Northern Ireland Festival of Racing
Down Royal 3–4 November 2017

This long-established Festival held over two days, features graded races and the first Grade One of the National Hunt Season, the Grade 1 Champion Chase. Held annually at the beginning of the season, it showcases top class racing across Britain and Ireland with a prize pot in excess of €400,000!

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing Escorted
Short Break – 2–5 November 2017

Europa Hotel Europa Hotel, Belfast

Price per person sharing from: £595
Single Supplement: £114 (for three nights)

Down Royal Festival of Racing Short Break includes:

  • Return direct flight from mainland Britain to Belfast City Airport (based on a restricted budget fare subject to availability) – other routes on request (supplements may apply) – fly out on Thur, 02 Nov and return on Sun, 05 Nov (travel with Hand Luggage – limits to be advised)
  • Pre-booked seat on each flight
  • Return transfer between Hotel and Belfast City Airport shared with other racegoers
  • Three nights Bed & Irish Breakfast in twin or double room @ the Europa Hotel
  • Dinner at Hotel on Friday evening (set menus excluding drinks and supplements)
  • Return transfers to Down Royal on Fri, 03 & Sat, 04 Nov – shared with other racegoers
  • Racing at Down Royal – Fri, 03 & Sat, 04 Nov – Admission and Racecard
  • Tour Escort

Not included:

  • Single Supplement: £114 for three nights
  • Any other meals, drinks, refreshments, bets, phone calls, gratuities, etc
  • Travel Insurance – please click for details
  • Hospitality Packages



Thursday 02 November

Arrive Belfast City Airport.

Transfer to Europa Hotel (Four Star), BELFAST.

City Centre Hotel, located about 30 minutes' drive from Down Royal racecourse.

Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy local sightseeing including the Titanic Centre.

Dinner at the Europa Hotel

Friday 03 November

Return transfer to Down Royal.

Feature Race: WKD Hurdle (Grade 2).

Saturday 04 November

Return transfer to Down Royal.

Feature Race: Champion Chase (Grade 1).

Sunday 05 November

Check–out of Europa Hotel.

Transfer to Belfast City Airport.

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We will arrange an outbound morning flight and an afternoon return flight – please ask if you wish to vary this.

Hospitality Packages available – please ask for details.

Click here to request a tailor-made tour