The Lynott Tours Difference
Monday - DEPART FROM HOME Your vacation begins the moment you board your flight. Destination:DUBLIN.
Tuesday – DUBLIN/BELFAST Welcome to the Victorian capital of Northern Ireland. The ill-fated Titanic was built here in 1911. On our panoramic tour, we see the Falls Road, the murals, and the Titanic Quarter. See the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Visit the authentic 19th century Crown Liquor Saloon, a restored national landmark. Choice of local eateries tonight.
Wednesday - ST PATRICK AND STATELY GARDENS Did you know St. Patrick was buried in Northern Ireland? The Saint Patrick Centre, beside Down Cathedral and Patrick's Grave, is dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Discover the Irish Christian legacy of his missionary activity, metalwork and illuminated manuscripts. Travel via ferry to the scenic Ards Peninsula, to Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds. The house was home to a fascinating array of political leaders and society figures. The luxurious gardens have been restored to their glory. Stay at Ballygally Castle, a stunning 17th century castle and home to the 9th Game of Throne door. (B,D)
Ireland’s famous patron saint didn’t actually come from Ireland. Saint Patrick was taken prisoner from his family home in Britain by Irish raiders and was brought to Ireland to work as a shepherd. After Patrick escaped back to Britain, he had a vision from God telling him to return to Ireland as a missionary. Now credited with introducing Christianity to Ireland, relics of St Patrick’s time here can be seen all over Ireland.
Thursday - THE HEDGES/GIANT'S CAUSEWAY Immerse yourself in the Game of Thrones, when you visit the Dark Hedges, the beautiful avenue of beech trees, representing the King's Road. Take the stunning coast road to visit the strange majesty and mystery at Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 hexagonal volcanic basalt columns. Your imagination will travel along the stepping stones that lead into the mists and legends of the past. See the ruined medieval Dunluce Castle on its stunning cliff top location. Indulge in afternoon tea in Derry at the Beech Hill, known for Georgian elegance and gracious country living. (B,T)
Friday - WALKING TOUR OF DERRY/OMAGH EXCURSION Your guide will lead you on a walk (approximately 45 minutes) along the broad expanse of the most notable and historic feature of the city - the most complete city walls in Europe. Catholics were housed outside the walls, and Protestants within. Pass the Victorian 1890 Guildhall, with its impressive stained glass windows. Next, pass small farm villages within sight of the Sperrin Mountains as you travel to the Ulster American Folk Park. Here, you book passage on a ship bound for America and emerge in a recreated Irish village of long ago. (B)
Saturday - BELLEEK/ARMAGH/ BELFAST At the Belleek Pottery, shop for fine porcelain tastefully decorated with shamrocks or delicate trellis-like plates. Travel along Lough Erne. Discover the ancient ecclesiastical city of Armagh, the home to both Protestant and Catholic cathedrals. One of the sights you will see is Hillsborough Castle through its splendid wrought iron gates. Return to Belfast. (B)
Sunday - HOMEWARD FROM DUBLIN Marvel over this one-of-a-kind trip as you take the bus to Dublin Airport, or take the train to Dublin's fair city. (B)
Transfers: We offer a transfer at 11AM from Dublin Airport to Belfast. Homeward transfers by bus can depart at any time, and the journey takes approximately 2 hours. We recommend checking in for your international flight no later than 2 hours before departure.
Famous People from the North - To name but a few we have on the big screen a big presence led by golfer Rory McIlroy, Liam Neeson, Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Rea, Roma Downey, Formula One driver Eddie Irvine, motorcycling hero Joey Dunlop. Northern Ireland has produced a wealth of writers, among others Brian Friel and C S Lewis, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, and Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett who both went to school in Enniskillen. We have an abundance of musical talent - such greats as Van Morrison, James Galway, Phil Coulter.
Airport transfers according to schedule below.
Luxury minicoach transportation with a driver/guide
First-class accommodations for 5 nights; room with private bath
5 hearty Irish breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)
All taxes and service charges
All sightseeing and entrance fees. Some highlights:
Crown Liquor Saloon, Belleek Pottery, Ulster American Folk Park, Derry Guildhall, Mt. Stewart, Giant's Causeway, St. Patrick's Center, Dunluce Castle, The Hedges
Scenic drives: the Belfast Murals, Titanic Quarter
Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
Lynott Tours Irish song-sheet for our on board sing alongs
Your 3* first-class hotels:
Belfast- Jurys (1 night)
Ballygally - Ballygally Castle (1 night)
Derry - Beech Hill (2 nights)
Belfast- Jurys (1 night)
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|Departs To Belfast Mondays||Returns From Belfast Sundays||Est. Air/Land EWR* USD||ONLY USD|
|CHILD REDUCTION 8-11||245|
*Airfares are estimates only, based on limited availability and are subject to
change. The air inclusive prices above are for general information only and not
a reflection of current seat availability. Prices are inclusive of air tax.
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