Brack Tours Presents, A Bespoke


Experience a Brack Tours exclusive break to Northern Ireland. Based in the contrasting cities of Belfast and Newry we explore the Glens of Antrim and the Mourne Mountains. Experience tours of Belfast city and the Titanic quarter plus a tour of Newry City and its importance as a bustling trading port, a place of merchants, markets, and noisy city quays. Embrace the Magical Ring of Gullion in South Armagh connecting songs, poetry, and traditions. A magical itinerary Embracing Northern Ireland’s hidden heritage and traditions.

Please click on the blue squares below to view each day of this Itinerary.

Day 1: A Giant welcome awaits as you are greeted by your professional Irish chauffeur and Guide. Travel northwards to Belfast with a stop on the way for your first “Taste of Ulster” with locally made scones, jam and fresh cream with tea or coffee. Continue to Belfast for a panoramic city tour viewing the famous sites of Belfast. Your chauffeur will then take you to visit the fabulous world award-winning Titanic Centre. Explore at your leisure and find out how Belfast became the busiest shipyard in the world. Later this afternoon join local musicians on your own personal traditional music trail around Belfast, where you will visit bustling bars to hear music and song and a drink or two! Some of these bars are the city’s oldest buildings. After our tour, free time is allocated for you to explore the city at your leisure or to do a little shopping before check-in to our hotel. This evening your chauffeur will gladly give suggestions for dinner or join you at an old favourite casual dining experience, at  Fish City,  a rustic-chic seafood restaurant with a nautical flair and just a short stroll from our hotel.

Overnight – The Europa or Maldron Hotel Belfast – Bed & Breakfast with dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: This morning after a hearty breakfast we leave Belfast for a full day’s exploration of the Antrim coast, the intriguing Glens of Antrim and the Giants Causeway with its fabulous exhibition centre. Enjoy a local culinary dish and beverage for Lunch in one of the regions oldest bars, the Fullerton Arms, which was also a coaching Inn in days gone by!! Then enjoy the beauty of the Glens and hear about life in this wonderful part of Ireland as we drive back to Belfast with fantastic views across the Irish sea to Scotland. This evening you are free to explore the many bars and restaurants of this historic city and sample some excellent local cuisine. Overnight – The Europa or Maldron Hotel Belfast – Bed & Breakfast.

Day 3: We leave Belfast this morning and travel to the Mountains of Mourne with a stop in Downpatrick at St. Patricks Visitor Centre. Hear the story of Ireland ‘s most famous Saint come alive at this wonderful experience. We then have lunch at Denvir’s Inn, one of Ireland’s oldest bars right in the heart of Downpatrick. We also meet local guide and experience ambassador, Tracey Jeffery, who demonstrates how to bake her traditional Ulster Potato bread. (You can also sample some!!). Later we drive the Mourne Coastal route which has some of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular scenery to Rostrevor at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and shores of Carlingford Lough. We visit Killowen Distillery a place where old traditions and the finest natural resources have been blended to produce world-class craft spirits. Experience “the water of life “(whiskey) with a tour and tasting before heading onto the City of Newry. This part of the Mournes Mountains relate to the stories of the legendary Giant Finn McCool and many more old fables. Enjoy dinner this evening with food locally sourced to add an extra Mournes flavour to the menu.

Overnight – The Canal Court Hotel or Killeavy Castle Hotel Newry area – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4: This morning after our freshly prepared breakfast we partake on an experience based around the magical region of South Armagh and the beautiful Ring of Gullion, where we link songs, poetry, and music with local guide Colleen Savage. A unique experience that embraces the Giant Spirit that exists in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We then travel north to visit the Armagh Cider Company and the Troughton family. Here you will have the chance to taste a range of ciders and apple juices produced locally. You’ll discover recipes, hear stories or ‘yarns’ that bring the place to life, and meet the people who make up this small family business. They love their apples and are enthusiastic storytellers and extraordinary guides. We spend our last evening sampling traditional Irish dishes with a welcome drink or two and are entertained by local musicians who will immerse you with song and dance. “Irish traditional music is a patchwork quilt and therein lies its soul”.

Overnight – The Canal Court Hotel or Killeavy Castle Hotel Newry area – Dinner,  Bed & Breakfast.7

Day 5: After a relaxing breakfast it is time to leave with fond memories of your Giant Northern Ireland Experience!

Included: – Guided tours of Belfast, Glens of Antrim, Mourne Coast. Visit to Titanic Centre and Giants Causeway, St Patricks centre, Denvir’s Inn, lunch and bread making with Tracey Jeffery / Killowen Distillery Ring of Gullion Historical Tour / Armagh Cider Company.

Services of Private Chauffeur/guide and meals and hotels as outlined.

See below additional options that can be substituted or included as extras with above itinerary where time allows.

Additional Tour Experiences for Newry Mourne and Down Area: Visit to Whitewater Brewery Castlewellan and Lunch option / Shortcross Gin tour Crossgar / St Patrick’s Trial (Downpatrick) / Game of Thrones Experience / Down Heritage Experience (Celtic Hillforts, Folklore and Fairies)/ Tracey Jeffery Food Experience / Mourne Cookery School / Life Adventures Castlewellan (Hiking/Cycling) / Montalto Estate afternoon tea and tour / Castle Ward – Game of Thrones Experience

Additional Tour Experiences for The Antrim Coast: Giants Causeway Experience with local guide Mark Rogers / Glens of Antrim Day tour / Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge / Game of Thrones Experience with Local Guide Flip Robinson.

Can be used as a group package for Incoming short break or family alternative. Options listed can be included instead of those on outline itinerary