TY Optional European Trip 2024


10th May 2023

Re: TY Optional European Trip 2024

Border Hoppin with Saffron 4 Days

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I am writing to you in relation to the planning of our Transition Year Optional European Trip in April 2024. The TY Tour next year will be a Border Hoppin Tour of Belgium, Holland and Germany. Due to unprecedented demand and increased costs on the Italy tour we have made the decision to change destination so we can accommodate more TY students on tour.

We are planning to run this trip during the first week of the Easter holidays (most likely 23rd- 26th March) for 3 nights/4 days and the cost is expected to be approximately €810. Dates and prices cannot be confirmed as they are dependent on availability at the time of booking. Please see proposed itinerary attached with a breakdown of what will be involved.

There may also be an additional cost for a tour hoodie and a bus transfer to and from the airport. This will be a separate payment usually around 30/40 euro paid on VS Ware.

The places on this trip will be limited to 72 students. A link will be provided for parents/guardians to book a place online through Saffron Travel Company by paying a €200 deposit. A survey on Jotform has been issued to all parents, please complete this form and include an up-to-date parental email address. The booking link will be sent by the tour company directly. The school will not be able to take booking requests. Places will be offered on a first come-first served basis. Parents/guardians should also consult the School Tour Policy on our school website.

I would appreciate if you could discuss this trip with your son/daughter and indicate whether they would like to be considered for this trip by completing the Jot Form. Include an up-to-date parental email address on this form. Further information and the payment link will be provided by Saffron Travel via email over the next few weeks.


I look forward to an exciting year ahead for our Transition Year students.

Yours sincerely,

Aidan Cassidy

TY Programme Co-Ordinator

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