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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  5 days (approx.)
Head North on a journey through 1000's of years of fascinating history, dramatic scenery and legendary places to the heart of one of Europe's most off-the-beaten-track regions. Northern and North-western Ireland has so much to offer as one of the most diverse, intriguing and beautiful areas of Western Europe, it will be a tour that you will never forget.

Highlights

  • 5-day Northern Ireland and the north-west small group jeep tour
  • Dramatic scenery, fascinating history and legendary places
  • Optional Black Cab tour of Belfast
  • Scenic drive to coastal Antrim
  • Dun Luce Castle and Giants Causeway
  • Optional visit to Bushmills, the world's oldest whiskey distillery
  • Inishowen Peninsula, Derry City and Sligo coastline
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Small group tour by 4x4 Land-Rover for a more personal experience

What You Can Expect

Northern Ireland and the North West Small Group Jeep Tour from Dublin (5 days)

Northern Ireland and the North West Small Group Jeep Tour from Dublin (5 days)

The trip is an awesome blend of great scenery, fresh air and outdoor activity, local culture and history and loads of laughs. The small group sizes mean an amazing degree of flexibility, so every trip is different and moulded to suit you and your fellow passengers. The small groups also allow you to stay in small out-of-the-way B and B's and hotels, offering a warm friendly welcome and first class accommodation. All rooms have private bathrooms and most come with TV's and Tea and Coffee facilities.
  • Visit the legendary Giants Causeway
  • Conquer your fear of heights on the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge
  • Clamber over the cliff-top ruins of Dun Luce Castle
  • Take a Black cab tour of the fascinating Belfast city
  • Hill-walking amongst some of the most remote and stunning scenery in Ireland
  • Try Surfing in the North and north-west
  • Horse-riding on breath-taking endless beaches
  • A walking tour of Londonderry/Derry city
  • Explore the nine Glens of Antrim
  • Walk in the Mourne Mountains
  • Climb Knocknaree Mountain to Queen Maeve's tomb

These are just some of the possibilities, if you have any suggestions or requests let us know and we will try and organize something for you.

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Itinerary

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Dublin - Belfast
Head north out of Dublin and toward Belfast. Cross over border and walk to summit of Slieve Gullian Mountain for great views over South Armagh. Drive into Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland for lunch and optional Black Cab tour of the city. This tour is very highly recommended as it gives visitors an incredibly close hand experience of the city and its turbulent past. Depart Belfast late afternoon and head along the coast into the scenic Glens of Antrim.

Overnight Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in coastal area of the Glens of Antrim

Day 2: Antrim Coast
Continue North around the coastline including the rugged Torr Head area. Test your head for heights at the Carrick a Rede rope bridge (summer only). Visit the ancient McDonald Stronghold of Dun Luce Castle. Experience the natural phenomenon of the Giants Causeway. Walk a section of the famous Antrim Coastline. Optional surfing stop in Port Stewart. Optional visit to Bushmills Whiskey distillery, the oldest whiskey distillery in the World.

Overnight Accommodation: First class B&B accommodation in County Antrim

Day 3: Derry - Donegal
Drive and walk down stunning Downhill Strand beach. Take a shortcut off-road to find great views down over the Foyle River and across to the Inishowen Peninsula. Head into Derry city for a optional walking tour of the city including the Bogside area synonymous with the Bloody Sunday massacre (highly recommended). Stop at the ancient stone fort of Grianan of Aileach. Cross the border back into Donegal and the Republic of Ireland. Scenic drive through the Glenveigh National park area.

Overnight Accommodation: Award winning hotel in the cultural village of Adara

Day 4: Derry - Donegal
Visit a tradiotional weaver to see how hand made Donegal tweed is still made. Go for a walk and explore the Caves on the amazingly remote Mahares Beach. Drive through the scenic Granny pass to west Donegal. Walk to the 2,000ft Slieve League sea cliffs. (Also optional fishing trip in summer). Head into Donegal town for a pint.Visit the grave of WB Yeats in Drumcliffe and walk to Queen Maeve's tomb atop Knocknaree with amazing views of the Sligo coastline.

Overnight Accommodation: Scenic fishing village of Enniscrone in Sligo

Day 5: Sligo - Dublin
Another surfing option in Enniscrone or take a fantastically relaxing hot seaweed bath, walk in the Ox Mountains or visit the Foxford woollen mills. Return to Dublin for farewell hugs and a pint.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

I think this was the best tour that we had during our 13 day Ireland adventure. The B and B's were top-notch with hospitality and the complimentary breakfast. Paddy was our guide and took care of us every step of the way. The excursions included lunches at the most charming and some iconic restaurants. The small Land Rover tour was perfect for visiting off the beaten track places. The rain didn't dampen our itinerary one bit and the landscape will just take your breath away, but most of all, it's the Irish people's warmth and friendliness that will leave a lasting impression. I would sign up with this tour company again in a heartbeat. I give Paddy a huge credit for his professionalism, kindness and attentiveness. Manyy thanks and keep up the phenomenal work that you do.

Gary S
Belgium

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

Was absolutely fantastic. Great time even though the weather wasn't the greatest. We were thinking of going for the cheaper tour coach but we are so glad we didn't.
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