This Tour at a Glance
Iconic Northern Ireland Toursby My Ireland Tour
Discover Northern Ireland
Our Iconic Northern Ireland Tours introduce you to the culture and countryside of the six counties. Immerse yourself in the lives of its people, experience the enchantment of the wild norther coastline, and unwind in the luxury of our hand-picked four-star hotels.
Our tours give you the opportunity to take in the beauty of your surroundings, the space to explore on your own, and the time to escape it all for a while. A Fully Escorted tour of Northern Ireland. Fully Inclusive. No Hidden or Optional Extras. 7 Day Tour with 6 nights in high quality hotels. Excellent Value. Superior Comfort.
Experiencing Northern Ireland...
The Towns, Villages and Wild Rural Landscapes
Beginning in Dublin, you'll head to Belfast in The North, though the Mountains of Mourne and into County Down, where St. Patrick first arrived in Ireland. Belfast, home of the Titanic, and Derry, the unbreached walled city, are soaked in the culture of Irish town life throughout history.
In the village of Bushmills, you will visit the old distillery, which was first permitted to distil whiskey in 1608 by King James I. Afterwards, head for The Giants Causeway, an unusual and beautiful sight formed by a Giant (or ancient volcanic activity).
The Causeway Coast...
Untamed Natural Beauty.
Northern Ireland tours offer winding roads and rolling hills; Small villages with unique character dot the coast, with a shade of green for each.
That is, until you arrive at The Giants Causeway. Thick hexagonal Rock formations up to 39 ft high, these basalt steps sit braced against the waves and disappear down in to the North channel, towards Islay and the Scots.
The Dark Hedges
More commonly known today as The Kings Road, the road from the North to King's Landing in the massively successful television show Game of Thrones. The Dark Hedges is a road of old, curvy beech trees, planted in the 18th Century.
Covering the road from sunlight the trees create an eerie atmosphere, ideal for the sometimes dark plots present in Game of Thrones. The road has become a very popular tourist attraction over the past number of years and are now seen by many as an integral part of their Northern Ireland Tours. It is included as part of the Game of Thrones tours in which guests visit the different sets used on the show spread across Northern Ireland.
Some of the Highlights and Attractions of our Northern Ireland Tours
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Tour Facts at a Glance
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Small group sizes (max. 26 guests)
- Fully inclusive (see itinerary for details)
- Hand-picked, superior-quality hotels
- Prices range from €1,150
- Tour Dates from September to October 2016
- Tour starts and ends at Dublin / Dublin Airport
The accommodations were beyond deluxe, and the people we met have become new found friends. Our experience can best be described as a trip of a lifetime...
More space and comfort
Touring Northern Ireland in True Comfort
We use 35 seater coaches on our Northern Ireland Tours, but limit the number of participants to 26. This gives you more space to spread out, relax and enjoy the wondrous scenery. This smaller group size is a core principle in our tours.
Our vehicles are a league above
Panoramic tinted windows, extra cushioned seats, air conditioning, fridges on board. Enjoy Northern Ireland in luxury.Read 2015 Guest Reviews & Comments
Because Value Matters
We are very proud of the value our Northern Ireland Tours provide, and not only because of the industry-leading prices.
The little things can add up on holiday - a meal here, an excursions there... but not with our tours. We include a huge array that others leave out.
Including Much More
Airport Transfers, every excursion, every entrance to every attraction, far more meals and many other things are all included to give you the very best in value.About the My Ireland Tour Difference
Vehicles of our Northern Ireland Tours
Luxury and Comfort
Here at My Ireland Tour we know that the journey is just as important as the destination. That's why the vehicles on our Tours of Northern Ireland are all of the higest standards both in terms of luxury and reliability.
Always Room to Relax
The extra space afforded by travelling in a 35 seater coach with a maximum of 26 passengers allows you to spread out and enjoy the Northern Irish landscape as it should be. Whether winding down a narrow country road in County Fermanagh or taking in the stunning views of Belfast City the air conditioning, leather seats and air suspension ensure that travelling through Ireland is as relaxing and comfortable as possible.My Ireland Tour Vehicles
Details of Northern Ireland Tours
Tour Itinerary ▼
Day 1 - Sunday - Arrival in Dublin
Welcome - On arrival in Dublin Airport reclaim your baggage and enter the Arrivals Hall.
Here in the Arrivals Hall you will meet your Professional Irish Driver-Guide (one person). There will be 4 Group transfers this morning between 0700 am & 1300 noon. Board your luxury air - conditioned coach and make the short transfer to City North Hotel where you can relax and unwind after your flight.
