Belfast boasts grand architecture alongside stunning attractions and we include a guided tour of this lively port city. Afterwards, perhaps visit the incredible Titanic Experience where you can re-live the story of this tragic liner through nine galleries of special effects, full scale reconstructions, dark rides and interactive zones. Out and about, we discover the Giant’s Causeway, a breathtaking landscape of spectacular cliffs that has inspired artists and captured the imagination of all who view it. On another day we learn about the life and work of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney at his HomePlace attraction.
Day One. We journey to Cairnryan for our ferry to Ireland then onwards to the Chimney Corner Hotel for our four night stay.
Day Two. We marvel at the unique rock formations and rugged symmetry of the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most awesome spectacles in the world. Perhaps view the exhibits at the visitor centre and enjoy a cuppa in the café.
Day Three. Our treat today is a journey through the life and literature of a great poet and Nobel Laureate at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace. Here you can discover the captivating exhibition which interprets Seamus Heaney’s work then view his personal artefacts and family photographs whilst listening to recordings including the voice of the poet himself reading his own words.
Day Four. Look forward to a guided tour of amazing Belfast taking in landmarks such as the Albert Clock, Crumlin Road Jail, Titanic Dock, HMS Caroline, CS Lewis Square, Cathedral Quarter, Customs House, City Hall, Grand Opera House, St Patrick’s Church, Stormont Estate and the political murals. Afterwards, perhaps explore the Titanic Experience.
Day Five. After breakfast, we head for our ferry home.
This great value hotel is located in Newtownabbey and has a comfortable guest lounge as well as a pretty garden with outdoor seating. Bedrooms are cosy and well equipped.