A message from our President

A message from our President

You can also download a PDF of our Covid-19 policy by clicking here.

Updated (March 3, 2021)

Hello again,

Hope you all are doing well and keeping safe in this New Year. I think I speak for all of us when I say we are happy to see 2020 behind us as we look ahead to brighter days. The past year was devastating to everyone, and that certainly includes the travel industry.

As we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, with vaccine distribution starting to ramp up around the globe, we could not be more excited at the thought of travel. However, our utmost priority is always the safety and well-being of our guests. With that being said, we are still on PAUSE with regards to all of tours for 2021. Currently we are monitoring the situation here in Canada, as well as overseas in Ireland & the UK.

We don’t have an official start date for 2021, but are ready to go once things are 100% safe to do so. Our reservations team is busy helping move dates and planning new itineraries, the product development team is working on new tours and fantastic new properties we can’t wait to share. Our world class guides are brushing up on their knowledge and discovering new facts and tales to tell you!

We have been reaching out to all of our guests scheduled to travel this year and are providing total flexibility. If you have a trip scheduled for travel in 2021, we are able to modify or switch your dates to travel in 2022.

Hopeful that we can still provide safe and memorable vacations this year, we do still have some departures available for later in 2021 if things continue to improve. Our popular driving holidays are a fantastic way to get away on your own or as a family. Imagine a quiet escape to the stunning, remote countryside’s and coastlines of Ireland, Scotland, England or Wales – sitting by a warm fireplace with a wee dram, or exploring ancient castles and local legends.

Our 2022 tours are all now available for booking, and we should have our new brochure available online in the coming weeks – and we absolutely cannot wait to get back to planning those bucket-list trips! We have our best rates currently on sale and special savings if booked before May 31.

Again, we want to thank you for your continued support of RIT. We can’t stress enough how much the support and understanding has truly helped in these trying times. It is because of you, our valued guests, that we are able to offer these unique & memorable vacation experiences and we hope you can enjoy them again or for the first time with us in the not too distant future.

Stay safe & healthy,
Yours in travel,
Ian Duffy
Founder & President

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2022

Your safety & enjoyment are our top priorities. In 2021, we have made some important changes to our tours and some new additions to ensure you can have a memorable, authentic and amazing trip to Ireland, Scotland, England or Wales. Below are some of the updates.

WE’RE ‘GOOD TO GO’ AND COVID SAFE DESIGNATIONS

The Republic of Ireland and the UK have introduced a standard set of criteria to ensure the tourism sector continues to operate safely and respectfully in these times. We have invested in training our staff and refitting our coaches to ensure they are perfectly safe to travel on given the new protocols. We will also now only work with hotels, attractions, restaurants and other tourism businesses who have received the ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark (UK) and the Covid-19 Safety Charter (Ireland) in their respective country. All of us here in Canada as well as our teams and partners in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales are continuing to work hard to ensure we can again give you memorable and unforgettable trips with RIT in 2021 and beyond.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING POLICY

In this ever-changing environment, we have updated our terms & condition to allow you more flexibility when booking a vacation with RIT. Once you book and deposit with us, you can now change your departure date or tour for ANY reason up to 30 days prior to departure. The deposit is transferable to another date within 18 months of the initially scheduled trip departure date. Valid for new bookings only made after January 1, 2021.

SMALLER GROUP SIZES AND UPDATED COACHES

Our coach tour groups have never been too big, with a maximum of 38 guests. However, for 2021, we will be reducing our group sizes significantly. Our first-class coach tours will now operate with a maximum of 30 guests on a full size coach, including many more tours operating with a max of 16 guests.

TRAVEL QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

We pride ourselves on having expert, well informed staff who have received regular training and updates on the current travel situation in Ireland and the UK. If you have any questions or concerns about travelling to Ireland, Scotland, England or Wales, please visit the Canadian travel advisory website, speak with your travel advisor or call us toll free on 1866-907-8687. We are here to help in any way we can, and we hope to welcome you again in 2021 or beyond!

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