Ireland's Coasts & Castles

Ireland's Coasts & Castles

Hop from hotel to hotel and discover Ireland’s charming hospitality and beautiful coast.

Travel across Ireland’s magnificent northern coastline from the cliffs and coves of Co. Antrim to the spectacular seascapes of Co. Donegal, together with truly romantic castles and landscapes. Hop from hotel to hotel and discover more of Ireland’s charming hospitality and beautiful coast.


At a glance:

  • Giants Causeway

  • Glenveagh Castle

  • Donegal

  • Dublin

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following morning collection from home, depart East Anglia and travel north to the historic marriage house, the Gretna Hall Hotel for a one night stay with dinner, bed and full Scottish breakfast.


Day 2

Depart the Gretna Hall Hotel after breakfast and travel to Cairnryan to catch the afternoon sailing to Larne. From here, journey to Ballygally Castle Hotel, a castle by the sea and check in here for the one night dinner, bed and full Irish breakfast stay.

B, D

Day 3

Start today with one of the most rewarding coastal drives in Ireland and travel up the Antrim Coast to the legendary Giants Causeway with included admission. From here, travel to the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny for the three night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast, travel to Donegal for a day of free time. Perhaps visit the well-preserved castle, abbey ruins or the shops and cafes in the town's 'Diamond' or maybe enjoy a water-bus boat trip around the bay.

B, D

Day 5

Today is all about discovering the delightful coast and countryside of Co. Donegal, beginning with a trip to Glenveagh Castle lying half hidden in woodland at the edge of a lake. Glenveagh Castle sits within a protected National Park, home to the largest herd of red deer in Ireland. In the afternoon, drive to the dramatic west coast then down through the Blue Stack Mountains before returning to Letterkenny.

B, D

Day 6

This morning visit Belleek Pottery, the oldest working pottery in Ireland before moving on to Dublin, Ireland's capital city. Enjoy free time for shopping, sightseeing or more live entertainment from the street performers and buskers at Temple Bar. Later, continue to Bray for a one night stay with a dinner plus a 'grab and go' breakfast.

B, D

Day 7

It's an early departure from the hotel today to catch the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. Travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny


Spend three nights at the magnificent 4 star Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny. One of Donegal’s finest hotels with plenty of leisure facilities.


The hotel has a lift.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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