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                                                                               Inch Abbey, Northern Ireland © Lyd Photography  HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                  6 Days From £805pp



                                                                                  ■  Ride the Bushmills and Giant’s Causeway, Peatlands
                                                                                    Park, Downpatrick and Delamont Railways
                                                                                  ■  Visit the Whitehead and Foyle Railway Museums

                                                                                    Flame Gasworks Museum
      Northern Ireland                                                            ■  Excursion to the Giant’s Causeway and  CONNOISSEUR  TOURS
                                                                                  ■  Guided tour of the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
                                                                                  ■  Rail travel between Belfast and Larne and Belfast
                                                                                    and Derry/Londonderry
                                                                                  ■  Executive Coach for road transfers

      Wednesday 29 June to Monday 4 July 2022                                     SELECTED HOTELS
                                                                                  Belfast     Hilton Hotel
      Meet in Belfast to enjoy 6 days exploring the railways of Northern Ireland. As well as railways   Derry/Londonderry   Maldron Hotel
                                                                                  Please note - hotels can be subject to change
      large and small we include a visit to the Giants Causeway and a distillery tour. We also pay a
      visit to the Whitehead and Foyle Railway Museums.  Free time to explore Belfast and Derry/  PRICE INCLUDES
      Londonderry.                                                                ■  Rail travel within Northern Ireland in standard class
                                                                                  ■  Excursions as listed
      Day 1 - Arrival in Belfast           formed from lava over 50 million years ago. Return   ■  Transfers as described
      Make  your  own  way  to  Belfast  and  meet  at  the   transfer to Coleraine where we catch a train to   ■  Accommodation in good, quality hotels on a
      Hilton Hotel where we stay for 2-nights. The hotel is   Derry/Londonderry for a 1-night stay.    bed and breakfast basis
      located across the road from Belfast Lanyon Station                         ■  Services of a tour leader throughout the tour
      (formally known as Belfast Central) making it an ideal   Day 4 - Foyle Railway Museum and
      base  from  which  to  explore.  Ffestiniog Travel  can   Peatlands Park Railway  Price per person:
                                           Located  in  the  former  Foyle  Road  station  of  the
      arrange individual flights or rail-sea-rail bookings to                     Escorted holiday             £805
      join this tour, please ask for a quotation.  Great Northern Railway we pay a morning visit to   Single room supplement   £260
                                           Foyle Railway Museum.  From here we transfer to
      Day 2 - Gasworks, Larne and Whitehead  the  266  hectare  Peatlands  Park,  famously  a  venue   Deposit for this holiday   £100
      Railway Museum                       for bog snorkelling! Within the park we find a 3ft
      We take a morning train on the Belfast to Larne line   narrow gauge railway which dates back to 1901 and
      as far as Carrickfergus where we pay a visit to the   was originally horse drawn for the first 6 years until   Day 6 - Farewell
      Flame Gasworks museum which is located adjacent   it was later electrified using power from peat-fired   After breakfast we bid farewell to Northern Ireland
      to  the  station.  Continue  along  this  branch  line  to   generators.  Built  to  carry  peat  from Annaghmore   and head home independently.
      the terminus at Larne for a lunchtime arrival. After a   to Maghery the line was known as the ‘Turf Railway’.
      suitable break, our return journey to Belfast includes   We enjoy a return journey on a re-opened section
      a stop at Whitehead to visit the Railway Museum of   before travelling by coach to Belfast for a 2-night stay.
      the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.
                                           Day 5 - Downpatrick and Delamont Railways
      Day 3 - Bushmills, Giants Causeway   Today we take a round trip by coach, visiting the 5ft
      and Derry/Londonderry                3in Downpatrick and County Down Railway, which
      Morning  train  journey  to  Coleraine  and  coach   runs  to  Inch  Abbey,  a  large,  ruined  monastic  site
      transfer to the world famous Bushmills  Whiskey   dating back to the 12th Century. In addition to the 4
      Distillery to enjoy a tour. Later we take a ride on   mile long line, the railway is also home to a Museum,
      the Bushmills and Giant’s Causeway Railway to the   Carriage Gallery as well as a model railway.  We later
      Causeway where we visit the world-famous basalt   pay a visit to the 10¼ inch Delamont Country Park            Whitehead Railway Museum
      columns. This  UNESCO World  Heritage  site  was   Miniature Railway which opened in 1999 and at 1200
                                           yards long is Ireland’s longest miniature railway.









                                          Whitehead Railway Museum             At Downpatrick © Gordon Bannister






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