Northern Ireland 2023 Trip – Beatrice Bradley


September 23 – 30, 2023
8 Days/7 Nights

Northern Ireland experience with BBGage

Our Northern Ireland tour is specially designed for you. We have crafted a tour which will give you insight into the customs, history, and food experiences that true Irish women have experienced since they were young. Many tourists are remarkably familiar with the South of Ireland, there are many famous attractions, but do not discount the loveliness of the North. There are just as many wonderful places to see. 

Northern Ireland provides an interesting history of Irish lives complicated because of the English invasion and subsequent land ownership (which many Irish still dispute today).  You will hear all about this on your Derry walking tour. 

We start our trip by driving out of Dublin to the North and first visiting the Carrick-a Rede rope bridge (suspended 100 ft high above the Ocean and used by Salmon fishermen for more than 300 years), don’t look down!!  An experience not to be missed.  We will also visit a wonder of the world, the Giant’s Causeway, a spectacular geological formation. The next day we will our first stop will be at the Glenshane Sheep Farm, run by a fourth generation Shepard and his family. We meet his sheep dogs and view the training firsthand, as well as getting a chance to experience the sheering of an Ewe. When finished at the Glenshane farm, we will drive out to the Dark Hedges, the EERY tree lined landscape most recently featured when the GAME OF THRONES was filmed there. To end the day, we will have a tour of the famous Bushmills Irish whiskey distillery where we can have a shot or two to relax and enjoy all the fun that we had today. 

Our tour will continue down the northern most start of the Wild Atlantic Way. We will visit the very educational ruins of Dunluce Castle And then we carry on with a death-defying ride on an oceanside road with a 30-degree gradient. Our group tour continues through West Donegal and the world famous Slieve league, where you will see the highest sea cliffs in all of Europe, along with awe inspiring vistas. A highlight of our tour in the North will be a stay at the Lough Eske Castle hotel in Donegal. 

As aforementioned, we will be tasting Northern Ireland in many of the finest pubs and restaurants along our pathway. On to Sligo, this thriving but very traditional Irish seaport holds a host of treasures from the sea which we will enjoy on our tasting tour of Sligo. This is one of the high points of the trip!!!

Trip Status: Open
Single Occupancy $6,990
Double Occupancy $6,190

September 23 – 30, 2023

8 Days / 7 Nights

Location: 1-7 Ballymoney Rd, Ballymena BT43 5BS, United Kingdom

Airport: Dublin Airport (DUB) Arrive by 9:30am September 23rd.    


Meet your Hosts

Jody & Sharon

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Let our team know that you are interested in joining us on this tour. Our team will reach out via email and will be available to chat about this trip.

Make a Reservation

Secure your reservation here. We only take 10-12 women on each trip. Making a reservation is the only way to secure your name to the trip list.

Don’t just tour Northern Ireland, Experience Northern Ireland

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and meeting new like-minded couples. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

This is a Back-to-Back Experience
Join is in Southern Ireland for a FREE night in between. Transportation and Meals included!

Past Trip Reviews

Each area we visited, got to taste the food, culture and learn so much about Ireland and how it came to be the place it is today.

This was my first experience traveling alone. I just lost my husband in January and needed to get away. I was researching trips and came across Beatrice Bradley. After lots of Emailing and personal conversations with Debra Shutt, I felt comfortable enough to book my vacation to Northern Ireland and so glad that I did. What an amazing experience with a wonderful group of women. Debra was an amazing hostess with so much experience and compassion. I walked away from this trip with lifelong friends and I will be traveling with this group again. I have a trip to Cuba in March. –Jane

This was my first BB trip, as well as my first international trip. From the moment I expressed interest in the trip, Debra reached out to me and answered all of my questions and concerns. She was so reassuring and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. I cannot express in words what a wonderful, life-changing experience it was for me. I met so many new friends and have the self-confidence needed to travel again …. and I can’t wait. If you are on the fence about traveling, make the decision to GO. You will not regret it! –Deborah

Don’t choose not to go because you have no one to go with you. The group I traveled in started out as strangers. Strangers no more! I’ve made some friends for life and I can’t imagine missing out on that opportunity, along with seeing the beauty of the places visited. Looking forward to the next trip! –Deanna

Day One: Saturday, September 23, 2023 – Arrival Day


  • Meeting point is Dublin Airport – please meet at 9:30 am at luggage after clearing Customs and we will depart at 9:30am sharp. For those who may have come in early, before the trip starts, you will need to coordinate the pickup with us.
  • Drive from Dublin to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge experience, then Giant’s Causeway
  • Check in to the Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena
  • Group Dinner


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northern ireland trip
northern ireland trip

Day Two: Sunday, September 24, 2023


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check out of Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena
  • Glenshane Country Farm Sheepdog Experience
  • Visit and walk the Dark Hedges
  • Lunch on the Go
  • Tour Bushmills Distillery in the afternoon for a special Whiskey tasting
  • Check in Bayview Hotel, Bushmills
  • Group Dinner


Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip

Day Three: Monday, September 25, 2023


  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Check out of Bayview Hotel, Bushmills
  • Dunluce Castle Ruins walkaround and then Private driving tour of scenic area
  • Private Guided Walking Tour of Derry City and free time after
  • Drive to and Check into An Grianan Hotel
  • Group Dinner in the hotel


Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip

Day Four: Tuesday, September 26, 2023


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Private Touring – Drive to Slieve League ( sightseeing West Donegal  on the way)
  • Drive to Glencolmcille folk village, tour the historic buildings, have a real Irish lunch and shop the lovely knit goods.
  • Drive to the wonderful Loch Eske castle, explore the lovely grounds and have Dinner at the hotel


Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip

Day Five: Wednesday, September 27, 2023


  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Scenic Drive along the Wild Atlantic Way headed to Sligo
  • Stopping at the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ( very special)
  • Once in Sligo, you will be treated to a wonderful Food Tour of Sligo
  • Check into Riverside Hotel, Sligo. Walk out for an evening of music and cocktails.


Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip

Day Six: Thursday, September 28, 2023


  • Check out of The Riverside, Sligo
  • Scenic Private Touring – following the Wild Atlantic Way down to Westport
  • Tour Achill Island and Lunch on the Go
  • Checking into Wyatt Hotel Dinner at the hotel and then a walkaround to visit the best pubs in Ireland for true Irish music


Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip

Day Seven: Friday, September 29, 2023


  • Check out of the Wyatt Hotel
  • Heading back towards Dublin stopping at Trim Castle
  • Driving through the Boyne Valley
  • Stopping at an authentic Irish pub for Farewell group dinner (early)
  • Arriving at the Carleton Hotel, Dublin Airport


Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip

Day Eight: Saturday, September 30, 2023 – Departure Day


  • Check out of Carleton Hotel and make way to airport. For those staying on for the Back-to-Back tour you will be guided to Dublin, store luggage at the Trinity City hotel until you can check in.


Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip
Northern Ireland trip


Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

How it Works:

Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 90 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 90 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

Activity Level – Moderate

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Standing and walking during tours and getting in and out of vans.

It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

Role of a Beatrice Bradley Host

Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

Flight Details

Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

Arrival Airport: Dublin Airport (DUB)
Arrival Date: September 23, 2023
Pick Up Times: Please Arrive by 9:30 am

Departure Airport: Dublin Airport (DUB)
Departure Date: September 30, 2023
Drop off Times: Time may vary – Must allow 3 hours processing time at the airport BEFORE your scheduled departure.

Important information

As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

  • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
  • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
  • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
  • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
  • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip
  • This trip will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • This trip will have a Beatrice Bradley Hosts
  • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.