Discover the splendor of Northern Ireland on this first Class tour that takes you from coast to coast, from Dublin to Belfast to Shannon. Travel through the mystical Glens of Antrim, walk the historic walls of Derry, Londonderry, and visit the birthplace of the ill-fated Titanic. Breakfast daily, hearty dinners, beautiful hotels, this tour brings you the best of the north.
Today is leisurely as we all gather in our hotel in Malahide overlooking the Irish Sea in north County Dublin. If you have purchased our Air & Land package you are transferred from the airport to the hotel. Enjoy a predinner drink and an introduction to your travelling companions before an early dinner.
Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Dublin
St. Patrick's Country
Head north through the majestic Mountains of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to visit the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and the Saint Patrick Centre which tells his story. Afterwards we drive to Strangford, where Game of Thrones is filmed and take the ferryboat ride to beautiful Portaferry. Onwards to Belfast for a panoramic tour which will include the political wall murals located on the Protestant Shankill Road and the Catholic Falls Road—a unique cultural experience.
Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
Belfast & Titanic
A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on the agenda this morning. In the afternoon, visit the shipyard where the Titanic was built in 1909, followed by a tour at the Titanic Experience—recently voted Europe's top visitor attraction. The evening is free to explore the Northern capital on your own.
Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
Giant's Causeway & Derry
This morning we drive north along the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s Causeway. We then continue on to Derry where a local guide will tell the “Story of Derry” on a walking tour of this historic walled city.
Dinner/Overnight—Kee’s Hotel, Donegal
Ben Bulben & Clew Bay
We visit Belleek, home of the world famous porcelain factory. We then enter the romantic domain of W. B. Yeats via Drumcliffe where he is buried and other sites in Sligo associated with the life of the poet. Into County Mayo to 13th Century Ballintubber Abbey which was built on the site of a church founded by St. Patrick before continuing to Westport.
Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport
Connemara remains one of the wildest and most romantic places in Ireland. A drive around Murrisk Peninsula brings us to Delphi and Killary Harbour. Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey on the shores of Kylemore Lough. Some free time this afternoon to discover the charm of Westport.
Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport
Galway & Cliffs of Moher
Enroute to Galway this morning we will pass thru’ the village of Cong location for the classic film ‘The Quiet Man’. Some time in Galway City before driving along the southern shores of Galway Bay, traversing the Burren region and viewing the mighty Cliffs of Moher. An optional Medieval Banquet at Knappogue Castle is on offer tonight.
Overnight—Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
Sadly your tour ends today. Please inquire about group transfers on offer.
- Boyne Valley
- Cooley Peninsula
- Mountains of Mourne
- Glens of Antrim
- Giant's Causeway
- Kylemore Abbey
- Burren of Clare
- Cliffs of Moher
- Transportation throughout by luxury touring coach
- Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
- 7 nights accommodation in first class hotels
- All rooms ensuite
- 7 full Irish Breakfasts
- Welcome drink on arrival
- 4 table d’hôte evening meals
- Visit the top voted tourist attraction in Europe - Titanic Experience in Belfast
- Admissions to: Saint Patrick Visitor Centre, Belfast City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway Centre, Belleek Pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher
- Walking tour of Derry City
- Baggage handling charges