6 Day Northern Island Tour

Experience northwestern and Northern Ireland in 6 days. Relax amid stunning scenery and amazing culture.

Step onto the Giant's Causeway. Enjoy guided tours of Belfast and Derry. Take a boat trip to Slieve League sea cliffs. Tour the Antrim coastal route. Visit Irish craft studios in Donegal.

🏰 Enjoy a night in a charming Irish castle hotel. Overnight in boutique guesthouses.

€1,549.00* Per Person Sharing.
Single Supplement EURO €220
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Time to relax and explore historic Ireland
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Tour historic castles and traditional Irish culture
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Day 1 - Dublin to Mayo

  • Begin your journey of discovery from the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin at 8.10am
  • Relax at Mount Falcon or Belleek Castle tonight - romantic and characterful boutique hotels
  • Unearth the largest prehistoric roadway in Europe at Corlea Trackway
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All aboard your super-comfy, slick MercedesBenz/Volkswagen mini-coach
Exterior of Mount Falcon Hotel with landscaped gardens
Relax in style tonight at Mount Falcon or Belleek Castle

Day 2 - Mayo to Donegal

  • Take a boat trip underneath the towering sea cliffs of Slieve League
  • See a true master craftsman at work in Eddie Doherty's open handweaving studio
  • Don't miss a traditional Irish music performance in the quaint town of Ardara
Slieve League sea cliffs in Donegal
Take a boat trip underneath the towering sea cliffs of Slieve League
Master handweaver Eddie Doherty meets Driftwooders on tour
See a true master craftsman at work in Eddie Doherty's open handweaving studio

Day 3 - Donegal to Derry

  • Patrol the ramparts of Ireland’s only walled city, on a guided walking tour of Derry
  • Panoramic 360° vistas await from the beautifully preserved Celtic stone ringfort, Grianán of Aileach
  • Relive the love story behind the romantic 19th century Glenveagh Castle Gardens
Sunset falls on 17th century walls of Derry
Patrol the ramparts of Ireland’s only walled city, on a guided walking tour of Derry
Vagabond Tours group standing at different levels of a stone wall on the interior of Grianán of Aileach fort in Donegal
Panoramic 360° vistas await from the beautifully preserved Celtic stone ringfort, Grianán of Aileach

Day 4 - Derry to Antrim

  • Walk in the footsteps of Finn McCool at the legendary Giant's Causeway
  • Dare to cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, suspended high above the waves
  • Raise a glass at Bushmills, the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery
Basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway wtih a mountain in the background
Walk in the footsteps of Finn McCool at the Giant’s Causeway
Carrick-a-rede rope bridge panorama including sea
Dare to cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

Day 5 - Antrim to Newcastle

  • Explore the vibrant history of Belfast on a Black Cab Tour
  • Relax at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, set between sea and mountain
  • All aboard for a visit to the Titanic Centre, the world's largest Titanic visitor experience
Black cab tour of Belfast with tour group and mural in the background
Explore the vibrant history of Belfast on a Black Cab Tour
Exterior of Slieve Donard Hotel at night time
Relax at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

Day 6 - Newcastle to Dublin

  • Revel at the Celtic high crosses of Monasterboice
  • Watch for wildlife and wildflowers at Murlough National Nature Reserve
  • Step back in time to imagine kings, earls and lords battling over Dundrum Castle
Celtic Cross at Monasterboice
Revel at the Celtic high crosses of Monasterboice
Two seals on a rock in the blue sea in front of some green topped cliffs
Watch for wildlife and wildflowers at Murlough National Nature Reserve
Accommodation

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!

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Mount Falcon Estate and Hotel, Co. Mayo

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.

Exterior view of Mount Falcon House and Estate
Interior design of main bedroom in Mount Falcon House

Belleek Castle, Co. Mayo

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.

"Here in Belleek Castle, you will leave hectic reality behind you."
The front exterior view of the stunning Belleek Castle
Interior design of main bedroom in Belleek Castle with four poster bed

The Nesbitt Arms, Co. Donegal

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.

The exterior of the Nesbitt Arms with the signs, tables and chairs
Interior design of a main bedroom in the Nesbitt Arms

Beech Hill Country House Hotel, Co. Derry

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.

"On behalf of our family and all the team at Beech Hill Country House, we would like to welcome you to this wonderful hotel."
The exterior of Beech Hill with a guest horse riding through the gardens
A picnic on the grass in front of Beech Hill with two horses in the background

Ballygally Castle Hotel, Co. Antrim

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.

Exterior of Ballygally Castle Hotel at dusk
The interior design of a main bedroom in the Slieve Donard Resort

Slieve Donard, Co. Down

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.

The exterior of Slieve Donard Resort and beautiful garden
The interior design of a main bedroom in the Slieve Donard Resort
What's Included

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.

  • A journey of discovery in a super-comfy, slick Mercedes Benz/Volkswagen mini-coach
  • The services of a highly-trained and professional VagaGuide tour guide
  • 6 full days on tour
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • 5 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below for extras)
  • Live like lords and ladies with a one night stay in a castle
  • Entrance into the world famous Giant's Causeway
  • Entrance into Doe Castle/ Donegal Castle
  • A guided walking tour of Derry City

For your information - below are a list of options you can choose while on tour.

Lots of flexible options while on tour!
  • Black Cab Tour
    £10.00
    Guided tour of historic Belfast. Highly Recommended.
  • Titanic Experience
    £18.50
    Self-guided tour of the world's largest Titanic visitor experience.
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
    £9.00
    Cross this scenic rope bridge, suspended over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Bushmills Distillery Tour
    £9.00
    Guided walking tour of the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
  • Dunluce Castle
    £5.50
    Self-guided tour of clifftop Dunluce Castle.
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Driftwood 6 Day Northern Island
How to enjoy a no stress tour
"How about a small tour group? A small tour vehicle? and an agenda that is a suggestion but not carved in stone? This was my second Driftwood tour in six months, this time to the West coast and Northern Ireland. There would be driving and enjoying the scenery and stopping at interesting places. The accommodations were great, no, not chain hotels but rather interesting places to stay with staff who want you to enjoy your time there.
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Driftwood 6 Day Northern Island
Best Tour Ever!
My wife and I recently took the Driftwood tour of Northern Ireland tour. What a fantastic week! The itinerary was carefully crafted to offer a wide variety of interesting historic and cultural experiences. The pace was brisk but manageable and we had enough discretionary time to fit in some additional activities. The accommodations were stunning and included two castles.
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Driftwood 6 Day Northern Island
2nd Tour with Vagabond--Simply the Best!!
We just completed our second tour with Vagabond. We did the new six day Northern Ireland tour with our guide, Sean. If you are looking for a small group tour, you will not find anything better than Vagabond. We went with the Driftwood group. The knowledge and professionalism of their tour guides is the difference between other groups and Vagabond.
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Exterior of Ballygally Castle Hotel in Antrim
Enjoy a night in a charming Irish castle hotel and overnight in boutique guesthouses.
Sunlight on Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Tour the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland
Ruins of Dunluce castle on the Antrim coast
Visit stunning Dunluce Castle on the Antrim coast
Sunlight catches the 17th century walls of Derry, Ireland's only walled city
Take a guided tour of the 17th century walls of Derry, Ireland’s only walled city
Spot wildlife on a boat trip to Slieve League sea cliffs
Titanic mural on a building in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Explore the vibrant history of Belfast on a Black Cab Tour
Dramatic mountain scenery of Granny Pass in Donegal
See green valleys and deserted beaches on the Wild Atlantic Way
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