Myths & Legends of Ulster

Experience Ireland through the eyes of its local people

14 Days
4* Family Run Accommodation
29 Meals
21 Activities
Local Onboard Storytelling Guide

Each province of Ireland has its own personality and this is your chance to experience Ulster’s – down-to-earth, humorous, spirited and warm. We know you’ll fall in love with these hospitable, welcoming and wonderful people.

On this tour, you’ll travel to a dazzling selection of world-class visitor attractions, hidden gems, local events and inspiring activities, but you’ll also experience Ulster’s personality through local storytelling, folklore, music and dance… all onboard a luxury mini coach!

You’ll laugh, you’ll sing, you’ll dance, you’ll find your imagination sparking into life, and you’ll enjoy the very best craic on the island!

You’ll also have your own tour director who’ll provide a personalised service throughout the trip and look after you every step of the way. It’s in our nature to go the extra mile, so you can expect excellent service and the very best customer care.

Prices from

Luxury Small Group Tour with

13 nights in 4-star accommodation, with 5-star service
Exclusive Tour Director, Driver, and storytelling Guide
12 excursions with more than 21 included activities and experiences
Exclusive luxury
mini coach
Maximum of 12 people per tour
29
Meals included
No hidden trip
charges

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2 : Belfast
Day 3: Ards Peninsula
Day 4: Belfast Lough
Day 5: Free Day (Optional Tour)
Day 6: Causeway Coastal Route
Day 7: Maiden City - Donegal
Day 8: Fanad Head
Day 9: Inishowen Peninsula - Malin Head
Day 10: Slieve League
Day 11: Belleek - Fermanagh
Day 12: Armagh
Day 13: Ring of Gullion
Day 14: Departure
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Accommodation

13 nights in 4-star luxury hotels and family run boutique hotels

Old Inn Crawfordsburn

The Old Inn is over 400 years old, with thatched roof, open turf fires and ornate furnishings – this cosy Northern Ireland retreat is AA 4 SILVER star (highly commended) and offers 2AA rosette dining. It has been family run for generations and has a welcome as warm as it’s many famous open fires. 

Killeavy Castle

Killeavy Castle is a family-owned hotel that is full of charm and elegant comfort. With clean lines and a fantastic use of space which brings the outdoors indoors. The hotel was designed for guests to be able to fully embrace the sweeping views of the Estate. Every guest room and lounge are sensitively decorated in a soothing contemporary style, with soft greys, burnt oranges and sage greens, that echo the seasonal changes of the surrounding landscape.

Castle Grove Country House

Castle Grove House is a family-run 4 star hotel (Georgian house), which has been proudly transformed by the Sweeny family who have ensured the charm, character, elegance and beauty of the original building have been embraced throughout. The hotel also contains an award winning restaurant which overlooks Lough Swilly and welcomes you into a relaxed atmosphere of comfort and hospitality.

Activities

21 activities and experiences

Armagh Cider Company

Armagh Cider company is run by the Troughton family who have been producing apples for over 100 years in the beautiful orchard county of Armagh. Here visitors can taste their range of cider and juices, while hearing stories of their unique Armagh Bramley Apple, house and company. Visitors will also have the opportunity to wander through their orchards and obtain an insight into the cider making process.

Belleek Pottery
Tour

Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre situated on Lough Erne has been in operation since 1857 making it one of the oldest working Potteries in the world. Their guided tours give visitors the opportunity to experience the production process which has been passed down from generation to generation. Visitors will get to meet the craftspeople involved and have the chance to become one themselves by trying their hand at casting, glazing and painting their own pieces, they’ll even get to smash a few plates in their rejects department.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge swings 100 feet above the Irish Sea connecting the cliffs of the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island. The bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen over 250 years ago, and while the rope bridge has seen many changes since then, Carrick-a-Rede Island is still home to just a single building- a fisherman’s cottage. Visitors to Carrick-a-Rede will not just get to experience the thrill of crossing rope bridge but will also behold some of the greatest views on the Causeway Coast.

Carrickfergus
Castle

Carrickfergus Castle is one of the best-preserved medieval buildings in Northern Ireland. It has been besieged many times throughout history in turn by the Scottish, native Irish, English and French. The castle also played a key role in military strategy up until 1928 as it is situated on the Northern shores of Belfast Lough with then three quarters of the castle’s perimeter surrounded by the water. Today visitors can enjoy tours of the castle and be truly immersed in its’ history and scale.

Crumlin Road
Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol first opened in 1845 was used as a working prison until 1996. Visitors to the Gaol can now take a guided tour and hear the history of this foreboding place from the times when women and children where held within it’s walls through to the times of political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners and finally to why the decision was made for it to be closed. While touring the prison visitors will explore its underground tunnel, sit in the Governor’s chair, view the wings of cells where prisoners were held, and feel the terror of the condemned mans cell and execution cell where seventeen men were hanged.

Derry's Walls Walking Tour

Derry/Londonderry is the last remaining completely walled city in Ireland. Built between 1613-1618 the walls which are approximately 1.5km in circumference form a walkway around the inner city, which provide visitors with outstanding viewing of the layout of the original town which still preserves its Renaissance style street plan in the present day. The four original gates to the Walled City are Bishop’s Gate, Ferryquay Gate, Butcher Gate and Shipquay Gate.

Doagh Famine
Village

Doagh Famine Village takes visitors on a journey through time, showing how families and communities have lived on the margins through the generations, adapting and surviving as the world changed around their local area. Bringing together storytelling and life size exhibits visitors will experience an informative, thought-provoking and at times humorous look at Irish life. Attractions include original thatched Irish cottages (inhabited as recently as the 1980s), an Eviction Scene, Orange Hall, Republican Safe House and Irish Wake House amongst others.

