FC77 Friendship Tour September 7-15, 2023

8 Nights | Ireland & Scotland

Join your fellow club members as we discover the sights, sounds and soccer history in Ireland and Scotland.  In addition to the local attractions found in Ireland and Scotland, our tour will include training sessions with FAI coaches, meet and greets with local players, stadium / pitch tours, a Traditional Irish Sport Experience and a few matches with some of the local teams!  

See Daily Highlights for More Details

Arrive in Dublin airport, meet your driver and your guide and depart to your hotel.

Upon arrival, check in to your hotel
Please note check in might not be possible before 15h00

Enjoy an active start with a cycling tour of Phoenix Park and Dublin
Dublin City Bike Tours offers an easy paced eco-friendly bike tour of Dublin’s city and surrounding areas with local guides to show you the sights. The tour will take you by bike to many points of interest around the city, receiving local information past and present, with plenty of fun along the way. Or if preferred a walking tour of Dublin

Return back to your hotel and enjoy a group welcome dinner.

Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.

Today after breakfast, enjoy a Training session with own coaches on a local pitch
Please note that pitch hire fee will apply.

NON PARTICIPANT OPTIONALS

Enjoy a Private Irish Tapas Tasting Trail

A wonderful food and cultural experience off-the-beaten-track  in Dublin that offers the visitor the opportunity to discover hidden tastes and be a local for the afternoon! It is also a great  introduction to a lively but largely ignored part of the city. Soak in the history and culture; enjoy delicious foods in historic neighbourhoods within a stone’s throw of the city centre. Meet the people whose family have traded in one spot for generations, and meet the people who have introduced new products to us reflecting the modern Irish table. Walk takes a gentle 2 ½ hours, and is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a food background. You’ll visit food halls, fruit and flower stalls, cheesemongers, fishmongers, butchers and bakers and lots more besides.

*A supplement of EUR 73.00 per person applies for this option.

Visit Christchurch Cathedral with Belfry

Situated in the heart of the city, Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin’s oldest working structure, and has welcomed pilgrims and visitors for almost 1,000 years. A working cathedral, Christ Church is renowned for its magnificent architecture and fascinating history. Admire the stunning stained glass and unique floor tiles of the cathedral nave. Learn the secrets of Strongbow’s tomb and uncover the amazing story of the heart of St. Laurence O’Toole, Dublin’s patron saint. Explore the Medieval Crypt, the largest in Ireland, and visit the Treasures of Christ Church exhibition featuring priceless silver and Ireland’s first copy of Magna Carta. Take a guided tour, climb up the medieval staircase to the Belfry and ring the famous Christ Church bells. Before departing, visit the Foxy Friar gift shop and browse the wide variety of beautiful gifts and crafts exclusive to Christ Church Cathedral.

*A supplement of EUR 15.00 per person applies for this option.

After, visit Epic Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day. Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

Optional: Enjoy one of the following visits

1. Visit the Guinness Storehouse: Supplement of EUR19.00 per person
2. Visit Pearse Lyon Distillery: Supplement of EUR24.00 per person

Return to your hotel.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.

This morning after breakfast, enjoy training session with FAI Coaches
Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking and supplements will apply.

After, enjoy an Aviva Stadium Tour
Aviva Stadium reopened its doors on 14th May 2010. The original multi-discipline ground was in existence site since 1872. The stadium is the home to the Irish national rugby and Republic of Ireland national football team. The tour of the stadium gives visitors a unique opportunity to get a sense of what the Irish football and rugby stars really feel like on a match day.

Return to your hotel.

This afternoon enjoy a  Game with One Local Opposition
Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking. Pitch hire and advertisement fee included.

Join local team in a nearby venue
*No drinks included

Return transfer to your hotel.

