Full-Day Private Ring Of Kerry Tour From Killarney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located killarney accommodation
  • Return Details :
    Your accommodation anywhere in the Munster region
  • 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.

Overview

The Ring of kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula) is the Kerry tourist trail and part of the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question. Located in the southwest region of Ireland and part of the 'Wild Atlantic Way,' the drive out along the peninsula is 112 miles (180 kilometers) drive out into the Atlantic on a peninsula. Taking the drive does not disappoint and remains the most famous coastal drive in Ireland.

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

Know More about this tour

The Ring of kerry is without doubt one the most scenic drives in the country. 'The Ring' begins in Killarney a tourist town voted one of the number one destinations to visit in Ireland. You'll head out on a drive from Killarney in a anticlockwise direction. There is an unwritten rule that everyone goes anticlockwise in case of meeting any buses because the roads do get very tight. Along this drive, there are many towns you'll pass through and you may want to stop for a visit. All of the towns have a story to tell and are famed for there color and cleanliness.

The first town on the ring is Killorglin, home to The Puck Fair, the oldest pagan festival in Ireland. During the fair, a male goat is hoisted 40 feet up in the air on a platform and he becomes King of the town for 3 days and to celebrate everyone goes to drink beer! There is a very good reason for this celebration which you will will learn on this tour. From here, you'll enjoy the drive drive along the Atlantic Ocean coastline and stop for pictures by The River Caragh where you can look out across the ocean to view Dingle bay. Next, is the town of Cahersiveen, birth place of Daniel O'Connell. Your driver/guide will share information about this important man in Irish history. You'll make your way to the seaside town of Waterville where Charlie Chaplin spent many holidays. At the top of Comnakiste,' you'll enjoy beautiful views across the Beara Peninsula. Driving down into into Sneem, you'll be in the knot of the Ring of kerry. You will drive through the Country Park of Killarney and up to Molls Gap where you will encounter the Macgillycuddy Reeks mountain range and to the left of you rises Carrauntoohil, the tallest mountain in Ireland.

Continuing the drive, visit Ladies view, named after a visit from Queen Victoria. This is the first time you'll witness the three beautiful Lakes of killarney. Heading down the winding road through the stunning Country Park, which is both a wooded and rocky terrain, you'll arrive at the end at Torc waterfall nestled in the wood rising to a height of 60 feet (18 meters). At the end of the drive, you will return to Killarney where you can enjoy the rest of your evening.

Inclusions

Transport by private vehicle

Private tour

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Jul-2018

    Tony, our driver, was fabulous. So knowledgeable and funny. Made everybody’s day wonderful. Tony was able to show us a few extras with the beautiful weather. He was flexible and listened to our preferences. Great tour!!!

  • 04-Jul-2017

    Wonderful experience! Tony Murphy went out of his way to insure we had a memorable experience. It was cloudy, overcast ,rainy but he still made it a lot of fun and we saw a lot despite the weather. We especially enjoyed Skellig Michel. Would recommend to anyone.

  • 26-Jun-2017

    What a great day this was!! The communication on meeting location and everything was top notch. Our driver, Tony, was early and greeted us as if we were long lost friends. He made us feel comfortable and at ease right from the start and went into an overview of the days activities. He had a great story for every city and area, although there might have been a wee bit of Blarney in some of them. I was exceptionally glad he was driving as the roads are narrow and they drive on the wrong side of the road, at least for me. In the almost nine hour tour he gave us history, explanations, stories, and a quick wit and smile. If we had driven it ourselves we would have missed so many things such as the chocolate factory, with free tastings, the ice cream in Sneem, the old man with the goat in Sneem, and so many other things that I cannot list them all.

    Of all the tours and places we went in Ireland, this is by far the best day we had there. This is a must tour. And ask for Tony, you will not be sorry.

    George from Texas

  • 31-May-2016

    Munsterbus, Tony Murphy provided us with a wonderful private tour of the Ring. We were treated to some wonderful countryside because of the routes Tony chose... no 'buses /crowds' to contend with. I would highly recommend this tour! Booking through Viator was convenient and I appreciated the ability to speak to a representative to clarify a questions.