Our tour is based in the treasure trove that is Trim, home to the castle whose keep featured in Braveheart. Fabulous excursions explore the rich history and heritage of County Meath, one of the most beautiful counties of Ireland and the surrounding area.
Local departure points.
Trim Castle Hotel
Our four-star hotel is located in the heart of Trim and opposite the famous castle. This family-owned hotel offers elegant bedrooms, a vibrant café, a lounge bar and a very warm Irish welcome. A full Irish breakfast will set us up for the day and tempting evening meals will add to the enjoyment of our stay.
We leave from our local departure points and travel west to Cairnryan where our midday ferry awaits for the crossing to Larne. After disembarkation, we travel south by coach to Trim and our hotel for four nights. Trim Castle Hotel.
Dominated by its magnificent Norman castle, Trim was an important settlement in medieval times and in more modern times is a frequent winner of ‘The Irish Tidy Towns Competition’.
Our programme takes us to Dublin, where we include a guided tour of this charming city, famed for Trinity College, the iconic Ha’penny Bridge and the abundance of museums and galleries. We visit Causey Farm, where we experience the authentic taste of life on an Irish farm including bread making, a sheepdog demonstration and Irish dancing. We include a hearty lunch before heading to nearby Navan. We travel to Tullamore and enjoy a tour and tasting of Tullamore Dew, the legendary Irish Whiskey. The Visitor Centre is housed within the old warehouse and the tour will tell the story of Daniel E Williams progression from stable boy to distillery manager. We allow time to explore our base in Trim, with its narrow, winding streets and scenic walks along the River Boyne.
We travel to Belfast where we visit to the Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic Visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story. We continue to Newtonabbey and our hotel for the night.
Corrs Corner Hotel.
A short driver takes us to Larne, where we board the ferry to Cairnryan and arrive back in Scotland after a relaxing Irish holiday.