NON PARTICIPANT OPTIONALS

Enjoy a Public Wicklow Mountains full day coach tour

This Wicklow day tour is designed to give you an experience like no other. We take a route up past the Blessington lakes where see the lush green fields of arable land before stopping at Baltinglass Abbey dating back to the 1100s. You then visit a working farm where you get to experience what life is like for the rural farmer. Ed and his trusty dog will give you a sheepdog demonstration and explain the workings of this diverse farm populated by sheep, cattle, pigs and of course his five working dogs. Continue on to a fantastic lunch destination in the Glenmalure Valley.  Then then visit what for many will be the highlight of the tour – Glendalough. The Glendalough monastery was founded the 6th century but most of the buildings there today date from the late 10th century to the 12th century. The round tower and the Cathedral are particularly impressive. The setting is what makes this monastic site stand out above all others and you have an hour and a half to explore the surrounding area, breathtaking views and the lakes.

*A supplement of EUR 19.50 per person applies for this option in lieu of the Aviva Stadium Tour. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

Enjoy a public Malahide and Coastal Dublin half day coach tour

In the morning, you will depart from Dublin to see the grounds of the famous Malahide Castle. En route to the castle, enjoy and take in the beautiful scenic coastal views and fresh sea air of Dublin Bay at the quaint Howth Village. This will be a day you won’t soon forget!

*A supplement of EUR 16.50 per person applies in lieu of the Aviva Stadium Tour. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

This afternoon enjoy a possible Game with One Local Opposition

Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking. Pitch hire and advertisement fee included.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.

This morning after breakfast we will depart from Belfast via Armagh.

In Armagh, meet a local GAA player in Holm Park and try Irish Sport
In Holm Park you will be greeted with a local GAA player who will tell their story as you walk around the stadium. Learn about their family history and trophies in the stadium. Become part of the team in the changing rooms and listen to a pre-game peep talk. Walk on the pitch and take part in a unique and integral part of traditional Irish sports.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant/pub.

Continue to Belfast and enjoy a City Centre Walking Tour of Belfast
Recognized not only as the No.1 walking tour in the city, but also as one of the most unbiased, engaging and accessible insights into the conflict known as ‘the Troubles’. Get a real understanding of the history and make your own connection with the city. Between 1971 and 1998 Belfast City Centre was the setting for many tragic incidents of ‘the Troubles’. Using historical and eye-witness accounts, the tour explains how the Troubles began, tells the stories of the people involved, their place in the conflict and the effect these attacks and incidents had on the city and its people. It also shows how far the city has come since the ceasefires and Peace Process.

Check into your hotel.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Belfast or area.

This morning we will catch the ferry to Cairnryan as foot passengers.
*No coach or guide transferring with group on ferry

Upon arrival meet with new driver and guide.

Transfer to Glasgow and enjoy a panoramic tour focusing Celtic vs Rangers
Discover Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, with a panoramic city tour. From the magnificent St Mungo Cathedral to the People’s Palace and Glasgow Green, explore Glasgow rich past as a religious centre and one of the most important industrial cities in Britain. The Victorian architecture of the centre offer a striking contrast to the extensive parks of the West End. Among this, is the rivalry between Celtic vs Rangers that dates back to the 19th Century.

Check into your hotel.

This evening enjoy a Scotch Whisky Tasting Experience

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Glasgow or area.

This morning, enjoy a Training Centre Experience
Enjoy the opportunity for Local football clubs and groups to come into one of the training facilities in Scotland to receive expert coaching from top class coaches on a range of topics and themes from dynamic warm ups, ball manipulation practices, skill development practices, speed-agility-quickness routines, patterns of play routines and team shape exercise.

This afternoon enjoy a Game with One Local Opposition
Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking. Pitch hire and advertisement fee included.

Join local team in a nearby venue
*No drinks included

NON PARTICIPANT OPTIONALS

Enjoy a Public Oban, Lochs and Inveraray full day coach tour

This tour gives you the opportunity to see some of Scotland’s most stunning lochs as you cross the country to have lunch at the seaside town of Oban. By the end of the day you will have experienced some of Scotland’s finest history, scenery and seafood. Highlights includenLoch Lomond, Loch Awe, photos of Kilchurn Castle and stops in Oban and Inveraray.

