Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - Tuesday August 9, 2022
Please read carefully before booking!
If our trip is cancelled by a lockdown or travel ban, your payments are safe and you will be fully refunded within two weeks.
It is recommended to take extra precautions limiting exposure in the weeks leading up to the tour and during travel to help avoid getting sick.
Have travel insurance that covers inability to travel due to illness, or the need to leave a tour due to same.
Respect local practices, restrictions and advice.
Be open to the idea that you may have to show proof of vaccination to fly and to enter sacred sites.
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?
This trip is for anyone that identifies as a woman and is geared for all ages, from Maiden, Mother & Crone. However, I do advise that participants be 16 or older.
Our journey will take us into caves, enclosed spaces, climbing over gates, walking on uneven surfaces, steep terrain, mud, fields with stinging nettles, ticks and sheep poo. Be aware that Irish weather isn't known for sun, but wet and wyld windy days and yes even in the summer.
These are full days filled with adventure and many of our activities are described as HIKING. Some days we do stroll and use the vehicles, therefore, A GENERAL LEVEL OF FITNESS IS REQUIRED. You will need to use your personal ownership of your physical abilities, to ensure YOU get the most out of your sacred journey possible.
Your $500CAD deposit payment is made by credit card at the time of booking. It is handled by PayPal.com. This is a secure site and at no time do I have your credit card details.
Your $3,000CAD balance payment is made via PayPal.com. *If you live in Canada, I will accept e-transfers or cheques. Balance is due March 2nd, 2022.
You have 14 days from paying your deposit in which to cancel and will receive your full deposit refund. All refunds will be made within 15 days of your written and acknowledged cancellation request.
If you need to withdraw your application, payments will be refunded less your $500 deposit in the following ways.
From making the balance payment until four months (April 2nd, 2022) before the tour start date, the balance payment is refundable less than the $500 deposit.
Between 4 months and 3 months (April 2nd - May 2nd) before your tour date, 50% of your balance is refundable - minus your deposit.
Less than 3 months (after May 2nd) before your tour date, no balance refund can be given.
Cancellations by the client must be acknowledged in writing by both parties (you & ourselves). To cancel your tour booking, please email.
All refunds will be made within 30 days of your written and acknowledged cancellation request.
Cancellation Policy Due to Covid
If our trip is cancelled by a lockdown or travel ban, your payments are safe, and you will be fully refunded within two weeks.
You are responsible for your flights. Check with your airlines and their refund policy regarding cancellations due to covid.
Airline tickets or other transportation in getting to the tour starting point are subject to the cancellation of the vendor providing the service (i.e., airline.)
*I strongly recommend purchasing Insurance for Trip Protection. Here is just one for you to research: Travel Insurance
Your travel arrangements and payments to/from the tour start/end points are your responsibility. Flights should only be purchased after you have received word that the tour is 'set to go'. This happens when there are a minimum of 10 guests registered and you will be notified as soon as it happens (at least 6 months before the tour start and of course sooner if 10 guests sign on before that).
You will arrange and purchase your own flights to/from DUBLIN.
We are staying at Temple House for the duration of the tour, which is a privately-owned country mansion. This is not a hotel, so no two rooms are alike, but even the smallest rooms are much bigger than a typical European hotel room, and each room has its own dedicated private bathroom. Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first-served basis at the discretion of ‘Gillian White.’ Some rooms are single, and others are double (with separate beds). If you are travelling alone and all the single rooms are spoken for, you will be roomed with another sister and please don't fret, it always flows so beautifully. There is not a discount for room sharing, again it's first come first serve and ALL the rooms are a good size and beautifully unique. I haven't had one disappointed sister yet!
BEFORE & AFTER OUR TOUR
I strongly suggest you arrive in Dublin a day before our tour begins and plan to leave the day after our tour ends. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore Dublin on your own or with some of your wyld sisters.
Most flights are overnight from Canada, so you should book to leave Sunday, July 31st, and arrive on the morning of Monday, August 1st. There are many hotels close to the airport that offer free shuttle service. Likewise, our tour will end later in the day on August 9th (around 3:30pm) so unless you are booking a flight to leave in the evening it’s best to stay overnight and leave August 10th or later.
WHERE WE ARE MEETING
We will be meeting at 9:30am, Tuesday, August 2nd at Dublin Airport at their designated Meeting Point located adjacent to the Information Desk in the Arrivals Level in Terminal One.
CURRENCY AND SPENDING MONEY
The Irish currency is the Euro. At this time, $1CAD = €0.68 euros.
The best way to get cash is by using a debit card in ATMs wherever possible. MasterCard and VISA are widely accepted everywhere.
Plan for about €20 per day for lunches. Your daily expenses will be mostly for the purchase of lunches each day, plus snacks, one dinner and any extra drinks you may want. You may want to put aside tip money for our bus driver, average tip sisters' gift is between €30 - €50. This is of course optional.
You can’t prevent the unexpected from happening before or during your trip. Necessity for medical treatment or lost luggage during your trip can leave you with unexpected bills. Despite the best planning, events that are out of your control can easily ruin your trip. I strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Check with your local insurance company for the best policy for you.
Passports are required for all international travel. Passports must have a minimum of 6 months validity from the date of scheduled return. Travel documents and airline tickets must exactly match the name and spelling as appears in the passport.
HOW MANY WYLD SISTERS
There will be no more than 14 wyld sisters on our tour.
Take a look at packing page for tips!
BRING AN ADVENTUROUS ATTITUDE!
Because things sometimes don’t go exactly as planned when travelling, I have found that having an adventurous attitude toward hiccups in the plan makes all the difference. If something is not up to your expectations, or plans have to change suddenly, remember that this is an adventure, and a journey of discovery of the land and of the self! Just go with the flow and remember “it’s all part of the journey!
Our Wyld Sister Tour is
“One of the amazing recognitions of Celtic Spirituality and wisdom is the sisterhood of nature and the soul.”
~ John O’Donohue