Cities of
Northern Ireland

Starting From:

$1,155 Per Person Sharing Double or Twin 

$1,735 Per Person Single Room



Highlights:

  • 7 Overnight Stays: 1 Dublin, 3 Belfast, 2 Derry + 1 Cavan Castle Stay.,
  • City Sightseeing Tours in Belfast & Dublin & Walking Tour of The Walled City of Derry.
  • Visit to Titanic Belfast, The Museum of Free Derry + Ulster American Folk Park.
  • Visit to the Giants Causeway, Hillsborough Castle & Gardens + St. Patrick’s Experience.

Cities of Northern Ireland – Package Details

9 Days in Ireland + Northern Ireland ~ Travel Dates: Mar, May or Oct 2018

Hotels


Inclusions:

  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily (Except Morning of Arrival)
  • Dublin Airport Round-trip Transfer
  • Luxury Air-Conditoned Coach & Driver-Guide Throughout
  • All Taxes, Fees & Service Charges Included

Features:

  • Dublin City Sightseeing Tour, Dublin
  • St. Patrick’s ‘Town’ + Down Cathedral, Down
  • Belfast City Sightseeing Tour, Belfast
  • Titanic Belfast, Belfast
  • Hillsborough Castle + Gardens, Antrim 
  • The Giants Causeway, Antrim 
  • Derry City Walking Tour, Derry
  • The Museum of Free Derry, Derry
  • Ulster American Folk Park, Tyrone

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1                          Heading for the Emerald Isle

Today we start our journey by flying across the United States and taking an overnight flight across the Atlantic Sea to Ireland.

 

Day 2                          Welcome to Ireland

This morning we will land in Dublin Airport and once you proceed through to the arrivals area, you will be met and transferred to your first destination, Dublin City, the small capital with a huge reputation.

We will take a panoramic sightseeing tour of Dublin to see local landmarks and historic buildings like the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street and Trinity College, housing the Book of Kells as well as much more.

We will check-in to our hotel and after than introduction to Dublin, you are free to explore this famous city in your own way. With attractions like Guinness Storehouse, EPIC Ireland and St. Patrick’s Cathedral all nearby, Dublin has something for everyone to enjoy. Celebrate your first night in Ireland at the cultural heart of Dublin City, Temple Bar. This area on the south bank of the River Liffey is bursting with pubs, restaurants, galleries and great craic each and every night – enjoy! Overnight: Dublin Hotel    

 

Day 3                          Next Stop…The North       

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, we will say farewell to Dublin to embark on new adventures in the unmissable Northern Ireland and its capital city, Belfast. On route, we will visit Down Cathedral, a Church of Ireland cathedral built in 1183 where Ireland’s patron saint St. Patrick’s remains are buried in the graveyard. We will also visit The Saint Patrick Visitor Centre to explore the legacy of Patrick, ancient and modern, and recall the saint’s own story in his own words.

Later, we will reach Belfast, the transformed city famous in equal parts for the birthplace of the Titanic, the notorious history of Northern Ireland and its quality driven hospitality scene – which you can enjoy tonight! Overnight: Belfast Hotel

 

Day 4                          Exploring Titanic’s Hometown

Fill up on your Irish Breakfast this morning and get set to explore Belfast! We will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Belfast, taking in all areas including the City Centre, the Protestant neighborhood of Shankill Road, the Catholic neighborhood of Falls Road and the Titanic Quarter. We will stop in the Titanic Quarter to visit Titanic Belfast and experience the story of the Titanic in an innovative, interactive and insightful way. Titanic Belfast, which was awarded the world’s number one attraction in 2016, takes you through nine galleries, telling the story of RMS Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.

