Authentic Local Experiences
- Witness a turf-cutting demonstration. Turf has been used as fuel throughout the years in Ireland.
- Visit Derry’s Walled City Brewery for dinner and a tasting and take home an exclusive Signature CIE Tours beer.
- 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 6 dinners (D) including a traditional dinner and show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub, Walled City Brewery Restaurant and Dunboyne Castle Hotel.
- Giant’s Causeway
- Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
- Long Meadow Cider (CIE Tours Exclusive)
- Sheepdog Demonstration
- Titanic Belfast
- Westport House
Hotels – 8 Nights
- Talbot Hotel Stillorgan | Dublin (2)
- Wyatt Hotel | Westport (2)
- Maldron Hotel | Derry (2)
- Europa Hotel | Belfast (1)
- Dunboyne Castle Hotel | Dunboyne (1)
Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin
This hotel offers 150 air-conditioned, modern guest rooms with all conveniences for a comfortable stay. Enjoy the award-winning restaurant for breakfasts and dinners while the bar provides a place to relax with a drink or casual meal. Keep up your exercise program in the White Pebble Day Spa and gym. Located on Stillorgan Road on the south side of Dublin city, this hotel is 4 miles from the city center. Served by frequent city bus services and taxis.
Wyatt Hotel, Wesport
This charming boutique hotel offers a great base for a stay in Westport. All 52 guest rooms are restful and provide great amenities. Enjoy tea or coffee at JW’s Brasserie, a relaxing drink in the traditional Cobblers Bar & Courtyard, or fantastic food and service in the welcoming dining room. Located on the Octagon, in the heart of Westport town. Great location for people-watching or browsing around the town.
Maldron Hotel Derry, Derry
This is a stylish hotel with 90 spacious and comfortable guest rooms, which are well equipped. The Walls Restaurant which overlooks the historic city walls has been awarded an AA rosette and a passion for good food is evident. The Lyric Bar at the Tower Hotel is a music themed bar, a fitting tribute to a city renowned for its musical tradition. Guests can relax in the leisure suite complete with sauna and steam room. The hotel is located on Butcher Street, just within the historic city walls and within easy reach of city attractions.
Europa Hotel, Belfast
This well-established hotel offers 272 bedrooms with every comfort and luxury, including soundproofing to ensure a good night’s sleep. Enjoy good food, live piano and street views at the Piano Bar upstairs. Head to The Causerie for snacks and specials or to the Lobby Bar for drinks and pub grub. Located on Great Victoria Street, in the heart of Belfast. The Opera House is next door, and the historic Crown Liquor Saloon is across the street. Within easy walking distance of Donegall Square.
Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Dunboyne
This 18th-century mansion has been lovingly restored and carefully expanded to create a spacious, modern property for a pleasant stay. Large guest rooms are designed for a tranquil night’s rest. Guests can enjoy full Irish breakfasts and fine dining in the elegant restaurant or relax in one of the cozy bars. The spa and leisure center offers excellent facilities. Located beside Dunboyne village, just 15 miles from Dublin Airport and 14 miles from Dublin city center.
2020 Northern Welcome 9 Days / 8 Nights / 15 Meals
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Day 1Dublin Arrival & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your hotel in Stillorgan, a suburban village of Dublin. Take a guided panoramic 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, a “Who’s Who” of modern Irish history. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before enjoying dinner on your own at the hotel or in the nearby coastal town of Dun Laoghaire
Day 2Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Merry Ploughboy Pub Dinner Show
Spend some time touring Dublin independently with tickets for the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and choose one of four of Ireland's most popular attractions: Guinness Storehouse, GPO Witness History, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or Teeling Distillery. In the evening, enjoy a meal of Irish specialties and a traditional show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. (B, D)
Day 3Sean’s Bar & Galway Walking Tour
Travel to Athlone in County Roscommon to enjoy a CIE Tours’ Exclusive, a visit to Sean’s Bar. Founded in 900 AD, it is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as Europe’s oldest pub; raise a glass there as thirsty patrons have done for centuries. Journey on to beautiful Galway where you’ll have lunch on your own before taking a walking tour of this vibrant harbor city. Proceed to the charming coastal town of Westport for a dinner at your hotel this evening. (B, D)
Day 4Achill Island & Westport
Start the day with a walking tour of Westport. 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 and take a tour around the stately Westport House, which contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine there. The evening is free for independent exploration and dining in Westport. (B, L)
Day 5Sheepdog Demonstration & Donegal
Enjoy a scenic drive to County Sligo, where you’ll stop for lunch. Proceed on for a visit to a traditional farm to see a demonstration of trained sheepdogs herding sheep. Travel through rugged countryside and stop in Donegal for some free time to explore. Continue to Derry, where you’ll have time to relax or explore before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
Day 6Inishowen 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. Stop at a pub overlooking the sea for tea and scones before continuing towards Buncrana. Back in Derry, join a local guide for a short walk around the city's medieval walls, and learn about its turbulent history. Walk across the Peace Bridge and complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant; enjoy dinner there with a flight of 4 beers - and a bottle of CIE Tours' signature beer to take away. (B, D)
Day 7Giant’s Causeway & Turf-Cutting Demonstration
See the natural wonder that is the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Take some time at the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for a talk and turf-cutting presentation before enjoying tea and scones. Drive south along the 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 “Game of Thrones” were filmed. Travel on to Belfast where you will have some leisure time to explore independently before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
Day 8Titanic Belfast & Northern Ireland Farmhouse Kitchen Experience
Discover Belfast and see the 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. Depart for dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
Day 9Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast. (B)
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