south donegal tours

Explore the Rugged Beauty of South Donegal

Join me on an unforgettable private guided tour across the breathtaking scenery and timeless landmarks of Donegal, one of Ireland’s most diverse and captivating regions.

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Hotel Pickup & Dropoff
8:30am from your accommodation

8 hours 40 minutes (approximately)

GPS Audio Guides
Informative and Engaging GPS Audio Guides

Group Size
Maximum of 7 or 16
people per group

Private Group
 Only your group will participate.

private 8 hour south donegal tour

South Donegal

From the majestic Slieve League Cliffs, some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, to the iconic Donegal Castle with its storied past, you’ll be captivated by the region’s undeniable charm and breathtaking beauty. Discover the traditions and heritage of the Irish at Glencolmcille Folk Village, and find tranquility at Slieve League Cliffs.

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What to expect

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable private tour of enchanting South Donegal, lasting 8 to 9 hours. Allow me to guide you through a mesmerising journey to some of the region’s most beautiful locations, including Slieve League Cliffs, Muckross Head, Glencolmcille Folk Village, and the scenic route of Glengesh Pass.

Our cutting-edge GPS technology delivers pertinent, real-time details tailored to your exact location. As you draw near to notable sites and attractions, our audio guides will seamlessly supply enriching commentary, transporting you into the heart of the North West of Ireland.


As Ireland’s largest fishing port, Killybegs is a bustling hub of maritime activity. The harbour, brimming with trawlers and boats, paints a vibrant picture of Ireland’s fishing heritage. A visit to Killybegs is a plunge into the heart of Ireland’s seafaring soul, complete with the fresh, salty tang of the sea air and the chance to savour the finest, freshest seafood.

Maritime Heritage

Harbour Views

Traditional Design

Cultural Significance

Muckross Head

This rugged peninsula, jutting defiantly into the churning Atlantic Ocean, is a testament to the raw power and beauty of Ireland’s coastline. The dramatic sea cliffs and rocky outcrops of Muckross Head offer stunning panoramic views and an invigorating sense of solitude. A visit here is like stepping into an ancient, timeless Ireland.

Geological Significance

Sweeping Vistas

Natural Formation

Spiritual Solitude


Nestled at the base of the Slieve League Cliffs, Teelin is a charming village steeped in Gaelic tradition. Its picturesque setting, against the backdrop of some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery, offers visitors an authentic taste of rural Ireland. A visit to Teelin is a journey into the heart of a community that has withstood the test of time.

Historical Continuity

Rural Scenery

Traditional Village

Community Spirit

Slieve League

The awe-inspiring Slieve League Cliffs rise majestically from the Atlantic Ocean, standing among the highest sea cliffs in Europe. With a history stretching back to ancient times, they offer breathtaking views and a profound sense of peace. A visit to Slieve League is a journey to the edge of Ireland’s ancient past, where land meets sea in a dramatic crescendo.

Historical Significance

Stunning Perspectives

Natural Splendour

Spiritual Serenity

Glencolmcille Folk Village

Nestled in the remote Glencolmcille area, this captivating open-air museum transports visitors back in time. Each meticulously replicated home and building reflects a different era in Irish history, offering a fascinating insight into centuries of rural life. A visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village is a journey through time, revealing the rich tapestry of Ireland’s cultural heritage.

Historical Accuracy

Panoramic Time-travel

Architectural Variety

Cultural Reverence

Glengesh Pass

Winding through the rugged peaks of the Slieve Tooey and Mulmosog Mountains, the Glengesh Pass is one of Ireland’s most picturesque routes. The stunning landscapes, with their ever-changing hues, offer breathtaking vistas and an intoxicating sense of freedom. A visit to Glengesh Pass is a journey along a road less travelled, where every turn reveals a new facet of Ireland’s wild beauty.

Geological Wonder

Scenic Route

Natural Design

Inspirational Solitude


Known for its tweed heritage and vibrant traditional music scene, Ardara is a hub of Irish culture. Its charming streets are lined with craft shops and cosy pubs, while the surrounding countryside offers scenic walks and historic sites. A visit to Ardara is a journey into the warm heart of Irish community life, where tradition and hospitality go hand in hand.

