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College Football Classic - Scotland Jaunt Tour

Aer Lingus College Football Classic - Scotland Jaunt

Join our Scotland Jaunt tour the week before the Notre Dame-Navy game to experience an unforgettable visit to Scotland. You will enjoy an evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Experience the mystery and scenery as you cruise the legendary Loch Ness. After your visits to Glasgow, Nairn, and Edinburgh, you'll finish your tour with the highlight of your trip: weekend in Dublin to see the fighting Irish of Notre Dame versus the Naval Academy Midshipmen.

Glasgow (1 nt) - Nairn (1 nt) - Edinburgh (2 nts)- Dublin (3 nts)
8 Days / 7 Nights
Depart US August 22, 2020
Land Tour: August 23 – August 30, 2020

$3,449 per person, double occupancy {Land Only}
Travel insurance:$276/person;Cancel for Any Reason Coverage:$414/person




  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Blair Athol Distiller
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Notre Dame vs Navy Game in Dublin


Tour Includes:

  • Aer Lingus College Football Classic game tickets
  • Recess 4 Grownups Tailgate Party
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance
  • Transport in Scotland by luxury motorcoach
  • Professional driver/guide in Scotland
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 7 nights
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Glasgow (1 night)
    • Mutha Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
    • Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, near Edinburgh (2 nights)
    • Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin (3 nights)
  • Full Irish breakfasts (7)
  • Dinners (4) including
    • Scottish evening with traditional dancing and music
    • Dinner and entertainment show at Merry Ploughboy Pub
    • Table d’hôte dinners (2)
  • Loch Lomond and Loch Ness scenic cruises
  • Hop on Hop off open top bus tour of Dublin
  • Visit a distillery which includes whiskey tasting
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • St. Andrews, the home of golf
  • Enjoy a castle and city walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour (on scheduled tour dates)
  • Hotel porterage, service charges and government taxes
  • Ticket wallets, baggage tags and identifying strap


Sun, August 23


Tour begins 2:30 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow -- a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers, and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner (Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Glasgow
Mon, August 24


Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT:  Mutha Newton Hotel, Nairn

Tue, August 25


Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whiskey is distilled and enjoy a sample. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf.” Take a panoramic drive around and spend some time exploring independently. Continue to Edinburgh to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional cuisine with a lively show of songs, stories, and dancing. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: : Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, near Edinburgh
Wed, August 26


Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock. The castle contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. This evening watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (Breakfast)

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT: Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, near Edinburgh
Thurs, August 27


Your Scotland tour ends after breakfast. Transfer to Edinburgh Airport and fly to Dublin {Flight not included in tour package price}. In Dublin, you will transfer to your hotel. This afternoon visit the Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your visit in the roof-top bar, Gravity, overlooking the city center where you can sample a draft Guinness and enjoy the view of the city. The evening is free for you to explore Dublin and the Temple Bar area. (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin

Fri, August 28


Enjoy your day in Dublin independently on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to your choice of one of Dublin’s top attractions – Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. This evening drive to the town of Rathfarnham to The Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner followed by a lively show of traditional Irish songs, dancing and music. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin

Sat, August 29 


Today enjoy attending the Recess 4 Grownups tailgate party in a Temple Bar pub reserved just for our guests. Then we’ll drive to Aviva Stadium, a sporting stadium with a capacity for 51,700 spectators. It is also commonly known as Lansdowne Road while UEFA refers to it as the Dublin Arena. Today, Notre Dame and Navy will kick off the football season in what is hoped to be an epic game, where bragging rights are on the line. (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT:  Clayton Burlington Hotel | Dublin

Sun, August 30 


Your program ends after breakfast. Transfer to the Dublin Airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Notre Dame-Navy Tour Packages

General Tour Inclusions – see tour listing for specifics:                                Print Terms and Conditions

    • Football Game Tickets for College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium, Notre Dame vs. Navy
    • Exclusive Tailgate party for Recess 4 Grownups tour guests, including food and beverage
    • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy rooms with private bath as listed in specific tour description
    • Full Irish breakfast each morning of tour (after first overnight)
    • Transport by luxury motorcoach with a professional Irish driver/guide (one man) for tour days
    • Additional meals, visits, activities, and admission fees as described in specific tour itinerary
    • Hotel porterage, service charges and government taxes
    • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and identifying strap

      Tour packages are land only and airfare is not included.

      All travel packages are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour space is limited, and pricing is subject to change prior to deposit. Land tour prices are guaranteed once deposited. It is best to make reservations early to ensure you can confirm your desired travel package.

      Notre Dame-Navy Tour Deposit and Payment Information:
      • $500 per tour package at time of booking
      • November 14, 2019:  $500 Additional Due per Tour Package {$1,000 total deposited}
      • May 15, 2020:            Final Balance Due 
      Tour Package Cancellation Policies:
      • Through November 13, 2019:              $400/tour package
      • November 14, 2019 – May 14, 2020:   $950/tour package
      • May 15, 2020:                                      Non-refundable
      Name Change Policies:

      Name Changes - Air: Cannot change names or substitute for air reservations.

      Name Changes - Land Tour:
      • October 15, 2019: No change fee
      • October 16, 2019 – April 30, 2020: $300 change fee/tour package
      • After May 1, 2020: No Changes Allowed
      Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your travel investment. Please see the optional trip insurance offered for our group.

      Participant Agreement required for tour registrationand available via hyperlink through registration form.