North of Ireland Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £695

Price based on
London Southend
24th Feb 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 7 days

  • UK and Ireland

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Escape into the green landscapes and sweeping seashores of the north of Ireland without the large crowds or costs of the peak travel season. Fall for the lively charms of Dublin, Westport, Galway, Belfast and Derry, and their vibrant music culture. Gaze across the dramatic Giant's Causeway and hear the story of Fionn MacCool, bake traditional scones in a farmhouse kitchen and get closer to history at the Titanic Experience on this North of Ireland Escape.

At a glance


  • Dublin See the sights of Dublin on an orientation drive, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. On your last night, why not join an optional cabaret with dinner?
  • Athlone Visit Rathbone Farm and see the farmer at work, then learn to bake your own traditional scones - then enjoy them with a coffee in the farmhouse.
  • Country Antrim Visit the phenomenal Giant’s Causeway, a spectacular rock formation leading out to sea, and learn the story of Fionn MacCool, the clever giant who lived there.
  • Belfast Explore the capital city of Northern Ireland and visit the moving Titanic Experience. Why not join an optional tour of two of Belfast's most historic pubs and be entertained by local musicians?

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport and port taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Pre-register now for 2019 dates

Get ahead of the crowds and sure you stay informed about next year’s exciting new tours, destinations and the availability on our most popular holidays. Simply fill in our pre-registration form and we’ll notify you as soon as our 2019 collection becomes available to book.

Overview

Escape into the green landscapes and sweeping seashores of the north of Ireland without the large crowds or costs of the peak travel season. Fall for the lively charms of Dublin, Westport, Galway, Belfast and Derry, and their vibrant music culture. Gaze across the dramatic Giant's Causeway and hear the story of Fionn MacCool, bake traditional scones in a farmhouse kitchen and get closer to history at the Titanic Experience on this North of Ireland Escape.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

UK - Dublin, Ireland

Day
1

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes!

Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for an afternoon orientation, drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall, red-brick townhouses, colourful doors, and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Dublin - Athlone - Rathbaun Farm - Galway

Day
2

Drive through lush green countryside to Athlone, on the River Shannon, and then to Rathbaun farm, where you’ll see the farmer manoeuvre a flock of sheep with the help of a sheep dog. Try your hand at scone baking and then enjoy them fresh from the oven with a cup of coffee. On to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colourful shops and a busy café and bar culture.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Galway - Westport - Donegal - Letterkenny

Day
3

On your way north, pause at Westport, the elegant holiday resort on the edge of an Atlantic inlet, before continuing to Donegal, named ‘Fort of the Foreigners’ by the Vikings who invaded the town in the 8th century. Continue on through rich and fertile farmland, strewn with whitewashed houses, to Letterkenny.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Letterkenny - Derry, Northern Ireland - Giants Causeway - Belfast

Day
4

The first highlight today is Derry, situated on the banks of the Foyle River, and a walk on the Old Town walls in the company of a local guide. After lunch, visit the awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Stay overnight in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s seat of government.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Belfast

Day
5

This morning’s orientation drive will take you past all the city’s attractions, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queens University. Next, visit the fascinating Titanic experience and learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own. This evening, why not join an optional visit to two of Belfast’s most historic pubs in the company of local musicians, with dinner included.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Belfast - Carlingford, Ireland - Dublin

Day
6

On your way back south, stop in Carlingford, on the Cooley Peninsula, known for its oyster farms and medieval buildings. The 12th-century King John’s Castle overlooks the harbour and Taaffe’s Castle—a 16th-century tower house. Back in Dublin, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be to join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dublin - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Dublin North Star

Galway Jurys Inn

Letterkenny Clanree

Belfast Maldron Belfast City

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