The 5-day Donegal Experience tour is a great way to get fully immersed in the culture, language, music and scenery in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Each night is spent in a different part of the Gaeltacht, with the days spent travelling through the stunning countryside of County Donegal, voted the Coolest place on the Planet by National Geographic in 2018 and 2019. The tour also takes a trip across the border to Derry, to give our guests a brief political history, which led to the creation of a border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
Fly Dublin to Carrickfin
14.30 Welcome and Itinerary overview, transfer by coach to Glenveagh
16.00 Tour of Glenveagh Castle
17.30 Transfer to Gortachork for overnight stay, dinner and breakfast.
09.30 Transfer by coach to Derry
11.00 Political and Irish historical walking tour of Derry City, with local Historian, leaving from Irish language centre, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
12.30 – 15.00 Free time in the City.
15.00 Transfer by coach to Burtonport
17.00 Ferry to Árainn Mhór Island
17.30 Check-in to accommodation for overnight stay, dinner and breakfast. Irish Coffee demonstration on arrival and Traditional Irish Music Session in bar after dinner.
09.00 Walking Tour of Island
10.30 Ferry to Burtonport
11.00 Scenic drive to Glencolmcille through Glengesh Pass
13:00 lunch & Tour of Irish Living Museum & St. Bridgits Cross demonstration
16.00 Bog turf cutting (by hand) demonstration
18.00 Check in for overnight stay, dinner and breakfast.
Transfer to Carrick village after dinner for Traditional Irish Music session.
10.00 Boat trip to see Sliabh Liag cliffs, followed by free time in Carrick Village.
14.00 Afternoon of Folklore stories and Private Irish Music recital, with refreshments in Teach Condy.
17.00 Check in to accommodation for overnight stay and breakfast.
18.30 Depart for a farewell fine dining experience.
10.00 Depart for Donegal Airport via Glencolmcille, Glen of Granny, Ardara, Glenties. With stop off in Ardara for lunch.
14.55 Fly back to Dublin