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Soldiers recharge with Army’s mid-tour leave program

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Story by: Sgt. David Dasilma CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – There is a special time during a deployment every Soldier anticipates. If one were to listen to the conversations around Task Force Blackjack, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, he or she would hear plenty of chatter pertaining to the second greatest time of a deployment: Environmental Morale Leave. While it remains second to redeployment, EML is one of the most talked about items among deployed Soldiers. Hot topics include foods they will eat, the people they will see, and the adventures they are planning. EML is a special privilege and helps keep morale high in TF Blackjack. The EML Program, mandated by U.S. Central Command, was implemented in 2003. The program was initiated to provide eligible service members and Department of Defense civilians serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom an opportunity for rest and recuperation and to aid with temporary family reintegration. This leave is unique from the previous tours. On April 8, it became non-chargeable, meaning Soldiers do not use accrued leave, a provision that only applies to those deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. “If I had to use up 15 days of chargeable leave for EML, I wouldn’t have enough left over to take post-deployment block leave, or I’d have to go in the hole,” said Pfc. Jason Dudley, Blackjack aid station medic from Seattle. In addition to non-chargeable leave, Soldiers do not pay for airline expenses to their destination, a provision that falls under the Fully Funded Onward Movement Program, implemented on January 1, 2004. Spc. Lester Burgard, a medic with 4th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Regt. from Mountain Grove, Miss., is a second-time deployer who appreciates the new policy. “I had a lot of fun on leave. I got to hang out with my old friends, relax, and eat great food,” Burgard said. “What’s cool is that last deployment it was chargeable, and now it’s not.”

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Rules for requesting transition leave Transition leave (formerly called terminal leave) is a chargeable leave granted together with transition from the Service, including retirement. The unit commander or designated representative is the approval authority for transition leave requests. Leave will not be granted if it exceeds that accrued or to be accrued between the date of approval and date of transition. Leave granted must not interfere with operational requirements, timely processing, or transition processing. Leave may be granted for soldiers stationed overseas returning to CONUS or area of residence.

Soldiers stationed in CONUS (or OCONUS) will complete processing at an authorized and directed transition activity before beginning leave. As an exception, soldiers retiring and requesting a location of personal choice transition point will complete processing at a designated U.S. Army Transition Point prior to departing on leave.

The established transition date may be extended only for soldiers pending physical disability (AR 635–40). This allows them to use their accrued leave as transition leave, provided they cannot sell or cash in leave to the Government. Since 10 February 1976, soldiers can sell or cash in no more than 60 days leave one time during a military career, except as authorized by Section 501 of Title 37 U.S.C as implemented by the DODFMR.

The following are examples of a soldier who has been identified for disability separation and has 60 days of leave. These examples show whether the soldier must sell or cash in his or her leave, may use his or her leave as transition leave, or a combination of both.

  • The soldier cashed in 60 days of accrued leave on 1 May 1977. The soldier may take 60 days of accrued leave plus any leave earned while on leave.
  • On 1 April 1976, the soldier cashed in 30 days of accrued leave. The soldier can cash in 30 of his or her 60 days of accrued leave and use the remaining 30 days of leave plus any leave accrued while on leave.
  • On 1 March 1975, the soldier cashed in 60 days of leave. The soldier must cash in the entire 60 days leave, the same as a soldier who has not cashed in any leave. Leave will be terminated at 2400 on day of transition (concurrent with transition). It may also end upon reporting to the designated U.S. Army Transition Point not earlier than the reporting date specified on the soldier’s order, upon return to previous unit of assignment, upon hospitalization, or upon death.

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For several years now, the terms for Post Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence (PDMRA) have been in effect for service members. Understanding these updates isn’t a simple task, so read on for a breakdown.

How does PDMRA leave work for service members?

First of all, PDMRA acts as the DoD’s equivalent of personal days for service sector workers. When Army, USMC or other soldiers deploy or mobilize more frequently than rotation policy goals allow, the soldiers are compensated with PDMRA, which are days of non-chargeable leave. When qualified, soldiers can accrue their 2.5 days of leave per month in addition to PDMRA.

The program breaks down  like this:

-Soldiers earn  one   day of PDMRA leave per month  after the 12th month of deployment.

