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Northern Elegance Chauffeur Tour

Luxury 7 Day/6 Night Private Chauffeur Tours Ireland from $2199.00* per person

This 6 night tour comprises some of Northern Ireland’s finest County Manors and Historic Inns. Visit the legendary Giants Causeway, one of Irelands UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Derry City the only completed walled city in Ireland & and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe. The city was the first UK City of Culture for 2013. Enjoy your last two night at the Newforge Country House in Co.Armagh, a member of Ireland’s Blue Book and a member of the Historic Hotels of Europe.

This tour includes:
1 night at the Galgorm Resort, Co. Antrim – standard room
2 nights at the Bushmills Inn, Co. Antrim – mill hill classic room
2 nights at the Beech Hill Country House, Derry – standard room
1 night at Newforge House, Co. Armagh – standard room
Service of a Private Driver/Guide for 7 Days in a luxury vehicle {Mercedes Viano or similar}
Full Irish Breakfast Daily {6 breakfasts – not included on morning of arrival}
Ireland at a Glimpse Discount Card  – Save up to €500 Euro with Discount Pass & access to 76 of Ireland’s Premier Attractions such as the House of Waterford, Titanic Dock Belfast, Bunratty Castle & much more!
Offices in both Ireland and the USA, offering 24 hour coverage while traveling.
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Touring Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Belfast to Galgorm Resort & Spa, County Antrim

Cead Mile Failte -Welcome to Ireland. Arrive into Belfast Airport where you will be met by your private driver and escorted to your luxury motor vehicle.

Your driver will give you a short orientation tour of Belfast City before traveling north to Galgorm Castle. Belfast is one of Europe’s true renaissance cities. Highlights of the city include the Cathedral Quarter which lies at the heart of the cities social life. Anchoring the Quarter is the Metropolitan Arts Center (MAC) which has electrified the cultural scene and firmly put Belfast on the map. The Titanic Quarter is one of Europe’s most ambitious and dramatic waterfront regeneration projects. At the heart of the quarter is the architecturally impressive Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience. Your journey takes you through nine galleries of this state of the art visitor experience telling the story of the Titanic from her conception in Belfast, through her construction and launch to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. Visit the political Murals, the tradition of the political murals is more than 100 years old and the colorful work of the wall artists from the romantic to the surreal is astonishing.

Travel north to Galgorm Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel & spa for overnight. Galgorm Resort & Spa is set in 163 acres of lush parkland near Northern Ireland’s most renowned scenic attractions and is just 30 minutes from Belfast city centre. Facilities include 75 bedrooms and luxurious suites, designed in a contemporary style whilst keeping the focus on superior quality features associated with a classic country gentleman’s residence.

Day 2: Galgorm Resort & Spa to Bushmills Inn, Co.Antrim

Enjoy a hearty Ulster breakfast at the Galgorm Resort & Spa before traveling along the scenic Antrim Coast to Bushmills. Much of the Antrim Coast and Glens is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An unrivalled seascape, towering cliffs, white sandy beaches, tranquil glens and lush forest parks all unfold as you make your way northwards on the Antrim Coast Road. From Larne to Ballycastle, this is one of the most scenic routes in Europe. You’ll be constantly delighted as you travel around each bend in the road and pretty fishing villages or dramatic headlands come into view. From the magnificent vantage points at Fair Head and Murlough Bay you can enjoy uninterrupted views of Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre, as well as the wild and mysterious island of Rathlin just seven miles off the coast of Ballycastle and accessible daily by boat.

Take the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly clifftop experience. This 30-metre deep and 20-metre wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge traditionally erected by salmon fishermen. If you are bold enough to cross to the rocky island you will be rewarded with fantastic views, just remember you need to walk back!

Arrive in Bushmills and check into Bushmills Inn where you will overnight for the next two nights. The Bushmills Inn was recently awarded the prestigious ‘Best Boutique Hotel in Ireland’ by Golfers Guide to Ireland. The property is situated in an enviable location a stone’s throw from a host of visitor attractions including Royal Portrush Golf Club, Old Bushmills Distillery, The Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle. Roaring peat fires, nooks and crannies and a secret library set the tone. In the bar, still lit by gas light, try a glass of malt from the hotel’s private cask and make sure to sample some of the finest North Antrim produce in the AA Rosette restaurant.

Day 3: Giants’ Causeway and Bushmills Distillery

This morning after breakfast the Bushmills Inn visit the Old Bushmills Distillery. The home of Irish Malt Whiskey, the Old Bushmills Distillery is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world making whiskey since 1608. Single Malt Whiskies such as Bushmills and Black Bush are produced here. Whiskey the “uisce beatha” – water of life in Irish Gaelic has been distilled here at Bushmills since the 13th Century. But it was 1608 when the area was granted an official license by King James I to distil whiskey and has been making the finest Irish Malt Whiskey here for nearly 400 years.

