Killarney Guided tours

Our most recommended Killarney Guided tours

Killarney on Horse & Carriage: 1-Hour Jaunting Car Tour

1. Killarney on Horse & Carriage: 1-Hour Jaunting Car Tour

Be transported back to 15th-century Ireland with stories of the legendary stronghold of the O’Donoghue Chieftains and the ancient Castle’s tragic fall to the Cromwellian Army on their conquest of Ireland, the legend of the Lake, and much more. Learn more about the nature of the Park as well as its famous wildlife inhabitants including the Irish Red Deer. Take this unique opportunity to capture those special holiday moments as your guide pauses at some of Killarney’s most dramatic scenic locations before reaching the shores of Ross Castle, where you will be invited to explore the grounds of the 15th-century stronghold with breathtaking views across Lough Léin. And because your tour takes you through areas where no motor traffic is permitted, you can enjoy your jaunting ride in absolute paradise. As the tour comes to its end, you will be returned to the town center or your hotel with memories to last a lifetime.

Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

2. Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

Get the full Killarney experience on this comprehensive tour. Visit the verdant lake district where you will find Kate Kearney's cottage. Then hop on a pony and continue on through the Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy lunch and a ride in a traditional open boat. Your 14-mile voyage goes across all 3 of Killarney’s lakes with a pony and trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience. The journey begins mid-morning at the world-renowned Kate Kearney’s cottage. 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 the price). After lunch, get into a traditional open boat for an approximately 2-hour tour of the three lakes of Killarney. Pass by Innisfallen Island, Bricin Bridge, Colleen Bawn Rock, Torc Mountain, Old Weir Bridge, the meetings of the waters, and more, ending at the 15th-century Ross Castle. The tour is the perfect way to see the rich and varied vegetation and scenery Killarney has to offer. Your tour will end in the mid-afternoon.

Killarney Jaunt & Afternoon Tea

3. Killarney Jaunt & Afternoon Tea

Begin your tour with a lively jaunt through the bustling streets of Killarney Town, bursting with scenes of colour and charm before entering the quiet and peaceful surroundings of the picturesque Killarney National Park. Enjoy views of the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks, the highest mountain peaks in Ireland, witness the country’s last remaining herd of majestic Red Deer, and take in the unique sights and sounds of the Oak and Yew Woodland, as you learn about the history of the Park and how it came to be. Journey on towards Ross Castle and its Tower Keep on the edge of Lough Lein and be spellbound by spectacular views along the way. Once the ancestral home of the O’Donoghue Clan, you will be enchanted by the striking beauty of the Castle as you listen to your Jarvey Guide unfold its history with tales of woe and warship as well as the ancient prophecy and legends of the fortress. Take a quick jaunt back through the leafy green suburbs of Killarney’s Ross Road and back into the outskirts of the Town before disembarking from your journey at the Great Southern, Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel and the perfect place to end the most memorable tour. Relax and rewind in the splendour of the spacious Grand Foyer where High Tea has been served since Victorian times. Relish in a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked fruit or plain scones with clotted cream and jam, as well as a selection of pastries and banana bread, and of course, freshly brewed tea or coffee, complimented by a refreshing glass of prosecco. Children’s option also available. Please notify us of any dietary requirements.

Killarney: Jaunting Car Tour with Craft Brewery Visit

4. Killarney: Jaunting Car Tour with Craft Brewery Visit

Start your experience at the historic Great Southern Hotel, where you will board your comfortable and cosy Jaunting Car and meet your friendly and knowledgeable Guide. Get ready to leave the hustle and bustle of Killarney Town behind and look above to a sky of green as you enter the quiet woodland surroundings of the National Park. Catch inspiring views of St. Mary’s iconic Cathedral and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range. Sit back and relax as you travel down the peaceful Deenagh Riverbank and take in the beauty of its flora and fauna. Learn more about the nature of the Park as well as its famous wildlife inhabitants including the Irish Red Deer, who you are sure to spy on your travels. Journey back in time as your Guide shares tales of times gone by. Be transported back to 15th century Ireland with stories of the legendary Ross Castle, the last stronghold of the O’Donoghue Chieftains, and its tragic fall to the Cromwellian Army on their conquest of Ireland. Take the opportunity to capture those special holiday moments as your Guide pauses at some of Killarney’s most dramatic scenic locations before reaching the shores of Ross Castle where you can avail of a stroll around the grounds and enjoy breath-taking views across Lough Leane, the largest of Killarney’s three Lakes. Hop back on board for the short ride though the tree-lined avenue of Ross Road to the Killarney Brewery on the outskirts of the town. Once there, sample the finest of Killarney Craft Beers inspired by local myths and legends, complimented by a selection of hand-crafted Pizzas, the perfect end to a memorable trip.

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What people are saying about Killarney

Our driver, Cal, was EXCELLENT! Amazing experience. We loved it so much, we went twice!!!Best activity if our entire vacation, and Cal was full of history and stories about the region, which made it just spectacular.

Must do experience when visiting Killarney! Our young children couldn’t decide if the jaunty or boat ride was their favorite. Would absolutely recommend this tour!

One of our favorite days in our three week visit to Ireland. The views are breathtaking! The guides were wonderful. And a big “thank you” to Rose, our horse!

It was Amazing!!! Our guide shamus was Amazing funny and very knowledgeable. I would recommend everyone to take this tour when they visit.

Was an enjoyable experience and the driver was very informative.