-Once you’ve been deployed for 18 months, you earn  two days of PDMRA leave per month .

-After the 24th month of deployment, soldiers earn  four days of PDMRA leave per month .

The service must occur within a 36 months. So if you serve nine months but do not deploy again within three years, your PDMRA clock clears and you start at zero months of deployment. Reserve soldiers have 72 months to add up their service.

How is PDMRA Calculated?

Let’s look at a few examples, because a simple PDMRA calculator is not readily available.

If you serve for 16 months, you’ve earned four days of PDMRA leave. Twenty months of deployments lands you four days of leave. After 27 months, you’ve accrued 12 days of leave.

Deployment to Afghanistan, Iraq and other areas defined by the Secretary of the Army are always creditable under PDMRA. For Reserve soldiers, it gets more complicated. Involuntary mobilizations that fall under Title 10 U.S. code are creditable, as are voluntary mobilizations that are deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, for the Reserves, more than half of the mobilization in Afghanistan or Iraq must occur Boots on Ground (BOG) to qualify for PDMRA.

Soldiers can earn these days from previous deployments within the 36- or 72-month window, depending on active or Reserves status. Therefore if a soldier deployed on Sept. 1, 2010 then the creditable deployment time starts on Sept. 1, 2007. Reserves soldiers have a bigger window, thus allowing them to count all deployments within six years of being deployed on, say, Nov. 5, 2009. The start date for creditable deployment would be … Nov. 5, 2003.

PDMRA time cannot be added to R&R, but PDMRA can be used during any R&R leave period. Accrued PDMRA days can be used instead of chargeable annual leave at their home station. The days of leave can be used during Permanent Change of Station (PCS) travel, or within a year of returning from deployment. Those who are “not fit for duty” or who return from deployment because of an injury have a year to use PDMRA once they are “fit for duty.” ETS leave can be combined with PDMRA.

During transition leave and/or mobilization extension, PDMRA does not accumulate. It’s important to note that PDMRA has no cash value, thus no cash-out option like normal leave. If PDMRA is not used, it goes the way of the Dodo bird.

While on this type of leave, you’re still on active duty, so you cannot receive civilian pay during this leave of absence. However, through the 4187 process, you can receive Assignment Incentive Pay instead of taking the PDMRA days. Each day is worth $200, but the total AIP earned cannot pass $3,000 a month.

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13 Terminal Leave FAQs and Really Good Answers for Them

We’re guessing you are here because the end is near for your active-duty military service — and “terminal leave” (whether from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, or Navy) is all you can think about.

Is that correct?

If so, hopefully, some of these 13 frequently asked questions — and their answers — will help you have an easier time separating from the military. Good luck!

 What is Terminal Leave?

1. What is Terminal Leave?

Terminal leave, sometimes called transitional leave, is the final leave granted to a member of the armed forces just before discharge, equal to the total unused leave accumulated during active service.

For all intents and purposes, you are out of the military.

With terminal leave, you can expect to complete your administrative out-processing and then turn in your gear and your military I.D., just like anybody getting out of the service.

On terminal leave, you continue to receive your pay and other benefits, but you aren’t required to report back to your duty station.

Many service members plan to use the maximum amount of time to create a smoother transition into civilian life.

During this time, you’re able to look for a job, plan to move to another home or city and handle other concerns.

Terminal Leave Policies

  • Army: AR 600-8-10
  • Air Force: Air Force Reg 36-3003 (6 June 2019)
  • Marine Corps: Order 1050.3J
  • Navy: NAVCOMPT 3065

How is Terminal Leave Accrued?

2. How is Terminal Leave Accrued?

Terminal leave is accrued like all other leave in the military: A service member accrues two and a half days of leave per month of active-duty service. Guard and Reserve members on active status also accrue this leave.

Thus, one year of active-duty service accrues 30 days of leave, which may be used as:

  • Emergency leave
  • Ordinary leave
  • Terminal leave

3. How is the Covid-19 Pandemic Affecting Leave Accrual?

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has made special adjustments for accrual.

The DOD knows that leave is essential to the health and welfare of the force, and that the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly reduced service members’ ability to take leave.

In April 2020, the DOD authorized service members to accrue and retain an additional leave balance of up to 120 days.

