Ulster Explorer 7 Days - Mcgettigans Hotel
Our varied tour takes in the best known sights of the traditional province of Ulster, from Belfast and her historic shipbuilding quarter, to the Royal Residence of Hillsborough Castle, concluding at the dramatic coastline on the far West. Note that this holiday stays for 3 nights at the Adair Arms Hotel in Ballymena, 3 nights at the Bayview Hotel in Killybegs and one night in a hotel near Dublin on the return journey.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Lough Erne
We travel to the Fermanagh Lakelands and take a boat trip (included in tour cost)./nThe islands of picturesque Lower Lough Erne were spared the spread of potato blight during the famine years. /nToday the islands are home to many unusual birds including the Garden Warbler./n
Day 3 - Full Day - Bushmills & Giant’s Causeway
Bushmills is a small village in the far north of Northern Ireland, famed for its distillery./nThe spectacular tessellated bassalt columns of Giant's Causeway reputedly stretch all the way to Scotland./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 5 - Full Day - Slieve League and Glencolmcille Folk Village
The dramatic cliffs of Slieve League rise precipitously to 600m above the Atlantic Ocean./nThe cliffs are home to unique flora and fauna, but it's the scenery that is most enthralling./nThe visitor centre offers a friendly welcome and sells locally made crafts./nWe journey to the remote village of Glencolmcille, typical of the Irish speaking parts of Donegal./nWe visit the village's museum (included in tour cost) to learn about historic rural Donegal life./nThe area owes much to Fr James McDyer, founder of the museum and patron of many other local projects./n
Day 6 - Donegal Town
The town’s attractions include a castle, boat trips and a Railway Heritage Centre commemorating the former 200 mile network of narrow gauge lines that once criss-crossed North West Ireland. /n
Day 7 - Return Travel
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