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An express tour of Northern Ireland that starts and ends in the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin. See the sights of Belfast on a city tour and roam the infamous Titanic Quarter independently. See the famous estate at Mount Stewart and drive along the picturesque Causeway Coastal Route to the UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway - perhaps Northern Ireland's most famous site. Ride the ferry across Strangford Lough, explore Castle Ward (Winterfell in Game of Thrones) and enjoy sweeping views of the Mourne Mountains.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates
Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Belfast - Join a guided sightseeing tour of the Northern Irish capital, and wander the Titanic Quarter independently
Giant's Causeway - Marvel at the spectacular geological formations of this UNESCO-listed site, Northern Ireland's best-known attraction
Castle Ward - Roam the castle of Ned, Sansa and Arya Stark as you explore the setting of Winterfell from hit TV show Game of Thrones
Bangor - Spend two nights in this cosy seaside city, just a few miles from Belfast city centre
Strangford Lough - Cross Northern Ireland's largest sea lough by ferry, taking in the idyllic views
Mourne Mountains - Enjoy even more of Northern Ireland's spectacular scenery as you cross the towering peaks of the Mourne Mountains en route back to Dublin

Included

2 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide 
Strangford Lough ferry
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Belfast & Bangor

Dublin - Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Bangor. Welcome to your Northern Ireland adventure! Departing from the capital of the Republic, Dublin, we head north through stunning countryside to reach Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.

Our brief city tour delves into Belfast's triumphs, tragedies, and soul. There is free time for you to explore the Titanic Quarter, which is a vibrant hub that was regenerated and where the famous liner was constructed and launched in 1911.

Leaving Belfast, we head into County Down, arriving at the world-renowned Mount Stewart Estate and Gardens, managed by the National Trust. After immersing ourselves in the stunning beauty of the 19th-century estate, we complete our drive to the charming seaside town of Bangor.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:00) - Dublin Nassau Street Pick Up, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

Accommodation: Ennislare House, Shelleven House or similar
Overnight: Bangor

Day 2

The Giant's Causeway

Today's sightseeing begins with a northward drive along the Causeway Coastal Route. The landscape features stunning valleys and timeless beauty that Ireland is well-known for. The tour includes planned stops at Glenarm and Ballycastle with an opportunity to visit famous attractions along the way.

This afternoon, we arrive at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO-listed geological formation that fascinates with an alluring blend of natural wonders and legends. After visiting Giant’s Causeway and learning more about the site, we continue to explore the coastal heritage of Ireland. We may also have time to visit the famous Dark Hedges, which starred in hit television series Game of Thrones as the King's Road (travel time dependent).

Returning to Bangor, the evening is free to unwind with a refreshing craft beer and some locally caught seafood.

Accommodation: Ennislare House, Shelleven House or similar
Overnight: Bangor  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Strangford Lough ferry & Game of Thrones

Bangor - Strangford Lough - Castle Ward - Dublin (Republic of Ireland). We leave Bangor behind today and drive along the scenic Ards Peninsula. Reaching the small town of Portaferry, we enjoy a picturesque ferry ride across Strangford Lough, capturing the stunning sights, sounds, and scents of the lough while taking ample time for photographs.

Reaching dry land, our next stop is Castle Ward. This 18th-century National Trust property was also used in the filming of Game of Thrones, featuring as Winterfell, home of the Starks. We can explore the castle and learn about the living conditions of the castle's real residents.

Continuing through St Patrick's country, we may have time to visit the Down Cathedral or the St. Patrick's Centre. We then head into the Mourne Mountains and can stop to admire the towering granite peaks. We also enjoy the vista of Carlingford Lough before crossing back into the Republic of Ireland and making our way back to Dublin, where our tour comes to an end.

