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Cushendall Village Northern Ireland

9 Day Northern Welcome


  • Belfast
  • Nomadic & Titanic Building Belfast
  • Achill Island
  • Hands Across The Divide Derry
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Giant's Causeway Antrim Coast
  • Fanad Head Lighthouse Donegal
  • Galway City

From £1440 Land Only

2018 - 9 Day Northern Welcome
3 & 4 Star Holiday - 8 Nights /15 Meals

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Turf has been used as a fuel throughout Ireland for hundreds of years. Witness a turf-cutting demonstration and tea with scones at Causeway Coast Discovery Centre.
  • Local guides will share local lore and historical facts as you stroll through Derry, Westport and Galway.

Trip Highlights:

  • Belleek China
  • Donegal Castle
  • Down Cathedral
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Glasnevin Museum
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Westport House

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including a Cabra Castle welcome dinner, dinner at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant, and a traditional dinner and show at Merry Ploughboy Pub.

For further information and bookings please contact us:
E-mail:
  lesley@best-of-scotland.co.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)1592 752990
Fax:  +44 (0)1592 331680
Toll Free:  1-888 678 1567 USA/Canada


2018 NORTHERN WELCOME 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Day 1: DUBLIN ARRIVAL & CABRA CASTLE HOTEL

Your tour begins at Cabra Castle Hotel, 50 miles from Dublin Airport, so ensure you have made appropriate transfer arrangements. Cabra Castle Hotel is set on spacious grounds with a 9-hole golf course. Your tour starts at 2:00 pm in the hotel when you join your tour guide and fellow travellers for afternoon tea. In the evening enjoy a welcome drink and dine in the hotel restaurant.
(D)

Day 2: ST. PATRICK’S COUNTRY & TITANIC BELFAST
Admire the gentle slopes of the Mourne Mountains and peaceful coastline as you travel north to Down Cathedral. Tour the ancient cathedral and view the historical burial place of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, marked by a huge boulder. Drive to Belfast to join a local guide for a tour of central Belfast to see prominent buildings, political murals and the docks where the RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit the magnificent Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the story of this iconic liner.
(B, D)

Day 3: TURF CUTTING & GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim, one of Ireland’s popular scenic routes to discover lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. This area is where many scenes from the “Game of Thrones” series were filmed. Visit The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for tea with scones and a turf-cutting demonstration. Stop for photos at the sprawling ruins of Dunluce Castle. Visit the natural wonder that is Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Continue to Derry where you’ll have time to explore or relax before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 4: INISHOWEN PENINSULA & DERRY'S WALLS
Travel around the Inishowen Peninsula, a 100-mile scenic route. Drive alongside Lough Foyle, to Banba's Crown on Malin Head, the most northerly point of the Irish mainland, to admire stunning seascapes. Enjoy tea and scones with your fellow travellers at the Seaview Tavern before continuing towards Buncrana. Upon returning to Derry, join a local guide for a short walk around Derry’s medieval city walls that completely encircle the old city center. Learn about the development of the settlement throughout the centuries. Complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant for dinner.
(B, D)

Day 5: DONEGAL & BELLEEK POTTERY
Travel through rugged countryside with magnificent scenery to Donegal town where you will have some leisure time to explore independently. Vist Belleek Pottery, founded in the 19th century to bring employment to the area. See how craftspeople shape and decorate raw material to create the world-famous fine china. At a local farm, watch as a farmer works with skilled dogs to herd sheep. In Westport, a local guide will escort you on a gentle walk through this historic and planned town center before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 6: WESTPORT HOUSE & ACHILL ISLAND TOUR
Take a tour around the stately Westport House, which overlooks the ocean and contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain. Travel around Clew Bay, which is reputed to have 365 islands, to access Achill Island by bridge. Follow the Atlantic Drive to capture wonderful views of steeply-sloped mountains plunging into the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Near Slievemore see the Deserted Village and stop in Keel for a casual lunch. Return to Westport where the evening is free for independent exploration and dining.
(B, L)

Day 7: GALWAY, TULLAMORE DEW & MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB
Enjoy a gentle walking tour around central Galway to see Eyre Square, Galway Cathedral and the Spanish Arch. On Shop Street view the medieval Lynch’s Castle that gave the English language a new word. Then browse on your own through narrow streets that are closed to traffic. Travel through the center of Ireland to visit Tullamore Dew, to see whiskey production and savor a tasting at the end of the tour. Head to Dublin, for dinner and a lively traditional Irish show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub.
(B, D)

Day 8: DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING & GLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM
Take a morning guided tour of Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses with brightly-painted doors and the wide thoroughfare of O’Connell Street. Tour Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. Spend afternoon on an independent open-top bus tour and a visit to one attraction.
(B)

Day 9: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Hotels:

  • Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
  • Europa Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
  • Maldron Hotel Derry, Derry (2 nights)
  • Clew Bay Hotel, Westport (2 nights)
  • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin (2 nights)

Trip Highlights:

  • Belleek China
  • Donegal Castle
  • Down Cathedral
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Glasnevin Museum
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Westport House

All Tours Include:

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

9 days Dublin to Dublin
Start DUBLIN - End DUBLIN

Single room supplement: £487
The prices are land only and per person sharing a twin room

2018
Saturday 14 April 2018 £1535
Saturday 28 April 2018 £1560
Saturday 26 May 2018 £1590
Saturday 9 June 2018 £1590
Saturday 23 June 2018 £1590
Saturday 14 July 2018 £1630
Saturday 21 July 2018 £1630
Saturday 11 August 2018 £1630
Saturday 25 August 2018 £1630
Saturday 8 September 2018 £1615
Saturday 15 September 2018 £1615
Saturday 22 September 2018 £1615
Saturday 6 October 2018 £1535
Saturday 13 October 2018 £1440


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