3 Day Tour Of Northern Ireland (Belfast, Derry & Giants Causeway)
Departs from the following locations:
- Tourist Office, Suffolk Street, Dublin @ 8.10am
- Paddys Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin @ 8.00am
- Tourist Office, O'Connell Street Dublin @ 8.05am
Deluxe Option Available
ALL REGULAR PADDYWAGON FEATURES!
QUALITY IRISH BED&BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION!
ALL INCLUSIVE - HEARTY BREAKFAST EACH MORNING!
This tour is designed for independent travellers who prefer not to stay in dormitory or Hostel accommodation and who prefer quality Irish Bed and Breakfast homes and luxury budget hotels...
A supplement of $74 per room will apply when choosing single rooms.
This tour enables you to focus on Northern Ireland, the little corner of our Motherland so present in World Headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn after an end to the 30 years of conflict, which ended with the Good Friday Agreement 1998.
In the last 15 years, Northern Ireland has become one of Europe's "MUST-SEE" destinations. The Capital - Belfast - has been classed as one of the Top-10 cities in the world by Lonely Planet.
We introduce you to local guides and fun-loving local characters. Paddywagon has great friends in both the Ulster-Irish and Ulster-British communities and we cannot wait to introduce you to both.
Our overnight stays will be some of the great memories of your European travels. Downtown Belfast is amazing and the glorious Glens of Antrim are an absolute Irish paradise with Bonnie Scotland in full view 12 miles away across the Irish Sea.
We hike to the famous Rope Bridge (consider crossing for a small fee) and see the eighth wonder of the world, the Giants Causeway, before a photo-stop at one of Irelands most haunting Castles - Dunluce.
Absolutely fantastic photography awaits you on your award-winning "Essential Walking Tour of Historic Derry" where your local guide will lead you around the City Walls (1613) and see the political murals and the scene of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in 1972, the tragic event that U2 sing of in 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday".
We recommend you take an optional Black-Taxi tour of Belfast and for sure the cool pub-crawl in lively Derry.
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With breathtaking scenery, genuine and warm locals, unspoiled landscapes and a living history, Northern Ireland (or ‘Norn Iron’ in the beautful broad local accent) is a real travellers paradise.
Day 1: Dublin to Historic Derry Day 1: Dublin to Derry Leave Dublin's Paddy Palace at 08:00 and meet all the other tour-members and your 100% sparkling Irish tour-guide. Begin your adventures in the charming market town of Drogheda, only 30 miles North of Dublin You'll visit its beautiful Cathedral - St. Peters - and see the preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (executed 1681), a truly remarkable and slightly macabre religious icon. Then a short 10 minute drive, up the road to visit Monasterboice, an ancient Celtic-Christian Monastery, now in a ruined state but set in idyllic rolling countryside with farming activity all around. This is the setting for the most glorious carved 10th century Celtic High crosses; which were basically teaching aids so the Monks could explain the stories of the bible to our ancestors. Then it's a drive of 1.5 hours across the border and a rest-stop in the town of Omagh in County Tyrone. Absolutely fantastic photography awaits you on your award-winning "Essential Walking Tour of Historic Derry". the original and groundbreaking tour of the walled city since 1995, exclusive to Paddywagon Customers. This tour is loved by the history-nerds on our tours, but even those not usually turned-on by history enjoy it immensely because of how the guide skillfully uses humour and engaging historical anecdotes to bring this amazing city alive for all our travellers. Your local guide will lead you around the City Walls (1613) and see the political murals and the scene of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in 1972, the tragic event that U2 sing of in 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday". Then we will check-in to our lovely downtown accommodation and get ready for a fun party night in one of Ireland's liveliest cities. PADDYWAGON RECOMMENDS: We recommend you take the cool and funky pub-crawl in lively Derry. This optional activity gets rave reviews from our Tour-Members... Only £5 extra & 3 Free drinks. 3 great pubs, with the final one having world-class Irish music with loads of friendly locals singing along, jigging & dancing around! A very special Irish experience. Your tour-guide & hostel staff will give you details. Check it out here: www.legenderrypubcrawl.com
Day 2: Historic Derry to Belfast Day 2: Historic Derry to Belfast A glorious touring day! Voted #1 drive in all of Ireland by our guides and drivers last year. Stop-off to take fantastic photos of Dunluce Castle, the ancestral fortress of the McDonnell Clan. Editors note: In my opinion, in 10 years as a professional Paddywagon Tour-Guide, the location of this Castle is the most haunting, romantic and mindblowing of any in all of Ireland. Loads of time off the bus to walk to Northern Ireland's No.1 Visitor Attraction - the Giants Causeway. One of the world's greatest geological attractions - an estimated 60,000 columns of basalt volcanic rock stretching up to the sky in perfect hexagonal shapes. Your 100% Irish Tour-Guide will tell you all about the story of the great Celtic Giant Finn McCool, who fought off the Scottish Giants here way back in the midst of our legends and history. Cruise the Beautiful North Coast. You'll take a scenic hike and see the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge Our Celtic brothers and Sisters in Bonnie Scotland are fully visible across the water, only 12 miles away. We'll check into our city-centre accommodation in the middle of Belfast and get ready for a HUGE night-out. Many of our customers opt for a group meal.
Day 3: Belfast to Dublin Day3: After a fine included breakfast you have the option of taking one of the world-famous 'Black-Taxi Tours'. Basically this is an ideal way of exploring Belfast's divided suburbs, the infamous Peace Wall and the colourful political murals. (optional fee of £8 per person). Afterwards we will explore the city centre of Belfast. You'll love the 360 degree view in the funky glass-dome above the Victoria Centre. Check out the Titanic memorial and the charming red-brick campus of Queens University Belfast. Then we begin our journey back to Dublin, crossing the Bridge of Peace in County Louth - this bridge was built to celebrate our 1998 Peace Agreement and symbolises the new healthy links between Belfast and Dublin! Go neiri an mBothar leat - May the road rise to meet you
- 100% Irish professional Tour Guide
- FREE Dublin airport transfer
- All Accomodation
- All Entrance Fees
- All Breakfasts
- Battle of the Boyne Battlefields (1690)
- The preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (1681)
- Belfast Cab Tour (optional)
- The green Glens of Antrim
- Giants Causeway
- Dunluce Castle photostop: McDonnell fortress
- Traditional music night in Historic Derry
- Thrilling Rope Bridge (seasonal)
- Historic Walking Tour of Derry’s walls (1613)
- Bloody Sunday Murals
- Monasterboice: Irelands highest 10th century Celtic crosses