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Ireland's Capitals and Causeway Coast

Overview

Travel by Coach 0 Days
4 Included Excursions
  • Spectacular Giant’s Causeway just waiting to be discovered
  • Tour and tasting at Bushmills Distillery
  • Stunning scenery along the dramatic Antrim coastline
  • Take in the many sights of the vibrant city of Belfast
  • Discover the cosmopolitan city of Dublin
  • Relax in the popular resort of Portrush
  • Visit the Saint Patrick’s Centre to learn about Ireland’s patron saint


Join us and explore the dramatic Antrim Coast, discovering the wonderful seascapes as well as the cities of Belfast and Dublin. Visiting coast, country and cities, we’re sure this is a holiday you’ll enjoy.

This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One: From home to Gretna
We travel to Gretna for our overnight stay at the Gretna Hall Hotel. (D)

Day Two: Gretna to Portrush
It’s an early start as we sail with Stena Line from Cairnryan to Belfast on the SuperFast Ferry. Once on dry land we journey north to arrive at our holiday resort of Portrush. Here we settle in for four nights at the Magherabuoy House Hotel. (B,D)

Day Three:  Belfast
Today you are in for a treat as we travel to Belfast – a vibrant city with so much to see and do. Here you can spend your day at leisure; fabulous shops, the Edwardian City Hall and Queen’s University are just a few of the sights to see. You may choose to enhance your time in Belfast by joining our optional guided city tour which will make sure you see the main sights. (B,D)

Day Four: Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Railway
An exciting day is ahead as we venture out to the legendary Giant’s Causeway – this really is a spectacular sight to behold! We then visit the Old Bushmills Distillery, the oldest working distillery in Ireland, having produced whiskey here for over 400 years. (B,D)

Day Five: At leisure in Portrush
Now is your chance to explore the bustling resort of Portrush with its beautiful beaches at leisure. (B,D)

Day Six: Portush to Dublin via Downpatrick
Today we travel to the fascinating St Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick, to uncover the history of Ireland’s patron saint. Our next stop is Dublin which is where we’ll stay overnight. (B,D)

Day Seven: Dublin to North Wales
Another great city is just waiting to be discovered – dazzling Dublin! You can spend the morning exploring the city at leisure or join us on an optional guided tour.  Then in the afternoon we make our way to the port for our return ferry to North Wales and our final night’s stay. (B,D)

Day Eight: North Wales to Home
We depart this morning and make our way home.  (B)


Magherabuoy House Hotel

The Magherabuoy House Hotel is a welcoming hotel in the peninsula resort of Portrush, with views of the Atlantic Ocean. It offers comfortable guest bedrooms and a great reputation for its food and service. 

Rooms at this hotel


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

En Route: Dublin

Another great city is just waiting to be discovered – dazzling Dublin! You can spend the morning exploring the city at leisure or join us on an optional guided tour.

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En route St Patrick's Centre

Today we travel to the fascinating St Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick, to uncover the history of Ireland’s patron saint.

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Full Day: Belfast

We transfer into the vibrant city of Belfast. While here learn about the history of the city from its time as a hub of shipbuilding to the dark times of The Troubles. Some of the best things to see for visitors are fantastic Ulster Museum, magnficent City Hall, impressive Queen’s University as well as great shopping at St Georges Market and Victoria Square.

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Full Day Giant's Causeway And Old Bushmills Distillery

An exciting day is ahead as we venture out to the legendary Giant’s Causeway – this really is a spectacular sight to behold! We then visit the Old Bushmills Distillery, the oldest working distillery in Ireland, having produced whiskey here for over 400 years.

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