3 Day Tour Of Northern Ireland (Belfast, Derry and Giant's Causeway)

3 Day Tour Of Northern Ireland (Belfast, Derry and Giant's Causeway)

Discover the very best of Northern Ireland including Titanic Belfast, UNESCO Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Dark Hedges, Derry, Strandhil, Galway city, entrance fees, accommodations and breakfast.

Accommodation options available
We offer two choices of accommodation on our 6 day all Ireland tour. This
Backpacker
€399
Economy
€599
Free cancellation
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Overview

This tour enables you to focus on the north of Ireland (both Northern Ireland and the Republic). This little corner of our emerald isle emerged from decades of tragic conflict with the Good Friday Peace Agreement of 1998. Nowadays visitors from all over the world come to marvel at spectacular landscapes (think Game of Thrones and Star Wars), explore historic cities and to sample local beers, whiskies and foods in great pubs and restaurants.

The overnight stays will be amongst the great memories of your European travels. Downtown Belfast is amazing and Derry offers you a taste of small town Ireland.

On this three day tour, we introduce you to local guides and fun-loving local characters. Paddywagon Tours has great friends and connections in both the Ulster-Irish and Ulster-British communities and we cannot wait to introduce you to both.

Some of the highlights to look forward to include Belfast city, Titanic Belfast, Political Black Taxi tour (optional), Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones), (UNESCO) Giant’s Causeway, Derry (walking tour included), Strandhill (beaches & coastal village) and atmospheric Galway city.

Accommodation is included in the unbeatable price. Please see booking calendar for dates, rates and collection points.

We hope to see you on tour soon and thank you for booking direct on this website.




Pick-up Points

  • 07:50am - 5 Beresford Pl, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, D01 V2V4, Ireland
  • 08:00am - Paddywagon Office, 34 O'Connell Street Lower (The Spire)
  • 08:10am - Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Dublin - Belfast city (overnight Belfast)

    Choose from one of two central Dublin collection locations and we'll be on our way. Our first stop this morning is at Monasterboice, a monastic settlement dating back to 501 AD. This ancient monastery is home to the best preserved and most intricately carved Celtic crosses in Ireland. A fully intact stone round tower also keeps watch over the horizon for marauding Vikings.

    By late morning we'll arrive in Belfast. Discover why Lonely Planet regards Northern Ireland's capital as one of the top 10 'must- visit' cities on Earth. Your driver will show you highlights including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens and much more.

    To begin, we visit Belfast's number 1 attraction - the Titanic Experience (entry included)! We take you on a fascinating journey back in time during which we get to experience Titanic's story. From her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise.

    With plenty of time at leisure to explore the city, we strongly recommend the political “Black Taxi” tour (EUR 20.00 / GBP 15.00) to view the Peace Wall and infamous political murals. The drivers are locals and can explain what life was like in Belfast during the conflict of 1969 - 1998.

    Tonight we'll stay downtown, a most lively area with great pubs and restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. Live music venues are plentiful and Belfast is well known for its great nightlife.
  • Day 2: Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Derry

    Your three day experience continues this morning as the driver collects you from your accommodations.

    Tour deep into Northern Ireland’s most amazing countryside today as we make our way out of post- industrial Belfast and onto the Causeway Coastal route.

    Your first stop this morning is Dark Hedges. Made world famous by HBO Game of Thrones as King’s Road but famous locally since the 1700s Dark Hedges is a unique tree lined avenue which has a distinctly eerie feel and is reputed to be haunted by the “grey lady”. Enjoy ample time here for a stroll in the fresh air and some photos.

    It's just a short distance further to the highlight of the day, Giant’s Causeway. Often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, this volcanic landscape is something to behold and has a rich cultural tapestry of associated myths and legends. Look forward to amazing stories and vistas.

    Lunch is typically enjoyed in a good local pub today.

    The afternoon is rounded off with a visit to Dunluce Castle. This wonderful ruin is perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Part of the castle collapsed into the sea during a banquet in the 1600s which killed several kitchen staff who are said to haunt the area since. This is a most romantic location with amazing flowers and scenery. With longer daylight hours from 1st April we include paid admission and approximately an hour for full exploration.

    The day comes to an end in Derry / Londonderry far in the north. Enjoy a walking tour of the medieval city walls and learn about the Siege of Derry (1969) and the Bloody Sunday tragedy (1972) where the massacre of unarmed civilian human rights protesters elite British Army Parachute Regiment soldiers on the city streets helped to kick off 30 years of civil war.

    Overnight in Derry / Londonderry tonight and enjoy the local pub and music scene. We recommended you check out Peadar O’Donnell’s - one of the best in town.
  • Day 3: Derry - Wild Atlantic Way - Galway - Dublin

    After breakfast this morning, we'll head down a portion of the west coast's Wild Atlantic Way. This road trip takes you through some spectacular countryside straight to Galway city.

    En- route we'll stop in the stunningly beautiful village of Strandhill, famous for incredible beaches an the Irish surfing scene. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch in the recommended Strand Bar.

    You’ll spend the afternoon in Galway where you’ll enjoy a walking tour / two hours to explore. Maybe visit some wonderful local seafood eateries or try a pint in one of the fantastic pubs like the King’s Head or The Quay’s Bar. Some last minute shopping might include local specialties the Aran Sweater or Claddagh Ring.

    The scenic drive back to Dublin will have you back downtown by approx 19:30 for onward connections and evening dinner arrangements.

    Thank you for booking direct on this website and remember you enjoy a free cancellation option up to 72 hours prior to departure - pre book with confidence.

Additional Info

Language
EnglishThis tour is exclusively in English.
Ticket
You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

Accommodation

Select between Backpacker or Economy options. Backpacker includes a bed in a small to medium mixed youth hostel dorm. Economy includes a double, twin, triple or single room in a bed & breakfast accommodation. For more information regarding the accommodation options for this tour, please visit this page.

Free Cancellation

With a free cancellation option up to 72 hours before departure you can book with confidence. Lock in your seats (any date for Spring / Summer 2024) at the early bird rate today.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 72 hours before the tour's start time.
  • If you cancel less than 72 hours before the tour's start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 72 hours before the tour's start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the local time in Ireland.
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