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Giant's Causeway | Northern Ireland
FROM: USD $1,675 pp

Take in the best of Northern Ireland and the northern part of the Republic on this 5-day tour from Dublin. Join a city tour of Belfast and see the awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway. Explore the walled city of Derry, embrace the wild nature of Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal and visit Country Mayo, scene of the devastating potato famine of the 1840s. Admire the dramatic Atlantic coast, sample traditional Irish whiskey and explore beautiful Galway independently.

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Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
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Trip Highlights

Belfast - Take in the sights of Northern Ireland's capital on an included city tour and visit the Titanic Quarter
Sligo - Choose to visit the ancient megalithic tombs at Carrowmore, some of which date back more than 6,000 years
Galway - Explore this pretty coastal city independently, with time to browse the markets and visit a local pub for a drink
Giant's Causeway - Marvel at this incredible UNESCO-listed rock formation, one of the highlights of Northern Ireland
Glenveagh National Park - Soak up the rural scenery and admire the towering summit of Mount Errigal
Kilbeggan Distillery - Visit the oldest licensed distillery in the Republic of Ireland and try some of the traditional local whiskey

Included

4 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide 
All road tolls
4 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

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 sightseeing & Giant's Causeway

Dublin - Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Portrush. Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Leaving Dublin, we head to the Northern Irish capital of Belfast, a city renowned for its industrial heritage and tumultuous history. A brief city tour will give you a comprehensive overview of the capital's triumphs, tragedies, and essence. Afterward, we have the opportunity to explore the Titanic Quarter and indulge in a delightful lunch. The regenerated hub, where the iconic liner was constructed and launched in 1911, is home to the award-winning Titanic museum, HMS Caroline, and black cab tours.

Moving on from Belfast, we immerse ourselves in the serene and picturesque views of the Antrim Coast and Glens, designated an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As we travel along the sinuous roads from Ballycastle, prepare to be amazed by the splendid surroundings of the Giant's Causeway. This is where history, myth, and natural beauty converge into a breathtaking experience. This is perhaps the most famous attraction in Northern Ireland, sure to blow you away!

After admiring the iconic Giant's Steps, we complete our drive to the quaint fishing village of Portrush, where we spend the night.

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.
Overnight: Portrush

Day 2

Return to the Republic

Portrush - Derry - Donegal (Republic of Ireland). Our first visit today is Derry, a magnificent 17th-century walled city with seven captivating gates. In 2013, Derry was designated as the UK City of Culture. There is free time to explore here.

Leaving Northern Ireland, we cross back into the Republic and drive through County Donegal, where you'll discover breathtaking natural landscapes and a deep Gaelic heritage. As we make your way through scenic Glenveagh National Park, we will marvel at Mount Errigal's towering summit and pass by charming traditional fishing villages. You'll have ample time for leisurely strolls, taking snapshots, and immersing yourself in the local way of life before arriving at our overnight lodging in Donegal.
Overnight: Donegal  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Donegal coast, Sligo & Achill island

Donegal - Sligo - Achill - Westport. Travelling south, we take in the stunning coast of Donegal and enter County Sligo. The area boasts stunning mountain views of Benbulben. Carrowmore, located outside Sligo Town, offers the opportunity to visit the largest collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland, with some dating back over 6000 years.

Continuing west, we arrive in County Mayo, which was famously and devastatingly ravaged by the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. The winding roads through picturesque farmlands, bogs, and open moors offer views of distant hills and the Atlantic coast, where Achill Island can be found. Achill is connected to the mainland by a bridge, and we enjoy some time to appreciate the rugged landscape and peaceful beauty of the island. Then it's onward to Westport, where we will be staying for the next two nights.
Overnight: Westport  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Connemara National Park

Today we explore Westport and Connemara National Park, with a flexible itinerary that best suits the weather, as decided by our expert tour guide. Various options are available, such as visiting the magnificent Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Clifden (the site of the first transatlantic flight), the Sky Road and the Twelve Bens of Connemara. After an amazing day filled with exploration, we head back to Westport to indulge in the delicious local seafood at the top-rated restaurants in town.
Overnight: Westport  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Galway, whiskey & back to Dublin

Westport - Cong - Galway - Dublin. Driving through the rural heart of Connemara, we reach the charming town of Cong, which sits on the shore of Lough Corrib. The town is notable for being the filming location for the classic movie "The Quiet Man," and you are welcome to explore the local museum dedicated to the film. Alternatively, we recommend a visit to the stunningly renovated 12th-century Cong Abbey.

From Cong, we travel through the Maam Valley, a breathtaking pass flanked by gorgeous mountains. Reaching the vibrant harbor city of Galway, there is free time to delve into the traditional market culture, high-end restaurants, and pubs. Tuck into some delicious seafood to line the stomach before we move on to Kilbeggan Distillery, the country's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. After our visit, we make our way back to Dublin, and 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.

2023
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $2,255
USD $2,535
USD $2,185
USD $2,475
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Twin Share
Single Room
USD $1,735
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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.

2023
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $2,435
USD $3,185
USD $2,365
USD $3,125
USD $2,365
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USD $2,365
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USD $2,365
USD $3,125
USD $2,365
USD $3,125
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $1,955
USD $2,625
USD $1,955
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USD $1,955
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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Dublin
Ends
Dublin
Departs
Sundays & Wednesdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Ireland, Northern Ireland
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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