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$119.42 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Executive: Belfast City Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: International Wall (Murals), Divis StreetYou will have an opportunity to hear and see a brief bit about the history of Belfast, this wall includes many cultural, historical and political murals regarding the progress that Belfast City has made in the last 30 years. The city in itself has come a long way and is often considered the largest global outdoor gallery, the international is a great example of this and we are excited to show you. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Peace Wall, Belfast, Northern IrelandThe Peace Wall that divides the city of Belfast is one of the longest still standing peace walls in the whole of Europe. Built during the 19th century conflict it has been the only construct to separate the communities from all out war with each other.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Parliament Buildings, Belfast, Northern IrelandStormont Buildings are the parliamentary buildings of Northern Ireland, we make a drive through the South Belfast to the buildings where there are photograph opportunities of the great architecture designed by Sir Arnold Thornely to be built with perfect symmetry and symbolism. Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Rise Sculpture, Belfast, Northern IrelandThe RISE Sculpture, new to the city of Belfast is an iconic piece of architecture now and is designed in a global design. It is situated above the Westlink M1 motorway and we drive by this attraction with the opportunity for photographs. Stop At: Titanic Belfast, Belfast, Northern IrelandThe Titanic Centre opened in 2012 to contain maintain and preserve some artifacts recovered from the great Titanic Ship that set sail in the early 1900's and was struck by an iceberg on one of its first voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. The centre is a magnificent building holding some outstanding design and architecture. We make a stop off at this stop for some further photograph opportunities. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Samson & Goliath cranes, Belfast, Northern IrelandSamson & Goliath Cranes or more often known as 'Harland and Wolff' are the huge cranes that was the heart of Belfast's shipyard in the early 19th century. The cranes helped to create the titanic and its sister ships one of which is still on show today in the Titanic Quarter - 'The SS Nomadic'. We make a brief stop close to the cranes for some fantastic opportunities to get some photographs.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, Northern IrelandBuilt between 1843 and 1845 the Crumlin Road Gaol was a replacement to the prison used previously located in Carrickfergus and known as the County Gaol. It's most known in modern times as a huge tourist attraction to Belfast holding multiple tours each day to give people a real feel for what it was like for prisoners in its times of operation. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Crumlin Road CourthouseFacing the Crumlin Road Gaol is the Crumlin Road Courthouse, the old court was famously known for being joined to the Gaol by an underground tunnel. We make a stop over at the courthouse for some brief history and a photograph opportunity. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Belfast Castle, Belfast, Northern IrelandBelfast Castle overlooks Belfast City and is home to a hike that brings you to some breath-taking sights. The restored sandstone castle was built in a Scottish baronial style with the main part of the building built over two floors and having semi circular round towers at the corners. Outside the castle has a sweeping stone staircase overlooking the formal gardens and park. We make a brief stop-over for picture opportunities at this location. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Belfast, Northern IrelandThe Albert Memorial Clock is sometimes referred to as Belfast’s Pisa’s leaning tower, its tilt caused by the fact it is constructed on reclaimed land from the River Farset and weighs over 2,000 tonnes. Situated in the dead centre of Belfast-City centre, we will make a brief stop for photography opportunities. Duration: 10 minutes

$796.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Executive: 2 Day Giants Causeway & Belfast City Experience

ItineraryDay 1: Giants Causeway & North Antrim CoastStop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern IrelandCarrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge will a stop on our tour, this really enables you to experience the North of the country to its full potential. The rope bridge itself clears the rocks and water 30m above the sea level. Positioned a long the coast there are some fantastic photo opportunities of the North Antrim Coast.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThe Giants Causeway, you will have roughly just over an hour at the Causeway to take in and experience the great location and scenery that it’s placed upon. Your guide will share some Irish myths about the story of Finn McCool and the battle of the giants that created the Giants Causeway and will also give ample time for your own exploration of the fascinating rock formations such as the, The Wishing Chair, The Camel, The Giants Foot and the Cliff-Top PatDuration: 1 hour 10 minutesStop At: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThe Dark Hedges or commonly known amongst Game of Thrones fans as “The Kings Road”. We stop here to allow your group to make the walk up the road if you so wish, it’s a great photograph opportunity.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Dunluce Castle, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern IrelandDunluce Castle is a medieval castle ruin that has been persevered and kept to display the history off the North Coast and the territorial war that happened between the 15th and 16th Century. The castle in itself has been documented to be in existence from the 13th century making it nearly 800 years old! To still be standing and preserved to experience and appreciate is a special feeling whilst on the grounds.