Antrim Coast & A Beautiful Train Journey 2021

Explore the breathtaking Northern Ireland coastline from our hotel in Coleraine. Taking in stunning scenery, our tour includes a spectacular train journey, the fascinating city of Derry, the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and elegant Glenarm Castle.


Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 ‘The Most Beautiful Train Journey’
Today, we enjoy a train journey described by Michael Palin as being ‘one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world’. En route from Coleraine to Derry, the track runs alongside the sands of one of the most unspoilt beaches in Ireland, whilst on the opposite side of the track, we pass the cliffs of Downhill and the impressive Binevenagh Mountain. On arrival in Derry, we enjoy a fascinating 2 hour part step on guide and walking tour “unlocking the walled City” as we discover tails of 400 years from past to present of the city. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 3 Bushmills Distillery & Giant’s Causeway
This morning we experience stunning scenery during our drive along the Antrim Coast to the Old Bushmills Distillery. Here we enjoy a guided tour and tasting (please note, there are numerous steps and stairs). We have free time for lunch before we continue to the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway and its award-winning Visitor Centre, where we can learn about the mystery of this unique landscape. With dramatic cliffs and crashing waves it is easy to fall under the spell of this legendary place. There is a shuttle bus available for the less mobile to gain easy access to the stones.

Day 4 Glenarm Castle & the Antrim Coast Road
This morning, we visit one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most beautiful estates, Glenarm Castle. We explore the beautiful walled garden in its incomparable setting by the sea (guided tours of the castle can also be arranged - entrance to the castle is by request only and additional costs apply) before we return to our hotel along the spectacular Antrim coast.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

The Lodge Hotel

Coleraine, Londonderry
AAA+ Family Run Hotel
This 3 star family run hotel is located on the edge of Coleraine, offering a personal touch and an excellent base from which to tour the Causeway. Each of the 56 spacious bedrooms are comfortable and traditional in style. Please note, the majority of the bedrooms are located in a building that is slightly separate from the main building, but there is covered access. Guests dine in one of the three restaurants (very popular with the locals) which serve excellent food. There is also a traditional bar and lounge and the hotel also offers the services of a beauty salon and hairdressers. · Ground floor rooms · Lift · Bar · Restaurant · Tea/coffee in room · Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

The Lodge Hotel

Coleraine, Londonderry
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £329pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £71

• Return ferry crossing Cairnryan - Belfast
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on 1 night
• Food/drink demonstration on 1 afternoon
• Train from Coleraine - Derry (one way)
• 2 hour guided tour of Derry (part stepon/walking)
• Guided tour & tasting at Bushmills Distillery
• Entrance to the Giant’s Causeway
• Entrance to Glenarm Castle walled garden
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£329 for 5 days

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