Antrim to Donegal with Select Hotels
Arrive in Belfast and check-in to the beautiful four-star Malone Hotel for two nights. This is a Victorian building situated in the tranquil leafy suburbs of the historic university area of Belfast.
Begin with a visit to Belfast Cty, including some beautiful Victorian buildings and the Harland and Wolf shipyards, where the Titanic was built. Visit Belfast City Hall, built in 1906, followed by lunch at the ornate Victorian bar, The Crown Liquor Saloon. Enjoy the afternoon with all Belfast has to offer from shops to great restaurants & pubs.
Grand Opera House Belfast
Day two start with a visit to Mount Stewart House with its world famous paintings and a walk around its wonderful gardens, now a World Heritage Site then drive along Strangford Lough and cross by ferry to Down Cathedral to learn more about St Patrick.
On day three take a scenic drive along the spectacular Antrim Coast to the Giant’s Causeway, where the enormous hexagonal columns were formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Then travel onwards to Derry for a walking tour of the medieval walls, which encircle the city. From there continue to Letterkenny where you can stay in the cosy, intimate, family run four-star Silver Tassie Hotel, in a spectacular setting near the shores of Lough Swilly.
The Giants Causeway
On day four drive to the fishing village of Killybegs and on to Teelin to view The Slieve League Sea Cliffs, the highest in Europe giving a wonderful view over the Atlantic. You can then return to Donegal Town to explore the town and do a little shopping. Return to the comfort of the Silver Tassie , where you could treat yourself to a in their Seascape Spa specialising in Donegal Seaweed baths.
The Diamond, Donegal Town ©Fáilte Ireland/Tourism Ireland. Credit: Courtesy Martin Fleming