7 Day Crozier - North & West Ireland Small Group Tour

7 Days, 6 Nights 7 Days Starts in Dublin & Ends in Dublin

Tour highlights

Experience the breadth of Irish history from famine to freedom as you sweep down from the land of Giants to the castle of pirates. Your driver will weave through tales of modern conflict in Belfast & Derry to ancient Celtic beliefs of the true Gaelic communities of the wild west coast of Ireland.

The Crozier tour is named after Northern Ireland born explorer, Francis Crozier. Crozier was a major figure in the exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic regions during the middle of the 19th century and was a central figure in the three great endeavors of the age – navigating the North West Passage, reaching the North Pole and mapping the unknown Antarctic. Like Crozier, you’ll be navigating your way through the varied terrain of the Antrim coast with fellow like-minded travelers.

Itinerary

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Dublin to Belfast

Failte! Welcome, your tour begins as you leave the capital of Ireland, Dublin City, and make your way into the majestic Northern Ireland and Belfast. There you will have free time to do whatever you like to. Choose from many excellent activities such as the Black Taxi Tour, a 3-hour historical walking tour, or Belfast bike tour. In the evening be sure to visit the quirky bars of the Cathedral Quarter and the beautiful murals on the walls of the alleyways.

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Antrim Coast & Ballintoy

This morning, you will visit the world-famous attraction - the Titanic Museum. This museum extends over nine galleries, telling the Titanic story in an interactive, fresh and insightful way.

From Belfast, the tour will be moving on to the breathtaking Antrim coast. The Antrim coast road has been compared to the Great Ocean Road in Australia and California and you will see why. En Route, the tour will take in famous Game of Thrones locations and the stunning Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, where you can sway Indiana Jones’ style over the choppy Atlantic Ocean below. This will be followed by an amazing hike along the Causeway Coastal route, from Ballintoy Harbor to White Park Bay, with stunning views of Bengore Head to the North West and Rathlin Island to the North East.

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Giants Causeway & Antrim Coast

After a ‘wee’ photo stop at ‘The Dark Hedges’ this morning, you will hike along the North’s top tourist attraction - The Giant's Causeway. The Giant’s Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, this is the focal point of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that has been attracting visitors for centuries.

You will hop back on the bus for a short drive for a guided tour of Ireland's oldest working distillery, Bushmills. After a few well-earned tastings, you will travel along the coast to the historic Portrush.

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Portrush to Donegal

Today, you will head back to the Republic of Ireland, to Donegal, but before that, you will be taken on an award-winning guided tour of Derry City. The tour has been described by many as possibly the Best Walking Tour on the Island of Ireland. Afterwards, you will cross the border to Donegal and travel up the foothill of a mountain, known as An Grianan Aileach, an ancient stone fort with breathtaking views from the top.

Onward then, to explore Glenveagh National park by bike or by foot. The park is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of County Donegal.

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Donegal to Westport

This morning, you will walk along Europe’s highest sea cliffs, Slieve league. From the highest point on the cliffs, it’s a staggering 609m (1,998 feet) drop into the swirling Atlantic Ocean below. Afterwards, you will travel through the wilds of Northwest Mayo and stand at the edge of the world at Downpatrick Head. You will be arriving at Westport town in the early evening.

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Westport

You will have a free day to fully explore everything on offer. Westport is a great place to spend an entire day, no matter what your past-time of choice is. Most visitors want to either cycle the Great Western Greenway or climb Croagh Patrick. Other activities include fishing, golf, horse riding and many water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and RIB tours, all of which are just minutes away from Westport. Afterwards, there is a selection of leisure centers and spas to relax and unwind in before hitting the town for some food and nightlife.

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Westport to Dublin

After a morning spent exploring the brightly colored streets of Westport, you will make your way back over the river Shannon to the east of Ireland. Your tour ends when you arrive to the Boyne Valley for The Kings boat tour along River Boyne in a 'currach' - an ancient Irish small sized boat that has been featured many times in the popular "Game of Thrones" TV series. In the evening, it’s time to head back to the city of Dublin, where your Irish Adventure ends. Irish Experience Tours hope you have enjoyed your time spent with them!

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What's included

CROZIER TOUR INCLUSIONS:

All transport: Travel around Ireland in comfortable mid-sized coaches.

Departure: 8:30am in Dublin - 166 Parnell St., Rotunda, Dublin 1

Experienced tour guide: Expect entertaining commentary, insights into local secrets, and extra support from your tour guide.

Accommodation: 

9 nights in quad share accommodation in a variety of quality backpacker hostels & wilderness lodges. Upgrades to private twin and single rooms are available.

OR

9 nights in a twin share accommodation in a variety of classic B&Bs and hotels. Upgrades to private twin/double and single rooms are available.

Meals: 6 breakfasts.

Top rated activities:

  • Visit Titanic Musem Belfast
  • Black Taxi Tour of Belfast Suburbs (optional extra)
  • Whiskey tasting tour of Bushmills Distillery
  • Pleasant walk along the Antrim coast & Slieve League Cliffs
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Glenveagh National Park Donegal
  • Derry City Walking Tour
  • Biking along the Great Western Greenway
  • Boyne Boat Tour

What’s not included?

Any optional extra activities above and not specified as included in the itinerary. These can be booked via your guide, often at an exclusive Irish Experience special price!


WHAT TO BRING:

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, sunhat and sunscreen, rain jacket/trousers, warm fleece, hat and gloves, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.


Please note:

  • All rates are in EURO, per person, and are subject to change.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small daypack.

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