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Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2018 Experience the Six Counties

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This six-day tour of Northern Ireland introduces you to magic of the Six Counties. Bookable as a stand-alone or as part of our 15-day tour of Northern and Southern Ireland, this tour takes you on a journey of discovery through the historic settings and wild landscapes of the North. Throughout two decades of peace, the North has staked its rightful claim as one of the most welcoming and most attractive regions of the Emerald Isle.

  • Belfast

    Titanic Belfast, Specialist guided tour of Belfast murals and districts, incl. Shankill Road and Falls Road.

  • Antrim Coast

    Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery.

  • Derry

    Derry walking tour and city fortifications, Ulster American Folk Park.

  • Enniskillen and Border

    Lough Erne boat cruise, Devenish Island, Drumlins Hills, Enniskillen town, Hill of Tara.

Key Tour Information

  • Northern Ireland
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • €995 per person
  • Max. 26 Guests (extra space)
  • Fully Inclusive Package
  • No sales pitches
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Day by Day & Tour Map

  • Wednesday:

    Welcome to Ireland

  • Thursday:

    Belfast and the Titanic Exhibition

  • Friday:

    Giant's Causeway & Derry

  • Saturday:

    Derry to Enniskillen

  • Sunday:

    Lough Erne & Devenish Island

  • Monday:

    Departure or onward journey
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Tour Accommodation Premium Hotels

You will be staying exclusively in premium hotels, all of four-star quality and better.* We know and trust the hotels we use for our tours, and we choose them carefully based not only on their star rating, but also on their location, service, value and character. With 29 years of experience offering tours of Ireland, we have the knowledge, the experience and the local contacts to design the perfect accommodation package for your vacation.

We are very selective in getting just the right accommodation for each specific tour and we are very proud of the selection of hotels we have put together. Some of these hotels are family-owned, just like ourselves, and we have a long standing relationship with them all.

* Most hotels on this tour are four-star hotels, and all are of four-star quality or better, though some do not have an official star rating.

Luxury Transport

On a tour vacation, the journey can be just as important as the destination. That's why our vehicles are all of the highest standards both in terms of luxury and reliability. For our tour vehicles we use 34-seater coaches, but limit the number of participants to 26. This gives you more space to spread out, relax and enjoy the wonderous scenery. This Smaller Group Size is a core principle in our tours.

  • Extra space to spread out
  • Tinted Windows
  • Panoramic Outlook
  • Air Conditioning
  • On-board Fridges

Please note: The Coach shown here is one of four 34 Seater Coaches we use on our Max. 26 Guest Tours. For any reason, should one of these become unavailable for your tour we will endeavour to provide you with an equally luxurious and comfortable touring vehicle.

Tour Prices

Arrival Departure Price Per Person Availability
Wed 28 Mar 2018 Mon 02 Apr 2018 € 995
Now Only € 795
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Wed 09 May 2018 Mon 14 May 2018 € 995 2 Spaces Left - Book Now!
Wed 23 May 2018 Mon 28 May 2018 - fully booked
Wed 06 Jun 2018 Mon 11 Jun 2018 - fully booked
Wed 20 Jun 2018 Mon 25 Jun 2018 - fully booked
Wed 04 Jul 2018 Mon 09 Jul 2018 - fully booked
Wed 18 Jul 2018 Mon 23 Jul 2018 - fully booked
Wed 08 Aug 2018 Mon 13 Aug 2018 - fully booked
Wed 22 Aug 2018 Mon 27 Aug 2018 - fully booked
Wed 29 Aug 2018 Mon 03 Sep 2018 € 995 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Wed 05 Sep 2018 Mon 10 Sep 2018 - fully booked
Wed 19 Sep 2018 Mon 24 Sep 2018 € 995 Spaces Available - Book Now!
Wed 03 Oct 2018 Mon 08 Oct 2018 € 995 Spaces Available - Book Now!

