Giants Causeway, captured on one of our Northern Ireland Tours Giants Causeway, captured on one of our Northern Ireland Tours

6-Day Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2019

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The best of Northern Ireland in under a week

Over six comfortably-paced days, the Discover Northern Ireland Tour introduces you to the culture and countryside of Northern Ireland. 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.

Featured on this tour

Titanic Ship Yard, Belfast

Belfast Days 1 - 2

Bushmills Distillery, County Antrim

Antrim Day 3

Sunrise at Mussenden Temple

Across Northern Ireland Day 4-5

Lough Erne Cruise, County Fermanagh

The Border Counties Day 4-5

Tour Itinerary: Day by Day

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Tour Itinerary

Click a day on the left to see what adventures await you on that day of your Ireland tour.

Day 1 Itinerary

Welcome - On arrival in Dublin Airport reclaim your baggage and enter the Arrivals Hall. Here in the Arrivals Hall you will meet your driver-guide (one person). There will be three group transfers this morning 0700 - 1300. Board your luxury air-conditioned coach and make the short transfer to your hotel where you can relax and unwind after your flight.

15:00 Check in time. Hotel reception will store your luggage prior to check in.

At 1900 this evening all participants will gather for dinner in the hotel restaurant where you can become acquainted with your fellow-travellers.

Guests who start their tour on a Wednesday will Dine & Overnight at the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. Guests who start their tour on a Friday will Dine & Overnight at Clayton Hotel Charlemont .

Both of these 4 Star hotels are located in the same picturesque region of south Dublin City.

Included Today

Day 2 Itinerary

After some much needed sleep and a hearty full Irish breakfast we will depart for Northern Ireland. 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

Day 3 Itinerary

This morning you will depart for the historic fortified walled city of Derry / Londonderry. 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.

Included Today

Day 4 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 (26 feet) in height and in places are 9 metres (29 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

Day 5 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 today will be at Trim Castle. Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30 year period, finished in 1206.

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

Day 6: Departure

After the final Irish breakfast this morning transfer by taxi (not included) to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Turas sàbhailte dhuibh (safe journey).

Tour Highlights

Prices, Availability & Payment

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Arrival Departure Price Per Person Availability
Wed 20 Mar 2019 Mon 25 Mar 2019 - fully booked
Fri 03 May 2019 Wed 08 May 2019 - fully booked
Wed 08 May 2019 Mon 13 May 2019 - fully booked
Wed 22 May 2019 Mon 27 May 2019 - fully booked
Wed 05 Jun 2019 Mon 10 Jun 2019 - fully booked
Wed 19 Jun 2019 Mon 24 Jun 2019 - fully booked
Fri 28 Jun 2019 Wed 03 Jul 2019 - fully booked
Wed 03 Jul 2019 Mon 08 Jul 2019 - fully booked
Fri 12 Jul 2019 Wed 17 Jul 2019 - fully booked
Wed 17 Jul 2019 Mon 22 Jul 2019 - fully booked
Wed 31 Jul 2019 Mon 05 Aug 2019 - fully booked
Wed 14 Aug 2019 Mon 19 Aug 2019 - fully booked
Wed 04 Sep 2019 Mon 09 Sep 2019 - fully booked
Fri 13 Sep 2019 Wed 18 Sep 2019 - fully booked
Wed 18 Sep 2019 Mon 23 Sep 2019 - fully booked
Fri 27 Sep 2019 Wed 02 Oct 2019 - fully booked
Wed 02 Oct 2019 Mon 07 Oct 2019 - fully booked
Wed 16 Oct 2019 Mon 21 Oct 2019 - fully booked
Deposit

The Deposit for the Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2019 is €300 per person.

Single Occupancy Supplement

For guests who are travelling alone and are therefore not sharing a room, the single occupancy supplement for the Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2019 is €275.

Balance Payments:

The full balance is due 60 days before your tour.

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.

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 adults-only tours.

Participant Cancellation:

Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing (either by email or standard mail) to My Ireland Tour. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to tour commencement. Cancellation fees apply as indicated below. All cancellaion fees include the initial, non-refundable deposit.

Cancellation Date Cancellation Fee
Up to 60 days before start of tour: Non-refundable deposit
59 to 40 days before start of tour: 25% of total price
39 to 14 days before start of tour: 50% of total price
Less than 14 days before start of tour: 100% of total price

Reviews of this tour

August 2019  •  Discover Northern Ireland

Our experience with our My Ireland tour of Northern Ireland was very good. We appreciated the well planned itinerary, which included interesting stops as well as some down time each day. The accommodations and food exceeded expectations. Our specialty guides were very informative and personable. Our bus driver/guide was outstanding, one of a kind – do you get me? We will take a piece of Northern Ireland home with us in our hearts.

March 2019  •  Discover Northern Ireland

What a marvelous experience! My husband and I were on the 5 day Northern Ireland tour from March 20-25, 2019 and enjoyed every minute of it! Our tour guide, Nigel O'Connor, was so professional and attentive to the group, always conscious of our schedule for the day but also allowing for slight changes as necessary. For example, two guests wanted to attend St. Michael's early mass one morning and that request was accommodated with an alternate pick up location for them. Thanks so much for a terrific, memorable vacation!

October 2018  •  Discover Northern Ireland

On our 24 day trek through the UK, Chuck and I picked up the Northern Ireland Tour through My Ireland Tours at the Belfast Titanic and continued on with the group of 26. Our driver /guide Nigel was entertaining and knowledgable about the history of the area we travelled through and answered questions for us. The countryside was spectacular, the people of Ireland warm and welcoming and the bus family entertaining. This was our first group trip in our 64 years and we both enjoyed leaving the thinking to a well organized company to do that for us for part of our trip. Cead Mile Failte is just one Gaelic saying we learned, but to all of you Go Raibh Maith Agat.

September 2018  •  Discover Northern Ireland

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Northern Ireland with My Ireland Tours. Accomodations were excellent and the driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

July 2018  •  Discover Northern Ireland

What a great tour. We were fortunate enough to meet our daughter and son-in-law for the Northern Ireland tour. The weather was great, the food was good, and the scenery was fantastic. Our driver guide was David Breen. His knowledge and driving skills were brilliant. He was patient, informative, and funny. Not mentioned on the website is an included train ride along the coast from Coleraine to Derry-beautiful. We met some very nice people on our tour, as well as in the places we visited.

Tour Accommodation and Vehicles

Tour Accommodation

The hotels on this tour offer amazing quality and value to match. 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.

Tour Vehicles

Travel in Style

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.

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.

Vehicle Features

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

What's included in my vacation?

Included

  • Hospitality

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • 5 Evening Meals
  • More

  • Irish Driver-Guide
  • Group Airport Transfers
  • All local taxes
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • Luxury Air Conditioned Coach

Not Included

  • Air fares to and from Ireland
  • Gratuity for the Driver-Guide (one person)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Telephone Charges

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