The Gap Of Dunloe Full-Day Tour From Killarney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Deros Tours,22 Main Street,Killarney,Co.Kerry
    Deros Coach Tours on: +353 64 6631251
    Traveler pickup is offered

    We are now offering a free pick up service at Ross Castle at 10am (with pr.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Amazing and best tour to visit the Killarney National Park.
Considering a walking, rambling or hiking tour? Look no further as The Gap of Dunloe is 7 miles (11 kilometers) and takes approximately 2 hrs 30 minutes.
If visitors are not up for walking or hiking then there is an alternative of the traditional Irish Jaunting Carriage (horse and carriage) to take visitors through the Gap of Dunloe.
Boats will be waiting to escort the visitors through the magnificent three Lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ross Castle, Killarney, County Kerry

If you would like to walk back to Killarney after the boat trip which arrives into Ross Castle Pier then you will have time to visit Ross Castle.Admission extra.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, County Kerry

Journey through the magnificent Gap of Dunloe for 7 miles.
The hike will take between 2 hrs and 2 hrs 30 minutes depending on your fitness level.
The Horse Carriages which takes 4 persons at an additional charge of E 25 per person will take 1 hr 30 minutes approx.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Deros Coach Tours, Killarney, County Kerry

Meeting point at Deros Tours,22 Main Street,Killarney no later than 10.15am as the tour departs at 10.30am.


Bus and Boat trip only

Transport to Kate Kearneys Cottage and return from Ross Castle.




Food and drinks, unless specified

Jaunting Cart Ride ( EUR 25.00 per person)

Entry/Admission - Ross Castle

Entry/Admission - Gap of Dunloe

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Jaunting Carriages are paid directly at Kate Kearneys Cottage at a cost of E 25 pp (cash only).There are 4 passengers in each carriage

Carriages may be hired privately and the total cost would be E 100 per carriage.There is no pre booking for carriages as the booking may be made on arrival at Kate Kearneys Cottage.

There is not enough time to visit Ross Castle before returning to Killarney but visitors may stay at Ross Castle and enjoy a lesisurely walk to Killarney through the National Park (30 to 40 minutes).

Tours of the Castle takes 1 hour.Pre booking is advisable and can be done by phoning 353 64 6635851 or visit

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

There is free car parking at Ross Castle where the tour terminates and we can certainly collect customers at Ross Castle at 10am but prior notice has to be given by telephoning 00353 64 6631251 the previous evening.

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  • 10-Oct-2017

    We took the Gap of Dunloe tour on Saturday October 7th, 2017. We were pleased to receive a private car ride to Kate Kearney's Cottage where we met our cart driver Paul and his wonderful horse Gypsy. Our 7 mile ride through the gap couldn't have been more pleasurable. Paul was a gracious host. Unbelievable views/photo ops and historical info. We chose to walk up a winding hill, but got back in the cart for the balance of the ride. Paul delivered us to Captain O'Donaghue who piloted us through the 4 Killarney Lakes with a boat load of information, funny stories and graciousness. We had sun, some rain and mild wind but basically smooth sailing. We highly recommend this tour. Don't miss it!

  • 26-Aug-2017

    Great trip! It was a 7 mile hike over 3 hours. My wife and I walked it in about 2 hours 20 minutes even with stopping for pictures. There's also an option to take horse and buggies for 25 euro each. The hike is followed by a nice ride through waterways to a castle that you can quickly view.

  • 01-Jun-2017

    Fabulous views, both mountains and lakes. The cart ride with a local driver was fun and gave us additional history about the area, and the boat ride with another local tour guide was breathtakingly beautiful. Great way to enjoy the natural beauty that Ireland is so famous for.

  • 23-May-2017

    Great tour - would recommend. Check price of jaunting car as it has recently gone up and was more than quoted in the booking you need cash.The boat trip was superb and Donal was a brilliant guide.

  • 26-Oct-2016

    Absolutely stunning walking through the Gap of Dunloe, you had 2 options to go through it. Either physically walking it or taking a horse ride, the walk was 3 hours and horse is 90 mins. The road is completely paved so there's no way you can get lost, there are TONS picturesque moments so I do recommend the walk.

    There is a boat ride back to along the rivers to Ross Castle which was roughly about 60 mins I could be wrong but I found that part was absolutely gorgeous, we also completely lucked out since the weather was sunny were as the week before it was raining like no tomorrow.

  • 15-Sep-2016

    that was the highlight of my trip. It is a hike, and it is stunnigly beautiful. if you can, walk it, it's worth it!

  • 13-Sep-2016

    Was lucky with the weather when going through the Gap of Dunloe which was stunning.Went on the pony and trap but if you choose you can walk the 7 miles although their is a lot of up.Unfortunately the 14 mile trip on the lake it rained but it was made by the knowledge of the guide.Would highly recommend.

  • 24-Aug-2016

    My wife and I decided to hike instead of doing the horse carts. Amazing views and scenery. We had a great time and would definitely recommend it. It was quite a long hike but we were looking to get a little exercise. Great trip!

  • 18-Jul-2016

    This tour was nice for the price. It included drop off at the entrance to the gap. At that point one had to either walk or hire a pony trap. We chose to was but when we were supposedly,1/2 way into what was to be a 2 hour walk, we realized it was much more than 2 hours and worried we wouldn't get to boat launch in time. Luckily we were picked up by a nice couple driving the gap. Allow yourself 3 or more hours for the walk. The boat trip was nice and we were able to see wildlife with the guide sharing local history along the way.

  • 05-Jul-2016

    Amazing journey! Really worth it!

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