You will be taken to the most northerly point of Ireland, County Donegal, almost completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Donegal’s scenery and welcome is a true national treasure. This tour, from start to finish, will have you wishing it could start all over again.
The Central Hotel Donegal, offers varied dining, regular live entertainment and complimentary leisure facilities. Each en-suite bedroom is classically finished to provide you with the highest level of comfort.
Day One - We depart Crymych mid-morning and make our way to Fishguard for the 13.10pm crossing to Rosslare. We then continue to our overnight hotel.
Day Two - After a full Irish breakfast, we make our way towards Donegal with comfort stops on route. Our hotel is positioned right in the centre of the town where music echoes throughout the small streets.
Day Three - This morning, we visit the highest marine cliffs in Europe, the towering Slieve League Cliffs, standing a staggering 609m high above the Atlantic Ocean. From the cliffs’ visitor centre, we board a minibus for a guided tour of the cliffs, where we will gain an insight into the local wildlife and spectacular geography of the area. This afternoon we enjoy a fascinating factory tour of the world-famous Belleek China Pottery. After exploring the small museum, your tour guide will take you around the factory where you can watch the different stages of the pottery making process and speak with the craftspeople as they work. There will also be time to explore the shop and enjoy refreshments in the café.
Day Four - This morning we travel to the Glenveagh National Park for a guided tour of Glenveagh Castle. Learn about its fascinating history before spending time in the renowned Gardens which boast a multitude of exotic plants. This afternoon visit Lifford Courthouse for a ‘Live’ tour which will see you taking a step back in time, as you mingle with prisoners from years gone by in Donegal’s original county jail! An actor will take you down into the original dungeon cells where you will face arrest by our prison guard, suffer a lesson with the stern schoolmaster and try and avoid some pesky asylum inmates. Any caught misbehaving will be thrown in solitary confinement or even worse – the stocks!
Day Five - Free day - Relax and enjoy what Donegal has to offer. Visit the castle, take a boat trip or sit back a listen to endless live music that the town is famous for. (Boat trip can be organised by group leader).
Day Six – Sadly, it’s time to depart and start our journey back to Rosslare for our 6pm ferry to Fishguard.