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2  MCI is a full-service concert and festival organizing company  John Wiscombe founded MCI in As a youth, he spent several years as a tour manager throughout Europe. He has now been in the music travel business for over 45 years.  Our Staff is composed of a unique blend of musicians and travel industry professionals  We are musicians serving musicians  MCI staff has a combined 200+ years experience in designing and operating concert tours About Music Celebrations MCI Concert Tours with Integrity

3  Airline Transportation from MSP (base fare)  Transportation within Europe by modern deluxe motorcoach  Concert Arrangements  Accommodations in excellent 3 and 4 star hotels based on double occupancy, all rooms with private facilities  Meals include daily buffet breakfast and three-course dinners  Guided Excursions guided by professional guides  Entrance fees to major attractions  Full-time, multi-lingual Tour Manager with the group the entire tour  Pre-departure travel notes  Printed tour itineraries  Tips to hotel and restaurant personnel  Flight bags, luggage tags, souvenir photo video and t-shirt  Insurance Concert Tour Inclusions MCI Concert Tours with Integrity

4  $2,000,000 MCI Tour Liability Coverage  Individual Insurance Coverage Including:  $10,000 Travel Accident  $1,000 Medical Expense (accident of illness)  $300 Baggage Coverage  $600 Trip Cancelation/Interruption delay Insurance Coverage MCI Concert Tours with Integrity

5  Transportation to and from the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Airport  Tips to Tour Manager(s), city guides and motorcoach driver(s)  Airline related taxes, security fees, and fuel surcharges (estimated between $375 and $450 per ticket) and weekend (Fri., Sat., Sun.) and holiday surcharges  Concert programs  Instrument or equipment rental and cartage if needed  Drinks at dinners  Airline luggage fees, if applicable Concert Tour Exclusions MCI Concert Tours with Integrity

6  Because successful performances are of the greatest importance to us, your group will perform in venues of the highest musical and historical quality  To ensure your success in and enjoyment of this celebration, we work with co-sponsoring cities in providing venue coordination and special acknowledgement of your group  We have experienced concert managers (living in Europe) who work with the local municipalities and musical arts associations in the promotion of the concerts Making Your Concerts a Success MCI Concert Tours with Integrity

7  First and foremost, the magnificent concerts we can provide (as shown on the previous slide)  An experienced, proven, full-time, multi- lingual Tour Manager who is with the group 24/7 (for those who have travelled before you know what a difference a quality Tour Manager can make to the outcome of your tour). Our Tour Managers are the best  Guided excursions, guided by licensed, professional guides. Guides are selected based upon experience, referral, knowledge and ability to deal with people  The many entrances to sites that are included. At MCI we feel it is necessary to include these entrances to ensure the cultural and historical aspects of the Tour What Sets MCI Apart MCI Concert Tours with Integrity

8 Minnesota Center Chorale American Celebration of Music In Ireland

9 Tour Itinerary  Day 1 – Depart via scheduled air service to Dublin, Ireland  Day 2 – Dublin Sightseeing / Overnight in Dublin  Day 3 – Dublin Sightseeing / Concert  Day 4 – Killbeggan Sightseeing / Clonmacnoise Sightseeing / Overnight in Galwa  Day 5 – Aran Islands Sightseeing / Concert  Day 6 – County Sligo Sightseeing / Overnight in Derry  Day 7 – Donegal Region Sightseeing / Concert  Day 8 – Concert / Giant’s Causeway Sightseeing / Overnight in Belfast  Day 9 – Belfast Sightseeing / Concert / Overnight in Dublin  Day 10 – Depart for home

10 Between Ireland's astounding natural beauty, rich culture, historic cities and the famously friendly locals, you will be sure to have a tour of a lifetime! Some sites and cities you may see while in Ireland…

11 Dublin Today, with its elegant Georgian streets and over one thousand years of history, it’s a wonderful place to visit

12 Trinity College and the Book of Kells Trinity College is Ireland’s oldest university and contains the Book of Kells, which dates from AD 800, making it one of the oldest books in the world.

13 National Museum of Ireland Ireland’s premier cultural institution and home to the greatest collections of Irish material heritage, culture and natural history in the world

14 Malahide Castle One of Ireland's oldest and most historic castles

15 Locke’s Whisky Distillery Established in 1757 is believed to be the oldest licensed pot still whiskey distillery in the world. Today the distillery is a museum and shows the ancient process of whiskey making

16 Clonmacnoise The walled precinct of the monastery is like a large and lonely churchyard with its many graves scattered about amid the ruins of buildings and high crosses of the Early Christian and medieval periods

17 Galway Picturesquely situated at the northeast end of Galway Bay

18 Aran Islands The last real “Gaelthacht” of the modern Ireland

19 Dún Aengus This is one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Western Europe. Dún Aengus is a huge prehistoric Fort built on the edge of a 300ft cliff on Inismór, the largest of the Aran Islands.

20 County Sligo The lakes of Sligo, with their still waters and wooded islands, are truly spectacular, and form a striking contrast to the county's rugged uplands. The imposing Neolithic cairn on the summit of Knocknarea, known locally as Queen Maeve's grave, is a striking landmark. At Carrowmore, you'll find the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland.

21 Cruise on Lough Gill The 22.5 mile circumference of the lake provides a landscape laden with myth and legend, alive with history and saturated with literary association. It is very easy to see why this area so influenced the poet William Butler Yeats.

22 Belleek Pottery Possibly visit the factory and see firsthand, how this world- renowned pottery is created

23 Donegal County If you long to get away from it all, then Donegal is the perfect spot. With soaring sea cliffs, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw- dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cozy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow down and admire the view.

24 Glenveagh National Park In many ways one of Ireland’s hidden treasures - its 10,000 acres of protected wilderness are there to be explored as well as Glenveagh Castle and the splendid gardens which surround it

25 Giant’s Causeway The Causeway was formed more than 60 million years ago when red-hot lava erupted onto the surface of the earth. It was quickly cooled by the sea, which crystallized it and formed it into the 40,000 basalt polygonal columns

26 Carrick-a-Rede On the Antrim Coast, a spectacular rope bridge, which spans a chasm some eighty feet deep

27 Belfast Belfast lies beautifully situated on Belfast Lough. The central pedestrianized area makes a pleasant place to stroll, with several department stores, shopping arcades, pubs and restaurants. The magnificence of its 19th century buildings earned the city the soubriquet "Athens of the North".

28 Belfast City Hall Its centerpiece is a central copper dome 53-m high. On the lawn outside there are numerous monuments to those who have contributed to civic life in Belfast.

29 MCI prides itself on being the best CONCERT tour providers. With our great experience you can feel comfortable knowing we will provide the best possible concert opportunities for your group. Some possible concert venues…

30 Dublin - St. Patrick’s Cathedral (possible venue)

31 Galway - St. Nicholas Church (possible venue)

32 Ballycastle- Corrymeela Centre (possible venue)

33 Belfast – St. Anne’s Cathedral (possible venue)

34 Music Celebrations International looks forward to providing the Minnesota Center Chorale with a truly memorable musical and cultural experience of a lifetime!


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