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  • 1-Hour Lakes of Killarney: Boat Cruise

    1. 1-Hour Lakes of Killarney: Boat Cruise

    Discover the lakes of Killarney on this magnificent 1-hour cruise Cruise on Killarney's largest lake, Lough Léin (the lake of learning) in the comfort and safety of a modern glass-covered boat. Drift through the islands on board the MV The Lily of Killarney watercoach cruiser and relax in the beauty and splendor that surrounds you. You also may be fortunate to see the magnificent Red Deer herds that roam the Killarney valley, and the elusive White Tailed Eagle which resides in the region. Throughout your tour, your captain will share his insight and knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the area. Recorded tours in French and German are available upon request.

    Very enjoyable & relaxing tour with excellent knowledge by our tour guide & skipper.

  • Wicklow Mountain, Glendalough & Kilkenny Full-Day Tour

    2. Wicklow Mountain, Glendalough & Kilkenny Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a combined full-day sightseeing tour of some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes, including the 12th-century castle of Kilkenny, the rugged Wicklow Mountains, and the 7th-century monastery of Glendalough. The first stop is Kilkenny Castle, majestically located on the banks of the River Nore. The craft capital of Ireland, you can visit the Kilkenny Art and Design Centre to get a better appreciation of the craft traditions of goldsmiths, sculptors, painters and more. Stroll around the cobblestone streets, and visit Saint Frances Brewery, Ireland’s oldest. Admire the magnificent silk merchant’s mansion of Rothe House, containing priceless Viking artifacts. And walk in the medieval gardens to see historic varietals of fruit and veg, such as Gortahok cabbage and Blood of Boyne apples. Enjoy lunch in one of the city’s artisan cafés. En route to Glendalough, drive into the wild Wic...

    Amazing experience and wonderful guide with Kim and the driver Paulo! We Love the views and sites. It was a beautiful combination sites and the people.

  • From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

    3. From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

    Leave Dublin for the day on a truly scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Visit Kilkenny, Glendalough, and the Wicklow Mountains as you explore the heartlands of medieval Ireland.

    From Dublin, head first to Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland and home to Ireland’s finest Norman castle. Discover a city steeped in history that was also the location of one of Ireland’s earliest witch trials, the famous story of Dame Alice Kyteler and her servant Petronilla. En route to Glendalough, drive into the wild Wicklow Mountains of County Carlow. Watch as the landscape changes from lush green pastures and gentle valleys to the glacial valleys of the Wicklow Gap.

    Continue to the monastic city of St. Kevin at Glendalough, best known for the wedding scenes in the blockbuster movie “Braveheart” and famous as the location for th...

  • From Killarney: 'Ring of Kerry' Mountain Road 1-Day Bus Tour

    4. From Killarney: 'Ring of Kerry' Mountain Road 1-Day Bus Tour

    Sit back and relax on this bus tour of the beautiful Iveragh peninsula. Learn about its history, geography, culture, stories and folklore. And discover Ireland’s most spectacular mountain road – the Ring of Kerry. This tour of the Ring of Kerry takes you along the banks of the River Laune, then through rural towns and villages to the southern shores of Dingle Bay. Then the tour continues along the coast, finally traveling up the mountain road to amazing views at Molls Gap and Ladies’ View before returning to Killarney. In addition to stopping at all points of interest en route, you’ll also have an hour stop at lunchtime. Then in the afternoon you’ll stop for refreshments. You’ll find your guides knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to share a joke with you, so don’t miss out this memorable experience.

    The views were spectacular. John our guide was great. Very informative. Lots of stops

  • Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

    5. Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

    The tour begins with a coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage. On arrival, you can arrange to take a jaunting cart ride through the six mile pass. This traditional Irish horse and cart ride will incur an additional cost which can be paid on the day. Alternatively, you can hike the six mile pass and enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace. Once through the gap, boats will be waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey via the enchanting upper, middle and lower lakes. On-board the boat, enjoy beautiful views of the national park and discover the famous Old Weir Bridge. Travel to the historic Ross Castle where coaches will be waiting to take you back to Killarney. Ross Castle is a 30 to 40 minute walk from the town center so there is an option of staying at Ross Castle after the boat trip and making your own way back to Killarney. 

    The boat trip was simply unreal, Donal and his two dogs brought us from the upper lake through to Ross Castle. Fifth generation boatman with a wealth of knowledge which was lovingly passed on. Words cannot describe. Kerry woman taking this trip. Holidaying with my son who has settled in London and so proud to show him this jewel in the kingdom. Thank you Donal. Brilliant memories for us

  • Killarney: Combination Jaunting Car & Lake Cruise Tour

    6. Killarney: Combination Jaunting Car & Lake Cruise Tour

    This tour is a must for any guest in Killarney. Experience the most beautiful part of Ireland in the most memorable way. The ideal way to see Killarney National Parklands and the famous Lakes of Killarney is on a jaunting car, combined with a lake cruise. Jump on-board a traditional jaunting car, where you will ramble through the Killarney National Park & Ross Castle with the local jarvey. This spectacular tour will inform you of the history, legends and folklore of the area, and if you are lucky enough, you might just bump into the odd 1 or 2 leprechauns. There, you now have a wonderful story to share with people back home. Don’t forget to take an autograph. You will be then be taken through Killarney’s deer park, where you can see the amazing Irish red deer and Sika deer graze before arriving at the wonderfully restored 15th century Ross Castle. Take a cruise on Killarney’s largest a...

