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The Giant's Causeway & Ireland's North-West

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(Tour code: NIS20)

Enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Ireland’s north and west

Enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Ireland's north and west coasts on a holiday packed with excursions. We visit the Giant's Causeway, the Connemara Coast, and explore the history of Belfast. Awash with locations that capture the essence of Ireland, this tour is a great place to start as a newcomer to the Emerald Isle.

  • Belfast
  • Titanic Museum
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Bushmills Distillery
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Derry
  • Slieve League
  • Carrickfergus Castle, Dunluce Castle and Kylemore Abbey
  • Dublin
What’s Included
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • NEW Inclusive Luggage Transfer
    Except where highlighted in itinerary 1x bag per hotel room
  • Return Scheduled Flights

The Giant's Causeway & Ireland's North-West 2020Tour Details

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Days 1-3 Titanic Museum
Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum and Irish whiskey tasting

Our holiday begins with a direct flight* from London Heathrow to Belfast. On arrival, we set out on a guided tour by coach before transferring to our hotel. We continue our explorations on the morning of Day 2, with a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol - a Victorian-era prison. After a tour there's free time for lunch before we continue to the Titanic Museum, where you can discover the secrets of the world's most infamous ship. Day 3 sees us transfer to Bushmills, on the north coast of County Antrim. Along the way, we stop at Carrickfergus Castle and Ballycastle. Enjoy free time around this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty before we make our way to the Bushmills Distillery. Here we enjoy a delicious whiskey tasting.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Giants Causeway
Giants Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

We visit one of Northern Ireland's most beloved attractions today - the Giant's Causeway. Next we visit Dunluce Castle, an ancient site that had a starring role in Game of Thrones as Castle Greyjoy. Afterwards, we transfer to Coleraine where you have free time before catching the train to Derry. On arrival, we set out on a guided walking tour of this town that sits on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6 Kylemore Castle
Kylemore Castle

Slieve League and The Connemara Coast

We head out into the Irish countryside today, visiting Slieve League - one of the highest sea cliffs in all of Ireland. Soak up commanding views over the dramatic Atlantic coast before our drive to Glenveagh, where we enjoy a tour. The Connemara Coast enchants us on Day 6, as we enjoy a picturesque drive to Westport. Following free time, we continue to Kylemore Abbey.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 7-8 Dublin

Dublin and the Merry Ploughboys pub

We catch the train back to Dublin this morning. After some time at leisure, this evening we enjoy dinner at a real Irish institution, the Merry Ploughboys pub. On Day 8 we head to the airport for our return flight* to London.

*Please note: your luggage will travel on the flight with you rather than via our luggage service.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Flights from London to Belfast and from Dublin to London
  • All rail and coach transfers

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 7 night's hotel accommodation including 2 nights at the 4-Star Hilton Hotel in Belfast, 1 night at the 4-Star Bushmills Inn on the Causeway Coast, 2 nights at the 3-Star Abbey Hotel in Donegal, 1 night at the 4-Star Oranmore Lodge near Galway, and 1 night in Dublin

Delicious meals included

  • 13 meals including 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners, including a farewell dinner with entertainment at the Merry Ploughboys pub


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided sightseeing tours of Dublin and Belfast
  • Excursion to Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Visit to the Titanic Museum
  • Coach trip around the Causeway Coast including the Giant's Causeway
  • Time at Bushmills Distillery
  • Tour of Derry
  • Taste traditional Irish Whiskey
  • Carrickfergus Castle, Dunluce Castle and Kylemore Abbey

NEW FOR 2020: Inclusive Luggage Transfer

  • Inclusive luggage transfers throughout 1x bag up to 25kg per hotel room (size and weight may vary)
  • To arrange for a second suitcase up to 25kg (size and weight may vary) - prices start from £65 per bag. Just let us know at time of booking. View more information.

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Luke Simpson
Lynne Broadley
Helen Laverack
The Giant's Causeway & Ireland's North-West

Enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Ireland’s north and west


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