Tours of Ireland

Saints & Spirits
Day Tour

If only every day could be a Saints & Spirits Day. You’ll reach out and touch the past, your emotions, and your senses too. This day is like an awakening, or a period of reflection where you will learn new things about Ireland and about yourself. It’s a time to step back from the rush of everyday life and explore the mystical, the moving and the inspired. As well as a journey by road, this is a journey inward.

You’ll spend the day in the company of local people – your local driver, your local guide and local storytellers. Think of them as your family for the day. Between them, they’ll help you experience our history through their eyes. You’ll understand how we think and discover how our sense of humour works. You’ll also feel the sense of warmth and welcome that we’re known for.

The places you’ll visit on this tour are moving, intriguing and stirring: the celestial heights of Saint Patrick’s life, the poignancy of The Somme, brisk winds as we cross Strangford Lough by ferry, the authentic craft of a local gin-maker and the complex fragrance of their artisan spirits. Plus, we’ll take you to some magical hidden gems only the locals know about. This is a day you’ll remember forever.

Luxury Small Group Tour with:

  • Maximum of 15 people per tour
  • Dedicated and experienced local driver
  • Dedicated and knowledgeable local storytelling guide
  • Executive transport
  • Belfast City Hall / Belfast city centre Hotel pickups 
  • Private guided tour of the Somme Heritage Centre
  • Private Tour & Tipple at The Echlinville Distillery
  • Private guided tour of Saint Patrick’s Trail
  • Ferry crossing between Portaferry and Strangford

STG£90  per person

A day of wonder & wisdom

Get right to the heart of the people of Ulster. Learn our history, hear our legends and do it all in the company of local people – your driver, your guide and your onboard storyteller. This immersive tour will provide incredible insight into what makes the us tick.

Lots of Exciting Activities
+ precious hidden gems!

We’ll pick you up at Belfast City Hall, or from your hotel if it’s in Belfast city centre, and you’ll be personally welcomed aboard a luxury coach and looked after by a local guide. Sit back and settle in for your Saints & Spirits Tour as your experienced local driver steers you through the lushly rolling Northern Ireland countryside.

This will be a day of emotion, spirituality and beauty, threaded through with good old-fashioned Irish craic. It’s a time to get in touch with your soul and experience an emotional journey in the company of warm and welcoming local people.

First stop is the Somme Heritage Centre where you’ll hear powerful stories of heroism and sacrifice.

Next, we’ll travel to Downpatrick Cathedral, where Saint Patrick is believed to be buried. You’ll be amazed by Saint Patrick’s links to Ulster – it’s here he tended sheep as a slave, and where he built his first church. You’ll hear plenty more stories and uncover the history of the area while you’re here.

Then we’ll hop aboard the ferry to cross the remarkable and beautiful Strangford Lough. Believed to have been named by the Vikings, the Lough is home to over 2000 species of marine animals. Internationally important flocks of wildfowl and wading birds converge on the shores in winter. 

After stopping for a light lunch at a local eatery, we’ll finish at Echlinville Distillery, hidden away among the drumlins of the Ards Peninsula. Here you’ll enjoy a Taste & Tipple and a chance to try the unique spirits they craft here.  

This is a day full of very special moments, a day to treasure forever.

How are we Different?

  • Maximum of 15 people per tour
  • Belfast City Hall / Belfast city centre Hotel pickups 
  • Private, guided tour of Somme Heritage Centre
  • Private, Tour and Tipple at The Echlinville Distillery
  • Private, guided tour of St. Patrick’s Trail
  • Ferry crossing between Portaferry and Strangford
  • Professionally trained local onboard storytelling guide
  • Professionally qualified local Driver
  • VIP executive mini coach
  • VIP customer service
  • No hidden trip charges
  • Lunch at the Saltwater Brig (not included in price)