Can’t bear to miss out on any of Ireland’s stunning cities? Experience the country’s scenic, cultural and ancient landmarks with this eight-day, seven-night tour of Galway, Dublin and Kerry. Enjoy the dazzling beauty of the Connemara Peninsula, the breathtaking views at the Cliffs of Moher, the rich heritage of Ireland’s capital city, the picturesque Ring of Kerry and much more during this unforgettable trip. 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.
- Eight 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
- Connemara Region Tour with choice between visit to Kylemore Abbey -or- Inis Mor
- Tour to Burren Region with visit to Cliffs of Moher
- See the Birr Castle Gardens
- Visit Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills en route to Kerry
- Guided Ring of Kerry Tour
- 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 – $3,639
Double – $2,719
Triple – $2,669
Child – $1,939
Single – $2,869
Double – $2,299
Triple – $2,279
Child – $1,699
Single – $4,519
Double – $3,189
Triple – $3,089
Child – $2,219
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.
Dublin Road, Galway City, Ireland | 00 353 91 381 200
Less than 10 minutes from Galway city center on the eastern side of the city, the Connacht Hotel is just a short distance from many of Galway’s business parks and attractions. Guestrooms are spacious, bright, contemporary in design and offer a relaxing environment for your stay.
Amenities: Elevator, 24-hour reception desk, meeting space available, restaurant lounge/bar, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, laundry facility, in-room safe, Internet, telephone in room, television and fitness center.
Check-in: 3:30 p.m. | Check-out 11:30 a.m.
Jury’s Inn Christchurch
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland | 353 1 454 0000
Stay in the heart of Dublin’s amazing daily life. Located across from Christchurch Cathedral and near Temple Bar and Dublin Castle, all guestrooms at the Jury’s Inn have been freshly renovated with your comfort in mind.
Amenities: Elevator, restaurant, lounge/bar, hair dryer, Internet, telephone in room, television.
Check-in: 2 p.m | Check-out: Noon
Cork Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland | 353 64 663 5198
The privately owned and family operated Heights Hotel is one of the most welcoming hotels in Killarney. The hotel is an ideal location for exploring Killarney and surrounding areas. The hotel has breathtaking views of the rustic Kerry countryside.
Amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Room Service, Television, Private Bathroom
Check-in: 3 p.m. | Check-out: 1 p.m.
Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland | 353 91 564 041
One of the most elegant four-star hotels in Galway for the past 160 years, Hotel Meyrick is located on the very fashionable Eyre Square. The delights of Galway are right on your doorstep with a number of shops to explore, theaters to delight, restaurants to sample and nightlife to enjoy all within a short walk.
Amenities: Elevator, 24-hour reception desk, business center, restaurant, lounge/bar, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, dry cleaning, Internet, telephone in room, television, fitness center and spa.
Check-in: 3:30 p.m. | Check-out: Noon
DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin
Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, Ireland | 353 1 618 5600
Located in the heart of Dublin’s leafy south side and just minutes from the Dublin city center, the DoubleTree offers luxurious accommodation, modern facilities and a warm welcome. Unwind in a stylish guestroom with a variety of thoughtful touches and amenities.
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, Internet, telephone in room, television and fitness center.
Check-in: 3 p.m. | Check-out: Noon
The Lake Hotel
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 g Hotel and Spa
Wellpark Dublin Rd, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland | 353 91 865 200
In the heart of charming Galway, the g Hotel and Spa is located less than five minutes from city center, along the coastline of Galway Bay. The g Hotel combines modern design and comfort with impeccable service and incredible cuisine. It is the only five-star property in Galway.
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: 3 p.m. | Check-out: Noon
The Merrion Hotel
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland | 353 1 603 0600
Located in City Centre Dublin, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Merrion Square, National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square and St. Stephen’s Green. National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology and History and Leinster House are also within 10 minutes.
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 (extra fee), 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
Regarded as one of County Kerry’s most luxurious hotels, The Europe Hotel & Resort offers stunning views of the famous Lakes of Killarney and McGillycuddy Reeks Mountains. Let relaxation envelop you as you take in Ireland’s most picturesque landscapes from your very own private balcony.
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
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 Galway hotel.
