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Ireland - Northern Contrasts

Ireland - Northern Contrasts

Enjoy an interesting break in this splendid part of Ireland.

We are returning to Northern Ireland where we will enjoy its spectacular scenery of the Antrim coastline, and its unique attractions like the Giants Causeway, the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and take a train ride along the historic coastline. We also include a walking tour of the city of Derry/Londonderry, a visit to the popular Titanic Museum and a guided coach tour of the city of Belfast.

Day 1

We join our coach from your joining point and make our way to the ferry port of Holyhead to catch the ferry to Dublin. On our arrival we continue by the motorway network to our overnight hotel in Dundalk and our evening meal.


Day 2

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we continue into the city of Belfast where a local guide joins us for a two hour tour. Afterwards we travel to the Titanic Museum, built especially to learn about the history of the ship "Titanic". The museum has nine interactive galleries with special effects, full scale reconstructions and a shipyard to explore. After an informative day we continue onto Coleraine and our hotel.

B, D

Day 3

Today after breakfast we travel to the town's railway station where we catch a local train that follows the historic coastline to Derry/Londonderry. We meet our guide for a two hour walking tour of this historic city, the only completely walled city in Ireland. We learn about the history of The Bloody Sunday Story, The Marching traditions and its city walls. Afterwards there will be a small amount of free time before re-joining our coach back to our hotel in Coleraine.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast we join our coach and travel the short distance to Bushmills Whiskey Distillery for a guided tour and complimentary tasting. Afterwards we visit the star attraction the National Trust's Giants Causeway. You can visit the visitor centre but if you want to visit the stones you must either walk both ways or take the shuttle bus at an extra cost to see them. Time permitting we make a short stop at the nearby seaside resort of Portrush.

B, D

Day 5

This morning after breakfast we join our coach and travel south crossing the border into Eire and our overnight hotel in Dundalk.

B, D

Day 6

We enjoy an early breakfast before leaving the hotel for the journey to Dublin where our guide joins the coach for a half day guided tour of the city learning about its history. We continue onto the ferry for the afternoon sailing back to Holyhead. On our arrival we continue back to your joining point arriving late evening.



We would like to advise that passengers will require some form of photo identification for this holiday, such as Passport, Driving license with photo or local bus pass.

B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

Hotel Details:


Overnight Hotel: Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk.

This four star hotel is set in 130 acres of parkland located between Carlingford and Dundalk. All the bedrooms are en suite with television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.


Main Hotel: The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.

This three star hotel is located in the suburbs of Coleraine, a twenty minute walk from the town centre. The bedrooms are served by a lift and are en suite with hairdryer, television and tea/coffee making facilities.



Price Includes:>


  • Five Nights Hotel Accommodation.

  • Meals on a Half Board basis.

  • A two hour guided tour of Belfast.

  • A visit to the Titanic Museum.

  • A visit to Derry/Londonderry with a guided walk in the city.

  • A visit to the famous Giants Causeway.

  • A visit to Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.

  • Services of Coach and Driver.



Please Note:

On this holiday we will be staying in Eire/Southern Ireland for both overnight stays so you will require photographic identification and the currency will be Euros. For Northern Ireland you can take UK sterling currency.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bromyard Bus Stop, Pump Street, Bromyard
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Commercial Road Bus Station,
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Hereford Whitecross Whitecross Roundabout, Co-op Bus Stop, Hereford
Ledbury Market House, Ledbury
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Ludlow Smithfield Car Park, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow,
Shropshire, SY8 1RN
Ludlow P&R Eco Park, Park & Ride Bus Stop, Ludlow.
Ross On Wye Bus Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Tenbury Wells Bus Stop, TSB Bank, Teme Street, Tenbury Wells
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