Explore the Giant's Causeway and Donegal.
The Giant's Causeway. No matter how many pictures you've seen of this iconic landmark, there's simply no substitute for experiencing it yourself. People tell us it's a moment they'll always remember and comes with a feeling they'll never forget.
Spending time at what the Irish call the Eighth Wonder of the World is just one of the many highlights on this escorted coach tour. From 15th-century castles, wild coastlines and Glenveagh National Park to bustle of local life in Donegal town,
this six-day break is packed with interesting sights and new experiences.
Discover what else awaits you on your holiday to Northwest Ireland.
Donegal And The Giant's Causeway Tour Highlights
What you can look forward to
- A visit to the iconic Giant's Causeway with included entry to the award-winning Visitor Centre
- Time to explore the market town of Donegal
- A trip to explore the gardens of Glenveagh, Ireland's second largest National Park; home to both the largest herd of red deer in Ireland and the formerly extinct golden eagle
- A guided tour of Glenveagh Castle
- A drive along part of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
- A tour of the Inishowen Peninsula, known as 'Ireland in miniature'
- A visit to the thought-provoking Doagh Isle Famine Village
- A trip to Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head
It's all included in the price
Five nights' dinner, bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny (upgrade hotel available)
Return flights from your chosen airport to Belfast
Comfortable coach travel and transfers
The services of a friendly, knowledgeable Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Must try: Donegal's famous blueberry pie, and the Guinness (of course!)
Fascinating fact: Giant's Causeway gets its name from a legend that the Irish hero and giant, Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool), was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built a causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet.
You say: "The coastline is stunning round there. It was wonderful. And the tours are absolutely brilliant."
Your Tour Base: Letterkenny, County Donegal
One of the most popular towns in Ireland's north, Letterkenny in County Donegal is an ideal base for exploring this distinctive area. Dominated by the cathedral of Saints Eunan and Colomba, the town lies just north of the River Swilly, a short distance from beautiful Lough Swilly.
Donegal And The Giant's Causeway Tour Itinerary
Every day a new experience
Day One: Arrive at Letterkenny
Fly to Belfast, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you'll be able to spend the rest of the day exploring the town of Letterkenny or relaxing in a local pub or cafe.
Day Two: Around Donegal
Today we'll head to Donegal, where the town's history is reflected in a Jacobean castle and ancient marketplace, the 'Diamond'. Feel free to head out and about yourself, or enjoy an entertaining 'pay on arrival' 70-minute waterbus trip around Donegal Bay, before we return to the hotel.
Day Three: Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle
This morning we'll travel to County Antrim's Atlantic coast of for a visit to the Giant's Causeway. Long associated with legendary Irish hero Finn McCool, its basalt columns, which rise like stepping stones from the sea, were formed after a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Take the short minibus trip from the visitor centre to the Causeway, or walk the mile or so along the cliff path to take in the views.
After time for lunch (payable locally), we'll continue to Dunluce Castle where photo opportunities abound. Rising dramatically from the rocks above the sea and separated from the mainland by a deep chasm, the ruins of this medieval stronghold are among the most extensive in Ireland.
Day Four: Inishowen Peninsula
The Inishowen Peninsula is not just a beautiful place, it's also home to Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head, which you'll visit after passing through the remote peninsula town of Carndonagh. You'll also spend some time at the fascinating Doagh Isle Famine Village, where 19th-century Irish life is recreated. We'll return to Letterkenny in the evening.
Day Five: Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh castle
Today you'll be able to take in the contrasting scenery of rugged, remote Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle, in its peaceful setting overlooking Lough Veagh. Enjoy an intriguing guided tour of the historic castle, then explore its surrounding gardens at your leisure.
Afterwards, we'll head to the coast, via Mount Errigal and through Dunlewy village to Bunbeg where you can take a walk along the sandy beach. Then it's up and around the Bloody Foreland (named for the red hue of the rocks at sunset), to the little village of Gortahawk and back to Letterkenny.
