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Northern Ireland & the Atlantic Coast: Dublin to Dublin

Duration
6 Days
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US$ 1,228

From Dublin, combine the gentle beauty of the Antrim coast and glens with the wild and rugged west coast of Ireland. Add visits to Belfast, Londonderry and the Giant’s Causeway and you have a well rounded insight into some of Ireland’s most outstanding regions.


This small group experience (maximum 16 participants) gets you off the beaten track so you get a real feel for the country. Our guides are hand-picked for their pride and passion for their country. Transportation is in modern Mercedes Benz mini-coaches and accommodation is in 3 star country hotels.

Depart from Dublin heading north to the city of Belfast. Have a tour of the city which includes the Albert Memorial Clock Tower (compared to the Tower of Pisa), the Opera house, Queen’s University and the Botanical Gardens. Later enjoy the newly opened Titanic Experience where a recreated story of the World’s most famous ship is exhibited complete with interactive exhibition. Continue north into Antrim through its beautiful glens arriving at the coast at Ballycastle. From here, 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. Then travel to Portrush for overnight.

Depart the next morning for Londonderry and have a walking tour of this old walled city before heading west to Donegal stopping at the Sliabh Llag Peninsula, a picturesque mountain region with great views of the Atlantic Ocean. Arrive in Donegal for overnight accommodation.
The following day, travel through County Sligo associated with W. B. Yeats. Visit Carrowmore Cemetery with its 60 stone circles and passage tombs which are around 5000 years old and date back to the Stone Age. Also visit Ben Bulben, a rocky mountain formation. Later arrive at Achill Island in County Mayo, the largest island off the coast of the country with a long history and archaeological findings. Arrive at the town of Westport for a 2 night stay.

The next morning, explore Connemara, the land of mountains, rivers, lakes and small villages where the Gaelic language is still widely spoken. This area is the wildest and most remote part of the country. Travel through the wild mountainous Connemara National Park with its diverse flora and fauna. Visit attractive ancient Clifden, the largest town in Connemara and the Twelve Bens, a series of steep sided mountain peaks. The day will end with an 11 kilometre/7 mile drive on the Sky Road which takes in wonderful coastal scenery. Return to Westport.

Your next day brings a further exploration into Connemara including the village of Cong situated on an island. Stop at Cong Abbey with its interesting early Irish architecture dating back to the 12th Century. You will then visit the unusual Quiet Man Museum which depicts aspects of the 1951 movie of the name filmed here starring John Wayne. Continue to Galway City, a bustling town with a lively nightlife, charming pedestrian streets and numerous pubs and cafes. Then it is time to complete your journey heading back to Dublin.


 

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Accommodation in Dublin

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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.

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

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    Ashling Hotel



    The Ashling Hotel Dublin offers a great central location, adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins Barracks and on the Luas red line, making it the ideal choice for Dublin Hotels. The hotel is also only a short stroll away from St. James's ...

    The Ashling Hotel Dublin offers a great central location, adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins Barracks and on the Luas red line, making it the ideal choice for Dublin Hotels. The hotel is also only a short stroll away from St. James's Gate, making it the perfect choice for Guinness Storehouse Hotels. You'll know when you have arrived at the Ashling Hotel Dublin City - a genuinely warm welcome, spacious bedrooms, strategic location and friendly, professional staff - all combine to offer you a unique experience throughout your stay - the ideal hotel in Dublin!

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
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    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking
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    The Merrion Hotel



    The Merrion Hotel, located in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the capital's most luxurious five star hotel and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The Merrion Hotel is home to the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Cellar Bar ...

    The Merrion Hotel, located in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the capital's most luxurious five star hotel and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The Merrion Hotel is home to the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Cellar Bar and Restaurant and the intimate No. 23 Cocktail Bar. An impeccable restoration of four Georgian townhouses, The Merrion Hotel is a marriage of exquisite comfort, relaxed elegance and advanced guest facilities, including free Wi-Fi, an 18m pool, spa and gym. This luxury hotel is to be found in the heart of Georgian Dublin, opposite Government Buildings and a few minutes' walk from galleries, museums, the I.F.S.C, Dublin Convention Centre, pubs, restaurants and the shops of Grafton Street.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Services
    • Business Centre
    • Check-In Time
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Doctor on Call
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Porter Service
    • TV
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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    Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch



    Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is a perfectly situated Dublin City hotel with various cultural gems just a stone's throw away. Opposite our hotel sits one thousand year old Christ Church Cathedral which has stunning architecture and a unique heritage. Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is also ...

    Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is a perfectly situated Dublin City hotel with various cultural gems just a stone's throw away. Opposite our hotel sits one thousand year old Christ Church Cathedral which has stunning architecture and a unique heritage. Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is also located close to the Temple Bar Sector of the city, which offers a busy hub of food, drink and entertainment, and houses a plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes including the Hard Rock Cafe. Shopping is an easy 11 minute walk to Grafton Street where there is an extensive selection of high street stores with the beautiful St Stephens Green completing the route.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
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    Brooks Hotel



    Situated only minutes from Grafton Street in the fashionable heart of Dublin city, Brooks Hotel is the perfect place to stay, whether for business or pleasure. Most of the city's key attractions are within walking distance to the hotel and include: the best shopping streets ...

    Situated only minutes from Grafton Street in the fashionable heart of Dublin city, Brooks Hotel is the perfect place to stay, whether for business or pleasure. Most of the city's key attractions are within walking distance to the hotel and include: the best shopping streets in the capital, St. Stephen's Green, the Guinness storehouse the Irish parliament building, Dail Eireann, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and many popular art galleries, theatres, museums and entertainment venues. The Luas servicing Dundrum shopping centre is just a few minutes' walk away and the Dart station is only 10 minutes' walk from the hotel.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry
    • Library
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Room Service

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,228

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Day 1

Taxi Dublin Airport to Dublin City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel

The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The hotel is close to the shopping districts of the city making it the ideal Dublin City Centre Hotel for your business or leisure needs. The extension to the LUAS Red Line makes it easy for you to travel to the Three Arena Dublin and Convention Centre Dublin.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel

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    Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel



    The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention ...

