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Discover Donegal, Slieve League Cliffs & Wild Atlantic Way

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8922

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

6 days

Ireland 2021

PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Windswept with mountain passes, labyrinthine coastlines and picturesque towns, we explore the unspoilt highlights of County Donegal in the stunning north west of Ireland on this delightful break. We take in some of the breathtaking coastal scenery from different perspectives, including a cruise around Donegal Bay and a scenic drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, which struts proudly as the world’s longest defined coastal route. We also admire the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the incredible Slieve League Cliffs and discover the history of the area with a fascinating visit to the Glencolmcille Folk Village.

Itinerary

Day 1
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin where our tour manager joins us. We continue onwards to our overnight hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 2 – Donegal Waterbus Cruise
We head to Donegal where we start with a leisurely cruise on Donegal Bay. Here we can spot the seal colony on Seal Island and admire the beauty of the Bluestack Mountains. Complete with a full commentary about the history, environment and wildlife of the area, this is a lovely way to take in the stunning natural beauty of Donegal Bay. 

The rest of the day is free to discover Donegal at your leisure.There is plenty to explore in this photogenic town, from the restored 15th-century castle to the ruined Franciscan Priory, or you may like to browse the traditional Donegal tweed in Magee’s, the town’s historic department store. 

Later we check in to the Central Hotel in Donegal, our base for the next three nights.

Day 3 – Glencolmcille Folk Village, Slieve League Cliffs & Killybegs
We start with a visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village. This living history ‘museum’ is a replica of a rural village offering a glimpse into life as it was for our ancestors.

We then head tothe Slieve League Cliffs, one of Ireland’s best kept secrets.Rising almost 2,000 feet from the Atlantic, they are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe and offer outstanding panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay.

Finally we call at Killybegs, Ireland’s largest fishing port with a scenic harbour and also famous for its tapestries and carpets.


Day 4 – Glenveagh Castle & National Park
This morning we enjoy a scenic drive through County Donegal, passing the imposing Mount Errigal and Bloodyforeland, named after the intense red hue of the rocks during sunset. We travel to the Glenveagh National Park, a designated Special Area of Conservation and one of six national parks in Ireland. Located in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains, the park is a remote and beautiful sanctuary of peaceful lakes, peat bogs and rugged mountains. After visiting the park and exploring the striking Glenveagh Castle, we continue our picturesque journey with a coastal drive along the Wild Atlantic Way to the lovely village of Dunfanaghy.

Day 5 – Dublin (with optional guided tour £14pp)
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. There are plenty of historic sites, architectural splendours and iconic monuments to see from the oldest, Dublin Castle, to one of the newest, the Spire of Dublin. Or you may like to experience one of Dublin’s traditional pubs – there are 1,000 lining the city’s cobbled streets! We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
We check out of our hotel very early to catch the ferry back to Holyhead; therefore a voucher will be provided to enjoy breakfast on board. On arrival in Holyhead, we continue our journey home.

Due to ferry times, coach pickup times may be very early in the morning.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 2 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in the Dublin area with dinner & breakfast*
  • 3 nights at the 3-star Central Hotel, Donegal with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Glencolmcille Folk Village, Slieve League Cliffs, Killybegs, Glenveagh Castle and National Park & Dublin
  • Cruise on Donegal Bay
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£14pp)

    *Please note: due to our early departure, breakfast on the final morning will be taken on the ferry.

Search Bullets

  • 2 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in the Dublin area with dinner & breakfast*
  • 3 nights at the 3-star Central Hotel, Donegal with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Glencolmcille Folk Village, Slieve League Cliffs, Killybegs, Glenveagh Castle and National Park & Dublin
  • Cruise on Donegal Bay
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

Helpful Information

*Please note for coach departures: due to our early departure, breakfast on the final morning will be taken on the ferry.

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Itinerary

Day 1
We fly to Dublin airport and are transferred to our overnight hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 2 – Donegal Waterbus Cruise
We head to Donegal where we start with a leisurely cruise on Donegal Bay. Here we can spot the seal colony on Seal Island and admire the beauty of the Bluestack Mountains. Complete with a full commentary about the history, environment and wildlife of the area, this is a lovely way to take in the stunning natural beauty of Donegal Bay. 

