Experience the best of Dublin on this four-day, three-night tour. Ireland’s magnificent capital city offers a thousand-year history, rich heritage and stunning Georgian architecture. 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. Please note: If interested in switching travel package dates to be Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day), please email BostonCollege@AnthonyTravel.com.
- Three 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
- Dublin City Tour
- Gameday transportation
- Commemorative souvenir and credential
- Anthony Travel on-site assistance in Ireland
Single – $1,799
Double – $1,469
Triple – $1,449
Child – $1,049
Single – $2,079
Double – $1,619
Triple – $1,599
Child – $1,139
Single – $2,719
Double – $1,929
Triple – $1,889
Child – $1,309
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.
Fleet Street Hotel | BC GOLD Hotel
19-20 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland | 353 1 670 8124
Perfectly located in the heart of Temple Bar, in the midst of cool cafes, traditional bars and trendy shops The Fleet Street Hotel offers affordable comfort mixed with modern style.
Amenities: Elevator, 24-hour reception desk, meeting space, business center, restaurant, lounge/bar, 24-hour room service, hair dryer, dry cleaning, Internet, telephone in room and television.
Check-in: 2 p.m | Check-out: Noon
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
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
InterContinental (Formerly the Four Seasons Dublin)
4 Simmonscourt Rd, Dublin, Co. Dublin City, Ireland | 353 1 665 4000
Surrounded by embassies and ivy-covered homes in the area of Ballsbridge, the InterContinental is an elegant, tranquil luxury hotel destination for travelers to Dublin looking for historic sophistication minutes from the city’s vibrant shopping and local attractions.
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
Sept. 1 – 4 Travelers
Day 1 – Thursday, September 1, 2016
Welcome to Dublin!
If guests wish to purchase airfare independently, Anthony Travel suggests flying into Dublin airport. Guests who purchase air independently will be responsible for transportation to their designated Dublin hotel.
If group airfare is purchased through Anthony Travel, guests will receive transportation from their designated arrival airport to their hotel in Dublin.
Check in to your hotel and enjoy a tour of Dublin, visit Trinity College where the Book of Kells is housed, and explore St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Day 2 – Friday, September 2, 2016
In the evening, attend the Boston College event at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse, exclusive to guests of the Official Boston College Tour.
Day 3 – 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 4 – 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.
Dublin City Tour
You will discover the north side of the River Liffey. This area offers great striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on the city main thoroughfare, O’Connell Street, the Custom House along the quays, as well as the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe and home for our President and also home of the American Ambassador to Ireland.
The south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares, such as Merrion Square, where Oscar Wilde’s House can still be found (today owned by an American College), its colourful doors, Grafton Street and its quality shops. Not so far from St. Stephen’s Green on Kildare St, you will see the house of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula. This part of the city is also dominated by the students of Trinity College, where the famous book of Kells is permanently exhibited in its library. The university is facing the medieval district where Dublin Castle and the two Anglican Cathedrals can be found.
Visit Trinity College which was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st on grounds confiscated from an Augustinian priory and is the oldest University in Ireland. The Campanile, erected in 1852, was built on what is believed to be the centre of the monastery. Built to further the education of the ruling Anglo-Irish families, restrictions were imposed to prevent Catholics from attending courses. These restrictions were not fully lifted until the 1970’s. Trinity however admitted women in 1902, earlier than most British universities. Most of the main buildings off the main square were built during the Georgian period, some of which replaced older buildings. Within its walls, you will be able to admire Parliament Square and its 18th Century edifices. Trinity College has had many famous students such as Jonathan Swift and Samuel Beckett who later became a lecturer in French at the university. One of the highlights of a visit to Trinity College is a stop off at Trinity College Library where you can see the famous 6th century manuscript of The Book of Kells.
Visit St Patrick’s Cathedral which was built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint and stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The parish church of Saint Patrick on this site was granted collegiate status in 1191, and raised to cathedral status in 1224. The present building dates from 1220. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican communion). St Patrick’s is Gothic in style and its splendid interior is adorned with funeral monuments, such as The Boyle Family Memorial and the grave of Dean Jonathan Swift (author of Gulliver’s Travels). Swift was Dean here until his death in 1745. The Chancel has ornate stained-glass windows, and spectacular choir stalls, once used by the knights of St Patrick, adjoin the Altar. The massive west towers, houses a large peal of bells whose ringing tones are so much part of the character of Dublin.