2020 - Northern Welcome

9 Days/8 Nights

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Witness a turf-cutting demonstration. Turf has been used as fuel throughout the years in Ireland.
  • Exlore Derry with a local guide, learning about its turbulent history from medieval days through the recent peace process.

    Dining Experiences

  • 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 6 dinners (D) including a traditional dinner and show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub, Walled City Brewery Restaurant and Dunboyne Castle Hotel.

    Trip Highlights

  • Giant's Causeway
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Westport House

    Hotels - 8 Nights

  • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan - Dublin (2)
  • Wyatt Hotel - Westport (2)
  • Maldron Hotel - Derry (2)
  • Europa Hotel - Belfast (1)
  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel - Dunboyne (1)
  • Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14514695

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2019
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin Arrival & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum : Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your hotel in Stillorgan, a suburban village of Dublin. Take a guided panoramic tour of Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses with brightly painted doors and the wide thoroughfare of O'Connell Street. Tour Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national necropolis, a "Who's Who" of modern Irish history. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before enjoying dinner on your own at the hotel or in the nearby coastal town of Dun Laoghaire
    Day 2DublinDublin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Merry Ploughboy Pub Dinner Show : Spend some time touring Dublin independently with tickets for the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and choose one of four of Ireland's most popular attractions: Guinness Storehouse, GPO Witness History, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or Teeling Distillery. In the evening, enjoy a meal of Irish specialties and a traditional show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. (B, D)
    Day 3WestportSean's Bar & Galway Walking Tour : Travel to Athlone in County Roscommon to enjoy a CIE Tours' Exclusive, a visit to Sean's Bar. Founded in 900 AD, it is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as Europe's oldest pub; raise a glass there as thirsty patrons have done for centuries. Journey on to beautiful Galway where you'll have lunch on your own before taking a walking tour of this vibrant harbor city. Proceed to the charming coastal town of Westport for a dinner at your hotel this evening. (B, D)
    Day 4WestportWestport Walking Tour & Westport House : Start the day with a walking tour of Westport. Travel around Clew Bay, which is reputed to have 365 islands, to access Achill Island by bridge. Follow the Atlantic Drive to capture wonderful views of steeply sloped mountains plunging into the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Near Slievemore, see the Deserted Village and stop in Keel for a casual lunch. Return to Westport and take a tour around the stately Westport House, which contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine there. The evening is free for independent exploration and dining in Westport. (B, L)
    Day 5DerrySheepdog Demonstration & Donegal : Enjoy a scenic drive to County Sligo, where you'll stop for lunch. Proceed on for a visit to Atlantic Sheepdogs Farm to see a demonstration of trained sheepdogs herding sheep. Travel through rugged countryside and stop in Donegal for some free time to explore. Continue to Derry, where you'll have time relax or explore before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
    Day 6DerryInishowen Peninsula & Derry's Walls : Travel around the Inishowen Peninsula, a 100-mile scenic route. Drive alongside Lough Foyle, to Banba's Crown on Malin Head, the most northerly point of the Irish mainland, to admire stunning seascapes. Enjoy tea and scones with your fellow travelers at the Seaview Tavern before continuing towards Buncrana. Upon returning to Derry, join a local guide for a short walk around Derry's medieval city walls that completely encircle the old city center. Learn about the city's turbulent history through the centuries. Take a walk across the Peace Bridge and complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant for dinner with a flight of 4 beers and a bottle of CIE Tours' signature beer to take away. (B, D)
    Day 7BelfastGiant's Causeway & Turf-Cutting Demonstration : See the natural wonder that is the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Take some time at the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for a talk and turf-cutting presentation before enjoying tea and scones. Drive south along the Glens of Antrim, one of Ireland's popular scenic routes to discover lovely views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This area is where many scenes from "Game of Thrones" were filmed. Travel on to Belfast where you will have some leisure time to explore independently before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
    Day 8DunboyneTitanic Belfast & Northern Ireland Farmhouse Kitchen Experience : Discover Belfast and see the prominent buildings, political murals, and the docks where the RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit the magnificent Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the story of this iconic liner. Depart for dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
    Day 9DublinTour Ends in Dublin : Your program ends after breakfast. (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/07/2020$2,099.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    04/25/2020$2,699.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/09/2020$2,279.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/06/2020$2,399.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/13/2020$2,399.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/20/2020$2,849.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/27/2020$2,399.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/04/2020$2,399.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/11/2020$2,399.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/25/2020$2,849.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/05/2020$2,799.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/12/2020$2,399.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/26/2020$2,349.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/03/2020$2,299.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/10/2020$2,049.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/17/2020$2,499.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Talbot Hotel Stillorgan - Dublin (2)
    Wyatt Hotel - Westport (2)
    Maldron Hotel - Derry (2)
    Europa Hotel - Belfast (1)
    Dunboyne Castle Hotel - Dunboyne (1)

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