Members performing active service from March 11 to September 30, 2020, can accrue leave up to 120 days and retain unused leave until September 30, 2023.

When Can I Request Terminal Leave?

4. When Can I Request Terminal Leave?

You can request leave at any time.

However, approval is at the discretion of your command, and it’s based on various factors, including operational requirements.

5. When Are the Best Times to Use Terminal Leave?

The “best” time to take terminal leave is also the only time — before your ETS — but also if you are job or home hunting.

Your ETS (expiration–term of service) is listed on your contract, and on your ETS date, you’re free to leave the military.

When Can I Use Terminal Leave Before I Separate?

6. When Can I Use Terminal Leave Before I Separate?

You can use your time at the end of your service — before your ETS — pending command approval.

7 . Why Should I Use Terminal Leave Before I Separate?

You can get a head start on your post-military life.

By using terminal leave at the end of your service, you’ve already out-processed and you’re not required to report for duty. You will receive full pay and allowances (including your Basic Allowance for Housing [BAH] and Basic Allowance for Subsistence [BAS]) rather than just basic pay. This is an excellent platform to start making the moves you need to start building your new life!

8. Why Shouldn’t I Use Terminal Leave Before I Separate?

It’s more money in your pocket.

If you don’t use it, you can sell your accrued time back to the government at the end of your service.

9. Am I Able to Get Terminal Leave Pay if I Start a Non-Military Job Before Separation?

According to U.S. Code § 5534a:

“A member of a uniformed service who has performed active service and who is on terminal leave pending separation from, or release from active duty in, that service under honorable conditions may accept a civilian office or position in the Government of the United States, its territories or possessions, or the government of the District of Columbia, and he is entitled to receive the pay of that office or position in addition to pay and allowances from the uniformed service for the unexpired portion of the terminal leave.”

Note: Only your military compensation is sheltered from state income tax. Income from your new job would be taxable.

Should I Sell Back My Terminal Leave?

10. Should I Sell Back My Terminal Leave?

Yes. No. Maybe.

Sorry, but there’s no one-size-fits-all correct answer to this question. Really, it all depends on you.

The main thing to know is you can only sell back up to 60 days of leave over the entire span of your military career. 

Enlisted troops can sell back leave when they leave the military with an honorable discharge. Officers can sell back leave only when separating from the military under honorable conditions.

So, would you rather use the leave time to secure a new job, find new housing or to take a vacation?

Or do you already have some of those plans lined up for later and want the extra pay?

Having the time or money is your choice.

Note: Check with your commander to determine if the Covid-19 pandemic may have affected the limit on how much leave you can sell back. You can also check the latest DOD guidance on the pandemic .

11. How Do I Calculate the Terminal Leave Money I Can Get?

Terminal leave is valued at 1/30 of base pay per day cashed in.

However, taxes are also withheld from your final payment at the rate of 25% for federal tax and varying amounts for state tax!

Although you can still receive BAH or BAS during your time off, those allowances aren’t included in the actual value of the terminal leave.

vWhere Can I Get Health Care While on Terminal Leave?

12. Where Can I Get Health Care While on Terminal Leave?

During this time, you still have TRICARE Prime .

You can get care in any military hospital or clinic, and you’ll continue to have the first priority for care.

If you live near a Veterans Affairs medical facility, you can get routine or urgent care there, but you won’t be authorized for any non-VA care.

13. What Transitional Programs are Available for Military Spouses?

Leaving active duty isn’t a huge transition for service members only. Military spouses and children may also need support during this time of change.

Also called MySTeP, the program provides resources, benefits, programs, and tools to spouses in the “Stepping Into,” “Stepping Through” and “Stepping Beyond” stages. All three stages of the program are supported with personalized guidance from Military OneSource .

The most important advice about military terminal leave is this — if you do an Internet search for “terminal leave,” you will most likely get results for sites and pages that focus on whether you should keep or sell back your leave.

As we explained in Question 10 , it’s a complicated answer that entirely depends on you. However, that is why the best advice we can give you is to learn as much as you can. Good luck!

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Did you take terminal leave at the end of your duty? How did you spend that time? Or did you sell the leave back for a financial boost? Let us know what your transition experience was like and what additional advice you might give. We welcome comments here and on our social media accounts.

