Travel Associates, Noller & Turner

Glenda and Max Crowther

August 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes and complex histories of Ireland’s Northern Coastline with this compelling itinerary. From exploring the iconic city walls of Derry to hiking along the rugged cliffs of Malin Head, visiting the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, and delving into the rich history of Belfast, this itinerary offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration. With luxurious accommodations, delicious meals, and the guidance of an expert local guide, this trip is sure to be an unforgettable experience.


  • Explore the complex history of the "Troubles" and the stunning city walls of Derry with a local guide
  • Experience the awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway, visit Bushmills Distillery and spot Game of Thrones filming locations
  • Stay in luxurious accommodations and indulge in delicious meals throughout the trip.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Arrival in Belfast, A Titanic Afternoon

Arriving in Belfast on a short flight from Scotland,  it is time for your Ireland adventure to begin with your guide meeting you at the airport.
Belfast is intrinsically linked to the story of the Titanic as her birthplace and this afternoon you will tour the Titanic Museum, the Harland and Wolff Slipway and the SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line vessel in the world. Immersing yourself in the Titanic history and her ill fated maiden voyage on your first afternoon in Ireland.
Dinner this evening will be in the remarkable ‘Great Room Restaurant’ at your hotel and your guide will join you.

Overnight: Belfast | The Titanic Hotel
Room Type: Superior
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 - Explore Belfast with a local Food & Black Cab Tour

You may want to go easy on breakfast this morning as you join a local guide for a fun filled walking tour of Belfast stopping at some top food and drink spots around the city. Starting at the historic St. George’s Market, meet local producers before heading around Belfast to visit bars, shops and more, eating and drinking as you go.

Belfast has had a turbulent history and today you will  find out all about it. After breakfast 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.

Overnight: Belfast | The Merchant Hotel
Room Type: Superior
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Explore the Causeway Coast - Castles, monuments and ancient stones

Today 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.

Finishing in the seaside town of Portrush, your accommodation is Northern Ireland’s only 5 star Bed and Breakfast with stunning views over the ocean and beyond.

Overnight: Antrim | Blackrock House
Room Type: King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Rathlin Island

Many tales of myth and mystery surround Rathlin Island, though the most famous tells of Robert the Bruce. In 1306, the Scottish King was driven from Scotland by Edward I of England and took refuge on Rathlin where he watched a spider persevering again and again to bridge a gap with its web. Eventually it succeeded. Taking heart from the spider’s efforts, he returned to Scotland and eventually regained his crown. You’ll boat out to the island and explore by foot today, visiting the bird sanctuary and discovering the lighthouses on the island’s east and west coasts.

Overnight: Antrim | Blackrock House
Room Type: King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Derry walls Tour, afternoon Whiskey Experience

Derry City is 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.

This afternoon, visit a local distillery for a whiskey tour and tasting. During your tour you will learn about the history of Donegal’s immense distilling heritage with methods of our illicit fore fathers and inspired by the almost lost tradition for a smoky style of spirit.

Celebrate your final evening in style as you check into and dine in Lough Eske Castle hotel where your guide will once again join you.

Overnight: Donegal | Lough Eske Castle
Room Type: Deluxe King
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 - Depart

Returning to Belfast for your onwards flights today, we hope your time in N. Ireland has been memorable

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Most meals as indicated above, breakfast and lunch daily and 2 evening meals
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 6
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary including
  • Titanic Tour and Shipyard
  • Food Tour Belfast
  • Black Cab Tour Belfast
  • Explore the Causeway Coast
  • Ferry and day on Rathlin Island
  • Derry Walls Tour
  • Whiskey Distillery Tour
  • 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
  • Tips and gratuities for your Wilderness Ireland guide
Pricing Read More

This is a per person price based on two persons sharing one double/ twin room throughout.
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