2022 Special Events Tour - Aug. 26-Sep. 01, 2022

Celtic Tours is pleased to offer this special departure, that puts you in Dublin to enjoy the Football Classic 2022 that will feature Northwestern Wildcats take on Nebraska Cornhuskers (tickets not included). Enjoy the capital city for 2-nights followed by fantastic touring with 2-nights in Galway and Killarney.

2022 Special Events Tour - Aug. 26-Sep. 01, 2022

Celtic Tours is pleased to offer this special departure, that puts you in Dublin to enjoy the Football Classic 2022 that will feature Northwestern Wildcats take on Nebraska Cornhuskers (tickets not included). Enjoy the capital city for 2-nights followed by fantastic touring with 2-nights in Galway and Killarney.

Tour Highlights

  • Nine meals including breakfast daily (besides the day of arrival) and three dinners
  • Top sights with visits to Galway, Connemara, Killarney and Dublin
  • Relaxed and updated itinerary (Great for groups & families)
  • Top hotels, with two night stays in each location

Your Special Events Tour Includes

  • Excellent hotels with first class and superior first-class hotels throughout
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • Three (3) hotel dinners
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
  • Visits to: Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, Cliffs of Moher, and Celtic Crystal
  • Scenic touring of Dingle Peninsula, Connemara and panoramic tours of Dublin and Galway
  • Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person
  • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included
  • Celtic Tours flight bag* and portfolio of travel documents

Additional Notes

While this tour is in Dublin at the same time the Football Classic 2022  will be played (featuring Northwestern Wildcats vs the Nebraska Cornhuskers) - this package does not include game tickets. Tickets must be purchased separately, however, Celtic Tours will not be selling tickets.
 

Itinerary

Friday, Day 01 is the start date in the Ireland. Note: with overnight flights, a Thursday night flight is needed needed, to meet group on Day 01, Friday at Dublin Airport. A 9:15 am group transfer is provided from Dublin Airport on arrival. Should your flight arrive after 9:15, taxi transfer easily booked (additional) just outside the airport to take you to the Dublin hotel.

Day 01, Friday: Arrive Dublin, Ireland - Free Day

Morning arrival at Dublin Airport, where you will meet your driver/guide after clearing Irish customs. Make your way to the capital city where you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Your driver will point out the historical and significent sights in the city before making your way to your city center hotel (check-in available from 2:00pm). The balance of your day and evening are free to rest, relax and enjoy Dublin city. Overnight in Dublin.

Day 02, Saturday: Dublin - GAME DAY!

Today's Football Classic 2022 will feature Northwestern Wildcats take on Nebraska Cornhuskers. While tickets are not included, you can easily head over to the Aviva Stadium is just 3+ miles from our city center hotel and easily reached. Not going to the game? Well the options are endless in the capital city. Dublin offers many museums, historic sights, pubs, cafes, shopping and more for your to enjoy. Overnight in Dublin. (B)

Day 03, Sunday: Dublin - Galway

Morning departure from Dublin. Enroute to Galway, we enjoy a stop at famed Kilbeggan Whiskey distillery where we enjoy a tour and tasting. From there we travel the short journey to Galway. Enjoy a local panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City before checking into our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Galway. (B,D)

Day 04, Monday: Galway - Connemara

Today we enjoy a fantastic scenic tour of beautiful Connemara. This rugged and history rich region full of contrast and colors. The diversity of the landscape and the warmth of the people will make for a delightful day. Return to Galway wher e you can enjoy dinner on your own this evening. Overnight in Galway. (B)

Day 05, Tuesday: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney

Morning departure from Galway. We make our way to the awe inspiring and majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. A spectacular day with great sea and cliff views, before making our way to Killarney for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 06, Wednesday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula

A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney, where we enjoy dinner and overnight in Killarney. (B,D)

Day 07, Thursday: Killarney - Shannon Airport

We have an early morning departure from Killarney to Shannon Airport, for your return flight home. (B)

Note: Flights before 11 am from Shannon will not work with our one group transfer. If Celtic Tours is not booking your flight, please book flights after 11 am to qualify for group transfer.

Rates & Hotels

2022 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1989

Featured Hotels

Special Event Tour - Escorted Ireland - August 26-September 01, 2022 (land dates)
Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin 1, Co. Dublin
Imperial Hotel Galway, Co. Galway
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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Academy Plaza Hotel

Dublin 1, Co. Dublin -

Academy Plaza Hotel has an exceptional location as a Dublin City Centre Hotel.... [more]

The Imperial Hotel

Galway, Co. Galway -

Located in the heart of Galway City and the closest Hotel to Galway University NUIG, the Imperial Hotel Galway City has an impressive location. [more]

Killarney Towers Hotel

Killarney, Co. Kerry -

Enjoying a dominant position on Killarney’s College Street, the Killarney Towers Hotel offers guests all the luxury... [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There is no reduction for triple rooms on this tour.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Airfare

Airfare

At this time, we are offering this tour on a land only basis. Please book your air accordingly with your travel agent or direct on the airline websites.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Ireland. One would depart from the US. one day prior to the date noted. The tour begins on Friday in Ireland.

One (1) free group transfer is offered from Dublin at 9:15 am. Please make sure you arrive before this time. If your flight time is later, you can easily hail a taxi at Dublin Airport. Passengers booked on earlier morning flights will have extended wait time at the airport.

If Celtic Tours does not book your air, you may avail of these free transfers, provided you submit your flight information within 35 days prior to departure and you are available 30 minutes prior to scheduled airport departure. Otherwise, transfers to the first hotel would be your responsibility. The tour ends at Shannon Airport for all passengers, with an early morning departure from Killarney to Shannon.