This morning, you bid farewell to Belfast and drive along the beautiful Antrim coastline where you have the option of visiting Glenarm Castle & Gardens or travel further up the coastline to visit the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Giant’s Causeway.
The Giant’s Causeway & Bushmill’s Distillery
The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s top tourist attraction, and only world heritage site. A dramatic coastal landscape steeped in local mythology consisting of around 40,000 polygonal basalt columns, jutting out into the sea amid a spectacular coastal landscape. You then will continue to the town of Bushmills, where you will be staying at the Bushmills Inn. After check-in why not visit Bushmills Distillery home to the famous Bushmills Whiskey. Enjoy a private tour of the distillery and a taste of this fine whiskey at the end.
- Glenarm Castle & Gardens
- Giant’s Causeway
- Bushmills Distillery
Overnight & Breakfast: Bushmills Inn, Bushmills
Following breakfast this morning you may travel to Downpatrick to visit the St Patrick’s Visitor Centre. St Patrick’s Visitor Centre, in the town of Downpatrick is set on the foot of Strangford Lough. Although the island of Ireland is long divided by religious differences, Ireland has no division about its patron saint.
After lunch, you may travel along the coast and take in the Ards Peninsula. The Ards Peninsula is located in Co. Down and separates Strangford Lough from the North Channel of the Irish Sea on the north-east coast of Ireland. Arriving back in Belfast why not sit back and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Highlighting City Hall, Queens University Botanic Gardens and the Loyalist and Republican colorful walled murals which tell the tale of the “Troubles”, a war which lasted over 30 years. Belfast is a Victorian city built on the linen and shipbuilding trades. Home to the world’s largest dry dock and the shipyard’s giant cranes tower over the port.
- St Patrick’s Visitor Centre
- Ards Peninsula
- Belfast Panoramic City Tour
Overnight & Breakfast: Benedict’s Hotel, Belfast