College Football Classic
Scotland Jaunt

Aer Lingus College Football Classic - Scotland Jaunt

Join our Scotland Jaunt tour the week before the Notre Dame-Navy game to experience an unforgettable visit to Scotland. Experience the mystery and scenery as you cruise the legendary Loch Ness. After your visits to Glasgow, Nairn, and Edinburgh, you'll finish your tour with the highlight of your trip: weekend in Dublin to see the fighting Irish of Notre Dame versus the Naval Academy Midshipmen.

Taste of Scotland Map

Glasgow (1 Nt), Naim (1 Nt), Edinburgh (2 Nts), Dublin (3 Nts)
8 Days/ 7 Nights

Depart US on Saturday, August 19, 2023
Land Tour: August 20 - August 27, 2023

Land Only Package:

$3,589 per person, double occupancy
        $4,589 per person, single occupancy

 

 

Highlights

Highlights


  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Notre Dame vs Navy Game in Dublin

Inclusions

Inclusions


NOTRE DAME VS NAVY FOOTBALL GAME

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

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • Transport in Scotland by luxury motorcoach
  • Professional driver/guide in Scotland
  • Transportation as described in Dublin
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 7 nights
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Glasgow (1 night)
    • Mutha Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
    • Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, near Edinburgh (2 nights)
    • Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin (3 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
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City stay taxes

DINING

  • Full breakfasts (7)
  • Dinners (3)
    • Dinner and entertainment show at Merry Ploughboy Pub, Dublin
    • Table d’hôte dinners (2)

TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT, ENRICHMENT

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Loch Lomond and Loch Ness scenic cruises
  • Visit a distillery which includes whiskey tasting
  • St. Andrews, the home of golf
  • Enjoy a castle and city walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Hop on Hop off open top bus tour of Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse

Itinerary

Itinerary


SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023: DEPART US FOR SCOTLAND


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2023: GLASGOW HIGHLIGHTS

A CITY GUIDE CHATS TO TOURISTS IN GEORGE SQUARE, WITH A VIEW BEYOND TO THE CITY CHAMBERS, IN THE CITY CENTRE OF GLASGOW. PIC: VisitScotland/SCOTTISH VIEWPOINT Tel: +44 (0) 131 622 7174 Fax: +44 (0) 131 622 7175 E-Mail : info@scottishviewpoint.com This photograph can not be used without prior permission from Scottish Viewpoint.

Tour begins 2:30 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of central Glasgow -- a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers, and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner (Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Glasgow


MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2023: LOCH LOMOND | LOCH NESS CRUISE

Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Scotland, UK - September 19, 2014: a Jacobite Cruises boat on approach to Urquhart Castle dock. Their ships carry tourists on sightseeing tours around Loch Ness shores.

Depart for the scenic Highlands, driving alongside Loch Lomond, resplendent with lush islands, then across the Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe - seeing mountains, moors and waterfalls along the way. Stop at Fort Augustus for a short cruise on Loch Ness, famed for its beauty as well as the legendary monster. Continue to your elegant manor house hotel in Nairn. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Mutha Newton Hotel, Nairn


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2023: WHISKEY TASTING | ST. ANDREWS

Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whiskey is distilled and enjoy a sample. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf.” Take a panoramic drive around and spend some time exploring independently. Continue to Edinburgh to your gracious manor house hotel outside Edinburgh, set on 1,000 acres of picturesque grounds. Enjoy time to explore and dine independently. (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT: Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, near Edinburgh


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23,2023: CITY TOUR | EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

Beautiful view of the city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock. The castle contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. This evening attend the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (Breakfast)

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT: Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, near Edinburgh


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

Guinness Storehouse - Tourists enjoying the view from the Gravity Bar

Your Scotland tour ends after breakfast. Transfer to Edinburgh Airport and fly to Dublin {Flight not included in tour package price}. In Dublin, you will transfer to your hotel. This afternoon 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, overlooking the city center where you can sample a draft Guinness and enjoy the view of the city. This evening drive to the town of Rathfarnham to The Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner followed by a lively show of traditional Irish songs, dancing and music. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2023: DUBLIN HOP ON HOP OFF | GAME EVENTS

Enjoy your day in Dublin independently on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to your choice of one of Dublin’s top attractions – Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. The afternoon 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 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)

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin


SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2023: RETURN TO THE US

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

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 21, 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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