Whistlestop of Ireland`s Capitals (by Rail): Dublin & Belfast:
Dublin & Belfast
Experience the quaint pubs, green hills, and capitals of Ireland - Dublin and Belfast. Begin your adventure with a tour of Dublin's numerous attractions, from the Guinness Storehouse to Trinity College and beyond. In Belfast, take a Black Taxi Tour to see the sights of the city and hear about its past. Then, learn the full history of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast Experience, an all-encompassing interactive museum that explores the story of the Titanic in a new light.
3 Nights Dublin
1 Night Belfast
Roundtrip Private Airport Transfers
Dublin Hop-On/Off City Tour
Connoisseur Experience at Guinness Storehouse
Entrance to Titanic Belfast Experience
Black Cab Taxi Tour of Belfast
Roundtrip Rail Tickets
Upon arrival at Dublin Airport, meet your driver in the arrivals hall for the private transfer to your centrally located hotel. After checking in, the remainder of the day is free to rest or explore on your own. End the evening taking in some Irish music sessions in the Temple Bar district.
After a hearty Irish breakfast, take advantage of your Hop on/Hop off City Tour to view some of Dublin's famous sites. Just a few of the many stops include Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Kilmainham Jail, where leaders of several rebellions from the late1700's to 1916 were detained, and in some cases executed, the Guinness Storehouse, General Post Office (site of the 1916 Easter uprising), St. Patrick's Cathedral; burial site of Jonathan Swift, and the Docklands with the Jeanie Johnson Famine ship. Here you'll witness the challenges and get a stark insight of the harsh conditions on board during the Atlantic crossing to America.
Later in the afternoon, make your way to the Guinness Brewery for a self-guided tour and discover all there is to know about the world famous beer. At the Guinness Storehouse you'll learn about the fascinating story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity Bar with a complimentary pint of Guinness. The bar also offers astonishing view of Dublin. Then you'll have the opportunity to explore the rich heritage of their iconic brand through the Connoisseur Experience. This is the ultimate tasting session for the serious Guinness fan. The exclusive luxurious private bar is discretely tucked away in the fourth floor of Guinness Storehouse. An officially trained Guinness Connoisseur takes you on a journey through the tastes, traditions and stories of the four most popular variants of the "black stuff". It's a highly interactive tour where the Guinness Connoisseur will teach the visitor how to pour, taste, savor, and enjoy the Guinness variants.
(Breakfast & Accommodations, Dublin)
After breakfast, take the little more than 2 hour train ride from Connolly Station to Belfast. After checking into your hotel, you'll have a Black Cab Taxi Tour of the city. Your well-versed driver will take you to some of its most popular destinations, while providing interesting details about Belfast's colorful history and sometimes troubled past. Your tour will include the political murals of the Falls and the Shankill roads that tell their own graphic story of what has been called "The Troubles". Along the way there will be plenty of opportunities for taking photos and a chance to sign your name on the world famous "peacewall" that has divided these communities for over 45 years. In addition, you'll also see Crumlin Road Jail and Court House; Victorian buildings that played a major part in the conflict in Ireland for over 160 years. And City Hall, the magnificent Edwardian "wedding cake", built to reflect Belfast's City status, granted by Queen Victoria in 1888.
(Breakfast, Dublin; Accommodations, Belfast)
After breakfast, redeem your Avanti voucher for the Titanic Belfast; the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and must-see attraction in Northern Ireland! The Titanic was perhaps the most famous ship that ever sailed, sinking on her maiden voyage. You'll witness where she was designed and built at Harland and Wolfe shipyard, then stand on the dockside where she was tied up in 1912 before her fateful journey. Visit the nine interactive galleries, drawing together special effects, dark rides, and full-scale reconstructions. After this surreal tour, you'll take the return train to Dublin.
(Breakfast, Belfast; Accommodations, Dublin)
Your driver will meet you for a private transfer to the airport for your return home, or onward to your next Avanti Destination!
** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change