The Gap Of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour From Killarney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:20 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Ross Castle, Ross Rd, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 V304, 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.


Experience one of the oldest Trips in Ireland dating back to the 1800s with our famous Gap of Dunloe Tour.

Meet with your Tour Rep at the Wooden Bridge in Ross Castle before being transferred (complimentary) by vehicle to the Gap of Dunloe, where you will begin your adventure at the foothills of Irelands highest mountain range. From there, hop on board a traditional Pony and Trap Cart for a seven-mile journey to experience the magic of the Gap of Dunloe with its dramatic glaciated valleys and awe-inspiring views. Also gain a unique insight into rural Ireland as you traverse through the unspoilt beauty and isolation of the Black Valley.

Break at Lord Brandons Cottage for lunch where you can enjoy a light snack, (not included) before embarking on a fourteen-mile voyage through all three of Killarneys Lakes aboard a traditional Open Top Boat.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Killarney National Park by water as you are guided through the Lakes of Killarney.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Lakes, Islands & Mountain Passes

The complete Killarney adventure! A 14 mile voyage across all three of Killarneys Lakes combined witha Pony & Trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe.

The journey begins at approx. 10.45 am at the world renowned Kate Kearneys cottage at the foothills of Irelands highest mountain range. Here, you take a 7 mile jaunt on a pony and trap through the Gap of Dunloe where you can view a spectacular glaciated valley. Your pony and trap ride ends at Lord Brandons Cottage where you can enjoy a light snack (not included in price).

After Lunch, you change to the traditional open boats. You are then taken through the three Lakes of killarney passing by Innisfallen island, Bricin Bridge, Colleen Bawn Rock, Torc mountain, Old Weir Bridge , The Meetings of The Waters just to mention a few and ends at the wonderfully restored 15th century Ross Castle. The boat journey is 14 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. The tour is the perfect way to see the rich and varied vegetation and scenery Killarney has to offer. Approx Finish Time: 15:30. An unforgettable adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience.

This tour may also be done in reverse- on request and subject to availability. We usually meet with you at Ross Castle and transfer you by car to Kate Kearneys Cottage.

  • Experience one of Irelands oldest tours
  • Traverse through a rugged glaciated valley
  • Navigate through The Lakes of killarney with your boat man
  • Discover protected habitat areas of Killarney national park
  • Capture exhilarating views stretching beyond the eye
Your ticket includes the"Complete"Killarney Day Tour - Traditional Open Boat Tour, Pony & Trap Ride and Transfer by Chauffeur Car.



Live commentary on board

Local guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Lough Leane

Entry/Admission - Black Valley

Entry/Admission - Gap of Dunloe

Entry/Admission - Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours

Entry/Admission - Old Weir Bridge

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks



Entry/Admission - Ross Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Nov-2022

    Worthy of your time! This tour was the highlight of our recent vacation to Ireland. The Gap of Dunloe is one of the prettiest places I've ever seen. The tour was well done, we had different guides for the horse carriage part and the boat part -- they could not have been more opposite but were both amusing and informative in their own ways.

  • 21-Sep-2022

    This is by far the best and most experienced company to book when touring the Gap, the National Park, etc. by jaunting cart. The service, knowledge, jarveys (drivers) all combine to make an exceptional day in Killarney! This tour is always the best part of a trip to Killarney. Fifth generation family business says it all! Thanks to the whole team, including Patrick and Liam.

  • 20-Sep-2022

    Awesome scenery and experience. Best tour in Killarney. It's an adventure that I highly recommend to everyone!

  • 07-Sep-2022

    BEST part of the Ireland trip! The carriages are legit from 1700, the boats were so fun. MUST DO - you won’t be disappointed - skip the ring of Kerry drive and do this instead! And yes, in the rain it’s still a blast!

  • 28-Jul-2022

    We very much enjoyed this tour! The Gap of Dunloe was gorgeous and the highlight of our time in Ireland. Our jaunting cart driver Pat (and his son Liam) were wonderful, informative, helpful, and genuinely kind people. Our boat tour guide was knowledgable and the boat trip was peaceful. We would do this trip again!

  • 24-Jul-2022

    Ballade mémorable, à faire avec ou sans enfant. Accueil au Ross Castle par Louise, remontée en bateau jusqu’au lac supérieur (si vous avez de la chance vous pourrez voir les aigles réintroduits il y a quelques années), le Gap en calèche irlandaise. Un régal, accompagnés de Pat et Jim, avec les chevaux Silver et Tom, c’est une expérience unique et chaleureuse, à l’image de ce pays.

  • 22-Jul-2021

    What a wonderful tour!! I highly recommend Laura and her crew. Highly recommend the tour. The carriage ride is beautiful .

  • 19-Jun-2021

    What can I say?! Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! From the two women who took us in their car to the Jaunty Cars... they were so kind and brilliant to listen to. Myself and the two American women were spellbound by the views when we got on the jaunty cars. Our driver, a young lad called Sean, was very informative and passionate about what he was doing. He answered our questions and educated us about life in these remote parts. Our horse Paddy was very well behaved and we got out when he needed a little rest, which we were only happy to do. Fair play to Sean for being a master at handling Paddy. When we arrived in Killarney National Park, we had opportunity to eat something delicious from the menu. Visitors be aware that it was cash only. The size portions are very generous and the vegetable soup was delicious! On the final part of our journey, we got into the motor boat with the highly entertaining and all-round brilliant guide - Dux! Dux brought his beautiful dogs Bob and Marley for the trip. They were so friendly and only added to the experience. Dux made us laugh from the moment we hopped on the boat. His knowledge of the lakes and mountains are incontrovertible - he is an incredible guide! I’d easily return to hear it all again with more people. First time in The Kingdom, but you’ve made this Cavan man realise that it won’t be his last. Thank you!

  • 01-Sep-2020

    Highlight of our trip to Kerry! Everyone we encountered (Donal and Dux) was cheerful and informative, and the whole experience was very well organised by Tangney Tours. Hand sanitiser was provided at each point of the journey. We only discovered this the day before and so glad we booked -- will be recommending to friends visiting the area.

  • 11-Aug-2020

    Absolutely fantastic experience. It was the highlight of our trip to Kerry. The scenery is beautiful and our tour guide Bernie was great, very accomadating and pleasant. Wear comfortable shoes as you have to walk a small bit to let the horse rest. We will definitely go again

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