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  • Art Kramer | September 10, 2016 9:05 PM ET

    Get the Full Story of the Emerald Isle with Collette’s ‘Shades of Ireland’ Tour

    Get the Full Story of the Emerald Isle with Collette’s ‘Shades of Ireland’ Tour

    Photo courtesy of Collette

    Collette is highlighting the 13-day tour “Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland,” pointing out numerous reasons to book this journey, declaring it, “arguably the best — and most important — tour we have to the UK & Ireland.” And skipping “The North,” “is a bit like deciding to skip the season finale of your favorite TV show,” Collette said.

    What makes Northern Ireland such a compelling destination? First, the natural beauty with Collette declaring it “the most beautiful part of the Emerald Isle.” The Giant's Causeway and The Glens of Antrim are just two of the many wonders to see. The walled city of Derry is also a must visit.

    READ MORE: Collette's 'Book Your Own Bonus' Returns

    Pop culture is part of the fabric of Northern Ireland. Liam Neeson hails from here, “Game of Thrones” films here and both the Titanic and the DeLorean were built here — the list goes on.

    But most importantly, visitors to Northern Ireland are supporting an economy that thrives due to tourism, giving the country stability to maintain 18 years of peace. As Collette puts it, Northern Ireland was behind its own version of the “Iron Curtain” for a time, which made intrepid tourists “quite a daredevil” for visiting. Once this barrier vanished, tourists flooded in.

    FOR MORE ON THIS TOUR, visit Collette’s blog.


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