Craft Heritage

Cultural Panorama

Architectural Charm

Community Spirituality


Client testimonials


We hired Shea to drive us to a small village to search for family history and we would recommend his services to anyone looking for a great driver in the Derry/Londonderry area. After making an inquiry via email he followed up with a firm quote and then followed up again to make sure we had received the email which was just the start of his great customer service. When we explained the customized genealogical nature of the trip he was open to the specific places we wanted to go and even suggested a great historical place to visit afterwards. He met us at the train station with his clean, modern Mercedes van and accommodated our every need. He even searched the cemeteries with us for the family names we were looking for – he didn’t have to help in that way but he was happy to do so. Then he took us to the Grianan of Aileach which was amazing and we never would have known about it had he not suggested it in advance. Then he helped us understand more of the history of the tension in Derry/Londonderry, which is important to understand the uniqueness of Northern Ireland. He helped us get some dinner to take with us on the train and dropped us off at the station in plenty of time for the train back to Belfast. We are so glad we hired Shea and if you are looking for a customized trip for golf, genealogy, or touring in his area, contact Shea and you will not be disappointed.

Dave Paradi May 13, 2024

Shae is a top notch driver and pleasure to travel with. I recommend him 100%.

William LeBoeuf May 10, 2024

Very comfortable coach and polite helpful driver. No hesitation to recommend

Bill Waters April 23, 2024

First Class experience and Service! My son and 12 band mates, and parents got the pleasure of using Sheas transfer from Derry Airport to the City on Friday! They stated that their first experience of Our wee town was being treated like super stars 🌟 by Delux Tours on their arrival! Thank you so much for providing this and we will definitely be in touch with you soon! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

SANDRA WYLIE February 19, 2024

Top quality, professional and affordable service. Highly recommended. Friendly driver and everything was as promised and more. Thank-you! We will be using you again.

Peter Sloan November 28, 2023

We had the pleasure of Shea driving the bridal party to Redcastle hotel for my friends wedding (after he dropped the groomsmen off). He was an absolute gentleman, even helped the bridesmaids out by holding an umbrella as it was raining and made sure we all got in nice and dry to the stunning seven seater Mercedes car, which was spotless and very luxurious. I was even in the front seat alongside Shea, who we all had a bit of crack with and he certainly helped with our nerves! Thanks Shea for all your help and making the journey to the Redcastle a relaxing and fun for all us ladies and Callum.

Emma Campbell November 15, 2023

Shea did a class job at our wedding and was brilliant to deal with. Would 100% recommend .

Aidan Harkin October 6, 2023

Recently arranged transport for friends of mine from Derry Airport to Ballyliffin golf club and back. From start to finish Shea was absolutely top class. I could feel from first talking with Shea he was a professional at what he does. Everything flowed from start to finish with ease. His price was very fair, everything on time, relaxed and friendly. Sincerely could not recommend Shea highly enough. Will definitely use again. First class service. Michael

Michael Dixon September 25, 2023

5 star service - I have nothing but the utmost praise for the fantastic service offered by Shea & Deluxe Tours and Transfers. Shea is the total professional, courteous & caring for all of his guests, providing them with excellent service whilst all the time maintaining great humour, creating a relaxed atmosphere. We used Shea's service for transporting guests to & from our wedding & he was fantastic from first contact all the way through to dropping off the final guest. The vehicle he used was of high spec & was spotless. I cannot praise Shea & his business high enough, & would recommend him without hesitation

Neil Cartwright September 21, 2023

Our 100 km tour of Malin Head-Inishhowen with Shea was absolutely incredible! Shea’s knowledge of the area was exceptionally valuable and his work providing recordings to explain the sights in a variety of ways historically, ghost and other stories . Harold & I had a wonderful day exploring amazing Donegal scenery, we cannot wait until we can come back to do Shea’s other tours of this beautiful country.

Christine Cullison September 13, 2023

We took a full day private tour of the Causeway Coast with Shea originating in Derry and ending in Belfast the same day. It was great. Shea is really nice and knowledgeable, his Mercedes Tourer Van is super high end, probably the most comfortable way to get from point A to B, and really a joy to tour in; lots of comfort and space. The amount of work Shea has put into giving his clients a high end experience is really noticeable. For example he has pre recorded descriptions of places, professionally voiced over with place appropriate music that come on while driving around and tell you about what you are passing. That's in addition to Shea answering any questions we had and giving us narratives of the places we stopped at. All in all this tour greatly exceeded our expectations and it was a great way to see the Causeway Coast and get from Derry to Belfast with all our luggage in comfort. Highly recommended.