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Reference Health care while on terminal leave: If you go on terminal leave away from the duty station you retired from you are only eligible for routine care. Specialty care can only be done at the base you retired from until you are off terminal leave.

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Is there a maximum number of leave days one can take? If so, where/what regulation is it in? Within AR 600-8-10, I cannot find anything reguarding maximum leave days that can be used.

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Mid-Tour Leave

  • Updated: Sep. 07, 2012, 3:47 p.m.
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Back in my days in the military, we were allowed a mid-tour leave.  After six months in a combat zone, we could take up to a four week leave with our commander's permission.   Guys who could afford it (The Army didn't pick up our air fare) jetted off to Hawaii, Australia, or even back to the States to reunite with loved ones or to simply raise hell.  One guy in my unit spent two weeks in Tahiti thanks to his Mom's owning a travel agency. Mid-tour leave takers would return with tales of debauchery that would amuse and entertain those of us left behind.  "They drained the swimming pool at the motel and filled it with ice and cans of beer.  We emptied that baby out by the third night."  "The rooms on both sides of mine were filled with college girls on spring break and those interconnecting doors didn't have locks."  You had to take these stories with a grain of salt. Fast forward to a British helicopter base in Afghanistan today.  Harry Wales returns from his mid-tour leave and his tales are hard to believe.  "I had court side seats at the Olympic womens' beach volleyball.  The Swedish team invited me to party with them."  Sure, Harry.  "We were playing strip billiards in a Las Vegas penthouse with about twenty girls and things got a little crazy."  Whatever you say, Harry. Wait a minute, you are Prince Harry and there are photos proving all this good stuff.  The reason why I did not take a mid-tour leave is that I wasn't sure I'd be able to go back.  After his mid-tour leave for the ages, I feel for Prince Harry as he returns to duty in Afghanistan.

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Alan, at the Balad Airfield, with other soldiers, waiting to board a C-5 to Qatar.

****This post is part of a series titled The Real Army Wives of Fort Hood.  Each Monday I post a new chapter. These are all true  stories of my own experiences on the home-front as well as stories from my friends.****

Please excuse the horrendous photo quality of these pictures. They were taken in 02-04, and are not available to me digitally, so all I have is fuzzy photos of photos. My apologies!

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Sometimes in life things simply don’t go your way, and there’s nothing to do but make the best of a tough situation. Sending my husband to war the very first year of our marriage felt like a series of tough breaks, let me tell ya!

Somewhere around the 6-month-mark of the deployment, word came down that SOME of the soldiers would be receiving a little thing called “mid-tour leave.”

Mid-Tour Leave is this amazing treat where a service member gets to leave their year-or-longer deployment to come home for TWO whole weeks.

When I first heard of this, I was full of hope and excitement. I had never imagined that Alan might get to come see me before the year was up. But wait. Some? How do they choose which ones get a break and which ones don’t?

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Alan, proudly displaying a rat that he’d killed. Their building suffered quite the infestation of rodents.

My friends and I tried not to get our hopes up, but of course we all hoped and prayed that our husbands would indeed receive one of these mid-tour leaves. Sign us up for that right away!

Immediately, we started seeing soldiers come home on pass. We were excited to see them, and it filled us with even more anticipation of “What about me? Am I next?”

And right away, Alan began his campaign to keep me from getting my hopes up.

Alan had no intention of taking any pass. If there were a limited number of mid-tour leaves available, then Alan maintained that he would not touch one. No way was he taking a pass which may cost a younger soldier, with less rank, or a father who wanted to see their children, theirs.

“April, think about it. Some of these have children they haven’t seen in 6 months. And how would you feel if you saw my boss at home while I wasn’t getting to come home? We don’t want to make anyone feel like that.”

He was right. Eventually, I had to watch all of his bosses come home on leave while Alan stayed in the combat zone. No, it wasn’t a fantastic feeling.

That’s Alan. Always taking the high road. Yes, that’s one reason I married him, but how irritating was this now.

At first I fought it.

It was hard for me to convert to this unselfish way of thinking. Alan hardly had any rank, it seemed. He was a lieutenant. That’s as low as you can go in the officer ranks, but compared to the average, young enlisted men it was a different story.

