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Enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Ireland’s north and west

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2020 Tour code: NIS20

About the tour

Enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Ireland's north and west coasts on a tour 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.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Days 1-3 - The Titanic Museum and Irish whiskey tasting

Meet the rest of your group and Tour Manager in 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.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
Titanic Museum
Day 4 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Giants Causeway
Days 5-6 - 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.

Includes
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Kylemore Castle
Days 7-8 - 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 your tour concludes and you are free to make your way to the airport for your flight back home.

 

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

Additional information

Recommended Airport

We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to Belfast Airport (BFS), where your tour begins. Our recommended departure airport is the Dublin airport (DUB), approximately 11 miles from your end point in Dublin.

Airport waiting room
Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

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.

Hotels

Hilton Belfast

Hilton Belfast, Belfast

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Bushmills Inn Hotel & Restaurant

Bushmills Inn Hotel & Restaurant, Bushmills

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Abbey Hotel

Abbey Hotel, Donegal

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Academy Plaza

Academy Plaza, Dublin

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Ashling Hotel

Ashling Hotel, Dublin

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Oranmore Lodge Hotel

Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Galway

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Train

Irish Railways

Reviews

83% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Mrs J Hawker

Submitted Oct 07, 2018

The Abbey Hotel was not very good for accommodation and food. Picture is view from my bedroom.

Mr L Willitt

Submitted Oct 02, 2018

My first ever visit to Ireland.Everything about the trip was really great - the accommodation,the outings,the people.Special mention for the tour manager Sue and the coach driver Dominic

Anonymous

Submitted Sep 30, 2018

Everything I expected and good company on the trip

Anonymous

Submitted Oct 09, 2017

Overall the tour was great but we would of liked more time in Northern Ireland, perhaps starting in Belfast. Some of the hotels need a closer inspection in the way they treat travel groups.

Anonymous

Submitted Jul 16, 2017

Excellent tour only disappointment was the food at the tour inn in Belfast

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