If group airfare is purchased through Anthony Travel, guests will receive transportation from their designated arrival airport to their hotel in Galway.
Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in Galway.
Day 2 – Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Today enjoy a full-day tour of the picturesque Connemara Region – perhaps the most romantic region of Ireland. While you’re there, explore Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens or a day trip to Inis Mor.
Day 3 – Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the Atlantic Edge Visitor Centre.
Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in Galway.
Day 4 – Thursday, September 1, 2016
Depart Galway and travel to Dublin, with a stop at the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre which is located on the banks of the Grand Canal.
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 Tour Ticket or 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 from your hotel to the game.
Day 7 – Sunday, September 4, 2016
This morning, depart for Kerry. En route to Kerry, visit Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic castles. Also, stop at Blarney Woollen Mills for shopping.
Continue to Kerry with some time at leisure to enjoy the city.
Day 8 – Monday, September 5, 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 9 – Tuesday, September 6, 2016
After breakfast, depart Kerry.
If guests wish to purchase airfare independently, Anthony Travel suggests flying out of Shannon airport. Guests who purchase air independently will be responsible for transportation to the airport from their Kerry hotel.
If group airfare is purchased through Anthony Travel, guests will receive transportation from their Kerry hotel to their designated departure airport.
The following excursion is included in this tour package.
Fortunately, you will have a full day to tour perhaps the wildest and most romantic region of Ireland. Small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language dot the landscape of Connemara along with lakes, rivers, bogs and mountains. Choose a visit between the grand estate of Kylemore Abbey or the Island of Inis Mor in the Aran Islands
Option 1: A visit to Kylemore Abbey reveals tales of tragedy and romance, engineering initiatives, royal visits, spirituality and education. Built in 1867 and home to Ireland’s only Benedictine community of nuns since 1920, this 1,000-acre estate has much to offer. Explore the magical six-acre walled garden boasting exclusively Victorian flowers and vegetables. Relax and enjoy breath-taking views of Connemara National Park at the teahouse by the walled garden.
Option 2: Visit Inis Mor, the biggest of the 3 Aran Islands. Lying in a North – Westerly direction across Galway Bay, Inis Mór is approximately 12km in length and 3km in width. It’s principle port and village is Kilronan ( Cill Rónáin ) and it is here that most visitors are first introduced to the island. The sailing time to Inis Mór is 40 minutes. While on the island, you will enjoy a minibus tour with a stop at Dun Aenghus. Perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean, this is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands. It is enclosed by three massive dry-stone walls and a “chevaux-de-frise” consisting of tall blocks of limestone set vertically into the ground to deter attackers.
Burren Region & Cliffs of Moher
Situated on the Atlantic Ocean and bordering the Burren Area, the Cliffs of Moher stand nearly 230 meters above ground at their highest point and are one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara. The Burren (meaning “large stones”) is a strange and unique region. Often described as lunar, the Burren is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare between Ballyvaughan and Kilfenora. Although no trees grow here, no land is covering the stone and the limestone is bare, the Burren is not as deserted as we believe. The cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round.
Guided Ring of Kerry Tour
A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery – mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travels along the coast road. Leaving Killarney you pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Continuing to Cahirciveen one passes the birthplace of National hero, Daniel O’Connell. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the seaside town of Waterville. Charlie Chaplin used to have his holiday home in Waterville and you can see his statue in the centre of the village. Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly colored houses. The road continues through the mountains to Molls Gap and Ladies View with superb views of the famous lakes of Killarney. The last part of the tour will be through The Killarney National Park which features beautiful lakes and mountain sceneries. The park is famous for its native natural habitats and species including oak holly woods, yew woods and red deer.
Afternoon time at your leisure in Killarney. The town of Killarney is bursting with life and beauty. Located beside Killarney National Park, the scenic location of the town overlooked by the mountains and bordered by the lakes, makes it a must see.
Birr Castle Gardens
Traced back to the early medieval period,the Birr Castle Gardens displays various styles and landscapes of garden design. Wander through the world famous exotic tree and plant collections. See rivers, lakes, terraces and wildflower meadows bloom. For over 14 generations, these gardens have been successfully tended to for your viewing pleasure.
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.