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Everyone had a hard job over there. It’s war. War is ugly, but the lower you are on the totem pole, the greater the likelihood of getting the worst job (in my opinion) of all…..burning out the outhouse waste. There’s actually a registry now of all soldiers exposed to that toxin.

I didn’t want to think about who wouldn’t get a pass if he did. I just wanted HIM to get one! He deserved it. They ALL deserved it. Oh! The insanity of it all!

But in the end, I was proud of Alan for declining to take a mid-tour leave. I accepted what he was doing as the right thing to do.

I stood by and watched as one by one, all of my friends’ husbands came home for their two-week pass. Jealousy threatened, I know it did.

Sure, I was jealous. Who wouldn’t be? But at the same time, I was happy for my friends. I was especially happy for the ones who were still having a harder time emotionally and for the fathers and children reunited.

Isn’t it funny how sometimes you have to work at being a good person? Ha! I sometimes had to work at it, but not too hard. It made me happy to see my friends happy, and yes, it made me sad too. I wasn’t sad that they got to see their husbands. I was only sad that I didn’t get to see mine. Why couldn’t we ALL get this privilege? I’m sure there was a good reason, though I don’t know what it was.

Ever the optimist, sometimes I’d allow myself to dream that one day he’d just show up at my door, on a surprise mid-tour leave. Surely he was just taking me for a ride. Really he was coming home just like everyone else.

But it never happened. 

Alan did eventually receive a pass, though it wasn’t nearly as awesome as going home for 2 weeks. Instead, they sent service members who did not receive a mid-tour leave like Alan on a 3 day pass to Qatar.

He got to relax for a few days without the stress of war, and that’s the most important thing, though 3 days doesn’t sound like much. It was definitely better than nothing.

I laughed because the kitty that I was fostering belonged to an Air Force officer who was deployed to Qatar. In this case, the Air Force’s deployment location was the Army’s vacation spot. ha!!

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While Alan was in Qatar, he went shopping in a local mall there. He sent me photos from the Starbucks and such to show me how Westernized Qatar is.

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That crazy man purchased a full burqa for me and Middle Eastern clothes for himself as well. He thought it would be so hilarious if we wore those to the mall in Killeen whenever he got home from the war and just watch people’s reactions. I told him no way. He was out of touch (literally) to think people in Texas in 2004 would find it funny for us to dress like that and go hang out at the mall.

Alan may be extra responsible and kind, but now you also know that he has a good sense of humor and enjoys shocking people. I, on the other hand, would rather never shock anyone.

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As you can see from the women’s clothing around Alan and the other soldiers, Qatar is still a very strict Muslim society.

We weren’t the only ones to not receive mid-tour leave. We were just the only ones of my close friends, so it seemed like EVERYONE got one but us.

You can also see (in the photos above) that there were actually plenty of young soldiers who did not receive a mid-tour leave. I think there may have been some sort of lottery that Alan asked them to leave his name out of or something.

I’m thankful they gave at least some of the soldiers a mid-tour leave. Some is better than none, but it was a giant disappointment for all the ones denied that leave. I don’t know. Maybe Alan wasn’t all that disappointed, but I can guarantee you that many were.

Years later, when Alan went back to Iraq in 2008-2009, we DID receive a mid-tour leave, by then everyone did, and it was so sweet. We took the boys to Disney World, and it was such a blessing that helped Joshua (then age 3) to remember who his father was.

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Be sure to come back next week for the day Alan’s parents woke me up with BIG news from the war, involving Alan! Here’s a hint: It was December 13, 2003, and I have AMAZING photos of this event.

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Wow to the Dunkin and Starbucks in Qatar! I totally get it about having to try to be a good person sometimes. It’s totally ok to feel those feelings. I would have been disappointed too. But I’m glad he did eventually take a mid-tour leave later!

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Isn’t it neat to get a peek into life in other countries? And yes, trying to be a good person sometimes…the struggle is real.

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A Silent Disco Walking Tour

Exploring Dublin’s vibrant streets has never been more fun and unique. The Silent Disco Walking Tour offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience , blending sightseeing with lively music and carefree dancing. Equipped with wireless headphones, participants enjoy the city’s history and culture as they groove to upbeat tunes, weaving through iconic landmarks like Temple Bar and Trinity College. This self-guided adventure encourages locals and travelers alike to let loose, have a blast, and discover Dublin in a way that’s as memorable as it is energetic. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Dublin-goer, this tour promises an unforgettable journey that’ll leave you craving more.