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandBushmills is a famous Irish Whiskey brand that stores and creates their whiskey from the North Antrim Coast, we stop at Bushmills to give you the opportunity to see the location and have the chance to buy some of the whiskey on sale. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: White Park Bay, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern IrelandWhite Park Bay, most famous known for its sandy white arc situated between 2 headlands of the Antrim Coast. We make a brief stop over where you can have a walk take in the landscape and photograph if you wish. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern IrelandBallintoy Harbour is another famous Game of Thrones location with some magnificent views, in the show more commonly known as Iron Islands and its a great sight even for those with no knowledge on the show! Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Larrybane Quarry, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern IrelandLarrybane Quarry - situated on the same stretch of coast as the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge is another location famous to the Game of Thrones TV Show. Beautiful landscapes with interesting ruins, rocks to climb and sights to photograph. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Caves of Cushendun, Cushendun, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThe Caves of Cushendun were formed over 400 million years of extreme weather conditions and in Ireland were subject to all seasons in 1 day. The result? A spectacular set of caves that have become home to 'The Stormlands' within the Game of Thrones TV Series. Once arrived it doesn't take long to see why they chose this as a filming set, the cave structure is amazing and the views along the coast are for you to experience.Duration: 20 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Your guide will offer to stop for lunch at a local food restaurant at Bushmills or a cafe at the Giants Causeway. No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Belfast City ExperienceStop At: FallsThe International Wall is a stop along the sightseeing tour where you will have the opportunity to hear some of the stories that present themselves along the wall and the history behind them.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Parliament Buildings, Belfast, Northern IrelandStormont Buildings are the parliamentary buildings of Northern Ireland, we make a drive through the South Belfast to the buildings where there are photograph opportunities of the great architecture designed by Sir Arnold Thornely to be built with perfect symmetry and symbolism.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Titanic Belfast, Belfast, Northern IrelandTitanic Centre Belfast opened in 2012 to contain maintain and preserve some artifacts recovered from the great Titanic Ship that set sail in the early 1900’s and was struck by an iceberg on one of its first voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. The centre is a magnificent building holding some outstanding design and architectureDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Falls Road, Belfast, Northern IrelandFalls Road Murals followed by some brief history on the history and significance of the road going from past to present.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Shankill Road, Belfast, Northern IrelandShankill Road Murals followed by some brief history on the history and significance of the road going from past to present.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Clonard Monastery, Belfast, Northern IrelandBuilt in 1896 the monastery has some very interesting history behind its doors. The structure located in Clonard just off the Falls Road will be a brief stop over where we you can photograph and take a walk in-side.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Peace Wall BelfastThe Still Standing Peacewall that was constructed in 1969. Has been a divider amongst 2 communities for the last 40 years. The walls have been a significant power in stopping conflict over the years, we make a brief stop for you to leave your remark for peace in Belfast a long with an opportunity to sign the very wall.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, Northern IrelandThe Crumlin Road Gaol, built between 1843 and 1845 the Crumlin Road Gaol was a replacement to the prison used previously located in Carrickfergus and known as the County Gaol. It's most known in modern times as a huge tourist attraction to Belfast holding multiple tours each day to give people a real feel for what it was like for prisoners in its times of operation. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, Northern IrelandFacing the Crumlin Road Gaol is the Crumlin Road Courthouse, the old court was famously known for being joined to the Gaol by an underground tunnel. We make a stop over at the courthouse for some brief history and a photograph opportunity. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Belfast Castle, Belfast, Northern IrelandBelfast Castle overlooks Belfast City and is home to a hike that brings you to some breath-taking sights. The restored sandstone castle was built in a Scottish baronial style with the main part of the building built over two floors and having semi circular round towers at the corners. Outside the castle has a sweeping stone staircase overlooking the formal gardens and park. We make a brief stop-over for picture opportunities at this location. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Belfast, Northern IrelandThe Albert Memorial Clock is sometimes referred to as Belfast’s Pisa’s leaning tower, its tilt caused by the fact it is constructed on reclaimed land from the River Farset and weighs over 2,000 tonnes. Situated in the dead centre of Belfast-City centre, we will make a brief stop for photography opportunities. Duration: 5 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Your guide will offer for you to get lunch at one of Belfast's most famous chip shops - Johnny Long's!No accommodation included on this day.

