Giants Causeway, captured on one of our Northern Ireland Tours

Discover Northern Ireland Tour 2021

€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.

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Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Tour

On Day Two you will visit the the City of Belfast. The only city on the island of Ireland to have embraced the Industrial Revolution. You will meet up with your local Belfast City Guide who will explain all about the history of this once troubled city.

Titanic Exhibition, Belfast

Titanic Exhibition

On Day Two you will also visit Titanic Belfast. You will have the opportunity to learn the history of the world's most famous ship, The Titanic. Completed in 1912 on Harland & Wolff's shipyard.

The walled city of Derryt

Derry/Londonderry

On Day Three you will visit Derry/Londonderry. Travelling North West across Northern Ireland from Belfast City.

Bushmills Distillery

Old Bushmills Distillery

On Day Three you will also visit the Old Bushmills Distillery. It is the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Given a Grant to Distil in 1608 but thought to have been producing whiskey 200 years prior to that.

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

The Giant's Causeway

Day Three will also take you to The Giant's Causeway. One of Northern Ireland's most stunning sights. No amount of photographs can ever do the Giants Causeway justice. 37,000 basalt columns extend from cliffs down into the sea.

Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone

Ulster American Folk Park

On Day Four you will visit the Ulster American Folk Park. Here you will hear the reasons why 2 million people left Ulster for America during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Lough Erne Cruise

Cruise Lough Erne

On Day Five you will embark on the Lough Erne Cruise. Here you can enjoy the natural and historic sights of Northern Ireland on a leisurely cruise on picturesque Lough Erne.

Devenish Island, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Devenish Island

On Day Five you will also visit Devenish Island. A stand-out feature of your cruise of Lough Erne. During the 6th Century, St. Molaise founded a monastery here which later became a centre of scholarship.

Trim Castle, County Meath

Trim Castle

Day Five will also take you to Trim Castle. This is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30 year period until its completion in 1206.

Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Tour

On Day Two you will visit the the City of Belfast. The only city on the island of Ireland to have embraced the Industrial Revolution. You will meet up with your local Belfast City Guide who will explain all about the history of this once troubled city.

Titanic Exhibition, Belfast

Titanic Exhibition

On Day Two you will also visit Titanic Belfast. You will have the opportunity to learn the history of the world's most famous ship, The Titanic. Completed in 1912 on Harland & Wolff's shipyard.

The walled city of Derryt

Derry/Londonderry

On Day Three you will visit Derry/Londonderry. Travelling North West across Northern Ireland from Belfast City.

Bushmills Distillery

Old Bushmills Distillery

On Day Three you will also visit the Old Bushmills Distillery. It is the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Given a Grant to Distil in 1608 but thought to have been producing whiskey 200 years prior to that.

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

The Giant's Causeway

Day Three will also take you to The Giant's Causeway. One of Northern Ireland's most stunning sights. No amount of photographs can ever do the Giants Causeway justice. 37,000 basalt columns extend from cliffs down into the sea.

Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone

Ulster American Folk Park

On Day Four you will visit the Ulster American Folk Park. Here you will hear the reasons why 2 million people left Ulster for America during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Lough Erne Cruise

Cruise Lough Erne

On Day Five you will embark on the Lough Erne Cruise. Here you can enjoy the natural and historic sights of Northern Ireland on a leisurely cruise on picturesque Lough Erne.

Devenish Island, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Devenish Island

On Day Five you will also visit Devenish Island. A stand-out feature of your cruise of Lough Erne. During the 6th Century, St. Molaise founded a monastery here which later became a centre of scholarship.

Trim Castle, County Meath

Trim Castle

Day Five will also take you to Trim Castle. This is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30 year period until its completion 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, 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 City, 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 Belfast 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 the Titanic Belfast. The world’s largest Titanic-themed visitor attraction located on the very slipways where she was built in the heart of Belfast. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Belfast City.

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

    Included Today
  • Day 3

    Day 3 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast, you will depart for Derry/Londonderry City.

    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 Bushmills Distillery. Known the around the planet as the oldest licensed distillery. We will stop here for a whiskey tasting. Its grant to distil whiskey was given in 1608 but it is believed that the spirit was probably made here 200 years before that!

    Further north, on the coast you will visit The Giant's Causeway. This prehistoric geological phenomenon is the subject of many myths and legends. There an estimated 37,000 basalt columns extending from cliffs down into the sea.

    This afternoon you will continue west to Derry/Londonderry City for an overnight stay at the Maldron Hotel Derry. Dine at the hotel tonight.

    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 Derry/Londonderry City. This historic fortified walled city is located on the river Foyle in Northern Ireland. The city fortifications are among the best preserved in Europe and were completed in 1618 to defend the city from Gaelic chieftains in Donegal.

    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, enjoy a Lough Erne Cruise. Boasting a rich combination of natural and historic sights, 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, known as 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. The largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30-year period and finished it in 1206. Trim Castle was also a film location for the movie "Braveheart".

    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 2021 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 2021 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 cancellation 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 444 five-star reviews out of a possible 452.

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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