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A Most Beautiful Train Journey

A Most Beautiful Train Journey

Coleraine - A Most Beautiful Train Journey.

One of the most beautiful train journeys

Explore the diverse Northern Ireland coastline on this tour.  Based in Coleraine, the tour takes in breathtaking scenery and includes a stunning train journey, the fascinating city of Londonderry, the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and a visit with private guided tour of Glenarm Castle.

 

ITINERARY

 

THURSDAY

Depart Leyland at 0930 for the journey Cairnryan and the 1530 ferry to Belfast. Later continue to our

hotel in Coleraine to arrive in time for evening dinner.

 

FRIDAY to SUNDAY

At Leisure in Coleraine with the following excursions

Today we board a train and travel from Coleraine to Derry for a journey that is described by

Michael Palin as being ‘one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world’. The track runs

alongside the sands so we will have spectacular views of one of the most unspoilt beaches in Ireland.

On the opposite side, we pass the maritime cliffs of Downhill and the impressive Binevenagh

Mountain. When we arrive in Derry, we will meet our informative guide for a 2 hour walking tour.

 

We can then have lunch at leisure and enjoy free time to visit the Tower Museum nestled within the

city’s historic walls or the Guildhall. We then board our coach and return to our hotel for dinner.

 

This morning we make our way to one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most beautiful estates,

Glenarm Castle, the ancestral home of the Mc.Donnells, Earls of Antrim. The housekeeper and butler

will take us on a private guided tour of the private home of Lord and Lady Dunluce, giving us an

insight into the fascinating history and life in the castle. We then have time to explore the Walled

Garden, in its incomparable setting by the sea. Today, we experience stunning scenery during our

spectacular drive along the Antrim Coast . We then have free time for lunch at Bushmills. In the

afternoon, we visit the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in

Northern Ireland

 

Full day to Belfast this morning we are joined by a local guide for a 2 hour tour of the City after you

will have free time in the afternoon

 

MONDAY

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for the return journey to Leyland via the 1130 Belfast to

Cairnryan ferry

 

 

 

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Accommodation in en-suite rooms Ï Return ferry Cairnryan –Belfast

Train journey Coleraine - Derry

Services of a local guide in Derry

Admission to and guided tour of Glenarm Castle

Admission to Giants Causeway Visitor Experience

Services of a local guide in Belfast

Excursions as specified

Luxury Coach travel throughout

 

DEPARURE 21St October COST £525 Double room for sole use £71

THE LODGE HOTEL ***3 Star***

www.thelodgehotel.com/

Tel 028 7034 4848

The Lodge Hotel is one of the top hotels on the Causeway Coast, renowned for its hospitality and award-winning food with a premium location in the heart of Coleraine and within walking distance to Coleraine town centre. 

 

Hotel Facilities

 

All bedrooms are en-suite.

TV

Tea and coffee tray.

Hairdryer.

Iron.

Free wi-fi.

 

THE HOTEL HAS A LIFT

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Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed