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Northern Ireland – Royal Thrones to Game of Thrones
From: Monday, April 23, 2018
To: Friday, April 27, 2018
About the Trip
On this magnificent tour we travel to Carrickfergus, which is an excellent location, to explore the beautiful Antrim Coast and brilliant Belfast. This tour includes exciting visits to National Trust properties, medieval towns, a distillery tour and a visit to the Titanic Experience, the world’s largest Titanic exhibition and a must see for any tour of Belfast.
Day 1 - We leave Lancashire and have a meal stop en route before our journey to Cairnyan. We board the ferry to take us to Belfast for our short journey to Carrickfergus. We arrive at The Loughshore Hotel where we enjoy our welcome tea/coffee, while our luggage is taken to our rooms.
Day 2 - Today we travel to the award-winning Titanic Experience in the morning and in the afternoon, we have a guide joining us for a tour of Belfast.
Day 3 - After breakfast, we visit the National Trust property of Mount Stewart House and Gardens, with its lavish interiors and landscaped grounds, and in the afternoon, we have a guided tour of Northern Ireland’s first licensed Echlinville Distillery, before we return to the hotel for our evening meal.
Day 4 - On our penultimate morning takes us to another National Trust property, Castle Ward. A unique property with its impressive façade and stunning location from the TV Series ‘Game of Thrones’. This afternoon we visit the medieval town of Downpatrick and the interactive exhibition at the St Patricks Centre.
Day 5 - The final day, after breakfast, we depart from our hotel and travel to Belfast/Cairnryan for our ferry crossing, we will also have a meal en route, before meeting our taxis.
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Our Choice of Hotel
Our choice of hotel: Loughshore
The Belfast Loughshore Hotel is located in Carrickfergus on the Antrim Coast, just a 15-minute drive from Belfast city centre. There is lift access to the 68 bedrooms, each of which is tastefully decorated with duvets and throws and equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a welcoming bar/lobby area with comfortable seating as well as a mezzanine lounge. The restaurant is invitingly cosy and offers a relaxing ambience.
Included in the cost of your Holiday
All coach travel
Return ferry crossings
Lunch on outward and return journeys
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea and coffee on arrival and after dinner
Entertainment on some evenings
3 full day excursions
Avaliable Dates and Costs
|Northern Ireland – Royal Thrones to Game of Thrones
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I get picked up?
We have 18 pickup points from Barnoldswick to Blackburn (see back cover). If you are unsure which is the closest to you, either ring us or see your local booking agent who has a detailed list of the pickup points.
How long are the pick-ups?
Our pick up times are 1hr 50min.
Your pick up points and times have changed this year. Why?
Each year we review our pick up places and times to suit as many people as possible. Again, if you have any suggestions, please complete a feedback form.
Why do you do fewer pick-ups than other companies?
From the feedback we have received, our customers have said they do not like to lose half the day doing pick-ups. Therefore we have restricted ours to less than two hours.
Will I have to pay extra for entrance fees?
The cover price of our trips includes any admission charge except those clearly listed in the brochure. For example, Chester Zoo is not included because we also go to Chester and there is little saving for a group booking.
How can I pay?
You can ring us to book and pay the driver on the day. You can also buy your ticket at one of our many booking agents listed in the brochure.
How long will I get at the destination?
Where we have a single destination, we try to give you at least 4 hours. The driver will announce the departure time when you arrive.
Would I be able to take my walker or scooter?
We can accommodate walkers and scooters but please let us know beforehand. Scooters must be able to fold enough to fit into our lockers. If you have a particularly large scooter, please contact us so that we can check the dimensions.
Do the coaches have toilets on board?
All our coaches are executive standard with a toilet and washroom on board. However, on our longer journeys, we stop en route for a comfort / toilet break.
Can I have a window seat?
Our seats are allocated on a first-come-first served at the time of booking and you will be given a seat number as your guarantee. We advise booking early to get your favourite seat, although we think all our seats are great!
I am considering driving to the pick-up point but am worried about leaving my car.
We do a pick up at our base at Junction 7 Business Park, Accrington. This also provides free secure parking for those who would like to join the coach here.
There is a place I think would make a good day out. How can I suggest this?
Each year the trips we run are based on feedback from existing trips and suggestions from passengers. Each coach carries customer feedback cards. If you have any suggestions or anything you would like to tell us, please fill in the form on the coach or take one home and post it later.
I would like to buy my friend a trip for her birthday but I do not know which trip she would prefer?
Our gift vouchers can be used on any of our trips and holidays (space allowing) and we have vouchers available for any value, for both our day trips and our inclusive holidays.
Do you only operate great days out? I was thinking of a longer trip.
We also operate an inclusive Door-to-Door Holiday Programme within the UK, from 4 to 7 days. Please ask the driver for a brochure or call us and we'll happily send you one in the post.
DEPARTURE POINTS AND TIMES
Depending on the destination and distance, we have two directions of travel and four possible departure times. The code shows final pick-up points and times of either BL for BLackburn for BA for BArnoldswick. The © symbol denotes a circular pick-up and drop-off, so those passengers who boarded first will be dropped off first. Please see the list at the back for the departure times at intermediate points.
Sample Coach Plan
This is the standard layout for the coaches and we will strive to ensure that you
can occupy the seat you have booked. However, we reserve the right to provide
a coach with a 49th seat in the centre of the back row, to use a smaller vehicle
if the numbers do not reach our target, or to cancel a trip owing to poor weather
conditions, circumstances beyond our control, or any other reason.