Northern Ireland now sits firmly at the table of cultural, stunningly beautiful and vibrant destinations. Explore Belfast, County Down and County Antrim, which encompass Titanic history, poignant murals, art deco elegance, clean modern lines, magnificent landscapes and old-world charm.
Drive on one of the world's great touring route, the Causeway Coastal Route, which hugs the road between Belfast and Derry, and visit the birthplace of Sir Hans Sloane. Learn more about the politics during and after the Troubles, reconciliation and the Good Friday Agreement and visit the Guild Hall in Derry, where the Agreement was signed. Hear stories of the history of Northern Ireland as you drive to Derry along the spectacular north Antrim coast from tour leaders who lived and worked in Northern Ireland. Along the way, meet and talk with fascinating locals, guides and academics and sample world-class local cuisine and whiskey.
We are arranging a two-night pre-tour extension to Liverpool, which includes accommodation, dinner, a tour and visits. Please contact us for further details.
Dr John Richardson is an Emeritus Professor of Primary Care and General Practice. He also worked for three years as an occupational physician in Northern Ireland. He has led study tours worldwide and was a medical escort to parties of war widows and veterans on journeys of remembrance for the Royal British Legion. He has also run many history of medicine battlefield tours. He has visited more than 80 countries and worked in 41 of them as a doctor. John has previously led tours for Jon Baines to China, Central Asia, India, Turkey, Central America, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Namibia, Ethiopia, Indo-China and Burma. He has also given lectures on cruises.
Susi Richardson has travelled widely across the world with John either as an expedition nurse, or as a nurse on war grave pilgrimages for the Royal British Legion, or as co-tour leader for Jon Baines Tours.
* This is a self guided tour with commentary so doesn't require a group booking. We will purchase the tickets on your behalf and you may choose to take the tour on either Day 1 or Day 5, as you prefer.
Tour cost is £1,180 per person sharing.