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Glimpse of Ireland: The North

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 305

Starting and finishing in Dublin, on this self drive tour of the north of the Emerald Isle, you will have time to discover, at your leisure, historic sites, battlefields, Belfast itself, the Giant’s Causeway and above all, the beauty of the Irish countryside.


This self-drive tour begins in Dublin where you pick up your rental car. With an overnight here, you have time to explore the city with attractions such as O'Connell Street, the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and its Book of Kells, the Old Jameson Distillery and the many elegant Georgian Squares.

The following morning, drive north to Belfast through the Mountains of Mourne and to the Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, which tells the story of Ireland's patron saint. Visit Down Cathedral where he is reputed to be buried. On arrival in Belfast where you will have 2 nights’ accommodation, take a walk around the city and perhaps include the Albert Memorial Clock Tower (compared to the Tower of Pisa), the Opera house, Queen’s University and the Botanical Gardens. Also, consider a visit to the newly opened Titanic Experience where a recreated story of the World’s most famous ship is exhibited complete with interactive exhibitions.

The next day head further north to Antrim, through its beautiful glens arriving at the coast at Ballycastle. From here you will arrive at the fascinating spectacular Giants Causeway which is reputed to be 60 million years old. Legend has it that it was built by a fictitious Irish Giant under the sea all the way to Scotland to the east. Also take time to see Dunluce Castle, one of Northern Ireland's most iconic historic monuments and take in the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.
Return to Dublin via the Boyne Valley which includes the Newgrange Tomb, unbelievably older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids plus the site of the famous and bloody 17th Century Battle of the Boyne and the Hill of Tara, an ancient prehistoric site.

Arrive back in Dublin for one more night’s accommodation.

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 305

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Day 1

Arrive Dublin

Upon arrival at Dublin Airport, please pick up your car and drive to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure, so you have lots of time to explore Dublin with attractions like O'Connell Street and the post office spire, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and its Book of Kells, the Old Jameson Distillery, or the many elegant Georgian Squares. Overnight at hotel listed or a similar quality property.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Sandymount Hotel

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    Sandymount Hotel



    Providing its guests with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant boasting garden views, you'll not want for anything at Sandymount Hotel - the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking for business-friendly hotels in Dublin that are also located near a metro station. There are many great attractions ...

    Providing its guests with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant boasting garden views, you'll not want for anything at Sandymount Hotel - the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking for business-friendly hotels in Dublin that are also located near a metro station. There are many great attractions nearby, including Aviva Stadium, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, 3 Arena and Sandymount Beach. Enjoy a spot of lunch or an evening meal at the hotel's restaurant, where you're sure to find something to suit your taste. There is also a bar/lounge where guests can enjoy drinks after a long day.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fireplace
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

The Mourne Region and Belfast

Today you will depart Dublin and drive to Belfast. Travel through the scenic Mourne Region and to Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, which tells the story of Ireland's patron saint. On the theme of the patron saint visit Down Cathedral where he is reputed to be buried. Then continue driving toward Belfast, were you will come to beautiful Castle Ward, a walled estate overlooking Strangford Lough. When you arrive in Belfast, take some time to walk the city and admire the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian Architecture. You should also try and visit the incredible Titanic Museum. Overnight at hotel listed or a similar quality property.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Days Hotel Belfast

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    Days Hotel Belfast



    Featuring a superb location in the City Centre, Days Hotel Belfast City Centre offers great value for your money. The non-smoking hotel near Grand Opera House puts the best shops, bars, restaurants and cultural attractions at your fingertips. If you want a morning boost, treat ...

    Featuring a superb location in the City Centre, Days Hotel Belfast City Centre offers great value for your money. The non-smoking hotel near Grand Opera House puts the best shops, bars, restaurants and cultural attractions at your fingertips. If you want a morning boost, treat yourself to a breakfast buffet before heading out on your day. Unwind with a cocktail in the lounge and enjoy the convenience of on-site dining in the restaurant.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Restaurant

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Day 3

Antrim Coast and Giant's Causeway

Today you will travel through the 'Nine Glens of Antrim' before arriving in Ballycastle, the birthplace of wireless technology. Then, continue along the North Antrim coastline to the magnificent Giant's Causeway. Visit the world-famous basalt columns where we suggest you get one of the knowledgeable local tour guides, or pick up an audio guide and go at your own pace. Climb the Shepherd's Steps and hike along the cliff-top trail to get a bird's eye view of the beautiful causeway coast. Next you can visit Dunluce Castle which can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. The Bushmills Distillery is worth a visit as the oldest whiskey distillery in the world. Overnight at hotel listed or a similar quality property

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Day 4

Boyne Valley and Dublin

Today you will commence your journey back towards Dublin. Travel through Boyne Valley along the way region and see the many landmarks along the coast: Hill of Tara, Newgrange, and seat of the Irish High Kings. You can visit Old bridge house which tells the story of the Battle of Boyne. Continue to Dublin to see the city at night. Overnight at hotel listed or a similar quality property

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Sandymount Hotel

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    Sandymount Hotel



    Providing its guests with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant boasting garden views, you'll not want for anything at Sandymount Hotel - the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking for business-friendly hotels in Dublin that are also located near a metro station. There are many great attractions ...

    Providing its guests with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant boasting garden views, you'll not want for anything at Sandymount Hotel - the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking for business-friendly hotels in Dublin that are also located near a metro station. There are many great attractions nearby, including Aviva Stadium, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, 3 Arena and Sandymount Beach. Enjoy a spot of lunch or an evening meal at the hotel's restaurant, where you're sure to find something to suit your taste. There is also a bar/lounge where guests can enjoy drinks after a long day.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fireplace
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant

    More Details

Day 5

Depart from Dublin

This morning you will check out of your hotel and return your rental car to Dublin Airport. You are free to make your onward travel arrangements from here.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast daily

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Car rental
  • All other meals
  • All beverages
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS & 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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