The Deposit for the Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2018 is €300 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €275

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Group Size  
6-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 6 days / 5 nights €1,075 Max. 26 ppl Details
10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 10 days / 9 nights €1,290 to €1,790 Max. 26 ppl Details
15-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 15 days / 14 nights €2,385 to €2,485 Max. 26 ppl Details
Towns and Villages of Ireland Tour 8 days / 7 nights €1,350 Max. 26 ppl Details
The Castles and Backroads Tour 7 days / 6 nights €1,545 to €1,595 Max. 26 ppl Details
Deluxe Irish Castles Tour 10 days / 9 nights €1,990 to €2,290 Max. 26 ppl Details
Celtic Explorer Mini-Group Tour 7 days / 6 nights €995 to €1,200 Max. 12 ppl Details
Discover Northern Ireland 6 days / 5 nights €995 Max. 26 ppl Details
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 8 days / 7 nights €2,290 to €2,640 Max. 8 ppl Details
Customized Private Tour Any duration Any budget 2 - 100 ppl Details
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Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

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Aerial View of Antrim, as seen on our tours of Northern Ireland Aerial View of Antrim, as seen on our tours of Northern Ireland

The Tour Itinerary Wednesday: Welcome to The Emerald Isle

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Wednesday

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 3 group transfers this morning 0700 am - 1300 pm. Board your luxury air - conditioned coach and make the short transfer to Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge where you can relax and unwind after your flight.

At 1900 this evening all participants will gather for dinner in Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge restaurant where you can become acquainted with your fellow-travellers and the coming days can be discussed at leisure with your Professional Driver-Guide.

For guests staying in Dublin on the 8th of August you will be staying and dining in the Portmarnock Hotel.

Included Today

The Titanic ship yard The Titanic ship yard

Thursday Belfast and the Titanic Exhibition

Thursday's Itinerary

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. On arrival in Belfast visit Titanic Belfast which is the world’s largest Titanic themed visitor attraction located on the very slipways where she was built at the heart of Belfast. In the afternoon 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.

Tonight you will overnight & dine at the Clayton Hotel in Belfast.

Included Today

The Giant's Causeway at Sunset The Giant's Causeway at Sunset

Friday Giant's Causeway & Derry

Friday's Itinerary

This morning you 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 through the nine Glens of Antrim and picturesque villages of Ballygalley, Carnlough, Cushendall and Cushendun to Ballycastle. Continue onto 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 Giant's 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 for an overnight stay at the Maldron Hotel Derry. Dine at the hotel tonight.

For guests staying in Derry on May 11th, May 25th, July 20th, August 10th & August 24th you will dine and stay tonight in the City Hotel Derry.

Included Today

The walled city of Derry The walled city of Derry

Saturday Derry to Enniskillen

Saturday's Itinerary

This morning after breakfast you will be joined by a specialised local guide for a walking tour of the historic walled city of Derry at Derry Guildhall. The city walls are up to 8 metres (25 feet) in height and in places are 9 metres (30 feet) 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.

Your route will take you via Strabane and 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 Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Dinner and overnight will be in the Westville Hotel located in the heart of Enniskillen's waterside historic quarter.

Included Today

Lough Erne, as seen on our tours of Ireland Lough Erne, as seen on our tours of Ireland

Sunday Lough Erne & Devenish Island

Sunday's Itinerary

After breakfast this morning join a leisurely 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 Sixth Century. The most spectacular sight on this tiny windswept island is a perfectly preserved Twelfth 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.

The route will take you through Meath, the Royal County due to its history as the seat of the High King of Ireland. Your last stop will be at the Hill of Tara Tara was the political & spiritual centre of Celtic Ireland and the seat of the High Kings until the 11th century.

For your overnight stay continue onto Portmarnock Hotel overlooking the Velvet Strand Beach and the Irish Sea for a bit of tranquillity and solitude. Tonight you will dine in the Portmarnock Hotel Restaurant.

Included Today

The stunning landscapes of Co. Meath The stunning landscapes of Co. Meath

Monday Departure or Onward Journey

After the final Irish breakfast this morning transfer by taxi (not included) to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Some guests will be remaining in Ireland to join the Southern leg of their 15-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour encompassing the very best of Ireland tour, North and South.

Tour Northern and Southern Ireland

Why this Tour?

Over six comfortably-paced days, the Discover Northern Ireland Tour introduces you to the culture and countryside of the six counties. Immerse yourself in the lives and histories of its people. Witness with wonderment the beauty of the wild northern coastline. This tour is fully inclusive, with no hidden extras or optional extras. Six days of discovery, and five nights of relaxation in the luxury of our hand-picked four-star hotels.

Derry / Londonderry, steeped in history modern and ancient

Steeped in History

After two decades of peace, Northern Ireland has claimed its rightful stake as one of the most welcoming and outward-looking regions of the Emerald Isle. Visitors today are invited to contrast the Ulster of today with the rich history from which it emerged. From the murals of Belfast to Derry's unbreached fortifications, rising 25 feet above the city streets.

The Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland

Unforgettable Scenery

Northern Ireland is stunning in its natural beauty. Your tour of Northern Ireland will lead you along the Antrim coastline towards The Giant's Causeway, presenting some of the most majestic scenery to be experienced anywhere in Europe. On Lough Erne, travel by boat toward the ancient monastic site of Devenish Island and the stunning landscapes which will unfold before you.

Blarney Castle, captured on one of our tours of Ireland

Journey South?

This tour of Northern Ireland can be booked as part of a longer tour covering the Republic as well as Ulster. To find out more, see our 15-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour encompassing the very best of Ireland, North and South.

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I would highly recommend the 10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland tour. Every aspect, from planning, payment & connecting with group went smoothly. Our driver/guide, Tom Lavin, was professional in every way & great company, looking after all our needs & keeping us entertained with his knowledge of his home country & family stories.

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Less time waiting in queues to see attractions, checking in and getting on and off the coach.

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As well as designing and building all of our own tours we also sell our tours directly. This keeps our costs down & allows us to offer you the best value tours of Ireland.

We encourage you to compare our tours and see how we offer the best value tours in the market.

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Your driver-guide (one person) is your chauffeur and your expert tour guide for the duration of your tour of Ireland. Experienced specialists in their fields, our driver-guides are expertly knowledgeable in all aspects of Irish life, history and culture.

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The only way to choose an authentic, expertly designed tour of Ireland is to know that it has been created by an Irish Company that live and breathe Irish life and culture.

As we are an Irish, family run business, you can be assured that your Ireland tour has been planned and thought out by experts. Knowing not only the popular attractions and favourite destinations but also the best farm to drop into for lunch in County Kilkenny or where to find the best pint of Guinness in County Kerry.

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6-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 6 days / 5 nights €1,075 Max. 26 ppl Details
10-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 10 days / 9 nights €1,290 to €1,790 Max. 26 ppl Details
15-day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 15 days / 14 nights €2,385 to €2,485 Max. 26 ppl Details
Towns and Villages of Ireland Tour 8 days / 7 nights €1,350 Max. 26 ppl Details
The Castles and Backroads Tour 7 days / 6 nights €1,545 to €1,595 Max. 26 ppl Details
Deluxe Irish Castles Tour 10 days / 9 nights €1,990 to €2,290 Max. 26 ppl Details
Celtic Explorer Mini-Group Tour 7 days / 6 nights €995 to €1,200 Max. 12 ppl Details
Discover Northern Ireland 6 days / 5 nights €995 Max. 26 ppl Details
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 8 days / 7 nights €2,290 to €2,640 Max. 8 ppl Details
Customized Private Tour Any duration Any budget 2 - 100 ppl Details
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This is one of the most inclusive Ireland tour packages available anywhere in Ireland. Click below to find out just how much is included in the price.

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Will the tour run?

Yes. Like all our Ireland tours, the “Discover Northern Ireland Tours” are guaranteed to run. Unlike many rivals there are no minimum numbers for the tours to go ahead. Rest assured: we do not cancel tours or change dates. See our 2019 Tour of Northern Ireland.

Can I extend the tour?

Yes. You can extend this tour by choosing the 15-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour which includes 10 days in Southern Ireland. Alternatively, just let us know what else you would like to do on your tour of Ireland and we can arrange it for you.

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Wed 28 Mar 2018 Mon 02 Apr 2018 € 995
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Wed 09 May 2018 Mon 14 May 2018 € 995 2 Spaces Left - Book Now!
Wed 23 May 2018 Mon 28 May 2018 - fully booked
Wed 06 Jun 2018 Mon 11 Jun 2018 - fully booked
Wed 20 Jun 2018 Mon 25 Jun 2018 - fully booked
Wed 04 Jul 2018 Mon 09 Jul 2018 - fully booked
Wed 18 Jul 2018 Mon 23 Jul 2018 - fully booked
Wed 08 Aug 2018 Mon 13 Aug 2018 - fully booked
Wed 22 Aug 2018 Mon 27 Aug 2018 - fully booked
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The Deposit for the Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2018 is €300 per person
The Single Occupancy Supplement is €275

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The General Post Office

The General Post Office of Ireland The General Post Office of Ireland

The General Post Office of Ireland had many homes before finally settling on its current location of O'Connell Street, on January 6th 1818. It is most famous for housing the Irish Rebels during the Easter Rising of 1916.

The building was destroyed by fire during the uprising and was left unattended until the Irish Free State government set about restoring it. The General Post Office now acts as a visitor centre and sheds an amazing light on some of Ireland's darkest days and the country it was to become.