24th – 30th September 2023
Experience beauty in all its glory whilst exploring this stunning part of Southern Ireland. With a waterbus guided tour taking in the beautiful coastline scenery and landmarks to a visit of Irelands best kept secret – Sliabh Liag and time to explore Glenveagh National Park you certainly will be spoilt by the stunning beauty of Donegal.
Day 1: Depart our local area and make our way to Pembroke to board our ferry over to Rosslare, Southern Ireland stopping enroute for comfort and refreshment stops. Once we arrive in Rosslare we make our way to the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross arriving in time for our evening meal.
Day 2: After breakfast we depart the Brandon House Hotel and make our way to the Central Hotel in Donegal stopping at Scanlons Pub in Kinegad for our lunchtime stop, a traditional Irish bar/restaurant with a good choice of menu to choose from whilst enjoying the magical Irish vibe. (Lunch not included). After our lunch time stop we then continue our journey onto “The Shed Distillery” at Drumshanbo where we will enjoy a guided tour of the distillery, a Gin and Whisky tasting experience and time to enjoy a refreshment in the Distillery Café. After our free time in the Distillery we then make our way to our hotel arriving in time to enjoy our evening meal.
Day 3: After breakfast we depart our hotel and make a short walk to board our waterbus in Donegal for a fantastic sightseeing tour taking in The Old Abbey, Ballyboyle Island, The Coastguard Station, The Island of St Ernans and many more points of interest all pointed out by your onboard guide. On your return leg you will be entertained by an onboard sing-a-long music cabaret and a drink from the fully stocked bar if you wish (drinks extra). Once back in the harbour you will have free time to explore the historic town of Donegal or even take a visit to the Castle or Donegal Abbey. After your free time you will have plenty of time to refresh before enjoying our evening meal.
Day 4: After breakfast we make our way to Glencolmcille Folk Village – a thatched- roofed replica of a rural village offering a glimpse into daily life as it was during past centuries and how our ancestors lived. After our visit we make our way to one of Irelands best kept secret, Irelands highest Sea Cliffs – Sliabh Liag. Be prepared to be dazzled by the stunning panoramic view across Donegal Bay! before continuing our journey onto Killlybeg the largest fishing port in the country and Ireland. Here you will have free time to explore this wonderful town - the amazing gem of Donegal before returning back to our hotel arriving in time for our evening meal.
Day 5: After breakfast we make our way to visit Glenveagh National Park situated in the heart of Derryveagh Mountains where you will experience the beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodlands aswell as time to explore Glenveagh Castle, a 19th century castlellated Mansion built between 1867 and 1873. After our time of exploring we make our way to the little scenic village of Dunfanaghy formerly a fishing port for some free time to explore before making our way back to our hotel arriving in time to enjoy our evening meal.
Day 6: After breakfast we depart the Central Hotel in Donegal to make our way to Dublin to board our ferry over to Holyhead stopping enroute for a light lunch stop at The Lavey Inn at Cavan (Lunch not included). Once we arrive in Holyhead we then continue our journey onto our overnight hotel arriving in time for our evening meal.
Day 7: After breakfast we depart our hotel with some amazing memories of the beauty of Donegal and make our way home stopping enroute for refreshment and comfort stops.