MG Ireland Tour 2018 19th Apr - 23rd Apr 2018From £579.00 per person
MG Ireland Tour 2018
19th – 23rd April 2018
Balymena, County Antrim
The beautiful Causeway coast and the neighbouring glens of Antrim are beckoning for our annual MG Ireland tour. Whilst the enigmatic basalt columns of Giant’s Causeway undoubtedly stand as the focal point for this part of Ireland, they are just one part of this scenic coastal road that traverses bridges, arches and cliffs as well as castles, beaches and an historic brewery. This MG Ireland tour may well be a lesson in history, heritage, geology and biology but most of all it will be fun with friends in our MGs.
Thursday 19th April
Depart in the morning from Holyhead to Dublin (routes from Cairnryan to Belfast also available). Once in Ireland we drive north to Ballymena, County Antrim. The 4-star Galgorm Resort and Spa will be our home enabling us to explore the Causeway Coast. An informal welcome barbecue has been arranged in the evening within the hotel’s riverside grounds.
Friday 20th April
The first of our circular driving routes, takes us north to Limavady and past the Mussenden Temple to the traditional seaside towns of Port Stewart & Port Rush. It is even possible to drive on to the beach should the weather be kind and you fancy a sunbathe. Dunluce Castle is perched on a rocky ledge above the steep cliffs not far from Bushmills whisky distillery. There will be plenty of time for a tour before returning to our hotel.
Saturday 21st April
The new visitor centre at Giant’s Causeway starts today’s coastal drive as we visit this iconic rock formation. Also worth a visit is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge that links an island to the mainland across a deep chasm. Our driving route continues around the headland to the fishing villages of Cushendell and Cushendun, that are the gateways to the beautiful Glens of Antrim.
Sunday 22nd April
Today you could relax and enjoy the excellent spa facilities at the hotel. Alternatively, we have added a further drive to complete the whole Causeway Coast. Carrickfergus Castle dominates the town’s skyline and dating back to 1178, it dominates local history too. We visit Carrickfergus, before continue along the coast to Glenarm; home to a ruined castle and lovely walled garden. A group dinner has been arranged at the hotel for this evening.
Monday 23rd April
The tour comes to an end and after breakfast as we return to the ferries. Those returning via Scotland can return to Belfast for the morning sailing, whilst those heading south can return to Dublin for the afternoon sailing.