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College Football Classic - Brilliant Ireland Tour

Aer Lingus College Football Classic - Brilliant Ireland Tour

Experience all the best sights of Ireland - Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, plus special extras like a jaunting car ride in Killarney, a walking tour in Waterford, and a Medieval Banquet.

AND - there's an option to add a stay at a real Irish castle - the 5-star Dromoland Castle.

7 Days/ 6 Nights with comprehensive sightseeing and many included meals


Limerick (1 nt) - Killarney (2 nts) - Waterford (1 nt) - Dun Laogharie Dublin (2 nts)
7 Days / 6 Nights
Depart US: August 23, 2020
Land Tour:  August 24 – August 30, 2020

$2,989 per person, double occupancy {Land Only}
   $3,499 per person,single occupancy {Land Only} {$175 discount until 10/18/19}
Travel insurance:$172/person;Cancel for Any Reason Coverage:$258/person



 





8 Days/7 Nights with extra night at 5-star Dromoland Castle


Limerick (1 nt) - Killarney (2 nts) - Waterford (1 nt) - Dun Laogharie Dublin (2 nts) - Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 nt)
8 Days / 7 Nights
Depart US:  August 23, 2020
Land Tour:   August 24 – August 31, 2020

$3,599 per person, double occupancy {Land Only}
    $4,369 per person, single occupancy {Land Only} {$200 discount until 10/18/19}
Travel insurance:$242/person;Cancel for Any Reason Coverage:$363/person



 


  

 

Highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • King John’s Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blarney Castle

Inclusions

Tour Includes:

  • Aer Lingus College Football Classic game tickets
  • Recess 4 Grownups Tailgate Party
  • Transport by luxury motorcoach
  • Professional Irish driver/guide
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 6-7 nights
    • Clayton Hotel | Limerick (1 night)
    • The Brehon Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
    • Granville Hotel | Waterford (1 night)
    • Royal Marine Hotel | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
    • < Extended Tour> Dromoland Castle Hotel | Newmarket-on-Fergus, Clare (1 night)
  • Full Irish breakfasts (6-7)
  • Dinners (5 – 6)
    • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    • Killeen House Restaurant in Killarney
    • Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show
    • <Extended Tour of 7 Nts> Farewell dinner at Dromoland Castle
    • Table d’hôte dinners (2) 
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Walking tour of Waterford
  • Tour of Dublin
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Visits and admission fees to: 
    • King John’s Castle
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Blarney Castle
    • Blarney Woollen Mills
    • Cobh Heritage Centre
    • House of Waterford Crystal
    • <Extended Tour> Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour (on scheduled tour dates)
  • Hotel porterage, service charges and government taxes
  • Ticket wallets, baggage tags and identifying strap
 

Itinerary


Mon, August 24

LIMERICK MEDIEVAL | CASTLE BANQUET 

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Limerick hotel. Following a short trip around Limerick, you’ll step back in time at King John’s Castle. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Limerick with costumed guides and touchscreen technology. Then join your group for a welcome drink before heading out for a medieval-style banquet. (Dinner) 

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Hotel, Limerick

Tues, August 25

CLIFFS OF MOHER | RIVER SHANNON FERRY

Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Relax on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary, and travel on to Killarney. Enjoy free time before dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT: The Brehon Hotel, Killarney

ed, August 26

RING OF KERRY TOUR | SHEEPDOG TRIALS 

Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of stops to capture photos of Ireland’s natural beauty and view some of the locations from the film “Star Wars VII.” Passing through Waterville and the village of Sneem, stop at Moll’s Gap for views of the mountainous Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. Travel via jaunting car to Ross Castle & Killarney Estate. Experience farm life at a nearby farm and watch specially trained dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney for dinner at the award-winning Rozzers Restaurant at The Killeen House. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: The Brehon Hotel, Killarney

Thurs, August 27

BLARNEY CASTLE | COBH HERITAGE CENTRE

Visit the famous Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to the Cobh Heritage Centre where you can trace your ancestors, learn more about the ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania, or immerse yourself in the history of Irish emigrants. Relax as you follow the coastal route to Waterford. In the evening, take a gentle walk with a local historian who will reveal Waterford’s Viking and medieval past. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Granville Hotel, Waterford

Fri, August 28

WATERFORD CRYSTAL | 6TH CENTURY GLENDALOUGH 

Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Travel through the stunning scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. There you’ll explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Continue on to your hotel overlooking Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbor. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Sat, August 29

AER LINGUS COLLEGE FOOTBALL CLASSIC 

This morning enjoy attending the Recess 4 Grownups tailgate party in a Temple Bar pub reserved just for our guests. Then we’ll drive to Aviva Stadium, a sporting stadium with a capacity for 51,700 spectators. It is also commonly known as Lansdowne Road while UEFA refers to it as the Dublin Arena. Today, Notre Dame and Navy will kick off the football season in what is hoped to be an epic game, where bragging rights are on the line. (Breakfast)

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Sun, August 30

IRISH NATIONAL STUD | DROMOLAND CASTLE HOTEL 

6 Night Tour - Enjoy Breakfast and transfer to the Dublin Airport.

7 Night Tour - Visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud, where you’ll see impeccably-bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals, and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra’s Garden, including its miniature Japanese Gardens. Travel to the majestic and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairy tale castle. Savor a delicious farewell dinner in the oak-paneled dining room. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT: Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Mon, August 31

RETURN TO THE US 

Your program ends after breakfast. Transfer to the Shannon Airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Notre Dame-Navy Tour Packages

General Tour Inclusions – see tour listing for specifics:                                Print Terms and Conditions

    • Football Game Tickets for College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium, Notre Dame vs. Navy
    • Exclusive Tailgate party in Temple Bar pub for Recess 4 Grownups tour guests, including food and beverage
    • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy rooms with private bath as listed in specific tour description
    • Full Irish breakfast each morning of tour (after first overnight)
    • Transport by luxury motorcoach with a professional Irish driver/guide (one man) for tour days
    • Additional meals, visits, activities, and admission fees as described in specific tour itinerary
    • Hotel porterage, service charges and government taxes
    • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and identifying strap

      Tour packages are land only and airfare is not included.

      All travel packages are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour space is limited, and pricing is subject to change prior to deposit. Land tour prices are guaranteed once deposited. It is best to make reservations early to ensure you can confirm your desired travel package.

      Notre Dame-Navy Tour Deposit and Payment Information:
      • $500 per tour package at time of booking
      • November 14, 2019:  $500 Additional Due per Tour Package {$1,000 total deposited}
      • May 15, 2020:            Final Balance Due 
      Tour Package Cancellation Policies:
      • Through November 13, 2019:              $400/tour package
      • November 14, 2019 – May 14, 2020:   $950/tour package
      • May 15, 2020:                                      Non-refundable
       
      Name Change Policies:

      Name Changes - Air: Cannot change names or substitute for air reservations.

      Name Changes - Land Tour:
      • October 15, 2019: No change fee
      • October 16, 2019 – April 30, 2020: $300 change fee/tour package
      • After May 1, 2020: No Changes Allowed
      Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your travel investment. Please see the optional trip insurance offered for our group.

      Participant Agreement required for tour registrationand available via hyperlink through registration form.