Ring of Kerry Full-Day Tour from Limerick
- Duration: 11 hours
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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).
Our driver John was very nice and funny and made the 1,5 hr long ride to the cliffs very entertaining. I think 1, 5 hrs at the cliffs is enough time. I think the journey could go to a different pub for lunch (I didn't eat but it looked canteen-like) and also the description should be changed because we were back earlier than 5 pm. (I know that the driver is in no position to chanhe that. Thanks, John, you were great. :D)
Best way to see the Cliffs is to book from Limerick or Galway. It's a short drive. Viewed the spectacular cliffs, visited the visitor centre, and baby cliffs. Plenty of time to walk the area and visit the a most interesting exhibit . Saw the Burren, stopped in Doolin for lunch. Plenty of time. One last short stop at Bunratty Castle for shopping. Did not see stop at Lemenagh Castle as described online. Disappointment!
The guide/driver was simply amazing: he was really fun, told us a lot of anecdotes, which also had historical value, was very easy going and gave us sufficient time for all activities. He also gave us clear instructions about what to do and where to go so it was overall a perfect day! Thank you John :)
Maybe it's better to let people bring themselves a lunch to eat it on their ways. The lunch took an hour and a half which press pretty much, in comparison to the 15 min stay at the burden, 30 min at burraty and 1.5 hours at moher.