Final Information The Curator - Kohn Couple

Bob and Margie Kohn

Friday 31st May – Tuesday 4th June 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Overview

As you embark on your Irish adventure, get ready to immerse yourselves in the rich cultural tapestry, stunning landscapes, and vibrant music scene that Northern Ireland has to offer. With our carefully curated itinerary and handpicked experiences, we aim to ensure that every moment of your trip is filled with joy, discovery, and cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Explore the most Northern Coast of Ireland with your expert guide
  • Meet locals, and partake in some uniquely Irish experiences
  • Enjoy staying in some of the norths most comfortable and stylish hotels.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 31st May - Arrival in Belfast- Explore afternoon

Arriving into Belfast, your guide Dennis will meet you at the airport and take you the short distance to you central hotel.

We have some wonderful suggestions for your afternoon of exploration to introduce you to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Housed in an iconic building in the beautiful surroundings of Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum is a place of awe and wonder; a place with open doors for open minds. Uniquely, it is a resource that locates Ulster’s shared and contested past within the broader context of the museum’s multidisciplinary Art, History and Natural Sciences collections; offering new perspectives and complementary prisms on the wider world.
We also highly recommend making the time to visit Crumlin Gaol, one of only a handful of remaining Victorian Era prisons, Crumlin only closed its door in 1996. A fascinating glimpse into the history of Ireland from the women and children housed here to the men hanged.

Dennis will join you for dinner tonight to welcome you to your short break in Ireland.

Overnight: Belfast | Ten Square
Room Type: Classic Double with City Hall View
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: May 30, 2024 | Airline: Birtish Airways | Flight Number: 1412
Departure Airport: London | Departure Time: 12:10 pm
Arrival Airport: Belfast | Arrival Time: 1:30 pm

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Ginger Bistro | Location: Belfast
Reservation Time: 7:00 pm
Website: https://www.gingerbistro.com/

Dinner is accompanied by Dennis this evening.

Day 2 - Saturday 1st June - Derry and The Causeway Coastal Route

We start our day today with a visit the City of Derry, the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. Built in the 17th century, the walls, approximately 1.5km in circumference, form a walkway around the inner city and provide a unique promenade with which to view the layout of the original town.

Leaving Derry, we meander back towards the Belfast city along the stunning causeway coastal route stopping at the famed Bushmills Distillery for an afternoon tour and tasting. 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.

Overnight: Belfast | Ten Square
Room Type: Classic Double with City Hall View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Taylor & Clay | Location: 40a Church Lane, Belfast
Reservation Time: 7:15 pm | Booking Reference: 24012
Phone: +44 28 9590 0600 | Website: https://bullitthotel.com/eat-drink/taylor-clay/

Payable locally

Day 3 - Sunday 2nd June - The History of The Troubles

Spend today in the company of a local author and historian who was a combatant during the ‘Troubles’ and also a political advisor during the post ceasefires and Good Friday Agreement periods. Francis channelled his love of Belfast into his education and career, and is now one of the North’s top tour guides. Embark on a dark journey into the social and political conditions that led to the infamous ‘Troubles’ periods of Belfast’s history. The tour covers the origins of political and civil sectarianism and includes a guided visit of the Crumlin Road Gaol before visit some of the political Murals across the city.

 

Overnight: Belfast | Ten Square
Room Type: Classic Double with City Hall View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: ospers Steakhouse on site at Ten Square | Location: Belfast
Reservation Time: 7:00 pm | Booking Reference: Kohn
Phone: +44 (0)28 902 41001 | Website: https://www.tensquare.co.uk/bar-dining/jospers

Payable locally

Day 4 - Monday 3rd June - Titanic Belfast & Dublin

Spend some time this morning in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast along the docklands and visit the Titanic Museum Experience where you will take a self guided tour ‘Titanic Experience Tour’ and hear the story of Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch right up to her maiden voyage and subsequent sinking. Your self guided ticket also includes a self guided tour of the SS Nomadic.
Your journey to Dublin is around 2 hours and if time allows, we recommend stopping at The World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne,  Ireland’s richest archaeological landscape with prehistoric passage tombs.

Dennis will say goodbye to your at your Dublin Airport hotel where you will have easy access to the airport tomorrow.

Overnight: Dublin | The Radisson Hotel Dublin Airport
Room Type: Standard Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Radisson Blu

We reccomend dining at your hotel this evening

Day 5 - Tuesday 4th June - Depart

Departing Dublin Airport this morning we hope your time in Northern Ireland has been memorable and look forward to welcoming you to our shores once again.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: June 4, 2024 | Airline: Delta Airlines | Flight Number: DL45
Departure Airport: Dublin | Departure Time: 10:00 am
Arrival Airport: JFK | Arrival Time: 12:30 pm

Please let your hotel know if you need to arrange an airport transfer or take away/ early breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Breakfast and lunch daily with one evening meal accompanied by your guide
  • Expert guide day 1 to 4
  • Ground transportation day 1 to 4
  • All guided hikes, experiences and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • including-
    – Afternoon exploring Belfast on arrival
    – Private Derry Walls Tour
    – Public Bushmills Distillery Tour
    – Full day guided with local historian
    – Public Tour Titanic Museum
    – Public Tour Bru na Boinne
  • Locally sourced snacks throughout your trip
  • All gratuities and tips for accommodations, meals and activity providers
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support from on the ground team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Tip for main guide/ driver

Get in Touch


Accommodation

Ten Square

10 Donegal Square, | Belfast | Antrim |
BT1 5JD | Northern Ireland
Phone: +44 (0)28 902 41001
Web: tensquare.co.uk

Radisson Blu Hotel

Dublin Airport | Dublin | Dublin |
Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)1 844 6000
Web: radissonblu.com/en


Meet Your Guide

Dennis Beakey

Contact Number: +353(0)83 8104366

Sometimes the present can tell us a lot about the past, if you look! And so, on the wheel of life I now have more time to travel, have fun, explore and learn. I can still feel the childish excitement of seeing something new or making connections which help my understanding of the world. That is probably key to my own life’s path, and it hasn’t stopped yet.

Born in Dublin in the 1960s, we had the freedom of the city and nearby country to roam at will, and thus the seeds of adventure were born. Studies in Dublin and the UK were mixed with hill walking and climbing trips home and abroad as time and opportunity allowed. Family life and a career in Criminology followed. Life is a broad church so time was always made available to explore and take on new challenges. I do like to read too.

 

Favourite Place to Play

The Burren on the west coast of Ireland with its cliffs, hills, geology, history, flora and Atlantic waves. A joy. Oh, and anywhere in the hills and forests of Ireland that I can experience a trail run.

Not a lot of People Know This
I have been captivated by Art. No doubt, it will be an enduring interest.