This tailor-made package includes return travel to Belfast and coach travel throughout the holiday whilst in Northern Ireland. It includes from four nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in Belfast / Co. Antrim to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.
- Our suggested itinerary could include:
- A guided visit of Belfast City
- The Titanic Experience
- Visit to Donegal and a cruise of Donegal Bay
- Visit to the Giant's Causeway
- Visit to Bushmills & the Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
- Visit to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
- A guided visit of Derry
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - Arriving in Belfast we start with a guided panoramic tour of the highlights of Belfast city. This will include Victorian buildings, the Harland & Wolff shipyards, the imposing City Hall and the Shankill and Falls Road areas, where the late 20th century struggles were played out.
Day 2 - A guided tour of the city of Derry where both ancient and modern sights sit alongside one another in harmony. You can be sipping a cappuccino in the middle of a 21st century shopping centre, and a few minutes later you can be standing beside a 1595 cannon on ancient ramparts looking over streets and buildings that have survived for centuries. Prosperity and peace have made this compact city one of the most memorable to visit in the British Isles. A panoramic tour through Donegal, whose namecomes from the Irish 'Dun na nGall' meaning fort of the foreigner. Ireland's most northerly county has little in common with its neighbours in the Republic, either geographically or historically. Donegal's supreme appeal lies in the natural beauty of its coast, with windswept peninsulas, precipitous cliffs and a host of golden beaches that rival any in Europe. A leisurely cruise on Donegal Bay will take you asfar as the native seal colony.
Day 3 - The Giant's Causeway, known locally as the eighth wonder of the world has been long associated with the legendary Irish hero Finn McCool. Its basalt columns, which rise like stepping stones from the Atlantic, were in fact formed after a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Take the mini bus from the visitor centre to the Causeway or walk the mile or so along the cliff path and marvel at the breathtaking views. Bushmills developed with the water powered industries of the 1600's, to become one of the main centres for corn, flax, spade and whiskey production. The river once powered seven mills along its stretch through the village, one of the first mills in County Antrim existed here. At the top of the village you will find what Bushmills has become known worldwide for - the famous Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, managed by the National Trust spans a chasm some eighty feet deep. Its construction once consisted of a single rope hand-rail and widely spaced slats which the fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island. The single handrail was subsequently replaced by a two hand railed bridge, the current, caged bridge was installed by the National Trust in 2000. The area is exceptional in its natural beauty with incredible views. Larrybane Headland once stretched out towards Sheep Island and had a promontory fort on the top, dating to 800AD. Underneath large caves once served as home to boat builders and a safe resting place from winter storms.
Day 4 - The Titanic Quarter and Titanic Experience in Belfast opened in 2012, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the famous liner. Mount Stewart & Castle Ward (NT) is a stately home which is set on the shores of Strangford Lough. Taking a short ferry ride across the Lough we visit the House & Gardens and an “unwrapped” tour.
Day 5 - Drogheda and the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre.The Battle of the Boyne between King William III and his father-in-law, King James II, was fought on 1 July 1690. Both kings commanded their armies in person, 36,000 on the Williamite side and 25,000 on the Jacobite side - the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield. At stake were the British throne, French dominance in Europe and Religious power in Ireland.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.