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    Deluxe AdventureGiants, Myths & Legends


    Deposit From: €725€725
    Region: Northern Ireland – Giants Causeway & Belfast
    Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

    Next Departure: 1st - 7th Jan 2001
    Accommodation: Deluxe

    Grading: Your Own Pace

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      Trip Overview

      Created by: Darragh Devaney


      Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway Coast, the inspiration for C.S. Lewis’ Narnia, TV series Game of Thrones and countless Irish tales of giants, magical beasts, kings and queens, is an ideal region to discover as a family.

      Rated the top region to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, explore the Causeway Coast and Belfast on this fully-guided Giant’s Causeway family expedition by land and sea. Search for puffins on an island retreat, climb steep cliffside paths, hike to the mythic Giant’s Causeway and learn about those who built the Titanic.

      On this fully-guided deluxe grade Giant’s Causeway family adventure, explore the myths of Northern Ireland from the Giant of the Causeway to mythical Narnia’s Dunluce Castle while staying in comfortable and family-friendly accommodations along the Causeway Coast and on an island retreat. Taste hearty local dishes, tap your foot to traditional Irish music, and have an adventure fit for the whole family.

      This itinerary is designed to suit children 8-15 years old. Please note depending on factors such as weather and the height of the child, some activities may be restricted. This is a guided private departure and therefore the activities can be tailored to the needs and abilities of you and your children. This trip may be taken any time during the year (choose the dates best for your family), though keep in mind some of the activities may be modified in winter, especially water sports.

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      Day 1 – Legendary Castles of Inspiration Read Less

      Day 1

      Legendary Castles of Inspiration

      Meeting in Belfast, travel north to the imaginary land of Narnia – or, at any rate, the dramatic ruins of Dunluce Castle that was C. S. Lewis’s inspiration for the royal castle of Cair Paravel in The Chronicles of Narnia. More recently, Dunluce Castle served as Pyke and the Iron Isles on the hit TV series Game of Thrones. Exploring its spectacular clifftop setting, get your inspiration going as you hear tales of battles, ghosts, and magic that haunt the ruins.

      Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

      Day 2 – Causeway Canoe Expedition Read Less

      Day 2

      Causeway Canoe Expedition

      On your first day of real adventure, you’ll explore the magical Causeway Coast on a full-day kayak expedition. Brilliant for the whole family, the kayaks allow everyone to have an outdoor adventure together. Your expedition will be tailored to suit everyone depending on ability, weather and tides. We’ll enjoy a tasty seaside picnic while admiring the dramatic coast. In Bushmills, visit the 400-year-old home of the ‘Water or Life’ or ‘Uisce Beatha’ in Irish – the iconic Bushmills Whiskey. Enjoy soft drinks for the kids and a whiskey-tasting experience for the adults before retiring to your comfortable hotel in time for dinner.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 3 – Hike the Giant's Causeway Read Less

      Day 3

      Hike the Giant's Causeway

      As the Irish myth goes, the Giant’s Causeway was built by mythological giants. Today, your Giant’s Causeway family adventure continues with a clifftop hike to the Giant’s Causeway, where we learn the fascinating folklore behind the giants who lent their name to the unique geological formation. With the wind in your hair, enjoy lunch at a quaint harbour made famous by the Game of Thrones series. Ahoy mate, all aboard – you’ll set sail to our island retreat! Encapsulating Ireland in miniature, these windswept Irish islands are the perfect places to find the Ireland of your romantic imaginings.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

      Day 4 – Island Retreat on Rathlin Island Read Less

      Day 4

      Island Retreat on Rathlin Island

      Awake to the smell of salt in the air, the crash of waves and the sound of birds – the perfect introduction to Rathlin Island. Intertwined with the legend of Robert the Bruce and the spider, it was here that the famous Scottish king rehashed his battle strategy. The only inhabited island off the Causeway Coast, Rathlin is home to Northern Ireland’s largest seabird colony – including plenty of the iconic and loveable puffin. From April to July, puffins and other seabirds jostle for space on the sea stacks. To meet our feathered friends, we’ll visit the seabird centre to do some birdwatching. We’ll also explore the unique ‘upside down’ lighthouse.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

      Day 5 – The Cliffside Gobbins Path Read Less

      Day 5

      The Cliffside Gobbins Path

      Today, we tackle one of the most dramatic hikes in Europe, the Gobbins Path. Originally opened in 1902, it was later abandoned in the 1960s until its rebirth in 2015. The Gobbins Path* experience takes us along a narrow path hugging the dramatic cliff face, across spectacular bridges amid the swirling waves of the North Channel. We traverse hidden tunnels under the Irish Sea, climb rugged staircases carved into the cliff face, and duck into caves once home to smugglers and privateers. This is an exhilarating but strenuous adventure, so some family members might want to enjoy a more gentle coastal hike exploring Islandmagee with your guide.

      *For the Goblin’s Path, please note that there is a minimum height 3’9” (1.2 metres).

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 6 – Belfast & the Titanic Read Less

      Day 6

      Belfast & the Titanic

      As the RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, an intriguing interactive visitor centre has been built in its honour. This award-winning experience will bring alive the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who created her. This afternoon, we’ll enjoy a celebratory high tea with all the trimmings in the decadent marbled surroundings of The Merchant Hotel. Once the magnificent headquarters of the Ulster Bank, today you can sip your tea under the largest chandelier in Ireland surrounded by 19th-century elegance, where you’ll bid farewell to your trip guide.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 7 – Departure Read Less

      Day 7

      Departure

      This morning, say goodbye to this fascinating corner of Northern Ireland. Your Belfast hotel can assist you in booking a taxi to the train station or airport on departure.

      Meals Included: Breakfast

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      Make This Trip Private

      Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your preferred departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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      Trip Details

      Accommodation Read More

      This is a deluxe standard trip. On your family adventure, our trip designers have hand-picked Deluxe accommodations that are recognised for their cosiness, luxury and comfort each night, as well as their excellent location, service and comfort.

      Evening meals will be taken either in a local town, which offers a good choice of restaurants to suit every taste, or perhaps in a different location depending on the day’s activity.

      Representative pricing for this trip is based on a family of two adults and two children under 12 years old sharing one deluxe family room. The exact final cost and rooming configuration will depend on your family’s specific needs as well as hotel room availability at the time of booking. Your adventure consultant will discuss your preferred rooming set-up and available options with you.

      Meals Read More

      Each morning, enjoy a homemade breakfast of your choice at your accommodation. Lunch will be taken in cafes or a Wilderness Picnic along your route. Throughout the day, your guide will provide water and tasty, Irish snacks. Some evening meals are included as stated in the itinerary. On all other evenings, your Wilderness Guide can provide expert recommendations or you can dine in at your lodging.

      Inclusions Read More
      • 6 nights accommodation in hand-picked deluxe grade hotels and guesthouses
      • Most meals, incl. all breakfasts and most lunches and dinners, as marked on the itinerary
      • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide/driver from day 1 to 6
      • All transport throughout the trip, aside from taxi transfer (if required) on the final day
      • Activities as stated in the itinerary, incl. paddling, Titanic Experience, boat trips, and other entries stated in the itinerary
      • This trip includes all accommodation, guiding, most travel, as well as most meals. It does not include drinks or gratuity for your Wilderness Guides.
      Grading Read More

      At Your Own Pace

      With your own private guide, activities can be tailored to meet your family’s needs, preferences and expectations, and therefore this trip can be enjoyed at your own family’s pace.

      Travel - Arrival and Departure Read More

      Depending on your travel plans, you will be met by your Wilderness Ireland Guide either at Belfast Airport, Dublin Airport, or Belfast Lanyon Place Railway Station on Day 1 of your trip.

      You will be dropped off at Belfast Airport or Belfast Train Station on the last day of your trip in time for regular connections to Dublin if required.

      For advice on getting to from and around Ireland, please visit our travel advice here.

      Speak to an Expert

      Darragh Devaney

      One of our team members, Darragh is Wilderness Ireland’s Operations Manager. As the team’s resident bike expert, Darragh has helped research, design and even guide nearly all of Wilderness Ireland’s bike trips. When not in the office, Darragh can usually be found exploring a little-known corner of Ireland on two wheels or camping in the countryside with his family.

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      At Your Own Pace

      With your own private guide, activities can be tailored to meet your family’s needs, preferences and expectations, and therefore this trip can be enjoyed at your own family’s pace.

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      Trip Reviews

      Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 review(s) of Deluxe Family Adventure – Giants, Myths & Legends

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      Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

      That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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      Tammy Salway

      Reviewed on 04/09/2023

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: Canada
      Trip Date: 19/08/2023
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      We were unable to do the kayaking as originally planned due to blue-green algae being present along the Causeway Coast. The Wilderness Ireland team found an adventure center as an alternative and our kids really enjoyed it. We also did a couple of walks that were not on the agenda that added to our trip. We walked beyond the Giants Causeway along the trail to Dunseverick Castle and it was an easy walk for our family (kids 12 and 14) and so beautiful. We also walked from the Manor House to Rue Point Lighthouse on Rathlin Island. This was fantastic despite the rain. We were the only people on the beach and had the chance to observe >50 seals lying about on the rocks.

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