6-day Craic and Culture in Dublin and Belfast £549pp!
Ireland has it all; from postcard-perfect coastlines, ruffled hillsides, bucket-list-worthy landscapes and small cities with big personalities. Must-sees include historic Belfast, where we discover the story of the Titanic in all its grandeur, to the toe-tappingly vibrant Dublin; alive with traditional music and its famously friendly culture. We also have the chance to visit the famous Giant’s Causeway on this bustling break that promises to be great craic. Find out more about Ireland here.
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin where our tour manager joins us. We continue onwards to our overnight hotel in the Dublin area.
Day 2 – Dublin
We start the morning with a city tour of Dublin led by a local guide. This pint-sized capital city is crammed full of character and personality, and we discover layers of history within the streets; a patchwork of medieval castles and cathedrals. Highlights of our tour include St Stephen’s Green, Trinity College and many iconic landmarks in between. Cameras at the ready for the Molly Malone statue, before we enjoy some time at leisure – while humming “cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh” – as we explore the city at our own pace.
This afternoon we leave Dublin and we make our way to the Ramada by Wyndham Hotel in Belfast city centre, our base for the next three nights.
Day 3 – Belfast & Titanic Belfast
This morning provides the chance to explore the lively city of Belfast during a tour led by a local guide. Northern Ireland’s capital has undergone a striking transformation, and we learn all about its fascinating history as an industrial dynamo with fingers in all sorts of pies; from tobacco, linen and, of course, shipbuilding.
A day out in Belfast would not be complete without a visit to Titanic Belfast, this state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition is easily the city’s most visited attraction. Located at the original shipyard, we walk in the footsteps of the men who built RMS Titanic; the world’s most famous ship.
Day 4 – Giant’s Causeway & Coleraine-Derry~Londonderry Train
Today we head to the incredible Giant’s Causeway; the grand rock formation on everyone’s bucket list. Like a huge game of Jenga that got out of hand, these hexagonal volcanic columns are guarded by the foaming ocean and dramatic cliffs.
From here we head to catch the Coleraine to Derry~Londonderry train, described by Michael Palin as “one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world”. We sit back, relax and soak up the stunning views of lush green countryside, golden sands, rolling waves and striking cliffs before we disembark in Derry~Londonderry. With some free time to explore the compact streets within the only completely walled city on the island of Ireland, the striking Peace Bridge arching over the River Foyle is well worth a photo stop.
Day 5 – Dublin & Guinness Storehouse Brewery
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we enjoy a self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse Brewery. Every great afternoon in Dublin starts with a pint of the ‘black stuff’ and today is no different as we explore seven fascinating floors all dedicated to the tale of Ireland’s most iconic beer. We make our way through a series of audio-visual experiences exploring the history, brewing process and advertising successes of the beverage before we enjoy a picture-perfect pint in the rooftop Gravity Bar.
After our tour, we enjoy some free time at leisure. Temple Bar, the cobbled district where merriment meets live music is a must-see before we head off to our overnight hotel in the Dublin area.
We check out of our hotel very early to catch the ferry back to Holyhead; therefore a voucher will be provided to enjoy breakfast on board. On arrival in Holyhead, we continue our journey home.
Ramada by Wyndham Hotel
The 3* Ramada by Wyndham Hotel is situated in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and within two minute’s walk of the Titanic Quarter and many exciting shops. The hotel offers comfortable en-suite rooms complete with a power shower, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a 40-inch flat-screen TV. There is also a bar and a restaurant.
We also spend the first and last night of our stay at a conveniently located 3* hotel in the Dublin area.
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Price correct as of 13/03/2023
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