A section of the Wild Atlantic Way at Donegal | Ireland
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FROM: CAD $1,884 pp

Discover the highlights of Northern Ireland and County Donegal on this 5-day group tour encompassing the Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild Atlantic Way. Visit the spectacular Giant's Causeway and see the towering Slieve League Cliffs. Admire a popular filming location Game of Thrones' Mussenden Temple. Visit Derry and Donegal, explore royal Hillsborough Castle and stay in the island town of Enniskillen.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates
Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Giant's Causeway - Marvel at this incredible UNESCO-listed rock formation, one of the highlights of Northern Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way - Admire the stunning scenery, dramatic cliffs and wheeling seabirds of the Donegal section of this famous coastal trail
Causeway Coastal Route - Wander along the sandy shores of Downhill beach and take in the 18th century Mussenden Temple
County Donegal - Prepare to be spellbound by this part of Ireland, with its striking coastal views, rugged mountain peaks, and rich Irish heritage.
Glenveagh National Park - Delve into the beauty and history of this stunning natural landscape.
Derry - See the incredibly well-preserved city walls and explore this historic city at your own pace
Glens of Antrim - Venture off the beaten path through this captivating valley landscape, cherished by both locals and travellers alike.
Old Bushmills Distillery - Sample traditional Irish whiskey in the world's oldest licensed distillery, which has been operating since 1608
Slieve League Cliffs - Behold Ireland's second-highest sea cliffs, towering three times higher than the Cliffs of Moher.

Included

4 breakfasts
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
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.
4 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Escorted by a local driver-guide (tour guide and minibus changes on day 3)
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

The Giant's Causeway & whiskey

Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Portrush. Departing Belfast, we head north along the Causeway Coastal Route towards Carrickfergus, boasting one of Northern Ireland's best preserved Norman castles. Admire craggy cliffs, majestic ruined castles and beautiful scenery en-route. We’ll pause here briefly to capture some stunning photos of this impressive fortress before continuing our adventure to the breath-taking Glenariff Forest Park. This region of Northern Ireland is so breathtakingly beautiful that it has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The winding roads that lead here certainly add to its charm, making it feel like a hidden gem off the beaten path.

The next stop is Forest Park, with chance to indulge in some tea or coffee, or take a trip to the near-by waterfall. We continue our adventure north, navigating the exhilarating path to Torr Head. Along the way, make sure to keep an eye out for the magnificent view across the sea to Scotland, where the rugged Mull of Kintyre emerges on the horizon. The vista here is truly unforgettable. Once we reach the top of Northern Ireland, we visit Ballycastle for lunch and some free time.

We continue onwards towards Portrush. The highlight of this coastal drive is the magnificent Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO-listed geological formation where history, myth, and the sheer power of geology converge in a spectacular display. Marvel at this highlight of Northern Ireland before we continue to Bushmills Distillery for an optional tasting of their famous whiskey. We also make a quick photo stop at Dunluce Castle.

We arrive in the charming town of Portrush in the late afternoon. The rest of today is at leisure.

Please note: Pick up point for this tour is at 8:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:00) - Belfast Pick-Up, Donegall Square West, Belfast, BT1 6JH

Accommodation: Mandalay B&B, Aranmore Lodge or similar
Overnight: Portrush

Day 2

Derry, Dunree Head & Donegal

Portrush - Derry - Dunree - Donegal. Departing Portrush, we head to Derry (Londonderry). The city teems with history, from its remarkably well-preserved historic walls to the poignant murals that commemorate its troubled past. With some free time on our hands, we have the option to independently explore Derry or join a guided walking tour.

After that, we re-join the coastline, stopping at the picturesque Dunree Head. The journey there involves a winding, clifftop road that offers breath-taking views. Upon reaching Dunree Head, we can overlook Dunree Beach and Lough Swilly, extending the gaze to the Fanad Peninsula. History enthusiasts will also find the Dunree Fort military museum fascinating to explore.

From this point, we'll journey through Mamore Gap, renowned as one of Ireland’s most picturesque routes. We pause for a moment to capture the stunning views from this famous vantage point. Our expedition then leads us to Donegal Town, where we will stay for the next two nights. Along the way, we’ll take additional breaks to explore, based on the weather and the group's preferences, before settling in for a well-earned rest.

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

Day 3

Bunbeg & Glenveagh National Park

Donegal - Bungbeg - Donegal. Today, we venture along the Wild Atlantic Way, a remarkable 1,600-mile coastal trail that ranks as one of the longest in the world, running the entire span of Ireland’s west coast. As we travel to Bunbeg, we'll make several stops to explore, with our itinerary adaptable to the weather and your specific interests, ensuring a memorable journey through this breath-taking landscape. We make our lunch stop in Gaeltacht town, where the Irish language is predominent.

