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Self-Drive of Ireland - The Northern Way Tour

By Overland Ireland LTD
Price is €8,842per adult

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Overview

  • Autumn in love on a 7 Day Northern Ireland self-drive experience. Roam the hills of Donegal, hug the Antrim Coastline on your way to discover the rich history, heritage and culture of Northern Ireland. This unique self-drive experience to Ireland is powered by our bespoke app. Paddy the Pocket Pilot has hours of information pre-loaded about Ireland’s most famous sites and off the beaten track locations. Learn Gaelic on the go and have 24/7 access to a professional guide via the app. The app connects to google maps with all your destinations pre-loaded so all you need to do is show up and drive! Passes for activities and experiences throughout the tour will be at your fingertips through the app.All the freedom of a self-drive road trip safe in the knowledge that Paddy the Pocket Pilot is on hand whenever you need him!

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Self-Drive of Ireland - The Northern Way Tour 09:00

Non-refundable
Starting time: 09:00

Price details

Price is €8,841.57 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is €8,841.57
€8,841.57

Total

Price is €8,841.57
This activity is non-refundable
If you choose to change or cancel this booking you will not be refunded any of the payment

What's included, what's not

  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Accommodation
  • Car Hire - Comprehensive Insurance
  • Bespoke Paddy the Pocket Pilot App - 24/7 Support on Tour
  • Most Activities, Experiences and Entries to National Parks
  • Detailed Itineraries
  • Entry/Admission - Bru na Boinne
  • Entry/Admission - Titanic Belfast
  • Entry/Admission - Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
  • Entry/Admission - Glenveagh National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Grianan Of Aileach
  • Entry/Admission - Slieve League
  • Entry/Admission - Donegal Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Croagh Patrick
  • Some optional activities and entrance fees that cannot be prepaid.

Know before you book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transport
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin to Belfast

Stop At: Bru na Boinne, Stalleen Road, Donore Ireland
It’s time to start your Northern Way road trip. Leave the capital city behind and make your way northwards to the most famous megalithic tomb in Ireland – Newgrange.

This self-drive tour of Ireland begins with an adventure to  the magical stone age passage tomb at Newgrange, richly decorated by megalithic art. It is said that Newgrange predates the Pyramids in Egypt by 600 years! Spend some time learning from your guide about the archaeology, mythology and astronomy of this special landmark.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Titanic Belfast, Queen's Road 1 Olympic Way, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP Northern Ireland
Your next port of call is the Titanic Experience – voted the world’s leading tourist attraction in 2016. All you need to know about the construction, the passengers and fate of this doomed luxury liner will be revealed during your visit.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Newry, Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Your hidden gem today will be revealed on the border of Northern Ireland.
Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

Day 2: A Day in Belfast

Stop At: Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
This morning begins with a 9am Black Cab or Bike tour of Belfast City. Our friends will pick you up at your hotel and bring you on tour. These are the best ways to see the real Belfast and get an awesome insight into the history and modern times in Northern Ireland’s largest city. Let our local friends be your guides.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Crumlin Road Gaol, Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST Northern Ireland
This afternoon visit Stormont Parliament, Crumlin Gael or if you are a Game of Thrones fan take an afternoon trip around the filming locations. St Georges market is a treat if your tour falls Friday to Sunday.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ballynahatty, Belfast BT8 8WB, UK
Your hidden gem today will be revealed in Belfast.
Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

Day 3: Giant's Causeway & Derry

Stop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, 119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS Northern Ireland
Begin your day with a scenic drive. The  Causeway Coastal Route  is a breath-taking journey along the north coast. Before taking the Causeway Coastal Route, you will visit Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

While crossing  Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge  you will feel the exhilaration of the air beneath your feet while the anticipation builds.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU Northern Ireland
The  Giant’s Causeway is one of the most anticipated stops and will not disappoint.

