Northern Excursion | 7 Day Self-Drive

Program Includes

Accommodation

  • Belfast (1)
  • Derry (2)
  • Westport (2)
  • Dublin (1)

Breakfast each morning except day of arrival

Transport 

Hertz manual compact car with unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), value added tax (VAT), third party liability and location service charge (LSC)

Other Inclusions

  • Travel wallet, luggage tags and driving map.
  • Expert travel assistance throughout.

Optional Extras

  • Visitor Attractions
  • Room Upgrades
  • Car Upgrade
  • Chauffeur Driver
  • City Tours

Price is per person based on double occupancy during low season and is subject to availability at the time of booking.

 

Starts in Dublin/Ends in Dublin

Tour Highlights

7 Day/6 Nights

Newgrange

Titanic Belfast

Giant's Causeway

Derry City & The Bogside

The Hills of Donegal

Westport & Mayo Scenery

Dublin City



Guide Prices

  • Nov-Mar - $729 per person
  • Apr & Oct - $849 per person
  • May-Sept - $999 per person

These prices are a rough guide and do not include airfare. For an exact price, one of our agents will put together a custom quotation. Dates around Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and bank Holidays will be higher.

 

7 Day Northern Excursion Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Dublin and Belfast

Arrive in Dublin and pick up your rental car at the airport. From there head north to Belfast which will be your home for the night.

The drive itself will take about 2 hours so depending on what time you leave, you can stop by Newgrange along the way. Take some time this evening to explore Belfast after dark.

Overnight in Belfast

Day 2: Titanic Belfast, Giant's Causeway & Derry

If you have any interest in the Titanic, visit Titanic Belfast this morning. If you do not have interest, you should still visit as it is an amazing display that attracts over a million visitors per year. On your way to Derry, be sure to spend some time at the Giant's Causeway and walk on its hexagonal basalt columns which many legends say are there as a result of the giant Cuchulainn. Dunluce castle is also worth stopping at before you reach Derry.  Take this evening to explore Derry with a walking tour or just visit the Bogside to get a sense of Derry's past.

Overnight in Derry

Day 3: The Hills of Donegal

While Northern Ireland is beautiful, today will be your first taste of real rugged beauty. Donegal is the most sparsely populated county in Ireland with narrow roads winding around its famed hills. Take as long as you wish on this scenic drive before returning to Derry. To break up the drive, be sure to visit Sliabh Liag, the highest sea cliffs in Europe. If you are the adventurous type, Donegal is great for surfing, biking and hiking.

Overnight in Derry

Day 4: Yeats' Country

Whether or not you were a fan of W.B. Yeats or not, Yeats' Country is a beautiful part of Ireland and one that too few tourists get to experience. Taking in most of Sligo and parts of Leitrim and Roscommon, Ben Bulben and Lough Gill provide the main attractions. You can take a cruise on the lake or just stop to appreciate Ben Bulben. Seaside towns like Enniscrone provide the perfect stopping point for lunch or dinner. Continue onto Westport where you will spend the night.

Overnight in Westport

Day 5: Connemara Tour & Galway City

Today set out south along the west coast to Connermara and onto Clifden. Take some stunning pictures of Kylemore Abbey and find somewhere nice in he Connemara region to get some lunch. Make your way to Galway city where you should spend a few hours. It is a beautiful little city that many consider the most charming in Europe. Be sure to make the short trip to Salthill and take a short stroll along the promenade. Make your way back to your hotel in your own time.

Overnight in Westport

Day 6: Dublin

If you have seen all you wanted to see in the west of Ireland, make your way to Dublin nice and early to make the most of your stay there.

Dublin is full of things to see and do and it is up to you to do what you wish there. We always recommend the open-top bus tour which allows shows you all of the major sights in the city and allows you to get off and on at whichever ones you like.

Overnight in Dublin

Day 7: More Dublin & Return Home

If you have time in the morning, see anything else you still have on the list before bringing back your rental car and returning home.

 

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