December 26th 2019 – January 2nd 2020
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
- 6 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 your Kinsale hotel on day 2
- Table d’hote dinner in a traditional Irish restaurant in Kinsale
- New Year’s dinner in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone
- Admission to: Croke Park Experience, Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle and The Cliffs of Moher
- Travel by luxury touring bus, based on sharing with another team
- Services of a tour manager
- Tips and Gratuities paid to coach driver
- Basketball venue hire and staff for games
- All local taxes and service charge
NOT included in this package
- Tour guide
- Lunch, Meals other than listed as above & drinks
- Travel insurance
Please note that all services are subject to confirmation of availability
Day One –Thursday, 26th December
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 Two –Friday, 27th December Welcome to Ireland
Group arrives at Dublin Airport and is met by our Celtic Horizon Tour representative.
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, Ireland’s national stadium for Gaelic football and Gaelic games. Enjoy a tour of Croke Park stadium and GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Museum
Day Three –Saturday 28th December Rock of Cashel & Cork
Full Irish breakfast served daily in hotels
Depart Dublin and travel to Kinsale with a stop at one of Ireland’s most iconic visitor centres.
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.
Onwards to Kinsale for afternoon arrival and check-in.
Day Four –Sunday 29th December Cork Basketball Tournament
Tournament Time in Neptune Stadium, Cork
Traditional Irish dinner served in a local restaurant in Kinsale
Day Five –Monday 30th December Cork Basketball Tournament
Continuation of the tournament in Neptune Stadium Cork
Awards and celebrations
Free for dinner this evening – not included
Day Six – Wednesday 1st January Daytour to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher
Our journey takes us towards the west coast of Ireland. This morning we visit the Cliffs of Moher and this afternoon enjoy some free time in Galway City.
Cliffs of Moher
Continue along the picturesque Clare coastline to the Cliffs of Moher. Next stop America!
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South. The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort “Mothar” which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower.
Continue to Galway travelling northwards via the Burren National Park
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
Enjoy free time in Galway city.
Galway City at the mouth of Galway Bay is both a picturesque and lively city with a wonderful avant-garde culture and a fascinating mixture of locally owned speciality shops, often featuring locally made crafts. Indeed local handcrafts are a feature of the entire region. The city has many relics of its medieval past and is worth taking time to explore. It has changed considerably over the last number of years and features a fascinating juxtaposition of new and ancient architecture. The centre of the city is conveniently compact enough to ramble around comfortably. ion including hand knits, pottery, glass, jewellery and woodwork.
Day Seven – Thursday 2nd January Depart Dublin
Morning transfers from your hotel to the airport. (1.5hours transfer time)