West Donegal day excursion.


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. Under parental supervision.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

West Donegal and Highlands tour.

This tour leaves from Derry and travels into Donegal on a full day (8 hours) trip around West Donegal and Highlands.

Learn the history from your private guide as you travel through the towns and villages of County Donegal. Letterkenny is the largest town area in Donegal and was once a major port in the area.

From there we go in towards the villages of Kilmacrenan and Doon Rock, the inauguration stone of the ODonnells and Termon and on towards the Derryveagh mountain range and Glenveagh National Park where we spend a few hours and take in the history of the area and its landscaped gardens and castle and have a tea or coffee and light snack.

It's on then, passing Mount Errigal-the tallest peak in Donegal- and stopping for a photo opportunity at the Poison Glen and Gweedore Gaeltact (Irish speaking area) with it's spectacular views. Lunch in one of the local restaurants can be arranged upon request.

After lunch we'll take a stroll along one of the local beaches before setting off on our return to Derry


Tours can be tailored to your specific requirements. Private guided tour of West Donegal and Highlands. Leaving from Derry City area and taking you into the heart of Donegal's Gaeltacht area (Irish speaking)and the spectacular scenery of the area. From Letterkenny we go to Kilmacrenan and Doon Rock/Doon Well, inauguration stone of Gaelic chieftains. On towards Gartan church and cemetery and to Glenveagh National Park, Mount Errigal and the Poison Glen. Lunch can be arranged upon request at one of the local restaurants in the area. Finishing with a stroll on one of the many fine beaches in the area before returning to Derry.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Specified Derry location or local accommodation pick up.

End location: Specified Derry location or local accommodation drop off point.

Duration: 8 hours


Clean private car, some walking required around Doon Well/Rock Glenveagh garden area.

What’s Included

Private guided tour of West Donegal and Highlands and transport involved.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Euro - Shuttle bus to Glenveagh castle, optional guided tour of castle, tea or coffee and lunch at local restaurant.

A Recent Review of this tour

It was a very good tour. Glean accommodated several requests that were not on the original schedule to meet my reasons for the trip to Donegal. Glean did all that could be expected of a tour guide. He also was a very good driver.
Susan Hassenmiller

Read More Reviews For This Tour

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Gleann D.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/westdonegaltour

Tours by Gleann D.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.