Post Conference Tours

OPTION 1 - DUBLIN DAY TOUR

Price Per Person - £79 per person

Includes: Transport, Guinness Storehouse Tour, 2 Course Lunch at The Brazen head and visit to Newgrange.

 

Please note all tours are subject to a minimum of 20 delegate participation. Delegates may be asked to switch tours if numbers are not sufficient for each tour. In the event of insufficient numbers, the tour may be cancelled and the delegate refunded.

 

Depart Belfast ( Hilton Hotel ) @ 7.30am

Arrive Guinness Storehouse @ 10.00am

Depart Guinness Storehouse for lunch at The Brazen Head 12.30pm

Depart The Brazen Head for Newgrange @ 2.00pm

Arrive Newgrange @ 3.00pm

Depart Newgrange @ 5.00pm

Arrive Hilton Hotel Belfast @ 7.00pm

Guinness Storehouse Tour

 

Located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's most popular tourist attraction. It's the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to everyone’s Irish adventure.

 

The journey begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors filled with interactive experiences that fuse our long brewing heritage with Ireland's rich history.

Lunch at The Brazen Head

The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub, dating back to 1198. While it is unclear how much of the original 11th century coach house is still intact, there is a palpable sense of history within these timeworn walls. If you are looking for the true Irish pub experience then the Brazen Head Pub should be your first port of call.

 

The pub has managed to retain the charm and characteristics of it's past and in particular it's patrons, who have included such literaries as James Joyce, Brendan Behan and Jonathan Swift as well as such revolutionaries as Robert Emmet, Wolfe Tone, Daniel O'Connell and Michael Collins. Today the patrons still include some famous faces, including some very famous musicians like Van Morrison, Hothouse Flowers, Mary Black and Garth Brooks. Take some time to absorb the pictures and scrolls covering the walls. There is a palpable sense of history within these timeworn walls.

Newgrange

Newgrange is a Stone Age (Neolithic) monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, it is the jewel in the crown of Ireland's Ancient East. Newgrange was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Newgrange is a large circular mound 85 meters (93 yards) in diameter and 13.5 meters (15 yards) high with a 19 meter (21 yard) stone passageway and chambers inside. The mound is ringed by 97 large kerbstones, some of which are engraved with symbols called megalithic art.

 

Newgrange was built by a farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley. Knowth and Dowth are similar mounds that together with Newgrange have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 

Archaeologists classified Newgrange as a passage tomb, however Newgrange is now recognised to be much more than a passage tomb. Ancient Temple is a more fitting classification, a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of prestige and worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest.

OPTION 2 - FERMANAGH DAY TOUR

Price Per Person - £79 per person

Includes: Transport, Marble Arch Tour, Lunch at Westville Hotel & Visit to Brehon Brewhouse

 

Please note all tours are subject to a minimum of 20 delegate participation. Delegates may be asked to switch tours if numbers are not sufficient for each tour. In the event of insufficient numbers, the tour may be cancelled and the delegate refunded.

 

Depart Belfast ( Hilton Hotel ) @ 7.45am

Arrive Marble Arch Caves, Enniskillen @ 10.00am

Depart Marble Arch Caves for lunch at The Westville Hotel 12.00pm

Arrive The Westville Hotel @ 12.30pm

Depart for Enniskillen Castle and Lake Drive @ 2.00pm

Depart Enniskillen @ 5.00pm

Arrive Hilton Hotel Belfast @ 7.00pm

Marble Arch Caves 

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of the finest show caves in Europe.  Visitors to the Marble Arch Caves can experience a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around.  Tour groups depart the visitor centre throughout the day, in the care of one of the enthusiastic and interesting tour guides.  The tour consists of a short walk down through the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve; a relaxing 10 minute underground boat journey; and a pleasant stroll of approximately 1.5km through the showcave.  There are a few sets of steps within the showcave system and 150 steps to exit the cave.  The tour guide will pause along the way to give a fun, interesting, and educational commentary suitable for all age groups to engage with and enjoy.

 

The guided tour lasts 75 minutes, however, in the event of heavy or persistent rain the length of tour may be changed to reflect water levels inside the cave.

Lunch at The Westville Hotel, Enniskillen

A place to enjoy a beer with friends, a cocktail before dinner or a whisky by the fire, the WV bar serves a deliciously unfussy bar menu all through the day. With live music on weekends and an impressive wine and cocktail list, the WV bar is a favourite with locals and new and returning guests alike.

Enniskillen Castle and Lake Drive

Enniskillen Castle is situated in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It was originally built in the 16th century and now houses the Fermanagh County Museum and the regimental museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Guests can visit the museums and take in a tour of the castle and the history behind this fortress.

Fermanagh is famous for its beautiful lakes. Following your visit to the castle, sit back and enjoy a drive along the lakeshore where your transport will stop along the way to take in the breath taking scenery that is all part of the beautiful lakes of Fermanagh.

OPTION 3 - GIANTS CAUSEWAY AND BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY

Price Per Person - £ 69 per person

Includes: Transport, Giants Causeway tour, Lunch at the Causeway Hotel

Minimum: 20 pax

 

Please note all tours are subject to a minimum of 20 delegate participation. Delegates may be asked to switch tours if numbers are not sufficient for each tour. In the event of insufficient numbers, the tour may be cancelled and the delegate refunded.

 

Depart Belfast ( Hilton Hotel ) @ 8.30am

Arrive Giants Causeway  @ 10.00am

Lunch at The Causeway Hotel 12.30pm

Depart for Bushmills Distillery @ 2.00pm

Arrive Bushmills Distillery @ 2.15pm

Depart Bushmills via Antrim Coastal Drive @ 3.15pm

Arrive Hilton Hotel Belfast @ 6.00pm

The Giants Causeway

Here you can speak with the local people, watch the audio visual on the history of the Causeway and visit the gift shop. Experience the causeway’s 40,000 stone columns, mostly hexagonal, formed millions of years ago with the cooling of molten lava. In addition to their sheer number, what makes the columns so fascinating is their uniformity. It is as if the columns were carved by human hands, or perhaps truly by a giant. Exploring the cobblestone-like paths, it will be easy to see why Giant’s Causeway is a World Heritage Site, a National Site and a National Nature Reserve.

Bushmills Distillery

Following lunch at the Causeway Hotel, visit the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you’ll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland. A place where family and friends have worked for generations, in a small Northern Irish village that for over 400 years has kept to the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey. Visitors will get a chance to sample the taste of Bushmills whiskey before their onward return journey via the beautiful Antrim coastal route arriving back in Belfast.