At 1900 this evening all participants will gather for dinner in City North Hotel restaurant where you will become acquainted with your fellow travellers and the coming days can be discussed at leisure with your Professional Driver-Guide.
Day 2 - Monday
After some much needed sleep and a hearty full Irish breakfast we will depart for Northern Ireland, also referred to as the six counties or Ulster. The province of Northern Ireland was created with the partition of the island of Ireland in 1921.
Your destination today will be Belfast, the only city in Ireland to fully experience the Industrial Revolution. Linen, rope making, tobacco and most famously ship building including the building of the Titanic on the Harland & Wolff shipyard were the main industries. The Troubles took their toll on the economic life of Belfast but the past fifteen years of peace have returned much prosperity while the genuine friendliness of the city never left.
Travelling North your route today will take you through County Meath & County Louth before crossing the border into County Down where in the words of Percy French "the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea"
You will visit the St Patrick Centre where you will hear the story of St. Patrick and see the grave of Ireland's patron saint who first landed in County Down in 432 AD
The linen industry played an important role in the geographical, social and industrial heritage of Ulster and in Lisburn you will visit the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum where the 'Flax to Fabric' exhibition will guide you through the history of linen and its manufacturer, from its use in Egyptian burial rites, its biblical significance, right through to its cultivation in Europe in the Middle Ages.
On arrival in Belfast you will check into Dukes at Queens Hotel in Belfast City. Tonight you will dine in the Dukes at Queens Hotel.
Day 3 - Tuesday
This morning after breakfast you will be joined by a specialised local Belfast City Guide to see and hear all about the history of this once troubled city including the murals of the Loyalist Shankill Road & Nationalist Falls Road.
Later today you will visit Titanic Belfast the world's largest Titanic themed visitor attraction located on the very slipways where she was built in the heart of Belfast
This afternoon you will travel north of the city to Carrickfergus on the shores of Belfast Lough to see Carrickfergus Castle. There are few buildings in Ireland with such well chronicled and fascinating long history as the town's most compelling landmark, Carrickfergus Castle. It appears first in the official English records in 1210 when the notorious King John laid siege to it and took control of what was then Ulster's premier strategic garrison.
Return to Belfast. Tonight you will dine in the Dukes at Queens Hotel
Day 4 - Wednesday
This morning we will depart for the historic fortified walled city of Derry. The city fortifications are among the best preserved in Europe and were completed in 1618 to defend the city from Gaelic chieftains in Donegal.
Our route today will take you via the spectacular Antrim Coastal Route via the villages of Ballygalley, Carnlough, Cushendall and Cushendun to Ballycastle and on to Bushmills.
Here you will visit the Old Bushmills Distillery, the oldest licensed distillery in the world for a whiskey tasting. Its Grant to Distil was given in 1608 but it is believed that spirit was probably made here 200 years before that!
Further north on the coast you will visit the Giants Causeway, the subject of many legends and where an estimated 37,000 basalt columns extend from cliffs down into the sea.
This afternoon you will continue west to Derry / Londonderry. Dinner tonight will be in the Maldron Hotel Derry inside the historic Derry City Walls.
The 14th September Tour will stay overnight and dine in the Everglades Hotel
Day 5 - Thursday
This morning after breakfast you will be joined by a specialised local walking guide for a walking tour of the historic Derry City walls. The city walls are up to 8 metres in height and in places are 9 metres wide. They were completed in 1618 and were never breached.
We will depart for the beautiful town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh which occupies an island between Upper and Lower Lough Erne.
Our route will take us via Strabane & Omagh in County Tyrone to the Ulster American Folk Park an open - air museum located on the restored boyhood home of Judge Thomas Mellon, founder of the Pittsburgh banking dynasty. The Park's permanent exhibition, called "Emigrants", examines why two million people left Ulster for America during the 18th & 19th centuries
Dinner tonight will be in the Westville Hotel located in the heart of Enniskillen's waterside historic quarter
Day 6 - Friday
After breakfast this morning you will cruise on Lough Erne which boasts a rich combination of natural and historic sights and is a haven for many species of water birds
You will visit Devenish Island where St. Molaise founded a monastery in the 6th century. The most spectacular sight on this tiny wind swept island is a perfectly preserved 12th century round tower which stands 82ft high.
Your journey through Northern Ireland ends today when you cross the border into County Cavan and travel through the rounded hills called Drumlins that are typical of the border region between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In County Meath you will visit the Hill of Tara, the political & spiritual centre of Celtic Ireland and the seat of the High Kings until the 11th century.
