Day trip

Ring of Kerry: Full-Day Tour from Killarney

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
Day trip

Ring of Kerry: Full-Day Tour from Killarney

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
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Explore the dramatic landscape of the Ring of Kerry this tour from Killarney. Enjoy panoramic views of Dingle Bay, visit the villages of Sneem and Waterville, and view the Torc Waterfall.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Explore the Iveragh Peninsula and see its enchanting towns
  • Immerse yourself in the myths of the Ring of Kerry
  • Enter Ireland's most beautiful national park at Killarney National Park
  • Marvel at the Torc Waterfall as it cascades through the woods of Friers Glenn
  • Discover the statue of Charlie Chaplin in Waterville
  • Go to the Leprechaun Crossing
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Spend the day in one of Europe’s finest coastal areas on a full-day tour of the Ring of Kerry. Travel in an air-conditioned coach and discover sweeping panoramic views, strolls around enchanting villages, and historic sights. 

Depart Killarney in a spacious coach and drive to the Iveragh Peninsula, the official name for the Ring of Kerry. Get insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland from your guide along the way. See stone forts and standing stones in a breathtaking landscape.

Drive through the home town of the Puck Fair, an ancient Celtic festival which is held in the charming town of Killorglin. Take in panoramic views of Dingle Bay and Inch Beach. Weather permitting, see the Atlantic waves crashing on the Blasket Islands. 

Head to the picturesque village of Waterville which overlooks Ballinskelligs Bay. See the misty Skellig Rocks which are known for their early Christian monastery. Find out why there is a statue of Charlie Chaplin in the village. 

Stop in the charming village of Sneem, one of Ireland's most colorful villages. Explore its 2 squares and a beautiful bridge where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. Enter Killarney National Park.

Admire magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley from the stops at Molls Gap and Ladies View (Leprechaun Crossing). Marvel at the cascades of the Torc Waterfall in the woods of Friers Glenn.

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  • Lunch

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Meet outside the Killarney Tourist Office.

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4.2 /5

based on 201 reviews

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We were given the wrong address on the ticket and the email that was sent the day before. The guide hiked up to find us when we weren’t at the newer location. Though we had a rough start, the guide and tour were 5 Stars and beyond. We enjoyed the information and sites. We especially appreciated the guide nicely, but pointed asking people to not talk while he is giving his tour talks. There were plenty of opportunities to speak with friends between the history bits, and we had some chatty people in the group. It was difficult to hear over the chatting, which is why it was nice that he asked them to be courteous and wait until after his history bits to resume talking. The guide was very polite about it.

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October 31, 2022

loved the guide, hated the organisation. -this tour is not really a tour, but a part of a bigger one based in Cork, i suppose a honest description would mention that. However it shouldn't be an issue if organization was ok, which it wasn't. -the meeting point was Killarney paddywagon office 10:40. The bus arrived at 11:30 and we left at lunch time (11:53). In addition to the delay, there was zero support or info about the delay from paddywagon (number on getyourguide app was invalid) - despite the meeting point being their office on a Monday. None was there. We found out later that we were waiting while people from the Cork tour were doing a horse tour in Killarney before rejoining the bus. -no seating plan in bus, so sitting together for couples was made difficult since no plan was made for lone travelers when joining the existing tour. This created some tension for some travelers. To sum up, overall the tour was great and we loved our guide, but the organisation was a bit messy.

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September 21, 2022

We had a good time but the meeting spot was outside an empty shop with no signage to confirm we were in the right place. I have MS and my husband mixed dementias so we were afraid we were in the wrong place. We had to go and find the tourist office and they phoned Paddywagon for us to confirm the meeting place was an empty disused shop. When the driver appeared 5 mins before the dead line others had straggled along to the road including a lady with a walking stick and mobility problems worse than mine. We were then marched into a shopping centre and advised to use the toilets as there was none on the coach. Once on the coach there were only the number of seats needed for the 9 of us and all at the back and separated so my husband had to sit on his own 5 seats away. Each stop we were told if we were not back at the bus exactly on time we would be left even though once we were told we would have to find the bus as there was a festival on and no parking for it. I have no more words …

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July 24, 2022

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