Emerald Isle Classic – September 2012 – 1,000 Passengers

Thank you for joining Tenon Tours in Dublin and experiencing the Shamrock/Emerald Isle Classic on September 1, 2012, Notre Dame vs Navy, at the all-new Aviva Stadium.
 

The Emerald Isle Classic Tour was Tenon’s biggest tour to date with 1,000 passengers traveling to Ireland.

Packages

All package pricing is in $USD, quoted per person, and based on double or triple occupancy (for room configurations and other terms see bottom of page). All rooms have a private bathroom
 

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4 nights: Dublin-only

Dublin city-center stay at 3 star Hotel: $1727.00 per person
Dublin city-center stay at 4 star Hotel: $1927.00 per person
Outside Dublin 5 star Manor Home (Bellinter House): $1947.00 per person
Single Supplement: Add $400.00

  • 4 nights in premiere (city-center) or superior hotel accommodations 30-45 minutes outside Dublin
  • Choose from Dublin City-Centre (3-star), Johnstown House Hotel (4-star, 40 min west of Dublin) or Druids Glen Resort ( 5-star, 40 min south of Dublin in Wicklow)
  • Game ticket to the Emerald Isle / Shamrock Classic: Notre Dame vs. Navy at Aviva Stadium in Dublin
  • Exclusive tailgate party at the Tenon Tours party headquarters just 4 blocks from the Aviva Stadium!
  • Round-Trip airport transfers to/from Dublin (DUB)
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Tour Host
  • Complete offerings of tours and events so you can plan your days as you choose
  • Optional airfare will be available at major gateways 11 months prior to departure

*Packages with accommodations at Johnstown House Hotel & Druids Glen will include a round-trip daily shuttle to the city-center, times TBD and will be provided prior to travel upon selection of optional tours

Arrive: Thursday August 30th

Day 1- 4, Thursday, August 30th, 2012 – Monday, September 3 2012: Dublin
Day 1: Thursday, August 30th
Arrive Dublin Airport, airport transfer to hotel

Day 2: Friday, August 31st
Dublin, optional tours

Day 3: Saturday, September 1st
Game Day!

Day 4: Sunday, September 2nd
Dublin at leisure

Day 5: Monday, September 3rd
Depart Dublin Airport

 

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6 nights: 3 nts Dublin/ 3 nts Galway

Dublin city-center stay at 3 star Hotel: $2252.00
Dublin city-center stay at 4 star Hotel: $2452.00
Single Supplement: Add $600.00

Your Package Includes:
  • 6 nights in Premiere (Dublin City-Centre) / Superior (Dublin area) and Premiere (Galway) Accommodations
  • 3 nights Dublin (area): Choose from Dublin City-Centre (3-star), Johnstown House Hotel (4-star, 30 min north of Dublin) or Druids Glen Resort ( 5-star, 40 min south of Dublin in Wicklow)
  • 3 nights Galway (city-center): Forster Court, The Western, or similar 3-star city-center hotel
  • Game ticket to the Emerald Isle / Shamrock Classic: Notre Dame vs. Navy at Aviva Stadium in Dublin
  • Exclusive tailgate party at the Tenon Tours party headquarters just 4 blocks from the Aviva Stadium!
  • FREE Guinness Storehouse Tour with a complimentary pint at the Gravity Bar
  • FREE Jameson Distillery Tour
  • FREE Dublin Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour
  • Overnight stays in Dublin and Galway
  • Airport transfers from Dublin (DUB) and to Shannon (SNN)
  • Transportation between towns via private luxury coach
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Tour Host
  • Complete offerings of tours and events so you can plan your day as you choose
  • Optional airfare will be available at major gateways 11 months prior to departure

*Packages with accommodations at Johnston House Hotel & Druids Glen will include a round-trip daily shuttle to the city-center, times TBD and will be provided prior to travel upon selection of optional tours

Arrive: Friday August 31st

Day 1- 3, Friday, August 31st, 2012 – Sunday, September 2nd, 2012: Dublin

Spend the first couple of days of your tour exploring all that Dublin has to offer. From Trinity College and the Book of Kells to the ever-popular Temple Bar area, shopping on Grafton Street, and of course hanging with the locals at any one of the hundreds of pubs in this bustling capital of Ireland. Note: The Emerald Isle / Shamrock Classic is on Sept 1st!

