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Flavours of the North: Dublin, Derry, Belfast & More

Duration
5 Days
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US$ 922

MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH: Join this escorted program to experience the warmth and marvels of Dublin, Derry, Belfast and the Giants Causeway. Along the way, you’ll see wonders old and new, visit the Titanic Belfast Experience, walk on city walls, and learn tales of Irish lore.


Focused on Northern Ireland, this memorable 5-day trip introduces you to this complex corner of the Emerald Isle, with beautiful sights such as the Giant’s Causeway.

Begin with a night in Dublin. Your first day is at leisure, so consider taking a tour of Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol, or the Guinness Storehouse. Meet with your guide after breakfast the following day and set out for Derry, stopping en route at an interactive outdoor museum devoted to Irish emigration to the Americas. Then immerse yourself in the charms of walled Derry, exploring its history and the culture that makes it so vibrant today.

Follow the Antrim Coast to Belfast, stopping to admire the basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Learn about the legend that connects it to Scotland, and capture some great photos before arriving in Belfast. A tour will take you to the most iconic sights, including Wolff Shipyard, where the RMS Titanic was built. It will also give you an insight into life during The Troubles, an era that still shapes Northern Irish politics and culture today. The following day, explore Titanic Belfast, a museum that looks at the ill-fated ship from every angle.

Return to Dublin for one more night and pick up any sights you might have missed before you depart. You might even want to extend your adventure with a few extra days in Dublin, or head west or south for a few days exploring the Republic of Ireland.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 922

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Day 1

Welcome to Ireland

Fáilte go hÉireann, and following arrival at Dublin Airport, transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon, and your hotel will be within walking distance of the city center. If you are interested in arranging an arrival transfer or activities for the afternoon, please speak with your Destination Specialist.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Academy Plaza Hotel

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    Academy Plaza Hotel



    An exceptional 3 star hotel, The Academy Plaza is perfect for any leisure traveler visiting Dublin looking for a mid priced hotel with fantastic location to experience everything the city has to offer. Rooms are very comfortable and proximity to all the renowned attractions is …

    An exceptional 3 star hotel, The Academy Plaza is perfect for any leisure traveler visiting Dublin looking for a mid priced hotel with fantastic location to experience everything the city has to offer. Rooms are very comfortable and proximity to all the renowned attractions is perfect. Guests can avail of the Clerys Q-Park facility which is situated across the road from the Hotel. This secure car park is open 24 hours a day and offers a discounted daily rate for Academy Plaza guests. Ideally located just a few steps away from Dublin's bustling O'Connell Street, Academy Plaza Hotel is a 5 minute walk from Connolly Train Station and just a short stroll from the Writers Museum and the lively nightlife of Temple Bar. There is an air coach stop at the Academy Plaza, which is next to the hotel and is a cost effective method of getting to/from Dublin Airport. The 304 contemporary air conditioned bedrooms are decorated in rich colours. Rooms feature flat-screen LCD televisions, work desks, laptop sized safe and marble-finished bathrooms. There is also complimentary wireless internet and tea and coffee facilities.

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Day 2

Dublin to Derry

After breakfast, meet with your English-speaking guide and driver and depart Ireland's capital, traveling to County Derry. En route, stop at the Ulster American Folk Park, an outdoor museum of emigration which tells the story of millions of people who left Irish shores. Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full-scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share. Continue onward to Derry City and on arrival enjoy a walking tour on Derry City Walls with a local guide. Your tour will showcase the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland. These famous walls, which date back to the early part of the seventeenth century, have survived several sieges. There are fine views from the top of the walls, which encircle the old city, a circuit of one mile. By walking on Derry City's Walls, you have splendid views of cathedrals and churches, you will learn about the historical events that shaped the city and explore attractions such as The Bogside, The People's Gallery murals, The Diamond, the Tower Museum and the Guildhall.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Everglades Hotel

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    Everglades Hotel



    The Everglades Hotel is a stylish first choice for visitors to Northern Ireland's fascinating second city. Overlooking the River Foyle with views across to the hills of Donegal, the hotel provides a bright and comfortable welcome to Derry/Londonderry, the lively heritage and cultural centre of …

    The Everglades Hotel is a stylish first choice for visitors to Northern Ireland's fascinating second city. Overlooking the River Foyle with views across to the hills of Donegal, the hotel provides a bright and comfortable welcome to Derry/Londonderry, the lively heritage and cultural centre of the North West. Located only a five minute drive from the bustling, historic and dynamic City Centre, the Everglades is an ideally located for exploring and experiencing everything this City has to offer.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Newsstand
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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Day 3

Giants Causeway and Belfast

This morning depart Derry and travel along the Antrim coast to Belfast, visiting the Giant's Causeway en route. The Causeway was formed more than 60 million years ago when red-hot lava erupted onto the surface of the earth and was cooled by the sea to form the columns which make up the Giant's Causeway. Legend tells a different story however that Finn Mac Cumhaill (McCool) built the Causeway over the sea to Scotland in order to fight his arch enemy, Fingal, who had started his own path. The two had never met before and when Finn heard the heavy footsteps of Fingal he turned back. Helped by his wife, Finn dressed up as a baby and when Fingal arrived and saw Finn, Fingal assumed the baby's father would be much bigger. This scared him and he went running home, destroying the causeway behind him.

