Northern Ireland Tours 2020 | 6 Day Escorted Tour of Northern Ireland
Giants Causeway, captured on one of our Northern Ireland Tours

Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2020

€895 – €995
6 Days / 5 Nights
Max. 26 Guests
Fully Inclusive Package

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 Gallery

Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Tour

On Day Two take in the history of the glorious City of Belfast. The only city on the island of Ireland to have embraced the Industrial Revolution. Linen, tobacco and rope were all produced here at one time. This afternoon, delve deeper into the history of this once troubled city with your local Belfast City Guide.

Titanic Exhibition, Belfast

Titanic Exhibition

On Day Two, during your time in Belfast, you will have the chance to visit the home and learn the history of the world's most famous ship, The Titanic. Built between 1909 and 1912 on Harland & Wolff's shipyard.

The walled city of Derry

Derry/Londonderry

On Day Three, travelling North West across Northern Ireland from Belfast City, today you will reach the historic fortified walled city of Derry/Londonderry.

Bushmills Distillery

Old Bushmills Distillery

On Day Three, in County Antrim, you will find the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. One story from 1276 tells of an early settler, Sir Robert Savage, fortifying his troops with "a mighty drop of acqua vitae" from the distillery to defeat the Irish troops.

The Giant's Causeway, on the County Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

The Giant's Causeway

On Day Three witness sight that can only be properly appreciated by the naked eye. Photographs of The Giant's Causeway, while spectacular, can never do it justice. See 37,000 staggered basalt columns flow from cliffs down into the sea.

Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone

Ulster American Folk Park

On Day Four you will pass through County Tyrone and into County Fermanagh. See the Ulster American Folk Park, an open-air museum, that explores the reasons why two million people left Ulster for America during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Lough Erne Cruise

Lough Erne Cruise

On Day Five, after breakfast, you can enjoy the natural and historic sights of Northern Ireland on a leisurely cruise on Lough Erne.

Devenish Island, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Devenish Island

On Day Five, during today's cruise of Lough Erne, you will have the opportunity to visit Devenish Island. The home of a former monastery, founded in the 6th Century by St. Molaise.

Trim Castle in County Meath

Trim Castle

Day Five. Our Last stop today will be at Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Built over a 30 year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter Trim Castle was completed in 1206.

Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Tour

On Day Two take in the history of the glorious City of Belfast. The only city on the island of Ireland to have embraced the Industrial Revolution. Linen, tobacco and rope were all produced here at one time. This afternoon, delve deeper into the history of this once troubled city with your local Belfast City Guide.

Titanic Exhibition, Belfast

Titanic Exhibition

On Day Two, during your time in Belfast, you will have the chance to visit the home and learn the history of the world's most famous ship, The Titanic. Built between 1909 and 1912 on Harland & Wolff's shipyard.

The walled city of Derry

Derry/Londonderry

On Day Three, travelling North West across Northern Ireland from Belfast City, today you will reach the historic fortified walled city of Derry/Londonderry.

Bushmills Distillery

Old Bushmills Distillery

On Day Three, in County Antrim, you will find the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. One story from 1276 tells of an early settler, Sir Robert Savage, fortifying his troops with "a mighty drop of acqua vitae" from the distillery to defeat the Irish troops.

The Giant's Causeway, on the County Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

The Giant's Causeway

On Day Three witness sight that can only be properly appreciated by the naked eye. Photographs of The Giant's Causeway, while spectacular, can never do it justice. See 37,000 staggered basalt columns flow from cliffs down into the sea.

Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone

Ulster American Folk Park

On Day Four you will pass through County Tyrone and into County Fermanagh. See the Ulster American Folk Park, an open-air museum, that explores the reasons why two million people left Ulster for America during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Lough Erne Cruise

Lough Erne Cruise

On Day Five, after breakfast, you can enjoy the natural and historic sights of Northern Ireland on a leisurely cruise on Lough Erne.

Devenish Island, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Devenish Island

On Day Five, during today's cruise of Lough Erne, you will have the opportunity to visit Devenish Island. The home of a former monastery, founded in the 6th Century by St. Molaise.

Trim Castle in County Meath

Trim Castle

Day Five. Our Last stop today will be at Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Built over a 30 year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter Trim Castle was completed in 1206.

Tour Itinerary: Day by Day

Tour Itinerary:

Six days of remarkable locations and unforgettable experiences awaits on the Discover Northern Ireland Tour. Click on the days below to find out what adventures await you on each day of your tour.

  • Day 1

    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 Irish tour guide (who is also your driver). 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.

    Dine & Overnight at the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.

    Included Today
  • Day 2

    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

    Day 3 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast 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.

    Guests who started their tour on the 22 of July and 5th August will dine and stay tonight at the Everglades Hotel Derry.

    Both of these 4 Star hotels are located in Derry / Londonderry city.

    Included Today
  • Day 4

    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

    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

    Day 6: Departure

    Today marks the end of the Discover Northern Ireland Tour.

    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).

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Deposit

The Deposit for the Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2020 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 2020 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: 50% of total price
39 to 14 days before start of tour: 75% of total price
Less than 14 days before start of tour: 100% of total price

Reviews of this tour

October 2019  •  Discover Northern Ireland

Tour of Northern Ireland. Brilliantly organised, right amount of time in each place. Led by Kieran who was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Very safe and professional driving. Good attention to detail throughout. Hotels of good standard. May well choose your company for another trip. Thank you.

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.

45% of our guest reviews mention their tour guide by name

About your Tour Guide

Perhaps the most vital ingredient of any tour is your tour guide. Acting not only as your guide but also as your driver, their knowledge and experience, their passion and personality form the foundation on which any successful tour is built.

That's why we only work with the very best guides in Ireland. As our past guests know, our tour guides are a big reason why we're Ireland's best-rated tour operator, with 443 five-star reviews out of a possible 451.

You can expect your tour guide to be...
  • 100% Irish
  • Passionate about Ireland
  • Fully Qualified as an Irish Guide
  • An experienced professional
  • An expert on Irish history & culture
  • Impeccably safe in all driving conditions
  • Fully committed to your care

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.

About your Tour Bus

On a tour vacation, the journey can be just as important as the destination. That's why our tour buses are all of the highest standards both in terms of luxury and reliability.

We deliberately leave some seats empty. In fact, we use 34-seater coaches, but limit the number of participants to 26. That's because we want all of our guests to be able to spread out, relax and enjoy the journey. This smaller group size is a core principle in our tours.

Please note: the bus shown in the gallery below is one of the 34-seater coaches used on our tours for max. 26 guests. For any reason, should one of these become unavailable for your tour we will endeavour to provide an equally luxurious and comfortable touring bus.

Past guests loved...

  • The space to spread out
  • The tinted Windows
  • The panoramic outlook
  • The air conditioning
  • The on-board fridges

What's included in my vacation?

Included

  • Hospitality

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

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

Not Included

  • Airport Transfer on Day 6
  • Air fares to and from Ireland
  • Gratuity for your Tour Guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches
  • Beverages, except Tea / Coffee with Breakfast & Evening Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Telephone Charges
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