Belfast,Giants Causeway & Antrim Coast 5Days-Adair
Ballymena is a town in County Antrim, and the eighth largest in Northern Ireland. It is part of the Borough of Mid and East Antrim. The town is built on land given to the Adair family by King Charles I in 1626, on the basis that the town holds two annual fairs and a free Saturday market. Our base is located in the centre of Ballymena only a 5 minute walk from the Bus and Train Station. We are close to all local amenities, shops, local business and Leisure facilities. These include Cinema, Peoples Park, Ecos Centre and Seven Towers Leisure Centre.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel - Holyhead to Dublin (Adair Hotel)
We'll travel out with Stena from Holyhead to Dublin on the afternoon sailing and make our way straight to the Adair Arms Hotel situated in the centre of the bustling town of Ballymena./n
Day 2 - Full Day - Belfast tour, Titanic tour, and Free time to explore
In the morning, we’ll discover the terrible icy end of the tragic Titanic on a visit to the legendary Harland and Wolff shipyard, now a remembrance museum and monument to the maritime heritage of the city. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the highlights of Belfast at leisure to explore the rich history, world class museums and learn about how the Peace Process came about. We’ll return to the hotel for some live music in the evening./n
Day 3 - Full Day - Bushmills Distillery and Giants causeway
We’ll start the day off with a tour of the quaint whitewashed Bushmills Distillery for a fun guided tour to see how the best Irish whiskey is made before travelling on a short journey along the coast to see stunning Giant’s Causeway where around 40,000 basalt blocks tumble down from the cliffs into the deep Atlantic Ocean. We’ll finish the day at Ballintoy Harbour, this beautiful quaint fishing harbour is shielded on nearly all sides. We’ll return to the hotel where you’ll discover the authentic way to make Irish Coffee under expert tuition and then the chance to sample it yourself./n
Day 4 - Full Day - Mountains of Mourne, St Patrick Centre, Cathedral of Down to Dublin
We’ll start our guided tour at Downpatrick and the last resting place of St Patrick, St Brigid and St Colmcille at the medieval Cathedral of Down before delving into Irish myth and legend at the Saint Patrick Centre. We’ll move on to Newcastle for some shopping and a stroll along the Promenade where you can view the beautiful Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to meet the sea before continuing southwards to explore the romantic and naturally magnificent Mourne area to complete this breathtakingly scenic day. We then make our way to our overnight stop in Dublin./n
Day 5 - Return journey - Dublin -Holyhead
In the morning we’ll start our return journey from Dublin taking the ferry to Holyhead with breakfast on board. /n
Adair Arms Hotel
An historic hotel offering modern convehiences, the Adair Arms was originally built for Sir Robert Adair by Charles Lanyon, whose work can be found in many prestigious Irish buildings. The hotel’s renowned kitchen crafts tradtitional and modern dishes from the wide range of loacally produced ingredients. All guest rooms are en-suite and include TV, hairdryer, iron & board and direct dial telephone.