$1346.10 Cultural & Theme Tours

6 Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

ItineraryDay 1: Cork, Blarney Castle and CobhStop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, County CorkCheck-in for 07:00 departure from Dublin Heuston Station Arrive into Cork Kent Station for 09:35, we transfer to our Railtours Ireland tour coach through Cork City to Blarney Village and historic Blarney Castle and Gardens, built in 1446 by Dermot Mc Carthy. You will have time to kiss the famous stone, which is said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence on those lucky enough to do so. There is also time for shopping and lunch at Blarney and we recommend that you have lunch there, as this will be the only opportunity during the day to have a substantial meal.Depart Blarney Castle for Cóbh, via the city centre and a short city tour.On arrival at Cóbh we will visit St Colman’s Cathedral. We will then proceed down along the sea front passing the former White Star Line offices en route to the beautifully restored Victorian railway station/transatlantic terminal. This is now the Cóbh Heritage Centre, home to the Queenstown Story. The centre also houses much information about the Great Famine and subsequent Irish Emigration; 3 million Irish people emigrated from Cóbh (principally to the United States) including Annie Moore, whose statue is located in front of the heritage centre.Depart Cóbh by train to Killarney.The rest of the evening is free and there is a large selection of cafés, restaurants and bars in Killarney town as well as many opportunities for live traditional Irish music entertainment.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Killarney City CentreDay 2: Ring Of Kerry TourStop At: Ring of Kerry, County KerryYou will be collected from your accommodation at 09:45 (or as directed by our Killarney representative) for your Ring of Kerry tour.There are plenty of stops along the Ring of Kerry for morning tea, lunch and photo stops etc. Ireland’s highest mountains are located in Kerry and Carrauntouhil, which can be seen en route. It is the highest, standing at 1041 metres. We will make a stop at the Kerry Bog Village Museum, which gives people an insight into how people lived and worked in rural Ireland in the 18th century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe. Later on the approach to Waterville there are views (weather permitting) of the Skellig Rocks (islands), where Star Wars 'The Force Awakens' was recently filmed. We will make several photo stops, a stop for lunch and one final stop at the pretty village of Sneem, for about 30 minutes, or as directed by your tour leader.An essential part of any visit to Ireland, this tour circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks and runs through its many passes and valleys along the shores of Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay. There is an unspoilt nature to Ireland's most beautiful region and the Ring of Kerry provides many unforgettable memories as it passes through the many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and returns via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney's magnificent National Park. At the end of the tour you will be brought to the railway station at Killarney.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Killarney City CentreDay 3: Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, GalwayStop At: Bunratty Castle, Bunratty, County Clare07:30 Depart Killarney by road to Limerick to join the Bunratty Castle and Cliffs of Moher Tour.Arrive into Limerick where we will join our Railtours Ireland tour coach. Limerick has a population of about 90,000 and its city charter was granted in 1197AD, making it older than London! As we cross the river Shannon which is Ireland’s longest river you will see views of King John’s Castle to the right. The castle was completed in 1200 and marks the origins of the city. Limerick’s most famous author, Frank Mc Court, grew up here and was the setting for his book, ‘Angela’s Ashes’. Limerick is also the birthplace of celebrated BBC radio DJ, Terry Wogan and Hollywood star, Richard Harris. We will pass the GAA grounds of Páirc na nGael –the home ground of County Limerick’s Hurling and Gaelic Football teams. Limerick is also the home of Irish Rubgy and we will pass Thomond Park, the Rugby stadium. After a brief city tour we travel onto Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The castle was completed in 1425 and, after many years of neglect, has been restored to its former glory. There is also a folk park here which you will have time to explore.After the visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk park we make our way to Co. Clare. There is a lunch stop at O’ Connor’s Pub in Doolin before arriving at the Cliffs of Moher, among the highest sea cliffs in Europe. There is plenty of time to visit Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction and your host will advise you of the departure time. From here we take the coast road for much of the way to Galway, with time for photos along The Burren. This is a national park and the word Burren comes from the Irish Language, it means ‘rocky place’. It is a unique lunar landscape of limestone which was described in 1649 by one of Oliver Cromwell’s men as: “No tree to hang a man, no water deep enough to drown him and no soil deep enough to bury him”. Today the Burren is noted for its diverse Flora with few parallels elsewhere in Ireland or, indeed, Europe. We continue along the coast road to Black Head, passing the quaint coastal villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvara before joining the main road to Galway. At the end of the day the coach will set you down at Eyre Square in the centre of Galway City adjacent to your hotel (and the railway station). You will be directed to your hotel by your host and your evening is free in Galway.