Experience the picturesque beauty of Ireland with this seven-day, six-night tour of Kerry and Dublin. Visit some of Ireland’s most iconic scenery during excursions to the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, marvel at the ancient Blarney Castle and take in the stunning architecture of 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
- Guided Ring of Kerry Tour
- Full-day Dingle Peninsula Tour with visit to Blasket Island Centre
- Visit to Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills en route from Kerry 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 – $2,929
Double – $2,179
Triple – $2,139
Child – $1,529
Single – $3,889
Double – $2,749
Triple – $2,669
Child – $1,839
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.
Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland | 353 64 663 1035
Nestling on the lake of Lough Lein, Killarney’s lower lake, The Lake Hotel enjoys the most magnificent setting with the truly unique backdrop of the mountains, islands, woodlands and the 12th century McCarthy Mór castle ruins.
Amenities: Crisp bed linen, bathrobe & slippers, satellite television, direct dial telephones, electronic laptop safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea & coffee making facilities, work desk in room and free wifi.
Check-in: 4 p.m. | Check-out: 11 a.m.
The Morgan Hotel
10 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland | 353 1 643 7097
Located in the very heart of Temple Bar, the luxurious Morgan Hotel boasts a provocative, contemporary and unique boutique design. The Morgan is just a short stroll away from Trinity College, Grafton Street, shopping, theaters, music and nightlife.
Amenities: Elevator, 24-hour reception desk, meeting space, business center, restaurant, lounge/bar, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, laundry services, in-room safe, Internet, telephone in room, television, fitness center, and spa.
Check-in: 3 p.m. | Check-out: Noon
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry, Ireland | 353 64 667 1300
Located in Fossa, this luxury hotel is within two miles of Aghadoe, Parkavonear Castle, and Killarney Golf Club. Killarney Riding Stables and St. Mary’s Cathedral are also within three miles.
Amenities: Elevator, 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
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 Kerry hotel.
If group airfare is purchased through Anthony Travel, guests will receive transportation from their designated arrival airport to their hotel in Kerry.
Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in Kerry.
Day 2 – Tuesday, August 30, 2016
This morning, depart for your tour on one of Ireland’s most talked about peninsulas. Discover the Ring of Kerry and enjoy an afternoon at your leisure in the beautiful town of Killarney.
Day 3 – Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Today, enjoy a tour on the charming Dingle Peninsula and in particular along the magnificent Slea Head.
Visit the Blasket Island Centre overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Blasket Islands and enjoy some time at leisure in the town of Dingle.
Day 4 – Thursday, September 1, 2016
Depart Kerry and travel to Dublin.
En route to Dublin, visit Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic castles. Also, stop at Blarney Woollen Mills for shopping.
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.
Guided Ring of Kerry Tour
Travel along the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula and discover the Ring of Kerry. Take in spectacular scenery as you pass through Killarney, Killorglin and then to Glenbeigh, where the cliff road offers panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Continuing to Cahirciveen you will pass the birthplace of national hero, Daniel O’Connell. Arrive in the seaside town of Waterville where Charlie Chaplin used to have his holiday home. See his statue in the center of the village. Next, visit Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses and then travel through the mountains to Molls Gap and Ladies View with stunning views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. Bursting with life and beauty, Killarney is a must-see – overlooked by mountains and flanked by the lakes.
Dingle Peninsula Tour
Enjoy a tour on the Dingle Peninsula and in particular along the magnificent Slea Head, famed for its lovely beaches and ancient monuments. Slea Head is also one of the last remaining Gaeltachts – a region in Ireland where locals speak Irish or Gaelic on a daily basis. On Slea Head, the blue of the marine landscape surrounds the Blasket Islands, deserted since 1953. A visit to the Blasket Island Centre reveals the story of Blasket Islanders and the unique traditions from the area. Finally, enjoy some leisure time in Dingle, a town famous for its seafood, fishing, pubs and vibrant atmosphere.
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.
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.