A day of travel and exploration today, as you set off from your hotel by private coach heading north away from the city, taking the gorgeous winding route along the coast of County Antrim. With photo stops along the way, you’ll pass sweeping Whitebay, take in the villages of Cushendun and Cushendall, and the town of Ballycastle on the way to one of the island’s most famous sights, the Giant’s Causeway. There’s plenty of time to linger here, or even to clamber on the basalt columns for the more intrepid, perhaps feeling a little of the prehistoric atmosphere that pervades this magical location. In the afternoon, allow your luggage to go ahead by road while you travel on one of the UK’s most scenic railways which hugs the coastline between Coleraine and Derry-Londonderry. Check in to your hotel and take dinner at leisure, before meeting later in the evening at one of Derry’s most famous pubs for a creamy pint and a live session of traditional Irish music.
Your Accommodation in Derry-Londonderry
Derry has certainly undergone a dramatic metamorphosis in the 21st century. Indeed, the city had no hotel to speak of until 2001, but now the city attracts ever more eager visitors. You’ll stay at a popular four-star hotel on the banks of the River Foyle, just a five-minute walk from the city walls. Friendly staff here are only too keen to make sure your stay is a memorable one, each more proud than the next that guests now flock to their hometown.