Melanie & Christopher's Irish Adventure

Melanie & Christopher

Thursday 4th July – Tuesday 9th July 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
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 off 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
  • Explore Belfast's history from the Titanic to The Troubles
  • Meet locals as you enjoy some unique experiences

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 4th July - Welcome to Dublin

Arriving in Ireland today, pick up your rental car and head into your centrally located hotel. Check-in is at 3pm however feel free to leave your bags, freshen up, or have a bite to eat. Head out in the afternoon to enjoy this vibrant capital city, enjoy a walk in lush St. Stephen’s Green , or visit the GPO on O’Connell Street, the site of the ‘1916 Uprising’ that led to Ireland’s independence in 1922. Enjoy dinner in one of Dublin’s many award winning restaurants tonight, we will provide you with plenty of recommendations!

Overnight: Dublin | Drury Court Hotel
Room Type: x1 classic double
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 5th July - Hozier Concert

After a leisurely morning exploring the city, your afternoon will be spent soaking up the atmosphere in Marley Park’s lush green surroundings. Enjoy the soulful melodies of one of Ireland’s most famous musicians long into the evening and after the show be sure to visit some of the iconic pubs in the city centre.

Overnight: Dublin | Drury Court Hotel
Room Type: x1 classic double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Saturday 6th July - Belfast Food Tour

Check out of your hotel this morning and leave Dublin behind as you head into the North of Ireland.  After a 2 hour drive, check in and freshen up before you meet two locals for a delicious private food tour of the city. Start in the historic St George’s Market, meeting producers, and tasting yummy local products, before heading around Belfast to visit traditional bars, world-class shops and more, eating and drinking some of the best local food and drink along the way. This evening, 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.

Overnight: Belfast | Grand Central Hotel
Room Type: Class King
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Sunday 7th July - The Causeway Coastal Route

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. 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.

Overnight: Portrush | Blackrock House
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Monday 8th July - Visit Rathlin Island

Today you’ll meet a local guide and together you will sail along the Causeway Coast today to 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. You may even spot the resident island Puffins!

Overnight: Portrush | Blackrock House
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 9th July - Depart

This morning, it’s time to make your way to the airport for your flight home. We do hope your time in Ireland has been memorable and we once again have the opportunity to welcome to our shores.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Car rental from Day 1 to 6
  • All guided activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • Private Food Tour of Belfast
  • Belfast Black Cabs Tour
  • Entrance Fee & Guided Tour of Gobbins Cliff Path
  • Private guide on Rathlin Island
  • Ferry Tickets to Rathlin Island
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions, specifically lunch and dinner
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities
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

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