2018 - 9 Day Northern Welcome

3 & 4 Star Vacation - 8 Nights - 15 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Turf has been used as a fuel throughout Ireland for hundreds of years. Witness a turf-cutting demonstration and tea with scones at Causeway Coast Discovery Centre.
  • Local guides will share local lore and historical facts as you stroll through Derry, Westport and Galway.

    Trip Highlights:

  • Belleek China
  • Donegal Castle
  • Down Cathedral
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Glasnevin Museum
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Westport House

    Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including a Cabra Castle welcome dinner, dinner at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant, and a traditional dinner and show at Merry Ploughboy Pub.

    Hotels:

  • Cabra Castle Hotel
    Kingscourt (1 night)
  • Europa Hotel
    Belfast (1 night)
  • Maldron Hotel Derry
    Derry (2 nights)
  • Clew Bay Hotel
    Westport (2 nights)
  • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
    Dublin (2 nights)

    All CIE Tours Include:

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call (631) 563-0971 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13454041

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2017
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDUBLIN ARRIVAL & CABRA CASTLE HOTEL : Your tour begins at Cabra Castle Hotel, 50 miles from Dublin Airport, so ensure you have made appropriate transfer arrangements. Cabra Castle Hotel is set on spacious grounds with a 9-hole golf course. Your tour starts at 2:00 pm in the hotel when you join your tour guide and fellow travellers for afternoon tea. In the evening enjoy a welcome drink and dine in the hotel restaurant.
    (D)
    Day 2BelfastST. PATRICK'S COUNTRY & TITANIC BELFAST : Admire the gentle slopes of the Mourne Mountains and peaceful coastline as you travel north to Down Cathedral. Tour the ancient cathedral and view the historical burial place of St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, marked by a huge boulder. Drive to Belfast to join a local guide for a tour of central Belfast to see prominent buildings, political murals and the docks where the RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit the magnificent Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the story of this iconic liner.
    (B, D)
    Day 3DerryTURF CUTTING & GIANT'S CAUSEWAY : Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim, one of Ireland's popular scenic routes to discover lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. This area is where many scenes from the "Game of Thrones" series were filmed. Visit The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for tea with scones and a turf-cutting demonstration. Stop for photos at the sprawling ruins of Dunluce Castle. Visit the natural wonder that is Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Continue to Derry where you'll have time to explore or relax before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 4DerryINISHOWEN PENINSULA & DERRY'S WALLS : Travel around the Inishowen Peninsula, a 100-mile scenic route. Drive alongside Lough Foyle, to Banba's Crown on Malin Head, the most northerly point of the Irish mainland, to admire stunning seascapes. Enjoy tea and scones with your fellow travellers at the Seaview Tavern before continuing towards Buncrana. Upon returning to Derry, join a local guide for a short walk around Derry's medieval city walls that completely encircle the old city center. Learn about the development of the settlement throughout the centuries. Complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant for dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 5WestportDONEGAL & BELLEEK POTTERY : Travel through rugged countryside with magnificent scenery to Donegal town where you will have some leisure time to explore independently. Vist Belleek Pottery, founded in the 19th century to bring employment to the area. See how craftspeople shape and decorate raw material to create the world-famous fine china. At a local farm, watch as a farmer works with skilled dogs to herd sheep. In Westport, a local guide will escort you on a gentle walk through this historic and planned town center before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 6WestportWESTPORT HOUSE & ACHILL ISLAND TOUR : Take a tour around the stately Westport House, which overlooks the ocean and contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain. Travel around Clew Bay, which is reputed to have 365 islands, to access Achill Island by bridge. Follow the Atlantic Drive to capture wonderful views of steeply-sloped mountains plunging into the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Near Slievemore see the Deserted Village and stop in Keel for a casual lunch. Return to Westport where the evening is free for independent exploration and dining.
    (B, L)
    Day 7DublinGALWAY, TULLAMORE DEW & MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB : Enjoy a gentle walking tour around central Galway to see Eyre Square, Galway Cathedral and the Spanish Arch. On Shop Street view the medieval Lynch's Castle that gave the English language a new word. Then browse on your own through narrow streets that are closed to traffic. Travel through the center of Ireland to visit Tullamore Dew, to see whiskey production and savor a tasting at the end of the tour. Head to Dublin, for dinner and a lively traditional Irish show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub.
    (B, D)
    Day 8DublinDUBLIN SIGHTSEEING & GLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM : Take a morning guided tour of Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses with brightly-painted doors and the wide thoroughfare of O'Connell Street. Tour Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national necropolis, which is a who's who of modern Irish history. Spend afternoon on an independent open-top bus tour and a visit to one attraction.
    (B)
    Day 9Tour Ends in DublinTOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/14/2018$1,970.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    04/28/2018$2,000.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/26/2018$2,040.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/09/2018$2,040.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/16/2018$2,040.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/23/2018$2,040.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/14/2018$2,090.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/21/2018$2,090.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/11/2018$2,090.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/25/2018$2,090.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/08/2018$2,070.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/15/2018$2,070.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/22/2018$2,070.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/06/2018$1,970.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/13/2018$1,850.00* (USD) / 9 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
    Europa Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
    Maldron Hotel Derry, Derry (2 nights)
    Clew Bay Hotel, Westport (2 nights)
    Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin (2 nights)
    Disclaimer

    Single room supplement: $380

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    • 2018 - 9 Day Northern Welcome

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      HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences: Turf has been used as a fuel throughout Ireland for hundreds of years. Witness a turf-cutting demonstration and tea with scones at Causeway Coast Discovery Centre.

     
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