Ring Of Kerry Tour From Killarney Including Killarney National Park

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  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Ring of Kerry, 3/17/2022 - 12/23/2022Monday - Sunday : 10:30 AM - 05:00 PM3/17/2023 - 12/23/2023Monday - Sunday : 10:30 AM - 05:0.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Deros Tours, 22 Main St, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 NP74, Ireland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Most amazing and best part of Wild Atlantic Way Route - Ring of kerry Coach Tour.
Major sites to be seen - Iveragh Peninsula - Dingle bay - Glenbeigh - Caherciveen - Waterville - Derrynane Bay - Sneem - Molls Gap - Ladies view and Killarney-ireland">Killarney National Park.
Optional visits to Bog Village - Famine Village - Sheep Dog Show (Seasonal only) - extra charges.
Priority Seats (Front Row and wider seats) available subject to availability - extra charge paid locally.
Nearest car park is at Beech Road, Killarney, 2 minutes walk from pick up point.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Excellent value for money

Get inside tips from a local

Fully narrated tour

Recorded commentary by audio headphones

Know More about this tour

Undoubtedly Ireland's most popular scenic drive, the Ring of kerry is the name for the small highway that skirts the edge of the Iveragh Peninsula, passing along the way a panorama of rugged coastline.This 110 miles tour travels from one scenic wonder to the next.
The first stop will be at The Bog Village. This cluster of thatched-roof cottages do an effective job of demonstrating what life was like in Kerry in the early 1800s. The museum village (additional small charge, optional) has a blacksmiths forge & house, turf cutters house, laborers cottage, thatchers dwelling & tradesmanss house. Stacks of cut turf are piled by the road. There is also an old Irish pub where an early drink or morning coffee and scones may be enjoyed.

We continue through the village of Glenbeigh and a sight of Rossbeigh Beach, and a wonderful view of the hilly backs of the Iveragh.
Onwards to Waterville passing, Caherviveen, birthplace of Daniel O Connell (1775-1847) who was one of the most important political figures in 19th century Ireland. He earned the nickname "The Liberator" by leading impoverished Roman Catholics towards emancipation.
We arrive in Waterville, an idyllic beach resort between Lough Currane and Ballinskelligs Bay. For years it was a favorite retreat of Charlie Chaplin.
Lunch stop varies from day to day please check with driver.
After lunch the tour continues through Derrynane, the former seat of the OConnell clan and home to Daniel OConnell.
The next village is Sneem, another pretty but untypical village laid out English-style around a village green beneath a semi-circle of low mountains. Sneem marks the start of the most sheltered part of the Ring of kerry's coast. Here you will see lush, subtropical growth - wild rhododendrons, azaleas - evidence of the benign effect of The Gulf Stream.
Leaving Sneem, we travel through very rugged landscape and arrive at Molls Gap, where the viewing point at the gap affords sweeping views of Macgillycuddy's Reeks and Ireland's highest mountain, Carrantuohill - 3,414 feet high.
Continuing from Molls Gap to Killarney, we experience far-reaching views over the broad valley of the Killarney Lakes. Queen Victoria and her ladies-in-waiting were so enthralled by this view that it was promptly named in their honor: Ladies view. Between Ladies view and Killarney, the coach will pass through National Park and return between 5:00-5.30pm.

Inclusions

Local taxes

Driver/guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Lunch

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off (please contact local operator after booking, if needed)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

From May to October we assign seats on a first come service so please check at our office on 22 Main Street,Killarney prior to date of tour if possible or from 9:00am daily.We also offer Priority seating (first five rows of the coach) which is an additional charge.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Deros Tours reserve the right to cancel tours if insufficient numbers book.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Oct-2022

    Batt our guide was wonderful. His commentary, poems and singing was great. Also a very competent safe driver. We stopped at a few place that were nice. Lunch was well planned(extra) but affordable and very good. This tour was well priced and a great primer to the sights of an people of Ireland. My wife and I enjoyed the total experience. Thank you Batt!