*A supplement of EUR 46.00 per person applies for this option. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery

One of Scotland’s most visited attractions is a magnificent building with 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The internationally significant collections are extensive and wide-ranging, covering natural history, arms and armous, art from many art movements and periods of history, and much, much more. There is even a real Spitfire! Kelvingrove welcomes families with children, and its displays have been designed with children in mind. There are lots of interactives throughout the venue that will appeal to younger audiences. Visitors to Kelvingrove can enjoy its cafés and shops, and make use of its Study Centre and Library to find out more about Glasgow Museums’ collections and carry out research online.

*A supplement of EUR 28.00 per person applies for this option. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

 

Enjoy Afternoon tea at the Willow Tea Rooms

Inspired by the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Willow Tea Rooms is a well known Glasgow institution. The Tea Rooms are modelled on Kate Cranston’s Ingram Street Tea Rooms from the early 1900s recreating the fabulous interiors and firmly believe in putting the customer first. The extensive use of contrasting colours within the rooms adds to the atmosphere and experience.

*A supplement of EUR 18.50 per person applies for this option. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

Return back to your hotel and enjoy a free afternoon

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Glasgow or area.

On arrival visit Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh’s Castle rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. In its dominating position overlooking the capital city, the grandeur and historical significance of Edinburgh Castle has made it a globally famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Captivating visitors with its ancient buildings and marvellous views, it continues to spellbind with its wonderful story.

This afternoon enjoy a Game with One Local Opposition
Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking. Pitch hire and advertisement fee included.

Join local team in a nearby venue
*No drinks included

NON PARTICIPANT OPTIONALS

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland and is closely associated with Scotland’s turbulent past. Mary, Queen of Scots lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland. At the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse visitors can explore the 14 historic State Apartments and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey. The Queen’s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.

*A supplement of EUR 18.50 per person applies for this option. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Edinburgh area.

This morning, enjoy some free time in Edinburgh under own arrangements.

After, enjoy a Mini Highland Games Experience
Put your skill and strength to the test with a range of Scottish themed outdoor activities to compete in! Highland Games include Caber toss, Welly Wanging, Shot Putt, Haggis Hurling, Tug-o-War, Tyre Flip Relay Race and Weight for Height.

This evening enjoy Dinner and Scottish entertainment
A delicious 4-course dinner of Angus beef and Orkney salmon with wine and taste of haggis accompanies this unmissable evening of traditional hospitality and entertainment waiters filled with a famous evening of traditional Scottish music, bagpipes, fiddles and dance.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Glasgow/Edinburgh or area.

Today after breakfast, depart to Edinburgh airport for your journey back home.

$3345 per person

  • Air and travel insurance sold separately
  • $500 per person deposit, non refundable, transferable to other club members*

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 8 nights at good 3 star hotels, all rooms with private bath or shower
  • Breakfast at hotel each day, days 2 – 8 inclusive
  • Lunch at a local pub/restaurant on day 4
  • Dinner and Scottish entertainment at on day 8 (3 course, including tea/coffee)

VISITS

Epic Museum                     Aviva Stadium             Edinburgh Castle

  • Guided Bike Tour in Phoenix Park on day 1
  • Pitch hire fee on day 5, 6 & 7
  • Traditional Irish Sport Experience with local GAA Player on day 4
  • Ferry as foot passengers to Scotland on day 5
  • Academy Training on day 6
  • Historic Vaults Tour on day 7
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 4 full days in Ireland, days 1 – 4 inclusive (09H00 – 17H30)
  • English speaking guide x 4 full days in Ireland, days 1 – 4 inclusive (09H00 – 17H30)
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 4 full days in Scotland, days 5 – 8 inclusive (09H00 – 17H30)
  • Evening return transfer on day 3,5 , 6, 7 & 8
  • Airport transfer on day 9
  • English speaking guide x 4 full days in Scotland, days 5 – 8 inclusive (09H00 – 17H30)
  • Service charges and taxes at existing rates

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

• Airfare can be quoted separately
• Airline baggage fees and seat assignments (payable at check-in, policies and prices may vary)
• Baggage handling at airport, cruise terminal or train station
• Gratuities for service personnel (i.e. guides, drivers, porters, waiters, etc.)
• Visa and/or passport fees
• Entry and/or departure fees
• Travel protection plan (strongly recommended), please enquire for details

REGISTER FOR THIS TOUR
Request A Callback

Terms & Conditions:   Terms: All fares are per person based on double occupancy, subject to availability at time of booking. A $500 per person non refundable deposit is due to secure your reservation. Group travel Insurance is additional at a very reasonable group rate. In order to be covered for pre existing conditions you must purchase travel insurance within 14 days of placing your deposit. This insurance deposit insures you are covered for cancellations due to pre existing conditions. We will calculate your total travel insurance premium once we know your non refundable charges.  Single passenger pricing is limited so book early. Other restrictions may apply.