Day Six: Travel to Belfast and return home
Transfer back to Belfast for your flight home, taking with you some great pictures, some wonderful memories and a host of stories to tell.
| Departure Airport||Date||Price From|
|Birmingham||16 Apr 2017|| £525.00|
|Birmingham||07 May 2017|| £549.00|
|Birmingham||14 May 2017|| £549.00|
|Birmingham||04 Jun 2017|| £559.00|
|Birmingham||11 Jun 2017|| £559.00|
|Birmingham||02 Jul 2017|| £559.00|
|Birmingham||27 Aug 2017|| £559.00|
|Birmingham||17 Sep 2017|| £569.00|
|Birmingham||24 Sep 2017|| £569.00|
|Birmingham||15 Oct 2017|| £509.00|
|Bristol||30 Apr 2017|| £525.00|
|Bristol||07 May 2017|| £549.00|
|Bristol||28 May 2017|| £549.00|
|Bristol||04 Jun 2017|| £559.00|
|Bristol||25 Jun 2017|| £559.00|
|Bristol||02 Jul 2017|| £559.00|
|Bristol||10 Sep 2017|| £569.00|
|Bristol||17 Sep 2017|| £569.00|
|Bristol||08 Oct 2017|| £539.00|
|Bristol||15 Oct 2017|| £529.00|
|East Midlands||23 Apr 2017|| £565.00|
|East Midlands||21 May 2017|| £599.00|
|East Midlands||18 Jun 2017|| £609.00|
|East Midlands||03 Sep 2017|| £619.00|
|East Midlands||01 Oct 2017|| £589.00|
|Leeds Bradford||23 Apr 2017|| £595.00|
|Leeds Bradford||21 May 2017|| £619.00|
|Leeds Bradford||18 Jun 2017|| £639.00|
|Leeds Bradford||03 Sep 2017|| £649.00|
|Leeds Bradford||01 Oct 2017|| £609.00|
|Liverpool||16 Apr 2017|| £555.00|
|Liverpool||14 May 2017|| £579.00|
|Liverpool||11 Jun 2017|| £589.00|
|Liverpool||27 Aug 2017|| £589.00|
|Liverpool||24 Sep 2017|| £599.00|
|London Gatwick||16 Apr 2017|| £525.00|
|London Gatwick||07 May 2017|| £559.00|
|London Gatwick||14 May 2017|| £559.00|
|London Gatwick||04 Jun 2017|| £579.00|
|London Gatwick||11 Jun 2017|| £579.00|
|London Gatwick||02 Jul 2017|| £579.00|
|London Gatwick||27 Aug 2017|| £579.00|
|London Gatwick||17 Sep 2017|| £589.00|
|London Gatwick||24 Sep 2017|| £589.00|
|London Gatwick||15 Oct 2017|| £509.00|
|London Heathrow||23 Apr 2017|| £575.00|
|London Heathrow||21 May 2017|| £599.00|
|London Heathrow||18 Jun 2017|| £669.00|
|London Heathrow||03 Sep 2017|| £679.00|
|London Heathrow||01 Oct 2017|| £589.00|
|London Luton||16 Apr 2017|| £525.00|
|London Luton||14 May 2017|| £549.00|
|London Luton||11 Jun 2017|| £559.00|
|London Luton||27 Aug 2017|| £559.00|
|London Luton||24 Sep 2017|| £569.00|
|London Stansted||30 Apr 2017|| £545.00|
|London Stansted||07 May 2017|| £559.00|
|London Stansted||28 May 2017|| £559.00|
|London Stansted||04 Jun 2017|| £569.00|
|London Stansted||25 Jun 2017|| £569.00|
|London Stansted||02 Jul 2017|| £569.00|
|London Stansted||10 Sep 2017|| £579.00|
|London Stansted||17 Sep 2017|| £579.00|
|London Stansted||08 Oct 2017|| £549.00|
|London Stansted||15 Oct 2017|| £499.00|
|Manchester||30 Apr 2017|| £525.00|
|Manchester||28 May 2017|| £549.00|
|Manchester||25 Jun 2017|| £569.00|
|Manchester||10 Sep 2017|| £579.00|
|Manchester||08 Oct 2017|| £539.00|
|Newcastle||30 Apr 2017|| £545.00|
|Newcastle||28 May 2017|| £569.00|
|Newcastle||25 Jun 2017|| £579.00|
|Newcastle||10 Sep 2017|| £589.00|
|Newcastle||08 Oct 2017|| £559.00|
|Southampton||23 Apr 2017|| £615.00|
|Southampton||21 May 2017|| £649.00|
|Southampton||18 Jun 2017|| £679.00|
|Southampton||03 Sep 2017|| £689.00|
|Southampton||01 Oct 2017|| £639.00|
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Visits to the Giant's Causeway
Your visit will include entry to the new visitor centre for the Giant's Causeway. You will also be given a free audio guide to take to the stones.
The Station House Hotel, Letterkenny
This hotel offers a complimentary guided walking tour of Letterkenny during your stay.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
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