8 Day The Northern Ireland Classic: 3* Hotel self-drive tour






Inclusions

Suggested Visits:

  • The Boyne Valley
  • Cooley Peninsula
  • Mountains of Mourne
  • Belfast City Hall
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • The Walled City of Derry
  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Connemara

 Price Includes:

  • 7 nights sharing a double/twin room at specified properties (Pre- booked Accommodation)
  • Room with private facilities
  • 7 full Irish breakfasts
  • Service Charges & taxes at exiting rates
  • Heritage Island Touring Guide and Explorer Coupon

 Example Hotels (or Similar):

  • Louth – 3* Ramada Resort Dundalk
  • Belfast – 3* Ibis City Centre Hotel
  • Derry – 3* Waterfoot Hotel
  • Donegal – 3* Central Hotel Donegal
  • Mayo – 3* Downhill Inn Hotel
  • Meath – 4* City North Hotel

 Example Manor House Hotels (or Similar):

  • Louth –4* Bellingham Castle
  • Belfast – 4* Galgorm Manor Resort & Spa

Itinerary

Day 1 – Dublin Arrival

Welcome to Dublin airport, pick up your car and make your way to your accommodation in County Louth. Take the day to discover County Louth, known as the “wee county”. From the River Boyne & the historic Boyne Valley to the dramatic scenery around Carlingford Lough and the mountainous Cooley Peninsula, take some time to discover this region on the Capital’s doorsteps.

Overnight: Louth area

 

Day 2 – Belfast City  Image result for images of northern ireland

Today, take the time to discover Belfast and its rich history. You can walk towards Albert Memorial Clock tower and the Opera House, which is one of Belfast’s great landmarks. You will pass by the City Hall, the Crown Bar, Queens University and the Botanic Garden. Do not forget to go visit the Titanic Experience, located in the heart of Belfast, the attraction recreates the story of the world’s most famous ship in a new iconic, six floor building right Derry. Founded in the 6th century by St Columba, Derry is the second largest city and port of Northern Ireland. Derry has a heavy historical past and has suffered a lot through violence. Today Derry enjoys the advantages of the new peaceful atmosphere in Northern Ireland politics and its city centre is again lively and pleasant.

Overnight: Derry area

 

Day 3 – Giant’s Causeway & Derry

This morning, leave Belfast for a drive along the Antrim Coast, the magnificent coast runs north from Larne and curves around the base of steep headlands, through which the beautiful glens of Antrim open to the sea. On the northern coast the Giant’s Causeway, a striking basalt rock formation, is truly awe-inspiring. After visiting the famous UNESCO site, continue through Portrush & Portstewart to arrive in Derry. Founded in the 6th century by St Columba, Derry is the second largest city and port of Northern Ireland. Derry has a heavy historical past and has suffered a lot through violence. Today Derry enjoys the advantages of the new peaceful atmosphere in Northern Ireland politics and its city centre is again lively and pleasant.

Overnight: Derry area

 

Day 4 – Glenveagh National Park

Today, take the time to discover one of Ireland’s most secret and wild region. You can for example explore Glenveagh National Park. Situated in northwest Donegal, the core area of Glenveagh National Park was formerly an enormous private estate of over 9,500 hectares in extent. The present day National Park now includes elements of another large estate and has a total area of over 16,500 hectares, making it Ireland’s largest.

Overnight: Donegal Town area

 

Day 5 – Donegal to Mayo  Related image

Travel along and take in the scenery of Ireland’s very own Surf Coast. You do not have to be a surfer to enjoy some breath-taking landscapes. For example, take the time to stop at Sliabh Liag, one of the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe providing one of the finest views from the Wild Atlantic Way out across the wide expanse of the ocean. Continue towards county Mayo along the coast. Your next stop should be at Downpatrick Head. This jagged Mayo headland looms an astonishing 126ft above the crashing Atlantic and is named after the country’s patron Saint. Continue towards County Mayo, your home for the night.

Overnight: Mayo area.

Day 6 – Connemara

This morning travel to County Galway and visit Connemara. It is a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains. A land of small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed since the beginning of time. It is without a doubt the wildest and the most romantic part of Ireland. On its northern shore the land is harsher and more secret, with spectacular views of the Ocean and the beautiful fjord of Killary Harbour, Connemara is a real paradise for Nature lovers and those in search of strong emotions.

Overnight: Mayo area.

 

Day 7 – Mayo to Meath 

This morning leave the West coast of Ireland to return towards Dublin. On the way, get off the beaten track and discover Lough Key Forest Park, a forest park comprising of some

350 hectares of mixed woodlands, a lake and a number of islands. It constitutes one of the most extensive and picturesque forest parks in Ireland. Leave the park to continue towards county Meath and the Boyne Valley for your last night. The Boyne valley is without a doubt the historical region of the whole island, therefore it is not surprising to find here the most important Irish monuments such as Newgrange, Knowth or Loughcrew Cairns.

Overnight: Meath area

 

Day 8 – Dublin Departure 

Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home.

 

Prices

The Northern Classic Tour: 3* Hotels

7 Night Packages (excluding transport)

Twin Per Peron

Single Supplement

January – March

583

453

April & October

648

453

May

756

453

June & September

756

453

July – August

756

453

November – December

583

453

 

 

Please note: car hire, fuel, additional vehicle insurance, departure transfer, items of a personal nature, etc are not included in the above price.
Prices are correct at time of publishing, 11/09/17, and may change due to exchange rates, taxes, etc.  
Price is in Australian Dollars.