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Ring of Kerry: Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

Ring of Kerry: Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
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From US$ 56.65 per person

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The Ring of Kerry is a mystical and unspoiled part of Ireland that has attracted visitors for centuries. Spend a day on a tour from Cork to enjoy its spectacular beauty and ancient heritage. Stop in quaint villages and marvel at stunning coastal views.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Stop in Killorglin, the site of the ancient Puck Fair Celtic festival
  • Marvel at the views of Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Take a break for refreshments in the popular tourist town of Killarney
Full description
The Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into Ireland’s ancient past. See the stone forts, standing stones, and a landscape carved out of rock by the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. Detailed Itinerary Sneem: Make a stop in one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. You’ll see 2 village squares and a beautiful bridge in the village center. This is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. Killorglin: Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival known as the Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613, this is one of the oldest festivals in the world, and where a goat is crowned king of the village! Dingle Bay: Take in the amazing views of Dingle Bay, famous Inch Beach, and on a clear day, possibly even the Blasket Islands off the wild Atlantic coast. Waterville: Admire this picturesque little village that sits overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay and the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. Charlie Chaplin loved Watereville and was a frequent visitor. See the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. Killarney National Park: See what is probably the most beautiful and admired national park in Ireland, and take in the views of the Lakes of Killarney and the Black Valley during stops at Molls Gap and Leprechaun Crossing. Torc Waterfall: Stop at the lovely 18-meter-high waterfall that cascades through the wooded Friar's Glenn, and admire this site of natural beauty. Killarney: Take some time to relax in Killarney and grab some refreshments before departing for Cork.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Additional attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at Paddywagon Tours Office, 9 Bridge Street (next to St Patrick's Bridge) at 8:30 AM.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 383 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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The Ring of Kerry is a GORGEOUS part of Ireland, and this tour really gave particpants the chance to stop and see the countryside from a variety of angles/perspectives, which was great. Our guide, John, made some good recommendations about the horse-and-carriage ride at Killarney National Park, which was great, and the Irish coffee at the Red Fox Inn, although the content of his actual tour was more gimmicky than informative, which I was a bit disappointed in. He made a few too many remarks at his wife's expense. Overall, though, beautiful day and beautiful country! Couldn't be too bad!

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July 27, 2022

We had a great day, although the weather was not at all good, unfortunately. But hey, if you come to Ireland, you might as well experience the weather that goes with it! We started our tour in Killarney where we stayed for 1 hour. There we had the choice between walking around freely in the city, or taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage (for 14€, reduced price thanks to paddywagon) in the park. We stayed in the city, but I would recommend taking the horse-drawn carriage tour, as there is not much to see in the city. For the rest of the day, we visited many small sites. But the stops were always a bit short, so we spent most of the day by bus. Even if the weather was rainy, it's a bit of a shame I think. However, we still had a great day, discovered wonderful landscapes, and our guide Jer was awesome! Thank you for this day!

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July 24, 2022

Great easy way to see lots of what Ireland has to offer in one day. We really enjoyed the extra Jaunting trip at Killarney (€14pp). Be prepared to bring a fair bit of spending money for all the many stops along the way, and would STRONGLY recommend avoiding the recommended lunch at the Lobster restaurant in Waterville - very poor service, expensive and mediocre food and there weren’t enough tables for even one coachload. We wandered around the town about 100m away and saw some lovely independent cafes that were almost empty and much cheaper. Enjoyed the trip overall but maybe could do with a few less stops at Tourist Tat shops and more time to enjoy the landscape. Could maybe do with a longer drinks stop in the afternoon as often the stops were only 10 minutes.

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June 27, 2022

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