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|Travel partner||Newmarket Holidays|
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Donegal & the Giant's Causeway
Join us amid some of Ireland's finest scenery. A land of rivers and loughs, some sweeping in from the sea; of 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.
- Return flights from your local airport to Belfast
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- Four nights' bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the Station House Hotel Letterkenny
- A full-day included excursion to the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to Belfast and transfer to your hotel (approximately two hours). Depending on your arrival time, you'll be able to spend the rest of the day exploring the town or relaxing in a pub or cafe.
Spend today exploring Letterkenny, or join our optional half-day excursion to Donegal. Centred on its ancient marketplace, the 'Diamond', Donegal has a rich history that is reflected in its imposing Jacobean castle. Wander the streets, or take a 70-minute waterbus trip (payable locally) around Donegal Bay, before we return to our hotel.
This morning we'll head to the windswept coast of County Antrim for our included excursion to the Giant's Causeway. Long associated with legendary Irish hero Finn McCool, its basalt columns, which rise like stepping stones from the Atlantic, were in fact formed after a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Take the minibus from the visitor centre to the Causeway, or walk the mile or so along the cliff path and marvel at the breathtaking views.After time for lunch (payable locally), we'll continue to Dunluce Castle, one of the most extensive ruins of a medieval castle in Northern Ireland, rising dramatically from a precipitous basaltic rock standing over a hundred-feet sheer above the wild sea. Explore this dramatic place before we return to Letterkenny.
Today's optional excursion is to the stunning Inishowen Peninsula, home of Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head. Visit the Doagh Isle Famine Village, where 19th-century Irish life is recreated, before continuing through theremote peninsula town of Carndonagh to see wild, windswept Malin.You'll return this evening to Letterkenny.
Transfer back to Belfast for your flight home, taking with you some wonderful memories of this very special part of the world.
Radisson SAS Letterkenny
The contemporary Radisson SAS is centrally located, within walking distance of most of Letterkenny's many amenities, should you wish to explore during your stay.
Offering a warm welcome and a high standard of service, the hotel's facilities include an indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna, and steam room. The hotel's restaurant, Tribeca, serves fine Irish cuisine, and the Oak Bar and Grill serves a selection of drinks and lighter meals.The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, and all have private facilities, tea- and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers, and cable TV."An excellent modern base for a short break, with plenty of 'home comforts' should you not wish to venture into town."
The Ramada Encore 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.
The hotel has its own Depot cafe-bar, which serves food and drinks from dawn until dusk.The guest rooms are modern in style, comfortable and well-appointed. Each offers private facilities, TV and a direct-dial telephone."A comfortable, centrally located base offering excellent value for money."
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|13-Apr-2014||Liverpool John Lennon||4||319.00||book|
We have just returned from a fabulous tour of Donegal and the Giant's Causeway - wonderful scenery and great company. We made some new friends and the sun shone for us. But really I am writing about Brian Dodd our tour guide who was exceptional.
Mr & Mrs Williams