12th April 2019 – 20th April 2019
We work with coaches, athletic directors and key decision makers in the process of organizing an international tour. We provide on-the-ground expertise, engaging with the top people in the business of Irish sport and tourism. We coordinate facilities, exhibition game schedules and event coordination to make your game schedule a balanced part of your time with Celtic Horizon Tours. By expertly managing your hotel, meal, sightseeing and travel arrangements, you can spend your time enjoying the company of your staff, players and your new friends. We provide a comprehensive consultation with the tour leader as we plan out the details that make the difference between a good tour and a great tour.
Recently, Celtic Horizon Tours have managed successful sports tours for the following groups:
- East Coast Power (PA) U12 Team
- Haverford College Men’s Basketball
- Dickinson College Men’s Basketball
- College of Charleston Men’s Basketball
- University of Scranton Men’s Basketball
- Robert Morris University Men’s Basketball
Group prices determined by numbers on each coach. See below. For a quote for your group, or for an individual quote, please contact us.
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Included in this package
- 7 nights first class hotel accommodation based on sharing twin or double rooms with private shower/wc facilities
- Full Irish breakfast served each morning, cooked & buffet style
- Table d’hote, 3 course evening meal served in hotels on day 1 & 3
- Activity morning on a Working Irish Farm, with games and a light lunch
- Table d’hote dinner in a traditional Irish restaurant in Kinsale
- Traditional Irish evening with 3 course meal, music song and dance
- Admission to: The Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Blarney Castle, Titanic Trail, The Rock of Cashel and Croke Park Experience
- Travel by luxury touring coach based on sharing with another team
- Services of a tour manager
- Tips and Gratuities paid to coach driver
- Basketball venue hire and staff at each match
- Commemorative t-shirt
- All local taxes and service charge
NOT included in this package
- Tour guide
- Lunch, Meals other than listed as above & drinks
- Travel insurance
- The VAT (Value Added Tax) on hotel accommodation in Ireland was reduced from 13½% to 9% some years back. It is expected that the Government at a future date will restore the VAT to the original level. This will affect the price quoted. Our next budget will be announced Mid-October
- Please note that all services are subject to confirmation of availability
Day 1 - Friday 12th April
Group departs USA –Gather at U.S. Airport and board connecting transatlantic flight to Ireland. Enjoy a meal, a movie and some rest on the overnight flight, and get ready for a memorable tour!
Day 2 - Saturday 13th April
Group arrives at Dublin Airport and is met by our Celtic Horizon Tour representative. Transfer via comfortable private motor coach to Galway on the west coast of Ireland.
On the way we stop in Causey Farm and experience life on a working Irish Farm.
Visit Causey Farm and try out some of traditional Irish sports and farm games. See the animals and feed the lambs. A light lunch is served before departure.
Afternoon arrival in Galway, take a historic walking tour of the medieval city. Explore the narrow, pedestrian streets and you will discover the heart of Galway. Fun street performers, quaint shops and pubs give you plenty to enjoy.
Day 3 - Sunday 14th April
Depart on half day tour of Connemara visiting Kylemore Abbey and the village of Leenane, on Killary Harbour.
Afternoon arrival back in Galway to meet a local basketball team for some trainig and a clinic
Free for dinner this evening in Galway
Day 4 - Monday 15th April
Check-out and depart Galway travelling southwards via the Burren National Park and the Cliffs of Moher to Kinsale.
The Burren is a huge limestone mass, also described as a lunar landscape. The Burren with its innate sense of spiritual peace has an extraordinary array of flora and wildlife, megalithic tombs and monuments are older than Egypt’s pyramids
Continue along the picturesque Clare coastline to the Cliffs of Moher. Next stop America!
Check-in to Acton’s Hotel, for 3 nights, welcome dinner on arrival.
Day 5 - Tuesday April 16th
Enjoy visit to Blarney Castle & Gardens
Later we transfer to the nearby town of Cobh and take a historic walking tour called the ‘Titanic Trail’
We’ll walk through the streets and environs of Cobh, revealing locations and incidents directly connected to the Titanic and many other aspects Cork harbour history and Irish heritage. Highlights include: Original buildings, streets and piers associated with Titanic, The actual pier where Titanic passengers departed from, St. Colmans Cathedral, The Lusitania Peace Memorial, The Titanic Monument, Emigrant, military and maritime history, The story of Spike Island & The Famine, Convict Transportation.
Return to Kinsale where we have a team dinner booked in a traditional Irish restaurant. The medieval town of Kinsale is not just about food. it’s also about traditional bars, beautiful buildings, narrow streets, shops and galleries and lots of activities on land and sea. You’ll find Kinsale’s not just a place – it’s more a state of mind!
Day 6 - Wednesday April 17th
Tournament Time in Fr Matthews Arena Cork. Dinner under own arrangement
Day 7 - Thursday 18th April
Basketball tournament continues through the morning.
Mid-afternoon departure from Cork and travel to Dublin – 3 hours
Visit the Rock of Cashel, one of the most spectacular historic site in Ireland. It’s huge, it’s complex, it’s iconic, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), more formally St. Patrick’s Rock, it is also known as Cashel of the Kings. Reputedly the site of the conversion of Aenghus the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD. Long before the Norman invasion The Rock of Cashel was the seat of the High Kings of Munster, although there is little structural evidence of their time here. Most of the buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries when the rock was gifted to the Church.
Check-in to your Dublin hotel for 2 nights
Pizza party with traditional Irish music is arranged this evening
Day 8 - Friday 19th April
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Visit Croke Park, Irelands national stadium for Gaelic football and Gaelic games. Enjoy a tour of Croke park stadium and GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Museum
Farewell dinner tonight in Taylors Three Rock – Ireland’s most loved pub and entertainment venue Taylors Three
Rock involves a training evening of traditional Irish song and dance with dinner
Day 9 - Saturday 20th April - Farewell
Morning transfers from your hotel to the airport