Alejandro & Cristina Irish Hiking Adventure

Wednesday 17th July – Monday 22nd July 2024

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights


Overview

Picturesque coastal towns and villages, green pastoral fields, soaring cliffs, wild barren landscapes, the crash of the ocean, the laugh of a local. Ireland is romantic, authentic, a home away from home where both old and modern seem to cohabit seamlessly on a small island in the middle of the sea. Packed with history and tradition your days are spent exploring the island of Ireland’s famous and of the beaten track sites of natural, cultural and political interest. A world renowned food scene means your evenings are spent dining in style and with the promise of a pub just around the corner, music and laughter are never far away. Your trip to Ireland will surprise and delight you but the people of Ireland will stay with you, long after your journey has taken you home.

Highlights

  • See some of Ireland’s most picturesque and wild coastlines along the Causeway Coast
  • Meet locals as you enjoy some unique experiences

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 17th July - Arrival to Belfast & The Causeway Coastal Route

Arriving into Belfast this morning, your guide will meet you in at the airport and togehter you will follow the stunning causeway coastal route out of Belfast along the northernmost coast to Portrush, Co Antrim. The Causeway Coastal Route is possibly one of the world’s greatest road trips, featuring castles, temples, cliff top walks, caves, Game of Thrones filming sites, remote islands and its most famous attraction, The Giant’s Causeway. En route you will visit the Gobbins Cliff Path, which is a spectacular cliff walk that offers breathtaking views of the Irish Sea. As you embark on the cliff walk, you would be able to witness the sheer natural beauty of the area, including stunning waterfalls, diverse birdlife, and rugged cliffs. Your guesthouse tonight offers breathtaking views as it overlooks the stunning Atlantic Ocean and your guide will join you for a welcome dinner.

Overnight: Portrush | Blackrock House
Room Type: Sea View King
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Walk Details: 3 km / 2 miles

Day 2 - Thursday 18th July - The Giants Causeway

You’ll start the next section of the Causeway Coast Way at the fascinating geological phenomenon, the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Legend has it that a Scottish giant hurled abuse across the waters at the Irish giant, Fionn MacCool. In order to have a proper fight, Fionn built a causeway over to Scotland – now our Giant’s Causeway today. From here, walk one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches and along dramatic cliffs with unobstructed views across the sea to Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. Your time in Ireland ends at the pretty harbour of Ballintoy – a place so charming it’s tempting to sit here all day.

Overnight: Portrush | Blackrock House
Room Type: Sea View King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 15 km / 9 miles

Day 3 - Friday 19th July - Belfast Black Cab

Belfast has had a turbulent history and today you will  find out all about it. This afternoon you will be introduced to Belfast culture with a unique twist, joining a local Black Cab tour to visit some of the city’s historical and political sites. Belfast was at the heart of The Troubles for over thirty years and you’ll see firsthand how this shaped the city and its residents. Many stories of this time are now depicted through the murals dotted throughout the city, which are now recognised as political art. Visit the peace walls and hear tales from your local guide – an expert who lived through it. Afterwards, head further south to the small seaside town of Newcastle.

Overnight: Newcastle | Conlyn House
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Saturday 20th July - The High Mournes

This morning, don your hiking boots and head further south out of the city. Your guide will choose a route in the stunning scenery of the central Mournes today, with the goal of summiting at least one of the Mourne region’s majestic peaks. While many flock to the highest point of this mountain range, we prefer instead to uncover and share some of the less familiar territory and hidden gems of the region. Expect quiet slopes, picturesque valleys dotted with lakes and sheep on a backdrop of jagged silhouettes. Today your route will intersect with the Mourne Wall, a 22-mile dry-stone wall that traverses the whole range. Requiring 18 years to build, the desolate Mourne Wall is as much an iconic part of the Mournes as the soaring granite peaks. Our aim is to take in some of the 15 peaks along the wall’s path, absorbing views of lake-filled valleys and the sea beyond. Tonight, your guide will join you for a farewell dinner.

Overnight: Newcastle | Conlyn House
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Walk Details: 11 km / 7 miles

Day 5 - Sunday 21st July - Dublin City

This morning, your journey takes you to Ireland’s capital and “fair city” – Dublin! Your guide will drop you at your centrally located hotel and you will say goodbye. Take some time to settle in before walking around this lively capital city. Explore some of Dublin’s best-known attractions like St. Stephens Green, the GPO and Grafton Street. Later this afternoon, enjoy dine in one of the many delightful eateries that pepper the streets of this vibrant, capital city.

Overnight: Dublin | Drury Court Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Monday 22nd July - Depart

This morning, a private transfer will drop you to the airport and you can hop on your flight back to London. We do hope your time in Ireland has been memorable and we look forward to welcoming you to our shores once again.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Most meals as indicated above, breakfast each morning, 4 lunch, 2 dinner
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • Guided Walk Gobbins Cliff Path
  • Black Cab Tour of Belfast
  • Departure Airport Transfer
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Pricing Read More

The price of this trip is €4,587 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.

Terms & Conditions Read More

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