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Galway City CentreDay 4: Connemara and Kylemore AbbeyStop At: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore, County Galway, Western IrelandEnjoy your full Irish Breakfast, check out of your hotel.10:05 Depart from Galway Train Station and our conducted tour of Connemara leaves Galway to the village of Moycullen. From Moycullen the road rises and falls towards the lovely village of Oughterard on the shores of Lough Corrib, traditionally regarded as Ireland’s premier angling centre. Now the gateway to Connemara opens, and the breathtaking colours of this unspoilt countryside are revealed in all their natural splendour. At Maam Cross, the Connemara "crossroads", there is a replica of the cottage used in the 1950s John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara film "The Quiet Man", which was filmed here. From Maam Cross our tour heads out to Leenane, Kylemore Abbey and Letterfrack, in the shadow of purple mountains rolling down to blue and green rocky valleys, reflecting the rich and varied colours of Connemara. There is a lunch break at Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, an 18th century castle now owned by the Benedictine nuns who run an excellent pottery, gift shop and restaurant here. Letterfrack is one of Ireland’s major national parks. The colourful town of Clifden has been one of Ireland's leading holiday resorts for generations. It is an excellent touring centre beloved by the walker, the biker, the hiker or the fisherman. It was here too, at Derrygimlagh Bog, near Clifden that aviation history was made when Alcock and Brown crash landed after their historic transatlantic flight in 1919.Back at Maam Cross again and the road turns southwards now through the Screeb, Costello and Rossaveal. Rossaveal is the departure point for ferryboats to the Aran Islands and is also a major fishing port. We are now in the Gaeltacht, or Irish speaking area, of Connemara, where Gaelic or Irish is still the everyday spoken language of a bilingual people. Our tour of Connemara heads homewards towards Galway City now, along the shores of Galway bay, through the Gaeltacht villages of Inverin and Spiddal and looking out across the blue waters of the Atlantic at the unique limestone of the Burren and the hills of Clare. After your day's touring you will be returned to Galway Station. Upon arriving at Galway Station please present your Railtours Ireland ticket and travel pack at the ticket barrier and you will be directed to your reserved seats on the train, where you host will be waiting for you.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Galway City CentreDay 5: Aran Islands Tour Stop At: Aran Islands, Dublin, County DublinAran Islands Tour Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dublin City CentreDay 6: Giants Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope BridgeStop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandCheck in for 07:35 departure from Connolly StationArrive into Belfast Central Station for 09:45 where we will be met by our tour coach to continue on our journey along the Causeway Coastal Route, along Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast. Upon arrival, guests can see one of Belfast’s most well-known landmark, the two Harland & Wolfe Cranes which are nicknamed Samson and Goliath.Leaving Belfast, we proceed to the town of Carrickfergus for a short photo-stop and take the coast road north from here. Further north we arrive at the fishing village of Carnlough, where we stop for about 15 minutes. We continue on passing the coastal villages of Glenariff, Cushendall and Cushendun. There are stunning views of the sea to the right and the mountains or the Glens of Antrim to the left; you can even glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day.Lunch stop is at Bushmills Distillery – lunch is not included and a tour of the distillery is not possible due to time restrictions.Our next stop is the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today visitors are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge!We then head for Dunluce Castle for a photo stop before arriving at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where we stop for about 2 hours. Leaving the Giant’s Causeway, we head back to Belfast city to return to Dublin, arriving at 22:15 (20:15 November - March)Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Dublin City Centre

$912.24 Day Trips & Excursions

Causeway Coast Cycle- Self Guided- 7 Day Tours

