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♣ 9 Days / 8 Nights guided & escorted 4 and 5 Star Hotels and SPAs
♣ Trip Dates 2019: 1 June - 6 July - 3 August
♣ Dublin, Belfast, Antrim, Donegal, Cathedrals, Megalithic Passages....
 
 

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The Ancient East & Northern Secrets: 9 Days / 8 Nights

This is a very exclusive escorted and guided private tour with the following starting dates and prices 2019. You can book as a group or join a group.

Prices with Spanish or Italian speaking guides:

1 June
P.p.p. 6 July
P.p.p. 3 August
P.p.p.
12 persons
11 persons
10 persons
9 persons
8 persons
7 persons
6 persons
5 persons
4 persons
1999€
2039€
2089€
2159€
2219€
2309€
2439€
2459€
2699€
12 persons
11 persons
10 persons
9 persons
8 persons
7 persons
6 persons
5 persons
4 persons
2099€
2139€
2189€
2259€
2319€
2409€
2539€
2559€
2799€
12 persons
11 persons
10 persons
9 persons
8 persons
7 persons
6 persons
5 persons
4 persons
2109€
2149€
2199€
2269€
2329€
2419€
2549€
2569€
2809€
Triple rooms available
on request.


Individual room
supplement applies.
Triple rooms available
on request.


Individual room
supplement applies.
Triple rooms available
on request.


Individual room
supplement applies.
For larger groups please contact us.

Prices with English speaking driver-guides:

1 June
P.p.p. 6 July
P.p.p. 3 August
P.p.p.
12 persons
11 persons
10 persons
9 persons
8 persons
7 persons
6 persons
5 persons
4 persons
1669€
1699€
1729€
1779€
1829€
2069€
2109€
2179€
2349€
12 persons
11 persons
10 persons
9 persons
8 persons
7 persons
6 persons
5 persons
4 persons
1919€
1949€
1989€
2029€
2079€
2139€
2189€
2259€
2429€
12 persons
11 persons
10 persons
9 persons
8 persons
7 persons
6 persons
5 persons
4 persons
1939€
1969€
2009€
2049€
2099€
2179€
2229€
2269€
2449€
Triple rooms available
on request.


Individual room
supplement applies.
Triple rooms available
on request.


Individual room
supplement applies.
Triple rooms available
on request.


Individual room
supplement applies.
For larger groups please contact us.

Included:
Private minibus - private guide - transfers - hotels 4* and 5* - 8 breakfasts - 7 dinners in hotels - 1 dinner in Traditional Irish Venue with Folkloric Dance - entrance fees of all mentioned attractions

What to expect on this journey:
Cathedrals, Megalithic Passages, Dolmens and Tombs, Extreme Landscape on the Causeway Drive, Castles, Cities like Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Donegal, Whiskey Distillery and Beer Brewery, National Parks and lots of lakes, seaside and green nature.

Itinerary attraction tickets included (all mentioned in program):

Dublin Cathedrals - Dublinia Viking Museum - Guinness Brewery - Bru Na Boinne - Titanic Museum - Crumlin Road Gaol - Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge - Giant's Causeway - Dunluce Castle - Bushmills Distillery Tour - Dunree Fort - boat trip to Tory Island - Glenveagh Castle - Trim Castle – Glendalough - Folkloric Celtic Dinner with Traditional Irish Music and Dance (all other mentioned have free access)
Attractions on this Tour

Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin's oldest building and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years.
Renowned for its beauty, architecture and exquisite floor tiles, it is home to the famous 12th Century crypt, one of the oldest and largest in Britain and Ireland.
In Dublinia, take a trip back to Viking times. Experience what was life really like on-board a Viking warship. See their weaponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Learn of the myths and the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy. The Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin. The Cathedral is world famous for its choir which still performs daily during school term and in recent years the Lady Chapel, dating from 1270, has been restored to its original glory.

Dublin’s Temple Bar Imagine the best of Dublin city – pubs, galleries, restaurants and music – squeezed into a few blocks.

Introducing Temple Bar, the cobbled, cultural heart of Dublin City
A perfect arch spanning the Liffey River, the Ha’penny bridge is one of the most recognisable sights in Dublin. It was the city’s first pedestrian halfpence toll bridge and remained the only footbridge in Dublin until 1999. Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and no visit to Dublin is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse, where you will discover what goes into its making, and learn about the brand history stretching over 250 years.

Bru Na Boinne contains one of the world's most important prehistoric landscapes dating from the Neolithic period, including the large Megalithic passage graves of Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth as well as some 90 additional monuments. Monasterboice monuments the remains of two churches built in the 14th century and an earlier 28 metres tall round tower, but it is most famous for its three 10th century high crosses. The tallest 5.5-metre Muiredach's High Cross is regarded as the finest high cross in the whole of Ireland. The Proleek dolmen dates to the Neolithic, around 3000 BC. It was used for interments in which the cremated remains were placed in the tomb, often accompanied by grave goods, tools, beads and pottery. The tomb may be aligned so that its portal points towards the setting sun at the summer solstice.

