Holidays 2019

Northern Irelands Tapestries & Thrones

Departs:
31st August 2019 | 6 Days

Northern Irelands Tapestries & Thrones

Tour Price:
£569.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

County Antrim with its location being positioned in the North East corner of Ireland is one of the six counties that form Northern Ireland (UK) sitting within the province of Ulster. It is home to the capital city of Belfast (though parts east and south of the city are in County Down).

Belfast has lots of attractions such as the Titanic and is a great entertainment hub. This county has some of the most treasured Irish landscapes and some of the top places to see. some of the finest coast scenery in the world is found, widely differing, with its unbroken lines of cliffs.

The most remarkable cliffs are those formed of perpendicular basaltic columns, extending for many miles, and most strikingly displayed in the celebrated Giant's Causeway. From the eastern coast the hills rise instantly but less abruptly.

Tour Inclusions

  • All coach travel
  • Ferries
  • 5 nights half board
  • Excursions
  • Services of driver/guide
  • Hillsborough Castle guided tour & morning tea
  • Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen
  • Glenarm Castle Gardens

Special Notes

  • The currency you will need for this tour is the Pound Stirling.
  • Insurance.
  • Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
  • Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • Program could be subject to alteration.
  • Overnight bags can be taken.

Tour Price

Price Per Person
£569.00

Single Room Supplement: £115.00

(Double/twin for sole occupancy)

Your Accommodation

Main Hotel

Dunadry Hotel & Country Club

2 Islandreagh Drive, Dunadry, Co Antrim, BT41 2HA.
Tel: 028 94434343

The historical Dunadry Hotel & Country Club, is located directly beside a beautiful park. Built in 1967 the hotel comprises a total of 83 rooms spread over 2-floors with lift. With its elegant d├ęcor, excellent facilities and highly trained professional staff, it's easy to see why the Dunadry is recognised as one of the region's top leisure and fitness clubs.

The comfortable rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, each with en-suite facilities, satellite TV, trouser press and hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Many have french windows, opening out onto the landscaped gardens or the inner courtyard.

The Dunadry's long established reputation for serving delicious food is unrivalled in the area. The head chef, heads up a team of talented chefs who are committed to using fresh, locally sourced produce to create seasonal tasty menus.

The hotels landscaped lawns and beautiful grounds are really something quite special and the Six Mile River flows through the ground and the century old mill race. Hotel guests have full use of all the club's facilities, indoor swimming pool, spa pool, steam room, solarium and gym. (swimming caps are required).

Overnight Outward Hotel

Gretna Hall Hotel

Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire, DG16 5DY, Scotland.
Tel: 04161 338257

Northern Irelands Tapestries & Thrones
Northern Irelands Tapestries & Thrones

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Local Area

After boarding your luxury coach, we start our journey north with comfort stops on route. Still heading north, we cross the border into Scotland, and to the Gretna Hall Hotel where will spend our first night with dinner bed and breakfast. Gretna Hall was built in 1710 and is next to the Blacksmith's Courtyard where many marriages are held.

Day 2: Depart for Ireland

After breakfast we head to the west coast of Scotland to the port of Cairnryan and board our ferry to Belfast. On arrival we make our way to our hotel in Dunadry in Co Antrim, where we will spend the next 4 night's half board. On arrival there will be tea/coffee and shortbread.

Day 3: Hillsborough Castle

There is a treat in store today with a rare visit to the Queens official residence in Northern Ireland, Hillsborough Castle. After a guided tour of the elegant mansion and gardens included the majestic throne room, morning tea will be served in one of the staterooms. We then leave the castle to explore Hillsborough town itself with its Georgen architecture and visitors centre with an original courtroom exhibit. We finish the day with a visit to Thomas Ferguson's Irish Linen at Banbridge, producers of the finest damask table linen as used in Buckingham Palace. We return back to the hotel and relax before dinner.

Day 4: Belfast

After an early breakfast we drive into Belfast to City Hall where we will pick up our city guide. We will be given a full guided tour of the city of Belfast and the docks where the Titanic was built. We will be dropped off at City Hall for lunch and a little free time. We will be picked up again at City Hall and transferred to Titanic Belfast. We will have free time to explore the site and the visitor's centre of the Titanic. When RMS Titanic sailed away on her maiden voyage on April 10th, 1912, she was hailed as 'the new wonder of the world'. A remarkable feat of engineering, she was the largest and most luxuriously appointed ship ever seen and, despite her tragic sinking five days later, she remains a source of enduring pride in the city where she was built - Belfast. Returning by coach back to the hotel. Where you can relax after an exciting day, before dinner.

Day 5: Walled Garden at Glanarm Castle

Today we head up through Co Antrim to the beautiful walled gardens of Glenarm Castle, which is set on the Antrim coast. The Walled Garden is one of Ireland's oldest walled gardens. Originally created to supply the castle with its fruit and vegetables, The Walled Garden is now filled with exciting flowers and specimen plants to interest the keenest garden enthusiast. Beautiful and filled with colour throughout the seasons. Glenarm Castle is the home of Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family. The present castle has been in the McDonnell family since it was first built in 1636. The McDonnells have been in Glenarm for nearly 600 years and the Estate has been in the family for 400 years. On our return to the hotel we will take a scenic drive along the Antrim coast.

Day 6: Depart for Home

After breakfast and cases have been loaded into the coach, we say farewell to our hosts at the Dunadry Hotel, and head for the port in Belfast for our morning ferry back to Cairnryan. On arrival in Scotland, we retrace our steps back to our departure stops. There will be comfort stops en-route, and we should be back by late evening.

The driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.