ItineraryDay 1: BelfastStop At: Titanic Belfast, Belfast, Northern IrelandThe capital of Northern Ireland is the cradle of the legendary RMS Titanic where you can feel her presence in many parts of the city. But not everything is about this gigantic beauty, you’ll also have the chance to see different monuments dedicated to the political conflicts of the twentieth century in Belfast such as the Peace Wall. The Belfast Castle and Saint Anne Square are two of the other iconic places that you can’t forget to visit. You can also drink a pint and listen to the traditional Irish music in one of the many pubs that fill the streets of this beautiful city.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Belfast CityDay 2: Carrickfergus & Gobbins Cliff PathStop At: Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern IrelandYou have to wake up early this morning because one of the longest days of the tour is waiting for you. Start cycling along the coastline until Carrickfergus where you’ll have the chance to see the Norman style castle that was used as a fortress for the Irish, French, Scottish and English. Following the coastline up north you arrive in Larne, where we recommend you park the bicycle to walk along the Gobbins Cliff path. It is a three hour walk along a path with more than 100 years of history and gives you amazing views of the basalt cliffs over the sea. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in BallygallyDay 3: Glenarm & GlenariffStop At: Glenarm Castle, Glenarm, County Antrim, Northern IrelandToday you’ll ride through the Coast Road that brings you to Glenarm, where you can see a lovely castle built in 1636 by the first earl of Antrim. Nowadays there is still a member of his family living there. It is a lovely estate and has beautiful gardens. After Glenarm we arrive in the village of Waterfoot, better known as Glenariff. It is one of the most beautiful fishing villages of the Antrim Coast. At this point you can decide if you want to follow the coastline by the shorter way or take the long path inland to visit the Glenariff Forest Park. You can see the impressive Glenariff Waterfalls surrounded by the lush forest park. At the end of the day you arrive in Cushendall; after a long day of cycling, relax in the town, have a pint or visit the Curfew Tower, which was once a prison.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in CushendallDay 4: Torr Road & BallycastlePass By: Torr Head, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern IrelandBordering the Cushendall Golf Club you find the Layd Old Church; a ruined church which was built by Franciscan monks and is the place of burial of some of the MacDonnell clan. Cross the River Glendun to leave Cushendun and head towards Ballycastle. You will take the Torr Road, which provides some of the most amazing views of the Antrim coast. As you cycle along enjoying the views, you pass Torr Head. From here you can see the Scottish coast which is just 10 miles away. Once you arrive in Ballycastle you have a fantastic panoramic view of Rathlin Island, which you’ll be able to visit tomorrow if the weather is suitable.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in BallycastleDay 5: Rathlin IslandStop At: Rathlin Island, Rathlin Island, County Antrim, Northern IrelandAt 8:45 a.m, you will catch the ferry to Rathlin Island if the weather is favourable. After 25 minutes of sailing, you arrive at the dock and get on your bicycles to explore the island. Head towards the east of the island and then down to the southern end. This island could be on every biologists bucket list because of the existence of animal species which are particularly rare, such as the purple eyed rabbit. Can you spot one? Another tourist attraction is the impressive Rathlin Lighthouse on the west side of the island. Back in Ballycastle you can explore the little town or just relax to be in top shape for tomorrow.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in BallycastleDay 6: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge & The Giants CausewayStop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandIt is the last cycling day but for most, it is also the best day of the tour. We’ll see the amazing Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. On this 20 meter long and 30 meter high rope bridge, it is better not to look down! A few kilometres away, the Giants Causeway awaits, which for most is the highlight of the tour. There are 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which are the result of a volcanic eruption more than 60 million years ago. The rock formations and views will leave you stunned. If you have enough energy once you reach our overnight stay in Bushmills, we recommend you visit the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery where they transform water into gold whiskey.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in BushmillsDay 7: Return to DublinStop At: Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandAfter a hearty Irish breakfast, it is time to make our way back to Dublin. Before you leave you have time to visit the Old Bushmills Distillery if you haven't yet visited, or just have a walk through the village.You can do an optional extra Bike ride to the Dark Hedges. This is a 35km circular routeOur day tour coach to the Giants Causeway will pick you and your bikes up and transfer you back to Dublin.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.