Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour
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- Duration: 5 hours
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We had cold, rainy weather but the region is absolutely beautiful regardless. The boat driver was hilarious, the kind of story teller you'd imagine for Ireland, and helped make the best of the weather. He had great knowledge of the history of the tours and the area and was good at targeting information to the group. Our coordinator, Laura, was a bundle of positivity and helped make sure every aspect of our tour went smoothly. She was wonderful conversational and helpful with our tour. The jaunting car driver was short abrupt with commentary, and surprised my dad when he got kicked out to walk near the peak (they won't pressure the horses more than necessary and I had warned our group in advance that this was a possibility). Laura coordinated this part for us so the driver isn't part of their company, but it probably could have been a little better if he was more sociable or explained a bit on his own rather than when prompted. Overall, it was still a great tour and we'd recommend it!
My husband and I booked this fabulous tour of Killarney National Park the day before we went. An easy bus ride through flat parts of the park, followed by a fantastic jaunting car ride up and over the spectacular Gap of Dunloe, a pause for an Irish coffee and snack midway at Brandon’s Cottage, then a small, open boat ride across three lakes and two rivers, finally ending at our starting point at Ross Castle, a 15th Century tower house castle. An incredible way to see so much of the park. Definitely a highlight of our Ireland trip!
The family business has operated this type of tour for over 250 years. Great experience with local guides and local history. Horse carriage and boat ride were excellent. You get a real sense of the land and the people with this outdoor activity.
This was a fantastic day from start to finish and the 2 guides were so friendly and informative Highlt recommended!
Only very minor point was - in cart, 2 Americans and 2 of us, could move an inch when large driver stepped on cart.