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Donegal & the Giant's Causeway

6 days from £499*
Departing: April - October 2018
* Price shown: 15 April 2018 from London Stansted - STN
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £79 PER PERSON!

OFFER ENDS 30TH SEPTEMBER*

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 15 April 2018 £499
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 May 2018 £539
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 May 2018 £539
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 June 2018 £549
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 June 2018 £559
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 September 2018 £569
Birmingham
Birmingham 16 September 2018 £569
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 October 2018 £529
Bristol
Bristol 15 April 2018 £519
Bristol
Bristol 29 April 2018 £535
Bristol
Bristol 06 May 2018 £559
Bristol
Bristol 27 May 2018 £559
Bristol
Bristol 03 June 2018 £569
Bristol
Bristol 24 June 2018 £579
Bristol
Bristol 02 September 2018 £579
Bristol
Bristol 09 September 2018 £579
Bristol
Bristol 30 September 2018 £579
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2018 £509
East Midlands
East Midlands 22 April 2018 £575
East Midlands
East Midlands 13 May 2018 £609
East Midlands
East Midlands 10 June 2018 £629
East Midlands
East Midlands 26 August 2018 £619
East Midlands
East Midlands 16 September 2018 £629
East Midlands
East Midlands 07 October 2018 £589
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 22 April 2018 £585
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 13 May 2018 £609
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 26 August 2018 £639
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 07 October 2018 £589
Liverpool
Liverpool 29 April 2018 £525
Liverpool
Liverpool 20 May 2018 £549
Liverpool
Liverpool 17 June 2018 £569
Liverpool
Liverpool 23 September 2018 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 April 2018 £519
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 May 2018 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 May 2018 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2018 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2018 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 July 2018 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2018 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2018 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 October 2018 £509
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 April 2018 £569
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 May 2018 £599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 June 2018 £639
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 26 August 2018 £639
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 September 2018 £629
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 07 October 2018 £589
London Luton
London Luton 29 April 2018 £515
London Luton
London Luton 20 May 2018 £539
London Luton
London Luton 17 June 2018 £559
London Luton
London Luton 01 July 2018 £559
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2018 £559
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2018 £499
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 April 2018 £499
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 May 2018 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 May 2018 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 May 2018 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 June 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 June 2018 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 July 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 September 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 October 2018 £509
Manchester
Manchester 15 April 2018 £519
Manchester
Manchester 20 May 2018 £559
Manchester
Manchester 27 May 2018 £559
Manchester
Manchester 24 June 2018 £559
Manchester
Manchester 01 July 2018 £559
Manchester
Manchester 02 September 2018 £569
Manchester
Manchester 30 September 2018 £569
Manchester
Manchester 14 October 2018 £509
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 April 2018 £519
Newcastle
Newcastle 27 May 2018 £559
Newcastle
Newcastle 24 June 2018 £569
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 September 2018 £559
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 September 2018 £559
Southampton
Southampton 22 April 2018 £595
Southampton
Southampton 13 May 2018 £659
Southampton
Southampton 10 June 2018 £669
Southampton
Southampton 26 August 2018 £689
Southampton
Southampton 16 September 2018 £699
Southampton
Southampton 07 October 2018 £639

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.

*Low deposit of £79 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Donegal and the Giant's Causeway reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Donegal and the Giant's CausewayScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 438 reviews
(8 out of 10)

MARGARET

Leicester UK Family
It was what it said on the tin. I personally found the time spent in the coach was too long for comfort but in return we saw some fabulous places and had enough time to explore and enjoy the stunning scenery.
Confirmed traveller: 08 September 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017
(10 out of 10)

TREVOR

Couple
of all the holidays we have with newmarket this was the best Sam the Courier and Tommy the driver were brilliant the hotel and the food was perfect, The people on the tour made it complete
Confirmed traveller: 08 September 2017
Published on: 17 September 2017
(8 out of 10)

JOHN

Reading Friends
A nice short break in merry Ireland! Hotel adequate , could have spent much longer at the giants causeway ,as we needed lunch there, and for me the highlight of the trip.

Unfortunately on booking in for our return flight, we found we were booked on the next day's flight, which meant a few phone calls, but we had a very helpful airline check in lady. Luckily the flight was not full, and we waited 1 hour not knowing if we were going to get home that day. A mistake at Newmarket, our confirmation paperwork was correct, flight booking was not.
Confirmed traveller: 08 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017