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Ireland Rugby Tour

Take your team abroad on our Ireland Rugby Tour. Arrive in Dublin and enjoy a walking tour of the city ahead of your first friendly game against an Irish side. After another friendly game, travel to Galway. Explore the city, including  Lynch’s Castle and the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, and play your next friendly game. After your final game, explore the Cliffs of Moher before your journey home.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Depart on an overnight flight to Dublin International Airport Sit back, relax, and enjoy your overnight flight
Day 2 Welcome to Ireland!
  • Your Adventure Begins Arrive at Dublin International Airport where you are met by your Excel Representative
  • Transfer by deluxe catch to your hotel Check into your 3* Dublin area hotel where you will be staying for the following four nights
  • Welcome Meeting and Orientation
  • Afternoon free to explore the area
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Evening practice session
Day 3 Explore Dublin
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Walking Tour of Dublin This pleasant walk bring participants along highways and byways to celebrate Dublin icons such as the Molly Malone statue, Bewley's Cafe, Trinity College, Temple Bar, the River Liffey, the Ha'penny Bridge, the Vernal Post Office, and the Spire and into the famous shopping area around Grafton and Henry Streets
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Game Time This evening, participate in your first friendly game against an Irish side
Day 4 More Sightseeing in Dublin
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning practice session
  • Sightseeing in Dublin There is much more to see in Dublin, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, the Guinness Factory, Christ Church Cathedral and the Dublin Writer's Museum
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 5 Sightseeing Before Game!
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Sightseeing on Own Optional visits to The National Stud Farm and Japanese Gardens, Newgrange, Wicklow Mountains or perhaps a team building experience at Xtremie (beautiful views of the countryside from the zipline!)
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Game Time This evening, play your second international friendly game vs. an Irish side
Day 6 Travel to Galway
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to Galway Check into your 3* Galway area hotel where you will be staying for the following four nights
  • Afternoon free to explore the area
  • Dinner at hotel
Day 7 Guided Tour of Galway
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Explore Galway See Eyre Square, The Town Walls, Lynch's Castle, the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, The Spanish Arch, and much more!
  • Afternoon free for additional sightseeing in Galway on own
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Game Time This evening, play your third international friendly game vs. an Irish side
Day 8 Last Game in Ireland
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning practice session
  • Additional Sightseeing Afternoon free for more sightseeing and shopping on own in Galway
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Last Game! This evening, play your fourth international friendly game vs. an Irish side
Day 9 Last Day in Ireland!
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Cliffs of Moher 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
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Evening free to enjoy your last evening in Ireland!
Day 10 Depart For North America
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart Shannon Airport on your return flight

Meet Excel Vice President Eric McAleer

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Our Excel International Sports tours emphasize cultural exchange and competitive play for youth and collegiate soccer, basketball, lacrosse, golf, hockey, rugby, and swimming teams. Excel Vice President Eric McAleer is a former pro soccer player and has a wealth of knowledge about athletics and travel….

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