This is a tour that will take you to the very heart of the beauty, history, culture and politics of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Along the way we will visit two UNESCO world heritage sites, explore the turbulent and passionate history of the gritty city of Belfast, marvel at the stunning landscapes of the justly famous Causeway coast, including spectacular Game of Thrones locations, walk in the footsteps of royalty and US Presidents at Hillsborough Castle, sample some of the finest food and drink we have to offer, and visit the pivotal city of Derry. And of course, mighty craic (fun) every day!
This 10-day odyssey showcases the best of Northern Ireland and crosses the border into glorious County Donegal, where the 1500 miles of the Wild Atlantic Way begin. We will be visiting two UNESCO world heritage sites, exploring the energy and optimism of the transformed city of Belfast, drinking in the stunning landscapes along the Causeway coast, dropping in on ancient castles, walking in the footsteps of royalty and US Presidents, sampling some of the finest food, drink and hospitality in the world, touring the pivotal city of Derry and treating your senses to the rugged raw beauty of Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way.
August 24 - Sept 02
Come with us on our classic Ireland tour, taking in the Ring of Kerry, Killarney’s blue lakes, the ancient Rock of Cashel, the haunting Doo Lough and so many more highlights. Experience the bustling Latin Quarter of Galway and its great music scene, and relax in the tranquil beauty of the Connemara countryside. You’ll be blown away by some of Ireland’s most stunning landscapes, hear the tales of the complex sweep of Irish history, watch farmers herd their sheep, marvel at a Stone Circle older than the Pyramids, and see how the Irish-speaking locals in the Aran Islands have maintained their traditional way of life over centuries. We guarantee you’ll see at least 39 of our 40 shades of green as we visit the Ireland you always imagined!
This is an active tour for active people of all ages. Come with us as we hike three of Ireland’s most iconic and beautiful peaks: Slieve Donard, Errigal and Croagh Patrick. We will drive through some of the most glorious, soul-stirring landscapes this island has to offer. Get ready to be blown away by the Emerald Isle you always imagined, as its stunning vistas and forty shades of green reveal themselves from on high. Castles, lakes, saints and scholars, spectacular Game of Thrones locations, ancient sites and legend all come together to create memories to last a lifetime. See the showstopping Giant’s Causeway, walk in the footsteps of Saint Patrick, feel the breeze of the magnificent Atlantic as it kisses Ireland’s shore, and return home restored and revitalized by the energy of Ireland!
Either a full day or a half-day walking and driving tour of the highlights of Belfast city, taking in the Peace Wall, the political murals, Stormont Government Buildings, Queen’s University Belfast, City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Harland and Wolff shipyard and more. Learn about our complex and difficult past and see for yourself the city’s transformation into one of the most dynamic destinations in Europe.
Come with us on a stunning road trip along the beautiful Causeway coast. Walk on the stones of the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, steeped in myth and legend, and one of the most remarkable sights in Europe. Visit Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, the oldest licensed distillery in the world, take the exhilarating rope bridge challenge across to tiny Carrick-a-Rede Island and see the ruins of the 500-year-old Dunluce Castle, perched dramatically on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic.
This is a 2-hour musical walking tour through East Belfast where Van Morrison was born and raised. Belfast has always been a city of vibrant musical cultures, and Van the Man is without doubt the greatest ever representative of that culture. Get into the mystic and the music as we walk the streets that inspired such classics as Cyprus Avenue, Brown Eyed Girl and On Hyndford Street.
Follow the Saint Patrick’s Trail through a host of Christian sites at Bangor, the Ards Peninsula, Downpatrick and Armagh to uncover just how strong Northern Ireland’s links are with our patron saint. Learn the history and legend of man who converted Ireland to Christianity, and who is celebrated the world over on March 17.
Visit the most intact walled city in Ireland, which has played a pivotal role in many key moments of Ireland’s turbulent history, from the 6th century to the outbreak of the Troubles in the 1960s. We will walk the 17th century walls and see their seven gates, and also St Columb’s Cathedral, the Peace Bridge, Tower Museum and the thought-provoking political murals of the Bogside, Free Derry Corner and the Bloody Sunday memorial monument.
The success of Game of Thrones has fuelled interest in the stunning real-world locations used to depict the fantasy land of Westeros. Northern Ireland is home to the breathtaking scenery which provides the backdrop for everything from Winterfell to the Dothraki Sea. Travel along the world-famous Causeway coastal route and stop at some of the spectacular filming locations used in the award-winning HBO series. Some of the many highlights include the Cushendun Cave where Melisandre gave birth to the Shadow Creature, Balintoy where Theon Greyjoy arrived back to Pyke Harbour, and the Dark Hedges where Arya Stark made her escape.
With spectacular and varied panoramas, the Mountains of Mourne is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The clean air and stunning vistas entice adventurers and relaxation seekers alike. On this day-tour we will also visit Tollymore Forest Park, see some Game of Thrones locations, feel the silence in the Silent Valley, and enjoy the bustling seaside town of Newcastle.
Travelling as a group of friends? Coming to Ireland as a family group? Then perhaps you’d prefer a tailor-made itinerary.
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