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

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

This tour is the complete Killarney adventure. A 14-mile voyage across all three 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 at approximately 10:45 AM 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 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. Approximate finish time is 3:30 PM. 

Killarney: Town Highlights & Traditional Jaunting Car Tour

2. Killarney: Town Highlights & Traditional Jaunting Car Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive, fully guided walking tour including a visit to Killarney national park and lake. See and hear about the area's past and present and enjoy many stories about colorful local characters along the way. Get a feel for the local people as well as incredible insights into Irish life and culture. Your professional, local English-speaking guide will take you on an extraordinary tour through the main streets of Killarney town. Continue on towards the Gothic masterpiece of St Mary's Church of Ireland to enter its wonderful interior as well as see the church's garden. Next, ride in a traditional horse-driven jaunting car to view the breath-taking Lakes of Killarney and the world-renowned scenery of the Killarney National Park. Your time in the Park will include a stop to take a photo of Ross Castle, a 15th century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane. It is the ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan, later associated with the Brownes of Killarney. Your driver guide will share facts and anecdotes about this famous Castle. Be prepared to be stunned with the most extraordinary landscape while taking in the breathtaking views of the nearby lake.

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What people are saying about Killarney

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 52 reviews

The Gap of Dunloe was the highlight of my week. It was so enjoyable. The scenery was spectacular and our guides were more than helpful, both in the jaunting car and on the boat tour. We were blessed with the weather as the sun shone all day long. I would highly recommend this trip, well worth it and a fantastic experience to see Kerry at its best. Louise

The Gap of Dunloe toyr was amazing! Our tour director, Laura, made sure we were in the right place at the right time and that we had what we needed. The tour guides for pony & cart and the boat ride were both very nice, informative and had great sense of humor. Despite a bit of rain, we were extremely happy!! Thank you all so much!!

We highly recommend this activity. It is not strenuous but you may be required to walk for a few minutes during part of the uphill portions during the jaunting cart ride. It was a fun day and our cart driver and boat driver were quite persons and witty.

Great tour, first by a jaunting car, then by boat. Wonderful scenery. The boat man had a great sense of humor and a very cute dog.

This was a fantastic day from start to finish and the 2 guides were so friendly and informative Highlt recommended!