    The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The hotel is close to the shopping districts of the city making it the ideal Dublin City Centre Hotel for your business or leisure needs. The extension to the LUAS Red Line makes it easy for you to travel to the Three Arena Dublin and Convention Centre Dublin.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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Day 2

Dublin to Belfast, the Antrim Coast and Giant's Causeway

Please make your own way to the starting point - opposite the Kilkenny Shop (Nassau St, Dublin) - for the 9:00am departure. Ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes early. This morning you will meet your tour guide in Dublin for the first leg of the Journey and take off for Belfast. You will have a tour of some of the key areas in the city and visit the redeveloped Titanic Quarter. In the afternoon head to the Antrim Coast and Glens. You will ride along the coastline from Ballycastle to the famous Giant's Causeway, which you can explore before heading to Portrush. Overnight in Portrush.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Ramada Portrush

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    Ramada Portrush



    The Ramada Portrush offers several exceptional services to make your stay in Northern Ireland the best it can possibly be. From a renovated restaurant and bar, to the high-speed wireless internet access available throughout the hotel, no detail has been spared. Spacious, comfortable guestrooms and ...

    The Ramada Portrush offers several exceptional services to make your stay in Northern Ireland the best it can possibly be. From a renovated restaurant and bar, to the high-speed wireless internet access available throughout the hotel, no detail has been spared. Spacious, comfortable guestrooms and friendly, courteous service are all part of the Ramada Portrush guest experience. Hotel rooms are a welcome, relaxing retreat, with plush beds, flat-screen televisions and Wi-Fi access. The central location is perfect for exploring local attractions including the historic Old Bushmills Distillery and the legendary basalt formations Giant's Causeway.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Elevator
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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Derry and Donegal

Today the first stop is in Derry, designated a UK City of Culture. Spend some time exploring the old city or one of the many museums or galleries before crossing the border back into the People's Republic of Ireland. Travel into one of the most remote parts of the country, County Donegal, with its stunning scenery and strong Gaelic culture. You will travel through national parks and fishing villages. It may be possible to drive around the Sliabh Liag peninsula before arriving at your overnight stop in Donegal. Overnight in Donegal.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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The Central Hotel

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    The Central Hotel



    Located in the Diamond at the heart of Donegal Town, The Central offers varied dining, regular live entertainment and complimentary leisure facilities. Owned by the White Hotel Group, the Central Hotel Donegal sits amid the town's 25 bars and restaurants and is a short walk ...

    Located in the Diamond at the heart of Donegal Town, The Central offers varied dining, regular live entertainment and complimentary leisure facilities. Owned by the White Hotel Group, the Central Hotel Donegal sits amid the town's 25 bars and restaurants and is a short walk from the famous Donegal Bay Waterbus. 'Just Williams' Carvery and a restaurant are both on-hand for meals, whilst the popular Upper Deck Bar plays host to regular live entertainment. The purpose-built leisure centre has a swimming pool, spa bath, steam room and gym - an excellent choice for a rainy day!

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Smoke Free Hotel
    • Spa Tub
    • Steam Room

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Carrowmore and County Mayo

Travel south from Donegal into County Sligo and to the resting place of the famous poet, W.B Yeats. Take in the mountain scenery of Ben Bulben and the largest collection of megalithic tombs in Carrowmore. The route turns westward into County Mayo, an area hit hard by the great potato famine. You arrive at the edge of Europe at Achill Island, an area of majestic peace and quiet. After a time here, you will travel to Westport where the evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Westport.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Mill Times Hotel

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    Mill Times Hotel



    Situated in the heart of the bustling town of Westport County Mayo, the Mill Times Hotel is a boutique hotel, with exceptional customer service standards. This independently run hotel is ideally located on Mill Street in the heart of this picturesque town. It is the ...

    Situated in the heart of the bustling town of Westport County Mayo, the Mill Times Hotel is a boutique hotel, with exceptional customer service standards. This independently run hotel is ideally located on Mill Street in the heart of this picturesque town. It is the perfect base to visit all the attractions that the Westport has on offer. Westport has recently become one of Ireland's first Smarter Travel Demo Town, one of three centres in Ireland. It aims to reduce car dependence and promote walking, cycling, car sharing and public transport.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Conference Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Parking
    • Reception
    • Telephone
    • TV

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Connemara

Today is a relatively flexible day in the Connemara region, and will depend on the weather or your group's preferences. Possibilities include Connemara National Park, a Killary fjord boat trip, Clifden, Sky Road, and the Twelve Bens of Connemara. Tonight in Westport, it is highly recommended you sample some local seafood. Overnight in Westport.

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Day 6

Cong and Galway

You leave Westport this morning and head inland through the heart of the Connemara to the village of Cong. Visit Cong Abbey, or the Quiet Man Museum, then pass through the Maam Valley to Galway city. You have some of the afternoon at your leisure in Galway before returning to Dublin. The tour ends back at the meeting point - opposite the Kilkenny Shop (Nassau St, Dublin) - around 7:00pm. You are free to make your own arrangements from here.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Tuesdays: 1 April to 30 September

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights' 3 star accommodation
  • 1 night hotel in Dublin
  • Airport transfer upon arrival 
  • Touring transportation in a Mercedes minicoach with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour
  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • Breakfast daily
  • All road tolls

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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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