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Journey from

Connemara to the Causeway Coast

 

Connemara National Park
  • Overview

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    • Scenic journey through the Connemara National Park
    • Discover the walled city of Londonderry
    • Take a scenic train journey from Londonderry to Coleraine
    • See the awesome Giant’s Causeway
    • Explore Ballina at leisure
    • Enjoy free time in Belfast

    This touring holiday combines the serene beauty of the Connemara National Park with a stay in the 17th century walled city of Londonderry, from where we take a train journey that was described by Michael Palin as ‘one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world'.

    Great for:

    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Nature
    • Great for - Railway
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Seaside


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  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

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  • The Hotels

    YOUR HOTELS


    VIEW ALL HOTELS Downhill Inn, Ballina White Horse Hotel


    Downhill Inn, Ballina
    The family owned and managed Downhill Inn prides itself on excellent service, and is renowned for its friendly, efficient staff.
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    Downhill Inn, Ballina

    The family owned and managed Downhill Inn prides itself on excellent service, and is renowned for its friendly, efficient staff.

      • Comfortable guest bedrooms

      • Ballina Restaurant

      • Bar

      • Official three-star rating

    White Horse Hotel
    This hotel is ideally located along the main Causeway Coastal Route, only minutes from Londonderry’s 17th-century walled city centre.
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    White Horse Hotel

    • White Horse Hotel
    • White Horse Hotel
    • White Horse Hotel
    • White Horse Hotel

    This hotel is ideally located along the main Causeway Coastal Route, only minutes from Londonderry’s 17th-century walled city centre.

    • All rooms are en suite
    • 68 Clooney Restaurant
    • 68 Clooney Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Official four-star rating
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Connemara National Park
    Full Day Coleraine to Londonderry by train

    Today we are in for a treat, as we take a train journey described by Michael Palin as ‘one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world’.  But first of all, we make our way to the legendary Giant’s Causeway, a truly spectacular sight. Then we join the train in Coleraine and travel past peaceful Castlerock Golf Course and the maritime cliffs at Downhill. The railway track runs alongside the sand, so you will have spectacular views of one of the most unspoilt beaches in Ireland. We’ll then travel via Benone Strand, where you will see the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the beach, before arriving back into Derry.

    Connemara National Park
    Full Day Connemara National Park

    We journey south into Connemara National Park, often regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth. The park encapsulates a wide range of landscapes for a relatively small area. Blanket bog land covers much of the area and the wild and isolated nature has inspired writers and artists for years. As well as the bleak and mysterious bogs there is a wide variety or plant and animal life here as well as ancient mountains that rise like massive granite statues above the green landscape below. There are not only natural wonders to see here, Kylemore Abbey, on the shores of Pollacapal Lough is a magnificently beautiful Victorian former castle.

    Connemara National Park
    Full Day Coleraine to Londonderry by train

    Today we are in for a treat, as we take a train journey described by Michael Palin as ‘one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world’.  But first of all, we make our way to the legendary Giant’s Causeway, a truly spectacular sight. Then we join the train in Coleraine and travel past peaceful Castlerock Golf Course and the maritime cliffs at Downhill. The railway track runs alongside the sand, so you will have spectacular views of one of the most unspoilt beaches in Ireland. We’ll then travel via Benone Strand, where you will see the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the beach, before arriving back into Derry.

    Connemara National Park
    Full Day Connemara National Park

    We journey south into Connemara National Park, often regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth. The park encapsulates a wide range of landscapes for a relatively small area. Blanket bog land covers much of the area and the wild and isolated nature has inspired writers and artists for years. As well as the bleak and mysterious bogs there is a wide variety or plant and animal life here as well as ancient mountains that rise like massive granite statues above the green landscape below. There are not only natural wonders to see here, Kylemore Abbey, on the shores of Pollacapal Lough is a magnificently beautiful Victorian former castle.

What's included

  • Return flights
  • Resort transfers 
  • Seven nights accommodation
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys 
  • Touring itinerary
  • Daily breakfast, seven evening meals
  • Two included excursions
  • Porterage 

Downhill Inn, Ballina

The family owned and managed Downhill Inn prides itself on excellent service, and is renowned for its friendly, efficient staff.

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Downhill Inn, Ballina

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The family owned and managed Downhill Inn prides itself on excellent service, and is renowned for its friendly, efficient staff.

    • Comfortable guest bedrooms

    • Ballina Restaurant

    • Bar

    • Official three-star rating

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