Enjoy the North on this 3 day adventure!
Backpacker: This is the best value level of accommodation, where you stay in hostels in shared dormitory style rooms, sharing with other tour members. Basic Breakfast is included. No single supplements!
A Supplement price per room per night will apply when choosing single rooms.
Depart Bridge street tourist office at Patrick's Quay, Cork at 06:30 or specified location for groups larger than 10 people. We will make our way up the country to Northern Ireland to the city of Belfast, the capital and largest city in the North. We will check in to our city center accommodation at Paddy's palace. We will then have the evening to explore Belfast city, consider an optional world famous “Black Taxi” tour of the Falls and Shankill areas seeing murals of troubled times and also the peace wall. This is highly recommended and a great insight into the happenings of a period in Irish history referred to as “The Troubles”. We will have plenty of time to discover Belfast before going out to the Titanic experience on the docks of this historic shipping port and see the construction dock and learn the history of the famous ocean liner, that was built to be unsinkable That night we will enjoy Belfast, party with the locals and avail of nightly pub-crawl's (seasonal) or our guides will show you what's hot and what's not!
The next morning we will depart Belfast and begin our journey up the east coast to the Giants Causeway! We drive along the coast of the beautiful County Antrim. Stopping at a number of locations, one of which is a beautiful avenue of beech trees, Known as the “Dark Hedges” was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century more recently used as a backdrop in the series Game of thrones! Our next stop shall be the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Scotland and take the exhilarating rope bridge(optional) to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly cliff top experience. Then we will be off to the Giant's Causeway, which has often been described as 'The Eighth Wonder of the World' and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why. The area consists of an estimated 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, which were formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the great natural attractions of the world and many believe the Causeway was built by a giant Finn McCool. We will then stop at the amazing and dramatic Dunluce Castle, home to the McDonnell Clan for many years and considered the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route we pass through Bushmills, famed for the fantastic whiskey, which is enjoyed all over the world. We will then make our way west to the city of Derry and check into our city-centre accommodation. It is located a mere two blocks away from the city walls of 1601. We will have plenty of time to take in the scenery of Derry and enjoy a huge night-out. Great Irish music to enjoy in historic Derry!
The following morning after breakfast we will enjoy a walking tour of historic Derry with a passionate local guide! Learn of Bloody Sunday and the troubles as you walk the walls of this fine city We will then make our way back down south to Cork after exploring all the wonders of the Northern Ireland and have a few stories to tell along the way.