A minimum of 3 days touring in County Donegal is recommended to fully appreciate the beauty of Ireland’s North West County.
Experience the unique beauty of the Inishowen Peninsula and Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head. Gaze upon the views of the Atlantic Ocean from Sliabh Liag, the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe. Learn the secrets of the county’s many historic forts, castles and villages.
Below is a suggested itinerary for a 3-day tour of County Donegal. We can however tailor a bespoke tour to suit your interests.
Day 1: Sliabh Liag Cliffs and Glencolumbcille
Travel the Wild Atlantic Way from Donegal Town and marvel at Sliabh Liag (Slieve League), the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe. Journey through the rural towns and villages of southwest Donegal including Killybegs, Ireland’s premier fishing harbour. Step back in time at Glen Folk Village and see how life was here a century ago. Venture through the glaciated valley of Glengesh Pass.
Day 2: Malin Head and Inishowen
Head north to Inishowen, Ireland’s largest peninsula. Visit Grianan of Aileach ringfort, the ancient home of Ulster chieftains. Gaze upon Lough Swilly, inspiration for ‘Amazing Grace’. Experience the ‘Magic Road’ on Mamore Gap, sample poitín (moonshine) at Doagh Famine Village and hear the superstitions of long ago. Reach Malin Head, Ireland’s most Northerly point and filming location of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.
Day 3: Glenveagh National Park and Gaeltacht
Journey through the Gaeilge (Irish) speaking Gaeltacht and vast boglands of rural Donegal. See the splendor of Glenveagh Castle and Gardens in Glenveagh National Park. Travel along the majestic Errigal mountain to the spectacular Poisoned Glen and Dulewey Church. Sample delicious Irish Whiskey in the award-winning Crolly Distillery. Watch the waves crash by Fanad Lighthouse.
Your private tour to County Donegal is completely customisable, based on your group’s interests and timeframe available. Chauffeur collection from and drop off to your accommodation anywhere in the county means that you don’t have to worry about car hire or public transport during your time in Donegal.
Donegal Tour Guide will help you to create the perfect Donegal tour itinerary to ensure that you make the most of your time here and don’t miss any of what Donegal has to offer. The best part is that you’ll be in the relaxed company of a Donegal tour guide, touring at a pace that suits you. We are happy to suggest accommodation options.
Please note, Donegal Tour Guide does not book accommodation. It is the responsibility of the guests to choose and book their own accommodation.