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Donegal & the Giant's Causeway

6 days from £499*
Departing: June - October 2017
* Price shown: 15 October 2017 from London Stansted - STN
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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 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 Four: 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 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 11 June 2017 £639
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 June 2017 £659
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 August 2017 £579
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 September 2017 £589
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 September 2017 £639
Birmingham
Birmingham 24 September 2017 £569
Birmingham
Birmingham 01 October 2017 £569
Birmingham
Birmingham 15 October 2017 £539
Bristol
Bristol 25 June 2017 £594
Bristol
Bristol 02 July 2017 £679
Bristol
Bristol 10 September 2017 £659
Bristol
Bristol 17 September 2017 £589
Bristol
Bristol 08 October 2017 £539
Bristol
Bristol 15 October 2017 £529
East Midlands
East Midlands 03 September 2017 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 01 October 2017 £589
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 18 June 2017 £639
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 03 September 2017 £649
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 01 October 2017 £639
Liverpool
Liverpool 27 August 2017 £589
Liverpool
Liverpool 24 September 2017 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 June 2017 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 July 2017 £699
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 September 2017 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 October 2017 £509
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 June 2017 £669
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 03 September 2017 £679
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 October 2017 £619
London Luton
London Luton 11 June 2017 £559
London Luton
London Luton 27 August 2017 £579
London Luton
London Luton 24 September 2017 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 25 June 2017 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 July 2017 £669
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 September 2017 £639
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 October 2017 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 October 2017 £499
Manchester
Manchester 25 June 2017 £599
Manchester
Manchester 10 September 2017 £659
Manchester
Manchester 08 October 2017 £539
Newcastle
Newcastle 25 June 2017 £609
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 September 2017 £649
Newcastle
Newcastle 08 October 2017 £559
Southampton
Southampton 18 June 2017 £679
Southampton
Southampton 03 September 2017 £709
Southampton
Southampton 01 October 2017 £689

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.

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.

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.

Donegal and the Giant's Causeway reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Donegal and the Giant's CausewayScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 334 reviews
(9 out of 10)

ANTHONY

Great Harwood Family
A very enjoyable tour with interesting intinerary. Tour manager Brian was very helpful and coach driver Tommy very amusing. The tour was made all the better due to the
excellent October weather.
The Radisson Blu hotel was very comfortable with excellent staff and in a great location. The only downside was the long table seating layout for meals. This made for cramped eating space and difficult access and egress from the table.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 26 October 2016
(10 out of 10)

Penny

Box, Corsham, Wiltshire Couple
It was an excellent way of visiting the beautiful scenery of County Donegal and the Giant's Causeway.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 26 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

JACQUELINE

Crawley Down Family
Very good holiday for the price. Tour manager very attentive & gave lots of interesting information. Hotel & staff very good.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 24 October 2016
(9 out of 10)

Andrew

Newport Couple
E xcellent holiday in all respects(apart from comments below) made more enjoyable because we were very lucky with the weather.

Had long wait at Belfast Airport as whole tour left Letterkenney at same time.Ok for
flight at 17.05pm not so good for our flight at 18.25pm which was made worse because of an almost 2 hour flight delay

That apart had a very enjoyable holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 24 October 2016
(10 out of 10)

MARIA

Isle of wight Couple
Excellent throughout. Very professional staff, Brian the tour guide, all the coach drivers and hotel staff. Excellent choice of excursions, good value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 23 October 2016
(9 out of 10)

BRIAN

Bristol Friends
Sir/Madam,
May I say that Mr Brian Dodds was the best tour manager that I have experienced: he was courteous, affable,informative and, always, attentive to one's needs.
Yours,
Dr Brian Atkins.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 23 October 2016
(10 out of 10)

JULIE

Bexleyheath, Kent Family
Really enjoyed my holiday. Minor fault the Hotel served mashed potatoes all the time! Not a fan of mash. Gatwick flight fine and easy. Belfast a nightmare. they had 1 desk open for checking in 3 flights. Arrived at 1500 for 1720 flight, had no time at the airport due to delays everywhere, spent the entire 3 hours in various queues. Would not have got through them all in time if there had not been a delay to our flight. Definitely need a revision of that. But again I loved the holiday and the hotel all but the mash.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 23 October 2016