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Irelands Northern Jaunt

Ireland's Northern Jaunt

Sat 11-Sat 18 May 2024: A 8 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Ireland's Northern Jaunt with Johnsons Coaches

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Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th May 2024

 

LUXURY TRAVELLER UPGRADE

 

Treat yourself to an 8-day tour of Ireland’s central west coast and northern ‘top side’, where we visit award-winning Westport and stunning Achill Island located at the heart of Ireland’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. This tour also combines spectacular city, coast and countryside from Donegal, through to the Causeway and Antrim coastlines and then on to Belfast, offering a kaleidoscopic journey that is not to be missed.

 

Look What’s Included

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ Seating & Legroom

  • 7 nights half board

  • Return Ferry Crossings

  • Belleek Pottery Tour

  • Glencolmcille Folk Village

  • Giants Causeway Visitors Centre

  • Guided Tour of Belfast by local coach

  • Titanic Belfast.

 

Not included: All lunches

 

Day 1

Travel from Holyhead to Dublin, arriving in time for dinner and our overnight stay at the Talbot Stillorgan Park Hotel near Dublin.

Day 2

We travel west across Ireland arriving in Westport for our 2-night stay at the Castlecourt Hotel. Westport is a delightful heritage town, attractively located near the sea with the famous Mayo Mountains as its impressive backdrop. Westport is a unique blend of old and new living memories of a bygone era mingling happily with the lively busy town of today.

Day 3

Enjoy a full day excursion around ‘Magical Mayo’. Following the shores of Lough Cullin and Lough Conn we reach Achill Island - A rugged, unspoilt and spectacular region of Ireland dominated by Slievemore Mountain that rises dramatically to the north. At Achill Sound we join the famous circular ‘Atlantic Drive’ - a truly stunning journey.

Day 4

Departing Westport, we drive via Drumcliffe, where we visit the grave of the renowned Irish poet W.B. Yeats. Next, following in the ‘lea’ of the majestic Benbulben ‘flat-topped’ mountain, we discover the secrets that have made Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories of Irish craftsmanship during a tour of Belleek Pottery. We pause in Donegal town before reaching the Kees Hotel at Ballybofey (3-star rated) for our 2-night stay.

Day 5

Today we make our way to Donegal Town with free time in the morning. Visit Magee’s, home of traditional hand-woven Donegal Tweed for a weaving demonstration. Later, we explore the remote Donegal Gaeltacht district, where we visit the Glencolmcille Folk Village. Perched overlooking the idyllic Glen Bay Beach, the village is a replica of a typical Irish rural village. Step back in time on a self-guided tour exploring the replica thatched roof cottages and dwellings of a rural Irish village.

Day 6

Our adventure continues today with a journey over to the north coast and the chance to visit the Giant’s Causeway with its impressive Visitors Centre. From here, we follow the Antrim Coast Road with its stunning ocean views arriving in Dublin for a 2-night stay at the Stormont Hotel (4-star rated).

Day 7

This morning a local coach and Belfast guide will meet us at our hotel for a guided tour of Belfast. In the afternoon we visit Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. This iconic six-floor building explores the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the Titanic, which brings history to life in an unforgettable way.

Day 8

We board the late morning sailing from Belfast to Cairnryan, arriving at 1.45pm from here, we return south through the Scottish Borders to Henley, returning for approximately 9.30pm.

Your Hotels

 

Day 1 - 4* Talbot Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin

 

Days 2&3 - 4* Castlecourt Hotel, Westport

The spacious rooms at the Castlecourt Hotel, Spa and Leisure all feature TV, and free Wi-Fi. There is a sauna, a steam room and a fully equipped gym. This family-owned and run hotel, is known as a home away from home. The Orchard Restaurant offers a bright and stylish space while the Courtyard Bistro provides light lunches and pastries throughout the day. Lift to all floors.

 

Days 4&5 - 3* The Kees Hotel, Balleybofey

In the twin towns of Stranorlar and Ballybofey, near the foothills of the Bluestack Mountains, you’ll find the family-run Kee’s Hotel. All 53 bedrooms are bright and comfortable, offering the high standards expected by any seasoned traveller. The restaurant offers the finest local seasonal specialties. Spend quality time in the gym, sauna, pool, or beauty salon. Lift.

 

Days 6&7 - 4* Stormont Hotel, Belfast

Located 5 miles from the centre of Belfast, opposite Stormont Parliament Buildings in a leafy, residential area. Bar, lounge. 2 lifts serve 3 floors, however there are limited ground floor rooms available.

 

Duration, Dates and Prices:

Sat 11-Sat 18 May 2024

7 Nights

£1149

 

Tour Departs: 7.00am

Returns By: 9.30pm

 

Supplements:

Single Room: £192

Holiday Insurance: £42.50

 

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour.)

 

Even though passports are not needed to travel to Ireland, ferry companies request passengers to carry some form of PHOTO ID, which may be required for inspection.

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