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The 3 Day Tour of Northern Ireland

Trip Type: Backpacker Tour
Tour Operator: Paddywagon Tours
Tour Cost: $237
Departs from: Dublin
Duration: 3 days

Tags: $500 or less Tours, 2-3 days, Ireland Tours, Paddywagon, Small Group Tour

The North is quickly becoming a must-see for any traveller arriving in Ireland. This tour enables you to focus on Northern Ireland, the little corner of our Motherland so ever present in World Headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn. Paddywagon will introduce you to local guides and characters and customs of both the Ulster Irish and Ulster British communities.

Your overnight stays will be some of the great memories of your travels. Downtown Belfast is amazing and the glorious Glens of Antrim are an absolute Irish paradise with Bonnie Scotland in full view 12 miles away. You will hike to the famous Rope Bridge (consider crossing at your own risk for a small optional charitable donation to the National Trust, the registered UK charity that maintains the Bridge) and see the eighth wonder of the world, the Giants Causeway, before viewing the formidable Dunluce Castle. Absolutely fantastic photography awaits you on your walking tour of Derry, city walls and scene of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in 1972.

Be seduced by the charm and atmosphere of Derry and Northern Ireland on your overnight stays! With breathtaking scenery, genuine and warm locals, unspoiled landscapes and a living history, ‘Norn Iron’ is a real travellers paradise.

Day: 1 | Location: Dublin - Belfast

Leave Dublin's Paddy Palace at 8am and begin your adventures at Drogheda where youll see the preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (executed 1681) in St. Peters Cathedral. Cross the border at South Armagh. A fascinating evening in Belfast awaits. Paddywagon strongly recommends the world famous Black Taxi tour (optional) to view the Peace wall and political murals.

Day: 2 | Location: Belfast - Historic Derry

A glorious touring day! Cruise the Beautiful North Coast. You'll see the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (seasonal, consider crossing at your own risk for a small optional charitable donation to the National Trust, the registered UK charity that maintains the Bridge), walk the Giants Causeway and take fantastic photos of Dunluce Castle. Overnight in Historic Derry.

Day: 3 | Location: Derry - Dublin

Begin today with an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1601) and the well known Bogside district. You'll take in the town of Omagh, a symbol of hope and reconciliation, as you make your way through central Ulster to Armagh (Irelands ecclesiastical capital). Photo stop at Slane Castle, spiritual home of U2. Arriving back in Dublin by around 6pm.




Fogra/Please note: Paddywagon reserves the right to amend their intineraries without notice in the interests of your enjoyment, safety and/or in extreme circumstances such national strikes, emergencies, days of national mourning, civil unrest (higly unlikely) etc. Itinerary amendments are extremely rare. Please remember that Paddywagon is full of proud young Irish patriots, and they are determined to ensure you love their Motherland as much as they do. Le Meas/With respect

Departs: Paddys Palace, Dublin @ 8am.
Departs Monday and Friday All Year Round.

What's Included

  • All Accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Entrances

Our Office A-Team hold the fort in Downtown Dublin. With great enthusiasm and panache they ensure all administration, tour operations and marketing functions are executed to the high standard we guarantee you.

Today our team has expanded rapidly. We will neither confirm nor deny the tale that Paddywagon Drivers are taken from their parents at the age of 6 and brought to the Isle of Skye in Scotland and trained by the warrior woman Scathach in the art of war-making and social intercourse and then unleashed on the world of Irish tourism (you can decide that during your adventure in Ireland). We will however try to introduce you to some of the present clan below - Irelands finest Tour Guides!
The Paddy’s Palace Team look after our crown jewels - our budget accommodation centres - Paddys Palace Dublin and Paddys Palace Killarney. They have years of experience as travellers and in accommodation management, you are assured of a luxury, clean, safe, relaxed, and thoroughly enjoyable environment.

They are without doubt Ireland’s number 1 team, to be sure, to be sure! The Driver/Guide’s story motto: "Truth on our lips, strength in our limbs and purity in our hearts " Our motto is the actual motto of Na Fianna, The High King of Ireland’s elite bodyguard until the 4th century AD, led by the near legendary Fionn McCool.

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Tour Highlights

  • 100% Irish professional Tour Guide
  • All Accomodation
  • All Entrance Fees
  • All Breakfasts
  • Slane Castle: Rock concerts
  • Battle of the Boyne Battlefields (1690)
  • The preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (1681)
  • Belfast Cab Tour (optional)
  • The green Glens of Antrim
  • Giants Causeway
  • Dunluce Castle photostop: McDonnell fortress
  • Traditional music night in Historic Derry
  • Thrilling Rope Bridge (seasonal)
  • Historic Walking Tour of Derry’s walls (1613)
  • Bloody Sunday Murals

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