While in Dublin, Tenon will provide the following tours:

-Guinness Storehouse

-Dublin City Bus Tour

-Jameson’s Distillery Tour

Day 4, Monday September 3rd, 2012: Dublin to Galway

This morning you will board your coach for a relaxing ride through the Irish countryside to Galway on the west coast. Spend the day exploring the cobblestone streets of Galway before the Tenon Tours pub party at Richardson’s, The Kings Head, or another one of Galway’s famous pubs!

Day 5, Tuesday, September 4th, 2012: Galway

Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast at your leisure this morning. The day is yours to experience Galway at your own pace or take advantage of our featured tour visiting either the Connemara region, well known and loved by artists for its unspoiled beauty. Take your second night in Galway to visit the shops, restaurants and pubs you may have missed last night.

Day 6, Wednesday, September 5th, 2012: Galway

Today you can challenge your mates to a local pub crawl, or take advantage of the featured tour to the Aran Islands, Europe’s easternmost point where Gaelic is the first language of its residents and is considered the foothold of Irish culture.

Day 7, Thursday, September 6th, 2012: Galway to Shannon Airport

 

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9 nights: 3nts Dublin/ 3nts Galway/ 2nts Killarney/ 1nt Limerick

Dublin city-center stay at 3 star Hotel: $2602.00
Dublin city-center stay at 4 star Hotel: $2802.00
Single Supplement: Add $900.00

Your Package Includes:
  • 9 nights in Premiere (Dublin City-Centre) / Superior (Dublin area) and Premiere (Galway/Killarney/Limerick) Accommodations
  • 3 nights Dublin (area): Choose from Dublin City-Centre (3-star), Johnstown House Hotel (4-star, 30 min north of Dublin) or Druids Glen Resort ( 5-star, 40 min south of Dublin in Wicklow)
  • 3 nights Galway (city-center): Forster Court, The Western, or similar 3-star city-center hotel
  • 2 nights Killarney (city-center): Killarney International, Killarney Towers, or similar 3-star city-center hotel
  • 1 night Limerick (city-center): Radisson Blu Hotel, or similar 3-star hotel
  • Game ticket to the Emerald Isle / Shamrock Classic: Notre Dame vs. Navy at Aviva Stadium in Dublin
  • Exclusive tailgate party at the Tenon Tours party headquarters just 4 blocks from the Aviva Stadium!
  • FREE Guinness Storehouse Tour with a complimentary pint at the Gravity Bar
  • FREE Jameson Distillery Tour
  • FREE Dublin Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour
  • Overnight stays in Dublin, Galway, Killarney*, and Ennis
  • Airport transfers from Dublin (DUB) and to Shannon (SNN)
  • Transportation between all towns via private luxury coach
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Tour Host
  • Farewell toast with their host in Ennis
  • Complete offerings of tours and events so you can plan your day as you choose
  • Optional airfare will be available at major gateways 11 months prior to departure

*Packages with accommodations at Johnston House Hotel & Druids Glen will include a round-trip daily shuttle to the city-center, times TBD and will be provided prior to travel upon selection of optional tours

Arrive: Friday August 31st

Day 1- 3, Friday, August 31st, 2012 – Sunday, September 2nd, 2012: Dublin

Spend the first couple of days of your tour exploring all that Dublin has to offer. From Trinity College and the Book of Kells to the ever-popular Temple Bar area, shopping on Grafton Street, and of course hanging with the locals at any one of the hundreds of pubs in this bustling capital of Ireland.

While in Dublin, Tenon will provide the following tours:

-Guinness Storehouse

-Dublin City Bus Tour

-Jameson’s Distillery Tour

Day 4, Monday September 3rd, 2012: Dublin to Galway

Spend the morning recovering from last night’s welcome party or begin exploring the streets, shops, and pubs of Dublin. You may choose to join in a tour of the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a complimentary pint in the top-floor Gravity Bar overlooking Dublin. If whiskey is more your flavor head over to experience the Old Jameson Distillery tour. This afternoon, board your coach bus for a relaxing ride through the Irish countryside to Galway on the west coast. Galway will include Pub party at Richardson’s or The Kings Head

Day 5, Tuesday, September 4th, 2012: Galway

Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast at your leisure this morning. The day is yours to experience Galway at your own pace or take advantage of our featured tour visiting either the Connemara region, well known and loved by artists for its unspoiled beauty. Take your second night in Galway to visit the shops, restaurants and pubs you may have missed last night.

