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$281.58 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede, Derry 3-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Belfast city (overnight Belfast) Our first stop this morning is at Monasterboice, a monastic settlement dating back to 501 AD. This ancient monastery is home to the best preserved and most intricately carved Celtic crosses in Ireland. A fully intact stone round tower also keeps watch over the horizon for marauding Vikings.By late morning we’ll arrive in Belfast. Discover why Lonely Planet regards Northern Ireland’s capital as one of the top 10 'must- visit' cities on Earth. Your driver will show you highlights including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens and much more. With plenty of time at leisure to explore the city, we strongly recommend the political “Black Taxi” tour (optional) to view the Peace Wall and infamous political murals. The drivers are locals and can explain what life was like in Belfast during the conflict of 1969 - 1998.  Day 2: Belfast - Giants Causeway - Letterkenny A glorious touring day cruising the Beautiful North Coast. We initially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the Game of Thrones. Then it's the jackpot visit of the day - we will trace the footprints of Celtic Giants, walk the Giant's Causeway! Ulster's #1 attraction since 2 million BC! A UNESCO world heritage site and the proud location of an estimated 60,000 hexagonal columns of basalt rock formed by cataclysmic violent volcanic eruptions a long long time ago! Your guide will wax lyrical about how our giant warrior hero - Fionn McCool - built it to fight off our cousins the pesky Scots. We’ll continue to the nearby city of Derry / Londonderry where we’ll spend the afternoon. There will be plenty of time at leisure after an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls with a local guide. Learn why the city is officially known as Londonderry and the story of the long bloody siege here in 1689. Your guide will take you down to the well known Bogside district, scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972 and inspiration for U2's classic anthem 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday'. Just across the border lie the hills of Donegal. We’ll overnight in the neat town of Letterkenny for a flavour of rural Ireland. Day 3: Letterkenny - Galway - Dublin After breakfast this morning, we’ll head down a portion of the west coast’s Wild Atlantic Way. Our journey takes us through the poetic heartland of Co. Sligo, W.B. Yeats country. We visit the final resting place of the Nobel laureate in Drumcliff Abbey, and admire beautiful Benbulben mountain referenced in many of his poems. Further along the road lies Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, Co. Sligo with some time at leisure for refreshments. Our final stop before returning to Dublin is Galway where we have free time to explore. Maybe visit some wonderful local seafood eateries or try a pint in one of the fantastic pubs. We then take a scenic drive back to Dublin arriving back approx 7 pm.

$458.30 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Northern Ireland 5-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - GalwayTo begin our amazing experience we depart Dublin and make our way to the West of Ireland and tour beautiful Connemara. On our way across the midlands of Ireland, we take a comfort stop for refreshments before arriving in the enchanting village of Cong. Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before continuing our journey through the wilderness of Connemara. We arrive in Galway mid afternoon.Day 2: Galway - Sligo - LetterkennyAfter a great night in Galway, we set off through parts of Connemara to the Museum of Country Life. Here we are introduced to the Irish way of life that has existed in this rugged and beautiful part of country since 1800s. Our lunch stop today shall be Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. We watch some of Ireland's finest breakers roll against our Atlantic shores before heading off through the poetic heartland of Ireland, W.B. Yeat's country. We visit his final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey.Day 3: Letterkenny - Donegal - Derry - LetterkennyBegin today with an excellent in-depth tour of Donegal’s Glenveagh National Park. Here we take the opportunity to enjoy nature with lakeside walks and a visit to Glenveagh Castle. Onwards to Grianan of Aileach a hilltop fort. This afternoon we’ll visit the city of Derry. Enjoy a walking tour of Derry's walls (1613) and the well known Bogside district made famous by the 1972 massacre and U2 song "Bloody Sunday". Day 4: Letterkenny - Rope Bridge - Giant’s Causeway - Glens of Antrim - BelfastToday we cruise the beautiful North Antrim Coast. A highlight of the tour for many is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (weather- dependent & cross at your own risk by making a small charitable donation to the UK National Trust charity who maintain the bridge). We continue along the coastal route, with fantastic views and photo opportunities of Whitepark Bay. Next it's Northern Ireland's highlight the Giant's Causeway with its 37,000 basalt columns forming stepping stones leading from Ireland to Scotland. This afternoon we’ll visit Titanic Belfast, a fascinating museum located in the very docklands where this infamous ship was built. Day 5: Belfast - DublinWe begin the day with a city tour of the highlights of Belfast including City Hall, Queen's University, Botanic Gardens and much more. Together we’ll visit Titanic Belfast, a fascinating exhibit housed in the very docklands where this most famous ship was built and launched before her tragic maiden voyage. You will also have some time at leisure and many guests will take a Black Taxi tour (optional) of the political murals and of course the Peace Walls which divide the Catholic Republican from the Protestant Loyalist communities.  Finish in Dublin at 17:00 approx.

$64.80 Walking & Biking Tours

2-Hour Surf Lesson and Guided Walking Tour of Coolera Peninusla from Strandhill Village

Our group tours begin with a two-hour surf lesson to awaken the senses. Our surf lessons generally take place at 10 am or 2 pm (times may change according to conditions). After our surf session we get changed and regroup for a coffee before we head off on a guided walking tour that will broaden our mind. North along Strandhill beach and the sandhills. Hear about Strandhill's origins and the curse of the 'shifting sands' that buried the cottages of local villagers. Find out about the marine archaeology of Strandhill beach and why Knocknarea has fossilised seafloor on its summit. Beyond Walkers Banks and Sligo airport is Strandhill's archeological gem, Killaspugbrone. Here we will explore the ruins, hear about Saint Patrick's visit to Strandhill and about the religious centre he founded. Next we will visit Walkers Lodge, one of the area's 'big houses' before arriving to Dolly's Cottage, a preserved 18th stone cottage. Here we can stop for tea, listen to the story of Dolly's Cottage and maybe even hear some music or song. Then we make our way back to the seafront, passing various sites of interest until we reach the famous Strandhill cannon. (Terrain: Uneven in places, strand, shore, rocks, road. Duration: 1hour 30 minutes)