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Donegal & the Giant's Causeway

6 days from £539*
Departing: April - October 2018
* Price shown: 14 October 2018 from London Luton - LTN
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Iconic landmarks and Irish charms

Join us amid some of Northwest Ireland's finest scenery, discovering and exploring a land of rivers and loughs, towering mountains and sheltered glens, where the Irish language is still widely spoken and traditional music rings out from the pubs and bars of its ancient villages and towns. Based in the lively town of Letterkenny, you'll discover the astonishing rock formations of the Giant's Causeway, wander historic Donegal town and visit beautiful Glenveagh National Park. You'll also explore the Inishowen Peninsula, a timeless, remote area steeped in heritage and antiquity.

Donegal And The Giant's Causeway Tour Highlights

  • 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 the gardens of Glenveagh, Ireland's second largest National Park; home to 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
  • A visit to the thought-provoking Doagh Isle Famine Village
  • A trip to Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head

What does the price include?

  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny (upgrade hotel available)
  • Excursions to Donegal, the Inishowen Peninsula and Glenveagh National Park
  • A trip to the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Belfast
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly, knowledgeable Tour Manager

Tour only passengers will be met by the Tour Manager at Belfast International Airport on Day One. Return airport-to-hotel coach transfers are included (pick-up time from the airport on Day One is 4:00pm).

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Must try: A pint of the Black stuff - not just Guinness, but also Murphy's, Beamish, Porterhouse or O'Hara's.

Fascinating fact: The 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, with a host of modern facilities, Letterkenny in County Donegal is an ideal base for your short stay. Dominated by the vast cathedral of Saints Eunan and Colomba, the town lies just north of the River Swilly, and a short distance from beautiful Lough Swilly.

Donegal And The Giant's Causeway Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Ireland

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: Included Donegal excursion

Today, head to Donegal, where the town's history is reflected in a Jacobean castle and ancient marketplace, the 'Diamond'. Stroll around the streets and explore under your own steam, or board a waterbus for a different perspective on the town and its surroundings (and resident seal colony) on a 70-minute trip around Donegal Bay (payable locally).

Day Three: Included Inishowen Peninsula excursion

Today we'll travel, past the pretty, remote town of Carndonagh and across the stunning Inishowen Peninsula, to wild, windswept Malin Head - Ireland's most northerly point. You'll also spend some time at the fascinating Doagh Isle Famine Village, where 19th-century Irish life is recreated, before returning to Letterkenny in the evening.

Day Four: Included Giant's Causeway excursion

This morning, travel to County Antrim's Atlantic coast to 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), continue to Dunluce Castle. 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. It's a beautiful, wild and astonishingly atmospheric location, so make sure you have your camera to hand.

Day Five: Included Glenveagh National Park excursion

On today's tour you'll take in still another region of outstanding natural beauty as you explore the contrasting scenery of rugged, remote Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle, in its peaceful setting overlooking Lough Veagh. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic castle's square keep and mismatched round turrets, then wander the surrounding gardens at your leisure.

Afterwards, head to the coast, via Mount Errigal and through Dunlewy village to Bunbeg. Here, you'll have the chance to stretch your legs with a stroll along the sandy beach before continuing up and around the Bloody Foreland (named for the red hue of the rocks at sunset), to the little village of Gortahork and finally back to Letterkenny.