The rest of the day is free to discover Donegal at your leisure.There is plenty to explore in this photogenic town, from the restored 15th-century castle to the ruined Franciscan Priory, or you may like to browse the traditional Donegal tweed in Magee’s, the town’s historic department store. 

Later we check in to the Central Hotel in Donegal, our base for the next three nights.

Day 3 – Glencolmcille Folk Village, Slieve League Cliffs & Killybegs
We start with a visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village. This living history ‘museum’ is a replica of a rural village offering a glimpse into life as it was for our ancestors.

We then head tothe Slieve League Cliffs, one of Ireland’s best kept secrets.Rising almost 2,000 feet from the Atlantic, they are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe and offer outstanding panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay.

Finally we call at Killybegs, Ireland’s largest fishing port with a scenic harbour and also famous for its tapestries and carpets.


Day 4 – Glenveagh Castle & National Park
This morning we enjoy a scenic drive through County Donegal, passing the imposing Mount Errigal and Bloodyforeland, named after the intense red hue of the rocks during sunset. We travel to the Glenveagh National Park, a designated Special Area of Conservation and one of six national parks in Ireland. Located in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains, the park is a remote and beautiful sanctuary of peaceful lakes, peat bogs and rugged mountains. After visiting the park and exploring the striking Glenveagh Castle, we continue our picturesque journey with a coastal drive along the Wild Atlantic Way to the lovely village of Dunfanaghy.

Day 5 – Dublin (with optional guided tour £14pp)
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. There are plenty of historic sites, architectural splendours and iconic monuments to see from the oldest, Dublin Castle, to one of the newest, the Spire of Dublin. Or you may like to experience one of Dublin’s traditional pubs – there are 1,000 lining the city’s cobbled streets! We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city  before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
We transfer to Dublin airport for our return flight home.

Air Bullets

  • Return flights to Dublin* ATOL Protected
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
  • 2 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in the Dublin area with dinner & breakfast
  • 3 nights at the 3-star Central Hotel, Donegal with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Glencolmcille Folk Village, Slieve League Cliffs, Killybegs, Glenveagh Castle and National Park & Dublin
  • Cruise on Donegal Bay
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£14pp)

Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

You will be met at Dublin airport and transferred in the late afternoon to join the tour coach in the Dublin area as it arrives from the ferry. This will be done in shared vehicles so you may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum. On the return day, you will be transferred from the overnight hotel in the Dublin area back to the airport.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

Booking Flights

Ireland

Please note the following information when booking flights.

  • We will need passenger names (First and Last name only) as per passport. These names MUST match with your passport (please add in the “notes” section of the booking process)

  • Please note the flights will be booked in the names given to us during the booking and that changes to names will incur a charge from the airline which will be passed on to you, along with a £10.00 Just Go! amendment fee. (If you do not enter a full name during the booking process one of our reservations staff will contact you following your booking)

  • Are you travelling on a British passport? (If not please let us know)

  • Do you or any of you party require assistance at the airport

  • Luggage will be booked as per the flight terms above. Where hold luggage is included this will be the airline minimum usually 15 or 20kg per person.

  • Day time flights will be booked and time sent over by either post or email on the ATOL certificate. (Flights booked outside the hours of 0600-18:00 customers will be contacted.)

  • Flight arrivals/departures are grouped for transfers and passengers may have to wait up to an hour on arrival for incoming/delayed flights.

  • Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable once they are booked by our air department.

  • Where applicable clients must be able to do their own online check in. If you wish us to do this on your behalf the charge is £25 per person and you must complete a form which we will send to you.

  • For Irish holidays on arrival at Dublin airport please collect your luggage and clear customs - your will be transferred from the airport to a local hotel to await the arrival of your tour coach. Your transfer will take place at 16:30 hrs and at 18:00 hrs and our representative will be waiting from 17:00 hrs in both Terminal One and the Main Terminal to assist you in finding the correct transfer vehicle. Afternoon flights will be booked to tie in with the above transfers times.
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Accommodation

Central Hotel

The 3-star Central Hotel is ideally located in the Diamond, the main square in Donegal town. The en-suite rooms offer multi-channel TV, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant, bar and leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and steam room.

We also spend the first and last night of our stay at a conveniently located 3-star hotel in the Dublin area.

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