Welcome to Killarney National Park

Sprawling over 10,236 hectares, the sublime Killarney National Park is an idyllic place to explore. Ross Castle and Muckross House draw big crowds, but it's possible to escape amid Ireland's largest area of ancient oak woods, panoramic views of its highest mountains and the country's only wild herd of native red deer.The core of the national park is the Muckross Estate, donated to the state by Arthur Bourn Vincent... Read More

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$764.82 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Highlights of Ireland Tour: the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry

Day 1: Dublin – Galway (B)Leave Dublin behind and travel west by luxury coach, stopping at Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan. Sample award-winning Kilbeggan whiskey, and then continue to Clonmacnoise Monastery on the banks of the Shannon River to explore this important early Christian site. Visit a typically friendly local pub (full of both character and characters!) before arriving in Galway for your first night.Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in central Galway Day 2: Galway – Killarney (B)Set out with your guide to explore beautiful County Clare on Ireland’s west coast. Visit the Burren – the aptly named barren rolling hills covered with limestone rocks – and then spend your afternoon at the Cliffs of Moher. Standing more than 700 feet (213 meters) high, the cliffs cover more than 5 miles (8 km) of coastline, forming a breathtaking backdrop against the Atlantic Ocean waves. After enjoying time at leisure, cross Shannon Estuary with your guide, and arrive in Killarney – your base for the remaining three nights. Spend the evening at leisure.Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in central KillarneyDay 3: Killarney – Dingle Peninsula (B)Set off early to discover Dingle Peninsula, an area famous for its scenery and Gaelic Culture. Traveling by luxury minivan, you’ll stop to check out ancient forts and early religious sites before soaking up panoramic views from Slea Head and Inch Beach. Spend time in the tiny town of Dingle itself – famous for its local music scene and buzzing Irish pubs. Your guide will show you the best spots, and you’ll have time to explore independently before returning to Killarney to enjoy the night.Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in central KillarneyDay 4: Killarney – Ring of Kerry (B)Travel along the famous Ring of Kerry – one of the world's classic touring routes – which stretches along Ireland’s southwestern coast. The entire ring covers nearly 109 miles (176 km) of sublime coastal roads, and deserves a full day to really appreciate it. Traveling around Ivernagh Peninsular, enjoy stops with your guide to learn about the history of the area. Explore ancient ring forts, small fishing villages and sandy beaches. Walk through Killarney National Park to visit Torc Waterfall – thought of locally as a natural wonder! Then return to Killarney in the evening.Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in central KillarneyDay 5: Killarney – DublinHop back on your minibus and travel through the breathtaking West Cork Mountains to reach Blarney Castle. While exploring with your guide, be sure to kiss the infamous Blarney Stone for a lifetime of smooth talking! En route to Dublin, see the Rock of Cashel, a Celtic cathedral in County Tipperary, and then enjoy a break in Kilkenny City before reaching Dublin in the evening.

$44.55 Day Trips & Excursions

Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

Your Ring of Kerry day trip begins as you depart Cork for Sneem, a colorful village with two squares and a beautiful bridge where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. From Sneem, pass through Killorglin, home of the Puck Fair, an ancient Celtic festival dating back to 1613; one of the oldest festivals in the world, it crowns a goat as king of the village. Continue to Dingle Bay where you have the chance to enjoy spectacular views, and see Inch Beach and possibly the Blasket Islands, where the wild Atlantic hugs the Celtic shores. From the Dingle Peninsula, proceed to the picturesque village of Waterville, which overlooks Ballinskelligs Bay, made famous by the Skellig Rocks' early Christian monastery. Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville so much and was such a regular visitor that the village unveiled a statue in his honor in 1998.Head to Killarney National Park for views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, making stops at Molls Gap and Ladies View (Leprechaun Crossing). Visit the Torc falls, a 59-foot-high (18-meter) waterfall that cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn, and then end your tour with some time to relax in Killarney and grab some refreshments (own expense) before the drive back to Cork.

$375.86 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day South West Ireland Tour from Dublin

To begin this amazing experience, you will depart Dublin and head west to tour the beautiful region of Connemara. After a refreshment stop in the midlands of Ireland, your first stop will be the quaint and charming village of Cong. The village is home to Ashford Castle and Cong Abbey. Departing Cong, you will enjoy wonderful views of the Garlic speaking Connemara and its beautiful lakes, valleys and mountain scenery. You will arrive in Galway by mid afternoon, which will allow you ample time to enjoy this marvelous cultural city. Visit the Spanish Arch and ramble around colorful shop street. Accommodation will be in Galway city.Begin day to by cruising along the west coast where you will enjoy beautiful beaches and golden sand. Your first stop is the home of the legendary king of Connacht, Dunguaire Castle. The tour will continue to the seaside village of Kinvara and the lunar landscape of the Burren, the only place in the world where Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean flowers grow side by side. You will then enjoy a lunch stop in Doolin (own expense), a beautiful Gaelic speaking village, before visiting the highlight of the day, the Cliffs of Moher. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of nature's most majestic birds. You will take a photo-stop at Bunratty Castle. You will spend the night in Killarney.On day 3 you will embark on a tour of the world famous Dingle Peninsula. The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park, before visiting Ireland's longest beach at Inch beach, where you will enjoy miles of beautiful sandy beach. You will then take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Highlights of the Dingle Peninsula will include Slea head, Gallarous Oratory, Views of the Blasket Islands, Dingle Town, where there will be a chance to browse the local art and craft stores. Accommodation will be in a traditional Irish pub, where there will be a chance to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.Your final day will begin by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. You will spend time here visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone endowing you with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. You may also like to visit the famous Blarney Woollen Mills, where you can visit the world's largest Irish shop. After lunch (own expense), you will take a leisurely drive through Golden Vale. You will return to Dublin, where you will visit the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a big creamy pint of Guinness compliments of your touring team!

