Tour Northern Ireland and the Atlantic Coast with a 5-day tour. The tour will depart from Dublin on Wednesdays from May through September.
The Northern Ireland tour will stay one night in Portrush, one night in Donegal, and two nights in Westport. The scope of the tour will include the modern history of Belfast, the traditional Gaelic culture of Donegal, and the dramatic sea cliffs, ancient castles, and wonderful scenery of Northern Ireland.
- Tour days: Wednesday departures from Dublin at 9:00 AM returning Sunday around 7:00 PM from May through September
- Departure location: opposite the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street in Dublin
- Highlights of the Ireland tour: Belfast, Titanic Quarter, Giant's Causeway, Portrush, Derry, Donegal, County Mayo, Westport, Connemara, Galway
- Children's rate: 5-15 years of age
- Tour Code: NIA
- Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
- Included: transportation in a Mercedes minicoach with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour; Services or a professional driver guide
- Exclusions: accommodations (we'll happily book these for you)*, meals, and entrances to attractions
Departing Dublin at 09.00 you will travel north towards the border with Northern Ireland then into Belfast and the Titanic Quarter. In the afternoon, you will experience the contrasts between the busy city and beautiful scenery of the Antrim Coast and Glens. The tour will follow part of this coast from Ballycastle along to the world famous Giant's Causeway. You will spend time exploring this area before arriving in Portrush for the night.
The first stop will be in Derry before crossing back into the Republic of Ireland. You will then travel into County Donegal with its stunning scenery and strong Gaelic culture. The route will pass Glenveagh National Park and Errigal Mountain before following the coast through traditional fishing villages. You will spend the night in Donegal.
Today the tour will take you to County Sligo to see the beautiful beaches at Strandhill as well as the dramatic mountain scenery of Ben Bulben.The tour will turn westwards into County Mayo and the road will take you through large areas of farmland, bog, and open moor with views to distant hills before returning to the Atlantic Coast and Achill Island. You will spend the next 2 nights in Westport.
On this day, you will explore the area of Connemara. Possible places to visit will include the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Clifden, the Sky Road, and the Twelve Bens of Connemara. You will overnight again in Westport.
You will leave Westport behind and travel inland through the heart of Connemara to the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib. There will be time for a visit to Cong Abbey or the Quiet Man Museum. From there you will pass through the Maam Valley and then on to Galway City. You will arrive back in Dublin about 7:00 PM.
*Please note: The tour price does not include accommodations, but this gives you the freedom to choose your budget and the type of accommodation you wish to enjoy. You can choose a hostel, a B&B, or hotel. We will make your reservations for you. Accommodation on the tours is dispersed around various villages and towns. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings may limit the choice of accommodations. available.