*Deposit Transferable: In the event that you cannot make it on this trip you may transfer your deposit to another player/spouse/friend to use. They will pay Cruise and Travel Specialists the amount you have paid and we will refund your payment. If the group does not meet minimum travelers or we are unable to go due to COVID-19 we will refund your deposit prior to final payment.

Please consult with your travel professional at this Cruise & Travel Specialists for additional details on this cruise and for pre and post extension pricing.

At this time we don’t know what the exact future effects of Covid-19 will be on tourism in Ireland and the UK. We hope that all attractions and hotels included in this offer will be open and will continue to operate in 2023 but we may have to look for alternatives where this is not the case and we do appreciate your flexibility. We also do not know if social distancing restrictions will continue and so reserve the right to limit numbers on coaches and review prices if appropriate if these restrictions are applied by the governments.

Our agency is not responsible for the acts or omissions of travel suppliers or events beyond our control. Your Agent is a coordinator for suppliers in selling travel-related services. The suppliers are responsible for providing the travel services purchased. In addition, the travel supplier has separate change/cancellations policies. It is important you read and understand those policies.

As a reminder, our Travel Agents are not Insurance Experts. Our office highly recommends the purchase of travel protection insurance. We are able to provide you with a basic overview. If you have detailed questions regarding coverage please call Travel Guard Insurance Toll Free Number: 1-800-826-4919

FC77 Soccer Friendship Tour
10 Days | Ireland & Scotland

Join your fellow club members as we discover the sights, sounds and soccer history in Ireland and Scotland.  In addition to the local attractions found in Ireland and Scotland, our tour will include training sessions with FAI coaches, meet and greets with local players, stadium / pitch tours, a Traditional Irish Sport Experience and a few matches with some of the local teams!

See Daily Highlights for More Details

Arrive in Dublin airport, meet your driver and your guide and depart to your hotel.

Upon arrival, check in to your hotel
Please note check in might not be possible before 15h00

Enjoy an active start with a cycling tour of Phoenix Park and Dublin
Dublin City Bike Tours offers an easy paced eco-friendly bike tour of Dublin’s city and surrounding areas with local guides to show you the sights. The tour will take you by bike to many points of interest around the city, receiving local information past and present, with plenty of fun along the way. Or if preferred a walking tour of Dublin

Return back to your hotel and enjoy a group welcome dinner.

Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.

Today after breakfast, enjoy a Training session with own coaches on a local pitch
Please note that pitch hire fee will apply.

NON PARTICIPANT OPTIONALS

Enjoy a Private Irish Tapas Tasting Trail

A wonderful food and cultural experience off-the-beaten-track  in Dublin that offers the visitor the opportunity to discover hidden tastes and be a local for the afternoon! It is also a great  introduction to a lively but largely ignored part of the city. Soak in the history and culture; enjoy delicious foods in historic neighbourhoods within a stone’s throw of the city centre. Meet the people whose family have traded in one spot for generations, and meet the people who have introduced new products to us reflecting the modern Irish table. Walk takes a gentle 2 ½ hours, and is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a food background. You’ll visit food halls, fruit and flower stalls, cheesemongers, fishmongers, butchers and bakers and lots more besides.

*A supplement of EUR 73.00 per person applies for this option.