$28.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Ring of Kerry Day Tour Including Killarney National Park from Killarney

The tour begins with a pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival, which dates back to 1613, Puck Fair! This is one of the oldest festivals in the world, where a goat is crowned king of the village. The tour continues on along to Dingle Bay where you will have the chance to enjoy spectacular views. Visit the famous Inch beach and possibly even the Blasket Islands with the wild Atlantic hugging our Celtic shores. From our tour of the Dingle Peninsula, the tour will continue to the picturesque little village of Waterville, which overlooks Ballinskelligs bay, made famous by the Skellig Rocks' early Christian monastery. Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville so much and was such a regular visitor that Waterville unveiled a statue in his honour in 1998. After Waterville, the tour will visit the charming and colorful village of Sneem. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, Sneem village is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare bay. After Sneem village, the tour will visit one of the most famous National Parks in the world, Killarney National Park, where you will enjoy magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley from the stops at Molls Gap and Ladies View (Leprechaun Crossing). The tour will conclude with a visit to the famous Torc waterfall, an 18 meter high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn.

$74.26 Day Trips & Excursions

County Kerry Day Trip from Dublin

This full-day tour from Dublin to the kingdom of Kerry takes you to a an unspoilt and mystical region of Ireland. The region enjoys some of the very best coastal scenery in Eurpoe. On the way, discover picturesque towns and experience panoramic views of a landscape created during the last Ice Age. The first stop will be Adare in Co. Limerick. The village's broad main street is framed by stone buildings and thatched cottages. The tour then continues on to Killarney National Park, perhaps one of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world. Sit back and appreciate the stunning views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley as you stop in Aghadoe and at Torc Waterfall. From here, the tour visits Killarney town, the best-known town in County Kerry and the gateway to the region. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, it's easy to see why this is often voted as one of the best places to visit in Ireland. From Killarney town, you will visit the Torc Waterfall, an 18-meter-high waterfall that cascades through Friars Glen. Take a walk through the wooded area and enjoy the tranquillity. You will then meander through Killorglin, home of the Puck Fair, an ancient Celtic festival dating back to the 1600's where a goat is crowned king of the village. From here, experience a wonderful drive along the famous Dingle Peninsula, stopping to take in amazing views of Dingle Bay, and enjoy a visit to famed Inch beach, where the wild Atlantic hugs the Celtic shores. You’ll also drive along the famous Wild Atlantic Way, and head to the other side of the Dingle Peninsula, where secluded views of Tralee bay and the remote landscape of Dingle. The tour will finish with a visit to Inch beach, one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, which stretches on for many miles of the coast. Stop for a walk on the sand and admire the views of a site that has appeared in many movies. Tour returns to Dublin.

$455.83 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Tour of Southern Ireland from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin-Golden vale-Dingle PeninsulaBegin the day with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and a complimentary pint of Guinness. Then make your way to the midlands of Ireland. In the afternoon stop at Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, on your first night you will stay in an old Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun on the Dingle Peninsula, where you will receive a complimentary drink!Day 2: Dingle Peninsula-KillarneyTake the short drive to Dingle, where you will visit its most famous resident, Fungie the Dolphin. Then it's off around Slea Head with amazing views, regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping and lunch. Complete your day with a visit to Inch, before continuing on to Killarney where you stay for the next 2 nights.Day 3: Killarney-Ring of Kerry-KillarneyThe day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). Next it's off on a journey around the Ring of Kerry. The afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, Muckross House and much more.Day 4: Killarney-Blarney-Cobh-CorkThe day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Here you spend plenty of time (2hrs) visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone endowing you with the gift of eloquent speech for 7 years. The next stop is Cork, your guide shall point out some of the city's highlights including Patrick Street and the beautiful River Lee before heading off to Cobh. See the Titanic monument in the town center, and visit the impressive St. Coleman's Cathedral. You will spend the night in Cork.Day 5: Cork-Cliffs of Moher-GalwayThe first stop will be a photo of the beautiful Bunratty Castle.Today's emphasis shall be the Wild Atlantic Way, including the breathtaking and world famous Cliffs of Moher. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. Doolin is the lunch stop before continuing onward to explore the geological marvel that is the Burren. The journey takes you along the West Coast of Clare, and Galway Bay before stopping at Corcomroe Abbey. Overnight in Galway.Day 6: Galway-Connemara-DublinDepart Galway and visit Maam's Cross and the Maam Valley. Onwards then to Leenane and the spectacular Aasleagh Falls. Stop for some photos along with a walk along Ireland's only fjord, Killary Harbour. The lunch stop is the charming village of Cong. Have time to visit Cong Abbey before heading off on the short journey through the midlands back to Dublin.