Discover the story that has captured the hearts of people all over the world. Belfast, the city where the most famous ship was designed, built and launched, marked the centenary of RMS Titanic's maiden voyage with the opening of the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Belfast. In 1888 Queen Victoria granted Belfast the status of the city and it was agreed that a grand and magnificent building was required to reflect this new status. City Hall opened its doors on the first of August 1906, at a time of unprecedented prosperity and industrial might for the city. If the walls of the cities could talk, they would tell us many stories... well, this is what happens in Belfast, where thousands of tourists come to visit the murals scattered around the city to learn about the history and culture of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Taking its name from St Anne’s Cathedral, the Cathedral Quarter is packed full of fascinating architecture, cobble-stoned streets, buzzing beer gardens and trendy warehouse restaurants. It fabulously contrasts the old with the new. St George’s Market was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. The Crumlin Road Gaol, a 19th century Grade A listed jail, first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years home to executions, escapes, hunger-strikes and riots, was finally closed on March 31, 1996.

One of the most popular attractions in Northern Ireland is the Dark Hedges, a beautiful row of trees that has been made famous by appearances in TV shows and films such as Game of Thrones. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755 to connect the cliffs to Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building - a fisherman's cottage) is the final destination. (*if weather allows) Stretching from bustling Belfast to the historic city of Derry and taking in some of Ireland's most incredible sights, the Causeway Coastal Route, studded with sandy beaches, fishing villages and clifftop paths, is sure to get your heart racing.

In the footsteps of giants... Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant's Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it. The iconic ruin of Dunluce Castle bears witness to a long and tumultuous history. First built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north County Antrim by the MacQuillan family around 1500, the earliest written record of the castle was in 1513. In the small village of Bushmills, we'll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland: Old Bushmills Distillery. A place where family and friends have worked for over 400 years and kept to the philosophy of hand crafting in small batches.

Grianan of Aileach Ringfort, a restored cashel, is over 23 metres in diameter with surrounding earthworks and sits atop Greenan Hill with 360 degree views across Lough Swilly, Lough Foyle and the gorgeous countryside of the Inishowen Peninsula. Every castle has its legends of tragedy, romance, and...ghosts. Doe Castle is no exception sitting in a spectacular location on the shore. It was a stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan who came to Donegal from Scotland as Gallowglasses (professional fighters). Glenveagh Castle is a 19th century castellated mansion and was built between 1867 and 1873. Its construction in a remote mountain setting was inspired by the Victorian idyll of a romantic highland retreat.

Tory Island, rich in culture, heritage, Gaeilge language, traditional music and dance is a haven for artists, photographers and bird watchers. Italso has an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking scenery... it's well worth a visit any time of the year! The best kept secret in archaeological Ireland, in a landscape of inspiring beauty and intriguing history, the cairns at Loughcrew form the largest complex of passage graves in Ireland, much older than the better known Newgrange. It’s no wonder that the makers of the movie ‘Braveheart’ chose Trim as their shooting location.. One look at Trim Castle’s stony outline against a dramatic Irish sky and storybook images of valiant warriors and timid monks spring to life.

Located in south west Donegal along this magnificent costal driving route are Ireland’s highest Sea Cliffs, Sliabh Liag.

A visit to the cliffs and the surrounding region is a must on your Wild Atlantic Way adventure.
The Kilclooney Dolmen is a portal-tome with an up tilted capstone (nearly 6m long and one of the largest in Ireland) that stretches over the chamber entrance. Its streamlined profile has inspired numerous analogies: perhaps a bird, a fish, Concord...depending on the imagination of the observer. Beltany Stone Circle is an impressive megalithic site and is one of Ireland’s largest stone circles.
Thought to have been erected during the late Bronze Age (1400-800 BC), mystery remains as to what the ancient structure was used for.

The magnificent Kilkenny Castle overlooks the River Nore and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll. Spectacular views of the surrounding countryside make the towering Rock of Dunamase a strategic place to build a fortress. It is a popular historic attraction overlooking the valley of the O’Moores. Glendalough is a glacial valley with an Early Medieval monastic settlement from 6th century, founded by St. Kevin. The area includes historic sites such as the remains of several churches and a cathedral, gateway and round tower.

Wicklow Mountains National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland, and one of the most popular.

It comprises the area of 220 square km and is home to numerous plant species and wildlife habitats.
Lough Tay (or Guinness Lake) is one of the most photographed location in Wicklow.

Fact: The bright white sand on the north side was imported by the Guinness family to create the shape of a Pint of Guinness!
Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, Celtic Nights is choreographed for maximum audience participation and entertainment showcasing the very best in Irish dance. A 3 Course dinner feast featuring traditional home style cooking in a charming Irish atmosphere.