United States Irish Presidential Tour Experience

Visit the Homesteads and Townlands of four US Presidents


This incredible trip takes you to the homestead and locations of three American Presidents Andrew Jackson and Ulysses S Grant and the townland of Joe Biden. You’ll also visit where ‘Ike’ Eisenhower drew up the plans for the D Day assaults and where he received the freedom the city of Belfast.

I’ll be walking you through where, how and when these important men’s families decided to leave Ireland for the US and the story behind those life changing decisions. I’ll also be taking you to the beautiful Ring of Gullion to the picturesque Biden Townland before going to the Grant Homestead that is still totally intact today.

You’ll also visit the homestead of Andrew Jackson and discover the fascinating Irishmen who fought on both side of the American Civil War. This is a unique chance to learn the history of the creation and survival of the United States and how Ulstermen helped create and shape that mighty state.

Don’t forget you’ll always have welcome here, ‘céad míle fáilte’!

itinerary

You will be met at your Cruise Ship or Hotel and transported to the scenic Ring of Gullion the townland of US President Joe Biden.

Around noon you’ll be crossing on a ferry across the ancient Carlingford Lough to Greencastle then onto Dungannon where you’ll stop for lunch before visiting the intact homestead on Ulysses S Grant where you will sit the rooms where the famous Civil War General and President’s family originated from.

You’ll then visit the Andrew Jackson Centre and Homestead at Carrickfergus where the famous US Ranger Corps was formed and trained. You’ll be stopping for tea at the historic Dobbin’s Hotel a former castle and also see an 12th Century Norman Castle that is the best preserved in Ireland.

On this tour you’ll not only see and hear the history of Ireland but you’ll also discover the Ireland was and is part of American History. A history you’ll hear from a published historian and professional tour guide. This tour can be customised to your needs too!

Thomas from California's Review

“If I could could give this man more than 5 Stars I would, his passion and knowledge are second to none. This was the best trip my wife and I have ever been on.”

Donna from Washington's Review

“This day we spent in Belfast with Frank (Francis H.) was one of the highlights of my entire trip. I could not have asked for a better day. So fortunate to be able to experience Belfast this way. I feel like I made a friend for life.”

Rachael from New York's Review

“Frances was an outstanding guide. We saw the beautiful coastline and ancient castles too. We would highly recommend him as this was the perfect day.”

Seb from Honolulu's Review

“The best thing is having a private guide, he asked what was important for us to see. I didn’t care too much about touring Bushmills, we drove by, but skipped it and spent more time at Giants Causeway and the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge. For the price we paid for 6 of us – there was just nothing on the ship as far as excursions that would’ve compared. Everyone must do this tour while in Belfast!”

 

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