GT/BC game tours selling here.....

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  1. law_bee

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    https://www.go-today.com/stw/STWProduct.aspx?Theme=GT&ProductCode=IE-DUBDUBX7-FB-ET


    Boston College vs. Georgia Tech Ireland Escorted Tour
    From $2499*


    Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the Boston College Eagles and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets play football in Dublin, Ireland. Residents of Ireland love sports — as a participant, watching on the telly, and seeing a game live in a stadium. American football has become popular in Ireland, so much so that Aer Lingus is sponsoring the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. How exciting it will be — a flight from New York to Dublin, spending seven nights in a hotel (with breakfast and some meals included), a ticket to the great football matchup, transportation within Dublin, visits to sightseeing venues and a ferry ride across the River Shannon. Who hasn’t heard of “kissing the Blarney Stone?” One of the included excursions is a visit to Blarney Castle, home of a block of limestone built into the castle wall. It’s been said that kissing the Blarney Stone will give you the gift of gab. Other excursions include a visit to an Irish whiskey distillery, a glacial valley, and a university that’s among the top 1% of schools in the world.

    INCLUSIONS:
    Flights: New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York¹
    Escorted sightseeing by modern motorcoach
    Professional driver/guide included as per itinerary
    Accommodation at hotels for 7 nights
    Breakfast (B) daily except morning of arrival
    Three dinners (D) as per itinerary
    All entrance fees to
    - Blarney Castle
    - Cliffs of Moher
    - Trinity College
    - Teeling Whskey Distillery
    - Tickets to Aer Lingus College Football Classic
    - Glendalough
    Jaunting Car Ride
    Ferry ride across the River Shannon
    Taxes and surcharges
     
  2. BuzzCzar

    BuzzCzar Defender of the Universe

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    if i go all the way to Ireland, why would i go watch an (american) football game which i can do very easily here in Atlanta or around the USA???

    i dont get it. i would be taking in things that i dont already get to do
     
  3. H-town

    H-town Jolly Good Fellow

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    No tour of the Guinness brewery?
     
  4. gtrower

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    Those tours seems obnoxiously overpriced. I think I could plan the same thing for significantly cheaper. At least this one includes airfare though. The ones Tech was offering when the game was announced were close to that price without the flights.
     
  5. ETBee

    ETBee Varsity Lurker

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    Has anyone heard any news about the ability to purchase tickets to the game? The only option I have seen so far is to purchase game tickets as part of these overpriced bus tours. The last thing I want to do is spend 5 days trapped on a bus filled with retirees, even if they are Tech fans. I intend to tour Ireland on my own schedule.

    I imagine Tech will offer them to season ticket holders in a manner similar to other away game tickets.
     
  6. gtrower

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    They are selling "premium tickets" with these packages but there will be tickets available for those wanting to plan their own trips (my group too). I guess I don't know if they will be through the GTAA, but the venue will have to be selling tickets through their website too at some point. I'm not worried about it - just want to make sure I'm in some sort of Tech side/section/block.
     
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    We know. :wink:
     
  8. oldfoggy

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    I'm going to Dublin for the game. I sure to hell can get most of the same for way less. Example less than $900 to dublin, hotels much cheaper, rental car etc. I'm taking my great grand daughter and the cost for both of us is maybe about the the same as mentioned above for one. ATL-Dublin, via Istanbul Boeing 777, time to visit the great cathedral then Boeing 737 to Dublin. Long flight but I like the flight since I've been all over the world but never have seen the cathedral. People do your own research and forget the so called packages.
     
  9. GT1992

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    What exactly is a jaunting car ride and why would I want to take one?
     
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  12. non-gineer

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    Don't we at least get to see what the escorts look like before we sign up?
     
  13. LongforDodd

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    You're going ATL-Istanbul-Dublin?
     
  14. joeye

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    There's still a part of society I suppose who finds assembling the different parts of a trip daunting & overwhelming, especially in a foreign land. For them, it's nothing to spend a extra grand to have someone else do all the hotel legwork & map research. Most of us are wired differently, but there's still plenty of travel agents out there who book senior tours, youth tours, etc & they make pretty good margins for stuff the rest of us do for free....
     
  15. oldfoggy

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    Yep Turkish airlines ATL flight #32 to Istanbul, flight #1975 to Dublin and return. Normally I'd fly ATL-London-Dublin or ATL-DUB but I found tickets that go the long way around. BUT I get to see Santa Sophia which I've always wanted to see, build a day or 2 before I was born.
     
  16. LongforDodd

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    Seeing the Hagia Sophia is on my bucket list. I'll make it worth your while to bring me a photograph or two of that place - I collect awesome pics of the world's greatest churches.

    Go see the Blue Mosque also. It's not quite as majestic but the almost.
     
  17. oldfoggy

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    Will do! But you owe me nothing. Just the thought of you enjoying the photos. I've been to Buda-Pest, Bucharesti, Bulgaria etc actually all over Europe and east Europe. But, never got to Turkey. Oh yes never went to a nude beach and took photos of the women. Planned a trip once a few years back but with the riots going on I decided against going.
     
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    Needs more whiskey tours and tastings. Can we buy and ship home? Round of golf on the links?
     
  19. Iron City Wreck

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    Old Foggy- That sounds like a fantastic plan.

    I've noticed most of the American Chains are booked full around the game. It might be the travel agencies scarfing the rooms.

    Couldn't find my usual Motel 6 or Econo Lodge.

    Anyone know if the Clermont Hotel has a location and lounge in Dublin?
     
  20. goldeagle

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    They could at least schedule a tour of the Bushmills distillery.