Highlights of Donegal – Rest Of The Best Day Tour

Highlights of Donegal - Rest Of The Best Day Tour

Visitors that come to Ireland but that don’t experience the Northern Headlands and the Wild Atlantic Way guided by the inside knowledge of locals have largely missed out on the real jewel. It is with this in mind that inspired Chieftain tours to create day tour options for visitors who want a mere taste of all that is to offer on the North West coast. Embark and explore those secrets on the road less travelled by Private Luxury Car or Minibus chauffeured by a knowledgeable and experienced driver guide. For more information connect with us on www.chieftaintours.com
* Duration: 7 to 8 hours
* Starts: County Donegal, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Visitors that come to Ireland but that don’t experience the Northern Headlands and the Wild Atlantic Way guided by the inside knowledge of locals have largely missed out on the real jewel. It is with this in mind that inspired Chieftain tours to create day tour options for visitors who want a mere taste of all that is to offer on the North West coast. Embark and explore those secrets on the road less travelled by Private Luxury Car or Minibus chauffeured by a knowledgeable and experienced driver guide. For more information connect with us on www.chieftaintours.com

Itinerary
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Stop At: Doagh Famine village, Ireland

Setting off in the morning by luxury minibus or car, your fully guided tour will visit Doagh Famine Village. Here the harsh tales of the Great Irish Famine in the 1840’s are recounted and a combination of informative storytelling and life sized exhibits provide an informative and at times a humorous look at Irish life. It also portrays how this period in Ireland’s history changed the island’s demographic landscape which in time resulted in an emerging diaspora overseas.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ballyliffin Golf Club, Ballyliffin Inishowen, Ireland

Our journey along the Inishowen peninsula takes us to the Ballyliffin Golf Club. This golfing haven boasts two outstanding championship links courses making it one of the finest golfing resorts in the world. The expansive panoramic views of the countryside, coastline and ocean savored by these magnificent links courses makes this visit so worthwhile.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Malin Head, Malin Head, County Donegal

As we navigate the byways of the Wild Atlantic Way we arrive at Malin Head, the most Northerly tip on the island of Ireland. Should you wish to venture any further north by boat, the Arctic Circle awaits! Here at Malin Head you’ll find Banba’s Crown (named after a mythical goddess of Ireland) or The Tower as it’s known locally. Nearby are World War ll lookout posts where coastal watchers were active in observing wartime events. At this location there were more ocean liners and U-boats sunk than at any other coastal stretch in the world. In recent times this Northerly point has also been frequent by space invaders. It is indeed one of the movie sets for Star Wars – The Last Jedi and formed part of the “Planet Ahch-To” scenes along with Luke Skywalker and the Stormtroopers.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Derry, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

We continue our journey by crossing the border into Northern Ireland as we descend on the city of Derry better known as the Walled City, The multi award winning City Walking Tour company will help us experience some of the more turbulent times of the past, where community separation and segregation were encapsulated with a 1.5km, 10 meter thick circumference wall. Listen to personal accounts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, including that of Bloody Sunday and the stories behind the large political walled murals. We also look at how this city has found peace and harmony and how this transition has transformed it into a vibrant and beautiful place.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Grianan Of Aileach, Inishowen Peninsula Ireland

On the final leg of our tour we travel west to an Irish National Monument, Grianan an Aileach This man made stone ring fort dates back to 1700BC and once housed the Tuatha de Danann who invaded Ireland long before the Celts. They worshiped Dagda (the good god) and through a transformation from pagan to chistianity it is thought that it is here that St Patrick baptised the celtic chieftain Eoghan Mac Néill before his death in 465.

Duration: 30 minutes