Jaunting Car Tour To Ross Castle From Killarney

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Take a leisurely ride by jaunting car, a two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage. Ride through Killarney National Park to the 15th-century Ross Castle, once the fortress of local chieftain O'Donoghue Mor. On this 60-minute tour you'll step back in time as your driver recalls Gaelic chieftains and their castles. Pass by Deenagh Lodge and Killarney House in Ireland's second largest park, and ride along the lakeshore through magnificent scenery en route.


  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Gaelic chieftains and their castles evoke the history of Ireland. You will step back in time to the 15th Century Ross Castle, fortress of the local chieftain O Donoghue Mor.

Enjoy Irish tradition at its best, purest form - come on board a Killarney Jaunting Car and take a unique tour around this place that brings back so many memories. Visit some of Killarneys many beautiful, worth-seeing spots. While on tour, your eye is drawn to the majestic, historic high spire of St Marys Cathedral. This tour through history, legend & folklore rambles its way along Killarney National Park and Deer Parks.

As you travel through the park, you will see the home ground of the Red Deer, Irelands largest native land mammal, and learn that they have been in the country since the last ice age; some 10,000 years ago! Indeed, this place tells so many wonderful stories.

Your tour journey takes you through areas where, for your convenience, no motor traffic is permitted, allowing you to experience an absolute paradise. As you enjoy your tour experience, you will be told of stories relating to events that have taken place in the areas. Hear about the Legend of the Lake and the rich history of Ross Castle. A short stopover at this restored 15th century Castle, allows for a real glimpse of ancient Ireland at its finest. Ross Castle was home to the legendary Gaelic Chieftain ODonoghue Ross and the last Irish fortress to fall to Cromwell in 1652. As the one hour tour comes to its end, your group will be returned to the town centre or your hotel awed by the experience.

Tour Highlights include:

  • Guided tour with a traditional Jarvey full of Irish whit
  • Visit areas where no motor traffic is permitted
  • View the magnificent St. Marys Cathedral on route
  • Capture a picture of one of the finest Thatch roof Cottages
  • Observe Irelands last herd of native red deer
  • Awe Inspiring views of Irelands highest Mountain Range
  • Take some leisure time at Ross Castle and Lough Lin

Inclusions for Jaunting Car Tour To Ross Castle From Killarney

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board

Exclusions for Jaunting Car Tour To Ross Castle From Killarney

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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10 Traveler Reviews

  • Very good tour and funny tour guide and very informative. No rushing had a great time

  • Michael was terrific. We enjoyed his stories and patience as we snapped photos.

  • Our jaunting car tour was fabulous except it only last approximately 40 minutes and not the full hour. We actually walked to where a number of the jaunting cars were and some phone calls had to be made to make sure we were on the schedule as we originally were to go the day before but when I called they informed me that there was no issue with doing the next day for which we were grateful.

  • We LOVED our Jaunting Car tour. Our driver wish I could remember his name! was the absolute best a very warm and welcoming young man, knowledgeable, a great driver, and answered all our questions with humor and grace - after hearing them all, I'm sure, hundreds of times before. We were treated to some of the most peaceful, beautiful views we've seen anywhere in the world, accompanied by the soothing clip clop of horse hooves. We learned a lot of facts and history in the best, most fun way imaginable. The Jaunting Cars are a MUST DO in Killarney. You won't find a more enjoyable, relaxing, rejuvenating break for your over used vacation feet or your over stressed vacation psyche than this. Honestly, all 4 of us from 12-64 years old agreed the Jaunting Car was top notch!!

  • We were on our way from Blarney to Dingle and stopped in Killarney for lunch and this lovely ride into the park. Our Grandaughter got to hold the reins as we drove through the park to Ross Castle. There was time for us to make a quick tour of the castle and get a few pictures before heading back through the lovely woods. We saw some of the deer too. We all enjoyed the lovely time with our driver who was very entertaining and of course we had to give thanks to Jack who pulled us all the way. We had lunch at the Moltron Hotel believe that is the spelling which was very nice and the cart was waiting just outside when we were ready. Parking behind the hotel very convenient.

  • After we realized we would not make this tour in time, we called our local contact, who was most helpful in rescheduling! We enjoyed a lovely ride through the Killarney National Park with Anthony, our guide, and Tommy, our delightful horse! So glad this was not your typical downtown horse-drawn carriage. We enjoyed the natural setting of this ride and and loved Ross Castle, where our ride visited.

  • Neat trip through the park and nice to be able to stop at Ross Castle. Booked this the day before as a spur of the moment thing and Viator as usual came through with flying colors!!

  • I really enjoyed the experience and Donal and Oscar the horse! were really professional and pleasant.
    However when I arrived at the location where all the jarveys were gathered at the square they proceeded to tell me that I had been vastly overcharged as they only charged 40 their trips would include a booking fee as well so prob not cheaper in reality. And they immediately told me it wasnt their company I had booked with and walked away. Eventually another driver realised it was a guy he knew that we had booked with and made a call and he came and got us that was act my mistake as he was waiting for us at another location. It made me feel a little small that I was seemingly overcharged and that everyone was telling me what I should have done but nobody really had advice on what to do at that moment. I can only imagine if there was a language barrier how stressful it would be. So the fact that the other company seem to believe their service is a better quality they were warning me to make sure I was brought around the lake shore in case I got stiffedand cheaper, made me worry that I had somehow been hoodwinked. It put a damper on the experience initially. I must stress that I really enjoyed it and would recommend the trip but it might do well if there wasnt so much aggravation at the start.

  • Fun, I would highly recommend this tour. We had a wonderful driver, Paul, that has lived in Killarney all his life and he was very knowledgeable and told us interesting facts during our trip through Killarney and the Killarney National Park. Beautiful views of wildlife and Ross castle. A favorite part of our trip to Oreland.

  • Absolutely charming! Loved our tour guide, he was full of information on what to do and where to eat in town.

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