Penn State - Central Florida Game in Ireland - one week tour of Ireland Aug 29-Sep 4, 2014
Attend the first international Penn State game in its 127 year history.
Penn State and the University of Central Florida open the 2014 college football season in Dublin, Ireland. - The Croke Park Classic
The Nittany Lions - UCF Knights in Dublin game will be played on Saturday August 30th 2014 and would be a UCF home game. This will be the first time PSU and UCF have ever played a game outside the United States.
On our Ireland tour, you will experience old-world Irish charm and elegance while staying in top class Irish hotels. On this tour you will stay in Ireland's most lively towns and villages and experience traditional Irish culture. A favorite Irish Vacation!
Thursday Aug 28- DEPART FROM HOME
Your Irish vacation begins the moment you board your flight. Destination: IRELAND.
Friday Aug 29- DUBLIN
Arrive in Dublin, Ireland's capital, which has retained its Georgian elegance, and transfer to your hotel. Our afternoon of Dublin takes you to Trinity College to see the illuminated Book of Kells, and St. Patrick's, Ireland's national cathedral. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of old Dublin, where you sample Ireland's most famous creamy stout.
Storytelling, dinner and traditional music in a candelit Dublin pub: The scene is set in one of Dublin's oldest pubs. As early as the 1600's, it was a popular haunt. The Seanachi, the Irish word for storyteller, entertains with oral tales of fairies, Celtic warriors and legendary deed-doing. Tales are told and songs sung and everyone is made to feel welcome. With turf fire glowing a perfect setting in which to take you back through the romantic mists of time. History comes alive tonight! (D)
Saturday Aug 30- DUBLIN GAME DAY / Best available tickets for the Croke Park Classic. Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years. The stadium is the home of Gaelic games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Stadium capacity for the Croke Park Classic will be approximately 69,000. (B)
Sunday Aug 31-KILKENNY Enjoy the relaxed pace of Ireland, known for its bogs and turf fires, rich farmlands and scenic countryside. Travel through the Curragh, the horse breeding center of Ireland. You visit Kilkenny Castle. Stay in Kilkenny, somewhere very special with its cobbled streets and castle, one of the finest examples of an Irish medieval town. Tonight, "Meet the Irish" by staying as a welcome guest in a local home, not only wonderfully located, but also fully equipped, comfortably homey, and clean. Enjoy a pub lunch. (B,L)
Monday Sep 1- BLARNEY/COBH/KILLARNEY This morning you take the scenic route to Cobh, originally a small fishing village. Cobh was the departure point for many Irish immigrants in the 19th century, and is associated with the loss of the Titanic. Visit Blarney, with a chance to kiss "The Stone". Travel through landscapes of the rarest green, where herds of black and white cows peek from every hill on the way to Killarney. (B)
Tuesday Sep 2- RING OF KERRY EXCURSION
An incredible day awaits! The scenic and spectacular Ring of Kerry offers unrivaled views of County Kerry's magnificent shoreline, one of nature's masterpieces. Traveling via Killorglin you see beautiful mountain vistas and rugged landscapes along the way. Travel through Killarney by pony and trap. Have your camera ready! A musical pub evening is in store for us tonight, complete with local entertainment. (B,D)
Wednesday Sep 3- ADARE/SHANNON
We'll travel to the quaint village of Adare, distinguished by its charming thatched cottages. Tonight, we've planned a special farewell castle medieval dinner. We'll be transformed back in time as we sip the traditional mead and don bibs to eat with our fingers at a fun-filled medieval dinner at Bunratty Castle, built in 1460 on the edge of Ratty River and protected by a moat. You have a choice, too, to stay at a wonderful 5 star castle hotel - Dromoland Castle. Dromoland Castle is a spectacular place to spend your last night's stay if you are flying into or out of Shannon Airport. Dromoland was the ancestral home of the Lords Inchiquin, direct descendants of Brian Boru, high king of Ireland. It is one of the finest examples of a baronial residence. Jacket and tie for gentlemen are required after 7pm in the elegant, formal dining room and the book lined bar where guests often settle after dinner to join in the singing of popular Irish ballads. Fishing, horse riding, and bird shooting can be arranged nearby. The golf course meanders around the castle and is a challenging par 71 measuring over 6500 yards.(B,D)
Thursday Sep 4 - HOMEWARD
The tour ends with a transfer to Shannon Airport. eturn home with the memories of the friends you;ve met, and a lifetime of stories to relate. (B) Transfers and hotels available to Dublin available at added cost.
What our clients say: Our tour guide Kevin was a real treasure. He clearly loves his country and has a great store of knowledge which he enthusiastically shared with us. He was very considerate and sensitive to our travel needs. We thoroughly enjoyed each of the stops on our itinerary. It was wonderful to relax and enjoy the journey because you had attended to all of the details.--- GT
- Penn State - UCF one week tour of Ireland includes:
Round trip airfare from at added cost.
Airport transfers according to schedule below.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation
Driver/professional guide throughout
First-class accommodations for 6 nights; room with private bath
6 hearty Irish breakfasts (B), special pub lunch (L), 3 special dinners (D)
Tea and scones at a farmhouse
All taxes and service charges
All sightseeing and entrance fees. Some highlights:
Book of Kells at Trinity College
Game tickets for Penn State-UCF game available after Dec. 1
Killarney by pony and trap and Ring of Kerry tour
Muckross Traditional Farm
Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
Lynott Tours Irish song-sheet for our on board sing alongs
Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
Your 3* & 4* first-class hotels:
|Dublin Ashling Hotel
|Kilkenny - Homestay
|Killarney Killarney Plaza Hotel
|Shannon Oakwood Arms or Dromoland Castle(at added cost)
If you have just 10 persons in your party, we can give
you a PRIVATE DEPARTURE JUST FOR YOUR GROUP AT NO ADDED COST.
|Rate per person in USD
||Aug. 29 to 4-Sep-14 Not Available
We are offering transfers at a
set time on our tour. Anyone not arriving in time for this
transfer will need a PRIVATE transfer. Transfer schedule for coach tours:
Departs DUBLIN 10AM, returns to SHANNON at 9AM. If you have an earlier flight,
you must pay for a private transfer.
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Deluxe 10 Day tour
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