Visit Christchurch Cathedral with Belfry

Situated in the heart of the city, Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin’s oldest working structure, and has welcomed pilgrims and visitors for almost 1,000 years. A working cathedral, Christ Church is renowned for its magnificent architecture and fascinating history. Admire the stunning stained glass and unique floor tiles of the cathedral nave. Learn the secrets of Strongbow’s tomb and uncover the amazing story of the heart of St. Laurence O’Toole, Dublin’s patron saint. Explore the Medieval Crypt, the largest in Ireland, and visit the Treasures of Christ Church exhibition featuring priceless silver and Ireland’s first copy of Magna Carta. Take a guided tour, climb up the medieval staircase to the Belfry and ring the famous Christ Church bells. Before departing, visit the Foxy Friar gift shop and browse the wide variety of beautiful gifts and crafts exclusive to Christ Church Cathedral.

*A supplement of EUR 15.00 per person applies for this option.

After, visit Epic Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day. Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

Optional: Enjoy one of the following visits

1. Visit the Guinness Storehouse: Supplement of EUR19.00 per person
2. Visit Pearse Lyon Distillery: Supplement of EUR24.00 per person

Return to your hotel.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.

This morning after breakfast, enjoy training session with FAI Coaches
Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking and supplements will apply.

After, enjoy an Aviva Stadium Tour
Aviva Stadium reopened its doors on 14th May 2010. The original multi-discipline ground was in existence site since 1872. The stadium is the home to the Irish national rugby and Republic of Ireland national football team. The tour of the stadium gives visitors a unique opportunity to get a sense of what the Irish football and rugby stars really feel like on a match day.

Return to your hotel.

This afternoon enjoy a  Game with One Local Opposition
Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking. Pitch hire and advertisement fee included.

Join local team in a nearby venue
*No drinks included

Return transfer to your hotel.

NON PARTICIPANT OPTIONALS

Enjoy a Public Wicklow Mountains full day coach tour

This Wicklow day tour is designed to give you an experience like no other. We take a route up past the Blessington lakes where see the lush green fields of arable land before stopping at Baltinglass Abbey dating back to the 1100s. You then visit a working farm where you get to experience what life is like for the rural farmer. Ed and his trusty dog will give you a sheepdog demonstration and explain the workings of this diverse farm populated by sheep, cattle, pigs and of course his five working dogs. Continue on to a fantastic lunch destination in the Glenmalure Valley.  Then then visit what for many will be the highlight of the tour – Glendalough. The Glendalough monastery was founded the 6th century but most of the buildings there today date from the late 10th century to the 12th century. The round tower and the Cathedral are particularly impressive. The setting is what makes this monastic site stand out above all others and you have an hour and a half to explore the surrounding area, breathtaking views and the lakes.

*A supplement of EUR 19.50 per person applies for this option in lieu of the Aviva Stadium Tour. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

Enjoy a public Malahide and Coastal Dublin half day coach tour

In the morning, you will depart from Dublin to see the grounds of the famous Malahide Castle. En route to the castle, enjoy and take in the beautiful scenic coastal views and fresh sea air of Dublin Bay at the quaint Howth Village. This will be a day you won’t soon forget!

*A supplement of EUR 16.50 per person applies in lieu of the Aviva Stadium Tour. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

This afternoon enjoy a possible Game with One Local Opposition

Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking. Pitch hire and advertisement fee included.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.

This morning after breakfast we will depart from Belfast via Armagh.

In Armagh, meet a local GAA player in Holm Park and try Irish Sport
In Holm Park you will be greeted with a local GAA player who will tell their story as you walk around the stadium. Learn about their family history and trophies in the stadium. Become part of the team in the changing rooms and listen to a pre-game peep talk. Walk on the pitch and take part in a unique and integral part of traditional Irish sports.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant/pub.

Continue to Belfast and enjoy a City Centre Walking Tour of Belfast
Recognized not only as the No.1 walking tour in the city, but also as one of the most unbiased, engaging and accessible insights into the conflict known as ‘the Troubles’. Get a real understanding of the history and make your own connection with the city. Between 1971 and 1998 Belfast City Centre was the setting for many tragic incidents of ‘the Troubles’. Using historical and eye-witness accounts, the tour explains how the Troubles began, tells the stories of the people involved, their place in the conflict and the effect these attacks and incidents had on the city and its people. It also shows how far the city has come since the ceasefires and Peace Process.

Check into your hotel.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Belfast or area.