Jamison Firestone September 1, 2023

Superb service, communication, punctuality etc. Top class bus too. Would highly recommend.

Paul King July 25, 2023

Shae was a true professional and gentleman. Used ‘Deluxe Tours and Transfers’ for a Derry/Letterkenny to Sligo weekend event - comfortable and luxurious, timeous, accommodating. I would definitely be calling Shae again for another trip in the future!

Dineo Moiloa July 24, 2023

Couldn't recommend this service enough. From the fantastic customer service, great price, spotless and comfortable 16 seater to the gentleman that is Shea. He took us on a trip to sligo with pickups and stops along the way and even took us to us to our event after our supposed drop off. Nothing was too much for Shea, including being photographer and it was all done with a smile, even listening to our choice of music. 😄 Thanks a million for a wonderful service


Highly recommend this company. We had a fantastic trip. Shea is very kind, patient and respectful in the midst of all the madness hahaha. An absolute gent🙂

brenda kachidza July 23, 2023

100% excellent service. Shea was so kind and well mannered. I recommend this fantastic company any time!

QTV AFRICA July 23, 2023

The service was excellent 👌. A very comfortable luxurious bus, a fridge was a bonus. Shea was very helpful with our bags loading them in the bus and out of the bus, he is very friendly, professional and happy at his work. We hired the bus from Derry to Sligo, it was a return journey. 💯💯💯

Ailwei Mushapho July 23, 2023

Shea was exceptional and made our Golf trip smooth as butter (Shea butter)... Not only was he extremely helpful, on-time and courteous, he went out of his way to help outside of the terms of the contract. I will call Shea next time I'm in Ireland... you may pay slightly more but you will be able to relax and enjot your vacation!

Stephen Kiernan June 13, 2023

Incredibly good service. Always punctual and got us to our destination on time. Will definitely be using Shea in the future. Highly recommend.

Brendan Kelly June 11, 2023

We used Deluxe Tours and Transfers for a trip to Lake Kilrea, great efficient reliable and very reasonably priced, overall highly recommended

Claire Malone June 11, 2023

Shea drove the bridesmaids and flower girls at my recent wedding. He was very patient, professional and friendly. The bridesmaids had a great time and all commented on how nice Shea was. Not only did he have bubbly for them, he even thought to bring an ice pop for the flower girls. I would highly recommend him for any occasion.

Naomi Crawford June 11, 2023

Shea provided us with a wonderful 10 days of safe, timely transportation to and from our golf, sightseeing and family events! From the moment he greeted the four of us at the Shannon airport, Shea was professional, pleasant, patient and fun. Our golf was intertwined with tours and great meals. Shea provided suggestions for side trips, restaurants, and history lessons as well. His vehicle was spotless and driving impeccable. We highly recommend him for you transportation needs! Mike and Denise


We used Deluxe Tours and Transfers recently and what a difference it made. I've been on a few trips to Ireland but have never had a driver. It made every destination so relaxing and allowed us to see the beautiful landscapes, was extremely convenient and worry free. Shea was the best making site recommendations along the way and stopping anywhere/anytime we needed. Can't wait till the next time!

Scott Reichard April 25, 2023

Very good experience on our transfer from Belfast airport to our hotel in Derry City. No hassle experience, on time, comfortable travel and very friendly / accomodating service. We also booked a Donegal tour with this company next day. The awesome storytelling during our travel added more beauty to the captivating Donegal spots we visited. Highly recommended!

Leo Manabat November 7, 2022

Shea, the owner of Deluxe Tours and Transfers was our driver during a five day golfing tour. He was always promptly on time and more than willing to accommodate any request for an unplanned stop or diversion. The vehicle was comfortable and his driving impeccable. When the golfers were on the course, Shea volunteered to tour me around Counties Sligo and Donegal. It was very enjoyable, including stops at Lord Mountbatten’s castle in Mullaghmore and the quaint seaside town of Bundoran. Shea is very knowledgeable and I enjoyed hearing about the history of the areas that we were visiting. Shea will personalize your tour and provide you with a very enjoyable, relaxing experience. We highly recommend Deluxe!

Pamela Miles October 1, 2022

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