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Northern Highlights Guided Tour - The Best of Northern Ireland from Belfast

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    Stop At: Belfast City Sightseeing, Belfast BT2 7BA Northern Ireland

    Take a tour of the highlights of Belfast including its majestic City Hall, the grandeur of the Stormont Estate, the University Quarter and the wonderful maritime history of the Titanic Quarter.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Carrickfergus Castle, Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG Northern Ireland

    One of the oldest and largest intact Norman Castles in Ireland, it has sat on the shores of Belfast Lough since 1177. Stop to take photos of this majestic building

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Glenarm Castle, 2 Castle Lane, Glenarm BT44 0BQ Northern Ireland

    Get up close with one of the few remaining Irish castles still lived in by the same family for hundreds of years. Sadly, as it is a private home, we cannot visit, but our tour will uniquely take you to an amazing vantage point above Glenarm to view this Gothic masterpiece in all its glory.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Carnlough Library Library Carnlough Library 36 Harbour Road, Carnlough BT44 0EU Northern Ireland

    A stopover in Carnlough will reward you with views of its beautiful limestone harbour, its railway bridges, the hotel once owned by the Churchill family and of course your first Game of Thrones location of the tour.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Glenariff Forest Park, Glenarrife Rd Northern Ireland

    Travel through the Queen of the Nine Glens of Antrim - an inspiration for Narnia in the CS Lewis novels - and home to the tumbling waterfalls and ancient woodlands of Glenariff Forest Park.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cushendall Local Information Office, 25 Mill Street, Cushendall BT44 0RR Northern Ireland

    Before we visit Cushendall we take a stop at Agnew's Field and marvel at the sheer scale of Glenariff Glen and the ruins of the ancient Redbay Castle. The village itself has at its heart the 'Curfew Tower' and the magnificent murals celebrating the Irish game of Hurling.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Cushendun Village, Glenmona House, 10 Glendun Rd, Ballymena BT44 0PH Northern Ireland

    This pretty seaside village is a conservation area in the ownership of the National Trust. Admire its half-slated homes in the Scottish style and the sculpture of Johann the goat and the story of his tragic end.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Torr Head, Torr Road, Ballycastle BT54 6RQ Northern Ireland

    The Torr Head Scenic Route curves its way across the high cliffs of the Antrim Coast, with amazing sea views and the Scottish coast just 12 miles distant. Admire deep green inlets and otherworldly rock formations before reaching the astonishing Murlough Bay.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Murlough Bay and Fair Head, Nr Ballycastle, Ballycastle Northern Ireland

    This amazing bay is accessed by a narrow road that winds its way from the limestone cliffs that feature as the Stormlands in Game of Thrones, to the rocky shoreline with its limestone and basalt rock features, battered year-round by North Atlantic Ocean.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ballycastle Harbour, 14 Bayview Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BT Northern Ireland

    We will stop at this celebrated seaside resort for lunch (depending on season) at the award-winning Marconi Bar and Bistro with its famous seafood dishes - Ballycastle being the first place to send and receive wireless radio signals by Marconi's team - then head along the coast to Kinbane.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kinbane Castle, Ballycastle Northern Ireland

    The ruins of Kinbane Castle sit on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, overlooking the churning waters of the Straits of Moyle, Rathlin Island and the Scottish Islands. Marvel at the tumbling waterfall and the sea caves far below the coastal path.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, 119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS Northern Ireland

    View the Rope Bridge from above from Portareevy Lookout Point and enjoy a panoramic view of the coastline and views across to Scotland.

    Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU Northern Ireland

    The Giant's Causeway is the most visited natural attraction in Ireland and is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. With its astonishing collection of over 40,000 basalt columns, it is one of the must-see natural wonders on this spectacular coastline.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Road Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY Northern Ireland

    Nearly 250 years in construction, the clifftop location of Dunluce Castle has attracted artists and photographers for years. One of the most impressive castle ruins in Ireland, this stop will appeal to your inner artist.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    This is the best way to see Northern Ireland. Fergal gave us a private tour for two in a comfortable Mercedes sedan. He is an experienced guide who has been in the tourism business for decades. He provided us with great cultural and political insight...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KevinB2780
    frugalculture, Owner at InSite Tours Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Hello Kevin and Erica, I'm apologising for making a comment so late after your amazing review. I've been busy of course guys but I am so grateful that you both enjoyed your day out with me in my cosy car (comfortable sedan) and that you...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Me and mum had the best day with Fergal. He showed us more of Ireland than we expected, we saw beautiful coast lines, the causeway, beautiful waterfall, some game of thrones sites, whilst hearing interesting and fun facts from our ‘insider guide’. We were never...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank victoria b
    Reviewed June 29, 2019

    Had a wonderful time on this tour. Fergal was very good company, a mine of information. He took us to some peaceful out of the way places, with fantastic scenery.Would highly recommend this tour. Thanks again Fergal for a lovely day!More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Brian-and-Sylvia8931
    frugalculture, Owner at InSite Tours Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    I am so delighted that you had such a good time with me on my favourite trip, appreciating the beauty and reality of my amazing part of Ireland. Sorry that I took so long to respond to your wonderful words, but I've been delightedly showing...More

    Reviewed June 14, 2019

    Our family of 3 really had the best tour ever with Fergal. He patiently showed us all the great highlights of Northern Ireland with very interesting commentary. Plenty of photo op stops. And the icing on the cake was the Game of Thrones shooting sites...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 135a
    FergalPK, Owner at InSite Tours Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

    Hi again Jude and thanks for leaving such an amazing review of your recent experience on our Northern Highlights Tour. It was my great pleasure to host you and your family and I am delighted that you enjoyed your day with me. You were all...More

    Reviewed June 10, 2019

    I went with my grandparents and father to Ireland and this trip was definitely a highlight in our journey. Fergal was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond with showing us Northern Ireland. I would highly recommend using him for the perfect guide. I loved...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    FergalPK, Owner at InSite Tours Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

    Hi again Olivia and thank you so much for posting your amazing review on TripAdvisor. It was an absolute delight to host you and your dad and grandparents and I was humbled to meet your amazing Navajo grandad on this Irish trip. Grandma told me...More

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    June 26, 2019|
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    I believe we have responded. Thanks Kara.
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    June 21, 2019|
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    Response from frugalculture | Property representative |
    Yes, the tour will proceed with only one person. Unfortunately it is not viable for us to provide the tour with just one person, but we will be delighted to accommodate you as a single traveller. Hoping to see you soon!
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