2024 – 7 Day Evergreen Ireland North6 Nights / 9 Meals

Find your happily ever after on a fairy-tale castle tour of Ireland. You’ll spend the night in some of the Emerald Isle’s grandest manors and castles as you explore their regal past.

2024 Evergreen Ireland North - 7 Days/6 Nights

Duration: 7 Days

Price: Starts from $1145 USD

Itineraries

Day 1: Dublin Tour | Welcome Drink
Your tour leaves your hotel at 2:00 PM. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin, a city known for its literary heritage, Georgian architecture, famed pubs, and the wit of its people. See the capital city’s sights including Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, the River Liffey and more. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your group before free time for dinner on your own.

Day 2: Sean’s Bar | Galway Walking Tour
Proceed to Athlone for a visit to Sean’s Bar, Ireland’s oldest pub dating back to 900 AD. Choose a creamy Irish coffee or another drink and raise your glass as visitors have for centuries. Travel on to Galway and join a local guide for a walking tour of this buzzing city on the River Corrib. There’s much to see in the city that was chosen the European Capital of Culture for 2020: the medieval streetscape, Eyre Square, the Spanish Arch. Take some time to explore on your own – listen to the buskers (street musicians), stop into a pub, or explore the many small shops that line the main street. Dine independently this evening. (B)

Day 3: Donegal | Sheepdog Demonstration
Travel on to County Sligo to view an amazing demonstration of highly-skilled dogs herding sheep at their owner’s command. Journey on through rugged scenery and arrive in Donegal, a town established around a Viking harbor and today known for handcrafted tweeds and woolens. Visit our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner Triona Design with free time to discover the charm of this lively town. This evening, dine at your hotel in Letterkenny. (B, D)

Day 4: Derry Walking Tour | Giant’s Causeway | Crosskeys Inn
Join a local guide for a walking tour of historic Derry, viewing the Old City, with its fortification walls dating back to the 17th century. Proceed on to the Giant’s Causeway, impressive sea cliffs and hexagonal basalt column formations along the Atlantic, which folklore says was built by the legendary Finn MacCool. Experience this awe-inspiring natural spectacle and take in an exhibition about its history. Enjoy dinner with your group at the oldest thatched pub in Ireland dating to 1654, the Crosskeys Inn. A CIE Tours exclusive venue, it’s one of Ireland’s most famous traditional music pubs. (B, D)

Day 5: Belfast Tour | Titanic Belfast
Take a panoramic tour of Belfast, a port city rich in history, with a dynamic arts scene. Its wealth of architectural heritage includes the imposing City Hall, built in 1906 in a classical Renaissance style, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly, which arose out of the 1990s peace process. Visit Titanic Belfast to discover the role Belfast ship-builders played in the history of the ill-fated ocean-liner. (B)

Day 6: Carlingford | The Merry Ploughboy
Travel to the charming historic town of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula, famous for its beautiful views, oyster farms, and medieval church. Explore the town independently, with time to see some of the historic sites and browse the shops. Return to Dublin for a lively evening of dinner and traditional Irish entertainment at the Merry Ploughboy pub. (B, D)

Day 7: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends in Dublin after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Highlights

Evergreen Ireland North

CIE Tours Exclusive:

  • Cozy up by the turf fire under the thatched roof of Crosskeys Inn. This atmospheric, stone-walled pub, a CIE Tours Exclusive, dates back to 1654.

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Sip a creamy Irish coffee in Ireland’s oldest pub, Sean’s Bar in Athlone, dating back to 900 AD.
  • Trip Highlights:

    • Irish Night in Dublin
    • Titanic Belfast
    • Sean’s Bar in Athlone
    • Galway Walking Tour
    • Sheepdog Demonstration
    • Derry Walking Tour
    • Giant’s Causeway
    • Crosskeys Inn – A CIE Tours Exclusive

    Dining Experiences:

    • 6 Breakfasts (B) and 3 Dinners (D)

    Hotels:

    • Academy Plaza Hotel | Dublin (1)
    • Galway Bay Hotel | Galway (1)
    • Station House Hotel | Letterkenny (1)
    • AC Hotel by Marriott | Belfast (2)
    • Academy Plaza Hotel | Dublin (1)

Hotels

Evergreen Ireland North 7 days/6 nights land tour
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SupplierName Academy Plaza HotelSupplierRating **** This modern and centrally located hotel offers 285 rooms of several types. All public areas are spacious and comfortable, including the large reception and lobby area, Sir Harry's Bar & Bistro, Oscar's Restaurant and Abacus Asian Restaurant. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel, which is located on Cathal Brugha Street, just off O'Connell Street, one of Dublin’s main thoroughfares. Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green, Temple Bar, shops, galleries and pubs are all within easy walking distance.
SupplierName Galway Bay HotelSupplierRating **** In this stylish hotel, all the rooms are designed to ensure warmth and comfort, with elegant furnishings and exceptional facilities. The award-winning Lobster Pot Restaurant offers contemporary Irish and international cuisine, while the Harvest Cafe serves informal lunches, dinners and snacks. The traditional Irish pub is the perfect place to meet friends. Enjoy a swimming pool and leisure facilities. Located in Salthill, a coastal suburb of Galway, with great views of Galway Bay and the Burren. Just 2 miles from the city center.
SupplierName Station House Hotel - LetterkennySupplierRating *** This 3-star modern contemporary boutique hotel offers high-quality accommodation. The 81 colorful, spacious bedrooms all offer modern facilities such as flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and computer modem connection. Luxury glass-paneled private bathrooms have showers and full-length mirrors. The Depot Cafe Bar offers casual and formal dining in a contemporary yet relaxed ambience with live entertainment at the weekends. The hotel is 30 miles north of Donegal town and 20 miles west of Derry, ideal for exploring the northern part of County Donegal.
SupplierName AC Hotel by Marriott BelfastSupplierRating AC Hotel Belfast is an urban retreat in a riverside location. Explore Belfast on foot with Titanic Belfast, City Hall, Belfast Waterfront, SSE Arena and the shops of Victoria Square a short walk away. The contemporary bedrooms feature king-size beds, Nespresso coffee makers, glass enclosed double showers and technology including free high-speed internet access and 49-inch TVs. Guests can also enjoy an AC Fitness Room, 24-hour room service and can opt for a continental or cooked breakfast. With 2 meeting rooms, an AC Lounge, riverside terrace and all-day dining, the hotel provides the perfect co-working space. When day turns to night, the restaurant “Novelli at City Quays” will excite, as multi-Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli brings his flare to the dining experience, whilst expert bartenders serve up local knowledge with craft beer and cocktails.
SupplierName Academy Plaza HotelSupplierRating **** This modern and centrally located hotel offers 285 rooms of several types. All public areas are spacious and comfortable, including the large reception and lobby area, Sir Harry's Bar & Bistro, Oscar's Restaurant and Abacus Asian Restaurant. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel, which is located on Cathal Brugha Street, just off O'Connell Street, one of Dublin’s main thoroughfares. Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green, Temple Bar, shops, galleries and pubs are all within easy walking distance.
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