Day trip

Ring of Kerry: Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

Ring of Kerry: Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
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From US$ 51.72 per person

The Ring of Kerry is a mystical and unspoiled part of Ireland that has attracted visitors for centuries. Spend a day on a tour from Cork to enjoy its spectacular beauty and ancient heritage. Stop in quaint villages and marvel at stunning coastal views.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Stop in Killorglin, the site of the ancient Puck Fair Celtic festival
  • Marvel at the views of Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Take a break for refreshments in the popular tourist town of Killarney
Full description
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 Ballinskelligs Bay and the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. Charlie Chaplin loved Watereville and was a frequent visitor. See the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. Killarney National Park: See what is probably the most beautiful and admired national park in Ireland, and take in the views of the Lakes of Killarney and the Black Valley during stops at Molls Gap and Leprechaun Crossing. Torc Waterfall: Stop at the lovely 18-meter-high waterfall that cascades through the wooded Friar's Glenn, and admire this site of natural beauty. Killarney: Take some time to relax in Killarney and grab some refreshments before departing for Cork.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Additional attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at Paddywagon Tours Office, 9 Bridge Street (next to St Patrick's Bridge) at 8:30 AM.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 341 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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very very very beautiful, and the coach with a pick up in Cork made it so easy and so accesible. Sure, it’s not a ton of time at each spot — I would have loved more time to soak up things on the coast — and honestly the stop after Killarney by a “village museum” was kind of cornering you in a tourist trap for a little bit (but it’s optional to enter); but for me it was worth it to have a skilled driver to navigate the tiny roads, something I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise without the time, expense and stress of renting a car. For me well worth the money, incredible views and great experience!

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June 16, 2022

Our guide, Martin, was great. He kept us engaged and shared a lot of history and fun facts about the area. The scenery was beautiful, and we had a nice day so the views were great. However, it was a LOT of riding in the bus, and not a lot of time to get out and explore. The bus was comfortable, but we were very disappointed that there was not a bathroom on the bus. We picked up the tour in Cork, and were not aware that the tour actually started in Killarney. We may have chosen to stay in Killarney if we had known that.

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June 7, 2022

It was a nice trip, we saw the coast and plenty of countryside, but apart from Kilarney, there was nothing really exceptional. The guide's explanations were really interesting, I would recommend giving a brief summary of all the stops and things we would see in the beginning of the trip.

September 30, 2021

Product ID: 45319