8 Night Northern Ireland Welcome in Dublin at Ireland | August 19, 2017

8 Night Northern Ireland Welcome (Land Based)

Join SinglesCruise.com on an exclusive CIE Tour and discover the most popular destinations in the northern half of Ireland. Start your travels with a stay in lovely Cabra Castle Hotel. Explore Titanic Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway. Walk Derry’s medieval walls and the northernmost Inishowen Peninsula. Stay in the lively town of Westport on the west coast and marvel at the wild scenery of Achill Island.

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Arrival Date: August 19, 2017
Arrival City: Dublin (Where are we going?)
Country: Ireland
Ages: All Ages


Per person | Deposit: $250

Where are we going, what are we doing??

Well we can tell you this...you won't be bored! We have some great times planned. Check out our stops!

Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Cabra Castle Hotel

Your first hotel on this tour is 50 miles from Dublin Airport so ensure that you have made appropriate transfer arrangements. Your delightful castle hotel is set in spacious grounds with a 9-hole golf course so that you may relax for the balance of the day. Play a round of golf, explore the castle and grounds or soak up the historic atmosphere. Your tour program starts at 6:00 pm in your hotel when you join your tour guide and fellow travelers for a welcome drink and dine in the hotel restaurant.

Day 2: St. Patrick's Country & Titanic Belfast

Admire the gentle slopes of the Mourne Mountains and peaceful coastline as you travel north to Down Cathedral. Tour the ancient cathedral and view the historical burial place of St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, marked by a huge boulder. Drive to Belfast to join a local guide for a tour of central Belfast to see 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 which will fill you in on information about this iconic liner.
(B, D)

Day 3: Turf Cutting & Giant's Causeway

Drive north along the Nine 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 the "Game of Thrones" series were filmed. Visit The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for tea with scones and a turf-cutting demonstration. Stop at the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The different rock formations have spawned a number of legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Continue to your hotel in Derry and relax before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 4: Derry's Walls & Inishowen Peninsula

Join a local guide for a short walk around Derry's medieval city walls that completely encircle the old city center. Learn about the development of the settlement throughout the centuries and right up to today. Travel around the Inishowen Peninsula, a 100-mile scenic route. Drive alongside Lough Foyle to reach Shrove Lighthouse for a photo stop. Head to Banba's Crown on Malin Head, the most northerly point of the Irish mainland, to admire stunning seascapes. Savor a casual lunch in a cozy pub and learn about the connection between Buncrana and John Newton's hymn, "Amazing Grace." Return to Derry in time for dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 5: Donegal Castle & Belleek China

Travel through rugged countryside with magnificent scenery to Donegal town to tour Donegal Castle, built in the 15th century by an O'Donnell chieftain. Visit the Belleek Pottery Factory, founded in the 19th century to bring employment to the area. Belleek is renowned for its use of fine clay and you will see how the craftspeople shape and decorate the raw material to create the world-famous fine china. Drive through County Sligo and into County Mayo to your hotel in Westport. A local guide will escort you on a gentle walk through this historic and planned town center.
(B, D)

Day 6: Achill Island Tour & Westport House

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 for a tour around the stately Westport House, which overlooks the ocean and contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain. The evening is free so that you may take a stroll around the attractive town and choose one of the many fine restaurants to dine independently.
(B, L)

Day 7: Galway, Kilbeggan Distillery & Merry Ploughboy Pub

Drive south for a gentle walking tour around central Galway to see Eyre Square, Galway Cathedral and the Spanish Arch. On Shop Street view the medieval Lynch's Castle that gave the English language a new word. Then browse around on your own through narrow streets that are closed to traffic. Travel through the center of Ireland to visit Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, the oldest distillery in the world, to see artisanal whiskey production and savor a tasting at the end of the tour. Drive to your hotel in Dublin and head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a lively traditional Irish show.
(B, D)

Day 8: Dublin Sightseeing & Glasnevin Museum

Take a morning guided tour of Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses with brightly-painted doors and the wide thoroughfare of O'Connell Street. Tour Glasnevin Museum, Ireland's national necropolis, which is a who's who of modern Irish history. It is the final resting place of Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Brendan Behan and other prominent people. Spend afternoon on an independent open-top bus tour and a visit to one attraction.

Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin

Your program ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

More than just a vacation!

When you join Singles Cruise on this amazing vacation, you'll enjoy all the fabulous experiences of Ireland PLUS an invitation to join in some great activities through out our travels!

Cabra Castle Hotel Stay
Dating from 1760, this castle hotel is set in 88 acres of parkland with a 9-hole golf course. Well-appointed guest rooms, gourmet dining and gracious public rooms combine for a great stay.
Merry Ploughboy Pub Dinner/Show
Enjoy the very best of fresh Irish food followed by entertainment with one of Ireland's leading traditional Irish music groups, The Merry Ploughboys, and Irish dancing. From start to finish, this is a show based on fantastic interaction between the performers and the audience.
Titanic Belfast
Opened in April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of this iconic ship, this new visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic from conception and construction right through the maiden voyage and tragic ending.
Giant's Causeway
The Giant's Causeway, renowned for its hexagonal basalt columns, was created from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. It is Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions. It is steeped in myth and legend, especially about the mighty giant, Finn McCool.
Turf-Cutting Demonstration
Achill Island Tour
Achill is one of Ireland's most spectacular and beautiful places with dramatic cliffs, soaring mountains, remote lakes and secluded beaches. The imprint of past generations is everywhere on Achill, from megalithic tombs to ancient forts, historic churches to deserted villages

Hotels:Superior & First Class

(1 night)

This castle's history dates to 1760 and gives a mature, cultured air to the magnificent hallways and stairwells. Stay in one of 80 historical and richly designed bedrooms, most of which are situated in the courtyard development, a restoration of the original working areas. Play golf on the 9-hole course or walk around the extensive grounds. Member of Manor House Hotels Group. Located outside the town of Kingscourt, 50 miles northwest of Dublin city and 45 miles from Dublin Airport. Hotel parking.

Europa Hotel
Belfast (1 night)

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 snack 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. Parking nearby

Maldron Hotel Derry
Derry (2 nights)

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. Hotel parking.

Clew Bay Hotel
Westport (2 nights)

This family owned and managed hotel combines a genuine welcome and comfortable facility to create a memorable experience. All bedrooms are individually decorated and fitted with every comfort and convenience. Dine on the extensive menu featuring local produce in the contemporary Madden's Bistro and enjoy a drink, snack or live entertainment in Madden's Bar. The hotel is located on James's Street in the center of Westport, a heritage town, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
Dublin (2 nights)

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.

What's Included on this trip

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 8 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including
    - Welcome dinner in Cabra Castle
    - Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show
    - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • 2 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Belfast with a local guide
  • The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre turf-cutting, tea and scones
  • Walking tours of Derry, Westport and Galway
  • Day tours to Inishowen Peninsula and Achill Island
  • Tour and tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery Experience
  • Tour of Dublin with visit to Glasnevin Museum
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum
  • Visits and admissions to Down Cathedral, Titanic Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Donegal Castle, Belleek Pottery Factory and Westport House
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

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