Aer Lingus College Football Classic Dublin 2023

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Navy Midshipmen

The time has come again to witness the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs the Navy Midshipmen at Aviva Stadium in Dublin! This is a rare and special event, so be sure to join us for 2023!

Dublin Packages Include:

Only $250 deposit to save your spot for the Notre Dame vs Navy in Dublin Game!

*Juniper Tours Exclusive Event is available for the first 100 passengers, first-come, first-serve

Game day tickets are in a pending status, to be guaranteed prior to all finalized package bookings

 

The History of the Notre Dame and Navy Rivalry

Not many people know that the Notre Dame and Navy football rivalry has lasted many years and is considered a sacred tradition for historical reasons.  These two schools were a part of this popular American sport from the beginning.  
The game has been played annually since 1927, making it the longest intersectional rivalry in college football.  Notre Dame leads the series 77-13-1.  Before Navy won a 46-44 triple overtime contest in 2007, Notre Dame had a 43 game winning streak, which is the longest series win record between two annual opponents in college football.  
 

Save Your Spot

Spots are very limited, save your spot for your time in Dublin today!  A low, $250 deposit per room double occupancy ensures your time in Dublin, and you can choose your optional extension by September 30th.

Questions? Contact us by emailing [email protected]

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Starting at $2,865/pp for single occupancy

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Galway Dublin Kerry Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 8 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
  • Ireland Excursions
    • You will visit some of Ireland’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Region, Kylemore Abbey, Ring of Kerry, and Blarney Castle. See excursions tab for more details.
  • Motorcoach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin.Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast

Galway Dublin Kerry Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive at Dublin or Shannon Airport and check-in at your Galway hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2: Connemara Region & Kylemore Abbey

  • In the morning, depart for the Connemara Region and visit Kylemore Abbey and the Walled Gardens. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 3: Cliffs of Moher and Dublin

  • Depart for Dublin and visit the Burren Region and the Cliffs of Moher en route. Continue to Dublin and check-in at your hotel.

Day 4: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city.
  • In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event.

Day 5: GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day enjoying the game

Day 6: Blarney Castle and Kerry

  • Depart for Kerry and visit Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills en route. Continue to Kerry and check-in at your hotel.

Day 7: Ring of Kerry

  • Depart for the Ring of Kerry then spend the rest of the day at your leisure in Killarney.

Day 8: Day at Leisure in Kerry or Optional Tour

  • Spend the day at your leisure in Kerry or choose to tour the Dingle Peninsula, Gap of Dunloe, or Lily of Killarney Lake Cruise (1-hour cruise) for an additional cost.

Day 9: Farewell

  • Depart Kerry.

Donegal Dublin Galway Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 8 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
  • Ireland Excursions: You will visit some of Ireland’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Cliffs of Moher, Birr Castle, The Shed Distillery, and Glenveagh National Park.
  • Motorcoach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin.Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast

Donegal Dublin Galway Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive in Dublin and check into your Donegal accommodation.

Day 2: Explore Donegal

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Donegal, we recommend visiting Glenveagh National Park and Castle 

Day 3: Shed Distillery and Dublin

  • Depart for Dublin and visit Shed Distillery en route. Continue to Dublin and check-in at your hotel.

Day 4: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city.
  • In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event.

Day 5: GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day enjoying the game 

Day 6: Birr Castle and Galway

  • Depart for Galway and visit Bir Castle en route. Check-in to your accommodation in Galway

Day 7: Day at Leisure in Galway or tour

  • Spend the day at leisure in Galway, we recommend touring either Inis Mór, Tour of the Connemara Region & Kylemore Abbey or experiencing Gaelic Games

Day 8: Burren Region and Cliffs of Moher

  • Depart for the Burren Region and the Cliffs of Moher. Return to Galway and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 9: Farewell

  • Depart Galway

Belfast Dublin Galway Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 8 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
  • Ireland Excursions: You will visit some of Ireland’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Titanic Belfast, Brehon Brewhouse, Cliffs of Moher.
  • Motorcoach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin.Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast
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Belfast Dublin Galway Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive at Dublin or Belfast Airport and check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure

Day 2: Belfast

  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Belfast City before visiting Titanic Belfast
  • Spend the rest of your afternoon in Belfast at your leisure

Day 3: Depart for Dublin’s Fair City

  • After breakfast, depart for Dublin and visit Brehon Brewhouse en route
  • Continue to Dublin and check-in at the hotel

Day 4: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city
  • In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event

Day 5: GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day enjoying the game.

Day 6: Birr Castle and Galway

  • Depart for Galway and visit Bir Castle en route. Check-in to your accommodation in Galway.

Day 7: Day at leisure, Connemara or Inis Mor!

