Friday 01 February – Arrival Day
||Arrive at Birmingham Airport and check in for your flight to Dublin.
||Flight departs Birmingham
||Flight arrives at Dublin Airport.
Upon arrival, you will be met by a Venatour representative and transferred to your chosen hotel for a two night stay with breakfast*
This evening, join Cooch and the Venatour team at Cooch’s Tavern for a few drinks and discuss your predictions on tomorrow's big game. It is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow Venatour travellers and to kick off the rugby weekend in true style (Tavern venue will be confirmed nearer the time).
Saturday 02 February – MATCH DAY
This morning, meet your Venatour representatives in the lobby of your chosen hotel to collect your match tickets. If you haven’t been to the stadium before we will provide some options of how to get there.
Make your way to the Aviva Stadium for a 4.45pm kick off. Leave plenty of time as there will be 50,000 other supporters making the journey as well!
Following the match, make your way back into Dublin to enjoy the rest of the evening. Nothing can quite match the buzz of a Six Nations weekend and in Dublin, the city comes alive!
Sunday 03 February – Departure Day
Following breakfast, check out of your hotel. At a time to be confirmed, you will be transferred to Dublin Airport for your journey home*
||Arrive at Dublin Airport and check in for your flight to Birmingham.
||Flight departs Dublin.
||Flight arrives at Birmingham Airport.
Overlooking the historic Grand Canal, The Hilton Dublin is a 15-minute walk from the famous St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street. Air-conditioned rooms have power showers and TVs.
The Hilton offers 24-hour room service. Bedrooms have large opening windows and provide mini-bars, hair dryers and irons.
At Charlemont Bar & Bistro, dining options include a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite; dishes produced with fresh ingredients, or guests can relax with a hot drink.
The Avivia Stadium is only a 25 minute walk from this hotel and the Luas Green Line (tramway) stops across the canal at Charlemont, linking O’Connell Street to the lively Ranelagh or Dundrum for the open-air shopping centre. You can switch between the Red and Green lines at O’Connell – GPO / Abbey Street / Marlborough stop. Temple Bar is just a 15-minute walk.
Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin
The Grand Canal Hotel is a four-star hotel located in Dublin, opposite Grand Canal Dart Station, a 15-minute walk from the city centre and a 12 minute walk from the Aviva Stadium. The Grafton Street bars and shopping district,are all within easy reach of this charming, family-run property.
Modern rooms at the contemporary style Grand Canal feature free high-speed WiFi and interactive Smart TVs. Deluxe rooms are also available.
Guests can enjoy a selection of craft beers and food in the Gasworks Bar or have a meal in the hotel lobby. Canal Express serves a selection of hot and cold beverages, smoothies, sandwiches and pastries, available to enjoy in the lobby or taken to go.
The Grand Canal Hotel also has a fully equipped gym.