Wonders of the North
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Wonders of the North
8 days - From 585€ (taxes incl.)/person
Day 1 and 2 : Arrive in Dublin - Westport. (252 km)You will arrive at Dublin airport and immediately depart for Westport where you can settle in the hotel for 2 nights. Take the opportunity to visit this beautiful little port city and then go to Clew Bay where, according to legend, there is an island in the bay for every day of the year. The next day you can go to Croagh Patrick, the holy mountain of Ireland, a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years in honour of St. Patrick.
Dinner is at your own leisure.
Day 3 : Westport - Donegal. (165 km)Breakfast at the hotel.
On your way to Donegal, discover the impressive Ben Bulben Mountain. County Donegal is a land of low hills and, to the west, the white sand beaches and cliffs outline the Atlantic coast, while lakes and peat bogs cover much of southern Donegal. The town of Donegal has a castle and ruins of a 15th century Franciscan abbey.
Dinner is at your own leisure and overnight in Donegal.
Day 4 : Donegal - Glenveagh National Park. (65 km)Breakfast at the hotel.
Glenveagh is the second largest national park in the country; you will have the whole day to walk along the trails to enjoy its beautiful scenery. Surrounded by a large mountain range, the Derryveagh Mountains, Glenveagh Park is home to a gigantic lake, Lough Veagh. Also visit the Irish-Scottish style castle within the park with fabulous gardens.
Dinner is at your own leisure and overnight in County Donegal.
Day 5 : County Donegal - Giant's Causeway. (123 km)Breakfast at the hotel.
Arrive at the Giant's Causeway. Classified by UNESCO, it was formed by volcanic eruptions more than 60 million years ago. You can also stop at the Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle, or the small coastal town of Portrush. Small reminder, the pound sterling is used in Northern Ireland.
Dinner is at your own leisure and overnight in County Antrim.
Day 6 and 7 : Belfast (98 km)Breakfast at the hotel.
Spend the day in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. There, you will find episodes of the Civil War displayed on the walls. Since 2012, the city has also been home to the Titanic Museum, which today is the world's largest exhibition of the magnificent liner, and is located on the same site where it was built. Also enjoy the atmosphere of pubs where traditional music is often played.
Dinner is at your own leisure and 2 nights in Belfast.
Day 8 : Belfast - Dublin. (170 km)Breakfast at the hotel.
Discover the capital of the Republic of Ireland before your departure. Take the time to visit one of Europe's most popular cities with, among other attractions, the Zoo, the Guinness Brewery and the Temple Bar area, known for its nightlife.