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This itinerary takes you to Northern Ireland. Experience Belfast, Derry and more on this adventure to the Irish countryside.
Departure from the United States.
Arrive in Dublin and meet your Encore Tour Manager at the airport. Transfer to Belfast traveling through beautiful Ireland along the way. This afternoon, you will tour Belfast with a local guide. Visit Protestant Shankill Road and Catholic Falls Road to learn the recent history of Belfast. Visit the Titanic Belfast which extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and a group dinner.
Depart for a tour of the Antrim Coast. Visit the Giant's Causeway (a unique landscape and UNESCO World Heritage site) and Dunluce Castle (a ruined medieval castle located on the edge of a basalt outcropping). Then make your way back to Belfast. Perform your debut concert! Enjoy a group dinner.
After a full Irish Breakfast, depart for Derry. Arrive in time for an afternoon guided walking tour of the Walls of Derry with a local guide. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and the overnight.
In the morning, travel to County Donegal in Southern Ireland today. Visit the Glenveigh Castle in Glenveigh National Park. A Scottish style castle is surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland, which contrast with the rugged surroundings. Soak in the beauty of the mountains and pristine lakes that make up the park and take a tour of the castle before your beautiful countryside drive through Donegal on your return to Derry. Perform your next concert at a local venue! Then, have dinner as a group.
In the morning, depart for Dublin. Comfort stops will be made along the way. Check in to your hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free to explore Dublin at your leisure. You may want to check out the hip Temple Bar area. Situated near the Liffey and the Ha'penny Bridge, it boasts cafes, galleries and trendy shops.
Sightseeing this morning shows you the busy streets and tranquil Georgian squares of Dublin. Visit Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells, before continuing to St. Patrick's Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore Dublin at your leisure. Tonight, perform your final concert! Celebrate your successful performance tour with a farewell dinner on your last night in Ireland.
Return to the U.S.
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