About the tour: Donegal & the Wild Atlantic Way

Experience the charm of the Irish countryside and a taste of its bustling towns and cities on this fully escorted coach holiday. Take in the spectacular natural beauty of the Irish coast, as we enjoy drive along the windswept coastline and visit idyllic locations such as the bustling harbour town of Killybegs and the mountainous sea cliffs of Slieve League; the highest cliffs in Europe. Why not join our optional excursion to Glenveagh National Park? Here, you can witness stunning panoramas across rugged mountains and crystal-clear blue lakes. On this tour, we also spend time in picturesque Donegal Town and the capital city of Dublin, where you can join our fascinating sightseeing tour and take in the city’s famous sights, from the St Patrick’s Cathedral to the Four Courts.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient regional joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

6 days from £599 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Regional departure by coach, then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland. After arriving at the Emerald Isle, we head to our overnight hotel in Cavan.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    This morning, we journey across Ireland to Donegal Town. This bustling little hamlet at the mouth of the River Eske is great for a leisurely stroll around The Diamond Market Square, a local hub of music and culture, or up to Jacobean-period Donegal Castle. For those with an interest in wildlife, Donegal Bay is also home to a seal colony, so keep an eye on the water! From here, we continue to our hotel in Bundoran for three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Donegal
    Donegal Town

    Included Highlights

    • Donegal Town

    Join our full-day optional excursion of Glenveagh National Park, Ireland’s second largest national park and home to an abundance of wildlife, passing by the stoic Blue Stack Mountains, known locally as the Croaghgorms. On this scenic journey, you’ll witness stunning views across rugged mountains and crystal-clear blue lakes. We also visit the Glenveagh Visitor Centre, where you can find out more about the interesting and gorgeous surroundings of the park.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Glenveagh National Park
    Glenveagh National Park

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Glenveagh National Park
    £17.00 £18.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    This morning, take in the glorious scenery on our included coastline drive excursion. We head first to picturesque Killybegs, a bustling harbour town that serves as the largest fishing port in the country. Later, see mountainous sea cliffs of Slieve League; the highest cliffs in Europe. Although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Slieve League's cliffs reach almost three times higher…so don’t look down!

    Finally, we see the rugged landscape of Glencolumbkille, a Gaeltacht village on the western coast of Ireland, famous for its wealth of traditions and Gaelic culture.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Slieve League
    Slieve League

    Included Highlights

    • Killybegs
    • Glencolumbkille
    • Slieve League

    Today, we leave Donegal and make a brief stop in beautiful Mullaghmore, a coastal village that lives in distant shadow of Ben Bulben Mountain. The name Mullaghmore will forever be associated with Lord Mountbatten, who was killed here in 1979.

    From here, we continue to the Irish capital of Dublin, a beautiful Georgian metropolis where you can join our optional sightseeing tour; offering a tantalising taste of this fascinating city. The tour will show you both the north and south of the capital, as well as the inner city, which is full of interesting sights, historic buildings and even a pub or two! The tour is panoramic, seeing beautiful buildings of significance such as Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The National Art Gallery and the Four Courts. Dublin is also home to the Guinness Storehouse, should you wish to pay homage to the city’s most famous drink and see a panorama of Dublin from its glassed Gravity Bar.

    In the evening, we head to our overnight hotel in the Dublin area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included Highlights

    • Dublin
    • Mullaghmore

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Dublin Sightseeing Tour
    £19.50 £21.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We end our journey with a drive to Holyhead, taking the ferry home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast*

    *Depending on departure time, breakfast on Day 6 may be on the ferry. 

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (6 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (6 days).

    Donegal & the Wild Atlantic Way 6 days from £599pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran, which stands regally on its own golf course with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Overnight stays in Cavan and the Dublin area will be in 3-star hotels.

    Great Northern Hotel

    Sea Rd Bundoran, Co. Donegal,

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.
    Can I pre-book my coach seat?

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days' duration), £24pp (7 & 8 days' duration), £26pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £30pp (12 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 & 8 days duration), £18pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £22pp (12 days' duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

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