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  • Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

    1. 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

  • Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

    2. 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!!

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

    3. 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.

  • Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

    4. Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

    This tour is the complete Killarney adventure. A 14-mile voyage across all three of Killarney’s lakes with a pony and trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience. The journey begins at approximately 10:45 AM at the world-renowned Kate Kearney’s cottage. Here you take a 7-mile jaunt on a pony and trap through the Gap of Dunloe where you can view a spectacular glaciated valley. Your pony and trap ride ends at Lord Brandon’s Cottage where you can enjoy a light snack (not included in price). After lunch, get into a traditional open boat for an approximately 2-hour tour of the three lakes of Killarney. Pass by Innisfallen Island, Bricin Bridge, Colleen Bawn Rock, Torc Mountain, Old Weir Bridge, the meetings of the waters, and more, ending at the 15th-century Ross Castle. The tour is the perfect way to...

    The Gap of Dunloe was the highlight of my week. It was so enjoyable. The scenery was spectacular and our guides were more than helpful, both in the jaunting car and on the boat tour. We were blessed with the weather as the sun shone all day long. I would highly recommend this trip, well worth it and a fantastic experience to see Kerry at its best. Louise

  • Ireland: 5-Day Escape to the Southwest Tour

    5. Ireland: 5-Day Escape to the Southwest Tour

    Discover the scenic splendor of southwest Ireland on a comprehensive 5-day tour of The Burren, the Dingle Peninsula, and the fabled Ring of Kerry. Stop at historic castles and monasteries, and wander the colorful fishing villages to sample fresh seafood. Enjoy dramatic views from the Cliffs of Moher, and stroll along the vast stretch of Inch Beach watching the local surfers. Transportation is by small minicoach, with accommodation in quaint bed and breakfast guesthouses for a more intimate experience. Day 1: Depart Dublin and head west through the farmland and peat bogs of Kildare and Offally counties. Stop at Locke’s Distillery, reputedly the oldest legal distillery in the world. Sample the local whiskey to experience the true spirit of Ireland. Continue west to the mighty Shannon River, and vist the early Christian site of Clonmacnoise. Admire its collection of church...

    Phenomenal experience, with detailed history of Ireland's culture, politics, sports, etc., while driving through some of the most beautiful scenery in the continent. The coach's small size allows a journey through some smaller villages and hidden-away gems that the big buses can't get to. Highly recommended!

  • Killarney: Jaunting Car Tour with Craft Brewery Visit

    6. Killarney: Jaunting Car Tour with Craft Brewery Visit

    Board your cozy jaunting car at the historic Great Southern Hotel and leave the hustle and bustle of Killarney Town behind as you enter the quiet woodland surroundings of the National Park.  Catch inspiring views of St. Mary’s iconic Cathedral and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, as you travel down the peaceful Deenagh Riverbank. Learn more about the nature of the Park as well as its famous wildlife inhabitants including the Irish Red Deer, who you are sure to spy on your travels. Next, be transported back to 15th-century Ireland with stories of the legendary Ross Castle, the last stronghold of the O’Donoghue Chieftains, then fast forward a few centuries to see an authentic Irish thatched cottage. Enjoy breath-taking views of Ireland's highest mountain range across Lough Leane, the largest of Killarney’s three lakes. Finally, h...

    Totally fabulous day out would thoroughly recommend booking this. All very well organised.

  • Killarney: Town Highlights & Traditional Jaunting Car Tour

    7. Killarney: Town Highlights & Traditional Jaunting Car Tour

    Enjoy a comprehensive, fully guided walking tour including a visit to Killarney national park and lake. See and hear about the area's past and present and enjoy many stories about colorful local characters along the way. Get a feel for the local people as well as incredible insights into Irish life and culture. Your professional, local English-speaking guide will take you on an extraordinary tour through the main streets of Killarney town. Continue on towards the Gothic masterpiece of St Mary's Church of Ireland to enter its wonderful interior as well as see the church's garden. Next, ride in a traditional horse-driven jaunting car to view the breath-taking Lakes of Killarney and the world-renowned scenery of the Killarney National Park. Your time in the Park will include a stop to take a photo of Ross Castle, a 15th century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane. It is the an...

  • From Dublin: 3-Day Dingle, Killarney and Wicklow Tour

    8. From Dublin: 3-Day Dingle, Killarney and Wicklow Tour

    Day 1 Head south of Dublin and travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your first stop at the famous Glendalough. Here, enjoy some free time to admire the lovely lakes, learn more about their history at the visitor center, and bask in the serenity of the monastic city ruins. Afterward, continue your quest to the West and visit the traditional market town of Kilcullen for a lunch break. After lunch, travel to the Rock of Dunamase and the ruins of Dunamase Castle in the ancient plains of County Laois. Later on, visit "Ireland's Prettiest Village", Adare; where you can admire a superb collection of thatched cottages and old structures, including the ruins of a 15th-century Franciscan Monastery. Finally, head for County Kerry and the windswept Dingle Peninsula, a stronghold of Irish culture and language, where you will be staying in the town of Dingle for the next two nigh...

  • The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    9. The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    Experience the best of Ireland on a 9-day tour that takes you to the spectacular west coast, to Cork and Cobh in the southwest, and to Belfast and the Antrim coast. Spend a day exploring Dublin. Travel by rail and coach on a journey through this scenic and fascinating land. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Check in at Dublin Heuston Station for a 07:00 departure to Cork. Visit Blarney Castle (admission included) and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. After time for lunch and shopping you’ll have a short tour of Cork city and a scenic journey alongside Cork Harbour to Cobh. This was the last port of call for the Titanic and where generations of Irish emigrants left for the New World. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, home of the Queenstown Story (admission included). Travel by train from Cobh to Killarney, where you’ll check in at yo...

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What people are saying about Killarney

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 257 reviews

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

Phenomenal experience, with detailed history of Ireland's culture, politics, sports, etc., while driving through some of the most beautiful scenery in the continent. The coach's small size allows a journey through some smaller villages and hidden-away gems that the big buses can't get to. Highly recommended!

Magnificent landscapes despite the bad weather at the start of the day. The guide who accompanied us was wonderful if you want to learn more about the history of Ireland. I recommend 100%

Excellent day, great experience. Very friendly guide. Possibility on return to stay at Ross Castle and walk back to Killarney.

Absolutely lovely, I recommend to walk all the gap best experience ever, stunning landscape!!!!