Tale of Two Cities Tour
Northern Ireland Giant Adventure
(Based on a minimum of 12 people traveling)
Brack Tours ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ is a great way to explore the delightful, but very different histories and cultural experiences that Northern Ireland’s two biggest cities – Belfast and Derry-Londonderry – have to offer.
Premium private chauffeur experience also available.
Our 5 Night/6 Day Tour of Northern Ireland includes:
- Luxury Executive Midi coach for all transfers, touring and sightseeing
- Services of a professional local driver/guide throughout
- Accommodations at first class, hotels for Five (5) nights: Europa Hotel or Grand Central Hotel, Belfast (2), The Everglades Hotel or Maldron Hotel, Derry (2), Canal Court Hotel, Newry (1)
- Buffet or Full Irish Breakfast Daily (Ulster Fry) at each hotel
- Welcome reception, tour induction with complimentary drink hosted by your driver guide on first evening
- Entrance Fees to Visitor Attractions or Experiences as listed on itinerary
- Taxes and service charges on items included
|TOUR PRICES FROM:||Prices start from £1089.00 Double/Twin occupancy|
|WEAR||Clothing -we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring|
Included Sightseeing/Visitor Attractions
A Tale of Two Cities
(Itinerary subject to change)
Day 1 -Welcome To Northern Ireland
This morning after you meet your professional Irish chauffeur, we begin our journey North.
We start the day with a first taste of Ulster as you sample tea/coffee & home baked scones or an Irish Coffee in the city of Newry. Our adventure then takes us through the Mourne Mountains with some gorgeous views to Downpatrick, the home of St. Patrick and a visit to the St Patrick’s Centre where the story of St Patrick comes alive. Later walk the short distance to Denvir’s coaching Inn, one of the oldest in Ireland where the local owner Stephen gives a personal chat about the intriguing history of the Inn and enjoy lunch.
In the afternoon travel the rolling Irish countryside with gorgeous views of Strangford Lough to the Capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast, where you will stay for the next two nights. After check-in at our City centre hotel, freshen up and meet for a welcome drink before dinner
Overnight Belfast – The Europa or Grand Central Hotel – Dinner Bed & Breakfast
Day 2 - Exploring Belfast
This morning after a traditional “Ulster Fry” (hearty cooked breakfast), set out and enjoy a panoramic tour of Belfast City and see the main highlights with stops along the way. Enjoy a morning refreshment/comfort stop in the city and after travel the short distance to the award winning Titanic Belfast to leisurely explore not only the story of Titanic, but also the history of Belfast as an emerging city.
The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the city at your leisure with many photo opportunities of famous landmarks and excellent shopping or museums to explore. This evening take advantage of your central hotel base and experience the many vibrant traditional pubs or avail of an array of casual and fine dining restaurants on your doorstep.
Overnight Belfast – The Europa Or Grand Central Hotel – Bed & Breakfast.
Day 3 - Antrim Coast & Giant''s Causeway
After another hearty breakfast this morning, we leave Belfast and travel along the magnificently scenic Antrim Coast road. We stop off in the picturesque coastal village of Carnlough for a morning cuppa and comfort stop at the famous Londonderry Arms hotel, once owned by Sir Winston Churchill. We continue our journey taking in the exhilarating views of the magnificent Glens of Antrim to the world-famous Giant’s Causeway.
Here you have time to Explore this UNESCO World heritage site at your leisure, then it is a short journey along the North Antrim coastline heralded for its beauty and spectacular scenery to the City of Derry- Londonderry, your home for the next two nights. Relax and unwind with a pre-dinner drink before we sample the finest of local cuisine with dinner in our hotel.
Overnight Derry/Londonderry – The Everglades Hotel or Maldron Hotel – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
Day 4 -Walled City Experience
This morning after breakfast, set out with your local guide on a walking tour and experience the new Unlocking the Walled City tour customised for Brack Tours guest. Afterwards, we walk the famous Peace Bridge across the river to the Walled City Brewery to hear the personal story of the brewery from its owner James. Taste some local beers along with a delicious lunch with the opportunity to taste a new Gin, distilled in honour of Amelia Earhart, who in becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, landed just outside the city. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore the many other local experiences and sample the genuine local hospitality in the many bars and restaurants nearby.
Overnight Derry/Londonderry – The Everglades Hotel or Maldron Hotel – Bed & Breakfast.
Day 5 -Sheepdogs, Poetry & Music
This morning, bid farewell to the city and travel through the Sperrin Mountains and the stunning Glenshane Pass, stopping for a visit at Glenshane Farm to experience the joy of local Sheepdogs at Work. Discover how, with a whistle, a whisper, or a gesture, owner Jamese can direct the dogs to herd hundreds of remarkably well-behaved sheep. Afterwards enjoy some home baked scones with tea/coffee before your guided tour at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in the village of Bellaghy and learn of the life story of one of Irelands best known poets.
In the afternoon we continue the journey through the rolling Mid Ulster countryside to the Ecclesiastical city of Armagh and enjoy a brief panoramic sightseeing tour before continuing to the city of Newry in County Down, for the final overnight stay of your tour. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner and musical entertainment to cap off your epic and memorable experience of Northern Ireland.
Overnight Newry – The Canal Court Hotel – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
Day 6 -Farewell
After a relaxing breakfast it is time to bid farewell to Northern Ireland, with the lasting memories of an incredible tour experience.
Days 1 & 2 – Europa Hotel, Belfast
The World Famous Europa Hotel in Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast City Centre. Due to its prime location, the Europa Hotel is a short distance from many of Belfast’s top visitor attractions including the Ulster Museum, Grand Opera House, City Hall, Titanic Belfast, the Waterfront Hall and the SSE Arena.
The Europa Hotel has an international reputation for hosting prestigious events and looking after many of the celebrities and VIPs who visit Belfast. At the Europa, every guest is a VIP and will experience the finest in Irish Hospitality and the highest level of customer service.
The Everglades Hotel or The Maldron Hotel
The Everglades Hotel – Overlooking the River Foyle with views across to the hills of Donegal, this 4 star destination provides a bright and comfortable welcome to Derry~Londonderry, the lively heritage and cultural centre of the North West.
Maldron Hotel – is located in the very heart of Derry, within the 17th century City Walls. Discover a city rich in history and culture with wonderful theatres, museums and galleries – all only a short stroll away
Canal Court Hotel, Newry
Newry City hotels don’t come any more central than the Canal Court Hotel, Spa and Leisure Club. The hotel is right in the heart of Newry City centre and close to the main shopping centres of the city, Slieve Gullion mountain range, the canal walk and plenty to see and do.
Our Sprinter vehicles are perfect for touring
- Up to 14 passengers
- 16 leather reclining seats
- Full air conditioning
*Subject to change depending on numbers going on tour *
Tale of Two Cities Tour
(Based on a minimum of 12 people travelling)
- Prices for this 5 Night/6 Day Tour start from £1089.00
- Single room supplement -From £225.00pp
Small Group Tour – Luxury Midi Coach
- 12 Person £1089.00pp
- 8 Person £1265.00pp
- 6 Person £1439.00 pp
Private Chauffeur – Executive Mini Van
- 2-4 Person from £1790.00pp
- Travelling with friends? Let us know in advance and we’ll allocate you the same tour vehicle for chosen date.
Scheduled Tours listed are for over 18’s . However children are welcome on our Bespoke Family & Friends Tours
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