A Silent Disco Walking Tour - Key Points

  • Offers participants the opportunity to explore Dublin’s iconic landmarks while dancing to a selection of lively, funky music through wireless headsets.
  • Provides a unique and immersive way to experience the city’s rich history and culture, with stops at sites like Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College.
  • Allows participants to choose from a variety of upbeat, danceable tunes and create a lively, self-guided tour through the city streets.
  • Blends sightseeing with a fun, carefree dance party, encouraging participants to let loose and express themselves as they move through the city.
  • Includes all necessary fees and taxes, as well as the use of hi-tech headsets, and a return to the meeting point in the vibrant Temple Bar neighborhood.

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Overview of the Silent Disco Tour

A Silent Disco Walking Tour - Overview of the Silent Disco Tour

The silent disco walking tour in Dublin, Ireland offers participants the chance to explore the city’s famous landmarks while moving to the beat of funky music heard through high-tech wireless headsets.

With over 110 reviews, this unique experience allows visitors to dance through the streets, passing by iconic destinations like Temple Bar , Dublin Castle , and Trinity College .

The tour includes all necessary fees and taxes, and the meeting and end point are both at The Button Factory in the vibrant Temple Bar neighborhood.

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, this silent disco walking tour provides a fun and memorable way to discover Dublin’s rich history and culture.

Exploring Dublin’s Landmarks

As participants dance to the lively music in their headsets, they’ll pass by Dublin’s iconic landmarks, seeing the city’s rich history and culture. The silent disco walking tour takes guests on a journey through the vibrant streets, showcasing the architectural beauty and historical significance of sites like Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College.

Listening to Funky Music

A Silent Disco Walking Tour - Listening to Funky Music

One of the key features of the silent disco walking tour is the ability for participants to listen to funky music through their hi-tech headsets as they explore Dublin’s landmarks.

The headsets allow each person to choose from a selection of upbeat, danceable tunes that are piped directly into their ears. This creates a unique and lively atmosphere as the group moves through the city streets, with people bobbing and weaving to the rhythm of the music.

The funky beats add an extra layer of energy and excitement to the experience, encouraging participants to let loose and have fun as they take in the historic sights of Dublin.

Walking and Dancing in the Streets

A Silent Disco Walking Tour - Walking and Dancing in the Streets

Participants embark on a lively journey through Dublin’s streets, dancing and weaving to the rhythmic beats pulsing through their headsets.

The self-guided tour allows them to explore the city’s famous landmarks at their own pace, moving freely through the vibrant atmosphere.

They’ll pass by Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College, grooving to an energetic soundtrack that sets the mood for their adventure.

The silent disco format encourages participants to enjoy the music, expressing their moves without disturbing the general public.

It’s a unique way to experience Dublin, blending sightseeing with a fun, carefree dance party in the heart of the city.

Inclusions and Fees

The silent disco walking tour includes the use of hi-tech headsets, allowing participants to enjoy the lively music as they walk and dance through the streets of Dublin. All fees and taxes are covered as part of the tour. The cost of the tour is reflected in the table below, providing a clear breakdown of what’s included.

With everything taken care of, guests can simply focus on enjoying the one-of-a-kind experience of a silent disco walking tour in the heart of Dublin.

Meeting and End Point

A Silent Disco Walking Tour - Meeting and End Point

The silent disco walking tour meets at The Button Factory, located on Curved St in the lively Temple Bar district of Dublin .

After exploring the city’s iconic landmarks while dancing to the beats through high-tech headsets , the tour ends right back at the starting point.

This convenient loop makes for a fuss-free experience, allowing participants to fully enjoy the unique atmosphere without worrying about directions or transportation.

The meeting and end point’s central location puts Dublin’s vibrant heart within easy reach.

The shared start and finish saves time and ensures a seamless transition between the tour’s different segments.

This circular route allows walkers to focus on the rhythmic adventure, not logistics.

Booking and Confirmation

Once booked, participants receive confirmation details for the silent disco walking tour .

