Enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Ireland’s north and west
8 daysFrom £1,495 per person
2020 Tour code: NIS20
About the tour
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.
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
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
Luggage transfers except where highlighted in the itinerary
Excursions & Entertainment
UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Food & Drinks
13 meals including 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Farewell dinner with entertainment at the Merry Ploughboys pub
Flights and airport transfers
Flights from London to Belfast and from Dublin to London
What’s not included
Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged
Days 1-3 - 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 - 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.
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.
Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
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 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.
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.
Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.