FEG & ATGI Post-Meeting Tour to Northern Ireland
Sunday 26 November – Wednesday 29 November 2017
New payment deadline: 30th July 2017
Sunday 26th November
13.45 Depart after Dublin delegates’ AGM and farewell lunch for Belfast via the Battle of the Boyne Centre outside Drogheda.
Visit the Battle of the Boyne Centre
Hear all about The Battle of the Boyne which took place between two kings, William III and James II on the 1st July 1690. It was a battle for the throne of England, the supremacy of Protestantism and the balance of power in Europe.
On our way to Belfast we pass through the lovely 18thC village of Hillsborough
Short orientation tour on arrival in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest, and the island of Ireland’s second largest, city.
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Europa Hotel
Monday 27th November
9.00 Depart the hotel for a panoramic tour of Belfast including Queen’s University, Stormont Parliament Building and Estate, West Belfast’s Falls and Shankill roads with their Murals and Peace Walls. The tour will end with a visit to the imposing City Hall, symbol of Belfast’s city status. The building is surrounded with statues and monuments including Queen Victoria and the Titanic Memorial Gardens
Lunch in a Belfast Restaurant
After lunch we go to the Titanic Quarter, and visit Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic-themed visitor attraction.
You will also see and hear about SS Nomadic, referred to as Titanic’s Little Sister, HMS Caroline, Titanic’s Dock and Pumphouse and the Harland and Wolff cranes, Samson and Goliath.
The day will end with a pub crawl visiting some of Belfast’s famous pubs including the Victorian Crown Liquor Saloon, without question Belfast’s most famous bar.
Dinner on own
Overnight in Europe Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Tuesday 28th November
8.00 Depart the hotel
Today we take the Causeway Coastal Route, regarded as one of the world’s great coastal roads.
En route we visit Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, granted a licence by King James I in 1608 and Ireland‘s oldest licensed distillery
After lunch in the village of Bushmills we visit the Giant’s Causeway, a geological wonder with over 40.000 interlocking basalt columns formed 60 million years ago, steeped in legend and folklore and a World Heritage Site.
Late afternoon we continue on to Derry/Londonderry and after a short orientation make our way to the hotel.
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in the City Hotel
Wednesday 29th November
Derry, Londonderry, Stroke City, The Maiden City, Legenderry: What’s in a name?
Today we will hear all about the history of Derry, the second largest city in Northern Ireland.
9.00 We start our walking tour from the hotel.
Often referred to as the Dubrovnik of the North, it is Ireland’s most complete walled city. The walls go back to the 17thC and are 1.5 kms long. We also visit the Guildhall.
After lunch in Derry/Londonderry
we drive back to Dublin arriving at Dublin airport around 17.30 and into the city around 18.00.
- For specific terms on the main programme, as well as on pre-meeting and post-meeting tours, please see the Registration Form before you book and pay.
- Registrations must be confirmed by the host organisers to each participant before booking their flights, due to limited places in some of the venues.
- Bookings will be strictly done in first come first served basis with online registration or by email to our ATGI hosts.