From Dublin: 3-Day Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way Tour

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Travel from Dublin to explore the Wild Atlantic Way on this three-day tour. Feel the magic in the small villages, admire coastal views, and learn the history of the cities and towns along the route.

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Highlights

  • Admire striking coastal views, rugged mountain tops, and rich Irish heritage
  • Marvel at the Slieve League Cliffs, the second-highest sea cliff in Ireland
  • Enjoy Leo's Tavern, the home of music, graced by famous artists like Enya
  • Adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way making stops to explore and take photos
  • Relax in a comfortable B&B both nights with private en-suite rooms

Description

Depart Dublin and journey back to the 11th century with a visit to Ireland’s second Cistercian Abbey. Now in ruins, Bective Abbey is a maze of dead-end passageways and staircases to nowhere. Let your imagination take you back to when this abbey was built and imagine what daily life might have been like. Next, it’s off to Trim. Sitting snuggly along River Boyne, the town is home to Trim Castle, the largest Norman castle in Ireland. Feel free to explore the castle as well as the town at this stop before heading to Cavan for lunch. Continue across the border into Northern Ireland to the island town of Enniskillen, where you can spend time exploring the cozy pubs and the castle, or simply stroll the charming streets at your own pace. Finally, travel back across the border and enjoy the beautiful scenery of County Donegal as you drive to Donegal Town, your base for the next two nights. After a night's rest, your first stop on day two is Slieve League Cliffs along the Wild Atlantic Way. These dramatic sea cliffs are the second highest in Ireland and three times the height of the Cliffs of Moher. Keep your cameras ready for the drive with its breathtaking coastal views. Journey through the stunning and windy Glengesh Pass, passing by mountains and steep valleys that will make you feel small, in the best way possible. After a quick photo stop here, it’s time to head to Leo’s Tavern for lunch. This pub is a popular local watering hole and many famous artists have performed here, including Clannad, Moya Brennan, and Enya. The day's final stop is a trip to the Glenveagh National Park Visitor Center. This national park lies in the heart of County Donegal and is home to protected wildlife in several pristine habitats. Explore the center before returning to your accommodation. Your first stop on the final day is Mullaghmore Beach, walk along the beach and capture photos of the sandy shores. Carry on to the coastal seaport of Sligo for lunch and a little exploration. This town is full of history, from its literary heritage that can be seen at the Sligo County Museum, to the medieval ruin of Sligo Abbey. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing drive through the heart of Ireland as you make your way to Belvedere House and Gardens. This hunting lodge was built in 1740 and you will have time to soak up the dramatic architecture, the Victorian walled garden, and the surrounding forest. After an eventful and informative few days head back to Dublin with cherished memories and plenty of pictures to look back on.

Includes

Transportation by Mercedes mini-coach Driver/guide Two nights in an en-suite accommodation in a B&B or guesthouse Breakfast both days

Important Information

  • You’re restricted to 20kg (44lbs) of luggage per person. This may consist of a small bag for onboard personal items and a larger suitcase or rucksack
  • This tour crosses the border, so you will need to bring euro and British pound sterling
  • Bring clothing and footwear suitable for country walks

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Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a full refund

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