Northern Ireland Car Tour
Our partner: Hekla Tours
Our partner: Hekla Tours
During this 8 days self-drive tour around Northern Ireland you will experience all of the charms, green hills and the dramatic coast of the Northern part of Ireland where the beauty is truly staggering. With this tour you can choose your desired car category and stay in 3/4* stars hotels, bed & breakfast or a combination of both.
Arrive in Dublin. In the afternoon, take in the attractions of Europe’s most popular city. Don’t miss Trinity College, the Book of kells, the National Museum, the National Gallery and trendy Temple Bar. Overnight in Co. Dublin.
Today head towards Belfast City. On your way stop at the ancient wonder Newgrange. The megalithic passage grave at Newgrange features elaborate stone carvings and the tomb itself predates the Roman civilisation, England’s Stonehenge and even the pyramids of Egypt. Overnight in Co. Antrim.
Spend a full day in Belfast. This thriving city is divided into four quarters: the Gaeltacht Quarter, the Cathedral Quarter, the Queen’s Quarter and the Titanic Quarter. Each quarter has its own defining characteristics, but the one that unifies them is the people and their charismatic nature and welcoming charm. Don’t miss the Titanic Belfast. There are nine galleries of interactive exhibition space, a dark ride, underwater exploration theatre, recreations of the ship’s decks and cabins and a luxurious conference and banqueting suite. This landmark structure is truly a sight to behold, with a unique architectural design influenced by numerous maritime themes,including the unforgettable forward bow of the Titanic itself. Overnight in Co. Antrim.
Today take a scenic route from Belfast to Giant’s Causeway where you will pass through a variety of picturesque coastal villages. Stop at Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Once you cross the bridge you’ll be rewarded with a diverse range of birdlife and incredible views across to Rathlin Island and Scotland Continue to Giant’s Causeway, which is a truly magical place. Set against a dynamic coastal landscape with views of crushing Atlantic waves and rugged cliffs, the causeway forms a jagged formation, which juts out in Scotland’s direction. Overnight in Co. Derry.
The City of Derry/Londonderry (also called the “Walled City” or the “Maiden City”) is known for its culture, creativity and the strong heritage that encompasses the city and its legendary walls, reaching back as far at the 17th Century. You will travel from Derry to Donegal through the scenic of the Inishowen Peninsula. This beautiful coastal drive is lined with activities and stunning natural sights – Slieve Snaght (the highest point in Inishowen), the Knockamany Bends (stand atop the cliff and admire the views of the Five
Fingers Strand) and Fort Dundee (originally a military fort and now a military museum). Overnight in Co. Donegal.
Take a full day tour around Donegal Coast. you will be spoiled with natural beauty and vast landscapes along the way. Glenveagh National Park (Ireland’s largest National Park) is a great location to enjoy the country air and take in your surroundings.Overnight in Co. Donegal.
Today head back to Dublin. On the way you can stop at Ulster American Folk Park. This open air museum in Castletown (just outside Omagh) explores the historical link between Ulster and America, dealing mainly with those particular immigrants who sailed from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The folk park is one of the three national museums of Northern Ireland and features displays on the lifestyles and experience of those people who took that leap of faith and ventured to the Newfoundland. Overnight in Co. Dublin.
Morning at leisure to either shop for those souvenirs on Grafton Street or spend a few hours taking in more of all the wealth of attractions that you may have missed earlier. Depart for Dublin Airport.