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Our most recommended Kerry Day Trips

  • Wicklow Mountain, Glendalough & Kilkenny Full-Day Tour

    1. Wicklow Mountain, Glendalough & Kilkenny Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a combined full-day sightseeing tour of some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes, including the 12th-century castle of Kilkenny, the rugged Wicklow Mountains, and the 7th-century monastery of Glendalough. The first stop is Kilkenny Castle, majestically located on the banks of the River Nore. The craft capital of Ireland, you can visit the Kilkenny Art and Design Centre to get a better appreciation of the craft traditions of goldsmiths, sculptors, painters and more. Stroll around the cobblestone streets, and visit Saint Frances Brewery, Ireland’s oldest. Admire the magnificent silk merchant’s mansion of Rothe House, containing priceless Viking artifacts. And walk in the medieval gardens to see historic varietals of fruit and veg, such as Gortahok cabbage and Blood of Boyne apples. Enjoy lunch in one of the city’s artisan cafés. En route to Glendalough, drive into the wild Wic...

    Amazing experience and wonderful guide with Kim and the driver Paulo! We Love the views and sites. It was a beautiful combination sites and the people.

  • From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

    2. From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

    Leave Dublin for the day on a truly scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Visit Kilkenny, Glendalough, and the Wicklow Mountains as you explore the heartlands of medieval Ireland.

    From Dublin, head first to Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland and home to Ireland’s finest Norman castle. Discover a city steeped in history that was also the location of one of Ireland’s earliest witch trials, the famous story of Dame Alice Kyteler and her servant Petronilla. En route to Glendalough, drive into the wild Wicklow Mountains of County Carlow. Watch as the landscape changes from lush green pastures and gentle valleys to the glacial valleys of the Wicklow Gap.

    Continue to the monastic city of St. Kevin at Glendalough, best known for the wedding scenes in the blockbuster movie “Braveheart” and famous as the location for th...

  • Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

    3. Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

    The tour begins with a coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage. On arrival, you can arrange to take a jaunting cart ride through the six mile pass. This traditional Irish horse and cart ride will incur an additional cost which can be paid on the day. Alternatively, you can hike the six mile pass and enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace. Once through the gap, boats will be waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey via the enchanting upper, middle and lower lakes. On-board the boat, enjoy beautiful views of the national park and discover the famous Old Weir Bridge. Travel to the historic Ross Castle where coaches will be waiting to take you back to Killarney. Ross Castle is a 30 to 40 minute walk from the town center so there is an option of staying at Ross Castle after the boat trip and making your own way back to Killarney. 

    The boat trip was simply unreal, Donal and his two dogs brought us from the upper lake through to Ross Castle. Fifth generation boatman with a wealth of knowledge which was lovingly passed on. Words cannot describe. Kerry woman taking this trip. Holidaying with my son who has settled in London and so proud to show him this jewel in the kingdom. Thank you Donal. Brilliant memories for us

  • Ring of Kerry: Lakes of Killarney Scenic Coach Tour

    4. Ring of Kerry: Lakes of Killarney Scenic Coach Tour

    The Ring of Kerry skirts the Iveragh Peninsula and is undoubtedly Ireland’s most popular scenic drive. Begin by passing through Killorglin, home to the famous Puck Fair festival held in August every year. Stop at The Bog Village, a little cluster of thatched-roof cottages demonstrating what rural life was like in Kerry in the 1800’s. Continue through the village of Glenbeigh, with beautiful views over Rossbeigh Beach and the rugged hills of the Iveragh Peninsula. In the summer months, take in the spectacle of a traditional Irish sheepdog show at Kells. Sample fresh local produce while pausing for a deliciously traditional lunch in Cahersiveen town, The Scarriff Inn or Waterville. After lunch, explore the historic cove at Derrynane, a rocky inlet and notorious hideout for smugglers in the 18th century. It is the former seat of the O’Connell clan and home to Daniel O’Connell, a legend of ...

    The whole experience was outstanding. The scenery and stops were so enjoyable, especially being able to closely view the landscape instead of watching the road and staying focused on staying on the left side of the road. The stops were well timed and perfect photo opportunities. I can't say enough about our driver and guide, Batt! He kept us well informed, entertained and from his descriptions of his past work, family stories, his commitment to those around him and his love for his community, he was a warm example of what makes Ireland so special. Thank you.

  • Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

    5. Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

    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 Bal...

    Muy completo el tour, el guía/conductor muy entusiasta! Los paisajes son hermosos!!

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

    6. 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...

    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

  • Dingle Day Tour from Limerick

    7. Dingle Day Tour from Limerick

    You will stop at the famed Inch Beach, an extensive beach in a rural environment and is a site of outstanding natural beauty. Then to the most westerly drive in Europe known as the Slea Head drive. Marvel at the Atlantic Coast as you travel on this spectacular road which hugs the western shoreline. Enjoy great views of the Blasket Islands and maybe even see the "Sleeping Giant." You will also stop in Dingle town, one of the most picturesque fishing towns in Ireland. Dingle town is the heart and soul of the Peninsula. Today it attracts visitors, including artists and musicians, from all over the world. ITINERARY Departure from Limerick -We leave Limerick City behind and travel via the charming village of Adare down through the mountains to County Kerry Killarney - Make a stop in the charming town of Killarney, as you make your way towards the Dingle P...

