Many Americans associate Northern Ireland with the "Troubles," a violent, sectarian period that lasted roughly from 1968 to 1998. Therefore, the six counties that make up Northern Ireland, which remains part of Britain, may be a relative mystery to travelers.
Driftwood Irish Journeys of Discovery has created a new, six-day tour to uncover the best of Northern Ireland, including the nine glens of Antrim, a setting for "Game of Thrones"; dramatic coastal landscapes; the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site; and the historic cities of Belfast and Derry. Group size is limited to 16.
Tour start dates: April 24, May 15 and June 12
Price: From $1,415 per person, double occupancy. Includes five nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, most daily activities and travel in custom sightseeing vans. Fees for some sites and tours as well as international airfare are not included.