Experience Dublin, the popular Irish capital, and Cork, known as the ‘real capital of Ireland’ by locals, with this seven-day, six-night tour package. Marvel at Ireland’s picturesque landscapes, rich heritage and stunning architecture during excursions to ancient castles, archaeological sites and famous landmarks in and between Cork City and Dublin. Also included in the travel package are the all-important game tickets to watch your Eagles take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech on September 3 at Aviva Stadium, as well as entry into an exclusive Boston College Welcome Gathering.
- Six nights’ accommodations at hotel — all rooms with private bath or shower
- Full Irish breakfast daily at hotel (after first overnight)
- Porterage of one piece of luggage in/out of hotels
- Priority seating at the Boston College vs. Georgia Tech football game in the Boston College section (view details)
- Boston College Welcome Gathering on Friday at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse, exclusive to guests of the Official BC Ireland Tour
- Excursion tours
- Full-day Cork City Tour with visit to Cork Butter Museum and University College Cork
- Tour of Blarney Castle and visit to Blarney Woollen Mills
- Visit to Rock of Cashel en route from Cork to Dublin
- Hop-on Hop-off Dublin City Bus Tour Ticket
- 1-Day Dublin Pass
- Ground transportation between cities
- Gameday transportation
- Commemorative souvenir and credential
- Anthony Travel on-site assistance in Ireland
Single – $2,959
Double – $2,189
Triple – $2,159
Child – $1,549
Single – $3,899
Double – $2,699
Triple – $2,619
Child – $1,809
Interested in adding a round of golf to your travel package? Purchase your travel package today and then contact us with your golf request.
Only 50% of payment is due upon making your reservation. Travel package pricing is per person, based on room occupancy and is tax inclusive. Child ages are 2-11 years old at time of travel. Airfare and transportation to and from the airport is NOT included in the package. View reservation policies and payment plan.
The hotels listed below have been pre-assigned to specific tours. While you do not have the ability to hand-pick the hotels for your tour, you may use this as a resource to learn more about the hotels at which you will be staying.
Please note: All hotel amenities are subject to change without notice.
The River Lee Hotel Cork
Western Road, Cork, Ireland | 353 21 425 2700
Located on the banks of the River Lee, this Cork hotel is near St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the English Market, and University College Cork. Blarney Castle is a 15-minute drive away.
Amenities: Elevator, air conditioning, 24-hour reception desk, meeting space, business center, restaurant, lounge/bar, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, dry cleaning, in-room safe, Internet, telephone in room, television, fitness center and spa.
Check-in: 2 p.m. | Check-out: Noon
O’Callaghan Stephen’s Green Hotel
5 Harcourt St, Dublin 2, Ireland | 353 1 607 3600
O’Callaghan Stephen’s Green Hotel has an enviable Dublin location where Harcourt Street and Cuffe Street meet on the corner of St Stephens’s Green overlooking the nine acres of St Stephens Green Park.
Amenities: Elevator, air conditioning, 24-hour reception desk, restaurant, lounge/bar, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, dry cleaning, in-room safe, Internet, telephone in room, television and fitness center.
Check-in: 2 p.m. | Check-out: Noon
Hayfield Manor Hotel
Perrott Avenue, College Road, Cork, Ireland | 353 21 484 5900
Located alongside the historic University College Cork, Hayfield Manor is set within a beautiful secluded walled garden and is a pleasant stroll from Cork city centre.
Amenities: Elevator, air conditioning, 24-hour reception desk, meeting space, business center, restaurant, lounge/bar, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, laundry services, dry cleaning, in-room safe, Internet, telephone in room, television, fitness center and spa.
Check-in: 3 p.m. | Check-out: Noon
Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland | 353 1 602 8900
This 5-star luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Dublin, overlooking the National Concert Hall. The picturesque gardens of St. Stephens Green and the trendy Grafton Street boutiques are a short stroll away.
Amenities: Elevator, air conditioning, 24-hour reception desk, meeting space, restaurant, lounge/bar, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, dry cleaning, in-room safe, Internet, telephone in room, television and fitness center.
Check-in: 2 p.m. | Check-out: Noon
Day 1 – Monday, August 29, 2016
Welcome to Ireland!
If guests wish to purchase airfare independently, Anthony Travel suggests flying into Shannon airport. Guests who purchase air independently will be responsible for transportation to their designated Cork hotel.
If group airfare is purchased through Anthony Travel, guests will receive transportation from their designated arrival airport to their hotel in Cork.
Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in Cork.
Day 2 – Tuesday, August 30, 2016
This morning, depart for a visit to Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic castles. Also, stop at Blarney Woollen Mills for shopping.
Day 3 – Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Today, enjoy a tour of Cork City and the University College Cork.
Enjoy a visit to the Cork Butter Museum.
Day 4 – Thursday, September 1, 2016
Depart Cork and travel to Dublin. En route to Dublin, visit the Rock of Cashel, one of the most photographed sites in Ireland.
Continue to Dublin in the afternoon and enjoy your evening at leisure in Dublin.
