Giant's Causeway & Derry (Hotel) - 3 days

Giant's Causeway & Derry (Hotel) - 3 days

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Giant's Causeway & Derry (Hotel) - 3 days

3 Days Starting in Belfast and ending in Armagh & Hillsborough Castle

Visiting: Belfast, Portrush, Londonderry, Ulster American Folk Park, Enniskillen, Armagh, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

Min:5yrs with an adultChild discount available for 5-15 yrs sharing with 2 adults

Interests:

History, Photography

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$781 (USD) Operator discount: -$142 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$22 -17%

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Tour Overview

HOTEL UPGRADE: Take in the best of Northern Ireland on this 3-day group tour from Belfast, staying in 3-star hotels. Drive through incredible coastal scenery to reach the UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway and see the Dark Hedges, used in the filming of Game of Thrones. Take in the historic walls of Derry and join an optional walking tour of the city. Learn about American emigration to Ireland at the Ulster American Folk Park, stay in the island town of Enniskillen, visit Armagh and the royal Hillsborough Castle.

Highlights

  • Causeway Coastal Route - Marvel at long stretches of picturesque coastline, including dramatic cliffs and wheeling seabirds

  • Giant's Causeway - Discover this incredible UNESCO-listed rock formation, one of the highlights of Northern Ireland

  • Ulster American Folk Park - Learn about the close links between the USA and Ireland at this informative and interesting destination

  • Derry - See the incredibly well-preserved city walls and explore this historic city at your own pace

  • Enniskillen - Spend the night in Ireland's only island town, with free time to cruise Lough Erne or visit the town castle

  • Hillsborough Castle - Stroll through the pretty gardens of this royal castle and opt to head inside to explore the state rooms

Itinerary

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Day 1: Belfast
Location: Belfast, Portrush

Belfast - Portrush. Departing Belfast, we head north along the mesmerizing and picturesque Causeway Coastal Route. Admire craggy cliffs, majestic ruined castles, and the sweeping Glens of Antrim, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.



The highlight of this coastal drive is the magnificent Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO-listed geological formation where history, myth, and the sheer power of geology converge in a spectacular display. Marvel at this highlight of Northern Ireland before we continue to the Dark Hedges. This haunting avenue of beech trees was originally planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century to create an impressive approach to their mansion, and it has since gained fame as the filming location for the Kings Road in Game of Thrones.



After being invigorated by the refreshing sea air and the mind-blowing scenery, we arrive in the charming town of Portrush in the late afternoon. The rest of today is at leisure.



Please note: Pick up point for this tour is at 8:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:00) - Belfast Pick-Up, Donegall Square West, Belfast, BT1 6JH

Day 2: Derry
Location: Portrush, Londonderry, Ulster American Folk Park, Enniskillen
Meals Included: Breakfast

Portrush - Derry - Ulster American Folk Park - Enniskillen. Departing Portrush, we head towards the border with the Republic of Ireland and the city of Derry (Londonderry). Derry teems with history, from its remarkably well-preserved historic walls to the poignant murals that commemorate its troubled past. With some free time on your hands, you have the option to independently explore Derry or join a guided walking tour.



Our next visit is to the Ulster American Folk Park, a fascinating destination that delves into the tale of emigration from Ulster to North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. There is a long intertwined history between the USA and Ireland. President Joe Biden's family hail originally from County Mayo and John F Kennedy's four grandparents were all children of Irish immigrants.



Our final destination today is the island town of Enniskillen. Take advantage of the evening to leisurely stroll through the beautiful surroundings or immerse yourself in the renowned Irish hospitality by engaging in friendly conversations with the locals at a cosy pub.

Day 3: Armagh & Hillsborough Castle
Location: Enniskillen, Armagh, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, Belfast
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enniskillen - Armagh - Hillsborough Castle - Belfast. This morning is free to further explore Enniskillen. You could visit one of the local art galleries, explore the 15th-century castle or cruise on Lough Erne.



Bidding farewell to Enniskillen, we head east to Armagh. This city is particularly devoted to St Patrick, as evidenced by its two cathedrals dedicated to him. Armagh is also famous for its Bramley apples, so be sure to sample the local ciders and the renowned Irish Black Butter.



Our final visit is to royal Hillsborough Castle, which boasts magnificent gardens. Here, you can explore the ornamental grounds, tranquil woodlands, and delightful glens that have delighted both the Royal Family and countless visitors. If you wish, you can also choose to visit the beautiful state rooms of the castle and learn more about its fascinating history (tickets subject to availability). From Hillsborough Castle, it is just a short journey back to Belfast, where our tour comes to an end.



Please note: This tour finishes at 17:30 - Belfast Drop Off, Donegall Square West, Belfast, BT1 6JH

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    3-star hotels

  • 2 breakfasts

  • 2 nights 3-star hotel

  • Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning

  • All road tolls

  • Escorted by a local driver-guide 

  • 20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

  • Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

What's Not Included

  • Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)

  • International flights & visas

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

  • Meals not specified in itinerary

  • Entry fees

  • Entry fees unless specified

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  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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09-Aug-2023

I had used them once before and loved them. I decided to try them again for a Baltic tour not knowing that they put me on another Tour group- Baltic vision. Loved that tour but was not impressed they marked up the cost for me over 100%. I understand taking some for yourself because of paperwork, but over double the cost everyone else paid on the tour. Just double check before you book with them that you’re not over paying.

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19-Aug-2023

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