Castles, Causeways & Cascading Waterfalls

AU$12,559

per person
 
Duration: 22 Nights
Destination: Dublin, Ireland
Region: Europe
Deal Code: PAXUC4O

 

 

Description

Captivating nature, centuries of enthralling history and an abundance of rural charm - the island of Ireland has so much to offer those lucky enough to visit. Join this immersive tour and experience local hospitality, intriguing legends, grand castles and long-standing traditions - from County Dublin to the coast and back again.

Your voyage onboard Azamara Quest allows you to experience a world of towering glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and deep mountain valleys. Get ready for adventures over rolling green hills in Vik, past sparkling crystalline glaciers in Eidfjord and plenty of time to take in Langfoss Waterfall, which CNN rates as one of the most majestic in the world.


Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight from Sydney to Dublin, returning from Amsterdam
  • 7 day Castles & Causeways guided holiday with Back-Roads Touring, Dublin return
  • Includes 6 nights in hand-picked accommodation, 9 meals, premium transport, experienced guide + more
  • 2 nights accommodation in Dublin
  • 14 night Norway Intensive cruise onboard Azamara Quest, Dublin to Amsterdam
  • Includes select standard drinks, international beers & wines, bottled water, soft drinks, gratuities, self-service laundry + more
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Port charges, prepaid gratuities onboard Azamara Quest & airline taxes

Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options

**Package departure date is 16 July 2022


Castles & Causeways: Journey to Northern Ireland

Tour Highlights:

  • Set foot on the basalt columns of the legendary Giant's Causeway
  • Uncover the stories behind the infamous journey of the Titanic in Belfast
  • Receive a fascinating insight into the Irish Emigration to the New World at Ulster American Folk Park

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 - County Dublin

The County of Dublin is where we’ll begin our journey around the captivating Emerald Isle. Meet us at the hotel and get to know your like-minded travel companions over a delicious welcome meal. Here’s to the grand adventure ahead! Accommodation: Grand Hotel Malahide (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - County Dublin – Belfast

After breakfast, we’ll board the mini-coach and set a course for Belfast – stopping along the way to admire one of Ireland’s grand castles. Upon arrival in Northern Ireland’s capital, we’ll pay a visit to the Titanic Museum and discover the personal stories surrounding the infamous ship’s fateful journey. After a history-filled day, just a taste of what’s to come, the evening will be yours to explore Belfast at your leisure. Accommodation: Titanic Hotel Belfast (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Belfast

You don’t have to delve deep into Northern Ireland’s past to see its influences on contemporary culture – and this morning’s Black Cab tour of Belfast’s street art and political murals will serve as proof. After enjoying some free time for lunch, it’s time to explore 150 years of history held within the walls of Crumlin Road Gaol. We’ll finish our day back at the hotel in Belfast, where we’ll have some free time to spend at our leisure. Accommodation: Titanic Hotel Belfast (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Belfast – Giant’s Causeway – Derry/Londonderry

Today it's out of the city and onwards to the spectacular North Irish Coast. Our first captivating stop will be the otherworldly Giant's Causeway, with its intriguing interlocking basalt columns. We'll enjoy some free time to marvel at the impressive structures - before continuing on to Derry/Londonderry. Tonight, we'll reconvene for a hearty included dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - Derry/Londonderry

Today we've a whole day to spend getting to know Derry/Londonderry a little bit better - starting with a morning walking tour of the 17th-century Derry Walls and their murals. Did you know that Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland? After visiting the Museum of Free Derry, the city will be yours to explore as you please. From a variety of fascinating museums to the Dickensian-style Craft Village, you won't be short of things to do!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Derry/Londonderry – County Cavan

First stop today: Ulster American Folk Park. Here, we’ll follow the lives of those who bravely left the thatched cottages of Ulster behind to journey across the Atlantic and start a life in the New World. This afternoon it’s back on the road, as we set our sights on charming County Cavan – where a delicious farewell meal with the group awaits. Accommodation: Cabra Castle (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 - County Cavan – County Dublin

Today, we’ll enjoy the journey back to Dublin – taking in sweeping views of the surrounding countryside along the way. There’s a visit to a local whiskey distillery on the cards, before we say our goodbyes upon arriving back in County Dublin.

Meals: Breakfast


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

25 Jul 22

Dublin, Ireland - EMBARK

 

5.30 pm

26 Jul 22

At Sea

-

-

27 Jul 22

Lerwick, Scotland

8.00 am

5.00 pm

28 Jul 22

Alesund, Norway

1.00 pm

10.00 pm

29 Jul 22

Olden, Norway

8.00 am

6.00 pm

30 Jul 22

Vik, Norway

8.00 am

6.00 pm

31 Jul 22

Eidfjord, Norway

8.00 am

6.00 pm

01 Aug 22

Rosendal, Norway

8.00 am

10.00 pm

02 Aug 22

Stavanger, Norway

8.00 am

8.00 pm

03 Aug 22

Kristiansand, Norway

8.00 am

8.00 pm

04 Aug 22

Oslo, Norway

8.00 am

Overnight

05 Aug 22

Oslo, Norway

 

6.00 pm

06 Aug 22

At Sea

-

-

07 Aug 22

Amsterdam, Netherlands

8.00 am

Overnight

08 Aug 22

Amsterdam, Netherlands - DISEMBARK

 

 


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