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FROM: USD $790 pp

This 3-day group tour from Dublin explores County Donegal and the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way, whilst also popping into Northern Ireland to visit the island town of Enniskillen. Marvel at the towering Slieve League Cliffs, embrace the wild nature of Glenveagh National Park, explore Sligo and take in the grand Belvedere House and Gardens before returning to the Irish capital.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates

Trip Highlights

Bective Abbey - See the crumbling ruins of this historic Cistercian Abbey and wander along the ghostly passageways to nowhere
Wild Atlantic Way - See the towering Slieve League Cliffs, which are three times higher than Ireland's famous Cliffs of Moher
Sligo - Stop in the town for lunch, with free time to wander to the port and see the medieval Sligo Abbey
Enniskillen - Pop into Northern Ireland to visit this charming island town, and perhaps find a quiet pub in which to enjoy a drink
Glenveagh National Park - Embrace wild and windswept rural Ireland with time to soak up the scenery and take some photos
Belvedere House - Admire this Victorian mansion and hunting lodge and stroll through the pretty manicured gardens

Included

2 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide 
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Dublin to Donegal

Dublin - Trim - Cavan - Enniskillen (Northern Ireland) - Donegal (Republic of Ireland). Departing Dublin, we travel back in time to the 11th century and visit Bective Abbey, the second Cistercian Abbey in Ireland. Although the abbey is now in ruins, it provides a fascinating experience as you wander through the maze of dead-end passageways and staircases that lead to nowhere. You can let your imagination transport you back to when the abbey was built and picture what daily life might have been like.

Our next stop is Trim, a town located along the River Boyne and the home of Trim Castle, Ireland's largest Norman castle. You are free to explore both the castle and town during our visit.

Next we proceed to Cavan for lunch, before crossing the border into Northern Ireland. Reaching the island town of Enniskillen, you can spend some time exploring the cozy pubs, the castle, or simply strolling through the charming streets at leisure.

We then complete our drive through County Donegal, enjoying the magnificent scenery before arriving in Donegal Town, our base for the next two nights.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:00) - Dublin Nassau Street Pick Up, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

Accommodation: Eske Villa, Railway Lodge or similar
Overnight: Donegal

Day 2

Exploring Country Donegal

The first stop on today's excursion is the dramatic Slieve League Cliffs along the Wild Atlantic Way. These sea cliffs are three times the height of the popular Cliffs of Moher, making them the second highest in Ireland. Captivating views like these make for a perfect opportunity to take out your cameras and snap some Instagram-worthy shots.

While driving through the stunning and winding Glengesh Pass, towering mountains and steep valleys give us a sense of awe-inspiring smallness. A brief photo stop here refreshes you for the next adventure, as it's time to head to Leo's Tavern for lunch. A local watering hole, Leo's is known for hosting famous artists such as Clannad, Moya Brennan, and Enya.

After lunch, we move on to Glenveagh National Park Visitor Centre. This nationally protected area, located in County Donegal, offers an escape for nature and wildlife lovers, complete with breathtaking scenery and photo opportunities. As the day comes to a close, we head back to Donegal for the night and perhaps a nightcap at a local pub.

Accommodation: Eske Villa, Railway Lodge or similar
Overnight: Donegal  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Sligo & Belvedere House

Donegal - Sligo - Dublin. Today we begin to make our way back to Dublin, with several stops en route. Our first visit is to Mullaghmore Beach, a favored spot for a scenic beach walk and photography. Next, we head to Sligo, a historic coastal seaport with numerous noteworthy sites such as the Sligo County Museum and the Sligo Abbey, a medieval ruin showcasing the town's literary heritage.

After a delicious lunch at leisure, we drive through the heart of Ireland to Belvedere House and Gardens. This hunting lodge was constructed by Richard Cassels, Ireland's celebrated Palladian architect, for Robert Rochfort, the 1st Earl of Belvedere, in 1740. The mansion has an impressive Victorian walled garden and a charming forest that makes it a perfect place to end our trip. Our journey concludes with a drive back to Dublin.

Please note: This tour ends at 18:15 - Dublin Nassau Street Drop Off, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
28 Jun - 30 Jun 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
05 Jul - 07 Jul 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
02 Aug - 04 Aug 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
09 Aug - 11 Aug 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
16 Aug - 18 Aug 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
23 Aug - 25 Aug 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
06 Sep - 08 Sep 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
13 Sep - 15 Sep 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
20 Sep - 22 Sep 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
27 Sep - 29 Sep 19% off
USD $1,055
USD $855
USD $1,195
USD $968
04 Oct - 06 Oct 19% off
USD $975
USD $790
USD $1,125
USD $911
11 Oct - 13 Oct 19% off
USD $975
USD $790
USD $1,125
USD $911
18 Oct - 20 Oct 19% off
USD $975
USD $790
USD $1,125
USD $911
25 Oct - 27 Oct 19% off
USD $975
USD $790
USD $1,125
USD $911

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
28 Jun - 30 Jun 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
05 Jul - 07 Jul 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
02 Aug - 04 Aug 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
09 Aug - 11 Aug 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
16 Aug - 18 Aug 19% off G
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
23 Aug - 25 Aug 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
06 Sep - 08 Sep 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
13 Sep - 15 Sep 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
20 Sep - 22 Sep 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
27 Sep - 29 Sep 19% off
USD $1,095
USD $887
USD $1,215
USD $984
04 Oct - 06 Oct 19% off
USD $1,015
USD $822
USD $1,145
USD $927
11 Oct - 13 Oct 19% off
USD $1,015
USD $822
USD $1,145
USD $927
18 Oct - 20 Oct 19% off
USD $1,015
USD $822
USD $1,145
USD $927
25 Oct - 27 Oct 19% off
USD $1,015
USD $822
USD $1,145
USD $927

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Dublin
Ends
Dublin
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Countries
Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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