Visit the Famed Game of Thrones Filing Sites in 2019 on a Private Independent Tour of Northern Ireland

  • Professional Irish Driver Guide from Day 1 depart Dublin until Day 5 arrive Dublin in Deluxe VehicleProfessional Irish Driver Guide from Day 1 depart Dublin until Day 5 arrive Dublin in Deluxe Vehicle
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily
  • Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary (If Chauffeur Drive)
  • All Driver’s Expenses  (If Chauffer Drive)
  • Hotel tips and taxes  (Except to Driver/Guide) Hotel Taxes
  • Not Included:  Any items of a personal nature.
    Dinners and suggested optional sightseeing that is mentioned in itinerary.  All admissions suggested in the itinerary are not included in the rate are paid directly to sightseeing venues unless otherwise requested prior to departure.  As a Chauffeur- Drive Tour is meant to be flexible it is our concern that you would pay for a venue that you would then decide not to visit.

Rates Determined By Number Of Passengers And Dates Of Travel

 

Example chauffeur-driven tour itinerary

Dublin-Belfast. After breakfast we meet our Driver Guide in the lobby of the hotel. Leaving Dublin, we begin our adventures by driving north to the bustling town of Drogheda; nearby are the slaughter fields of the Battle of the Boyne(1690), hear how the Irish Jacobite was crushed and William of Orange became the inspiration for Northern Irelands ‘Marching Season’. Cross the border at Newry, viewing the British Military Fortifications in the Celtic Mythology steeped mountains of south Armagh. Then it’s on to intriguing and beautiful Belfast, birthplace of the Titanic and once the second richest city in the British Empire. Time to visit the Titanic Museum (admission additional) After lunch we continue our tour of the divided streets of west Belfast. We view the Stark concrete barrier that is the Peace Wall form both sides. Your driver/guide will stop with you at the world-famous murals in both the Protestant/Loyalist Shankill Area and the Catholic/Nationalist Falls Road. After some free time to savor the atmosphere of Cosmopolitan downtown and University.  Overnight Europa Hotel

Dingle.  Game of Thrones (Sites near Belfast) Explore Tollymore Forest Park, the real-life location of the Haunted Forest, and visit Inch Abbey and Audley’s Castle, which featured as The Twins and the Riverlands. The highlight of the tour is Castle Ward — site of Winterfell. Other sites subject to time. Overnight Europa Hotel.

Giants Causeway-Carrick-a Rede Bridge-Dark Hedges Tour-Derry.  After breakfast, we meet our Driver Guide in the lobby of the hotel. Today we experience one of Ireland’s magnificent scenic routes. The Coast Road takes us through the Nine Glens of Antrim, which offers wonderful views of mountains, valleys and the coastline We then travel the coast to visit the Giant’s Causeway. This impressive area of hexagonal columns was formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava. Legend also has it that the Giant’s Causeway was built by the ancient giant, Fionn Mac Cumhail. We then stop by the Carrick-A-Rede Bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon It is then onto Ballymoney for the famed tree lined streets & the Dark Hedges Tour. We then make our way to Derry for our overnight. Overnight at the City Hotel Derry.

Derry City Tour-Fanad Head Lighthouse-Donegal. To really experience Derry’s history, we stroll along the parapet walkways as we do the “Walled in City Tour”. The history of this area and the fact that Derry is one of the last fully intact walled in cities left in all of Europe makes this a must for every visitor. We continue to Fanad Head Lighthouse. As you travel further north on the island, it feels as if civilization has been left far, far behind. You’re entering a world that lives and breathes through its land and seascapes…let us introduce you to the Fanad Head peninsula. It’s easy to recognize the main attraction on this peninsula: Fanad Head Lighthouse, which was conceived as essential to seafarers following a tragedy over 200 years ago. In December 1811, the frigate Saldanha sought shelter from a storm, heading towards Fanad as it frantically fought the raging wind and waves. Sadly, reaching shore safely never happened, and the ship was wrecked off the northern coast – it’s only survivor was the ship’s parrot. We continue north to Donegal. The town is set in a valley girdled by Barnesmore Mountains and Donegal Bay and overlooking the town can be seen the remains of several earthen forts. Today, Donegal Town is the center of activity for South County Donegal. The town center, known as “The Diamond” is where the Killybegs, Ballyshannon and Ballybofey Roads converge, and it is here that you are likely to meet almost anybody; usually with a smile on their face and a few ready words. Overnight at the Mill Park Hotel

Donegal-Dublin. After breakfast we depart and travel south. We make our way to Enniskillen. This pretty spot has got to be one of the nicest towns in Northern Ireland. It location is set on the shores of Lough Erne. Enniskillen is full of history. The Watergate dates back to the 1600’s. We will also pass by Foothill Park and Coles Monument. Coles Monument is to Cole who was one of Wellingtons Generals at Waterloo. He is Standing looking out towards Florencecourt, his home, and some 10 miles away. The Inniskilling’s Dragoons and Fusiliers fought along-side one another at Waterloo. It was in 1790’s that the Fermanagh Militia was established, to defend against a French Invasion of Ireland. At this time the town grew outside the Island, on what is now known as Old Henry Street. We may stop in Enniskillen and visit the Belleek Pottery, makers of Fine Parian China known the world over since the mid 1800’s. We continue along Lough Erne via County Cavan. There are 12 recorded portal tomb sites in Cavan, mostly in the Burren. Derived from the Irish name ‘Cabhann’, a hollow, Cavan was once part of the ancient kingdom of Breifne. Numerous stone circles and megalithic tombs in the county are remnants of Cavan’s rich archaeological heritage. It is onto Malahide (seven miles from Dublin Airport). Time permitting you can visit Malahide Castle. Malahide Castle is one of the oldest and most historic castles in Ireland. From 1185 until 1975, it was the home of the Talbot family (not included). This was a remarkable tenure by a single family and is one of the longest in Ireland. Bid farewell to the driver guide when we reach Dublin. Overnight Camden Court Hotel.

Dublin. I would suggest a Hop on Hop Off Dublin Bus Pass. You will be sure to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral where writer Jonathan Swift gave his sermons, The G.P.O. on O’Connell Street scene of the 1916 Easter Uprising where the bullet holes remain to this day. Drive through famous Phoenix Park where the Pope said Mass in late 70’s and finally Trinity College to view the 8th century manuscripts, The Book of Kells, still preserved as they were when the Monks produced them all those centuries ago. Overnight Dublin at The Camden Court Hotel.

Dublin Airport. Transfer on own via taxi to nearby Dublin Airport

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