The short drive from Carrick-a-Rede will bring you to one of the most celebrated, natural sites on the island of Ireland. Enjoy a guided or self-guided tour and explore the path to the ancient rock formations. Take a refreshing hike between the bridge and the Giants causeway. Prepare yourself for entertaining stories about the giant, Finn McCool.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Ballintoy Harbour, Harbour Rd, Ballintoy BT54 6NA Northern Ireland
Your hidden gem today will be a treat for Game of Thrones fans.
Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.


Day 4: Derry - Glenveagh National Park, Donegal

Stop At: Derry, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Before travelling deep into the wilds of Donegal let one of our favourite tour guides lead you through the streets of Derry to help you understand the struggles of our past and the long road it has taken to current peaceful times we now enjoy in Northern Ireland. This is a historical walking tour not to be missed.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Glenveagh National Park, R251 Ireland
Perched in the Donegal mountains, Glenveagh castle, gardens and park has so much to offer. The 16,000 hectares of the park includes the Derryveagh mountains, the Poisoned Glen which boasts hills and trails to follow for the afternoon. There are challenging routes for you to enjoy and more relaxed trails to take at your leisure. Why not try the cycle route?
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grianan Of Aileach, Inishowen Peninsula Ireland
Your hidden gem today will be revealed in the heart of Donegal.
Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

Day 5: Slieve League - Donegal

Stop At: Slieve League Cliffs Near Teelin, Carrick Ireland
You will venture further into the Wild North West today! You will travel south towards Donegal Town we highly recommend you drive over the Glengesh Pass, make a stop at Assaranca Waterfall and the fabulous Maghera Beach and Caves.

Discover the truly breath-taking cliffs of Slieve League, standing at roughly 600 metres. Although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher they stand three times as high and even more magnificent. Choose to hike along the cliffs or find your favourite view for some jealousy inducing photos.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Donegal Castle, Castle Street, Donegal Town Ireland
This afternoon is a guided tour of the  restored Donegal Castle – home of the wealthy and powerful O’ Donnell Clan.  
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilcar, Kilcar, County Donegal
Your hidden gem today will be revealed in the Kilcar region near Killybegs.
Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.


Day 6: Sligo - Westport

Stop At: Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Carrowmore Visitor Centre, Sligo F91 E638 Ireland
Be inspired as you travel south through county Sligo. Your first stop at Glencar Waterfall is 50ft high and is situated at Glencar Lough beneath the Benbulbin mountain and served as an inspiration to the William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.

The waterfall is impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk.

Your next stop takes you to Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. Carrowmore is a large group of megalithic monuments on the Cúil Irra peninsula near Sligo, Ireland. They were built in the 4th millennium BCE, during the Neolithic era. There are thirty surviving tombs, placing Carrowmore amongst the largest and oldest complexes of megalithic tombs in Ireland.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Croagh Patrick, Murrisk Ireland
Challenge yourself  to  climb Ireland’s holiest mountain . Croagh Patrick  is 764 metres high and is a rewarding hike for the experienced and novice alike. At its peak, you will be rewarded with a  breath-taking, panoramic view of the 365 islands of Clew Bay.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sligo, Sligo, County Sligo, Western Ireland
Your hidden gem today will be revealed as you arrive into Sligo.
Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.


Day 7: Westport - Dublin

Stop At: Westport, Westport, County Mayo, Western Ireland
Have a relaxing morning wandering in and out of Westport’s quirky shops and be treated to a walking tour of the town. Westport has been voted Ireland’s best place to live and it won’t take you too long to discover why.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Knockanour, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Your hidden gem today will be revealed before you leave the wilds of County Mayo.
Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin
It is now time to turn off your engine, dry your tears and to sit back and soak up all that you have experienced over the last 7 days. If you have any time left before leaving the Emerald Isle we will give you plenty of amazing recommendations for things to do, eat and entertain you in Dublin’s fair city.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitised between use

Social distancing

  • Contactless payment for service charge and add-ons
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Activity Location

  • Dublin Airport
  • Dublin County Dublin

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Corballis, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    • Dublin County Dublin

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