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Belfast, The Antrim Coast & Derry Railway

Belfast, The Antrim Coast & Derry Railway

Steeped in history, tradition, folklore and unique charm, enjoy a true taste of Northern Ireland and discover the unspoilt beauty of this delightful region that has so much to offer.

Enjoy a true taste of Northern Ireland and discover the unspoilt beauty of this delightful region that has so much to offer. Steeped in history, tradition, folklore and unique charm the vibrant city of Belfast with its distinctive landmarks is now revitalised and has joined the ranks of Europe’s most popular visitor destinations. The stunning Antrim Coast Road with its famous Giants Causeway is regarded as one of the finest scenic drives in Ireland and a spectacular train journey to Derry is also included.



The Loughshore Hotel is located at Carrickfergus, a 15 minute drive from Belfast city centre. Facilities include The Red Pepper Restaurant, the Lobby Bar and the new Lough Bar. All bedrooms feature television, Wi-Fi, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.


  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner

  • Three free drinks vouchers per night (selected brands)

  • Guided tour of Belfast

  • Admission to the Titanic Experience

  • Bushmills Distillery tour and tastings

  • Admission to the Giants Causeway

  • Guided walking tour of Derry

  • Train journey from Coleraine to Derry

  • Return Irish Sea crossings

  • Excursions as described

  • Luxury return coach travel

Day One

We travel to Holyhead for our Irish Sea crossing to Dublin Port, then continue north to Carrickfergus where we commence our stay at the Loughshore Hotel.


Day Two

We travel into Belfast for a guided tour of the city sights and famous landmarks followed by a visit to the Titanic Experience, a state-of-the-art visitor attraction telling the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.

B, D

Day Three

Today we head to Coleraine where we board a train for a spectacular journey to Derry, described by Michael Palin as ‘one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world’. The track runs alongside a beach on one side whilst opposite we pass the Downhill Cliffs. On arrival in Derry we meet a guide for a walking tour of the city followed by time at leisure to explore.

B, D

Day Four

Today we take a spectacular drive along the Antrim Coast to reach the Bushmills Distillery, the oldest whiskey producer in Ireland. Enjoy an interesting guided tour followed by a tasting! In the afternoon we visit the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway geological site, an area of interlocking basalt columns formed as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The mystery and stories of the landscape are explained in the award winning Visitor Centre.

B, D

Day Five

We check out and head south to Dublin for our return sailing to Holyhead and home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Beach Rd IRE Bangor, Nelson Pub Beach Road
Bangor, Deiniol Rd IRE Bangor, Old Post Office Bus Stop Deiniol Road
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Gaerwen IRE Gaerwen, Bus Stop Opposite Stermat
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai IRE Llandegai, Bus Stop Opposite Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llangefni IRE Llangefni, Tafarn Y Rhos
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea Ire Rhos on Sea, The Cayley Arms Bus Stop
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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