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Private Tour – customisable to suit group
JUMP ABOARD OUR AMAZING RING OF KERRY DAY TOUR THAT TAKES YOU OFF THE BEATEN TRACK to experience the real beauty of this world renowned destination.
Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges. Even better, we will take you on an incredible tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse (weather permitting) of the spectacular Skellig Islands (Star Wars famed).
After a well-earned bite to eat, we slowly make our way back to Killarney, stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.
09:00 AM: Bus Departure for The Ring of Kerry from Killarney
Bus Departure for The Ring of Kerry from Killarney
09:30 AM: Killorglin
Killorglin, home to the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair, is our first encounter along the beautiful Ring of Kerry. One of the oldest festivals in the world that dates back to 1613 and is always held in August. It’s uniqueness lies in the crowning of a goat as the king of the village for the duration of the festival. People from all corners of the world to pay homage to the king goat and experience its lively street markets, music and as we say the craic (fun).
10:00 AM: Mountain Stage & Dingle Bay
We make a stop at the spectacular setting of Mountain Stage which overlooks the wide open views of Dingle Bay, Rossbeigh and Inch beach. We will explain about its unique geological formation. the cultural impact of the old railway line and its diverse flora and fauna.
10:30 AM: Cahersiveen
Cahersiveen is the birth place of Ireland’s Liberator, Daniel O’Connell. In the centre of the town lies a church that is named after Daniel and is uniquely Ireland’s only church that is not named after a saint – well in our eyes he is a saint!
11:00 AM: Valentia Island Tour
We will take you on an incredible tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse (weather permitting) of the dramatic Skellig Islands (Star Wars famed).
The island is situated off the South West coast of Kerry and is connected to the mainland by a bridge at Portmagee or you can take a ferry from Reen point. The island is renowned for its great beauty, ecological wonders and historical importance, such as Vikings ports, the first TransAtlantic cable and learn why Westminster Abbey is so closely connected to this intriguing island.
13:30 PM: Lunch in Portmagee
Enjoy a well-earned bite to eat and take the time to explore and relax in the beautiful coastal village of Portmagee.
15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney via The Ring of Kerry
Our tour departs from Portmagee and we slowly make our way back to Killarney stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.
15:30 PM: Waterville
Waterville is a picturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, home to one of Ireland’s finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O’Dwyer. It is also known by a much loved visitor, Charlie Chaplin. There is a statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998 and we will tell the remarkable story of how Charlie arrived in Waterville.
16:00 PM: Coomakista & Derrynane Bay
Following on from Waterville, we next arrive at Coomakista (in Gaelic – Com an chiste). This majestic viewing point sits 215 metres (700ft) above the sea and offers panoramic views over Kenmare River, Abbey Island, Deenish Island and Scariff Island. There are also views of Waterville village and an ancient stone fort that dates back to early Christian times around the 9th Century. It would have been built as a defended farmstead and the circular outer walls are over 2 metres high. The inner part is made up of a large round house and a smaller rectangular house.
16:45 PM: Sneem
We take a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland’s most colorful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.
17:20 PM Lady’s View & Killarney National Park
One of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.
18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney
We make our way through Killarney National Park towards Killarney,where we will say our fond farewells. We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring the Ring of Kerry and its most unique destinations. Remember Ireland is now forever your home away from home.
1. Killorglin – home to Ireland’s old festival, the Puck fair.
2. Mountain Stage – experience spectacular views of Dingle Bay.
3. Cahersiveen – birth place of Ireland’s Liberator, Daniel O’ Connell.
4. Valentia Island – discover this islands rich culture and history.
5. Portmagee – lunch and explore this vibrant coastal village.
6. Waterville – find out why Charlie Chaplin made a home here.
7. Coomakista & Derrynane Bay – view its spectacular setting and learn about its unique history.
8. Sneem – visit the charming village of Sneem.
9. Lady’s View – mesmerizing views of the Lakes of Killarney.
10. Killarney National Park – learn about its geology and unique creation.