With Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke flying the flag for this region, it makes you wonder whether their home courses have something to do with their success. The answer is most certainly yes. Home to some of the world’s most famous links courses, Northern Ireland is blessed with a terrain and coastline like no other. Experience all this and more on this seven-day, six-night package in Belfast and Dublin. Begin at the course ranked No. 12 in the world by Golf Magazine – the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Belfast. Royal Portrush is the only course in Ireland to have host the Open Championship. Spend a day at leisure in Belfast while taking a swing at the Portstewart Golf Club, and enjoy a view of the Causeway Coast off of northern Ireland. On the following day, tee it up at Royal County Down, where you will walk in the footsteps of a number of the world’s greatest golfers. 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)
- Welcome reception and briefing at first hotel
- 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
- Three rounds of championship golf (Golf Package only)
- Royal Portrush Golf Club — The Dunluce Course
- Royal Portstewart Golf Club – The Strand
- Royal County Down — The Championship Links
- Guided tours with admission to Titanic Experience, Giants Causeway, Carrick-A-Rode Bridge, Dunluce Castle, St. Patricks Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol and Jameson Distillery (Non-Golf Package only)
- Golf representative from Ireland with each group
- Ground transportation between cities
- Gameday transportation
- Commemorative souvenir and credential
- Anthony Travel on-site assistance in Ireland
4-Star Hotel (Golf Package)
Single – $4,999
Double – $4,069
4-Star Hotel (Non-Golf Package)
Single – $4,069
Double – $3,139
Golfers may upgrade their travel package to include a round at the Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin on Friday, September 2, for $299 per person (includes green fees and taxes only).
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.
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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.
Great Victoria St., Belfast BT2 7AP, United Kingdom | 44 28 9027 1066
The world-famous Europa Hotel offers a superb city center location with shops, restaurants, theaters and more – right at the front door. Discover why this Belfast hotel often plays host to presidents, prime ministers and celebrities when they visit Northern Ireland’s capital.
Amenities: Elevator, 24-hour reception desk, meeting space available, business center, restaurant, lounge/bar, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, laundry facility, dry cleaning, in-room safe, Internet, telephone in room and television.
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel
8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland | 353 1 607 3500
The Davenport Hotel dates back to the early 17th century, and offers both a traditional and modern experience in Dublin with a superb city centre location. It’s location is just off of the Georgian-era Merrion Square, as well as The National Museum and The Natural History Museum. The Grafton Street Shops are just a ten minute walk 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, laundry services, dry cleaning, in-room safe, Internet, telephone, television and fitness center.
Check in: 2 p.m.
Check out: Noon
Day 1 – Monday, August 29, 2016
Welcome to Ireland! Enjoy a welcome reception and briefing at your hotel.
If guests wish to purchase airfare independently, Anthony Travel suggests flying into Belfast airport. Guests who purchase air independently will be responsible for transportation to their designated Belfast hotel.
If group airfare is purchased through Anthony Travel, guests will receive transportation from their designated arrival airport to their hotel in Belfast.
Check in to your hotel and enjoy your day in Belfast. Welcome and Drink Reception that night at your hotel.
Day 2 – Tuesday, August 30, 2016
This morning, depart for Royal Portrush Golf Club in Belfast. For non-golf package holders, enjoy a tour through the city of Belfast and the Titanic Experience.
Day 3 – Wednesday, August 31, 2016
This morning, depart for Royal Portstewart Golf Club for a round of golf in northern Belfast. For non-golf package holders, enjoy a tour at the spectacular Giants Causeway.
Day 4 – Thursday, September 1, 2016
This morning, depart from Belfast and travel to Dublin. Head to the magnificent Royal County Down for a round of golf on the Championship Links. For non-golf package holders, enjoy a guided tour at St Patrick’s and Down Cathedral.
Day 5 – Friday, September 2, 2016
Can’t get enough golf? Choose to go for another round over at Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin and play on one of the best courses in the world. For non-golf package holders, enjoy a day at leisure in the city of Dublin.
In the evening attend the Boston College event at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse, exclusive to guests of the Official BC Ireland 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.
Please note: Golf schedules are subject to change without notice based on available tee times.
Golf Courses (Golf Packages Only)
Your tour includes rounds of golf at each of the following courses. Please note: All golf course amenities are subject to change without notice. Additional golf fees may apply — consult FAQs for details.
Royal Portrush Golf Club
Ranking amongst the world’s greatest courses (No. 12 in the world by Golf Magazine), the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club is a masterpiece of golf course architecture and is the only course in Ireland to have hosted the Open Championship. Unimaginable rough and testing greens, combined with unpredictable weather make this course an admirable challenge for even the most seasoned golfers. Since its formation in 1888, more than 50 national championships – British and Irish – have been decided at Royal Portrush. Many famous players have taken on these links at one stage or another: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Tom Kite and Larry Mize to name a few.
Things to note: Will play the Dunluce Course; limited golf carts (10 pounds; pull-cart: 4 pounds); rental clubs (25-35 pounds); dining room with snack menu; practice facilities (putting, chipping, driving); pro shop.
Attire: Golf attire; hard and soft spikes permitted.
Royal Portstewart Golf Club
Located in northern Ireland near Belfast, Portstewart Golf Course was founded in 1894 and offers stunning courses set on Ulster’s spectacularly famous Causeway Coast. After purchasing a large sum of land in 1981, the Portstewart Golf Club boats about their new addition of 7 holes that travel through towering dunes and over natural links of land. Take a swing at one of their 54 total golf holes, each with a different spectacular view for every golfer. Portstewart has hosted both amateur and professional golf championships, such as the Amateur Championship and The British Girls Championships.
Things to note: Will play on The Strand Course; no golf carts (electric trolley: 10 pounds); rental clubs (25 pounds); dining room and bar; pro shop; locker room.
Attire: Golf attire, hard and soft spikes permitted
Royal County Down
Located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings – the Murlough Nature Reserve – Royal County Down offers a true test of any player’s command of traditional links courses. Against a backdrop of the magnificent Mountains of Mourne, the links stretch along the shores of Dundrum Bay and zigzag back and forth across the land. Since being founded in 1889, Royal County Down has played host to many wonderful championships. A number of the world’s greatest golfers also have played the course as preparation for the Open Championship – or just for sheer enjoyment.
Things to note: Will play the Championship Links; no golf carts (electric trolley: 15 pounds; pull-cart: 4 pounds); rental clubs (35 pounds); dining room and bar; practice putting green; caddy rental (25-70 pounds); pro shop; locker room.
Attire: Formal golf attire, soft spikes.
Guided Tours (Non-Golf Packages Only)
Full-Day Tour of St. Patrick’s Centre and Down Cathedral
Enroute to Dublin from Belfast, enjoy a tour of the historical St. Patrick’s Centre and Down Cathedral. See the elaborate church dedicated to St. Patrick himself, and gaze upon the same well he used for baptizing converts.
Full-Day Belfast City Guided Tour
Today we take a guided tour of Belfast City by bus to hear about its past and to see for yourself how the city has been transformed into a modern, vibrant and welcoming place to explore.
Full-Day Antrim Coast Guided Tour
Take a spectacular drive along the Antrim Coast with visits to the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle and the Bushmills Distillery.