Northern Ireland Tours
Ireland's Northern coastline is rugged and stunning. We can plan for your you own tailor made private tour of Donegal and Northern Ireland giving you the best of the North. Contact us to choose your travel style and we will tailor design an unforgettable trip. Enjoy an escorted tour with a private driver guide or hit the open road and follow our selected itinerary for a self drive tour.
Day 1 – Arrive in Dublin, settle into your city centre hotel.
Day 2 - Dublin city sightseeing
Day 3 - Dublin to Donegal, followed by an afternoon relaxing in luxury castle hotel.
Day 4 – Donegal coastal drive, rugged and wild beautiful coastline
Day 5 – Donegal leisure day
Day 6 - Donegal to Antrim – Giant’s causeway & Dunluce castle.
Day 7 – Antrim - Belfast city sight seeing
Day 9 - Antrim to Dublin- Via the Boyne valley
Day 10 – Home, airport transfer brings you the 20 min drive to Dublin Airport.
Contact us for your bespoke version of this private tour of the north of Ireland
Arrive in Dublin/ Belfast
Our airport transfer will meet you at arrivals, help you with your bags, and take you directly to your hotel to relax after your flight. We can request an early check in for early arrivals so you can rest and refresh. Alternatively fly into Belfast international Airport and start your tour in Northern Ireland. Our transfer will bring you from the airport to your specially chosen hotel.
Our local city guide will meet you in your hotel and bring you on a private guided walk through the city centre to get your bearings and discover the architecture of your arrival city.
Dublin/ Belfast City Sight Seeing
The fist full day in Dublin you should enjoy some sightseeing in Ireland’s vibrant capital city. Don’t miss the Guinness Store house for the history of the famous pint of stout, Trinity College for the Book of Kells, this is Ireland's famous mediaeval manuscript and written by monks in 800 AD. Take our whiskey pub tour in Temple bar and explore the oldest part of Dublin city. Visit Dublinia Museum for the history of the Vikings in Dublin. We can offer dinner recommendations or make a reservation in a Michelin star restaurant and discover gourmet Ireland.
Belfast city highlights will include a local driving tour guide to bring you through the streets of the city to parts that you need a local to help you explore. Discover the troubled history of this now vibrant city and meet the people who lived through political the unrest. A must see for the afternoon is the Titanic Centre and port complex. This visito's centre is rightly award winning and rivals any in the world. You get to relive life onboard the infamous vessal Titanic and discover what life was like for the ship builders and passengers who all have their story to tell.
Belfast has so much to see, we also recommend the Botanic Gardens and Saint George's Market. Slow your pace and relax into local city life. Enjoy the vibrant culture of Belfast city through her people and her nightlife.
Dublin to Donegal
Meet your driver guide this morning or collect your car hire. Make an early start for a long day of touring. Head out of the city and towards Trim Castle. Enjoy one of Ireland’s largest Norman castles and the movie location for the Mel Gibson movie "Braveheart". Continue on through beautiful traditional towns like Kells on to the rugged north west of the country and to your luxury hotel. The drive is lovely and take in the small villages and towns along the way.
Donegal coastal drive - Wild Atlantic Way
Travelling around county Donegal’s coast can take days! The route is approximately 557 km (346miles). Take the southern loop leaving Donegal town, head for the coast and take in the sights. Highlights include the Slieve Laig cliffs, standing 600m tall (1968 ft) and one of Europe's finest sea cliffs. Explore Donegal's miles of golden, sandy beaches and enjoy the kite surfers as they bob on the ocean. Glenveagh National Park is stunning and a must see. We pick out the highlights for you and design your drive to suit your interests. Don’t forget to pick up a Donegal Tweed blanket in the Donegal woolen mills. We recommend heading for Malin Head ( Ireland's most Northern Point) and enjoy the wildlife and stunning Views. The region is vast and beautiful, your itinerary will depend on your interests and your time!
Leisure day in Donegal
Why no take a day off and relax on your hotel Estate. Enjoy the facilities and relax. Try some fishing or Falconary or take a stroll through Donegal Town and enjoy lunch in a local café.
Donegal to Antrim
Heading for the Antrim coast, take in the seaside town of Portrush. Famous for its beaches and Golf courses, there is a lot to see along the coastline including the famous Causeway Coastal Route . Highlights include the Carrig - Rede- Rope bridge, Ballycastle town or a day trip to Rathlim Ireland. We can arrange a private Whisley tour that brings you to the Scotish Isle of Islay and experience Irish and Scotch Whiskey at the distilleries that they originate from. TV sensation Game of Thrones is filmed in Antrim and the locations are stunning in their own right but now made more famous due to the Hollywood connection. Finally, the highlight of this part of the country is the worls Famous Giant's Causeway. Stunningly beautiful, this is nature at it's most fierce! Molten lava spewed into the sea and formed hexagon shaped basalt outcrops that pour into the sea. Our guide can bring you along the seacliffs to enjoy the stunning views as you descend to the headland. Discover the Irish legend of the Giant who created the causeway to reach the coastline of Scotland.
Antrim to Dublin
Head to Dublin today, but first make a stop at the Boyne Valley. Visit Newgrange (c 3,200 B.C.), it is the best-known monument of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne, predating the ancient pyramids by 400 years and Stonehenge by 1000. The fantastic visitors centre will fascinate you. Visit Monasterboice, an early Christian site with a round tower and 10th Century High Cross, the Hill of Tara (seat of the high kings of Ireland) .Settle into your hotel outside Dublin for a good night sleep before your flight home.
Your airport transfer will take you the 30 min drive to Dublin airport for your flight home.