Keep in mind if you get an agreement with an escorted tour company that the tour is guaranteed departure, this is not always the case.
I had a client booked on Lynott Tours for a LUXURY escorted tour to Ireland. I was told on numerous occasions by the person who worked for Lynott that the tour was GUARANTEED departure. I purchased the air and travel insurance for my client. 2 1/2 weeks before the trip we get notified by an email the tour is cancelled. The tour that they substitute is not anything like the tour they picked, but the owner of Lynott insists it is the same.
1. There are now 3 less dinners
2. There now is 5 day escorted tour and the other tour had 7 days of escorted tour.
On top of all this they insist they are doing us a favor and the tour they are giving us actually costs more. How can that possibly be with less dinners and 2 days less of escorted days of touring.
The owner of the company was extremely nasty and not flexible at all. She felt she was right and that was that. The customer service skills at this company were really lacking.
My advice is always be careful and get everything in writing when booking with Lynott or any other tour company you pick.
I do not recommend this company, if anyone is looking for luxury this is not the right company. There are other choices to look into, like possibly Tauck. Tauck was sold out! Now I know why!