Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated 31 August 2020

While the government travel advice remains as avoid non-essential travel and even though some destinations are included in the Green List of destinations, we are working with all our customers to help them with their holiday plans, so please be patient we will be in contact with you.

The safety and wellbeing of our customers will always remain our top priority.

The Green list – things to know

  • Destinations will be updated by the Government at any time
  • Countries can come off the green list if they do not meet the criteria set out by government
  • People returning from a Green List country, do not have to self-quarantine, however they are asked to restrict their movements
  • If you book a holiday to a green list destination and should it come off the green list while you are there or before you are due to travel – we will contact you and offer assistance
  • Please refer to the following link for an up to date list of countries included in the Green List

I am booked to travel to a destination included in the Green List, can I still go?

Government advice for countries included in the Green List is currently to avoid non essential travel, however you may still travel if wish to do so. We will be contacting all customers regardless of the destination they are travelling to and will discuss what options you have.

I am booked to travel to a destination that is not included in the Green List?

We will contact you and discuss your options as you would be travelling against government advice. Travel Insurance may not cover you, so it is essential that you check your travel insurance policy.

I am due to travel from September onwards

A lot of flights are operating albeit on a reduced frequency for September and beyond. If you are due to travel in September we will contact you and discuss all options with you. We will be contacting people in order of travel date, so bear with us we will get to you.
We are prioritising all rebooking’s based on travel date.

I am due to pay the balance of my holiday, but I’m concerned
We will do our very best to work with you in this regard. On some selected destinations we may be able to delay the balance due date. Please contact our sales team regarding your booking.

I want to change my holiday, what do I do?
Depending on when and where you are travelling to, we will assist you where we can but please bear in mind our focus is on September holidays at the moment.

You are welcome to contact our office during our normal office hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm Mon-Fri. You may also email and one of our team will get back to you.

I’m still worried, can I cancel my booking?
If your flight is still operating and you choose to cancel your holiday, then this would be subject to our cancellation policy as per our booking conditions.

I want to book a new holiday but I am concerned I will lose my money?

  • You can book your holiday in complete confidence with Sunway
  • We are an Irish Family owned and operated holiday company, taking Irish holidaymakers on holiday for more than 53 years
  • Sunway Travel is licensed and bonded with the commission for aviation (TA 0731 and TO 101) Do not take chances with unlicensed travel companies

I hope the above information has helped answer some of the queries you may have. Finally, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the kind words of support you’ve shared with me over the past few weeks. These are really tough times for Sunway and the Travel Industry of Ireland, but we look forward to planes flying soon so we can take you on holidays.

I remain convinced that, when we do return to the skies, we will be both stronger and better than before.

Let’s all look forward to travelling again soon!

Warm regards
Mary Denton

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Road of Music: Jazz, Blues, Country & Rock, Fly Drive

USA Fly Drive Accommodation - Road of Music: Jazz, Blues, Country & Rock - Road of Music: Jazz, Blues, Country & Rock, USA Fly Drive

Road of Music: Jazz, Blues, Country & Rock

Highlights: Start this fabulous itinerary in Chicago for 2 Nights and then travel South through St Louis and its blues clubs before hitting Nashville 'Music City USA' and the Country Music Hall of Fame. From Nashville the next stop is Memphis, home of Elvis Presley and where the likes of Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded their first hits in Sun Studios. Follow onto Vicksburg, along the Mississippi Delta before finishing off in New Orleans and the Jazz hotspots on Bourbon Street. One Way Car Drop Fee's apply.Day 1: Chicago - Arrival
Arrival depending on your flight. Vehicle pick-up at the airport. Take a first glimpse at the 'Windy City' atop the Willis Tower's Skydeck or the Skywalk of 360 Chicago.
Overnight at Chicago's Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace or Similar for 2 Nights

Day 2: Chicago, FREE DAY

Take a stroll along the lakefront of Lake Michigan or explore one of Chicago's museums, including the Field Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Science and Industry. Grab lunch at Navy Pier and take a boat cruise to see the city and its renowned architecture. Spend the afternoon relaxing in Lincoln or Millennium Parks or go on a shopping spree at the Magnificent Mile. Finish the night with live music at one of the many jazz clubs, Visit Joe's Be-Bop Café and Jazz Emporium, considered to be on the best Jazz Clubs in town or get your blues on at the Buddy Guy's Legends.Day 3: Chicago - Saint Louis - (480km)
Leave in the morning on the world-famous Route 66 (Pontiac, IL and McLean IL). On the road keep an eye out for the roadside attractions and drive-in restaurants on your way to Saint Louis, Missouri. Enjoy an evening in one of the Blues Clubs in the Laclede's Landing or Soulard neighbourhoods.
Overnight in St Louis at the Comfort Inn Westport or similar.

Day 4: Saint Louis - Nashville - (495km)
Before you leave, don't forget to stop and take a picture of The Gateway Arch, the iconic monument symbolizing the westward expansion of the United States. You will cross into Tennessee to arrive in Nashville. Called 'Music City USA' Nashville is the capital of Country Music. Make a stop at the Grand Ole Opry, home of the world's longest running live radio program that make Country Music famous.
Overnight in Nashville for 2 Nights at Best Western Plus Music Row or Similar.

Day 5: Nashville
Visit the museums of music giants, stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the historic RCA Studio B where starts like Elvis, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, The Everly Brothers and many more recorded their hits. Dance the night away in one of the many typical bars with Country Music.
Overnight in Nashville.

Day 6: Nashville - Memphis - (340Km)
Continue south towards Memphis. Welcome to the home of the blues, Beale Street, the strip with plenty of clubs to enjoy another evening of live music.
Overnight in Memphis for 2 nights at Comfort Inn Downtown or Similar.Day 7: Memphis
Start your day with a visit of Graceland, the famous mansion of Elvis Presley. Dedicate your afternoon to a visit of Sun Studio where Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins first recorded their hits. Continue with more music history at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
Overnight in Memphis.

Day 8: Memphis - Vicksburg (360Km)
Your road today follows the Mississippi Delta. Stop in Clarksdale at the Delta Blues Museum filled with memorabilia from B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Continue to Vicksburg known as 'The Key to the South'. Find out Vicksburg's strategic importance during the Civil War visiting the National Military Park. In the evening test your luck at one of the riverboat casinos.
Overnight in Vicksburg at Best Western Vicksburg or similar.Day 9: Vicksburg - New Orleans (333Km)
Today you will enter the state of Louisiana. Along the Mississippi river you must stop at one of the beautiful historic plantations such as Nottoway and Oak Alley. Then continue to New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz. Don't miss a life show at Preservation Hall or any Jazz Club on Bourbon Street.
Overnight for 2 nights in New Orleans at Bienville House or similar.

Day 10: New Orleans
Start your morning with beignets and café au lait and at the famous Café du Monde. Enjoy a walk through the French Quarter to discover the French Market and Canal Street. In the afternoon or evening, take a cruise on a steamboat or shop away at Magazine Street. A visit to New Orleans won't be complete without trying some Cajun or Creole cuisine.
Overnight in New Orleans.

Day 11: Departure.
Time for last minute sightseeing and souvenir shopping before your return flight home. Return your vehicle to the airport depending on the time of your return flight.

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