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Travel North by Train
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Derry City with Taste of Belfast/Titanic

Explore North Ireland at your Leisure

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Titanic Belfast
Belfast Hop on Hop off
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What's included?
  • Return Rail, Dublin - Belfast with reserved seats outbound
  • Railtours Ireland Host Dublin to Belfast
  • Belfast City Tour
  • Admission to Titanic Visitor Centre, Belfast
  • 3-Day Rail & Bus Ticket on Translink Services in Northern Ireland
  • 2 Nights in Four Star Hotel Derry City
  • Two Full Irish Breakfast & One Dinner
  • Derry City Tour
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Travel North by Train

We are delighted to present for the first time ever an Independent Tour to the City of Derry, with a flavour of Belfast City on the way!

Please note that this tour is only available for groups of two or more.

Full Itinerary
Day 1:

Derry City with Belfast & Titanic Visitor Centre en-route


Check-in 20 minutes prior to Train Departure at Connolly Station, Railtours Customer Services Desk. Our Representatives will be in Bright Yellow Jackets.

Check-in Dublin Connolly Station for 07.35hrs departure of the newly refurbished Enterprise Express rail service to Belfast. There is a breakfast/snack car available on the train. Our Railtours Ireland Host, who travels with you to Belfast, provides you with a full travel Itinerary and tickets for the next 3 days.

On arrival in Belfast you are free to explore this fascinating city at your leisure on a City Sightseeing open-top Bus. See close up the world famous political murals depicting "The Troubles" or visit Crumlin Road Gaol. Write your thoughts on the Peace Wall alongside those of US former President, Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama. Visit Titanic Belfast, a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard where the RMS Titanic was built.

In the late afternoon take the train to Derry City on the banks of the river Foyle. Enjoy one of the great rail journeys of Ireland as your train passes along the spectacular North Atlantic Coast from Colraine to Derry City. The journey takes just over 2 hours 15 minutes with a choice of 3 departure times between 15.20 & 19.20 from Belfast Central. Upon arrival in Derry Rail Station take a 5 minute Foyle Shuttle bus (FY17) to the city centre adjacent to your 4 star hotel.

Overnight Stay:

Dinner, Room & Full Breakfast at either City Hotel or Maldron Hotel

Day 2 :

Explore Derry City at your Leisure


Today you are free to explore City of Derry and its environs at your leisure. Derry has 1,500 years of history and culture enclosed within Ireland’s only completely walled city.

Enjoy the vibrant City of Derry on the open top tour which takes you to 7 of the most popular attractions. See the Guildhall, historic Bogside and Free Derry Corner or possibly cross the river Foyle via the Millenium Peace Bridge. Explore the environs around Derry using your 3-day Translink Travel pass and possibly take a bus trip into neighbouring County Donegal. Enjoy a meal in one of Derry's popular restaurants followed by traditional Irish music at a friendly city centre pub.

Overnight Stay:

Room & Full Breakfast at either City Hotel or Maldron Hotel

Day 3:

Morning at Leisure - Travel to Dublin in the Afternoon


Enjoy Full Breakfast at leisure.

You can return to Belfast on a choice of scheduled trains or Ulsterbus services from Derry. Bus journey time to Belfast takes just under 2 hours and the train takes 2 hours 15 minutes. You can then join the onward Enterprise Train connection to Dublin. Your 3-day Rail and Bus ticket covers all Ulsterbus and Rail services in Northern Ireland.


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“So good, we did two.” Sep 2017 by ChrisMcNeely
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