if travelling to Austria there are direct flights from Dublin to Memmingen in Germany, which is just 2 hours from our centres. If travelling to France, then fly direct from Dublin to Rodez which is just 90 minutes travel time away from the Gorges du Tarn. For Switzerland you will have to fly with Aer Lingus to either Zurich (3 hrs) or Geneve, 4 hours travel time from Adelboden.
If travelling to one of our more distant European destinations, there are a number of options available depending on the size of your group. We would suggest you contact us to discuss which would be the best and most cost effective way to travel.
Each group that travels with us is allocated their own exclusive accommodation centre for their sole use. All centres are fully furnished and equipped and with ample toilet and shower facilities. All utility charges are included. Bedrooms are mostly furnished with double-tiered bunk beds with rooms varying in size from 6 to 10 bedded rooms for group members and 2 to 4 bedded rooms for leaders. Blankets and pillows are provided, you just need to bring your own bed linen or sleeping bag and towels.
In Switzerland, some accommodation centres have multi-beds. These rooms have one long bed with up to 10 mattresses side by side. This is typical Swiss mountain chalet accommodation.
In France due to fire regulations a few of our centres have large tents in the garden with wooden flooring, electric lighting and furnished with bunk beds.
All food provisions are included in the price and delivered to your centre enabling you to prepare 3 hearty meals a day. Sample menus are provided which you may adapt to suit your own tastes. There is no reasonable limit on the amount of food supplied. Provisions are provided for packed lunches for groups on excursions and for the return journey. We promise you won’t go hungry.
Croatia: due to different local regulations, we are unable to offer the same catering arrangements in Croatia. Therefore, we will either arrange for catering staff to prepare and cook all your meals in/or be delivered to your accommodation centre or meals will be taken in a restaurant within a very short distance of your centre. You will be advised which arrangement will be in place once your accommodation is allocated a few months before departure.
At all times during your journey to and from resort our phone is staffed so that in the unlikely event of there being a problem, we can be contacted immediately.
In every resort is a local JEKA office and a team of dedicated volunteers ready to help in any way they can to get the most out of your stay as well as providing a 24 hour backup service.