Private Tour Of The Beara Peninsula - Killarney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Details :
    From your accommodation in County Kerry
  • Return Details :
    To your accommodation in County Kerry, or at your request
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Named after a Spanish Princess, the staggeringly beautiful Beara peninsula is Irelands foremost hidden travel gem. It straddles both counties Cork and Kerry, but does not feel fully part of either, it has a wild beauty and friendly atmosphere all of its own. With plenty of postcard pretty towns and villages like Castletownbere, Allihies and Eyeries to name but a few, the locals are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, and they protect their Irish traditional culture fiercely. The Irish music sessions can start early in the evening and anybody with a musical talent is welcome to join in. The food in pubs and restaurants is mouth-watering, and it is served literally from field or ocean to table. As the roads are often narrow and inaccessible to the bigger tour buses, it feels far more rugged, ancient and untamed than its neighboring Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas. You will also find archaeological evidence of human history dating back several thousand years.

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You will be collected from your accommodation in County Kerry at 9.00am (flexible) and travel directly to Kenmare, the gateway to the Beara peninsula, in a luxury air-conditioned 9 seater minibus.

Kenmare is a bustling small market town where local craft workers have been selling their products such as Kenmare lace for centuries.

From Kenmare we travel to historic Bonane, a small village which was first settled more than 6,000 years ago. Here we visit Molly Gallivans 200-year-old cottage, where you can see how life was lived before electricity was introduced. You can still enjoy the comfort of a welcome coffee and home baking, however.

From Bonane we head through the Caha Pass tunnels into County Cork and the beautiful village of Glengarriff, home for many years to the actress Maureen OHara.

Hugging the coastline of the peninsula, we travel along the Wild Atlantic Way towards the fishing port of Castletownbere, where you will find a variety of cafes and restaurants serving the catch of the day.

On the way we pass the lovely village of Adrigole, overlooked by the imposing Hungry Hill rising to more than 2,000 feet.

More unique attractions await beyond Castletownbere, where the only cable car in Ireland links the mainland with the sparsely populated Dursey Island.

One of the cherished treasures of the Beara Peninsula is the colourful village of Allihies, against an amphitheatre of mountains as a backdrop. It is believed that the four mythological Children of Lir are buried here. Just outside the village is the beautiful Ballydonegan beach, the only beach in Ireland made from crushed stone.

Returning back to your Kerry base, you will pass through a chain of village gems, including Eyeries, Ardgroom and the beautifully situated little village of Lauragh. There will be plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, so dont forget the camera


  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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