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Northern Ireland & Dublin

July 28, 2024

Northern Ireland & Dublin

Discover Belfast, the birthplace of Titanic; the Giant’s Causeway and the Antrim Coast; the delightful Hillsborough Castle – Northern Ireland’s Royal Residence – and the capital city of Dublin.

Sunday 28th July – Sunday 4th August 2024

Tour Price £1,211.00
Single supplement: £246.00

Tour includes:

o Seven nights dinner, bed and breakfast
o Three course menu
o Full Irish breakfast
o All coach travel
o All ferry crossings
o Admission to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience
o Two and a half hour guided tour of Belfast
o Hillsborough Castle guided tour
o Admission to Mount Stewart House and Gardens
o Escorted throughout

DAY I Today we head north for our overnight stop in Dumfries with stops en route.

DAY 2 We depart the hotel after breakfast and make our way to the ferry crossing from Cairnryan to Belfast in Northern Ireland. On arrival, we continue to Belfast and the Stormont Hotel – our home for the next five nights.

DAY 3 Today we head along the Antrim Coast Road, which has been rated one of the top five road trips worldwide, with its delightful views across the Glens of Antrim and down to the Irish Sea.We continue to the mystical Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose distinctive volcanic columns are 60 million years old. A regular shuttle bus escorts visitors from the visitor centre down to the shore where you can explore this dramatic landscape.

DAY 4 Enjoy a guided tour of Belfast this morning. Discover the many highlights including Ulster Museum, Botanical Gardens, HMS Caroline, the Albert Memorial (and leaning!) clock, the Blue Fish, the Opera House and many more, not forgetting all the shops and cafes. In the afternoon we have included a visit to Titanic Belfast, the impressive museum designed in the shape of a ship’s hull and dedicated to this maritime legend in the city of her birth. Located in the heart of Belfast, on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built, inside this iconic building, visitors will re-live the entire Titanic story from her birth in Belfast to the fateful maiden voyage and her eventual discovery on the seabed.

DAY 5 There’s a treat in store today with a rare visit to the King’s personal and ceremonial home in Northern Ireland – Hillsborough Castle.After your guided tour through this stunning Georgian mansion, including the majestic throne room, tea and scones will be served. There will be time to explore the grounds, which are delightful, before exploring the village of Hillsborough with its Georgian architecture and Visitor Centre with an original courtroom exhibit.

DAY 6 Today we enjoy the special scenery of the Ards Peninsula with winding roads, small fields and white cottages.We visit Mount Stewart House & Gardens, one of Northern Ireland’s most magnificent country homes, surrounded by splendid gardens with fine topiary and stone statues.We then continue south to Portaferry, a little fishing village at the tip of the peninsula, and then go across by ferry and on to Downpatrick, with its visitor centre which reflects on the life and times of the Irish Saint, St Patrick.

DAY 7 We bid farewell to our hotel and depart after breakfast making our way to Dublin City, where you will have time to explore the Capital city noted for its architecture, literature and heritage before heading to our overnight hotel.

DAY 8 Enjoy your early morning return sailing from Dublin port to Holyhead (including breakfast on board) before returning home.

Stormont Hotel, Belfast

Stylish hotel adjacent to Stormont Estate | Located in the leafy suburbs of Belfast

Lift to all floors | Free Wi-Fi | Tea/coffee in room

Testimonials Reviews

Team were excellent. 10/10 service. Russ and Caroline were both very helpful ensuring we were looked after throughout. Hotel and food was lovely and the day trips were very enjoyable. 100% will be doing another trip.

Dutch Bulbfields Traveller

April 2024

My Friend and I have just returned from an amazing trip to the Dutch bulb fields, which was just so enjoyable, made even more so by your lovely driver Russ, and Caroline, who really do make your day with their banter, and their professionalism. I am very much looking forward to another trip next year hopefully. By the way, lovely new coach, so comfy and nice to have some leg room for a change! All in all thankyou for an amazing holiday

Barbara – Verwood

April 2024

Thank you for a splendid day trip to London. The driver was so welcoming and friendly. His driving was excellent. This all contributed to my pleasurable day. Thanks again.

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August 2023

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Durham – thank you for a good few days. The hotel was ideally placed and comfortable, and we enjoyed the food. Lastly we cannot fault David and Caroline. They both worked hard to make our trip such a pleasure.

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July 2023

We have had another lovely holiday with Heathside Travel. Dave and Terry have worked very hard to make sure everything has run to plan and they have succeeded, nothing has been too much trouble for them. Thanks it was amazing.

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June 2023

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July 2023

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June 2022

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May 2022

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