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3 Day – Discover Northern Ireland

Explore the rich history of Belfast, stride in a giant’s footsteps, and discover breath-taking coasts and stunning mountains. Northern Ireland will stir your emotions.

In Belfast, you’ll hear the heartache and history of the ‘troubles’. At Giant’s Causeway, you’ll encounter the uplifting natural splendour of the unusual coastal formations and in the villages of Ballycastle and Glenarm, you’ll feel nostalgic for the lifestyles of a bygone era.

You get to discover the a regenerated hub, the Titanic Quarter where the famous liner was built and launched in 1911.

No emotion is left unturned as you travel on this spirit-quenching journey through the tragedy, beauty, and passion of Northern Ireland.




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  • £249.00 From per person

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Tour Highlights

  • The City of Belfast - A city soaked in the history of Ireland. Its hopes and dreams and heartaches
  • The Titanic Quarter - See where the Titanic was constructed and discover the tragic history of the people who built it
  • Mount Stewart - Explore the wondrous gardens and serene estate of this 19th century wonderland
  • The Causeway Coastal Route - Stunning scenery from start to finish: historically fascinating and visually unforgettable
  • The Giant’s Causeway - Once in a lifetime beauty. Feel the power of Irish giants in the unique and breathtaking coastal formations of the Causeway
  • Glenarm and Ballycastle - Restore your spirit in the beautiful gardens and coastal sweep of these historic villages
  • Castle Ward - Roam this ancient site and reminisce about the noble Starks from Game of Thrones
  • The Mourne Mountains - Be awed by the natural strength of the granite peaks
Belfast
60°
partly cloudy
59% humidity
wind: 7mph NE
H 60 • L 45
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Belfast

Explore historic Belfast with an insightful city tour and learn the tragic history of the world’s most famous maritime disaster in the museums and attractions of the Titanic Quarter then revel in the majesty of the gardens at Mount Stewart, where the world famous estates will surround you in beauty.

You depart Dublin and travel north. You pass through picturesque countryside as you journey to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Here you take a short city tour which covers the capital’s triumphs, tragedies and soul. You get time to discover the Titanic Quarter, a regenerated hub where the famous liner was built and launched in 1911.

Leaving its excellent museums and attractions by the afternoon, we head into the incredible rural landscapes of County Down, where you can discover the world famous gardens and estate at Mount Stewart.

After exploring the dignified majesty of the 19th century estate, you’ll be driven a short way to the seaside town of Bangor, your cosy base for the next two nights.

Day 2 - Causeway Coastal Route, Glenarm and Ballycastle

Savour the incredible vistas of one of the world’s great driving routes, the Causeway Coastal Route and walk where giants fought and changed the earth at the unique and stunning Giant’s Causeway then explore the historic villages of Glenarm and Ballycastle, along with several iconic locations from the TV series Game of Thrones.

Leaving Bangor in the morning, you head north, following the winding and magnificent Causeway Coastal Route. A truly sensational experience, the journey encapsulates the sweeping valleys and eternal beauty of The Emerald Isle. Along the way you make stops in Glenarm and Ballycastle as well as some splendid attractions.

In the afternoon, you enter Giant’s Causeway, where geological beauty and myth collide spectacularly.

Leaving Giant’s Causeway, we venture through iconic locations from the TV series, Game of Thrones, and discover the rich heritage of coastal Ireland.

Then you head back to your accommodation in Bangor, where you can relax with a craft beer in one hand and locally caught seafood in the other.

Day 3 - Castle Ward and Mourne Mountains

Journey across the “Narrows” of Strangford Loch by picturesque ferry and see where the Starks fought and lived at Castle Ward, Game of Throne’s Winterfell then follow in the footsteps of St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland and legendary snake destroyer and stand in awe on the Mourne Mountains with their granite majesty.

Beginning a new day of sights and adventures, you leave Bangor and set out along the Ards Peninsula. At Portaferry, we set off on the picturesque ferry across the “Narrows” of Strangford Loch, where you have ample time for photos, whilst taking in the sights, sounds and scents of the loch.

Then it’s off to Castle Ward, the location for Winterfell from Game of Thrones. You have the opportunity to discover where the famed and fictional Starks made their dwelling, and what living conditions would have been like for the real residents.

From here, you follow in the holy footsteps of St Patrick through his historic, beautiful country. You will have time for lunch here and perhaps a visit to Down Cathedral or the St Patrick’s centre.

Then it’s a stunning, winding drive into the Mourne Mountains, where you’ll stand in awe amongst the towering granite peaks.

From here we have a final stop at the shores of Carlingford Loch, before arriving in Dublin.

Belfast
60°
partly cloudy
59% humidity
wind: 7mph NE
H 60 • L 45
64°
Wed
68°
Thu
66°
Fri
70°
Sat
71°
Sun
Weather from Yahoo!

Important Information

  • Discounts for students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old).
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes.
  • One 15 kilogram bag per person.

Tour Inclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach.
  • Air conditioning as standard.
  • The stories and services of a driver-guide.

Departure Information

  • Departs 09.00 – Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.
  • Returns 19.00 approx.

Accommodation

  • We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre.
  • We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard.
  • The prices below are for guidance only.

B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard

  • The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other room in the house, and the price includes breakfast.
  • The cost is between €30.00 – €65.00 per night.

B&B En/suite

  • The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price.
  • The expected cost for a room, based on two people sharing, will be between €40.00 – €50.00 per person per night.
  • The expected cost for a single room will be between €45 – €60 per night.

Hotels

  • Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals.
  • Breakfast is included in the price.
  • The expected cost of Hotel is between €55 – €65 per person per night.

Hostels

  • A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds.
  • The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room.
  • Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals.
  • The cost is between €20 – €25 per person per night.
  • Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms.
  • Some independent hostels will offer mixed rooms (males and females together).


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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