Day 6, Wednesday, September 5th, 2012: Galway

Today you can challenge your mates to a local pub crawl, or take advantage of the featured tour to the Aran Islands, Europe’s easternmost point where Gaelic is the first language of its residents and is considered the foothold of Irish culture.

Day 7, Thursday, September 6th, 2012: Galway to Killarney

Wake up to your traditional Irish breakfast, pack up your room, and catch your transfer to Killarney. During this peaceful journey you will make a stop to visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher that stretch for 5 miles and are over 700 feet high. Once that sight is buried in your memory forever you will continue to Killarney . Check-in to your hotel before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at your own speed. You may want to enjoy a leisurely Jaunting Cart Ride with an entertaining Irish driver.

Day 8, Friday, September 7th, 2012: Killarney

Another day to explore Killarney – and Tenon Tours will include a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, one of Ireland’s most popular scenic areas with the country’s highest mountains on one side and Atlantic coast on the other. Bike hire is also available or you may enjoy the local scene of Killarney, it’s always your choice! Tonight, take part in a local pub crawl with your mates. Killarney will include another pub party at Courtney’s

Day 9, Saturday, September 8th, 2012: Killarney to Limerick

This morning you can finish exploring Killarney before your mid-day transfer. Your options include a Killarney Highlights morning tour or some of the most scenic Horseback Riding you could ever imagine. This evening you may want to hang around Ennis or travel to the Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for their “Medieval Banquet”, a dinner show to remember, before your last night may be one you forget!

Day 10, Sunday, September 9th, 2012: Limerick to Shannon/Home

 

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12 nights: 3nts Dublin / 3nts Galway / 2nts Killarney / 2nts Cork / 1nt Kilkenny / 1nt Dublin

Dublin city-center stay at 3 star Hotel: $3052.00
Dublin city-center stay at 4 star Hotel: $3252.00
Single Supplement: Add $1200

Your Package Includes:
  • 12 nights in Premiere (Dublin City-Centre) / Superior (Dublin area) and Premiere (Galway/Killarney/Cork/Kilkenny/Dublin) Accommodations
  • 3 nights Dublin (area): Choose from Dublin City-Centre (3-star), Johnstown House Hotel (4-star, 30 min north of Dublin) or Druids Glen Resort ( 5-star, 40 min south of Dublin in Wicklow)
  • 3 nights Galway (city-center): Forster Court, The Western, or similar 3-star city-center hotel
  • 2 nights Killarney (city-center): Killarney International, Killarney Towers, or similar 3-star city-center hotel
  • 2 nights Cork (city-center): Cork Clarion, or similar 3-star city-center hotel
  • 1 night Kilkenny (city-center): Kilkenny River Court, or similar 3-star city-center hotel
  • 1 night Dublin (city-center): Trinity Capital Hotel, or similar 3-star city-center hotel
  • Game ticket to the Emerald Isle / Shamrock Classic: Notre Dame vs. Navy at Aviva Stadium in Dublin
  • Exclusive tailgate party at the Tenon Tours party headquarters just 4 blocks from the Aviva Stadium!
  • FREE Guinness Storehouse Tour with a complimentary pint at the Gravity Bar
  • FREE Jameson Distillery Tour
  • FREE Dublin Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour
  • Overnight stays in Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Cork, and Kilkenny
  • Airport transfers to/from Dublin (DUB)
  • Transportation between all towns via private luxury coach
  • Cliffs of Moher private tour
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Tour Host
  • Farewell toast with your host
  • Complete offerings of tours and events so you can plan your day as you choose
  • Optional airfare will be available at major gateways 11 months prior to departure

*Packages with accommodations at Johnston House Hotel & Druids Glen will include a round-trip daily shuttle to the city-center, times TBD and will be provided prior to travel upon selection of optional tours

Arrive: Friday, August 31st

Day 1- 3, Friday, August 31st, 2012 – Sunday, September 2 nd, 2012: Dublin

Spend the first couple of days of your tour exploring all that Dublin has to offer. From Trinity College and the Book of Kells to the ever-popular Temple Bar area, shopping on Grafton Street, and of course hanging with the locals at any one of the hundreds of pubs in this bustling capital of Ireland.

