2 Day Northern Ireland
2 Day Northern Ireland
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Your journey at a glance
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Day 1: Dublin - Monasterboice - Belfast
Your luxury vehicle and chauffeur guide will collect you this morning at your chosen Dublin location and start the relaxing journey to Northern Ireland.
We'll pause around half way through the 100 mile journey to stop for fresh air and photographs at the ancient Christian monastery ruins of Monasterboice. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, marvel at the stone round tower and beautifully carved Celtic crosses.
Arrive in Belfast mid- morning and head straight for the historic docklands where RMS Titanic was built and launched in 1912. Titanic Belfast is a fantastic exhibition which commemorates the ship's building and catastrophic demise in the Northern Atlantic. It's an experience not to be missed!
Another experience which comes highly recommended is the (optional) 'Black Taxi' tour of Belfast. The tour takes you thorough the city's troubled past and gives insight into how the city has overcome the conflict between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and British Army which raged between 1968 and 1998. The Good Friday Peace Agreement encouraged by the United States led to over 20 years of peace and prosperity.
Belfast offers some excellent hotels, restaurants and historic pubs. Raise a toast to your Northern Irish experience with a glass of Bushmills Whiskey or a pint of stout. Cheers!
We can offer packages incuding 5 star hotel, 4 star hotel, 3 star hotel, castle or bed & breakfast accommodations. Please simply ask for pricing and details according to your style and budget preference.
Day 2: Carrick-A-Rede - Giants Causeway - Dunluce Castle - Dublin
After a delicious leisurely breakfast your chauffeur guide will collect you from the lobby.
Today promises to be an amazing day of exploration, taking in some of Northern Ireland's most iconic sights and experiences.
The journey takes you through part of the scenic Glens of Antrim, stopping briefly at the charming coastal village of Ballintoy where those with a head for heights can cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge which precariously connects two cliff faces above ancient salmon fishing grounds. Whether or not you decide to cross - there are stunning views for you to take in. Stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh sea air, before we continue our drive.
This afternoon's highlight is undoubtedly (UNESCO) Giant's Causeway, a stunning display of thousands of hexagonal basalt columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity. Ancient legend maintains that the causeway was actually constructed by mythological hero Finn McCool, as a location for his battle with Scottish giant Bennandonner. Decide which account you will believe as you stroll along this fascinating local wonder.
Departing the Causeway, we'll have time for a quick stop at the nearby ruins of Dunluce Castle before beginning our return drive to Dublin. The castle has long been rumoured to be haunted and enjoys an interesting history – including the loss of some of its exterior walls which decayed and fell over the cliffs and into the ocean a few hundred years ago!
After a comprehensive two days of exploring Northern Ireland's highights it's time to return to Dublin where evening entertainment and rest await. Arrive in time for late dinner reservations.
The Merrion Hotel (*****) is widely regarded as one of Dublin's finest upscale properties and makes a very comfortable home from home in the city.