Private 2 Day Northern Ireland Tour

Private 2 Day Northern Ireland Tour

Tour from Dublin

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Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.

A Short Introduction To Your Journey

No visit to the Emerald Isle is really complete without experiencing the magic of Northern Ireland's Causeway Coastal Route, one of Europe's most iconic road trips.

This private two day tour from Dublin allows you to engage with a collection of the region's finest sites and attractions including Belfast City, (UNESCO) Giant's Causeway, Titanic Docklands, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones), Monasterboice Christian ruins, Political Black Taxi Tour and romantic Dunluce Castle.

Your Northern Irish experience is rounded off with iconic photo opportunities and delicious pub and restaurant options in both town and country.

Look forward to the safety, comfort and style of your own Mercedes- Benz private tour vehicle and exclusive door to door service with your own private driver- guide.

Please don't hesitate to contact us today to secure your arrangements for this popular two day private experience from Dublin.

What to expect:

Day 1: Dubin - Titanic Belfast - Black Taxi (optional) - Belfast at leisure - Belfast (overnight)
Day 2: Dark Hedges - Carrick a Rede - Giants Causeway - Dunluce Castle - Dublin (ends)

Guest feedback:

"Chloe, we've just had the most wonderful two days in Northern Ireland. My husband and I found everything to be so romantic and your hotel and restaurant suggestions were fantastic. Thank you all and see you again next summer." - EJ, Newport Beach, California, United States

  • The very best of Northern Ireland
  • Explore Belfast City
  • (UNESCO) Giant's Causeway
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Delicious local restaurant & pub options
  • Choose your own accommodations
  • Your own private experience, making memories with loved ones

 

  • Dublin-based expert advice
  • Collection from your hotel
  • Private Mercedes-Benz Tour Vehicle
  • Private Chauffeur Guide
  • Private 4G Wifi Connection in Tour Vehicle
  • Entrance fees (as specified at time of booking)
  • Fuel, Road Tolls and Associated Taxes
  • Dropoff at your hotel
  • Driver's overnight and meal expenses
  • Driver's Gratuity
  • Food, Drink or Refreshments
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Day 1: Belfast City

    Your private two day Northern Irish experience starts after breakfast this morning. Your chauffeur and private Mercedes- Benz tour vehicle will collect you from your hotel and begin the journey north towards Belfast.

    Along the way, you’ll enjoy fresh air and photographs at the ancient Christian settlement of Monasterboice, Co. Louth – set amidst the most peaceful and scenic countryside.

    By mid morning you’ll see “Samson and Goliath”, the iconic yellow cranes of the shipyard “Harland & Wolff” towering over the docklands at ‘Titanic Belfast’. Here, at the birthplace of ‘RMS Titanic’ an incredible interactive museum allows you to explore the tragic fate of this infamous ship.

    Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure exploring Belfast with its unique mix of British & Irish flair.

    Highly recommended to you during your time in Belfast is a ‘Black Taxi Tour’ – a journey through the city’s political history, led by local guides who lived during Belfast’s most troubled times (prior appointment necessary - see Guest Advice section for details). 

    Your overnight stay will be here in Belfast – where you’ll have the opportunity to sample the nightlife scene of the Northern Irish capital.

    Perhaps begin your evening by raising a toast at the historic “Crown Liquor Saloon” – a charming and traditional pub in the heart of the city. Local favourites include “Harp Lager” and Bushmills Black Label Whiskey (fondly referred to as “Black Bush”).

     

    Kennedy & Carr recommend:

    Sleep at The Fitzwilliam (5*), The Merchant (5*), The Grand Central (4*), Titanic Hotel (4*)

    Dine at Ox (Michelin Star), Eipic (Michelin Star), The Muddler's Club (Michelin Star), Deane's at Queen's (Michelin Bib Gourmand), Home (Michelin Bib Gourmand)

    Enjoy a Guinness at Crown Liquor Saloon, Kelly's Cellars, The Duke of York

  • Day 2: Causeway Coastal Route & Giant's Causeway

    Your second day on tour begins with ample time for a leisurely breakfast here in Belfast. Enjoy a second cup of coffee or traditional Irish breakfast tea to awaken the senses for the day ahead. At the agreed time, your private driver will collect you from your hotel to begin a wonderful day of private sightseeing along Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route.

    Depending on weather and timings advised by your chauffeur, the first stop is usually at Dark Hedges, an avenue of 150 beech trees planted in 1775 which now form a decidedly creepy tunnel. Dark Hedges are now world famous as King’s Road in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

    This is actually a public road, so we’ll just stop briefly for fresh air and photos before continuing through part of the beautiful Glens of Antrim.

    Your next stop is one of today’s highlights, the harbour village of Ballintoy in the historic Barony of Cary. It is here you will find the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede. Fishermen traditionally used this tiny bridge erected between two cliffs to monitor their nets over the salmon fishing grounds far below. Enjoy the spectacular views out over the Irish sea to Carrick-a-Rede island, Rathlin Island and possibly Scotland if the weather is good.

    NB: please see Guest Advcie section below with important information re Carrick-a-Rede.