While in Dublin, Tenon will provide the following tours:

-Guinness Storehouse

-Dublin City Bus Tour

-Jameson’s Distillery Tour

Day 4, Monday September 3rd, 2012: Dublin to Galway

Spend the morning recovering from last night’s welcome party or begin exploring the streets, shops, and pubs of Dublin. You may choose to join in a tour of the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a complimentary pint in the top-floor Gravity Bar overlooking Dublin. If whiskey is more your flavor head over to experience the Old Jameson Distillery tour. This afternoon, board your coach bus for a relaxing ride through the Irish countryside to Galway on the west coast. Galway will include Pub party at Richardson’s or The Kings Head

Day 5, Tuesday, September 4th, 2012: Galway

Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast at your leisure this morning. The day is yours to experience Galway at your own pace or take advantage of our featured tour visiting the Connemara region, well known and loved by artists for its unspoiled beauty. Take your second night in Galway to visit the shops, restaurants and pubs you may have missed last night.

Day 6, Wednesday, September 5th, 2012: Galway

Today you can challenge your mates to a local pub crawl, or take advantage of the featured tour to the Aran Islands, Europe’s easternmost point where Gaelic is the first language of its residents and is considered the foothold of Irish culture.

Day 7, Thursday, September 6th, 2012: Galway to Killarney

Wake up to your traditional Irish breakfast, pack up your room, and catch your transfer to Killarney. During this peaceful journey you will make a stop to visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher that stretch for 5 miles and are over 700 feet high. Once that sight is buried in your memory forever you will continue to Killarney . Check-in to your hotel before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at your own speed. You may want to enjoy a leisurely Jaunting Cart Ride with an entertaining Irish driver.

Day 8, Friday, September 7, 2012: Killarney

Another day to explore Killarney – and Tenon Tours will include a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, one of Ireland’s most popular scenic areas with the country’s highest mountains on one side and Atlantic coast on the other. Bike hire is also available or you may enjoy the local scene of Killarney, it’s always your choice! Tonight, take part in a local pub crawl with your mates. Killarney will include another pub party at Courtney’s

Day 9, Saturday, September 8, 2012: Killarney to Cork

Finish exploring Killarney before your mid-day transfer. This morning you may want to take one of the most scenic Horseback Rides you could ever imagine through the Killarney National Park .Ten night travelers continue to Cork. Visit Blarney Village, home to the famous Blarney Castle & Blarney Stone.

Day 10, Sunday, September 9, 2012: Cork

Take today to explore Co. Cork- we suggest visiting Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland, or Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic and millions of emigrants.

Day 11, Monday, September 10, 2012: Cork to Kilkenny

Continue your journey to Kilkenny. Explore the streets or head down the Kilkenny Craft Trail. Spend your night with wine and cheese on the patio.

Day 12, Tuesday, September 11, 2012: Kilkenny to Dublin

Head back to Dublin and finish your journey with last-minute shopping and a farewell toast. For an entertaining send-off, visit the unique Irish House Party dinner and show. Unlike any other traditional Irish music in the city, it’s organized and hosted by All-Ireland Champion traditional Irish musicians and dancers in an intimate and homey setting.

Day 13, Wednesday, September 12, 2012: Dublin to Airport

Safe travels!

 

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Dublin + Self-Drive Extension

Stay 4 nights in the Dublin area before venturing off on an amazing self-drive tour of Ireland!

Our team will assist you with the details, itinerary, and pricing for your custom tour.

Double: two people sharing a room in either one bed (double or queen) or two beds (two twins, or two doubles).  Triple: three sharing one room with either three twin beds, a double bed and a twin bed or two double beds.  Bed configurations are determined by each hotel based on availability. Other requests, please inform us on your request form.

Prices do NOT include airfare, optional tours, travel insurance or $19-$55 processing fee. Package pricing subject to change without notice for new reservations or until deposit has been received.

*Packages with accommodations at Johnston House Hotel & Druids Glen will include a round-trip daily shuttle to the city-center, times TBD and will be provided prior to travel upon selection of optional tours.

History of the Emerald Isle Classic

notre dame mascot fan contestThe first Emerald Isle Classic games were played at Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland in 1988 and 1989. Find out who played, the outcome & more.
 

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