Are you looking to discover the sights and sounds of Northern Ireland? Well, look no further than our Northern Exposure tour. This package offers you the opportunity to see a wonderful part of Ireland that is often overlooked. Enjoy three nights at unique Castle accommodations. Spend two nights in Belfast - a city filled with lovely gardens and neighborhoods, sublime Victorian homes and buildings. Take in one of the most exciting coastlines in the world: The famous Glens of Antrim, volcanic Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle and the massive sea cliffs at Slieve League all await! Round-off your amazing tour with a cozy & peaceful night at Cabra Castle, in the midst of Cavan's rolling lake country.
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Included Unique Activities
- Entrance to the Award Winning Titanic Experience
- Visit the Famed Giants Causeway
- Entrance to the Stunning Dunluce Castle
Titanic Experience Belfast
1 NightPortmarnock Hotel And Golf Links
Portmarnock Hotel And Golf Links
- Complimentary Internet Access
- Satellite TV
- Sea or Garden View
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Crisp Duvets
- Work Desk
- Seating Area
- 24 Hour Room Service
2 NightsGrand Central Hotel
2 NightsCity Hotel Derry
City Hotel Derry
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Work Desk
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Direct Dial Telephones
2 NightsLough Rynn Castle Hotel
Lough Rynn Castle Hotel
- Complimentary Broadband High-Speed Internet Access
- Interactive TV
- Trouser Press
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Electronic Safe
- Under Floor Heating
1 NightCabra Castle
Cabra Castle is one of the best-known castle hotels in Ireland. Historic features and furnishing preserve the atmosphere of the original castle, its original charm and tradition of a warm welcome to everyone. This makes the hotel the perfect place to retreat from modern living. With stone walls and roll top baths, the residents step back in time and feel themselves at home in the stunning manor. The house is surrounded by 100 acres of parkland and gardens and the Dun a Ri Forest Park giving visitors the perfect place to take relaxing walks and enjoy the fresh Ireland air. With its idyllic location and luxury accommodation Cabra Caste counts to the best luxury hotels in the country. It is the perfect place to stay for anyone wanting to experience the true Irish lifestyle of the former castle inhabitants.
Cabra Castle offers a range of luxury accommodation; from authentic medieval-style castle rooms - complete with four-poster beds - to the more artisan-style accommodations of the Courtyard, featuring old stone walls and delightful views of the walled garden. All 105 bedrooms are individually furnished.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Direct dial telephone
- Satellite TV
The Derby Bar:
The bar not only serves drinks but is known for its light dining menu serving food the whole day. The menu combines Irish and international classics and offers something for all tastes. The Drawing Rooms are also great for some afternoon tea with scones and the Terrace is a great place to enjoy a relaxed drink.
The Courtroom Restaurant:
The restaurant offers fine Irish dining within an elegant and intimate atmosphere and views of the gardens and parkland. The menu includes seasonal and regional meals which has already won awards. It also offers Sunday Roasts with four courses for the whole family.
On the Map: Kingscourt is located in the southeast corner of County Cavan, in the northeast midlands of Ireland. From the main N2 road connecting Monaghan town (to the north) & Dublin (to the south), Kingscourt is accessed via the R165, which intersects with the N2 just south of Ardee town.
Kingscourt is a busy market town. With Cabra Castle hotel and several B&Bs in the locality, visitors to the town are spoiled for choice. Kingscourt's Catholic Church, sitting on a ridge high above the town, displays excellent stained glass windows by the renowned Irish artist Evie Hone, who also provided designs for Eton College Chapel. Visitors can explore Dun a Rí Forest Park or play 9 holes of golf at Cabra Castle Golf Course. Situated one mile from Kingscourt, Dun a Rí Forest Park is a place of beauty. Situated in a tranquil glen, Dun a Rí is home to stoat, hare, mink, rabbit and otter, as well as red and grey squirrel along the banks of the River Cabra, which runs through the park. Take a romantic walk through deep, leafy glades & over old bridges. See marvellous views north to Slieve Gullion in County Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne. Some interesting features in the park include Cromwell's bridge, a wishing well and an ice house. There are four walks of approximately 1.5 -2km in length around the park.
- Rental Car - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes
- 8 Full Irish Breakfasts
Points of Interest
- Explore 5000 year old Newgrange & The Boyne Valley
- Visit Medieval Towns and Ancient Castles
- Enjoy two Nights in Belfast City
- Visit Dunluce Castle and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
- Explore the Giants Causeway, Antrim Coast and Donegal
- Discover Sligo's Yeats' Country & Hidden Waterfalls
Belfast City Hall, County Antrim
Titanic Belfast, County Antrim
Belfast Castle and Cave Hill, County Antrim
Carlingford, County Louth
Glens of Antrim, County Antrim
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim
Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
Dunluce Castle, County Antrim
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"Ireland Vacation"Mar 2, 2020
What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!
"Driving through history"Jan 27, 2020
We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!
"Christmas in Ireland"Jan 8, 2020
We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !
"An epic solo road trip!"Jan 8, 2020
Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.
"Ireland birthday trip"Nov 20, 2019
Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.
"Destination Vacation"Nov 18, 2019
Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!
"Ireland Vacation"Nov 18, 2019
We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!
"Dream Vacation!"Nov 18, 2019
Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)
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