This morning we will catch the ferry to Cairnryan as foot passengers.
*No coach or guide transferring with group on ferry

Upon arrival meet with new driver and guide.

Transfer to Glasgow and enjoy a panoramic tour focusing Celtic vs Rangers
Discover Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, with a panoramic city tour. From the magnificent St Mungo Cathedral to the People’s Palace and Glasgow Green, explore Glasgow rich past as a religious centre and one of the most important industrial cities in Britain. The Victorian architecture of the centre offer a striking contrast to the extensive parks of the West End. Among this, is the rivalry between Celtic vs Rangers that dates back to the 19th Century.

Check into your hotel.

This evening enjoy a Scotch Whisky Tasting Experience

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Glasgow or area.

This morning, enjoy a Training Centre Experience
Enjoy the opportunity for Local football clubs and groups to come into one of the training facilities in Scotland to receive expert coaching from top class coaches on a range of topics and themes from dynamic warm ups, ball manipulation practices, skill development practices, speed-agility-quickness routines, patterns of play routines and team shape exercise.

This afternoon enjoy a Game with One Local Opposition
Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking. Pitch hire and advertisement fee included.

Join local team in a nearby venue
*No drinks included

NON PARTICIPANT OPTIONALS

Enjoy a Public Oban, Lochs and Inveraray full day coach tour

This tour gives you the opportunity to see some of Scotland’s most stunning lochs as you cross the country to have lunch at the seaside town of Oban. By the end of the day you will have experienced some of Scotland’s finest history, scenery and seafood. Highlights includenLoch Lomond, Loch Awe, photos of Kilchurn Castle and stops in Oban and Inveraray.

*A supplement of EUR 46.00 per person applies for this option. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery

One of Scotland’s most visited attractions is a magnificent building with 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The internationally significant collections are extensive and wide-ranging, covering natural history, arms and armous, art from many art movements and periods of history, and much, much more. There is even a real Spitfire! Kelvingrove welcomes families with children, and its displays have been designed with children in mind. There are lots of interactives throughout the venue that will appeal to younger audiences. Visitors to Kelvingrove can enjoy its cafés and shops, and make use of its Study Centre and Library to find out more about Glasgow Museums’ collections and carry out research online.

*A supplement of EUR 28.00 per person applies for this option. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

 

Enjoy Afternoon tea at the Willow Tea Rooms

Inspired by the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Willow Tea Rooms is a well known Glasgow institution. The Tea Rooms are modelled on Kate Cranston’s Ingram Street Tea Rooms from the early 1900s recreating the fabulous interiors and firmly believe in putting the customer first. The extensive use of contrasting colours within the rooms adds to the atmosphere and experience.

*A supplement of EUR 18.50 per person applies for this option. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

Return back to your hotel and enjoy a free afternoon

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Glasgow or area.

On arrival visit Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh’s Castle rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. In its dominating position overlooking the capital city, the grandeur and historical significance of Edinburgh Castle has made it a globally famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Captivating visitors with its ancient buildings and marvellous views, it continues to spellbind with its wonderful story.

This afternoon enjoy a Game with One Local Opposition
Please note that this is strictly subject to availability at the definite time of booking. Pitch hire and advertisement fee included.

Join local team in a nearby venue
*No drinks included

NON PARTICIPANT OPTIONALS

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland and is closely associated with Scotland’s turbulent past. Mary, Queen of Scots lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland. At the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse visitors can explore the 14 historic State Apartments and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey. The Queen’s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.

*A supplement of EUR 18.50 per person applies for this option. Daytrip will be provided by an external supplier.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Edinburgh area.

This morning, enjoy some free time in Edinburgh under own arrangements.

After, enjoy a Mini Highland Games Experience
Put your skill and strength to the test with a range of Scottish themed outdoor activities to compete in! Highland Games include Caber toss, Welly Wanging, Shot Putt, Haggis Hurling, Tug-o-War, Tyre Flip Relay Race and Weight for Height.

This evening enjoy Dinner and Scottish entertainment
A delicious 4-course dinner of Angus beef and Orkney salmon with wine and taste of haggis accompanies this unmissable evening of traditional hospitality and entertainment waiters filled with a famous evening of traditional Scottish music, bagpipes, fiddles and dance.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Glasgow/Edinburgh or area.