  • Spend the day at leisure in Galway, we recommend tour either Inis Mór, Tour of the Connemara Region & Kylemore Abbey or experiencing Gaelic Games

Day 8: Half day Burren and Cliffs of Moher

  • Depart for the Burren Region and the Cliffs of Moher. Return to Galway and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 9: Wednesday – August 30, 2023 – Farewell

  • Depart Galway.

Galway Dublin Donegal Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 8 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
  • Ireland Excursions
    • You will visit some of Ireland’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Cliffs of Moher, Birr Castle, The Shed Distillery, and Glenveagh National Park.
  • Motorcoach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions.
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast

Galway Dublin Donegal Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive at Dublin or Shannon airport. Check-in at your Galway hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2: Connemara Region

  • Enjoy a tour of the Connemara Region and visit Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens.

Day 3: Cliffs of Moher and Dublin

  • Depart for Dublin and visit the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren Region en route. Continue to Dublin and check-in at your hotel.

Day 4: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city.
  • In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event.

Day 5: GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day enjoying the game.

Day 6: Shed Distillery and Donegal

  • Depart for Donegal and visit Shed Distillery en route. Continue to Donegal and check-in at your hotel.

Day 7: Glenveagh National Park

  • Enjoy a full day tour in County Donegal and visit Glenveagh National Park and Castle.

Day 8: Day at Leisure in Donegal or Optional Tour

  • Spend the day at your leisure in Donegal or choose between visiting the Florence Court House & Belleek Pottery or the town of Derry and Giant’s Causeway.

Day 9:  Farewell

  • Depart Donegal.

Kerry Dublin Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 6 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
  • Ireland Excursions
    • You will visit some of Ireland’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Ring of Kerry and Blarney Castle.
  • Motor coach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions.
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast

Kerry Dublin Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive at Dublin and check Check-in to your Kerry hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2: The Ring of Kerry and Killarney

  • Depart for the Ring of Kerry then spend the rest of the day at your leisure in Killarney.

Day 3: Day at Leisure in Kerry or Optional Tours

  • Spend the day at your leisure in Kerry or one of the following optional tours. We recommend Dingle Peninsula Tour, Gap of Dunloe, or Lily of Killarney Lake Cruise 

Day 4: Blarney and Dublin

  • After breakfast, depart for Dublin and visit Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills in route. Continue to Dublin and check-in to your hotel.

Day 5: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city. In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event.

Day 6: GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day enjoying the game

Day 7: Farewell

  • Depart Dublin.

Galway Dublin Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 6 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
  • Ireland Excursions
    • You will visit some of Ireland’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Cliffs of Moher and Connemara Region
  • Motor coach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions.
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast

Galway Dublin Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive at Dublin or Shannon Airport. Check-in at your Galway hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2: Burren Region and Cliffs of Moher

  • Depart for the Burren Region and the Cliffs of Moher then return to Galway to spend time at your leisure.

Day 3: Day at Leisure in Galway or Optional Tours

  • Spend the day at your leisure in Galway. We recommend touring the Connemara Region & Kylemore Abbey, doing a day trip to Inis Mór, or experience Gaelic Games.

Day 4: Tullamore Dew and Dublin

  • Depart for Dublin and visit Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre en route. Continue to Dublin and check-in to your hotel.

5: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city.
  • In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event.

 

Day 6: GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day enjoying the game.

Day 7: Sunday – August 27, 2023 – Farewell

  • Depart Dublin.

Belfast Dublin Travel Package Includes:

    • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
    • 6 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
    • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
    • Ireland Excursions
      • You will visit some of Ireland’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Titantic Belfast, Giants Causeway and Brehon Brewhouse. See excursions tab for more details.
    • Motorcoach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions.
    • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
      • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin
    • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
    • Full Irish Breakfast

Belfast Dublin Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive at Dublin or Belfast Airport. Check-in to your Belfast hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2: Belfast

  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Belfast City before visiting Titanic Belfast. Spend the rest of your afternoon in Belfast at your leisure.

Day 3: Day at Leisure in Belfast or Optional Tours

  • Spend the day at leisure in Belfast. We recommend visiting Giant’s Causeway & Glenarm Castle or a Northern Ireland Food Tour.

Day 4: Thursday – August 24, 2023 – Brehon Brewhouse and Dublin

  • Depart for Dublin and visit Brehon Brewhouse en route. Continue to Dublin and check-in at the hotel.

Day 5: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city.
  • In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event.

Day 6: GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day at your leisure enjoying the atmosphere that surrounds the game. Pending the distance, transportation will be provided.

Day 7: Farewell

  • Depart Dublin.

Dublin Galway Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 6 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
  • Ireland Excursions
    • You will visit some of Ireland’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Cliffs of Moher, Burren Region, and Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre. See excursions tab for more details.
  • Motorcoach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions.
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast

Dublin Galway Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive at Dublin or Shannon Airport. Check-in to your Kerry hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city. In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event.