Day 5 – Friday, September 2, 2016
Enjoy the day at leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around Dublin!
In the evening attend the Boston College event at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse, exclusive to guests of the Official Boston College Tour.
Day 6 – Saturday, September 3, 2016
Day at leisure to enjoy the atmosphere that surrounds the game. Motor coach will provide round-trip transportation either from the tailgate or from your hotel to the game.
Day 7 – Sunday, September 4, 2016
After breakfast, depart Dublin.
If guests wish to purchase airfare independently, Anthony Travel suggests flying out of Dublin airport. Guests who purchase air independently will be responsible for transportation to the airport from their Dublin hotel.
If group airfare is purchased through Anthony Travel, guests will receive transportation from their Dublin hotel to their designated departure airport.
The following excursions are included in this tour package.
Cork City Tour
Cork is a city which grew out of a medieval marsh and whose later fabric was woven round and over the river from which the first settlement sprung. The bustle of the English market is probably the best place to experience the essence of the city. Here ordinary conversation sounds like an operatic chorus, with the soft lilt of the voices bubbling with musical quality which matches the famous Shandon Bells. You will pass St. Finbarre’s Cathedral, a Church of Ireland Cathedral. On this site St. Finbarre founded his monastic school about 650, and this school drew scholars from many parts of Europe. Along the South Mall on the left hand side going towards the City Hall, you will see a series of steps leading up to various offices. The arches under the steps were originally built for boats going to the warehouse behind the dwellings. Enjoy a stop at University College Cork which was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges – Cork, Galway and Belfast. These new colleges were established in the reign of Queen Victoria, and named after her.
VISIT TO CORK BUTTER MUSEUM:
Food is the entry point to any culture. In Ireland, it is butter – that blend of landscape, climate and culture that is the signature food. Butter emerges from the prehistoric past and has been part of the society and culture since time immemorial. The Butter Museum in Cork envelopes these rich traditions. The Museum offers the visitor a unique perspective on Irish life and society. Folk traditions, the craft of food, the business of butter all contribute to this authentic story professionally presented at the Cork Butter Museum.
Attracting visitors from all over the world, Blarney Castle is situated in the village of Blarney, close to Cork city. Built in 1446, it is one of Ireland’s oldest castles and one of the strongest fortresses in Munster. The Blarney Stone, also known as the Stone of Eloquence, is built into the battlements of the Blarney Castle. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab – great eloquence or skill at flattery.
Blarney Woollen Mills
Built in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills was originally known as Mahony’s Mills and provided valuable employment to the people of Blarney and surrounding areas. It was a water-powered mill and it produced tweeds and woollens for the home and export markets. In 1976, Chris Kelleher, himself a mill worker, bought the old mill property. Within a short period of time, Kelleher and his family transformed the mill into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland. Today, Blarney Woollen Mills is Ireland’s largest Irish store, selling a massive range of Irish Gifts including Waterford crystal, Belleek Fine China, Royal Tara, Celtic Jewlery and Aran Sweaters.
Rock of Cashel
En route to Dublin, you will enjoy a stop at the Rock of Cashel. Possibly the most photographed site in Ireland, the Rock of Cashel towers over the town of Cashel from its perch on a 200-foot high outcrop of limestone. Once the seat of the Kings of Munster, St. Patrick visited the rock in 450 AD, while Brian Boru was crowned the first high King of Ireland here in the tenth century. Granted to the church in the twelfth century, by the O’Brien clan, today the impressive stone walls enclose a round tower, a cathedral, a twelfth century Romanesque chapel and high crosses. The Vicars Choral has been recently restored and it’s basement houses a small museum of artefacts found on the site. One of the leading visitor attractions in Ireland, in 2011 it was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on her historic first visit to the Republic of Ireland.
Dublin City Pass & Hop-on Hop-off Ticket
Day at leisure in Dublin City, however your package does include a Hop on Hop off ticket and also a 1- Day Dublin Pass!
The Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour allows you experience all the history and culture of Dublin in one visit. There are two routes on the tour, the Original route is 90 minutes long and brings you to Dublin’s most popular attractions along 23 conveniently located stops. You can visit Dublin Zoo, the Guinness Storehouse, the Book of Kells in Trinity College and much more. You’ll also see where famous Dubliners like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett lived and spent their time. The second route is through Dublin’s Docklands, and takes 35 minutes with 8 stops including The Jeanie Johnston Famine Memorial ship. You can also hop-off at Stop 7 to take a Dublin Bay Cruise to either Howth or Dún Laoghaire. Buses start at 9am daily, and arrive at each stop every 10-15 minutes. You’ll enjoy live commentary from accredited drivers, all native Dubliners who will charm and entertain you.
The Dublin Pass is a sightseeing city card that allows visitors to experience everything in Dublin has to offer whilst saving both time and money. The 1-Day Dublin Pass included in your travel package provides free entry to 33 top attractions, monuments and museums, as well as a wide range of discounts and dining offers. Top attractions include Dublinia, Dublin Zoo, Christ Church Cathedral, Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum, Malahide Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.