This Tour at a Glance
Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2017by My Ireland Tour
Experience Northern Ireland
Our 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. Six-Day Tour with five nights in high quality hotels. Excellent Value. Superior Comfort.
Local knowledge from a family-run business
Based in Ireland, we have been offering tours here since 1989. We only sell tours which are designed, operated and meticulously planned by our own small team of specialists.
Experiencing Northern Ireland...
The Towns, Villages and Wild Rural Landscapes
Beginning in Dublin, you'll head to 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
- 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Small group sizes (max. 26 guests)
- Fully inclusive (see itinerary for details)
- Hand-picked, superior-quality hotels
- Just €975 per person
- Tour Dates from May to October 2017
- Tour starts and ends at Dublin / Dublin Airport
- Can be booked to connect with Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour (South)
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 ▼
If you're just arriving in Ireland
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. There will be three Group transfers this morning between 0700 am and 1300 noon. Board your luxury air - conditioned coach and make the short transfer to Dunboyne Castle Hotel where you can relax and unwind after your flight.
At 1900 this evening all participants will gather for dinner in Dunboyne Castle Hotel restaurant where you will become acquainted with your fellow-travellers
If you're already in Ireland, having enjoyed the Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour
You can enjoy a leisurely day today, before joining your fellow-guests for dinner in Dunboyne Castle Hotel restaurant at 1900. Tomorrow, your adventures in Northern Ireland will begin.Book Now
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 and 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 and County Louth
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 and Nationalist Falls Road.
Check into Dukes at Queens Hotel in Belfast City. Tonight you will dine in the Dukes at Queens Hotel.
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 via the villages of Ballygalley, Carnlough, Cushendall and Cushendun to Ballycastle. Continue onto Bushmills via The Dark Hedges a haunting avenue of serpentine beech trees near Armoy, County Antrim famous for the Game of Thrones TV Series.
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.
Next cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge which spans an eighty-foot-deep chasm connecting Rock Island to the mainland. Suspended almost 100 ft (30 m) above sea level, the rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago.
This afternoon you will continue west to Derry / Londonderry for an overnight stay at the Best Western White Horse Hotel. Dine at the hotel tonight.
This morning after breakfast you will be joined by a specialised local guide for a walking tour of the historic Derry City walls at Derry Guildhall. 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.
Your route will take you via Strabane and Omagh in County Tyrone to the Ulster American Folk Park to 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.
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.
In County Meath visit the Loughcrew Gardens for a breathtaking spectacle from 17th and 19th century and pleasure gardens for a relaxing afternoon.
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 The "1780"
If you're leaving Ireland today
After the final Irish breakfast this morning transfer by taxi (not included) to Dublin Airport for your return flight home.
If you're remaining in Ireland to join the Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour
Enjoy a leisurely day today. At 1900 this evening you will meet your fellow-guests for the Iconic Scenes of Ireland Tour which begins in earnest tomorrow.
Full Irish Breakfast
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:
- 5 nights accommodation
- 5 Full Irish Breakfasts
- 5 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 5 days
- Admission to all Attractions Included on the Itinerary:
- Porterage of one large suitcase per person.
- All local taxes
- Air fares to and from Ireland
- Airport Transfer on Day Six
- 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
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|
|Wed 10 May 2017||Mon 15 May 2017||€ 975||5 Spaces Available - Book Now!|
|Wed 31 May 2017||Mon 5 June 2017||€ 975||2 Spaces Left - Book Now!|
|Wed 2 Aug 2017||Mon 7 Aug 2017||€ 975||2 Spaces Left - Book Now!|
|Wed 6 Sept 2017||Mon 11 Sept 2017||Sold Out||Sold Out|
|Wed 4 Oct 2017||Mon 9 Oct 2017||Sold Out||Sold Out|
A non-refundable deposit is required to secure you booking
- 10-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Escorted Tour 2017 - €300.00 per person
- 15-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland Escorted Tour 2017 - €500.00 per person
- Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2017 - €450.00 per person
- Castles and Back Roads Tour 2017 - €400.00 per person
- Deluxe Irish Castle Escorted Tour 2017 - €400.00 per person
- Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2017 - €300.00 per person
- Essential Ireland Tour 2017 - €300.00 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:
10-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2017 - € 335
15-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland 2017 - € 610
Ancient Ireland Mini-Group Tour 2017 - € 450
Castles and Back Roads 2017 - € 300
Deluxe Irish Castle Tour 2017 - € 475
Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2017 - € 275
Essential Ireland Tour- € 250
Single occupancy rooms are subject to availability.
More about Tours of Ireland for Singles.
|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. Our tours do 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 Discover 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