Echlinville
Distillery

Echlinville Distillery has established itself in the whiskey and gin industries due to their uncompromising approach which has led to them winning multiple awards including the Wold Whiskey Awards and the Irish Whiskey Awards. It is situated in the awe-inspiring drumlins of the Ards Peninsula. Visitors at the distillery will have the opportunity to gain real insight into the inner workings, from the barley arriving in the fields, through to the maturation warehouse and finally experiencing a few drams of their exquisite spirits.

Fanad Head Lighthouse Tour

Fanad Head Lighthouse, is located within the Donegal Gaeltacht region of the Fanad Peninsula. Visitors touring the lighthouse will be blown away by the spectacular scenery and have the chance to explore the outstanding natural world surrounding the lighthouse. They will also learn about the role of the lighthouse and how light-keepers live in their visitor centre.

The Giants
Causeway

The Giants Causeway is Northern Irelands most popular tourist destination. There are two stories of how the causeway was created, one involves the eruptions of volcanos and the other a pair of feuding giants, you can decide for yourself which to believe, though we much prefer the tale of Finn McCool and his oh so clever wife Oonagh.

Glencolumbcille
Folk Village

Glencolumbcille Folk Village is a replica thatched cottage village that offers a rare glimpse into life in a coastal village in Ireland in centuries gone by including learning a few phrases of Gaelic. The village contains six thatched cottages with original artefacts that will take visitors through the ages. Situated on the beach, the village hosts stunning views of the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Gobbins
Cliff Path

The Gobbins Cliff Path is made up of spectacular tubular walkways and suspension bridges, caves and tunnels carved through the rock, a staircase dramatical takes visitors to the cliff-top which is over two-mile-long with breath-taking views of the rugged North Coast.

Malin Head, Co. Donegal

Malin Head is the wind-whipped tip of the Wild Atlantic Way with dramatic views, clifftop marvels and a land etched by time since past. Here visitors will hear about the historical significance of the region, the myths and legends including the mythical story of Banba’s Crown.

Marble Arch
Caves

The Marble Arch Caves in the picturesque foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain in County Fermanah is one of Europe’s finest show caves, magical subterranean rivers, winding passages, lofty chambers and an array of delicate cave formations. Enthusiastic guides enhance visitors experience by interpreting the stories of this wonderous cave. Visitors will explore the surroundings of landscape, set within an Area of Special Scientific interest, in the heart of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark.

Navan Centre
& Fort

Navan Centre & Fort – the place where myth and reality meet. Spend the morning learning about the Ulster Cycle of Tales, including the Red Branch Knights and their service to the druid King of Ulster. Let your imagination be inspired through the great tradition of storytelling and become engrossed in the history of the area whilst learning of the great warriors of the region.

The Peace Wall, Belfast

The Peace Wall has divided two communities since 1969, with one side living in the Nationalist Falls area and the other in the Unionist Shankill area. Both sides of the Peace Wall is decorated with murals and artworks depicting the issues, values, heritage and culture of each community, visitors will get the chance to view the Peace Wall and hear stories of the ‘Troubles’ from community representatives from each side of the wall.

The Ring of
Gullion

The Ring of Gullion is an area of outstanding beauty, it is a unique geological landform, unparalleled elsewhere in Ireland or the UK. Its rugged hills form a rampart around the heather-clad Slieve Gullion Mountain, heath, bog and woodland contrast with neat patterned fields and ladder farms, straddling Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Its mysterious reputation arises from its associations with legends and the wider areas rich archaeological heritage. Along these roads, fields, hills and mountains that Cuchulainn and the Red Branch Knights roamed, battled and died.

Slieve League
Cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs is a Signature Point on the Wild Atlantic Way, which is not to be missed. With terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay visitors can walk towards the terrifyingly high top of Sliabh Liag, where the cliff face of Bunglas rises over 600m above the raging ocean.

The Somme Heritage Centre

Somme Heritage Centre opened in 1994, it examines ireland’s role in WW1, particularly cross-community involvement. The Museum houses an extensive collection from the time period, including uniforms, medals, weapons, and personal items which tell the stories of the people who served, fought and also those left behind. The experience is brought to life with audio visual displays and friendly, experienced and knowledgeable guides.

Titanic Experience Belfast

The Titanic Belfast visitor attraction has multiple dimensions, which extends over nine galleries. It's full-scale reconstruction and innovative which takes visitors on an interactive exploration of the Titanic story, seen in a fresh way, From conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. Visitors will journey beyond the aftermath of the sinking to the discovery of the wreck, into present day in the Ocean Exploration Centre.

Whitehead Railway Museum

Whitehead Railway Museum was launched in March 2017 by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. The museum has traditional exhibits, multimedia and interactive displays, allowing visitors to be immersed in the history of the steam train industry in Ireland as well as witness steam trains in action.

Plus many more hidden gems!!

Meals

29 Meals included

12 Breakfasts

6 Lunches

11 Dinners

Maximum of 12 people per tour
Concierge Service
Professionally qualified local Driver
Professionally trained local onboard storytelling guide
VIP executive mini coach
VIP customer service
Airport Transfers included
Porterage included
No hidden trip charges
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A Truly Unforgettable Experience

Enjoy a magical adventure through the land of myths and legends. Discover Ireland’s Ulster region through onboard storytellers, as we take you to our very special hidden gems and global award-winning attractions.

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