    Lovely day had by all kids included ! Tour guides very knowledgeable and good fun

  • Ring of Kerry: Lakes of Killarney Scenic Coach Tour

    7. Ring of Kerry: Lakes of Killarney Scenic Coach Tour

    The Ring of Kerry skirts the Iveragh Peninsula and is undoubtedly Ireland’s most popular scenic drive. Begin by passing through Killorglin, home to the famous Puck Fair festival held in August every year. Stop at The Bog Village, a little cluster of thatched-roof cottages demonstrating what rural life was like in Kerry in the 1800’s. Continue through the village of Glenbeigh, with beautiful views over Rossbeigh Beach and the rugged hills of the Iveragh Peninsula. In the summer months, take in the spectacle of a traditional Irish sheepdog show at Kells. Sample fresh local produce while pausing for a deliciously traditional lunch in Cahersiveen town, The Scarriff Inn or Waterville. After lunch, explore the historic cove at Derrynane, a rocky inlet and notorious hideout for smugglers in the 18th century. It is the former seat of the O’Connell clan and home to Daniel O’Connell, a legend of ...

    The whole experience was outstanding. The scenery and stops were so enjoyable, especially being able to closely view the landscape instead of watching the road and staying focused on staying on the left side of the road. The stops were well timed and perfect photo opportunities. I can't say enough about our driver and guide, Batt! He kept us well informed, entertained and from his descriptions of his past work, family stories, his commitment to those around him and his love for his community, he was a warm example of what makes Ireland so special. Thank you.

  • Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

    8. Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

    The Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into Ireland’s ancient past. See the stone forts, standing stones, and a landscape carved out of rock by the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. Detailed Itinerary Sneem: Make a stop in one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. You’ll see 2 village squares and a beautiful bridge in the village center. This is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. Killorglin: Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival known as the Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613, this is one of the oldest festivals in the world, and where a goat is crowned king of the village! Dingle Bay: Take in the amazing views of Dingle Bay, famous Inch Beach, and on a clear day, possibly even the Blasket Islands off the wild Atlantic coast. Waterville: Admire this picturesque little village that sits overlooking Bal...

    Muy completo el tour, el guía/conductor muy entusiasta! Los paisajes son hermosos!!

  • Killarney on Horse & Carriage: 1-Hour Jaunting Car Tour

    9. Killarney on Horse & Carriage: 1-Hour Jaunting Car Tour

    Step back in time and enjoy an Irish tradition at its best with this unique tour. Just hop aboard a jaunting car (comprised of a horse and carriage) and set off on a hour-long tour of some of Killarney’s most beautiful sites. This tour through history, legend, and folklore rambles its way along Killarney National Park and Deer Park, past the majestic high spire of St. Mary's Cathedral, and to the spectacular 15th-century Ross Castle resting on the shores of Lough Léin. And because your tour takes you through areas where no motor traffic is permitted, you can enjoy your jaunting ride in absolute paradise.

    He was very nice and very knowledgeable of the area. He took us on a beautiful route and even took a couple photos of us. Highly recommend!

  • From Cork: 9-Hour Guided Ring of Kerry and Killarney Tour

    10. From Cork: 9-Hour Guided Ring of Kerry and Killarney Tour

    Take a 9-hour guided bus tour of the enchanting county of Kerry and admire magnificent scenery from soaring hills to rolling landscapes scattered with traditional stone walls. Enjoy the unsurpassed, rugged coastline and the buzz of the traditional town of Killarney. Board your bus at the meeting point in Cork, then feel Irish rural life from days gone by coming alive at your first stop at the Kerry Bog Village in Glenbeigh. Wander through thatched cottages, visit a traditional farmhouse, and meet the resident Irish wolfhounds. You might even choose to treat yourself to a little something to drink at the Red Fox Inn. From Glenbeigh, travel around the Iveragh Peninsula, along the most beautiful stretch of coastline. The next stops are at Waterville and Coomakista, two of Kerry’s most scenic spots with panoramic views stretching from the mountains to the sea. Look toward the ocean and cat...

    Stunning views and destinations, well-paced and worth every minute and every penny! Great guide too.

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based on 1,864 reviews

Cathy and Lisa were awesome! We got such an informative tour, a lot of history was talked about and Cathy went out of her way to explain each stop and interesting site. They both worked extremely hard to make our tour comfortable. There were multiple events and diversions on the road and they were able to still make good time, keep everyone comfortable, and keep everyone safe. Awesome experience! We are so glad we went on this tour, the sites were breathtaking and definitely should be on everyone’s list!

The boat trip was simply unreal, Donal and his two dogs brought us from the upper lake through to Ross Castle. Fifth generation boatman with a wealth of knowledge which was lovingly passed on. Words cannot describe. Kerry woman taking this trip. Holidaying with my son who has settled in London and so proud to show him this jewel in the kingdom. Thank you Donal. Brilliant memories for us

The tour is very varied and well run! Experienced and well-coordinated team (bus driver and guide), so as a guest you can be completely showered with funny anecdotes and interesting information.

Amazing experience and wonderful guide with Kim and the driver Paulo! We Love the views and sites. It was a beautiful combination sites and the people.

He was very nice and very knowledgeable of the area. He took us on a beautiful route and even took a couple photos of us. Highly recommend!