Best of the North

8 Day Tour

Discover the beautiful wild landscapes in the north of the Irish island. Explore Northern Ireland’s capital city Belfast to learn about its history and culture before heading to Giant’s Causeway, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 37,000 interlocking basalt columns rising out of the sea create a stunning spectacle.

Day 1

Take the DFDS Seaways night ferry crossing from Amsterdam/ IJmuiden to Newcastle

We are happy to send you a program which is adapted to your flight schedule. Please get in touch with us if you would like this.

Day 2

Upon arrival in Newcastle travel through the Scottish Borders and continue to Cairnryan. In the afternoon catch the ferry to Northern Ireland.

2 overnight stays including half-board in Belfast.

Day 3

Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Belfast. On the one hand this city is packed with history and culture and on the other hand with modern shopping facilities. In the afternoon visit the Titanic Belfast which is located in the Titanic Quarter, right beside the historic site of the world famous ship’s construction. Afterwards there will be free time to explore the Titanic Quarter independently.

Day 4

Today explore the beautiful Antrim Coast. While in the area, it may be possible to visit Old Bushmills Distillery – one of the oldest and most prestigious distilleries and manufacturer of the famous Bushmills Whiskey. Afterwards visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant’s Causeway. This stunning natural spectacle is made up of 37,000 massive interlocking basalt columns sticking out of the sea.

Overnight stays including half-board in the Letterkenny area.

Day 5

The first famous sight of the day is the table-top Ben Bulben Mountain in County Donegal. After seeing this continue through the fascinating scenery of Connemara to Clew Bay where the beautiful city of Westport is located. There will be a short stopover at Killary Harbour before reaching the lively city of Galway which is famous for its many typical Irish pubs.

Overnight stay including half-board in the Galway/Clare area.

Day 6

Travel to the charming city of Dublin and enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour. Afterwards there will be some free time to explore famous sights such as the historical Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral. To end the day, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the River Liffey.

Overnight stay including half-board in the Dublin area.

Day 7

In the morning catch the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. Continue through North Wales and England to Hull to embark on the P&O night ferry in the evening.

Day 8

The homeward journey to Rotterdam/Zeebrugge continues by coach.

Interested in organising a tour with us?

Call us on: +44 (0) 20 8861 9300

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Accommodation

5 overnight stays including half-board in traditional middle class hotels:

  • 2x in Belfast
  • 1x in the Letterkenny area
  • 1x in the Galway/Clare area
  • 1x in the Dublin area

Arrival by ferry

  • Ferry crossing Amsterdam/ IJmuiden – Newcastle with DFDS Seaways for coach and passengers
  • Ferry crossing Hull – Rotterdam/ Zeebrugge with P&O Ferries for coach and passengers
  • Overnight on board in inside double cabins incl. shower/WC and English breakfast buffet
  • Ferry crossing Cairnryan – Belfast/ Larne and Dublin – Holyhead for coach and passengers

Arrival by air

  • Local coach transport
  • Flight booking optional at a supplement

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