Translink launching Belfast to Derry Halloween tours

Translink will be bussing tourists down from Belfast.
Translink will be bussing tourists down from Belfast.

Translink has announced that it will be bussing people from Belfast up to Derry for the Halloween celebrations this weekend.

The day tours have been announced this week after Derry was named as the world’s premiere Hallowe’en destination.

The move by Translink Tours comes after they teamed up with Visit Derry to offer “two of the most exciting days out to celebrate this, the most chilling of seasons, on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October”.

Those signing up for the tours will be heading west on Translink’s luxury coaches.

A spokesperson for the initiative said: “Our fearless Hallowe’en frolickers will be treated on both nights at the city’s Jamm Restaurant where there will be complimentary tea, coffee and scones before Tower Museum’s creepy Ghost Tour.

“On Saturday 31st October the City of Bones will come alive as the River Gods arise from the depths of the Foyle.

“The historic streets of the Maiden city will be awash with street performers from the city, Ireland and Europe.

“The city’s night time skies will awaken with light, colour and noise in what will be an enormous firework finale on the banks of the River Foyle.”

The day tours will include return travel from Belfast with allocated seating, a personal welcome in the Visit Derry Visitor information Centre, tea/coffee/scones at Jamm (Richmond Centre), 20% off dining at Nando’s, further offers from other restaurants and free Ghost Tour at the Tower Museum.

Those coming to Derry will also stay to see the carnival parade and fireworks finale on Saturday.

The day tours are being offered at £18 for adults and £13 for children.