Come with Driftwood Tours on the Northern Ireland tour of a lifetime. From the staggering beauty of the Giant’s Causeway and Donegal’s rustic beaches, to the history and culture of Northern Ireland’s biggest cities: Belfast and Derry. On this tour, you will learn about one of the most famous ships in the world at the Titanic Experience, as it was built in Belfast’s world-famous dockyard. You will also meet expert Irish craftsmen and the ever-friendly local people. This tour is packed full of unforgettable sights and activities, but it’s a Driftwood Ireland Tour, so it is still fundamentally more chilled out than our active Vagabond Tours.
If you’re interested in Northern Ireland but you want a more active experience, you may like to check out our Vagabond Northern Ireland Tour. Otherwise, please take a look the full tour itinerary below, and please get in touch if you have any questions about this incredible tour of Northern Ireland!
🏰 Enjoy a night in a charming Irish castle hotel. Overnight in boutique guesthouses.
All Driftwood tours are flexible. Your 6 Day Driftwood Northern Island Tour is no different.
Unmissable activities are included. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you. Feel free to choose your evening meals and lunches. All additional tour options are marked clearly below.
Brexit Notice: Please note all tours travelling into Northern Ireland will continue to run as normal and scheduled. Please contact us with any direct concerns you may have.
For your information - below are a list of options you can choose while on tour.
A hot shower after a woodland stroll. A real fire. A pint. We assure you that wherever you stay with us, you’ll love it.
We put great effort into selecting accommodation on Driftwood tours. Your tour will overnight in locally-owned establishments (in some cases for generations). Receive a heartfelt welcome, often from the hoteliers themselves. No hotel chains here!
Situated in the heart of the Moy Valley on the banks of the River Moy, the 4 star Mount Falcon Estate and Hotel offers 100 acres of magical woodlands. The Estate is perfectly located for exploring The Wild Atlantic Way. Originally constructed as a wedding gift, this Victorian Gothic manor house exudes understated elegance and is widely recognised as the most romantic house in Ireland.
Belleek Castle is a characterful 19th century country home close to Mayo’s Atlantic coastline. Enter this genuine Castle and be welcomed in the original Great Hall, an open fire with the sweet smell of burning turf to warm your steps back through half a millenium. Enjoy Belleek's attentive hospitality where they encourage you to leave hectic reality behind you.
The Nesbitt Arms Hotel was established in 1838 and has been providing people with a home away from home experience since. Snuggled between the Wild Atlantic Coast line and the Bluestack mountains, Ardara, is a warm, welcoming, friendly & musical village with The Nesbitt Arms at the centre of it. Warm tweeds, traditional music, roaring fires and friendly local staff await you where modern comfort is interwoven with historic soul.
Experience the rustic elegance and authentic Irish charm of the Beech Hill Country House - one of Ireland's finest manor house hotels run by Conor Donnelly and his team. During its 400-year history, Beech Hill played a role in a series of high profile international events, including the Plantation of Ulster, the 1641 Rebellion, the Siege of Derry in 1689 and World War II, during which the hotel grounds hosted one of the largest US Navy accommodation camps in Base One Europe.
They say location is everything, and if so Ballygally Castle has it all! Sitting proudly on the scenic Antrim coast, the 400 year old castle is the only 17th century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today. This 4 star hotel has recently undergone major refurbishment and is one of the finest hotel on the famous Causeway Coastal Route. Its tasteful contemporary décor, combined with the traditional character of the hotel, adds to the welcoming atmosphere.
Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down golf links frames the other. This lovingly maintained Victorian hotel is now home to one of Europe’s finest resort Spas.
Time to discover Ireland's north and northwest on this relaxed 6 Day tour.
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Begin your Driftwood Journey of Discovery from Dublin, bound for Mayo in Ireland's northwest.
The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.
Travel from Mayo to Donegal in Ireland's remote northwestern corner.
The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.
Northward, ever northward! We travel today from Donegal to Derry in Northern Ireland.
The average driving time today is 3 hours.
Touring Northern Ireland, we move along the Antrim coast.
The average driving time today is 3 hours.
Sea cliffs and a welcome spa hotel, travelling from Belfast to Newcastle.
The average driving time today is 2 hours.
Headed south from Down to Dublin, there’s still time for some of Ireland’s top highlights on your final day
The average driving time today is 2 hours 30 minutes.