College Football Classic – Scotland Jaunt

College Football Classic 2020 Travel Partner

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.

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Scotland Jaunt Tour Notre Dame vs Navy

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

Depart US on Saturday, August 22, 2020
Land Tour: August 23-August 30, 2020

Land Only Package:

$3,449 per person, double occupancy

    Travel insurance: $276/person;
    Cancel for Any Reason Coverage: $414/person

Highlights

Highlights


  • 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
  • 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 (4)
    • Scottish evening with traditional dancing and music
    • Dinner and entertainment show at Merry Ploughboy Pub
    • Table d’hôte dinners (2)

TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT, ENRICHMENT

  • 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


MONDAY, AUGUST 24: DEPART US FOR SCOTLAND


SUNDAY, AUGUST 23: 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 an introductory 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 24: 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.

Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Mutha Newton Hotel, Nairn


TUESDAY, AUGUST 25: 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, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional cuisine with a lively show of songs, stories, and dancing. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, near Edinburgh


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26: EDINBURGH CASTLE | CITY TOUR

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. (Breakfast)

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


THURSDAY, AUGUST 27: 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. The evening is free for you to explore Dublin and the Temple Bar area. (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin


FRIDAY, AUGUST 28: DUBLIN | MERRY PLOUGHBOY SHOW

Merry Ploughboy Pub, Edmondstown Rd, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin

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. 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


SATURDAY, 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)

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin


SUNDAY, AUGUST 30: 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


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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
  • 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
  • November 14, 2019: $500 Additional Due per Tour Package {$1,000 total deposited}
  • June 8, 2020: Final Balance Due 

Tour Package Cancellation Policies:

  • Through November 13, 2019: $400/tour package
  • November 14, 2019 – June 7, 2020: $950/tour package
  • June 8, 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 – May 31, 2020: $300 change fee/tour package
    • After June 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 registration and available via hyperlink through registration form. 

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