Self-Drive of Ireland - The Northern Way Tour

Fall in love on a 7 Day Northern Ireland self-drive experience. Roam the hills of Donegal, hug the Antrim Coastline on your way to discover the rich history, heritage and culture of Northern Ireland.

This unique self-drive experience to Ireland is powered by our bespoke app. Paddy the Pocket Pilot has hours of information pre-loaded about Ireland’s most famous sites and off the beaten track locations. Learn Gaelic on the go and have 24/7 access to a professional guide via the app.

The app connects to google maps with all your destinations pre-loaded so all you need to do is show up and drive! Passes for activities and experiences throughout the tour will be at your fingertips through the app.

All the freedom of a self-drive road trip safe in the knowledge that Paddy the Pocket Pilot is on hand whenever you need him!

per adult from

$14,096

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Accommodation
    • Car Rental - Comprehensive Insurance
    • Bespoke Paddy the Pocket Pilot App - 24/7 Support on Tour
    • Most Activities, Experiences and Entries to National Parks
    • Detailed Itineraries
    • Entry/Admission - Bru na Boinne
    • Entry/Admission - Titanic Belfast
    • Entry/Admission - Crumlin Road Gaol
    • Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
    • Entry/Admission - Glenveagh National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Grianan Of Aileach
    • Entry/Admission - Slieve League
    • Entry/Admission - Donegal Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
    • Entry/Admission - Croagh Patrick
    What's excluded :
    • Some optional activities and entrance fees that cannot be prepaid.

  • Day 1: Dublin to Belfast

    Stop At: Bru na Boinne, Stalleen Road, Donore Ireland
    It’s time to start your Northern Way road trip. Leave the capital city behind and make your way northwards to the most famous megalithic tomb in Ireland – Newgrange.

    This self-drive tour of Ireland begins with an adventure to  the magical stone age passage tomb at Newgrange, richly decorated by megalithic art. It is said that Newgrange predates the Pyramids in Egypt by 600 years! Spend some time learning from your guide about the archaeology, mythology and astronomy of this special landmark.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Titanic Belfast, Queen's Road 1 Olympic Way, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP Northern Ireland
    Your next port of call is the Titanic Experience – voted the world’s leading tourist attraction in 2016. All you need to know about the construction, the passengers and fate of this doomed luxury liner will be revealed during your visit.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Newry, Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed on the border of Northern Ireland.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 2: A Day in Belfast

    Stop At: Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    This morning begins with a 9am Black Cab or Bike tour of Belfast City. Our friends will pick you up at your hotel and bring you on tour. These are the best ways to see the real Belfast and get an awesome insight into the history and modern times in Northern Ireland’s largest city. Let our local friends be your guides.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Crumlin Road Gaol, Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST Northern Ireland
    This afternoon visit Stormont Parliament, Crumlin Gael or if you are a Game of Thrones fan take an afternoon trip around the filming locations. St Georges market is a treat if your tour falls Friday to Sunday.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ballynahatty, Belfast BT8 8WB, UK
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in Belfast.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 3: Giant's Causeway & Derry

    Stop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, 119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS Northern Ireland
    Begin your day with a scenic drive. The  Causeway Coastal Route  is a breath-taking journey along the north coast. Before taking the Causeway Coastal Route, you will visit Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

    While crossing  Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge  you will feel the exhilaration of the air beneath your feet while the anticipation builds.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU Northern Ireland
    The  Giant’s Causeway is one of the most anticipated stops and will not disappoint.

    The short drive from Carrick-a-Rede will bring you to one of the most celebrated, natural sites on the island of Ireland. Enjoy a guided or self-guided tour and explore the path to the ancient rock formations. Take a refreshing hike between the bridge and the Giants causeway. Prepare yourself for entertaining stories about the giant, Finn McCool.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Ballintoy Harbour, Harbour Rd, Ballintoy BT54 6NA Northern Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be a treat for Game of Thrones fans.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.


    Day 4: Derry - Glenveagh National Park, Donegal

    Stop At: Derry, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
    Before travelling deep into the wilds of Donegal let one of our favourite tour guides lead you through the streets of Derry to help you understand the struggles of our past and the long road it has taken to current peaceful times we now enjoy in Northern Ireland. This is a historical walking tour not to be missed.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Glenveagh National Park, R251 Ireland
    Perched in the Donegal mountains, Glenveagh castle, gardens and park has so much to offer. The 16,000 hectares of the park includes the Derryveagh mountains, the Poisoned Glen which boasts hills and trails to follow for the afternoon. There are challenging routes for you to enjoy and more relaxed trails to take at your leisure. Why not try the cycle route?
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Grianan Of Aileach, Inishowen Peninsula Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in the heart of Donegal.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 5: Slieve League - Donegal

    Stop At: Slieve League Cliffs Near Teelin, Carrick Ireland
    You will venture further into the Wild North West today! You will travel south towards Donegal Town we highly recommend you drive over the Glengesh Pass, make a stop at Assaranca Waterfall and the fabulous Maghera Beach and Caves.

    Discover the truly breath-taking cliffs of Slieve League, standing at roughly 600 meters. Although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher they stand three times as high and even more magnificent. Choose to hike along the cliffs or find your favourite view for some jealousy inducing photos.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Donegal Castle, Castle Street, Donegal Town Ireland
    This afternoon is a guided tour of the  restored Donegal Castle – home of the wealthy and powerful O’ Donnell Clan.  
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kilcar, Kilcar, County Donegal
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in the Kilcar region near Killybegs.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.


    Day 6: Sligo - Westport

    Stop At: Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Carrowmore Visitor Centre, Sligo F91 E638 Ireland
    Be inspired as you travel south through county Sligo. Your first stop at Glencar Waterfall is 50ft high and is situated at Glencar Lough beneath the Benbulbin mountain and served as an inspiration to the William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.

    The waterfall is impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk.

    Your next stop takes you to Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. Carrowmore is a large group of megalithic monuments on the Cúil Irra peninsula near Sligo, Ireland. They were built in the 4th millennium BCE, during the Neolithic era. There are thirty surviving tombs, placing Carrowmore among the largest and oldest complexes of megalithic tombs in Ireland.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Croagh Patrick, Murrisk Ireland
    Challenge yourself  to  climb Ireland’s holiest mountain . Croagh Patrick  is 764 meters high and is a rewarding hike for the experienced and novice alike. At its peak, you will be rewarded with a  breath-taking, panoramic view of the 365 islands of Clew Bay.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sligo, Sligo, County Sligo, Western Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed as you arrive into Sligo.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.


    Day 7: Westport - Dublin

    Stop At: Westport, Westport, County Mayo, Western Ireland
    Have a relaxing morning wandering in and out of Westport’s quirky shops and be treated to a walking tour of the town. Westport has been voted Ireland’s best place to live and it won’t take you too long to discover why.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Knockanour, Co. Mayo, Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed before you leave the wilds of County Mayo.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin
    It is now time to turn off your engine, dry your tears and to sit back and soak up all that you have experienced over the last 7 days. If you have any time left before leaving the Emerald Isle we will give you plenty of amazing recommendations for things to do, eat and entertain you in Dublin’s fair city.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.
  • Departure Point :
    Corballis, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Overland Ireland LTD

Activity ID: V-18519P13

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