AAA will offer four different travel packages for Bruins fans to choose from so that they can experience the best that Belfast and Prague have to offer, in addition to taking in the Bruins on-ice game action overseas. General highlights of the packages include: roundtrip airfare to the respective cities, hotel accommodations, meals, tickets to the Bruins games in Belfast and Prague, and ground transportation to and from the games.
“We are extremely excited about offering these exclusive fan travel experiences to Bruins fans throughout New England,” said Bill Sutherland, Vice President of Travel at AAA Southern New England. “In addition to being able to see the Bruins play in Europe and participate in exclusive Bruins fan experiences, which are only available to fans who book a travel package through AAA Travel, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the local culture of these vibrant and historic European cities.”
The four packages vary on length and location, as there is an option for travel to Belfast (five day trip), two options for travel to Prague (seven day and nine day trips), and one option for travel to both Belfast and Prague (12 day trip). In addition to the highlights listed above, the packages also include various local activities such as a visit to the Guinness Storehouse (Belfast only), a visit to the Old Jameson Distillery (Belfast only), a tour of Karlovy Vary (Prague only), City Tour with River Cruise (Prague Only) and a Pilsner Brewery Tour (Prague only).
Other activities are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Please note that the air travel for fans purchasing a Fan Experience Package is on commercial air carriers.
To book or learn more about these exclusive packages, fans should call AAA Travel at (800) 222-7448 or go online to AAA.com/SportsTravel.
The Bruins are part of an unprecedented six NHL teams – along with the Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Wild, Coyotes and Sharks – to open the 2010-11 NHL regular season in Europe as part of 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere and NHL Face-Off. It will be the fourth straight year the NHL will begin the regular-season with games contested overseas. The Bruins will play a special exhibition game in Belfast against the Belfast Giants Select on Saturday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. local/ 2:00 p.m. ET. Belfast Giants Select is a unified team comprised of an all-star selection of the best of the UK Elite League players from each team. The B’s will open the 2010-2011 NHL regular season against the Coyotes at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. local/ 12 noon ET and Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 p.m. local/ 10 a.m. ET.