Today after breakfast, depart to Edinburgh airport for your journey back home.

$3345 per person

  • Air and travel insurance sold separately
  • $500 per person deposit, non refundable, transferable to other club members*

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 8 nights at good 3 star hotels, all rooms with private bath or shower
  • Breakfast at hotel each day, days 2 – 8 inclusive
  • Lunch at a local pub/restaurant on day 4
  • Dinner and Scottish entertainment at on day 8 (3 course, including tea/coffee)

VISITS

Epic Museum                     Aviva Stadium             Edinburgh Castle

  • Guided Bike Tour in Phoenix Park on day 1
  • Pitch hire fee on day 5, 6 & 7
  • Traditional Irish Sport Experience with local GAA Player on day 4
  • Ferry as foot passengers to Scotland on day 5
  • Academy Training on day 6
  • Historic Vaults Tour on day 7
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 4 full days in Ireland, days 1 – 4 inclusive (09H00 – 17H30)
  • English speaking guide x 4 full days in Ireland, days 1 – 4 inclusive (09H00 – 17H30)
  • Modern motor coach with driver x 4 full days in Scotland, days 5 – 8 inclusive (09H00 – 17H30)
  • Evening return transfer on day 3,5 , 6, 7 & 8
  • Airport transfer on day 9
  • English speaking guide x 4 full days in Scotland, days 5 – 8 inclusive (09H00 – 17H30)
  • Service charges and taxes at existing rates

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

• Airfare can be quoted separately
• Airline baggage fees and seat assignments (payable at check-in, policies and prices may vary)
• Baggage handling at airport, cruise terminal or train station
• Gratuities for service personnel (i.e. guides, drivers, porters, waiters, etc.)
• Visa and/or passport fees
• Entry and/or departure fees
• Travel protection plan (strongly recommended), please enquire for details

  • Three nights in Dublin at a 3 Star Hotel
  • One nights in Belfast at a 3 Star Hotel
  • Two nights in Glasgow at a 3 Star Hotel
  • Two nights Edinburgh at a 3 Star Hotel.
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Terms & Conditions:   Terms: All fares are per person based on double occupancy, subject to availability at time of booking. A $500 per person non refundable deposit is due to secure your reservation. Group travel Insurance is additional at a very reasonable group rate. In order to be covered for pre existing conditions you must purchase travel insurance within 14 days of placing your deposit. This insurance deposit insures you are covered for cancellations due to pre existing conditions. We will calculate your total travel insurance premium once we know your non refundable charges. Final payment for land and insurance is due no later than May 10, 2023. Single passenger pricing is limited so book early. Other restrictions may apply.

*Deposit Transferable: In the event that you cannot make it on this trip you may transfer your deposit to another player/spouse/friend to use. They will pay Cruise and Travel Specialists the amount you have paid and we will refund your payment. If the group does not meet minimum travelers or we are unable to go due to COVID-19 we will refund your deposit prior to final payment.

Please consult with your travel professional at this Cruise & Travel Specialists for additional details on this cruise and for pre and post extension pricing.

At this time we don’t know what the exact future effects of Covid-19 will be on tourism in Ireland and the UK. We hope that all attractions and hotels included in this offer will be open and will continue to operate in 2023 but we may have to look for alternatives where this is not the case and we do appreciate your flexibility. We also do not know if social distancing restrictions will continue and so reserve the right to limit numbers on coaches and review prices if appropriate if these restrictions are applied by the governments.

Our agency is not responsible for the acts or omissions of travel suppliers or events beyond our control. Your Agent is a coordinator for suppliers in selling travel-related services. The suppliers are responsible for providing the travel services purchased. In addition, the travel supplier has separate change/cancellations policies. It is important you read and understand those policies.

As a reminder, our Travel Agents are not Insurance Experts. Our office highly recommends the purchase of travel protection insurance. We are able to provide you with a basic overview. If you have detailed questions regarding coverage please call Travel Guard Insurance Toll Free Number: 1-800-826-4919