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Donegal Discovery - Coach

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover County Donegal’s stunning countryside and coast
  • Take in the dramatic Slieve League Cliffs
  • Explore Glenaveagh National Park
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise on Lough Erne
  • Visit the Daniel O’Donnell Visitor Centre
  • Experience the interesting Glencolmicille Folk Village Museum
  • Visit the famous Guinness Storehouse
  • Stay in the heart of Donegal and enjoy entertainment at your hotel on most evenings

Holiday Summary

7 days from only £395

Departs Saturdays
6 nights
Board: Half Board

Per person. Based on two passengers

Our customers rate this holiday

4 out of 5 stars ( from 3 customers )

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Return coach travel
  • 6 nights half board accommodation
  • En route stop in Dublin on outbound and return journey
  • Touring itinerary
  • Entertainment on most evenings

The wonderful county of Donegal is a delight to explore and we will take you to see the wild seascapes, as well as stunning countryside and historic glens. From our base at the heart of Donegal town, you can also relax and enjoy a warm Irish welcome and the local ‘craic’!

Your Hotel

Central Hotel, Donegal
Central Hotel in Donegal

Located at the heart of bustling Donegal, the friendly Central Hotel boasts a popular restaurant and leisure centre with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room & gym.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Tour Connect - easy connections at nearby locations

Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Day 1: Home to Dublin
For travel by coach, we make our way to Holyhead and join the ferry over to Ireland, going on to our overnight stay. If you choose to fly, make your way to your chosen airport for the flight to Dublin. On arrival you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. (D)
Day 2: Enniskillen and Lough Erne to Donegal
We continue our journey north west, calling in at the pretty town of Enniskillen, set on a natural island separating the two sections of Lough Erne. We enjoy a cruise on the Lower Lough, before heading on to Donegal town and the Central Hotel for four nights with entertainment on most evenings. (B,D)
Day 3: Killibegs, Slieve League Cliffs and Glencolmcille
A delightful day in store as we embark on a scenic drive, taking in the wild scenery and county highlands. We call in at the pretty fishing town of Killibegs and pass Slieve League, the highest marine cliffs in Europe, before visiting the interesting Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum, in a scenic spot overlooking the sandy curve of Glenbay beach. (B,D)
Day 4: Glenveagh National Park
Today we venture into the Glenveagh National Park, at the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal. Enjoy the scenery of this beautiful wilderness with rugged mountains and pristine lakes, and visit the interesting Glenveagh Visitor Centre. On then to the town of Dungloe and the fascinating Daniel O’Donnell Visitor Centre. (B,D)
Day 5: Time at leisure in Donegal
Enjoy your free day today to relax in the hotel and enjoy the leisure facilities, explore Donegal town or venture further afield. Our hotel is in the centre of the town so it is easy to explore – take a stroll around ‘The Diamond’ market square, enjoy the coastal views or maybe relax in a traditional pub. (B,D)
Day 6: Donegal to Dublin and the Guinness Storehouse
This morning we head back across country to the city of Dublin, where we visit the popular Guinness Storehouse, for a fascinating insight into the history and heritage of Ireland’s famous tipple. You can also take in the views from the Gravity Bar overlooking the city, whilst you sample a glass of the ‘black stuff’. (B,D)
Day 7: Dublin to home
We depart this morning and make our way home. (B)



17 November 2012


The driver was nice and the coach lovely being an experimental coach was very airy and light.Had a nice trip to Ireland and went to Dublin for the night but so many Americans in the hotel but although we had a problem getting served with tea or coffee next day the other hotels were fine we had to change our room but it was a lovely room we had the first being close to a generator but our driver came and helped us change it.The driver waited for us when we went for the evening meal.This was to make sure our room was ok.The outings out were ok the weather was lovely and we managed to enjoy them all if we could not find much to do we sat in the lovely cafe s and pubs and had a drink and snackThe little boat trip was interesting the lads running it were very friendly and we were offered a drink we stopped off at a cute ireland with towers which we explored.We had a lovely scone and coffee later.We saw a tiny house with cute little furniture it was hard to believe people slept and ate in this place.Errinskillen was nice watched a march of the som and sat in a pub, It was hard to believe this little town was bombed and people killed. The people in the pub were verey nice and friendly.,Donagal was nice the ride to see the seals great and listened to a guy playing a keyboard.and enjoyed an irish coffee.and a rendering of the Irish Rover.We went to the Guinness warehouse it was great and there was a water scene and lots to buy.loved the atmosphere in there. We had a tour of Dublin and it was fantastic. So much to see. Some of the excursions we went on were extra and we did know you needed euros so make sure you take some.We enjoyed our hotel even though it was not the one it said on the holiday details it was brighter and there was easy access to the other hotel a pottery factory also was nice to visitThe food was ok the waitress would change things if you complained.glevae and scenary beautiful.


Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK

7 October 2012

Wet and windy weather but worth it for the Guinness Storehouse visit

The cruise on Lough Erne was a bit chilly even though it was sunny. Might have enjoyed it more if the commentary was played to those of us sitting out at the stern of the boat. Didn't know why we had tied up at Devenish and the crew didn't even bother to tell us.Killybegs was not very exciting and the wet weather didn't help. The Glencolmcile folk Village was also a bit wet and windy, so once ensconced in front of the fire, we didn't want to go out again. (can highly recomment the irish tea loaf though)The Glenveagh National Park visit was again a victim of the weather. Caught the shuttle bus for the 20-25 mins journey to the castle (3euros return, 2euros for concessions), The guided tour of the castle would have taken 30 mins approx but due to time constriants decided against it. The castle cafe was very pleasant and the food enjoyable, but it was a bit busy/crowded. The gardens were pretty in the rain but we could not have a good look due to the time problem. Managed to get back to the Visitor's centre for a coffee before that cafe shut at 3pm.The Guinness Storehouse was very very busy. If not really interested in the art of Guinness making, go straight upto the Gravity Bar, as the view from up threre is amazing. This is where the free pint (or half pint) of guiness is obtained but soft drinks are available as well.Unable to review the Central Hotel and Donnegal town as we were staying in Letterkenny (was advised 3 wks prior to departure). We were also in a different hotel on the last night, this was not far from Dublin centre and we managed to see a bit of the city before evening meal.Not sure if I would recommend this holiday or not, as the weather was against us and the hotel was different. Did feel that there was a lot of coach travel and the scenery was not very interesting though.


Kent, UK

13 September 2012

Lovely country, but not enough time to enjoy the places visited

We were dissapionted to be taken to the Abbey hotel and not The Central as the spa and pool were there as advertised and without being notified, not sure why we were given a disabled room and when asked for another, the room was clean with a lake view, unfortunately was above the late night disco that started around midnight and went on till 2am. Note this was a Sunday.Food, breakfast was good but could do with change of utensils when dishing up cooked tomatoes with the bacon tonges, for people who don't eat meat! Evening meal was ok but the vegetables were of poor quality, also the same veg and mash potaotes every night!The outings were lovely but not enough time to enjoy. The day at Glenveagh national park was cut short to go to somewhere else which wasn't on the itinery, also no mention about extra eruros for the drive to the castle and gardens,(not included).Guinness factory was very interesting, again felt very rushed to get back on the coach, no time to shop.The folk village was very interesting but no time to shop as was mustered onto coach again!I didn't think the Itinery advertised matched the actual tour holiday we experienced. My husband and I was disppointed in the over amount of time we spent on the coach.Could be a great tour, but needs more money spent on hotel food and perhaps include The Abbey as Hotel rather than the Central Hotel or in future inform people as I thought Shearings should have done.

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