8 Day Northern Supreme Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Shannon Airport Arrival & Ashford Castle Hotel
Your tour starts at Shannon Airport with a transfer to the famous Ashford Castle Hotel,
located just outside the village of Cong. It’s a two-hour drive so when you arrive at the hotel,
settle in and enjoy the lakeside location and amenities of this wonderful hotel. You may like to
take a walk through the woods or use the relaxing health facilities. Enjoy a welcome drink before
dining in Ashford’s lovely restaurant and afterwards listen to music in the Dungeon Bar.
Day 2: Connemara & The Quiet Man Walk
Travel through Connemara to Leenane and embark on a catamaran cruise around Killary Harbour,
Ireland’s only fjord. As you sip an Irish coffee, see remains of houses and potato patches abandoned
during the 1840’s Famine as well as stunning scenery of rugged mountains not accessible by road. Stop
at Kylemore Abbey Visitor Centre for photos of the abbey’s tranquil lakeside setting. Take a walking tour
around Cong to see movie locations of the 1952 production of ”The Quiet Man.” In the evening drive to
Clonbur for an informal dinner with local entertainment at Eddie’s Pub.
Day 3: Museum of Country Life & Yeats’ Country Tour
Visit the Museum of Country Life to view exhibits of domestic goods and farm implements in daily use
during the 19th and early 20th centuries when farming was the way of life for most people. Continue to
County Sligo to Broc House for lunch and a talk on the writer W. B. Yeats who spent much of his time in
Sligo and loved the scenery. After lunch take a drive with a local expert to see places associated with
Yeats – Lough Gill, Glencar Waterfall and his grave at Drumcliffe. A short drive will take you to Harvey’s
Point Hotel, set in glorious scenery a few miles outside Donegal town.
(B, L, D)
Day 4: Slieve League Cliffs & Donegal
County Donegal is renowned for its rugged scenery, sheep and Donegal tweed and today you will
experience the best that this remote county offers to visitors. Drive to the fishing port of Killybegs and on to
Teelin to view Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe, reaching 1,972 feet. The cliffs drop straight
down to the wild Atlantic waves creating breathtaking views. Enjoy coffee or tea with home-baked scones
before driving through the majestic Glengesh Pass to Ardara. Visit Triona Design to see demonstrations of
spinning, weaving and knitting.
Day 5: Derry Walk & Giant's Causeway
Take a walking tour around Derry’s medieval walls, which completely encircle the old city. Learn about the history
of the city as you pass the Diamond and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Pause for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle
before visiting the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million
years ago. Travel along part of the scenic Antrim coast and then continue south to Belfast. Check in to your elegant Victorian hotel, built as the headquarters of the Ulster Bank with
many architectural details. Experience fine dining in the Great Room Restaurant, once the main Banking Hall.
Day 6: Titanic Belfast & Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel
A local guide will show you the highlights of Belfast, including Victorian buildings, the imposing
City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about
this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Drive past the gentle slopes of the Mourne
Mountains to Dublin and check in to your landmark hotel on St. Stephen’s Green. Enjoy a farewell
dinner at the Abbey Tavern’s Loft Restaurant in Howth followed by a lively show of traditional Irish
songs and a display of step-dancing.
Day 7: Dublin City Tour & Guinness Visit
The entire day is at leisure so you may schedule sightseeing as you wish. Use your open-top bus
tour voucher to explore Dublin – you may get on and off at any of the 23 stops along the route, which
include Dublin’s most popular attractions. Take a tour around either Guinness Storehouse or the Old
Jameson Distillery to see stout or whiskey production techniques and enjoy a drink of the finished
Day 8: Tour Ends Dublin Airport
Take a taxi transfer to Dublin Airport in good time for your flight home.
B:Breakfast; D: Dinner; L: Lunch