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South Donegal Private Tour provided by Donegal Tour Guide

South Donegal Private Tour
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€475.00
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–7 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6–7 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 134112P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Glencolmcille Folk Village
  • Entry/Admission - Ardara Heritage Centre
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is available from accommodation in and around Buncrana, Letterkenny and Donegal Town. If pickup is required from a different location, please get in touch for a bespoke quote.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Glencolmcille Folk Village
  • Entry/Admission - Ardara Heritage Centre
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is available from accommodation in and around Buncrana, Letterkenny and Donegal Town. If pickup is required from a different location, please get in touch for a bespoke quote.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Jan 2022
A note from South Donegal Private Tour
Compliant with Failte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Slieve League
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Glengesh Pass
  • 2
    Glencolmcille Folk Village
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
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Mikee
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
We are a group of 7 and spent 2 days with Henry touring us in South Donegal and Inishowen Peninsula. Hands down the best tour and Henry as the best tour guide we ever had! I was reaching out to Henry first about our trip to Donegal and was honestly so torn which tour to do best (all looks very interesting!!) given our limited time. Henry was very kindly recommending the 2 tours and on half day he wasn’t available, he recommend us to other tour with another brilliant tour guide. We really appreciate it!

South Donegal is such a gold especially we’ve visited it on a sunny day. Highly recommend going for it if you only had a day. Both South Donegal and Inishowen Peninsula drives were scenic and just so beautiful. Henry is very knowledgeable sharing histories/stories and was generally just a brilliant guy making us all feel comfortable and spoiling us like VIPs. Not to mention Henry’s car is superb and very clean and comfortable. We were also touring on his birthday giving us a good opportunity to show our gratitude for taking care of us in Donegal. Thanks again, Henry! Highly recommend his tour folks 👍🏼
Written 7 August 2021
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Hi Wander56734114386, This is a great review to find on TripAdvisor - thank you so much. It was my pleasure spending two days with you and your friends and you honestly made working on my birthday so much fun! (I'm still smiling about my birthday gift!) I hope to see you in Donegal again in the future. Stay in touch. All my best, Henry
Written 8 August 2021
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Shane M
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
We spent our honeymoon in Donegal and rounded off the trip with the South Donegal Private Tour. Couldn't recommend Henry highly enough. We had a fantastic time.
I booked through the chat feature on his website and was pleasantly surprised with the prompt reply. The South Donegal tour takes in miles of perfect scenery with plenty of pitstops including Killybegs, Slieve League Cliffs, Glencolmcille Folk Village and Ardara.
We opted for the additional picnic made up of local food and drinks which I'd highly recommend particularly during restrictions in dining.
If we had travelled with Henry earlier in our stay we would probably have done another day's tour. The whole experience is very chilled out while taking in as much as possible at a really nice pace. Highly recommended.
Written 26 July 2021
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Hi Shane, Congratulations again to you both on your recent wedding. I'm glad that I could be a small part of the celebrations. Thanks for your kind words about the tour and picnic, I really appreciate it. Best wishes to you both. Henry
Written 8 August 2021
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Hanh Nguyen
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Jan 2022
Donegal is absolutely a hidden gem of Ireland. The scenes of Sliabh Liag Cliffs, Fort Dunree and Malin Head are breathtaking and majestic. Riding on winding roads through lovely fields and magnificent slopes with Henry is an unforgettable experience for us. Henry is an amazing tour guide with intimate knowledge of Donegal’s history, culture, community, and of course stunning spots. First greeting us with a playlist of Vietnamese songs to make us feel at home, he carefully explained the tour in advance. He was also very kind in telling us interesting facts about each place and answering our questions (despite some silly ones :D ) about local customs along the way.
Thanks for a great trip in Donegal!
I will definitely book another tour with Henry if I visit Donegal next time.
Written 20 January 2022
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Xin chào! Thank you so much for your joining me on a South Donegal day tour and for taking the time to leave a review. It was my pleasure. I really look forward to welcoming you again. P.S. There were no silly questions ;) Best wishes, Henry
Written 29 January 2022
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Boris Yu
1 contribution
Jul 2021
The tour itself was a very immersive experience. The tour guide was a lovely gent who drove smoothly and explained the journey very well beforehand in which we understood and knew what was to be expected for the day. Everything was hassle-free and comfortable.