Continue to Belfast and enjoy a guided tour of Belfast City. This is an excellent way to discover Belfast and will take in the leaning Albert Memorial Clock Tower (Ireland's answer to the leaning Tower of Pisa), the Opera House, passing City Hall, the Crown Bar (dating from 1885), Queens University and the Botanic Gardens along the way. You will also visit the Harland & Wolff Shipyard, where the Titanic was built and launched in 1912. A visit to the Shankill & Falls Roads will be of interest as it will give the visitor an indication of how life was in Belfast during "The Troubles".

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

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    Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre



    This lovely hotel is in Belfast. There are a total of 178 bedrooms on the premises. This hotel was established in 2018. Wi-Fi internet connection is available for further comfort and convenience. Visitors are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception. Cots are available at …

    This lovely hotel is in Belfast. There are a total of 178 bedrooms on the premises. This hotel was established in 2018. Wi-Fi internet connection is available for further comfort and convenience. Visitors are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception. Cots are available at this accommodation. Communal areas are wheelchair accessible at this hotel. No pets are allowed on the premises. Corporate travellers may avail for business facilities and services.

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Day 4

Titanic Belfast

This morning, visit the Titanic Belfast Experience. Located in the heart of Belfast, Titanic Belfast recreates the story of the world's most famous liner in a new iconic, six-floor building right beside the historic site of the original ship's construction. Highlights include views of the slipways where the Titanic was launched, and the voyage to the bottom of the sea in the unique Ocean Exploration Centre.

Depart Belfast and travel back to Dublin. On arrival, enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin. You will first explore the north side of the city which offers striking monuments such as the G.P.O. (General Post Office) on O'Connell Street and Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The city's south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares and is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle and two Anglican Cathedrals.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Academy Plaza Hotel

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    Academy Plaza Hotel



    An exceptional 3 star hotel, The Academy Plaza is perfect for any leisure traveler visiting Dublin looking for a mid priced hotel with fantastic location to experience everything the city has to offer. Rooms are very comfortable and proximity to all the renowned attractions is …

    An exceptional 3 star hotel, The Academy Plaza is perfect for any leisure traveler visiting Dublin looking for a mid priced hotel with fantastic location to experience everything the city has to offer. Rooms are very comfortable and proximity to all the renowned attractions is perfect. Guests can avail of the Clerys Q-Park facility which is situated across the road from the Hotel. This secure car park is open 24 hours a day and offers a discounted daily rate for Academy Plaza guests. Ideally located just a few steps away from Dublin's bustling O'Connell Street, Academy Plaza Hotel is a 5 minute walk from Connolly Train Station and just a short stroll from the Writers Museum and the lively nightlife of Temple Bar. There is an air coach stop at the Academy Plaza, which is next to the hotel and is a cost effective method of getting to/from Dublin Airport. The 304 contemporary air conditioned bedrooms are decorated in rich colours. Rooms feature flat-screen LCD televisions, work desks, laptop sized safe and marble-finished bathrooms. There is also complimentary wireless internet and tea and coffee facilities.

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Day 5

Farewell

After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to Dublin airport for your departure flight home under your own arrangements. If you would like to extend your stay or arrange a departure transfer, please speak with your Destination Specialist.

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DEPARTURES:

2023: April 7, 21; May 5, 19; June 9, 30; July 14; August 4. 25; September 8, 23;
October 6, 13

PRICE INCLUDES: 

  • 4 Nights in moderate to first-class accommodations
  • 3 Day small-group tour in modern motor-coach with professional driver (max 29 guests)
  • English-speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Admission to Ulster American Folk Park
  • Walking tour on Derry City Walls
  • Visit to the Giant's Causeway
  • Guided tour of Belfast
  • Admission to Titanic Belfast
  • Panoramic tour of Dublin
  • Porterage x1 piece of luggage in and out of hotels
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1), 1 dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (available for purchase)
  • International and domestic airfare and taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and beverages not listed as included

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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