Private 5 Day Northern Ireland Tour

Private 5 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

Experience the history, culture and stunning beauty of Northern Ireland on this private, comprehensive five-day tour. Kicking off on Ireland’s beautiful west coast in the Connemara region and continuing north to experience highlights such as the Giant’s Causeway and Belfast City – this is one adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

With a dedicated driver/guide and luxury car for the duration of your tour –we’ll make sure that your tour is both comfortable and entertaining from the minute we leave Dublin city behind us!

What to expect:

Day 1: Dublin – Connemara – Galway
Day 2: Galway - Drumcliff (WB Yeats Grave) - Strandhill - Creevykeel - Derry
Day 3: Derry - Glenveagh National Park & Grianan of Aileach - Derry
Day 4: Derry - Giant’s Causeway - Dunluce Castle - Carrick a Rede* - Dark Hedges - Belfast
Day 5: Belfast Titanic Belfast - Black Taxi (option) - Monasterboice (photos) – Dublin (ends)

  • Enjoy the comfort of one of our luxury touring vehicles and the services of an expert driver-guide.
  • Enjoy lush green landscapes en route to Ireland's west coast. 
  • Take in the wilderness of Connemara National Park and the village of Cong.
  •  Evening at leisure in the cultural capital of Galway - enjoy fantastic live Irish music and fresh Atlantic seafood.
  • See the highlights of coastal Co. Sligo - home of W.B. Yeats.
  • Overnight in and highlights of the historic city of Derry / Londonderry - including an informative walking tour.
  • Enjoy beautiful Donegal and Glenveagh National Park.
  • Time to explore the UNESCO Heritage Site, the Giant's Causeway. 
  • Experience the beauty of the Antrim Coast (a must for 'Game of Thrones' fans) with a chance to cross the 'Carrick-A-Rede' Rope Bridge.
  • Overnight in vibrant Belfast City. 
  • Time to enjoy all that Belfast has to offer - including the historic 'Black Taxi Tour', the Titanic Experience and the beautiful Botanic Gardens. 
  • Relaxing transfer back to Dublin City.

 

 

  • 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: Dublin – Connemara – Galway

    Meet your driver/guide early this morning and get comfortable in one of our luxury touring vehicles. Enjoy the green beauty of Ireland’s midlands as we travel towards Connemara – our first stop. Explore the Connemara national park – one of Europe’s most beautiful areas of wilderness, lakes and mountains. Next stop is the village of Cong – setting of the classic ‘Quiet Man’, featuring John Wayne and Maureen O Hara. Enjoy the chance to visit historic Cong Abbey and to take in the dramatic Connemara views. Our day of sightseeing comes to a close with a short onward transfer to Galway – Ireland’s capital of culture. Take the evening at your leisure – making sure to check out some of the fantastic live Irish music and fresh Atlantic seafood.

  • Day 2: Galway- Sligo – Derry/ Londonderry

    Enjoy breakfast at your leisure ahead of departing Galway. A morning drive north will bring you through Co. Sligo – a coastal county, which was home to one of Ireland’s finest poets -W.B. Yeats. Take the opportunity to visit his graveside, which is overlooked by the dramatic Benbulbin mountain. Today’s lunch stop will be at the coastal village of Strandhill – one of Ireland’s top surfing spots. After lunch, a quick stop at the portal tomb of Creevykeel offers fantastic insight into early pagan Ireland. Enter Northern Ireland this evening for your overnight stay in the historic town of Derry/Londonderry.

  • Day 3: Donegal National Park

    On the agenda this morning is an insightful walking tour of Derry’s historic walls and Bogside district (location of the historic ‘Bloody Sunday’ massacre). Your local guide will give you an interesting account into the city’s tough political history, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to photograph some of the ancient architecture that Derry has to offer. We continue on towards Co. Donegal, where a tour of Glenveagh National Park awaits us. The highlight of the park – ‘Grianán of Áileach’ is an ancient fortress, dating back well over 3,000 years. If you’re lucky enough to visit here on a clear day, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the Ulster province. With another day of touring behind you – its time to continue on towards your overnight stop in Derry or Belfast.

  • Day 4: Derry-Giant’s Causeway

    A fantastic adventure awaits you today, as the tour sets out on a coastal drive towards the Giant’s Causeway. This world-renown UNESCO heritage site attracts millions of visitors each year and is an absolute must-see when visiting Northern Ireland. Our drive along the Antrim coast includes stops at the Carrick –A- Rede rope bridge (work up the courage to walk across – it’s worth it for the views alone!) and the ruins of the mysterious Dunluce Castle. Our visit to the Dark Hedges and photo stop for some wonderful views over Ballintoy harbor never fails to delight fans of ‘Game of Thrones’. A late afternoon arrival into Belfast allows for plenty of time to enjoy dinner and entertainment in Northern Ireland’s capital.

  • Day 5: Belfast – Dublin

    The final day of touring kicks off with a visit to the Titanic museum – Belfast’s number-one visitor attraction. Experience the full story of the ill-fated ship, from her construction right here in Belfast, to her tragic end in the North Atlantic in April 1912. Next on the agenda is a comprehensive city tour, taking in highlights such as Belfast City Hall, Queen’s University and the Botanic Gardens. Consider taking an optional (and highly recommended) “Black Taxi Tour’ of Belfast which takes you through the city’s turbulent political history in the hands of an expert local guide. With Belfast ticked off the bucket list, you’ll set out on the 2-hour return drive to Dublin. En route, we make time to stop at the ruins of ancient Celtic monastery ‘Monasterboice’. We arrive back into Dublin early-evening, concluding the tour at your chosen destination

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.

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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.