Giant’s Causeway, Belfast, Cliffs of Moher, Inis Mór & Galway
Set your sights on the North of Ireland and the province of Ulster, with its stunning landscape and turbulent history. From the ancient past to the Troubles of recent times, there’s the unforgettable scenery of Inis Mór, the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway and the Antrim Coast. Along with the vibrant cities of Derry and Belfast and their fascinating stories, this is a part of the Emerald Isle that once experienced is never forgotten.
- Your fan-feckin-tastic Irish Guide
- All transport around the Emerald Isle
- 4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts
- Inis Mór ferry and transfer
- Cliffs of Moher entry
- The Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre entry
- Black Cab Tour of Belfast
- Award-winning Derry Walking Tour
- Cycle the Gaelic island of Inis Mór
- Take an award winning walking tour of Derry
- View the political murals of Belfast on a black cab tour
- Discover the vibrant streets of Galway with its many buskers
H: Included Highlights
F: Free Time Option
Day 1: Dublin to Ballintoy
Tour starts 8.30am. We head north and cross the border into Belfast. Take time to see the city and visit Belfast’s Titanic Experience to learn about the iconic yet doomed ship. You also have the chance to do a famous Black Cab Tour with a local at the wheel and explore the Loyalist and Republican heartlands with their famous political murals. Onward to check out the 'Dark Hedges' before arriving in the rural village of Ballintoy. Here you can then visit the stunning Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge where you can sway Indiana Jones' style over the choppy Atlantic Ocean below.
H: Visit the mysterious ‘Dark Hedges’
F: Hear about the Troubles on a black cab tour in Belfast
F: Cross the Atlantic on the perilous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Day 2: Ballintoy to Derry
What a way to start the day, The Giant's Causeway! Follow in the footsteps of Giants on the eighth natural wonder of the world, with its thousands of hexagonal columns you can make up your mind what caused it; a giant or geology? We travel further along the beautiful coast to Derry, our home for the night. This medieval city will test your emotions as you are brought face to face with its troubled history both past and present. (B)
H: Visit the amazing Giant’s Causeway
F: Take an award-winning walking tour of Derry
Day 3: Derry to Galway
Today we make our way back to the Republic of Ireland. We visit the final resting place of our world famous poet W.B. Yeats before travelling on to the quaint town of Westport for lunch. The wild and rugged Connemara mountains and glens await you before we hit the cultural capital of Ireland, Galway. Also known as the 'City of the Tribes', Galway’s lively atmosphere and buskers will leave you wanting more. (B)
H: Admire the wild mountain scenery of Connemara
H: Discover the vibrant streets of Galway with its many buskers
Day 4: Inis Mor
Travel back in time! We spend a whole day on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. The locals are fluent Irish (Gaelic) speakers and you’re free to explore the island and get chatting to them over a pint. 3,000 miles of stone walls await as you walk, hire a horse and cart or rent a bike to explore the island. You can’t miss the awe-inspiring Dun Aonghasa, a 3,000 year old Iron Age ring fort perched on the edge of a 300 foot high cliff. After a tremendous day it’s time to head back to the main land for a pint of Guinness or two in one of Galway’s many buzzing pubs. (B)
H: Take a ferry over the Atlantic to the Aran Islands
F: Explore the island of Inis Mór by bike or horse and cart
Day 5: Galway to Dublin
We’ll explore the weird and magical world of the Burren, Ireland’s limestone 'lunar landscape' and home to ancient tombs, fairies and leprechauns! Next up are the awesome Cliffs of Moher rising hundreds of feet over the Atlantic Ocean with amazing views which have inspired many an artist. We cross the peat bogs of central Ireland before making our way back to the Fair City of Dublin arriving at approximately 5.30pm. (B)
H: Take in the mighty Cliffs of Moher
H: Explore the lunar-like landscape of the Burren(B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)
Our philosophy is all about allowing you to be an independent traveller, it's at the heart of what we do. To keep it simple we've got your accommodation covered as well as some of the must-see highlights. For everything else, you can either choose it now and add to your booking, or pay locally subject to availability. It's up to you.
Award-Winning Derry City Walking Tour
Derry is known as the “home of the troubles” and after this walking tour you will understand why. You will hear all about the changes that Derry has gone through since the “Good Friday” agreement and the amazing history of this great city.
Black Cab Tour
West Belfast is a microcosm of "The Troubles", encompassing the very fabric of what divides the communities in Belfast. During this tour, your driver will take you on an exploration of this part of Belfast, and they will provide you with a fresh perspective on events, as seen through the eyes of the local people, and as also seen from their different points of view.
Accommodation is included in the price of your tour. We use the best hostels available and generally use small 4 to 6 bed dorms.
PRIVATE ROOMS UPGRADES
Fancy some 'together' time? Private Room Upgrades can be selected at time of booking whewn available. Most private rooms are accommodated within the hostel but where this is not possible, you may be required to make your own way to your accommodation located a short walk away from the main drop off point. Some private rooms have en-suite facilities whilst others have shared bathrooms.
On Tour Overnights
Sheep Island View Hostel, Ballintoy
Set in one of the most picturesque parts of Northern Ireland overlooking the stunning coastline, this family run hostel is sure to charm you. After staying here you'll know what a warm Irish welcome is!
Travelodge, Derry City
This centrally located, contemporary hotel features all the facilities you'd expect with plenty of local attractions within easy reach. There's a stylish cafe-bar to keep you refreshed, twin and triple rooms are standard.
Kinlay Eyre Square, Galway
A fantastic, newly renovated, award winning hostel located in the heart of vibrant Galway with top class facilities and well travelled staff there to help you get the most out of your stay.
BEFORE AND AFTER TOUR
We don't reserve accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes. We recommend checking out our Accommodation section under 'Essential Info'.
Really fun! we got to meet lots of new people, try cute little towns, live like the locals"