  • 11-Oct-2022

    Expensive considering nothing is included. Most stops are completely unrelated to the Ring of Kerry - a gift shop, lunch in a total tourist trap, and a (very cool) sheepdog demonstration. Guide was totally uninterested and basically a paid passenger who would give a one-sentence comment about the places we passed every 10-15 minutes. Driver did an excellent job on the narrow winding roads.

  • 08-Oct-2022

    I don't relish giving average reviews of independent tour companies, but honestly, this was one of our least favorite days we spent touring. First of all, it was a rainy day, therefore there was little to see - so if you only have a short time in Ireland and it's rainy, I'd say skip it. Because that's no fault of the tour company, I gave the tour 3 stars, but for us it was more like a 1 star event. Second, we arrived 30 min early to get a front row seat only to find out they sell them online months in advance- I could have slept in (something to know before you go). Our driver Michael was a super nice guy and an excellent driver. I felt safe the entire time, but while he did his job well- which was driving the bus and keeping us safe, I don't feel like it's fair of the tour company to have the bus driver also be the tour guide. First, he's driving a huge coach bus with 40+ lives on windy rainy roads. While he did give some nice tid bits of information, he has quite a charming thick Irish accent, so most of us around us, couldn't understand him or hear him well. Not his fault, but had Deros hired an actual entertaining funny tour guide who could stand at the front and speak for a greater portion of the 6 hour tour (like most big coach tour buses do) it would have been much more entertaining on a rainy day. I would have happily paid an extra $10 to have that fun/entertaining tour guide, while feeling safe that Michael was focusing completely on the road keeping us safe. We made several stops at tourist traps which were fine, but it felt like a cattle herd in and out of the coffee shop and restaurant because several other coach buses were there as well. I did really enjoy the sheep dog demonstration, my favorite part of the 6 hours. I don't think it's a bad tour if that's what you are looking for, I just wouldn't do it again because the Ring of Kerry while nice, isn't breathtaking compared to other parts of Ireland to drive through. I also think it's important to know to bring cash, as some of the places (most importantly the sheep dog demonstration don't take cc). There was a beautiful waterfall at the end, but we had 15 min and it took 5 min to walk up and 5 min to walk back. The picturesque stops were more quick photo ops.

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Our driver Batt was great, loads of local personal knowledge, made it such an enjoyable tour. Two 6 euro entrance fee stops were both very worthwhile, one only accepted cash. Small friendly group of fellow visitors, one couple got engaged at a particularly scenic spot

  • 27-Sep-2022

    It was a lovely day for The Ring of Kerry tour. Our bud was pretty full. Only 3 or so people wore masks (which is ok). I wore one because of my health. My choice. Our driver, Batt, was knowledgeable and entertaining. Lots of quick stops for photo ops. Lunch was good. Sheep herding was a delight. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE CASH WITH YOU ON THIS TOUR. We left promptly at 10:30 am and returned at 5 pm.

  • 25-Sep-2022

    Dennis was an excellent guide. Plenty of photos stops and and commentary. We saw several herds of Irish deer. We recommend this tour

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Our guide was great! The instructions about what was required for example CASH were left out. Your tour was 20€ more than the other company so we thought things were included. All we brought was cards.

  • 20-Sep-2022

    Tour guide, Bat, was amazing! There are two stops that have optional add ons, 6 euros each, one is cash only just as an FYI.

  • 15-Sep-2022

    Our trip was made even more pleasant by our tour bus driver Micheal who navigated this amazing journey with Precision! Wonder views, history and stops, a must do when close by Killarney.

  • 09-Sep-2022

    The trip around the Ring of Kerry was wonderful--great scenery, plenty of well-timed photo opportunities, and our guide "Bat" was the best. The tour left right on time, and we made every stop as promised. The scenery is fabulous, and the running commentary was entertaining, making for a most enjoyable day. We took three all-day tours with this company (Deros Coach Tours) over a three-day period. All were excellent and the operation was very professional. We would certainly tour with the company again.

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