Next, we continue along the Wild Atlantic Way, stopping at various points that offer stunning vistas of the rugged coastline and nearby islands. The journey then takes us through the awe-inspiring Glenveagh National Park. Here, we’ll disembark to allow time to fully experience the park’s splendour, including the craggy Derryveagh Mountains, the majestic Glenveagh Castle, and the stunning Glenveagh Valley. There's many walking routes here, or we can explore the castle accessed by a shuttle bus. We then head back to Donegal for the night.

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

Day 4

Donegal to Enniskillen

Donegal - Enniskillen. Today we explore more of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route. We start with a visit to the Slieve League Cliffs, which tower 600 metres above the ocean (some of the highest in Europe).

Passing through the Gaelic-speaking communities of rural Ireland, we drive through the striking mountain pass at Glengesh to Ardara, a scenic village where we stop for lunch.

Heading back to the coast, we make our way to Eniskillen to spend the night. We plan to arrive in the late afternoon, allowing some time to explore this vibrant, charming town. Situated on a small island in Lough Erne, Enniskillen boasts a picturesque setting, making it a perfect and idyllic stopover.

Accommodation: Westville Hotel or similar.
Overnight: Enniskillen  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Hillsborough Castle & Back to Belfast

Enniskillen - Hillsborough - Belfast. We bid farewell to this charming island town and set off to our next destination, Hillsborough Castle, renowned for its marvellous gardens. Here, we can explore it's ornamental landscapes, serene woodlands, and picturesque glens that have delighted the Royal Family and numerous visitors over the years. There's an optional tour of the castle's exquisite state rooms, uncovering its intriguing history (tickets subject to availability), and perhaps enjoy a leisurely lunch.

Following this visit, it's a brief journey back to Belfast where we have the option to explore the Titanic Museum in the Titanic Quarter or remain on the bus for a scenic tour around the city, concluding our adventure.
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.

2025
Twin Share
Single Room
07 Apr - 11 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
14 Apr - 18 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
21 Apr - 25 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
28 Apr - 02 May 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
05 May - 09 May 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
12 May - 16 May 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
19 May - 23 May 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
26 May - 30 May 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
02 Jun - 06 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
09 Jun - 13 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
16 Jun - 20 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
23 Jun - 27 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
30 Jun - 04 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
07 Jul - 11 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
14 Jul - 18 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
21 Jul - 25 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
28 Jul - 01 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
04 Aug - 08 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
11 Aug - 15 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
18 Aug - 22 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
25 Aug - 29 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
01 Sep - 05 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
08 Sep - 12 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
15 Sep - 19 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
22 Sep - 26 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
29 Sep - 03 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $3,325
CAD $2,660
06 Oct - 10 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
13 Oct - 17 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
20 Oct - 24 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604
27 Oct - 31 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $3,255
CAD $2,604

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Bed & Breakfast, Donegal

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

On this tour, you will stay in bed and breakfast properties (B&Bs). These are usually smaller residential properties, with just a handful of guest rooms. You’ll have a bedroom, bathroom and often, access to a communal dining room for breakfast. Rooms will always be clean and comfortable, with a private bathroom. Bathrooms are usually en-suite, but on rare occasions, access may be via a communal hallway. This means that the bathroom will still be private and only for your personal use, but it is not en-suite (located in the room). You will need to leave the room to use the bathroom.

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.

2025
Twin Share
Single Room
07 Apr - 11 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
14 Apr - 18 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
21 Apr - 25 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
28 Apr - 02 May 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
05 May - 09 May 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
12 May - 16 May 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
19 May - 23 May 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
26 May - 30 May 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
02 Jun - 06 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
09 Jun - 13 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
16 Jun - 20 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
23 Jun - 27 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
30 Jun - 04 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
07 Jul - 11 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
14 Jul - 18 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
21 Jul - 25 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
28 Jul - 01 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
04 Aug - 08 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
11 Aug - 15 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
18 Aug - 22 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
25 Aug - 29 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
01 Sep - 05 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
08 Sep - 12 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
15 Sep - 19 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
22 Sep - 26 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
29 Sep - 03 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,735
CAD $2,188
CAD $3,825
CAD $3,060
06 Oct - 10 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
13 Oct - 17 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
20 Oct - 24 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004
27 Oct - 31 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,665
CAD $2,132
CAD $3,755
CAD $3,004

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Belfast
Ends
Belfast
Departs
Mondays & Thursdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Ireland, Northern Ireland
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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