Welcome to County Kerry

With one of the country's finest national parks as its backyard, the lively tourism hub of Killarney spills over with colourful shops, restaurants and pubs loud with spirited trad music. The town is the jumping-off point for Kerry's two famed loop drives: the larger Ring of Kerry skirts the mountainous, island-fringed Iveragh Peninsula. The more compact Dingle Peninsula is like a condensed version of its southern neighbour, with ancient prehistoric ring forts and beehive huts, Christian sites, sandy beaches and glimpses of a hard, unforgiving land.

Kerry's exquisite beauty makes it one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations. But if you need to escape from the crowds, there's always a mountain pass, an isolated cove or an untrodden trail to discover.

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The Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park Tour

There is an unspoilt nature to Ireland's most beautiful region and the Ring of Kerry provides many unforgettable memories as it passes through many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem.Your return to Killarney is via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney's magnificent National Park.

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Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Torc Waterfall, Killarney, County KerryWalk through primary forest to meet really charming waterfall.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ballycarbery Castle, Cahersiveen, County KerryBeautiful and charming ruins of Carberry O'Shea castle from 1598. Crashed by parliament forces in 1651-52.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cahergall Fort, Cahersiveen, County Kerry5th - 6th century stone fort , built with just balance stone, no mortar.Very impressive , high in details ancient construction.Duration: 49 minutesStop At: Ladies' View, Killarney, County KerryView from high point at National Park and Killarney lakes.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kerry Cliffs, Portmagee, County KerryBest viewing point at Skellig Islands (Star Wars) 850 feet above the sea level. Magnificent place!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Valentia Island Car Ferry, Knightstown, Valentia Island, County KerryA bit of trip through the water. Sometimes with dolphins. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kerry Bog Village Museum, Glenbeigh, County Kerry18th 19th century village museum. Good place to get focus how we were living in the past.Duration: 1 hour

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Killarney to Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head, Inch Beach: Day Tour

The Dingle Peninsula Drive once described by National Geographic Traveler as "the most beautiful place on earth" There will be frequent stops to admire the views and take photos. This spectacular award winning tour departs from Deros Tours,22 Main Street,Killarney at 10.30am and returns at 5pm approx. from mid March to mid October.Please check in no later than 10.15am. Priority seating (first three rows) can be booked in advance at an additional charge of E 8 per seat.Please advise at time of booking. All Driver/Guides are local and top rated on Tripadvisor who will give a most memorable sightseeing tour of the Dingle Peninsula.All Driver/Guides provide expert local commentary of Dingle and its environs.Each Driver puts their own personalities into the Dingle Peninsula Tour.   The tour will pass through small towns like Milltown and Castlemaine before reaching our first stop at Inch Beach. Inch beach is a three-mile long strand and is known as one of the most visually dramatic beaches in Ireland. Inch has provided shooting locations for several Hollywood films including the epic Ryan’s Daughter. These films revealed the rugged beauty of the Dingle Peninsula to a worldwide audience. A stop here for approximately 20 minutes.Refreshments may be purchased at the local shop.Leaving Inch Beach, we travel to Dingle town, the chief town of the peninsula, with a population of about 1,900. Dingle is a beautiful harbour town where the fishing boats unload the daily catch of fish throughout the day. The harbour was constructed after the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1179. Continuing the tour to Slea Head Drive, a scenic circle loop of 26 miles/41 km. During this loop, travelling  through Ventry, Dunquin and Ballyferriter. It is here on this west side of Dingle that the Irish language (Gaelic) is very much the first language and is spoken in a natural native way. Rounding the head of the peninsula there are magnificent views of the Blasket Islands, spectacular cliffs and idyllic beaches. This is the edge of Europe and history is everywhere - Iron Age forts, beehive huts, early-Christian churches, 19th-century cottages and picturesque stone houses set against a patchwork of fields. This most scenic route winds around the coast to Slea Head, where the view of the Blasket Islands stops many visitors in their tracks.The group of seven rocky islands offshore is the Blasket Islands. These islands were inhabited until 1953 and the islanders were great storytellers and made a lasting contribution to Irish Literature.The town of Dingle is rich in culture, traditional music, great pubs and restaurants. There will be a stop here for lunch and a walk around the town at your leisure for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or so.After lunch the bus will return to Killarney town centre via Camp and Tralee arriving at approximately 5:00 pm.

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The Gap of Dunloe Full-Day Tour from Killarney

The tour begins with a coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage where you can take a Jaunting Cart Ride (additional EUR25.00 per person payable direct on the day, based on 4 people sharing) through the six mile pass, alternatively keen walkers may care to "Walk the Gap" as the Gap offers an ideal opportunity for hiking. Once through the gap, boats are waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey via the enchanting Upper, Middle and Lower Lakes, to historic Ross Castle where coaches are waiting for the journey back to Killarney. • Irish Jaunting Carriage through Gap of Dunloe • Boat trip through the amazing Lakes of Killarney. • Walk through Gap of Dunloe for 7 miles - 2 hrs 30 minutes walk or Irish Jaunting Horse and Carriage. • View Old Weir Bridge on the boat trip. • Meet the local and knowledgeable boatmen and jarveys.

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Full-Day Ring of Kerry Tour from Killarney

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ring of Kerry, County KerryFull day sight seeing tour Duration: 7 hoursStop At: Ladies' View, Killarney, County KerryLadies ViewDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, Killarney, County KerryFull day sightseeing tourDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Moll's Gap, Killarney, County KerryAvoca Handweavers Duration: 30 minutes

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The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney

Lakes, Islands & Mountain PassesThe complete Killarney adventure! A 14 mile voyage across all three of Killarney’s Lakes combined with a 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 Kearney’s cottage at the foothills of Ireland’s 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 Brandon’s 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 Kearney’s 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 eyeYour ticket includes the "Complete" Killarney Day Tour - Traditional Open Boat Tour, Pony & Trap Ride and Transfer by Chauffeur Car.

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