    Continuing along this stretch of the Causeway Coastal Route to the Giant’s Causeway itself you’ll enjoy beautiful Northern Irish views. Perhaps ask your driver to play Van Morrison’s These are the days or Coney Island on the sound system for added local vibes.

    Depending on the weather, associated timings and how the group is feeling, your driver will recommend options for lunch, which could be at a good local pub or at the Giant’s Causeway itself.

    (UNESCO) Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site and is without a doubt one of the most incredible natural wonders anywhere on earth. Essentially, the Causeway is made up of thousands of hexagonal-shaped columns of basalt rock, which resulted following volcanic activity many millions of years ago. As with many historic Irish sites however – there’s a little more than just science to the story! Legend has it that the Causeway was actually built by the bare hands of Irish hero Finn McCool – as magical stepping stones to cross the water to Scotland. You can decide for yourself as you experience this magical place.

    This afternoon, your driver will take you a short distance to discover one final highlight. The remains of Dunluce Castle sits literally on a cliff edge overlooking the North Atlantic – this is always a popular stop with our guests. The romantic location masks a tragic history and haunted reputation. You'll get the low down from your guide and make time for some photos before concluding this highly enjoyable, private two-day northern Irish adventure.

    Look forward to the privacy, space and comfort of your Mercedes- Benz tour vehicle as your touring party begins the drive back to Dublin. Your chauffeur will drop you safely at the door of your desired location in the Irish capital by mid- evening in time for relaxation and late dinner reservations. 

    Kennedy & Carr recommend:

    Sleep at The Merrion (5*), The Westbury (5*), Brooks (4*), The Wilder Townhouse (4*)

    Dine at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse (Dawson Street) or enjoy room service or Uber Eats for an early night

    Enjoy a Guinness at O'Donoghoe's (Merrion Row), The Stag's Head (Dame Lane), Peter's Pub (Lower Stephen Street)

    Enjoy an Old Fashioned made with Redbreast 12 Year Old at 37 Dawson Street or The Sidecar

Private Tours typically range from EUR 695.00 – EUR 1,895.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.
Update: 1st May 2024

Ireland is currently at full employment. Many drivers exited the hospitality industry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (as hospitality was shut for two years) and there is currently a relative shortage of the very best talent.

With pandemic restrictions now in the rear view mirror, and with the United States Dollar at its strongest level vs the Euro in 20 years, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in demand from our principal markets in the US, UK, EU and Arabian Gulf for Spring / Summer 2024. As our availability sells out, rates will rise as demand outstrips remaining supply.

Accordingly, we encourage guests to secure preferred dates for the coming season as early as possible.

May 2024 (Peak Season)
Limited remaining availability. Certain dates now waitlist only due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at the major ports.

June 2024 (High- Peak Season)
June is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

July 2024 (High- Peak Season)
July is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20- 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

August 2024 (High- Peak Season)
August is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20- 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

September 2024 (Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

October 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

November 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

December 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. 25th December extremely limited availability. Traditionally there is a pronounced shortage of suitable drivers between 23rd December and 4th January.

January 2025 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

February 2025 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Advance booking required for weekends during Six Nations Rugby Championship. Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

March 2025 (Peak Season)
Good availability for all dates. Advance booking required for weekends during Six Nations Rugby Championship and St. Patrick's Week 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th. Early bird rates can be secured by deposit.

April 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

Ticket

You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

Guest accommodation is not included. However, we can recommend excellent accommodation options to meet with your style and budget expectations should you become a private client.
Pre- booking essential (billed at time of booking):

(UNESCO) Giant's Causeway
Guaranteed Entry / Skip the Line tickets for the Giants Causeway can be secured in advance for GBP 15.50 / EUR 18.50 per person.

Titanic Belfast
Guaranteed / Skip the Line entrance fees can be added for GBP 24.95 / EUR 30.00 per adult.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Guaranteed Entry / Skip the Line tickets for Carrick-a-Rede can be secured in advance for GBP 15.00 / EUR 18:00 per person. Please also see related "Guest Advice" below.

Dunluce Castle
Entrance to the castle is GBP 6.00 per adult. Pre- booking is not currently possible and can easily be arranged at the gate.

Note A - Black Taxi Tour

If you would like to tour the political “flashpoint” republican / loyalist areas of Belfast (famous murals and security fences etc) we’ll need to arrange a local Black Taxi tour. Your Dublin- based private driver will not enter these areas. This is part of the legacy of the recent political conflict.

The Black Taxi tour of Belfast (60 minutes approx) is priced from GBP 12.50 (EUR 15.00) per person (depending on group size). The rate for 1- 2 passengers is approximately GBP 50.00 - 60.00 / 60 minutes. We would need to make arrangements on your behalf at time of booking and you pay the driver directly in GBP cash on the day.

Note B - Rope Bridge

*Unfortunately, the local government who administer the rope bridge have decided not to allow access to commercially operated tours from May 2022 as they have redesignated Carrick-a-Rede from a major tourist destination to a conservation site. Vehicles must now be under 2 metres in height to approach the site due to barriers. This means that only Mercedes- Benz sedans and Mercedes- Benz V Class MPVs can gain access. Sedans are used for up to 2 passengers and MPVs are used for up to 5 passengers.

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