Please note: This tour ends at 19:00 - Dublin Nassau Street Drop Off, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
25 Jul - 27 Jul 25% off
€905
€679
€935
€701
15 Aug - 17 Aug 25% off
€905
€679
€935
€701
22 Aug - 24 Aug 25% off
€905
€679
€935
€701
29 Aug - 31 Aug 25% off
€905
€679
€935
€701
05 Sep - 07 Sep 25% off
€905
€679
€935
€701
19 Sep - 21 Sep 25% off
€905
€679
€935
€701
26 Sep - 28 Sep 25% off
€905
€679
€935
€701
03 Oct - 05 Oct 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
10 Oct - 12 Oct 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
24 Oct - 26 Oct 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
12 Dec - 14 Dec 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
19 Dec - 21 Dec 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Jan - 04 Jan 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
16 Jan - 18 Jan 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
06 Mar - 08 Mar 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
13 Mar - 15 Mar 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
20 Mar - 22 Mar 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
27 Mar - 29 Mar 25% off
€855
€641
€885
€664
03 Apr - 05 Apr 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
10 Apr - 12 Apr 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
17 Apr - 19 Apr 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
24 Apr - 26 Apr 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
01 May - 03 May 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
08 May - 10 May 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
15 May - 17 May 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
22 May - 24 May 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
29 May - 31 May 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
05 Jun - 07 Jun 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
12 Jun - 14 Jun 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
19 Jun - 21 Jun 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
26 Jun - 28 Jun 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
03 Jul - 05 Jul 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
10 Jul - 12 Jul 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
17 Jul - 19 Jul 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
24 Jul - 26 Jul 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
31 Jul - 02 Aug 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
07 Aug - 09 Aug 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
14 Aug - 16 Aug 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
21 Aug - 23 Aug 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
28 Aug - 30 Aug 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
04 Sep - 06 Sep 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
11 Sep - 13 Sep 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
18 Sep - 20 Sep 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
25 Sep - 27 Sep 25% off
€1,015
€761
€1,085
€814
02 Oct - 04 Oct 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
09 Oct - 11 Oct 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
16 Oct - 18 Oct 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
23 Oct - 25 Oct 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776
30 Oct - 01 Nov 25% off
€965
€724
€1,035
€776

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Bed & Breakfast, Enniskillen

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

On this tour, you will stay in bed and breakfast properties (B&Bs). These are usually smaller residential properties, with just a handful of guest rooms. You’ll have a bedroom, bathroom and often, access to a communal dining room for breakfast. Rooms will always be clean and comfortable, with a private bathroom. Bathrooms are usually en-suite, but on rare occasions, access may be via a communal hallway. This means that the bathroom will still be private and only for your personal use, but it is not en-suite (located in the room). You will need to leave the room to use the bathroom.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
25 Jul - 27 Jul 25% off
€935
€701
€1,245
€934
15 Aug - 17 Aug 25% off
€935
€701
€1,245
€934
22 Aug - 24 Aug 25% off
€935
€701
€1,245
€934
29 Aug - 31 Aug 25% off G
€935
€701
€1,245
€934
05 Sep - 07 Sep 25% off G
€935
€701
€1,245
€934
19 Sep - 21 Sep 25% off G
€935
€701
€1,245
€934
26 Sep - 28 Sep 25% off
€935
€701
€1,245
€934
03 Oct - 05 Oct 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
10 Oct - 12 Oct 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
24 Oct - 26 Oct 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
12 Dec - 14 Dec 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
19 Dec - 21 Dec 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Jan - 04 Jan 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
16 Jan - 18 Jan 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
06 Mar - 08 Mar 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
13 Mar - 15 Mar 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
20 Mar - 22 Mar 25% off G
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
27 Mar - 29 Mar 25% off
€885
€664
€1,195
€896
03 Apr - 05 Apr 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
10 Apr - 12 Apr 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
17 Apr - 19 Apr 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
24 Apr - 26 Apr 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
01 May - 03 May 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
08 May - 10 May 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
15 May - 17 May 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
22 May - 24 May 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
29 May - 31 May 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
05 Jun - 07 Jun 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
12 Jun - 14 Jun 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
19 Jun - 21 Jun 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
26 Jun - 28 Jun 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
03 Jul - 05 Jul 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
10 Jul - 12 Jul 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
17 Jul - 19 Jul 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
24 Jul - 26 Jul 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
31 Jul - 02 Aug 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
07 Aug - 09 Aug 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
14 Aug - 16 Aug 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
21 Aug - 23 Aug 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
28 Aug - 30 Aug 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
04 Sep - 06 Sep 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
11 Sep - 13 Sep 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
18 Sep - 20 Sep 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
25 Sep - 27 Sep 25% off
€1,085
€814
€1,415
€1,061
02 Oct - 04 Oct 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
09 Oct - 11 Oct 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
16 Oct - 18 Oct 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
23 Oct - 25 Oct 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024
30 Oct - 01 Nov 25% off
€1,025
€769
€1,365
€1,024

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Dublin
Ends
Dublin
Departs
Thursdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Countries
Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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