A minimum of 3 days touring is recommended to fully appreciate the natural beauty of County Donegal.
Embark on a captivating 3-day tour in Donegal, unveiling the breathtaking landscapes of Sliabh Liag, the highest accessible sea-cliffs in Europe. Discover the rugged beauty of Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head. Immerse yourself in the enchanting Glenveagh National Park, with its pristine highlands and iconic castle. This journey promises three days of awe-inspiring natural wonders and cultural exploration in the heart of Donegal.
Below is a suggested itinerary for a 3-day tour starting in County Donegal. We can also create a bespoke tour to suit your accommodation location or special interests.
Day 1: Sliabh Liag Cliffs and Glencolmcille
Experience Sliabh Liag (Slieve League), Europe’s highest accessible sea cliffs. Explore the coastal roads of Donegal, with a picturesque stop at Muckross Head. Stroll the pier of Killybegs, Ireland’s premier fishing harbour, learning Donegal’s maritime heritage. Immerse yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, gaining insight into life a century ago in one of Ireland’s most remote villages.
Day 2: Malin Head and Inishowen
Explore the charm of Inishowen, Ireland’s largest peninsula. Uncover the mystery of Grianan of Aileach ringfort, the ancestral home of Ulster chieftains. View Lough Swilly, the inspiration for ‘Amazing Grace’. Drive the gravity-defying ‘Magic Road’ at Mamore Gap. Finally, reach Malin Head, Ireland’s northernmost point and film location for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.
Day 3: Glenveagh National Park and Gaeltacht
Embark on a scenic drive through the Gaeilge (Irish) speaking Gaeltacht and peat boglands in rural Donegal. Witness the grandeur of Glenveagh Castle within Glenveagh National Park. Traverse the majestic Derryveagh mountains, leading to the breathtaking Poisoned Glen and iconic Dunlewey Church. Sample Irish Whiskey at the acclaimed Crolly Distillery.
Your private tour in County Donegal is completely customisable, based on your group’s interests and timeframe available. Chauffeur collection from and drop off to your accommodation 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 native, 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.