Tours of Ireland – Six Counties Craft and Culture

We have developed a new tour of Iteland for clients !!!

SIX COUNTIES’ CRAFTS AND CULTURE

 

DAY 1  BELFAST

 

  • Pick up from Belfast International Airport
  • Drop at hotel (whichever one you think) and have lunch
  • Coach tour of Belfast covering history, politics, culture, crafts.

DAY 2  COUNTY ANTRIM

 

  • Coast Road via Carrickfergus to take in the Antrim Coast and Glens
  • The Steensons Jewellery Workshops at Glenarm
  • Lunch at Royal Court Hotel, Portrush
  • Bushmills Distillery for whiskey making
  • Dunluce Castle
  • Bushmills Inn Hotel for overnight stop

DAY 3  COUNTY LONDONDERRY

 

  • Derry / Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013
  • City Walking Tour on the walls (pick up a local guide and German guide can translate)
  • Lunch (perhaps the Exchange Restaurant and Wine Bar beside the Guildhall)
  • Bogside Tour covering murals, museum and politics (pick up a local guide and German guide can translate)
  • Shopping at Craft Village, Shipquay Street
  • Everglades Hotel, Prehen, overnight

DAY 4  COUNTY TYRONE

 

  • Beaghmore Stones for a fascinating glimpse of Ireland’s Bronze Age past
  • Coalisland to visit Island Turf Craft Shop and Visitors’ Centre
  • Lunch at the Linen Green, Moygashel where time can also be given for shopping at the designer fashion and craft shops and visiting the Moygashel Linen Visitors Centre
  • The Argory National Trust property at the Moy
  • Corick Country House Hotel for overnight

DAY 5  COUNTY FERMANAGH

 

  • Belleek Pottery
  • Lunch at the Lough Erne Golf Resort
  • Shopping at Enniskillen’s Buttermarket Craft Village
  • Visit Castlecoole National Trust Property
  • Killyhevlin Hotel overnight

DAY 6  COUNTY ARMAGH

 

  • Armagh City walking tour (pick up a local guide and the German guide can translate)
  • Lunch
  • Armagh Glass Studio, Drumanmore Road
  • Navan Fort
  • Armagh City Hotel overnight

DAY 7  COUNTY DOWN

 

  • Via Newry to Rostrevor for scenic drive through Mourne Mountains
  • Lunch at Buck’s Head Inn, Dundrum
  • Via Downpatrick to Strangford and Strangford Ferry to Portaferry.
  • Greyabbey for local antique shops OR Mountstewart House and Gardens (National Trust)
  • Hillsborough Guset House OR Belfast Hotel overnight

DAY 8 DEPART FOR HOME

Our Ireland tours are always a little bit special !!!!!