Northern Ireland & Atlantic Coast 2021

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5 Days / 4 Nights (B 'n B)
Availability : March - October
Start: Dublin, Ireland
End: Dublin, Ireland

Northern Ireland & Atlantic Coast: 1 nt Portrush, 1 nt Donegal, 2 nts Westport

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

History can affect you in different ways.

It can shock you with savage battles. It can inspire you with ancient beliefs and myths. And it can amaze you with feats of endurance and strength.

On this tour you experience all the extreme breadths of Irish history as you sweep down from dramatic sea cliffs to ancient castles. You weave through the modern tales of Belfast, the Celtic beliefs of Giant’s Causeway, and unlock the tales that made Ireland the place it is today.

Take this adventure and experience the enchanting and educational landscapes of Northern Ireland and the Atlantic Coast.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Belfast – A city steeped in the history of Ireland, its hopes and dreams and heartaches.

The Titanic Quarter – See the regenerated waterfront where the Titanic was constructed and explore the tragic histories of the people who built it.

Giant’s Causeway – Feel the power of Irish giants in the unique and breathtaking coastal formations of the Causeway.

Portrush – Relax in this small and charming coastal resort town.

Derry – Enter the only completely walled city in Britain and Ireland, and discover markets, spires and museums.

Donegal – Venture into this land of castles, rugged coasts and thick forest, where Gaelic culture is writ large and proud.

County Mayo – Explore the typical Irish scenery and magnificent wildlife of this land with a tragic past.

Westport – Sweep past Atlantic views and across fabulous verdant earth before you enter this pretty bay front village.

Connemara – Stunning vistas and superb wildlife abound within this famously serene park, from the towering peaks of the Twelve Bens to the panoramic Sky Road.

Galway – Stone clad buildings line the winding lanes and medieval walls of this ancient harbour city, all set to the sounds of traditional music pouring from cosy pubs.

Pick Up Location & TIme

Dublin  (Google Map)
Check-in closes at 8:45am (tour departs at 9:00am) – Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin

Drop off Location & Time

Dublin
7:00pm

Price Includes

  • 4 night Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full Irish breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 4 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

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

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are world famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary

Day 1Dublin - Portrush

Departing Dublin you head north to Belfast, a city famed for its industrial heritage and turbulent past. You take a short city tour which covers the capital’s triumphs, tragedies and soul.

You then have time for lunch and exploring in the Titanic Quarter, a regenerated hub where the famous liner was built and launched in 1911. Here you can visit the award winning Titanic museum, board the HMS Caroline or take a black cab tour of the city.

Leaving bustling Belfast behind, you travel through the phenomenal scenery of the Antrim Coast and Glens, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Moving along the winding roads from Ballycastle, you enter the awe inspiring setting of the Giant’s Causeway, a place where history and myth collide spectacularly with raw geological power. Waving farewell to the giant’s steps, you head to Portrush, a charming fishing village and your home for the night.

Day 2Portrush - Donegal

You head to Derry, the fabulous 17th-century walled city that boasts 7 ornate gates. Derry was designated as UK City of Culture in 2013, and you get time to explore its museums, galleries and excellent markets.

From here, you head to County Donegal, which boasts stunning scenery and a strong Gaelic heritage. You then head into the picturesque Glenveagh National Park and past the soaring peak of Mount Errigal, before traveling through the traditional fishing villages of the area. Along the way there will be plenty time for walks, photos and soaking up the local culture before arriving at your overnight stop in Donegal. (B)

Day 3Donegal - Westport

In the morning, you pass south along the coast near Donegal and into County Sligo. This area is home to the burial site of famed poet WB Yeats, and dramatic views of the gorgeous mountain, Benbulben.

Outside Sligo Town lies Carrowmore, where you have the chance to visit the largest collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland, some of which date back over 6000 years.

Moving westwards, you enter County Mayo, an area ravaged by the Great Potato Famine. Winding roads curve through the picturesque farmlands, bogs and open moors, offering views of distant hills and the Atlantic coast, where you’ll visit the dramatic Achill Island. Here you have time to savour the rugged sea and peaceful beauty. From here it is a short drive to Westport – your base for the next two nights. (B)

Day 4Westport

Westport and the Connemara National Park are the areas you explore today.The itinerary is flexible today and your guide will ensure you take the route that best suits the weather .

Your options include the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey, the Connemara National Park, Clifden (the first transatlantic flight landed here), the Sky Road and the Twelve Bens of Connemara.

After an incredible day of exploration you return back to Westport, where you can dine on the delicious local seafood in the town’s top notch restaurants. (B)

Day 5Westport - Dublin

Traveling through the heart of Connemara, you arrive in the town of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib. This area was where “The Quiet Man” was filmed and you’re free to wander the local museum devoted to the movie. Alternatively, you can visit the magnificently restored 12th century Cong Abbey.

Your route then weaves through the Maam Valley, a stunning pass lined by gorgeous mountains. Exiting the valley, you head to Galway City, a vibrant harbour city that combines traditional market life with high quality restaurants and pubs.

You have free time to sample the town’s delicious seafood before we head to Locke’s Distillery for a tipple. This is the oldest licensed distillery in the country, and boasts a superb museum.

You then travel back to Dublin. (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: March 31 (Wednesday) $1,190 $1,370
2021: April 4 to October 27 (Sunday & Wednesday)  $1,190 $1,370

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

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 dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
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: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

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