Oct, Nov, Dec
2 Nights

Escape To The Mournes

Experience a Brack Tours exclusive break to Northern Ireland. Based in the contrasting city of Newry and the scenic Mourne Mountains. Discover Newry City and its importance as a bustling trading port, a place of merchants, markets, and noisy city quays. Embrace the Magical Ring of Gullion in South Armagh connecting songs, poetry, and traditions. A magical itinerary Embracing Northern Ireland’s hidden heritage and traditions.

Our 3 days/2-night Scenic Mournes & Newry City Shopping Experience  includes:

  • Deluxe motorcoach for all transfers, touring, and sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Irish driver/guide throughout
  • Accommodations at first class, hotels for Two (2) nights: 4* Canal Court Hotel Newry (Full Leisure Facilities) 
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily (Ulster Fry) daily.
  • Lunch on arrival, Welcome Evening Drink, Daily Tours, included visits to listed attractions, late night shopping on both nights.

TOUR PRICES FROM: £299.00 per person based on Double/Twin occupancy
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FROM: £75.00 single room supplement
WEAR Clothing- we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring

Included Sightseeing/Visitor Attractions 

  • 3 x Days Travel with Professional Driver-guide / Pick up Dublin City centre, City North Hotel Drogheda.
  • Boyne Valley tour
  • Visit to Monasterboice Monastic Site
  • Ring of Gullion tour
  • Lunch on arrival at hotel
  • afternoon free time to explore Newry City
  • Visit to Newry Variety Market
  • Historic Half Day tour of Mourne region with a visit to Saint Patrick Centre Downpatrick, Down Cathedral (St Patrick’s Grave)
  • Lunch at Denvir’s Coaching Inn
  • Mourne Coastal Route drive
  • Late-night Shopping Newry on both nights
  • Walking Tour of Medieval Carlingford*Optional visit to Whitewater Brewery (tour and tasting, at extra cost)*
  • Domestic-International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to Driver Guide

Tour Registration

This is a sample tour product for more information please contact info@bracktours.com.

(Based on a minimum of 25 people traveling)

Additional information

Tour TypeLand Only

Escape To The Mournes

(Itinerary subject to change)


Day 1 -Dublin & Drogheda Pick Up

Depart after pick ups on Land of Legends scenic tour

  • A scenic drive towards Newry with a visit to Monasterboice Monastic site and High Cross
  • A short tour of the Ring of Gullion, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stories of border life and local heroes including the legendary Cú Chulainn.
  • Arrive at our hotel, the award-winning 4* Canal Court Hotel & Spa nestled in the heart of Newry City. Lunch served after check-in.
  • Afternoon free to shop. Check out the two main shopping centres, The Buttercrane and The Quays. Explore the many local boutiques, craft shops, variety shops and check out the many bars and restaurants available for you to explore over the course of your stay.
  • Dinner will be served this evening at the hotel restaurant. Relax afterwards in the Granary Bar.

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast – Canal Court Hotel


Day 2 - Mourne Mountains Giant Experience Tour

Depart Newry (9.30am after a hearty Taste of Ulster Breakfast)

  • The first stop this morning is a visit to Newry Variety Market and a chance to pick up a local bargain!
  • Scenic drive through Hilltown (Story of Booley fair), Lough Island Reavy (Story of Mourne Reservoirs/Mourne Walls). Links to the Bronte Family and Guinness Family.
  • Stop in Castlewellan (story of town – 2 squares)
  • Onwards to Downpatrick (Visit to St.Patrick’s Centre  and Down Cathedral and grave) 11.45am
  • Lunch (included) in Denvir’s Inn and then travel the Mourne Coastal route back to Newry
  • Newcastle via Dundrum
  • Mourne Coastal Route Scenic Drive
  • We stop at Maggie’s Leap (Smuggling story) photo opportunity.
  • Take Mourne Mountain (High Mournes scenic route) History of Granite Quarry and Annalong.
  • Return to Newry by traveling along the shore of Carlingford Lough. Arrive 4.00pm
  • Explore the local shopping offers again today at your own pace as shops remain open late.
  • Optional Visit to Whitewater Brewery for those that don’t want to avail of the late-night shopping experience in Newry can be arranged.

Overnight & Breakfast– Canal Court Hotel, Newry 


Day 3 - Check out, visit to Medieval village of Carlingford

  • After another hearty breakfast and check out we allow a few hours for some last-minute shopping before heading along the Banks of the Newry canal to the shores of Carlingford Lough and the medieval town of Carlingford. On arrival we take a short walking tour along the medieval streets with our guide and then time is allowed to have lunch in one of the many bars or restaurants.
  • After lunch we travel along the Cooley Peninsula towards Dundalk and retrace our journey back to Dublin arriving early evening.


Visit to Monasterboice Monastic Site / Ring of Gullion Myths and Legends Tour / Newry Variety Market / St Patricks Centre Downpatrick tour / Down Cathedral visit / Denvir’s Inn lunch / Mourne Coastal Route Drive / Fully guided commentary on Facts and Legends of the Visit Mourne region / Walking tour of medieval Carlingford.

Day – 1 & 2 Canal Court Hotel, Newry 

The Canal Court Hotel is a leading 4 Star Hotel in County Down and is located in heart of Newry City sitting on the banks of Ireland’s Oldest Manmade Waterway, the Newry Canal. The hotel is located 40 minutes from Belfast and from Dublin on the A1/M1 motorway.

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.

Midi Coach

  • These custom-built vehicles are ideal for small groups of 16 to 29 and come with a full leather interior, tables, USB charging points. With climate control and ample luggage storage, these vehicles are ideal for small groups and family trips, corporate transfers, and VIP events. A fully qualified Driver/Guide can be provided upon request.
    • Seat Belts
    • Fully Air-Conditioned
    • Privacy Glass
    • Seat Belts
    • Large Luggage Capacity
    • WiFi on request

*Subject to change depending on numbers going on tour *

Escape To The Mournes 

Land Tour Prices From:

  • £299.00 per person based on Double/Twin Occupancy
  • £75.00 Single room supplement (per single room)

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • Deposit of £75.00 per person required at time of booking. Non-refundable (See T’s & C’s for details)
  • Final Payment due per person 3 weeks before travel on short break.

Cancellation Penalties:

A minimum of 25 passengers is required to operate each tour. In the event that the minimum number is not reached, a full refund will be returned, or an alternative holiday will be offered. We shall be entitled to cancel or curtail the relevant programme at any time up to 2 weeks prior to the departure date and the Consumer shall not be entitled to make a claim for loss arising as a consequence of cancellation or curtailment in these circumstances.

Tour Registration

This is a sample tour product for more information please contact info@bracktours.com.

(Based on a minimum of 25 people traveling)

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