“IMAGES OF IRELAND” The North – 8 Day Self-Drive Tours – FROM $1,450.00

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Images of Ireland” The North – 8 Day Self-Drive Tour – From $1,450.00

You will experience the warmth and personal welcome offered by the bed & breakfasts and farmhouses.

Day 1: Dublin City

Trinity College, DublinWelcome to Dublin, after you pick up your car, transfer to your city centre hotel. Spend the remainder of the day soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city or visit some of its many attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College or Old Jameson Distillery.

Dublin is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.

City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo & The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.Overnight at the Sandymount Hotel (3 star), Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 or similar

Day 2: Boyne Valley & Belfast

The Road beneath the Dark HedgesLeave Dublin and head northwards. Why not visit Bru na Boinne and Newgrange or Knowth (one of the Burial Chambers) which pre-date the Pyramids in Egypt. You can also visit Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, or travel to Downpatrick where St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint is reputed to be buried.

The Boyne Valley is like a time capsule. Travel along it and you travel through millennia of Irish history, from passage tombs that pre-date the Pyramids, to The Hill of Tara, seat of the High Kings of Ireland, all the way to the home of the First World War poet Francis Ledwidge in Slane.

It’s the Irish equivalent of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. And you can choose to explore it by car, bicycle, kayak, or by strolling along its banks and the towpaths of the navigation canals that run alongside from Navan to Oldbridge.” Overnight in the Days Hotel (3 star), Belfast or similar

Day 3: Antrim Region

Giant's CausewayThis morning take some time to tour Belfast City. See some of the landmark sites such as City Hall and Queens University. Leave Belfast and travel north along the coast road through the spectacular “Nine Glens of Antrim”.

Continue along the North Antrim coastline arriving at the magnificent Giant’s Causeway.

This area of hexagonal columns was formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava and has given rise to many legends as the basalt resembles giant steps. Overnight in Farmhouse/Bed & Breakfast Accommodation – in the Antrim Region.

Day 4: Antrim Region

Titanic BelfastCounty Antrim is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,046 square kilometres

Staying around the north Antrim area, why not Visit Bushmills Distillery which is the world’s oldest whisky distillery having received its licence in 1608? You can also visit some of the many small seaside towns along the coastline.

Overnight in Farmhouse/Bed & Breakfast Accommodation – in the Antrim Region

Day 5: Derry & Donegal

Derry CityToday travel into Derry city. You can visit the Tower Museum and O’Doherty Tower, which tells the story of Derry from prehistoric times to the present day.

Complete your tour of Derry by walking along the historic Walls of the city. Leaving Derry, why not travel into Donegal and perhaps Visit Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle, 10,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods with a red deer herd. Overnight in Farmhouse/Bed & Breakfast Accommodation – in the Derry/Donegal Region

Day 6: Sligo

Aran SweatersTravelling south through the Fermanagh Lake District, visit Enniskillen and the surrounding areas where you can see the Marble Arch Cave, the 18th century Florence Court or the stately Castle Coole.

The town of Sligo, in the north of Ireland, straddles the Garavogue River where it meets Sligo Bay. It’s known for its literary heritage and rugged countryside. Ruined medieval Sligo Abbey has carved tombs and a 15th-century altar.

Sligo County Museum displays memorabilia of local poet W.B. Yeats, paintings and Stone Age artefacts. Overnight in Clarion Hotel (4 star), Sligo or similar

Day 7: Dublin

Halfpenny Bridge DublinReturn to Dublin and after checking into your hotel on the outskirts of the city, you can complete your tour with a final visit to Dublin’s city centre. Why not Visit Trim Castle, the largest Anglo Norman Castle in Ireland, en-route.

Overnight at the Sandymount Hotel (3 star), Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 or similar

Day 8: Dublin Airport & Home

Departure from Dublin Airport

Suggested Visits:

Trinity College

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Guinness Storehouse

Old Jameson Distillery

Bru na Boinne

The Hill of Tara

Trim Castle

Giant’s Causeway

Bushmills Distillery

Tower Museum

O’Doherty Tower

Glenveagh National Park

Marble Arch Cave

Price Includes:

Bed & breakfast accommodation as follows; 1 night – 4 star hotel, 3 nights – 3 star hotels, 3 nights – bed & breakfast/farmhouse. Based on per person sharing twin/double room with bath/shower inclusive of service charges.
Heritage Island Touring Guide and discount card


Please be advised that you are required to check-in to your hotel/bed and breakfast accommodation no later than 6pm. If you are going to be later than 6pm, you must call your accommodation and advise of your approximate check in time. Failure to do this could result in your reservation being cancelled and rooms released. Benny’s Ireland Vacations, Inc. or it’s partners, can not be held responsible for non-adherence to this requirement.

Child Policy:

Children supplements apply when a child between 3 & 12 years is sharing with 2 full paying adults to a maximum of 2 children in the room. A child sharing with a single adult is charged the normal per person rate. Children sharing 0 – 2 years are free and meals paid directly to the hotel.

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