    We had a great driver, Paul. We departed Limerick around 7:55 & arrived in Killarney at the Outlet Center around 9:30. We walked around the town, and had coffee & used the toilets at the Outlet Center while waiting for 2 buses from Dublin & Cork to arrive (& also people from Killarney). The tour officially started at 11:00. People doing the Ring of Kerry tour departed in two buses & people doing the Dingle tour were on Paul's bus. We made several brief stops at scenic points for photos. We made 20-minute stops at Inch Beach & at the BeeHive Huts (which cost extra to see up close, but you could take photos from the road). We stopped for lunch in Dingle from 2:30-4 & then returned to Killarney to meet the other buses around 5:30 & get people back on the bus they arrived on. We got back to Limerick around 7:00 that evening. The only problem we had was after we left Inch Beach (1st stop) around 12:15, it was more than 2 hours before we had a chance to use the toilets again (in Dingle).

  • Ring of Kerry Full-Day Tour from Limerick

    8. Ring of Kerry Full-Day Tour from Limerick

    The Ring of Kerry boasts some of the finest coastal scenery in Europe and provides insights into the ancient heritage of Ireland. See stone forts, standing stones, and a landscape carved out of rock by the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. Your journey begins on the official Ring of Kerry driving route, where you’ll begin to see views of the famous mountains and lakes of Kerry. Pass through Killorglin, home to the ancient Celtic festival, when a goat is crowned king of the village. See the statue of King Puck as you cross the River Laune. As your drive continues, you’ll have amazing views of Dingle Bay. See the famed Inch Beach and you may even see the Blasket Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The picturesque little village of Waterville overlooks Ballinskelligs Bay, best known for the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and was a regu...

  • From Killarney: Day Trip to Dingle

    9. From Killarney: Day Trip to Dingle

    Depart Killarney and make your way to Inch Beach to admire its 3-mile stretch of golden sand along the Atlantic Ocean. Get lovely views of the beach, known as a popular location site for movies including Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of the Western World. Continue to Slea Head, considered by many as one of the most beautiful peninsulas in the world. Travel the winding road through Gaelic-speaking Corca Dhuibhne, beginning at Ventry Beach. Pass the 4,000-year-old beehive huts as you drive to Dunquin and get stunning views of Blasket Island and the Sleeping Giant. Drive through the beautiful village of Ballyferriter, and then stop at the pretty fishing village of Dingle at the heart of the Dingle Peninsula. The charming village is celebrated for having the most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size and is also home to Fungi, an adult bottlenose dolphin that has been courting human contact...

    Overall, it was a good trip. The driver (Paudie) was friendly, navigated well, and told excellent stories. We enjoyed hearing more about Ireland’s history based on what we saw. The stops had great views and it was beautiful. The only issue was that some of the other passengers were consistently late returning to the bus at stops, making the bus arrive back in town about thirty minutes late. This affected our evening reservations. Otherwise, good trip!

  • Dingle Peninsula Full-Day Tour from Cork

    10. Dingle Peninsula Full-Day Tour from Cork

    On this 10-hour excursion to the Dingle Peninsula from Cork, you’ll make your way towards County Kerry and the town of Killarney, starting out at 08:30. Stop in charming Killarney, and enjoy a bit of time to explore the town before continuing on to Dingle. Your drive takes you through the Cork and Kerry mountains and then along the most westerly route in Europe, known as the Slea Head drive. Take in views of the Atlantic coast as you travel on a road that hugs the shoreline. Enjoy views of the Blasket Islands on a clear day, and maybe even see the Sleeping Giant. Visit Inch Beach, one of the best-known beaches in Ireland, and a site of outstanding natural beauty. Weather permitting you may choose to dip your feet in the Atlantic! Inch Beach, like many on the west coast, is well known among surfers. It has also featured in many films such as Far and Away, and Ryan's Daughter. You’ll a...

    Jim was a great guide who shared a lot of interesting and detailed information about the places we visited. He also sings and tells stories! The scenery was gorgeous! Just wish we’d had more time at each spot. I think I’ll come back some day and just soend my time on the west coast!

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What people are saying about Kerry

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,238 reviews

Cathy and Lisa were awesome! We got such an informative tour, a lot of history was talked about and Cathy went out of her way to explain each stop and interesting site. They both worked extremely hard to make our tour comfortable. There were multiple events and diversions on the road and they were able to still make good time, keep everyone comfortable, and keep everyone safe. Awesome experience! We are so glad we went on this tour, the sites were breathtaking and definitely should be on everyone’s list!

The boat trip was simply unreal, Donal and his two dogs brought us from the upper lake through to Ross Castle. Fifth generation boatman with a wealth of knowledge which was lovingly passed on. Words cannot describe. Kerry woman taking this trip. Holidaying with my son who has settled in London and so proud to show him this jewel in the kingdom. Thank you Donal. Brilliant memories for us

The tour is very varied and well run! Experienced and well-coordinated team (bus driver and guide), so as a guest you can be completely showered with funny anecdotes and interesting information.

Nice ride in the bus through the Wiklow mountains In Glendalough unfortunately only 2 hours stay Kilkenny stay too short I will definitely visit this area on my own.

Amazing experience and wonderful guide with Kim and the driver Paulo! We Love the views and sites. It was a beautiful combination sites and the people.