Day Six: Fly home

Transfer back to Belfast for your flight home, taking with you some wonderful memories.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 15 April 2018 £559
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 May 2018 £599
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 May 2018 £599
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 June 2018 £629
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 June 2018 £619
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 September 2018 £629
Birmingham
Birmingham 16 September 2018 £629
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 October 2018 £589
Bristol
Bristol 15 April 2018 £579
Bristol
Bristol 29 April 2018 £705
Bristol
Bristol 06 May 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 27 May 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 03 June 2018 £629
Bristol
Bristol 24 June 2018 £639
Bristol
Bristol 02 September 2018 £639
Bristol
Bristol 09 September 2018 £639
Bristol
Bristol 30 September 2018 £639
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2018 £569
East Midlands
East Midlands 22 April 2018 £635
East Midlands
East Midlands 13 May 2018 £669
East Midlands
East Midlands 10 June 2018 £689
East Midlands
East Midlands 26 August 2018 £679
East Midlands
East Midlands 16 September 2018 £689
East Midlands
East Midlands 07 October 2018 £649
Exeter
Exeter 10 June 2018 £709
Exeter
Exeter 16 September 2018 £709
Exeter
Exeter 07 October 2018 £669
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 22 April 2018 £645
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 13 May 2018 £669
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 26 August 2018 £699
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 07 October 2018 £649
Liverpool
Liverpool 29 April 2018 £635
Liverpool
Liverpool 20 May 2018 £609
Liverpool
Liverpool 17 June 2018 £629
Liverpool
Liverpool 23 September 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 April 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 May 2018 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 May 2018 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2018 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 July 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 October 2018 £569
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 April 2018 £629
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 May 2018 £659
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 June 2018 £699
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 26 August 2018 £699
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 September 2018 £689
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 07 October 2018 £649
London Luton
London Luton 29 April 2018 £575
London Luton
London Luton 20 May 2018 £599
London Luton
London Luton 17 June 2018 £619
London Luton
London Luton 01 July 2018 £619
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2018 £619
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2018 £539
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 April 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 May 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 May 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 May 2018 £629
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 June 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 June 2018 £629
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 July 2018 £639
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 September 2018 £639
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2018 £639
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2018 £639
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 October 2018 £569
Manchester
Manchester 15 April 2018 £579
Manchester
Manchester 20 May 2018 £619
Manchester
Manchester 27 May 2018 £619
Manchester
Manchester 24 June 2018 £619
Manchester
Manchester 01 July 2018 £619
Manchester
Manchester 02 September 2018 £629
Manchester
Manchester 30 September 2018 £629
Manchester
Manchester 14 October 2018 £569
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 April 2018 £579
Newcastle
Newcastle 27 May 2018 £619
Newcastle
Newcastle 24 June 2018 £629
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 September 2018 £619
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 September 2018 £619
Southampton
Southampton 22 April 2018 £655
Southampton
Southampton 13 May 2018 £719
Southampton
Southampton 10 June 2018 £729
Southampton
Southampton 26 August 2018 £749
Southampton
Southampton 16 September 2018 £759
Southampton
Southampton 07 October 2018 £699

Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny ★★★★

The contemporary Radisson Blu is centrally located, within walking distance of most of Letterkenny's many amenities, should you wish to explore during your stay.

Station House Hotel Letterkenny ★★★

The Station House Hotel at Letterkenny is conveniently situated by the banks of the tranquil River Swilly, overlooking Oldtown Bridge, close to the centre of this lively community.

Further Information

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.

Special requirements

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.

Itinerary changes

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.

Disabled access

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.

Currency

As this holiday is based in Letterkenny, which is in the Republic of Ireland, but includes travel to and from Belfast plus a visit to the Giant's Causeway (both of which are in Northern Ireland), you will need both sterling and euros.

Tipping

We are often asked about gratuities on our Irish holidays. At the end of a tour it is customary to give a coach driver around £2-3 per person per day and a Tour Manager around £3-5 per person per day; a gratuity of £1 per person per day for dining/waiting staff in your hotel will also be greatly appreciated. In a restaurant leave about 10% of a bill (no need to tip in a bar) and around £2 for services such as hairdressing.

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Donegal and the Giant's Causeway reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Donegal and the Giant's CausewayScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 498 reviews
(10 out of 10)

A

Maidenhead Friends
It was a shame that we lost a day because of the Hurricane but everything was superb.
The food at the hotel was excellent and the rooms were very comfortable. We were in walking distance of the town of Letterkenny and a retail park. When we had time to spare we explored.
I loved The Giant Causeway and Malin head and what a lovely day spent at Glenveagh Castle, with views to die for.
I would like to return sometime soon.
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 10 November 2017
(8 out of 10)

CAROLE

Chandlers Ford, Hampshire Couple
Enjoyed our break, just a shame about the storm which took away 1 day. The hotel was good and staff were brilliant. Have to say this is the only coach trip we have been on where seats were not allocated (!) It was a case of first on, best seat. This didn't suit a lot of people who were happier sitting near the front because of walking/movement problems or motion sickness. It was a bit of bun fight to get on the coach in the mornings and unless you left something on the coach in "your seat" someone else would sit there and in one day alone you could move seats 2-3 times. Not very satisfactory.
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 07 November 2017
(9 out of 10)

ANNE

Daventry Family
Good location for the hotel (Station House). Only complaint was the lack of variation of the vegetables at the evening meals. Brian, the tour manager, was excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 06 November 2017