Castles & Causeways: Journey to Northern Ireland 2022

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7 Days / 6 Nights
Availability : September
Start: County Dublin, Ireland
End: County Dublin, Ireland

Castles & Causeways: Journey to Northern Ireland: 1 nt County Dublin, 2 nts Belfast, 2 nts Derry/London Derry, 1 nt County Cavan

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Captivating nature, centuries of enthralling history and an abundance of rural charm – the island of Ireland has so much to offer those lucky enough to visit. Join us on this immersive tour and experience local hospitality, intriguing legends, grand castles and long-standing traditions – from County Dublin to the coast and back again.


Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Set foot on the basalt columns of the legendary Giant’s Causeway
– Uncover the stories behind the infamous journey of the Titanic in Belfast
– Receive a fascinating insight into the Irish Emigration to the New World at Ulster American Folk Park



Pick Up Location & TIme

Grand Hotel Malahide (County Dublin)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

Grand Hotel Malahide (County Dublin)
Late afternoon tour ends.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full Irish breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Visit Titanic Museum, Enjoy a Black Cab tour of Belfast, Giant's Causeway
  • Explore Derry and the Museum of Free Derry, Visit Ulster American Folk Park
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary


  • 6 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.


Day 1County Dublin

The County of Dublin is where we’ll begin our journey around the captivating Emerald Isle. Meet us at the hotel and get to know your like-minded travel companions over a delicious welcome meal. Here’s to the grand adventure ahead! (D)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Malahide (or similar)

Day 2County Dublin – Belfast

After breakfast, we’ll board the mini-coach and set a course for Belfast – stopping along the way to admire one of Ireland’s grand castles. Upon arrival in Northern Ireland’s capital, we’ll pay a visit to the Titanic Museum and discover the personal stories surrounding the infamous ship’s fateful journey. After a history-filled day, just a taste of what’s to come, the evening will be yours to explore Belfast at your leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Titanic Hotel Belfast (or similar)

Day 3Belfast

You don’t have to delve deep into Northern Ireland’s past to see its influences on contemporary culture – and this morning’s Black Cab tour of Belfast’s street art and political murals will serve as proof. After enjoying some free time for lunch, it’s time to explore 150 years of history held within the walls of Crumlin Road Gaol. We’ll finish our day back at the hotel in Belfast, where we’ll have some free time to spend at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Titanic Hotel Belfast (or similar)

Day 4Belfast – Giant’s Causeway – Derry/Londonderry

Today it’s out of the city and onwards to the spectacular North Irish Coast. Our first captivating stop will be the otherworldly Giant’s Causeway, with its intriguing interlocking basalt columns. We’ll enjoy some free time to marvel at the impressive structures – before continuing on to Derry/Londonderry. Tonight, we’ll reconvene for a hearty included dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: Beech Hill Hotel (or similar)

Day 5Derry/Londonderry

Today we’ve a whole day to spend getting to know Derry/Londonderry a little bit better – starting with a morning walking tour of the 17th-century Derry Walls and their murals. Did you know that Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland? After visiting the Museum of Free Derry, the city will be yours to explore as you please. From a variety of fascinating museums to the Dickensian-style Craft Village, you won’t be short of things to do! (B)

Accommodation: Beech Hill Hotel (or similar)

Day 6Derry/Londonderry – County Cavan

First stop today: Ulster American Folk Park. Here, we’ll follow the lives of those who bravely left the thatched cottages of Ulster behind to journey across the Atlantic and start a life in the New World. This afternoon it’s back on the road, as we set our sights on charming County Cavan – where a delicious farewell meal with the group awaits. (B,D)

Accommodation: Cabra Castle (or similar)

Day 7County Cavan – County Dublin

Today, we’ll enjoy the journey back to Dublin – taking in sweeping views of the surrounding countryside along the way. There’s a visit to a local whiskey distillery on the cards, before we say our goodbyes upon arriving back in County Dublin. (B)

Dates and Prices: 2022
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: September 4, 18  $3,699 $4,579

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures. 


We recommend combining with: Corners of Southern Ireland


Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack