"The craggy coastlines, glowering mountains and ancient loughs of Northern Ireland are fertile ground for myths and legends."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Northern Ireland

The craggy coastlines, glowering mountains and ancient loughs of Northern Ireland are fertile ground for myths and legends, so it’s no wonder this lush corner of the British Isles has featured heavily as a filming location for ‘Game of Thrones’. A troubled recent history has given way to optimism and urban renewal since the Good Friday Agreement, and tourism in Northern Ireland is booming. Distances are short, which means that it’s easy to pack in all the sights, and travel across the border into the Republic remains seamless and hassle-free.

A visit to Belfast is vital to understanding the history of the Troubles, and a glut of new cultural venues have revitalised the place in recent years. Meanwhile Northern Ireland’s second city, Derry, continues to benefit from its stint as UK City of Culture in 2013. Outside of the big cities you’ll find a landscape of granite mountains, green fields and sparkling loughs, speckled with sleepy villages and pretty little towns. Top highlights on the coast include the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle and the seals and seabirds of Rathlin Island.



Touring Highlights in Northern Ireland

  • Belfast suffered terribly during the Troubles, and the murals and divided neighbourhoods linger on, but the city has been rejuvenated in recent years by developments such as the Titanic Belfast museum and the spruced up waterfront.
  • The black basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway constitute Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction, and you can learn more about this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site at the excellent visitor’s centre.
  • Derry (Londonderry) sits within remarkably well-preserved 17th century walls, and enjoyed significant investment as UK City of Culture in 2013, with projects including the Peace Bridge and the redeveloped riverfront.
  • Lough Erne is the jewel of County Fermanagh, a wonderfully watery landscape scattered with islands, ancient religious sites and planters’ castles. Popular activities here include fishing, watersports and cruising the channels between the islands.
  • The granite peaks of the Mourne Mountains dominate the landscape south of Belfast, and offer fantastic hiking and climbing during the summer months. To the east lies tranquil Strangford Lough, an important habitat for migrating birds.

Tour Types in Northern Ireland


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4 Nights

Walking the Antrim Coast

Walk along the Antrim Way which explores one of the most beautifuil sections of Ireland's northern coast.

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Starts:Cushendall
Ends:Bushmills
Group Size:12- 18
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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6 Nights

Castles & Causeways: A Journey to Northern Ireland 2022

Captivating nature, centuries of enthralling history and an abundance of rural charm - the island of Ireland has so much to offer those lucky enough to visit. Join us on this immersive tour and experience local hospitality, intriguing legends, grand castles and long-standing traditions - from County Dublin to the coast and back again.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:Dublin
Ends:Dublin
Group Size:6- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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15 Nights

Britain & Ireland 2021

Is this trip for me? DIVERSE. FUN. SURPRISING
1. England. 2. The Republic of Ireland. 3. Northern Ireland. 4. Scotland. 5. Wales.
Five INCREDIBLE nations all crammed into one teeny corner of the planet. And guess what? Each one is filled to the brim with its own unique cultures, languages, accents, foods and facts. Meaning? You'll need to enlist the help of a pro to make sense of it all. Lucky for you, we've got a few of 'em on hand. Ready for it?

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Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 24
Operator:Topdeck

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15 Nights

Winter Britain & Ireland 2021-22

Is this trip for me? DIVERSE. EXCITING. CHARMING.
1. England. 2. The Republic of Ireland. 3. Northern Ireland. 4. Scotland. 5. Wales.
Five INCREDIBLE nations all crammed into one teeny corner of the planet. And guess what? Each one is filled to the brim with its own unique cultures, languages, accents, foods and facts. Meaning? You'll need to enlist the help of a pro to make sense of it all. Lucky for you, we've got a few of 'em on hand. Ready to experience this OG Britain & Ireland trip in all its winter-y glory? We thought so.

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Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 24
Operator:Topdeck

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7 Nights

Unspoilt Ring of Kerry Self-Guided Cycling

Cycle a quieter mix of inland and coastal routes close to the famous Ring of Kerry

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Starts:Killarney
Ends:Killarney
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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7 Nights

Self-Guided Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney National Park

Explore the fantastic views of the unspoilt landscapes of Ireland's Kerry Way.

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Starts:Killarney
Ends:Killarney
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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12 Nights

Scotland and Ireland

Welcome to the ultimate Scottish and Irish adventure, where you'll find warm locals, trendy cities and breathtaking scenery everywhere you turn. On this trip you'll see highlands bagpipes & whisky go head to head with Irish folk songs & Guinness: it's impossible to choose a favourite, which is why you need to do them both. And with heaps of eye-widening travel inclusions like Blarney Castle and a cruise around Loch Ness, there's no better way than this 13-day journey, starting in Edinburgh and finishing off in Dublin.

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Starts:Edinburgh
Ends:Dublin
Operator:Contiki

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-250.00

15 Nights

The Best of Ireland featuring the Wild Atlantic Way

It’s time to experience the beauty and culture of Ireland, passed down through generations and reborn in the modern era. See Dublin from a different perspective during a walking tour with a guide who was formerly affected by homelessness. Cruise through the streets of Belfast in a vintage taxicab, pausing at poignant murals and the Peace Wall. Explore the rugged landscape of Glenveagh National Park. Be enchanted by traditional Irish stories told by a local seanchaí. Make the most of a day on your own in Galway to experience all this lively city has to offer. Savor a homemade lunch during your visit to an organic apple orchard. Discover a rocky isle of rolling green hills, music-filled pubs, and a storied past.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £48pp
Starts:Ireland
Ends:Northern Ireland
Difficulty:3
Operator:Collette

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9 Nights

Shrines of Ireland

Connect with your faith on a poignant journey to Ireland’s holy shrines and famous sites. Tour the 11th-century St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin with a local guide. Visit the medieval Down Cathedral, burial place of Ireland’s patron saint. Explore Kylemore Abbey, founded by nuns fleeing Belgium in World War I. Cruise along the base of the stunning Cliffs of Moher. From the famed Book of Kells to the Marian Shrine of Knock, discover the most revered highlights of the Emerald Isle.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £30pp
Starts:Ireland
Ends:Northern Ireland
Difficulty:2
Operator:Collette

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-100.00

13 Nights

Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland

Experience Ireland in all its vibrant shades as you travel from the lively city of Dublin to the untamed natural beauty of Northern Ireland. Explore Dublin with a local guide. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Marvel at the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy tea and scones on a traditional family farm. Tour the walled city of Derry. Stand on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Uncover the legend of the Titanic at Belfast’s famed Titanic Experience. From breathtaking nature and stunning coasts to a captivating culture and friendly locals – this is Ireland.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £46pp
Starts:Ireland
Ends:Northern Ireland
Difficulty:2
Operator:Collette

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-250.00

9 Nights

Shrines of Ireland

Connect with your faith on a poignant journey to Ireland’s holy shrines and famous sites. Tour the 11th-century St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin with a local guide. Visit the medieval Down Cathedral, burial place of Ireland’s patron saint. Explore Kylemore Abbey, founded by nuns fleeing Belgium in World War I. Cruise along the base of the stunning Cliffs of Moher. From the famed Book of Kells to the Marian Shrine of Knock, discover the most revered highlights of the Emerald Isle.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £24pp
Starts:Ireland
Ends:Northern Ireland
Difficulty:2
Operator:Collette

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13 Nights

Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland

Experience Ireland in all its vibrant shades as you travel from the lively city of Dublin to the untamed natural beauty of Northern Ireland. Explore Dublin with a local guide. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Marvel at the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy tea and scones on a traditional family farm. Tour the walled city of Derry. Stand on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Uncover the legend of the Titanic at Belfast’s famed Titanic Experience. From breathtaking nature and stunning coasts to a captivating culture and friendly locals – this is Ireland.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £49pp
Starts:Ireland
Ends:Northern Ireland
Difficulty:2
Operator:Collette

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-100.00

13 Nights

Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland

Experience Ireland in all its vibrant shades as you travel from the lively city of Dublin to the untamed natural beauty of Northern Ireland. Explore Dublin with a local guide. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Marvel at the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy tea and scones on a traditional family farm. Tour the walled city of Derry. Stand on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Uncover the legend of the Titanic at Belfast’s famed Titanic Experience. From breathtaking nature and stunning coasts to a captivating culture and friendly locals – this is Ireland.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £40pp
Starts:Ireland
Ends:Northern Ireland
Difficulty:2
Operator:Collette

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15 Nights

Great Britain and Ireland

Cross the Irish sea, explore historic cities shrouded in folklore and mystery, gawp at Ireland's breathtaking landscapes and appreciate a culture of cool from as far back as the Beatles. Through London, York, Glasgow, Liverpool, Dublin and more, this 16-day tour of Britain and Ireland includes entrance into awe-inspiring attractions aplenty, including puckering up for the Blarney stone, cruising across Loch Ness and enjoying your very own Magical Mystery tour. It'll be love at first London site.

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Starts:London
Ends:London
Operator:Contiki

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7 Nights

Ireland

Think you know about Ireland? Our 8-day trip offers the full Irish travel experience. Visiting historical Galway, gazing out from the Cliffs of Moher, puckering up for the Blarney stone and taste-testing Guinness come as standard; but exploring the Jameson's Distillery & seeing the UNESCO World Heritage site of the jaw-dropping Giant's Causeway? Well, now we're talking.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £22pp
Starts:Dublin
Ends:Dublin
Operator:Contiki

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8 Nights

Irish Discovery - 2023

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Difficulty:Active pace
Operator:Cosmos

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-200.00

13 Nights

Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland

Experience Ireland in all its vibrant shades as you travel from the lively city of Dublin to the untamed natural beauty of Northern Ireland. Explore Dublin with a local guide. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Marvel at the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy tea and scones on a traditional family farm. Tour the walled city of Derry. Stand on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Uncover the legend of the Titanic at Belfast’s famed Titanic Experience. From breathtaking nature and stunning coasts to a captivating culture and friendly locals – this is Ireland.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £43pp
Starts:Ireland
Ends:Northern Ireland
Difficulty:2
Operator:Collette

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12 Nights

Essential Britain & Ireland with Paris - 2022

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Difficulty:None
Operator:Cosmos

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12 Nights

Essential Britain & Ireland with Paris - 2021

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Difficulty:None
Operator:Cosmos

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11 Nights

Highlights of Ireland & Scotland - 2021

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Difficulty:Active pace
Operator:Cosmos

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