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Ireland by the Sea

Romantic landscapes and coastal walking.

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  • Half Board

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site of Giants Causeway, a unique geological marvel set along the coast
  • Follow a dramatic Irish coastal route between the picturesque towns of Portstewart and Portrush
  • Discover tranquil walks along the unspoilt coast of the idyllic Rathlin Island
  • Enjoy a tour and tasting at Bushmills Distillery
  • Explore the incredible grounds of the Glenveagh house and gardens
  • Walk within the unique and truly beautiful Ards Forest Park

The trail passes over rolling hills, through emerald woodland and between open meadows filled with sheep, to the rugged dramatic coastal cliffs. Our steps will be accompanied by bird song, the calling of the sheep and Atlantic waves lapping the white sandy shore below. One of the only places where you’ll find complete tranquillity and seclusion. Ireland is a land of history, mystery, and peace.

We stay in two centres’ during our holiday to explore as much as possible without long daily transfers. Our first centre is the small traditional fishing village of Portballintrae located close to Bushmills and just south of Giants Causeway. You’ll step back in time and enjoy a retreat in the little seaside resort with its half-moon beaches and less than 1000 residents. We stay in the modern four-star Bayview Hotel with incredible panoramic ocean views.

Our second centre is the beautiful golden beach village of Marble Hill, close to Dunfanaghy. This haven is popular with lovers of bird watching, water sports and nature. We stay at the four-star elegant Shandon Hotel and Spa with unspoilt scenic coastal views.

Our holiday has a perfect blend of sites, history and coastal walking. We’ll explore the impressive Giants Causeway and follow a route along the dramatic coast between the 'red sails in the sunset' town of Portstewart and the bustling seaside resort of Portrush. We’ll take a boat across to the unspoilt Rathlin Island and walk within the unique and truly beautiful Ards Forest Park. We’ll slow the pace with an enjoyable tour and tasting at the 400-year-old Bushmills Distillery. Come and explore the romantic landscapes of Ireland with us.

  • Return flights to Belfast
  • Airport transfers
  • All local transport costs and entrance fees (excluding Giants Causeway & Carrick a rede rope bridge)
  • Half board accommodation
  • Guided tour and tasting at Bushmills Distillery
  • Entrance into Glenveagh house and gardens
  • Services of a dedicated Adagio leader
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Carrick a rede rope bridge (free of charge for National Trust Members)
  • Giants Causeway Visitor Centre (free of charge for National Trust Members)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

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