History & culture | Self-drive
Belfast, the Giant's Causeway, the Glens of Antrim and Londonderry - the inaugural UK City of Culture - are the highlights of our Northern Ireland self-drive tour. You'll stay in some of Northern Ireland's finest accommodation as you follow one of Europe's most scenic driving routes along the beautiful Causeway Coast.
Day by day itinerary
Arrive in Northern Ireland's capital, collect your hire car at the airport and drive to the Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast, where you'll stay for two nights. A visit to the Titanic Belfast exhibition, opened to great acclaim in 2012, is included and offers the chance to learn about one of the world's best known ships, which was built in the city's shipyards. The rest of the time is free for you to explore this cultural city at leisure.
Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast
Belfast to Ballycastle
A short drive of around 30-minutes or so leads from Belfast into the beautiful Glens of Antrim, where there's the opportunity to walk on forest trails past waterfalls, before continuing along the coastal route to Ballycastle. Alternatively, you might decide to detour inland to Ballymoney, the former home of the motorcycling brothers Joey and Robert Dunlop. While exploring the region you'll stay for two nights at Ballygally Castle, one of Northern Ireland's leading hotels and a delightful retreat to return to at the end of each day.
Stay: Ballygally Castle
Ballycastle to Bushmills
Continue along the coast to the Bushmills Inn, a former coach house converted into a luxurious hotel, close to the famous Giant's Causeway. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for the distinctive basalt rock formations, which legend says were created during a fight between a local giant, Finn McCool, and another giant, across the Irish Sea in Scotland. The excellent visitor centre provides the chance to learn about both the myth and the geological explanation for the Causeway's existence.
Stay: Bushmills Inn, Bushmills
Bushmills to Londonderry
Make your way to the historic walled city of Derry, also known as Londonderry, where you'll spend one night at the Beech Hill Country House. Northern Ireland's second city - the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe
Stay: Beech Hill Country House, Derry
Spend your remaining time exploring more of the city or relaxing at your hotel before driving back to Belfast airport. Return your hire car and catch your flight home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £780 pp. incl. flights
from £880 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary access to UK airport departure lounge
- Return flights between UK and Belfast
- 5 nights accommodation on a B&B basis
- 1 night accommodation at The Bushmills Inn
- 7 days car hire in an Economy vehicle
- Northern Ireland Road map
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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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