Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated 27 July 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 every 2 weeks.
  • 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

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

Government advice 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 August onwards

A lot of flights are operating albeit on a reduced frequency for August and beyond. If you are due to travel in August 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 July 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

01 2311889

Call us Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

USA Fly Drive Accommodation - The California Coast - The California Coast, USA Fly Drive
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The California Coast

Highlights: Lead in price from €1265pp - 3*

Take a first look at Los Angeles, a stroll along Santa Monica Pier, visit Hollywood, or Beverly Hill. Travel north to Santa Barbara and continue onto San Luis Obispo. Drive the famous HWY1 and discover the Central Coast of California. Pass through San Simeon and visit Hearst Castle. Continue along the majestic coastline of Big Sur and you'll arrive at Carmel. Explore the 17mile drive along the Monterey Peninsula before spending 2 nights in beautiful Yosemite National Park and then 2 nights in elegant San Francisco and its surrounding areas, like Napa and Sonoma wine country.

Day 1: Los Angeles – Arrival

Arrival depending on your flight time. Collect your vehicle at the airport. A first look at the beautiful city of Los Angeles. There’s so much to see from the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice to the Walk of Fam in Hollywood. Our advice: Make a stop at Griffith Observatory (watch the sunset and spectacular views of LA and the Hollywood Hills) Overnight in LA. Accommodation - Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel Long Beach or Similar – (1 Night)

Day 2: LA - Pacific Coast - Malibu - Santa Barbara.

Start the day with a drive through Santa Monica and the famous beaches of Malibu. Continue up the coast to Santa Barbara, a beautiful seaside community with its famous mission and palm-lined walkways. The harbor and wharf areas are great to explore on foot or rent a bike and see even more. Further north, the classic beach towns of California's Central Coast beg to be explored. Overnight in the heart of California's Central Coast. Accommodation - Courtesy Inn San Simeon or Similar – (1 Night)

Day 3: Santa Barbara - Highway 1 - Monterey/Carmel

This morning continue north, and near San Luis Obispo join Highway 1 which is renowned as one of the most scenic roadways in the US. Enjoy more stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific with a drive on the 27Km Scenic Drive, which passes through the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. Experience the quaint village of Carmel and the charming seaside town of Monterey. Accommodation - Chaminade Inn Santa Cruz or Similar – (1 Night)

Day 4: Monterey/Carmel - Yosemite National Park

Start your day early and continue across California's agricultural Central Valley before ascending into the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Join highway 49 and travel south through California Gold country following in the footsteps of the thousands of gold seekers during the gold rush of 1949. Today this area's streams and creeks are still considered some of the best for gold panning enthusiasts. Continue to Yosemite National Park and overnight for 2 Night’s. Accommodation - 2* Comfort Inn Yosemite or Similar. (2 Nights).

Day 5: Yosemite

A full day to explore. Yosemite National Park embraces some of the world's most spectacular scenery and affords a wonderful collection of waterfalls, meadows and forests, including groves of giant sequoias. Marvel at the sheer granite domes and cliffs that soar thousands of feet up from the valley floor. The massive glacial-shaped rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome are the most famous landmarks of the park and keep a majestic watch over the valley.

Day 6:  Yosemite - San Francisco
Today depart Yosemite and head for the city on the bay. This scenic drive will take you into the heart of San Francisco your base for the next 2 days and you will get your first glimpse of this fabulous city, one of the most photographed, filmed and documented cities in the world. Visit Union Square, Chinatown, take a stroll down the crooked Lombard Street, take a walk in Crissy Field and take a picture with the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Our Advice, Combine the visit of Alcatraz (Pre-book in advance), the prison famous for Al Capone. Overnight San Francisco Accommodation - 3* Hotel Metropolis or Similar. (2 Nights)

Day 7: San Francisco – Sonoma/Napa – San Francisco (73km one way)
Today at your leisure but you could choose to explore the beautiful Wine Country. You will cross the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way you should stop by the picturesque town of Sausalito, with its quaint shops and restaurants and the lovely and unique view of the San Francisco skyline. Drive north through the Sonoma wine region which offers over 375 wineries – from wine castles and the winery resort of Francis Ford Coppola, one of Hollywood’s most famed directors, to simple and rustic tasting rooms. Return to San Francisco for overnight

Day 8: Departure
Return flight at the San Francisco airport depending on the time of your flight. Return your vehicle at the Airport.

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