This includes the meeting point , which is at The Button Factory in Temple Bar. The tour begins and ends at the same location. Participants are advised to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Upon arrival, they’ll be provided with high-tech headsets to enjoy the funky music during the tour.

The confirmation also outlines the tour’s duration, which is approximately 2 hours , and the cancellation policy , which allows for a full refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

With these details, participants can prepare for an unforgettable silent disco experience in the heart of Dublin.

Accessibility and Cancellation Policy

A Silent Disco Walking Tour - Accessibility and Cancellation Policy

According to the information provided, the silent disco walking tour in Dublin isn’t wheelchair accessible .

Participants can cancel their booking and receive a full refund up to 24 hours before the scheduled start time.

The tour may not be suitable for everyone, as infants must sit on laps during the experience.

The group size is limited to a maximum of 40 travelers, ensuring an intimate and enjoyable experience for all.

While the tour may not be accessible for everyone, the cancellation policy provides flexibility for those who need to adjust their plans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the tour suitable for families with young children.

While the tour may be fun for families, it may not be suitable for young children. Infants must sit on laps, and the loud music through headphones could be uncomfortable or unsafe for small children.

Can Participants Bring Their Own Headphones?

Participants cannot bring their own headphones for the tour. The organizers provide the specialized silent disco headsets, which are necessary for the unique experience of dancing to music in public while exploring the city sights.

Are There Any Restrictions on the Music Genre?

The tour allows participants to choose from a variety of music genres through the provided headsets. There are no restrictions on the music genre, allowing for a personalized and enjoyable experience during the walking tour.

Is It Possible to Join the Tour Mid-Way?

Yes, it’s possible to join the tour mid-way. The tour has a defined meeting point, so participants can meet the group at that location if they can’t make the start time. However, they’ll need to purchase their own headset.

Can the Tour Be Customized for Private Groups?

Yes, the tour can be customized for private groups. The tour operator offers private tours that allow groups to create their own unique experience, choosing the route and music. This provides a personalized and exclusive walking tour.

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Participants can enjoy the city’s rich history and culture while dancing to upbeat, funky music as they weave through the streets.

With wireless headphones, visitors can enjoy an energetic and carefree atmosphere , making for an unforgettable experience exploring Dublin .

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Karol G will broadcast the last concert of her tour “Tomorrow will be beautiful” on YouTube

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Bogota – Karol G announced that it will broadcast to via YouTube the last concert of his tour “Manana sera bonito” (Tomorrow will be beautiful), which he will give on July 23 in Madrid, so that it can be seen from all over the world.

“We’re close to having the last concert of this tour and yes! It’s hard to say goodbye to something that has meant so much to everyone, but the time has come and I want us to celebrate it together! This July 23, our last concert, we will broadcast it through my YouTube channel, in real time, so that EVERYONE, anywhere in the world, can see it and celebrate this beautiful thing that we built together,” said ‘La Bichota’ on her Instagram account.

The Colombian, who released her latest album, “Manana sera bonito” last year, and has since performed in stadiums around the world, including her native Medellin, asked to “celebrate” this concert “in style” and thanked her fans: “for being part of this journey that, without lying, has given me THE MOST INCREDIBLE AND UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS OF MY LIFE!”

He announced this in an emotional message, accompanied by a video where he says goodbye to the boy who announced the start of the tour and who accompanied him at his concert in Medellin.

“I’ve started this message many times and I just get a lump in my throat that doesn’t let me express the mixed feelings I have inside. The time has come to close an unforgettable chapter in our lives,” said the singer of “Tusa” and “Amargura.”

The album, with which she became the first Spanish-language artist to reach number one on the American charts and won the Grammy for best urban music album and was album of the year at the Latin Grammys, is “more than songs.”

“It has been a journey of overcoming, of desire, of motivation and a band-aid for the soul. Every stadium we set foot in vibrated with the beautiful emotions that each one of you brought and we had the opportunity to fill thousands of little hearts around the world,” said Karol.

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  1. R&R after short tour : r/AirForce

    I feel like this is a dumb question, but do you get R&R after a 1 year short tour? I know the mid-tour is chargeable leave. I'm in Korea now and don't have much leave for a mid-tour AND to spend time at home before I go to Europe. I checked AFI 36-3003 and didn't see anything, but wanted to make sure before I gave up.

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