In the afternoon visit The Giant’s Causeway. The Causeway is composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns which jut out to sea between Port Ganny and Port Noffer. Legend has it that the whole Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, so as to travel dry-shod across the sea to Scotland. Generations of guides have embroidered the tale until it is hard to disentangle modern invention from ancient folklore. In fact the Causeway is a product of the volcanic activity, which altered the face of Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and Greenland many millions of years ago.

Overnight again at the Bushmills Inn.

Day 4: Bushmills to Derry

Depart Bushmills and travel along the coast to Derry. Stop and visit Dunluce Castle. Dunluce Castle is located dramatically close to a headland that plunges straight into the sea, along the North Antrim coast, and was the headquarters of the MacDonnell Clan. There is archaeological evidence of a village that surrounded the castle which was destroyed by fire in 1641. The site was also witness to the sinking of a colony ship that broke up on the rocks off Islay in 1857 with the loss of 240 lives.
Constantly fought over, it eventually succumbed to the power of nature, when part of it fell into the sea one stormy night in 1639. It was abandoned shortly afterwards. While there is evidence that parts of the castle date back to the 14th century, the first record of it is from 1513 when it belonged to the MacQuillans.

Your final destination today is Northern Ireland’s second city, Derry. Check into the Beech Hill Country House Hotel for overnight. Derry is the only completely walled city in Ireland. Developed by the City of London in the early 17th century, it was given a charter in 1613 and endowed with a new name – Londonderry. Monastic site, plantation city, thriving cultural center: many and varied are the roles that Derry has played in the rich pageant of Irish history. An ancient city with a youthful, vibrant heart, Derry really is a special place.

Day 5: Derry City Walking Tour (optional)

After a full Ulster breakfast you can enjoy a walking tour of Derry City. (approx 1 hour 30 minutes). Derry City Tours, operated by Martin Mc Crossan and his wife Sharon who both hail from Derry and from different cultural and religious backgrounds, is able to offer a balanced overview of the social, cultural and religious history, past and present, of this beautiful and ancient county. The River Foyle curves picturesquely around the old walled town of Derry, creating a cosy setting which jars horribly with the reality of this city’s recent troubled history. The old centre of Derry is the small walled city on the west bank of the river, with the square called the Diamond at its heart. Barbed-wire barriers detract from the magnificence of the city walls, though also giving resonance to their history. From the top there are good views of the Bogside and its defiant murals and the Free Derry monument

This afternoon you may wish to visit the Tower Museum. The award winning museum contains two permanent exhibitions -An Armada Shipwreck and the Story of Derry, the Armada Shipwreck displays many of the objects recovered from LaTrinidad Valencera and the Story of Derry details the history of the city.

Overnight again at the Beech Hill County House Hotel.

Day 6: Derry to Newforge County House, Co.Armagh

Depart Derry travel south to Omagh, County Tyrone. Here you can stop at the Ulster American Folk Museum in Co. Tyrone. The museum tells the story of emigration from Ulster to America in the 18th & 19th centuries and provides visitors with a “living history” experience on its outdoor site.

Your final destination on the tour is Newforge County House in Magheralin, County Armagh. Newforge House has won numerous awards and is a proud member of Ireland’s Blue Book and Historic Hotels of Europe. The Georgian Country House, built c. 1785, has been handed down for six generations. The property undertook two years of extensive renovations before opening Newforge House to guests in May 2005. In converting the family home the family has undertaken sensitive restoration works to seamlessly blend original period features and antiques with contemporary luxuries and facilities. Six individually designed double bedrooms offer lavish en-suite accommodation, while the cosy drawing room, with comfy sofas, reading chairs, books and an open log fire, is the perfect place to relax. The mature gardens with 40 acres of surrounding grassland provide ample walking for those wishing to work up an appetite before enjoying a seasonal 3-Course dinner.

Day 7: Depart from Belfast

Your driver will drop you to Belfast Airport for your return flight to the US.  Enjoy private chauffeur tours ireland

Slan Abhaile, Safe Home!

2019 PRICING:

Low Season 2019:

$3559.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 2 people traveling}
$2199.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 4 people traveling}
[January 1-February 28 & November 1-December 22, 2019]

High Season 2019:

$3799.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 2 people traveling}
$2339.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 4 people traveling}
[March 1 – October 31, 2019]

*All prices are per person based on double occupancy.

 

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