Tonight you will dine in the City North Hotel
Day 7 - Saturday
After a final great Irish breakfast this morning there will be 4 group transfers between 0500 & 1200 for you to choose from to get you to Dublin Airport for your return flight home
Full Irish Breakfast
Tour Map of Route & Attractions ▼
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What's Included ▼
The Very Best in Value
All excursions, all entrances, airport transfers, more meals. We have designed one of the most inclusive holiday packages on the market to offer you the very best in value.
Included in your Tour of Northern Ireland:
- 6 nights accommodation
- 6 Full Irish Breakfasts
- 6 Evening Dinners; All Three Courses with Choices on Each Course + Tea or Coffee
- Luxury Air Conditioned Coach
- 35 seater coach limited to a maximum of 26 passengers for additional space and comfort
- Extra Cushioned Seats
- Panoramic Tinted Double-Glazed Windows
- PA system
- Professional, Experienced and Knowledgeable Irish Driver-Guide (one person) for 7 days
- Group Airport Transfers
- Admission to all Attractions Included on the Itinerary:
- Porterage of large suitcase per person.
- All local taxes
- Air fares to & from Ireland
- Gratuity for the Driver-Guide (one person)
- Travel Insurance
- Beverages except Tea / Coffee with Breakfast & Evening Dinner
- Room Service
- Telephone Charges
No hidden extras, no daily sales pitches
Our escorted tours are fully inclusive. There are no hidden extra charges such as fuel surcharges or credit card fees. There are no daily sales pitches or unexpected additional costs waiting for you once you arrive in Ireland. You pay the listed tour price and your Driver-Guide (one person) focuses entirely on your vacation enjoyment.
You are on holiday, after all.Book Now
Dates & Prices ▼
Full Dates & Prices:
|Arrival||Departure||Price Per Person||Availability|
|Sun 11 Sept 2016||Sat 17 Sept 2016||€ 1150||Spaces Available - Book Now!|
|Sun 25 Sept 2016||Sat 01 Oct 2016||€ 1150||Spaces Available - Book Now!|
|Sun 09 Oct 2016||Sat 15 Oct 2016||€ 1150||Spaces Available - Book Now!|
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|Deposits:||A non-refundable deposit is required to secure you booking
- Iconic Scenes of Ireland Escorted Tour 2016 - €300.00 per person
- The Deluxe Irish Castle Escorted Tour 2016 - €400.00 per person
- The Irish Castles and Back Roads Tour 2016 - €400.00 per person
- Iconic Northern Ireland Tour 2016 - €300.00 per person
- Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2016 - €400.00 per person
|Balance Payments:||The full balance is due 60 days before your tour.|
|Single Occupancy Supplement:||Our pricing is based on 2 persons sharing a room. For single occupancy of a double room there is a supplement:
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2016 - € 475
Deluxe Irish Castle Tour 2016 - € 475
Castles and Back Roads 2016 - € 300
Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2016 - € 335
Iconic Northern Ireland Tour 2016 - € 285
The Exclusive Irish Grandeur Tour - € 1,800
Single occupancy rooms are subject to availability.
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|Children's Rate:||Children ages 8 yrs - 17 yrs inclusive receive a 10% discount on the prices. Children must share a room with a least 1 adult. This tour does not cater for children 7 yrs or younger. You must be 18 or over to travel on our Mini-Group Tours|
|Currency:||All payments are in Euros.|
|Credit Cards & Fees:||We do not charge any fees for paying by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.|
We charge in Euro. Using the below Currency Converter you can get an approximate equivalent in your currency.
Every week is guaranteed
Our Iconic Northern Ireland tours are guaranteed. Once you make a booking the tour will run. We do not cancel tours.
Extend your Stay ▼
Fancy a few Extra Days in Ireland?
Just let us know, we'd be very glad to arrange any extra days you'd like. Perhaps a few extra nights in Dublin to soak up the atmosphere of this famously lively city, or maybe a private tour to a particular area of interest in Ireland?
Whatever your requirements, please just let us know, we'd be very glad to help.Get in Touch to Plan your Extra Days
A little about us
Independent Family Business
We have been providing tours of Ireland since 1989. Here we've used all our collective knowledge and experience to design one of the finest escorted tours Ireland has to offer.
Focused on You
Based here in Ireland, we are here to give you the personal attention your vacation to Ireland deserves. As an independent family business based here in Cork, our local knowledge is unrivalled and our sole focus is your vacation.
One of our team personally takes responsibility for your entire vacation, and you can speak to that same person each and every time you contact us.More About My Ireland Tour How to Book your Tour of Ireland