100% would recommend to anyone who stays in an Airbnb or if transportation would be a problem as they offer collect and drop off services.
Written 4 August 2021
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Dear borisy954, Thanks very much for you kind feedback on your private tour of South Donegal. I really appreciate it. Take care, Henry
Written 8 August 2021
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lil
1 contribution
My parents booked this tour with Henry and it was breathtaking. The sights and locations were all so beautiful and filled with history. Henry was such an amazing tour guide. He was extremely accommodating, charismatic and informative! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to spend a day in Donegal.
Written 20 July 2021
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Hi lilliaro, Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed the day out with your family and happy to hear you did too. Hopefully I'll see you again in the not-too-distant future. Take care, Henry
Written 24 July 2021
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Linda
Bayville, NJ2 contributions
Nov 2019
Henry took us on a private tour. We went to Donegal Castle and Slieve League Cliffs. We stopped in a local shop and the employee showed us how they make the Irish Tweed.
We also stopped along the way for photo opportunites and for lunch. I would highly recommend Henry as your tour guide. He went above and beyond to show us a good time. We never felt rushed in any of the places we visited. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area. Henry even dropped us off at the Shopping Center at the end of the tour as we had time before our bus was departing. I hope our paths cross again Henry. Thank you again! Linda and Kaitlyn
Written 14 May 2020
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Dear Linda and Kaitlyn, Thanks for reminding me of the lovely day that we had in South Donegal at the end of last year. Amidst the current pandemic, it is really lovely to read this along with your 5 star rating. I really appreciate you taking the time to post here. I also hope our paths cross again. Take care and stay safe. Henry
Written 30 June 2020
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DaveFMS
Sheffield, UK6 contributions
Aug 2021
All we can say is what a brilliant tour guide Henry is and a fantastic service that he provides. We had a brilliant day from start to finish, Henry was prompt on time and the vehicle was immaculate and so comfortable. Henry was very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with information for our youngest daughter on where to go to look for rocks/gemstones and crystals, Henry was extremely patient with my dad who has trouble walking and provided the upmost care for my dad (Grandad) and all of us. It was a great way to see places and learn more about Donegal/Inishowen. If you are in the area do yourself a favour and book Henry you really will not be disappointed. We also learned from Henry the correct way to say Sliabh Liag after many failed attempts!
Written 29 August 2021
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Hi David, It was my pleasure taking you all around South Donegal. Grandad is a gentleman and was great company, as were you all. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor and Facebook. I really appreciate it. Take care, Henry
Written 31 August 2021
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Bromero66
Galway, Ireland29 contributions
What a great experience! Highly recommended. Henry arrived on the minute and collected us at our hotel. His vehicle is clean, super comfortable and cool (it was a very hot day). Setting out on our tour, Henry made sure we were comfortable, asked if we had any requests and off we went. I appreciated him going off the beaten path sometimes to show us beautiful, breathtaking sights like Malin Beg. He has an excellent knowledge of Donegal, the community and the culture, and shared that throughout. Henry had arranged a great picnic lunch for us as well which we enjoyed at Sliabh Liag. We will definitely be booking a future tour with Henry. Thank you!
Written 20 July 2021
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Hi Bromero66, Thanks for choosing me to take you and your family on a South Donegal tour. The pleasure was all mine. Glad to hear you enjoyed the picnic option also. I hope to meet you again in the future. You might all relocate to Donegal yet ;) Best wishes, Henry
Written 24 July 2021
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Reymart B
1 contribution
Mar 2022
We planned a long weekend to Donegal. We decided to have a private tour to Slieve League and booked Henry, The Donegal Tour Guide. We had a fantastic day with Henry as our driver and tour guide. He has vast knowledge about Donegal and Ireland. Really energetic and lively tour. He has access to access to specific routes that made it easier for all of us to visit Slieve League. His car was very clean and spacious and we felt safe onboard.

We would highly recommend having the tour with Henry. We'll book him again when we go back to Donegal.
Written 1 April 2022
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DonegalTourGuideHD
Hi Reymart, I had a lovely day out with you all in South Donegal. Thanks for choosing me for your private tour and for taking the time to leave a review. I look forward to your return visit. Best wishes, Henry
Written 8 May 2022
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Barbara D
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Sep 2021
We planned a trip to Donegal as that is where my grandmother was born. Unfortunately she died at an early age and I never met her. We saw Henry online and gave him a call. We are so glad we did! He was very knowledgeable about the history and geography of Donegal. We were looking for a cousin who lives there and Henry actually had a friend who knew him and he brought us straight to his home. It was amazing how many people he knew (many were distant relatives!)
We would certainly recommend Henry. He was talkative, but not too much. He has a good sense of humor and was a terrific guide for our trip! A tour with Henry will be one of your best experiences in Donegal. John & Barb Daly
Written 17 October 2021
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Hi John and Barbara, We had so many strokes of luck on your tour, it was incredible. It was my absolute pleasure to be a small part of your visit. Thanks for leaving a lovely review. I hope to see you again soon. All my best, Henry
Written 21 October 2021
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