9 Night Discovering Northern Ireland Group Tour

Overview for the 9 Night Discovering Northern Ireland Group Tour

This group tour of Northern Ireland will stop at the region’s top attractions and most scenic locations. Beginning your tour in Belfast, you will have the opportunity to visit the newly opened Titanic Centre and the famous Shankill Road. Travelling south-east of Belfast your group will discover the picturesque Ards Peninsula and travel to Downpatrick, one of Ireland’s most ancient towns and St. Patrick’s final resting place. See the Mourne coast which is believed to have been the inspiration for C.S Lewis’s ‘Narnia’ and visit Armagh, one of Ireland’s oldest cities. Your group will discover the lovely Lakeland area of Enniskillen with its 600 year old castle and visit Derry, Ireland’s last surviving walled City. Finally, no group tour of Northern Ireland is complete without stopping at the amazing Giant’s Causeway where legend has it that the Giant Finn McCool laid the causeway to provide himself with a path across the Irish Sea to Scotland to fight the Scottish Giant Benandonner!

Included in This Tour-

  • Transfers on arrival and departure by private coach
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary in a luxury coach with an experienced  driver/guide or driver and licensed guide
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities for 8 nights
  • Irish breakfast daily
  • 5 hotel table d’hote dinners
  • Strangford Loch Ferry
  • Walking tour of Derry
  • Entrance fees to the following attractions: The Titanic Museum, The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Down Cathedral, St. Patrick Centre, Greencastle, Armagh City Museum, Saint Patrick Church of Ireland Cathedral, Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Cathedral, Navan Fort & Visitor Centre, Enniskillen Castle and Fermanagh County Museum, Ulster American Folk Park, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery, Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage per person at each hotel
  • Service charges and tax at hotels (at current rate)
  • Complimentary Tour Leader Places for Groups (depending on numbers)

Overnights for this Tour

  • Belfast for 2 nights
  • Newcastle for 1 night
  • Armagh for 1 night
  • Enniskillen for 1 night
  • Derry for 2 nights
  • Belfast for 1 night

Tour Highlights

Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park

The Ulster American Folk Park is an open-air museum in Castletown, just outside Omagh, in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The Park explores the historical link between Ulster and America, focusing particularly on the lifestyle and experiences of those immigrants who sailed from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is one of three national museums of Northern Ireland. The Folk Park provides a living history experience with historic buildings transported from all over Ulster, expertly reconstructed and authentically furnished, while demonstrators in period costumes go about their everyday tasks, illustrating what life was like in Ulster centuries ago. There are around 30 exhibits in total, recreating the old world of Ulster and the new world of the US in the 18th and 19...read more

Giants Causeway

Giants Causeway

The Giant's Causeway (or Irish: Clochán na bhFómharach) is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about two miles (3 km) north of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest a...read more

Old Bushmills Distillery

Old Bushmills Distillery

In 2008, Bushmills celebrates 400 years of local distilling history…a unique, unbroken whiskey-making tradition still very much alive today at the Old Bushmills Distillery. Just two miles from the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, the distillery lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty which is rich in history and folklore. At Bushmills, the visitor can observe the craft and skills of making Irish whiskey. The guided tour includes the ingredients and processes, spring water from Saint Columb’s Rill and the finest malted barley, to the art of triple distillation in copper stills and ageing in oak casks. Of course, no visit would be complete without enjoying a complimentary glass of Bushmills whiskey. Today, Bushmills is a well known name for smooth, distinctiv...read more

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge near, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. The site is owned and maintained by the National Trust, spans twenty metres and is thirty metres above the rocks below. Today the bridge is mainly a tourist attraction, with 227,000 visitors in 2007. The bridge is now taken down every year in late October or early November, depending on weather conditions, having been put up in March. Carrick-a-rede means 'rock in the road'. It is thought salmon fishermen have been erecting bridges to the island for over 350 years. It has taken many forms over the years. In the 1970s it featured only a single handrail and large gaps between the slats. A version of the bridge, tested up...read more

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is an unbelievable, unmissable experience. Located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction, Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. Housed in an iconic, six-floor building and extending over nine galleries, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. Titanic Belfast tells this world-famous story using contemporary interactive technology, special effects and even a thrilling shipyard ride where you will hear the sound of riveting and experience the smells of melting steel as you journey through what it was like to be a shipyard worker in Belfast more than 100 years ago....read more