Legends of the Causeway Coast
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Northern Ireland’s Spectacular Causeway Coast & Belfast
Begin your Ulster adventure by enjoying a relaxing, yet scintillating 4 night stay in Belfast, birthplace of the Titanic. Experience a thrilling ride through Titanic’s construction in the shipyards, re-live the drama of her sinking and visit her wreck on the ocean floor all during your time at the Titanic Belfast Centre. However, this city is not just about the Titanic, it is a city full of hidden wonders. Perhaps, take this opportunity to explore the sights and we highly recommend a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol. As well as this, you will get the chance to venture to one of Northern Ireland’s gems: the magical medieval city of Derry. Here, you’ll be close to the spectacular Causeway Coast, a World Heritage Site and an unforgettable experience. Then finally, there is even time to enjoy a tipple of your favourite flavoured whiskey at The Bushmill’s Distillery.
3rd May 2020, 7 June 2020 and 2nd August 2020
Suggested itinerary by coach
Depart the UK
Take the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin (Cairnryan to Belfast available at a supplement). Once you arrive at the Irish ferry port, make the journey on your coach to our Belfast based hotel. The drive from Dublin port to Belfast is approx 1 hour 40 minutes. Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner.
Titanic Belfast and sightseeing
After breakfast, you have a full day to explore Belfast. Over one hundred years on from the launch of the world’s most famous ship, you could experience the amazing Titanic story in the city of her birth – Belfast. Experience a thrilling ride through Titanic’s construction in the shipyards, re-live the drama of her sinking and visit her wreck on the ocean floor all during your time at the Titanic Belfast Centre. As an additional attraction, visit the nearby shipyard and pump house where Titanic was built. In the afternoon, we highly recommend a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol. Here you will enjoy an educational guided tour of the Gaol which housed well known IRA members among other criminals from 1845, right up until the gates were closed one final time as a working prison in 1996. After a fun day, return to your hotel for dinner.
City of Derry
After an enjoyable Irish breakfast, why not visit the enchanting city of Derry and learn the fascinating history behind the 2013 UK City of Culture. First we embark on the most informative attraction in Derry – The Walking Tour. The specialised local tour leader will take you on an educational and emotional journey above and beyond Derry’s historical City walls to get a real insight into this fascinating City. After the tour, visit the enthralling Museum of Free Derry, an archive focussing on the civil rights era of the 1960s and the Free Derry/early troubles era of the 1970s. Afterwards spend free time within this historical City. Be sure to visit Guild Hall; home to the City Council’s chamber and Mayor’s Parlour. You could even wander over the Peace Bridge, Derry’s bridge built over the River Foyle to unite the City. If you would prefer to stay closer to the hotel there are plenty of other highlights to see in Belfast City including City Hall, St. George’s Market, St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Botanic Gardens and the Crown Liquor Saloon, a splendid gin palace and famous landmark – the perfect stop for a refreshment! After an enjoyable day return to your hotel for dinner.
Giants Causeway, Portrush and Bushmills Distillery
After an Irish breakfast, take the behind the scenes tour of the world famous Bushmill’s Distillery and even have a taste of one of the various types of Bushmill’s. Afterwards, travel along the coast to the picturesque harbour town of Portrush. Take a stroll along the harbour and maybe even enjoy a fresh seaside fish and chip lunch! In the afternoon, on your way back to Belfast, take in the beautiful scenery en route to the Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal columns, standing up to 12 metres high. Learn the exciting tale of Finn McCool and discover the on-site exhibition centre. Return to your hotel for dinner.
After a hearty Irish breakfast sadly we say goodbye to Belfast and cross the Irish Sea via Dublin to Holyhead (Belfast to Cairnryan route available with supplement).
Featured hotel – Inspected by great days staff in August 2017
Corrs Corner Hotel
A wonderful homely traditional Irish hotel located on the outskirts of the City of Belfast. In the evenings spend time relaxing in the Corrs Bar & Restaurant. The hotel has been fully refurbished throughout 2016 & 2017 but has kept its traditional & cosy feel. City Centre hotels are available upon request at a supplement.
|3rd May 2020||from £349.00 per person|
|7th June 2020||from £349.00 per person|
|2nd August 2020||from £349.00 per person|
*All prices include return ferry crossing.