Northern Ireland Tours
Despite the country’s small size, Northern Ireland tours are some of the best adventures in Europe. The warm hospitality, long and complex history, and magnificent scenery attract visitors from all over the world. Experience it all for yourself by hiking or cycling on Northern Ireland tours!
Stone Age ruins, historic medieval abbeys, and natural wonders like the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are just some of the many attractions that you can discover exploring this stunning country by foot or bike. Watch for spectacular wildlife while on a road cycling tour of Northern Ireland’s rugged coast or follow in the footsteps of Saint Patrick on a pilgrimage trail through several scenic and historic locations. Visit castles, enjoy the peace of the forest, and kick back in a pub with your new friends. It’s all waiting for you on one of these amazing Northern Ireland tours!
When is the Best Time to Visit Northern Ireland?
The best time to visit Northern Ireland is during the summer months of June to August, as the weather during this time will be warm and dry, although there will still be a good chance of experiencing some summer showers! The only downside to travelling during this window is that it falls within the peak tourist season, so you will likely encounter plenty of other travellers when visiting popular attractions.
For those who want to avoid the crowds, the best time to visit Northern Ireland is during the spring season when the scenery of the countryside is lush and vibrant. Although the spring, autumn, and winter seasons will generally be more wet and cold than the summer, Northern Ireland doesn’t experience weather extremes, which makes it a great travel destination year-round.
Types of Tours in Northern Ireland
There are a number of different types of tours in Northern Ireland that can be experienced depending on availability and seasonality. Read on to find your perfect Northern Ireland tour:
Walking Tours in Northern Ireland
While there are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in on a visit to Northern Ireland, walking is undoubtedly the most popular. Whether you want to stroll through the vibrant green countryside from village to village or traverse the rugged coastal terrain near the Giant’s Causeway, there are plenty of incredible walking tours in Northern Ireland to experience.
Frequently Asked Questions About Northern Ireland
How many days do I need for Northern Ireland?
Northern Ireland is a fairly small country, so we recommend spending about 5 days to experience the highlights. You can also extend your trip to a few weeks in order to cross over into the Republic of Ireland and fully explore the island.
What city to stay in Northern Ireland?
There are a few options to consider when planning your stay in Northern Ireland, with Belfast, Bangor, and Derry being the most popular options for many travellers.
Is Belfast a walkable city?
Belfast is a very walkable city that is relatively flat and has well-maintained walkways, meaning you can easily navigate through the entire city.
What is the number 1 attraction in Northern Ireland?
The number one tourist attraction in Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway, a unique coastal area made up of over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns.
what is the currency of Northern Ireland?
As it is a part of the United Kingdom, the official currency of Northern Ireland is the Pound Sterling.
Northern Ireland Tour Highlights
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, the Giant’s Causeway is a fascinating stretch of shoreline along the north coast of Northern Ireland that is made up of over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Created by a volcanic fissure eruption around 50-60 million years ago, the Giant’s Causeway is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK and the most popular in Northern Ireland, hosting somewhere around 1 million visitors per year.
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5-Day Self-Guided Causeway Coast Hiking Tour
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The Causeway Coast was a central filming location for Game of Thrones – what more needs to be said? This 5-day self-guided hiking tour provides the best of this spectacular region, with some truly amazing formations to explore.
8-Day Self-Guided Causeway Coast Hiking Tour
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Of all the coastal walks in the UK, few can match the sweeping beauty of the Causeway Coast. This 8-day self-guided hiking tour shows off the very best of this rugged region, from idyllic forests to far-flung island cliffs and everything in between.
The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal Tour
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You’re about to hike into the land that time forgot. Shrouded by mist and mystery, the North of Ireland is a rugged and hauntingly beautiful place for your next guided hiking adventure. On this journey, you’ll travel over the Causeway Coastal Route for a visit to the Giant’s Causeway, then continue along the very northern edge of Ireland and into County Donegal.
Family Adventure: Giants, Myths and Legends Tour
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The famous Causeway Coast has been inspiring stories and legends since time immemorial. From C.S. Lewis’ Narnia to the modern TV show Game of Thrones, this iconic Irish locale continues to capture the human imagination. Come take a family adventure in Northern Ireland and explore this area on foot, by kayak, and by boat.
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