Afterwards, you are free to spend the remainder of your afternoon in Belfast as you please. Check out Victoria Square for some shopping or get a history lesson at the Ulster Museum. Enjoy Belfast tonight which offers everything from fine dining, brasseries and bistros to gastro pubs, cafes and some of the best fish and chips around. From quick drinks to cocktail lounges – you are sure to find something to your taste, enjoy! Overnight: Belfast Hotel

 

Day 5                          A Day Well Spent in Belfast

This morning we will enjoy our breakfast and head out for a unique Northern Ireland visit. We will visit Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, a working royal palace functioning as the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland and the home of the Secretary of State since the 1970s. We will enjoy a tour of the Castle, a late Georgian mansion built in the 1770s and later remodeled in the 19th and early 20th centuries, to visit the elegant State Rooms, still in use today, including the majestic Throne Room and graceful Drawing Room.

We will return to the city later to enjoy the remainder of the evening as you please. Overnight: Belfast Hotel

 

Day 6                          Unique Experiences in Northern Ireland

Finish up your breakfast this morning as we set out for a day to remember. We will depart Belfast this morning to reach our next destination, Derry, Northern Ireland’s second-largest city. Derry~Londonderry is an artistic and cultural hub which was awarded the first City of Culture in 2013.

On route, we will journey via the Causeway Coastal Route which is dubbed one of the best coastal drives in the world. Known locally as ‘The Glens’, it stretches between two of Northern Ireland’s main cities and brings you past breathtaking scenery. If you haven’t heard about it already, this route winds between picturesque villages and unforgettable scenic locations. Cherish your experience taking place amongst an ever-changing tapestry of scenery, colors and a dramatic coastal backdrop which will take your breath away.        

We will then reach the world famous Giant’s Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, which is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, this is the focal point for a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has attracted visitors for centuries. It harbors a wealth of local and natural history. Other noteworthy items include: a Spanish Armada shipwreck site (‘La Girona’) & many traces of the legendary giant – Finn MacCool.

We will arrive and check into our hotel and you are then free to enjoy the urban vibes of Derry~Londonderry. Be sure not to miss out on a pint in one of Derry’s fine drinking establishments. Whether you are looking for a stylish wine bar or a laid-back local pub, a friendly atmosphere and good music is often to be expected. Overnight: Derry Hotel

 

Day 7                          Introducing the Walled City

After a hearty Irish breakfast this morning, we will set out for a day of sightseeing in Derry, Ireland’s only remaining walled city. We will enjoy a guided walking tour of the city which condenses 1,500 years of social, cultural and religious history into an insightful story recounting Irish emigration to America and local Irish history. Derry is still making history as the opposing communities continue to work together towards a lasting settlement of disagreements.

Next, we will visit The Museum of Free Derry which opened in 2007 in order to tell the story of what happened in the city during the period 1968 – 1972, popularly known as ‘Free Derry’, and including the civil rights era, Battle of the Bogside, Internment, Bloody Sunday and Operation Motorman. The Museum of Free Derry exists to remember and understand the local history of the city and its contribution to the ground breaking civil rights struggle which erupted in Derry in the mid-1960s and culminated in the massacre on Bloody Sunday. We will hear the stories from the point of view of those who were most involved in and affected by these events.

Following this, we will return to Derry where you are free to make the most of your last night in the city. Check out the Peace Bridge, Ebrington Square, and the waterfront and Guildhall area to make the most of the city’s splendid riverside setting. Overnight: Derry Hotel


Day 8                          Last Stops in the North

Refuel on your leisurely breakfast as we bid Derry farewell as we embark on a luxurious stay in Cabra Castle in Co. Cavan, known as the ‘Lake Country’ as supposedly there is a lake for every day of the year (including leap years). 

On our way to Cavan, we will stop in the heather-clad hills of Co. Tyrone at The Ulster American Folk Park, a colorful indoor and outdoor museum exploring the story of Irish emigration to the New World. You will be immersed into in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life.

Afterwards, we will arrive and check into Cabra Castle, the magnificent 19th century 4 star castle which is set on 100 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and parkland. Enjoy your surroundings before meeting later to share a farewell dinner together. Reflect on the memories, friendships and magic created during your stay in Ireland and toast to a successful trip in the Emerald Isle. Overnight: Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan

 

Day 9                          Homeward Bound…

Pack your bags as we head for Dublin Airport where you will board your flight for home. Carry on your photos and memories and bring a bit of the Emerald Isle home with you. ‘The Land of One Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ will be expecting you again soon.

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