Nestled in the northern region of the enchanting Emerald Isle lies Northern Ireland, a land of captivating contrasts and rich cultural tapestry. While its southern counterpart, the Republic of Ireland, often steals the spotlight with its rolling green hills, Guinness-fueled revelry, and storied history, Northern Ireland boasts its own unique allure. From the rugged coastal landscapes of the Causeway Coast to the vibrant city streets of Belfast, this corner of the island offers a glimpse into a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. Explore the iconic Giant's Causeway, delve into the troubled history of the Troubles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene that flourishes amid the bustling cities and serene countryside. Book a group tour with Bunnik Tours online or get in touch with one of our friendly Travel Specialists.

Small Group Tours

A Tale of Two Irelands

Stunning natural vistas, dramatic rocky coastlines, broody overcast skies and smiling locals await you in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Days 12
From (Per person / Twin share) $7,595

Northern Ireland Facts & Tips

Capital — Belfast
Population — 1.9 million
Language — English, Irish
Religion — Christianity
Time Zone
Time Zone — 9 hours behind AEST (depending on daylight savings)
Currency — Pound Sterling
  • In 1921, the island of Ireland was split into two parts: Northern Ireland stayed within the United Kingdom, while the remainder became the Republic of Ireland.
  • The Titanic was built in Belfast.
  • Although the offical name of the region is Northern Ireland, it has many other names including The Six Counties, The Province, or Ulster. Many of these names carry political implications, so if you're uncertain which one to use, it's safest to go with "Northern Ireland."
  • Game of Thrones was filmed in various locations across Northern Ireland, including Ballintoy Harbour, Downhill Strand and the Dark Hedges.
  • The symbol of Belfast is a seahorse.

Australian passport holders travelling to the United Kingdom, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, do not need a visa at this time.

We require that your passport is valid for travel for at least six months from the date you are planning to return to Australia. Your passport must be valid to travel internationally and must be machine-readable. You also need to carry a valid return ticket on you.

Whether travelling on an Australian passport or the passport of another country, all travellers require visas for a number of countries, and it is your responsibility to secure what may be required before departing Australia. You can consult with your travel agent, but it is also recommended that you check the foreign embassy website for your respective destination as it can also provide you with useful information.

The Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom, is responsible for England:
Australia House
The Strand
London WC 2B 4LA
Ph. +44 20 7379 4334
Fax. +44 20 7887 5558

The official currency of England is the Pound Sterling. Notes come in denominations of £50, 20, 10 and 5.

The recommended currency to take to England is the Pound Sterling. Ensure you change a small amount into small denominations.

Advise your bank of your travel plans so that they can make a note of it, otherwise they may cancel your credit card as a safety measure due to the overseas transactions. Also make a note of the 24-hour emergency contact number of the bank or building society which issued your credit card in the unlikely event that your card is lost or stolen.

Whenever possible use ATMs when the banks are open (Mon – Fri) so that if a machine ‘eats’ your card you can then deal with it straight away. It is always advisable to carry a supply of cash in addition to your credit card.

If you don’t have Pound Sterling with you on arrival, we advise you to exchange some money into the local currency at the airport even if the exchange rate is not the best, this way you’ll have money to get a drink, snack or give a tip during those first few hours of arrival. Your guide will be able to advise you on the best places to exchange money.

Small change is also useful for paying for toilets while on tour which is customary in many places outside of Australia.

Northern Ireland Highlights

United Kingdom & Ireland Destinations


Green rolling hills, lively cities, quaint villages, cobblestone streets and an incredible amount of history are waiting to be explored in this fine country.

Republic of Ireland

Often referred to as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is the land of rugged coastal landscapes, Guinness, leprechauns, bagpipes, shamrocks and of course – St. Patrick’s Day.


Soak up the culture of the country's vibrant capital, Edinburgh, step back in time as you visit quaint towns, and take in the serenity when you explore the country's incredible natural beauty.


Discover striking coastlines, dramatic mountain ranges, charming market towns and the beautiful capital, Cardiff.

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