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Day 1:Dublin Discover Dublin on the day you arrive. See a play at one of Dublin`s popular theatres, the Abbey, Gate or Gaiety with shows nightly featuring some of the best theatre in the world. You could also take a visit to one of the many lively pubs and restuarants.
Standard Tour: Deerpark Hotel Premium Tour: Hibernina Hotel, Dublin
Day 2:Newgrange & Meath Leave Dublin, drive north to Co Meath and stop at Newgrange, which is an ancient passage grave built in 3200 BC. It is the oldest solar observatory in the world and on the day of the winter solstice, December 21st, rays of the sun enter the tomb and light up the central burial tomb. The interpretive centre nearby will explain the history of the site. Also visit the Hill of Tara, Slane Castle and Kells, home to the Book of Kells before going on to the 6th century monastery of monasterboice.
Standard Tour: Cabra Castle Premium Tour: Cabra Castle
Day 3 & 4:Belfast, Mourne Mountains Travel onwards and arrive at the seaside town of Newcastle in Co Down. This is an ideal location to explore the beautiful Mourne Mountains. Newcastle is also the location of the Royal Co Down Golf Club which is consistently rated amoug the top 10 courses in the world, so if you are a golfer this may be an opportunity not to be missed. The drive along the coast of Co Down along the A2 is the most memorable in Co Down. You can stop at Annalong, Kilkeel, Warrenpoint or Rostrevor and form these villages you can detour into the Mourne Mountains themselves. You can take a drive and visit the other villages along the coast or take on of the many walks along the many trails in the Mourne Mountains. You travel onto Belfast this evening for 2 nights. The city offers a great selection of attractions, restaurants and pubs.
Standard Tour: McCausland Hotel Premium Tour: Culloden Hotel
Day 5:Giant`s Causeway Travel north to Carrigfergus and on through Larne and up to Ballycastle. This drive takes you through the Glens of Antrim, a wonderfully scenic journey. From Ballycastle you can discover Dunluce and Dunseverick Castles and the strange phenomenon that is the Giants Causeway. Bushmills is nearby and boasts the oldest whiskey distillery in the world. Continue to the seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart. Continue to Derry City through Coleraine for your next nights stay.
Standard Tour: Tower Hotel Premium Tour: Beech Hill Hotel
Day 6 & 7:Derry & Donegal, Glenveagh National Park From Derry you can travel around Donegal, one of the most scenic parts of Ireland. From here you could travel thorugh Donegal town to see the Slieve League Cliffs, visit one of Ireland`s finest beaches at Rossnowlagh, the fishing town of Killybegs. Visit Glenveagh National Park and stay in Donegal Town where you can enjoy some great traditional music sessions in the local pubs at night.
Standard Tour: Mill Park Hotel Premium Tour: Sandhouse Hotel
Included in your Self Drive Tour: Bed & Breakfast for 11 nights at the hotels listed or similar Rental of a Economy Ford Fiesta/Opel Corsa Car for 12 days, including CDW, Third Party & Theft insurance, unlimited mileage, Tax (12.5%), and a touring map of Ireland Explorer Card - up to 50% discount on admission to top attractions All Taxes. Free calls to your personal Vacation Specialist in Ireland
All prices are Land only, flights not included and are subject to availability.