Day 3: GAMEDAY

  • Spend the day enjoying the game

Day 4: Birr Castle and Galway

  • After breakfast, depart for Galway and visit Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre. Continue to Galway and check-in at hotel.

Day 5: Day at Leisure or Optional Tour

  • Spend the day at your leisure in Galway or choose one of the following optional tours. We recommend a day trip to Inis Mór, a tour of the Connemara Region, or experience the Gaelic Games. 

Day 6: Burren Region and Cliffs of Moher

  • In the morning, depart for the Burren Region and the Cliffs of Moher. Return to Galway and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 7: Farewell

  • Depart Galway.

Edinburgh Dublin Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 6 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations at the hotels
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
  • Ireland Excursions
    • You will visit some of Edinburgh’s most popular destinations! Included in your package are the following: Edinburgh Panoramic City Tour, Edinburgh Castle & the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and St. Andrews Castle & Cathedral
  • Motorcoach transportation provided between cities and all included excursions.
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast

Edinburgh Dublin Travel Itinerary:

Day 1:  Welcome to Scotland

  • Arrive Edinburgh, check-in at your Edinburgh hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2:  Explore Edinburgh

  • In the morning depart for your Edinburgh panoramic city tour afterwards we recommend stopping at the Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Day 3:  Day trip to St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral

  • Today you will enjoy a tour to St. Andrews Castles and Cathedral. After your tours return to your Edinburgh hotel for an evening at your leisure

Day 4:  Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Depart Edinburgh and travel to Ireland’s capital, Dublin city. Guests will transfer to Ireland via ferry to Belfast. Upon arrival in Belfast enjoy a Panoramic Belfast City tour.
  • Depart Belfast and travel to Dublin and check-in at hotel

Day 5: Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at leisure in Dublin. You may utilize your Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour ticket and Dublin Pass to visit sites around the city.  In the evening, attend the Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event.

Day 6:  GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day enjoying the game

Day 7:  Farewell

  • Depart Dublin.

The History of the Notre Dame and Navy Rivalry

Not many people know that the Notre Dame and Navy Midshipmen football rivalry has lasted many years and is considered a sacred tradition for historical reasons.  These two schools were a part of this popular American sport from the beginning.  
 
During World War II, Notre Dame suffered severe financial challenges.  Being an all-male institution at the time, there were many students who enlisted and enrollment plummeted.  To help Notre Dame, the US Navy made the campus a training center for their candidates and paid enough to use the facilities and help keep the University of Notre Dame afloat.  
 
As a result of Navy’s partnership, Notre Dame has extended an open invitation for Navy Midshipmento play football and consider it an annual repayment on a debt of honor.  There is much mutual respect for each team, as is witnessed when each team stands at attention during the playing of the other’s fight song after the game.  
 
The game has been played annually since 1927, making it the longest intersectional rivalry in college football.  Notre Dame leads the series 77-13-1.  Before Navy Midshipmen won a 46-44 triple overtime contest in 2007, Notre Dame had a 43 game winning streak, which is the longest series win record between two annual opponents in college football.  
 
The game is often played at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.  However, it has never been played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, due to its small size.  Instead, Navy typically hosts the games at larger facilities.  
 
The game has been placed twice in Dublin, Ireland.  In 1996 at Croke Park and 2012 at Aviva Stadium.  And with much excitement, Notre Dame and Navy are planning to return to Ireland for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.  This will take place in Dublin on August 26th, 2023.  
 
Juniper Tours is proud to announce that we will be one of the leading partners selling trips to Ireland for this very unique opportunity.  We are offering exceptional Dublin packages with top-notch accommodations and transportation, as well as optional extensions around the country.
 
Don’t waste any time securing your spot for $250 per person.  This will be a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to miss.
 
Who will you be cheering for?  The Fighting Irish or the Shipmen?  
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Dublin Only Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday – August 24, 2023 – Fáilte and Welcome to Ireland

  • Arrive in Dublin and check into your Dublin accommodation 

Day 2: Friday – August 25, 2023 – Explore Dublin

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure in Dublin 
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Event

Day 3: Saturday – August 26, 2023 – GAMEDAY!

  • Spend the day enjoying the game 

Day 4: Sunday – August 27, 2023 – Farewell

  • Depart Dublin.

Dublin Package Details

This Dublin Only Travel Package Includes:

  • Game tickets to be confirmed prior to full deposit
  • 3 Nights’ 4 Star Accommodations
  • 1 Day – Dublin Pass
    • A sightseeing city card that includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums in the city of Dublin.Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • Enjoy the sites of Dublin with this hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, with more than 25 stops around the city, enabling guests to easily visit all that Dublin has to offer.
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Juniper Tours Exclusive Notre Dame Welcome
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