College Football Classic
Classic Ireland Tour

Aer Lingus College Football Classic - Classic Ireland Tour

Join our 8-night tour package and see the best of Ireland. Experience the best that Dublin has to offer along with all the fun events of the football weekend. Thrill at the amazing Cliffs of Moher and the gorgeous Dingle Peninsula on this perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle.

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Best of Ireland South wextra Dublin nights

Dublin (4 Nts), Killarney (2 Nts), Newmarket-on-Fergus (2 Nts)
9 Days/ 8 Nights

Depart US on Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Land Tour: August 24 - September 1, 2023

Land Only Package:

$3,595 per person, double occupancy
        $4,535 per person, single occupancy

Highlights

Highlights


  • Jaunting Car Ride
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Blarney Castle
  • Trinity College and the Book of Kells
  • Glendalough
  • Guinness Storehouse

Inclusions

Inclusions


NOTRE DAME VS NAVY FOOTBALL GAME

  • Aer Lingus College Football Classic game tickets
  • Recess 4 Grownups Tailgate Party

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 8 nights
    • Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin (3 nights)
    • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan | Dublin (1 night)
    • Scotts Hotel | Killarney (2 nights) 
    • The Inn at Dromoland | Newmarket-on-Fergus (2 nights) 
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage at arrival and departure of hotels
  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour (on scheduled tour dates)
  • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags
  • On-site Recess 4 Grownups event staff in Dublin
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City stay taxes

DINING

  • Full breakfasts (8)
  • Dinners (5)
    • Traditional Irish dinner and entertainment at Muckross Schoolhouse
    • Medieval style feast in Limerick
    • Table d’hôte dinners (3)

TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT, ENRICHMENT

  • Glendalough
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Blarney Castle
  • Trinity College and The Book of Kells
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Village of Adare
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Walking Tour of Galway
  • Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney
  • Little Museum of Dublin
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Muckross Schoolhouse

Itinerary

Itinerary


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2023: DEPART US FOR IRELAND


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2023: FLY TO IRELAND | GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Guinness Storehouse - Tourists enjoying the view from the Gravity Bar

After landing at Dublin Airport, complete customs and immigration formalities. You will be welcomed to Ireland and transferred to your hotel.

This afternoon at 2:00 meet your Dublin guide for a panoramic sightseeing drive around Dublin. Then visit the Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world-famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your visit in the roof-top bar, Gravity, with a 360 degree view overlooking the city center where you can sample a draft Guinness. The evening is free for you to explore Dublin and the Temple Bar area. 

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2023: GLENDALOUGH | GAME ACTIVITIES

Depart in our private coach and drive south from Dublin and through the mountains to visit the scenic valley where Glendalough is located. Glendalough was an important monastic settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century, which became one of the most important centers of learning in Europe. Today, the well-preserved round tower and church ruins are interesting to explore and the Visitor Center explains the history of the settlement. Then return to Dublin where the balance of the day and evening are free for you to attend any game events like pep rallies, and explore Dublin and the Temple Bar area. (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin


SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2023: AER LINGUS COLLEGE FOOTBALL CLASSIC

This afternoon 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)

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin


SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2023: BOOK OF KELLS | LITTLE MUSEUM OF DUBLIN

Ireland Dublin Book of KellsEnjoy a leisurely morning after celebrating your team's performance Saturday evening. You may want to explore a bit more during your independent time - there are plenty of museums of Irish interest such as the National Museum, the National Gallery or the Writers Museum. There are many shops along Nassau Street and the pedestrianized Grafton Street or Henry Street.
 
Early afternoon, transfer from your game weekend hotel to your accommodations for your escorted tour of the south of Ireland. Meet your guide at 2:30pm in the hotel lobby and set off on a panoramic tour of Dublin city center. Enjoy a walking tour of Trinity College with a local guide. Visit the library to see the Book of Kells, the famed 9th-century manuscript that is perhaps Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure.  Proceed to Trinity's Old Library building, and the spectacular Long Room. Next, visit the Little Museum of Dublin; located in a Georgian townhouse, it tells the fascinating story of the city. Your after-hours is an exclusive feature – you’ll enjoy a welcome drink there with your group before returning to your hotel for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner) 

OVERNIGHT:  | Dublin


MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2023: SHEEPDOG DEMONSTRATION | BLARNEY CASTLE

Blarney Castle, Cork

Relax and enjoy the farmlands of the picturesque midlands. Savor farm life as you visit a traditional farm; enjoy homemade scones with tea, and watch trained dogs show off their skills herding sheep.

Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Travel through Macroom and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in the charming town of Killarney. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT:  Scotts Hotel | Killarney


TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2023: DINGLE PENINSULA | TRADITIONAL IRISH ENTERTAINMENT

Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous in the movies “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery found here. Travel to Slea Head at the westernmost tip of the peninsula for awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish entertainment over dinner at Muckross Schoolhouse. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Scotts Hotel | Killarney


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2023: JAUNTING CAR RIDE | ADARE | MEDIEVAL BANQUET

Ireland Adare Thatch Cottage

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate. Visit Moriarty’s in the Gap of Dunloe.

Stop in the picturesque village of Adare, with its thatched cottages and colorful garden, before proceeding to Limerick for a panoramic tour.

Dine at a medieval-style feast, where lords and ladies will serenade you with songs and music from days of yore. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: The Inn at Dromoland | Newmarket-on-Fergus


THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2023: CLIFFS OF MOHER | GALWAY

Evening daisies at the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Ireland.

Travel along the coast of County Clare to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the churning Atlantic. Drive through the austerely beautiful landscape of the Burren on your way to Galway.

Join a local guide in Galway for a walking tour of this thriving historic city; see its charming medieval streetscape, filled with small local shops and cafes, and many street musicians. Return to your hotel in Clare for dinner.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT:  The Inn at Dromoland | Newmarket-on-Fergus


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2023: FLY HOME TO USA FROM SHANNON

Your tour ends after breakfast. Board your flight home from Shannon to USA.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Notre Dame-Navy Tour Packages


By booking travel with us, you hereby agree to all of our terms and conditions of travel which can be found here:    Click Here to Download Terms & Conditions (pdf)

You should read the terms and conditions in their entirety before booking travel with us.
If you do not agree with any terms, you should speak to us before making any booking

Payment Amounts and Dates for Notre Dame-Navy Tour Packages

General Tour Inclusions – see tour listing for specifics:

  • 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
  • Airport transfers on tour start and end dates
  • 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.

Tour Deposit and Payment Information:

  • $500 per tour package at time of booking
  • September 1, 2022: $900 Additional Due per Tour Package {$1,400 total deposited}
  • May 23, 2023, 2020: Final Balance Due 

Tour Package Cancellation Policies:

  • Through August 31, 2022: $250/tour package
  • September 1, 2022 - May 22, 2023: $1250/tour package
  • May 23, 2023: Non-refundable

Name Change Policies:

Name Changes - Air:

  • Cannot change names or substitute for air reservations.

Name Changes - Land Tour:

  • July 31, 2022: No change fee
  • August 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023: $300 change fee/tour package
  • After March 1, 2023: No Changes Allowed

Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your travel investment.

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