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DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles

DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles

per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 3-65
Duration: 7–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Fanad Head Lighthouse

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • County Donegal, Co. Donegal, Ireland
    Start & finish points vary depending on location pickup.
Pickup details
  • This tour is particularly suitable and convenient for those staying in West or North Donegal including Derry/Londonderry. We do Airport pick ups at an extra cost. Please contact us in advance to arrange this .
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Donegal Airport, Donegal Town Ireland
    • Eglinton Airport, Derry Northern Ireland
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Killybegs Harbour
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Infant seats available
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Stroller accessible
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 209116P3

      • Most travellers can participate
      • We can customise the day to suit any needs and a wheel chair accessible vehicle is available on request.
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles?
      How much is DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles?
      DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles price starts from €244.63. Discover and book DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles on Tripadvisor
      What is the DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles cancellation policy?
      DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles?
      DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles is hosted by CHIEFTAIN TOURS IRELAND. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact CHIEFTAIN TOURS IRELAND on Tripadvisor. Discover and book DONEGAL DAY TOUR: Coast and Castles on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 209116P3

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        Great tour - saw areas that we could not have traveled to on our own, and our guide knew a lot about the history and current economy of the area. He took us to the abbey site we had previously visited, but we learned so much more and understood its significance. While walking through the re-created historical village, he knew what many of the tools were and how they were used. He showed us the fishing port and boats and talked about that economy. Of course we saw the gorgeous countryside and coast, including the cliffs of Sliabh Liag. This was the high point of our trip to Donegal.
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      Seattle, WA400 contributions
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      Jul 2022
      Joe was an extraordinary guide, and we immediately knew it would be a great day with him the minute we engaged with his remarkable personality! He suggested that we briefly discuss the tour and our preferences so he could ensure he would meet our expectations (which were exceeded). We are seasoned travelers with a strong interest in learning about the history, stories, and culture of the places we tour. Joe, having been born and raised in Ireland, was definitely prepared and uniquely qualified to deliver an exceptional experience.

      As we began our journey, Joe shared the historical background of our first location and described the stops we would make along the Wild Atlantic Way. What stood out to us right away, is that he shared how the history of these incredible places and events impacted those living in these locations during the periods covered, as well as the Irish people living there today. His expressive storytelling provided us with a much deeper understanding of the people of Ireland. We also learned how far back the history of Ireland has been verified (prior to the neolithic era)!

      If you enjoy history and learning about the people and places you visit when traveling, this educational, entertaining and impactful experience is for you! Joe was also a skilled driver with a wonderful sense of humor, which he generously shared with us as he graciously shared the road with others. Thank you, Joe, and Chieftain Tours, for creating treasured lifelong memories and an incredible day of sights, stories, and fun!
      Written 5 August 2022
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      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. Such pleasant words are both encouraging and uplifting in what we do. Go raibh maith agat - Team Chieftain.
      Written 9 August 2022
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