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Tour code: BEHHIDD-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 Nights
  • 13 Meals 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver

The Headlands of Ireland

  • 9 days
  • Northern Ireland / Republic of Ireland
  • Max 18 Passengers

Overview

Captivating nature, centuries of enthralling history and an abundance of rural charm – the headlands of Ireland have so much to offer those lucky enough to visit. Join us on this immersive tour and experience local hospitality, intriguing legends and long-standing traditions – from Dublin to the coast and back again.

Map of The Headlands of Ireland 2020
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Embark on a unique walking tour of Belfast with both Republican and Loyalist ex political prisoners
  • Watch a fascinating craft demonstration at the Scullion Hurls workshop
  • Enjoy a beer tasting experience at the Mescan Brewery
  • and learn how the owners swapped their veterinary practice for beer making

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Dublin - Hillsborough - Belfast

    After meeting the group in Dublin’s fair city, we’ll board the mini-coach and set a course for our very first stop: the grand Hillsborough Castle and Gardens (Her Majesty The Queen’s official Northern Irish residence). We’ll have the chance to wander the estate’s magnificent rooms on a guided tour before we move on to the Hilden Brewery – the oldest independent brewery in Ireland – this afternoon. Here, we’ll receive an insight into how the brewery’s craft beer is made on a guided tour, before having the chance to taste it for ourselves (bottoms up!). Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, will be our final stop of the day – and it’s here that we’ll tuck into a welcome dinner together. Accommodation: Ten Square Hotel (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Belfast - Strangford Lough - Belfast

  • Day 3 - Belfast - North Irish Coast - Londonderry

  • Day 4 - Londonderry

  • Day 5 - Londonderry - Gweedore

  • Day 6 - Gweedore - Slieve League Cliffs - Donegal Town

  • Day 7 - Donegal Town - Rosses Point - Westport

  • Day 8 - Westport - Achill Island - Westport

  • Day 9 - Westport - Strokestown Park - Dublin

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

8 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

Transport

Premium mini-coach transportation