Guided tour

Killarney: Combination Jaunting Car & Lake Cruise Tour

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Killarney: Combination Jaunting Car & Lake Cruise Tour

From US$ 46.37 per person

From land and lake, this traditional jaunting car and lake cruise will provide you with a unique guided combination tour from which to experience the full range of scenery and history in Killarney National Park.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Sail along the shore of the encircling mountain slopes and islands
  • Experience an old Irish tradition at its finest on-board the Killarney Jaunting Car Tour
  • Listen to your captain inform you about the flora and fauna of the area
  • Drift by the 6th century Innisfallen Monastery founded by Augustinian monks
  • Learn about the ancient copper mines dating back 4000 years on Ross Island
  • Have a guided tour with a traditional jarvey full of Irish whit
  • Visit areas where no motor traffic is permitted and see awe-inspiring views of Ireland’s highest mountain range
  • View the magnificent St. Mary’s Cathedral en route
  • Observe Ireland’s last herd of native red deer
  • Take some leisure time at Ross Castle and Lough Léin
Full description
This tour is a must for any guest in Killarney. Experience the most beautiful part of Ireland in the most memorable way. The ideal way to see Killarney National Parklands and the famous Lakes of Killarney is on a jaunting car, combined with a lake cruise. Jump on-board a traditional jaunting car, where you will ramble through the Killarney National Park & Ross Castle with the local jarvey. This spectacular tour will inform you of the history, legends and folklore of the area, and if you are lucky enough, you might just bump into the odd 1 or 2 leprechauns. There, you now have a wonderful story to share with people back home. Don’t forget to take an autograph. You will be then be taken through Killarney’s deer park, where you can see the amazing Irish red deer and Sika deer graze before arriving at the wonderfully restored 15th century Ross Castle. Take a cruise on Killarney’s largest and most picturesque lake, Lough Léin in the comfort and safety of a covered heated and modern vessel. Drift through the islands on-board “The Lily of Killarney” cruiser and relax in the beauty and splendor that will surround you. With live on-board commentary from your captain, you will hear of the many heritage attractions including O’Sullivan’s Cascade and the monastic ruins of Innisfallen Island, Bricin Bridge and the copper mines. You will be entertained from start to finish on this tour.   
  • Guided lake cruise on MV Lily of Killarney water coach
  • Guided Killarney Jaunting Car Tour of the National Park
  • Complimentary parking at Ross Castle
  • Guaranteed spaces
  • Entrance to Ross Castle
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Luggage or large bags

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  • The cruise takes place in a modern heated glass-covered boat
  • The combination Jaunting Car and Lake Cruise Tour follows this schedule: 9:30 AM Jaunting Car followed by 10:30 AM Lake Cruise; 11 AM Jaunting Car followed by 12 PM Lake Cruise; 12:45 PM Jaunting Car followed by 1:45 PM Lake Cruise; 2:15 PM Jaunting Car followed by 3:15 PM Lake Cruise
  • The combination Lake Cruise and Jaunting Car Tour follows this schedule: 10:30 AM Lake Cruise followed by 11:45 AM Jaunting Car; 12 PM Lake Cruise followed by 1:15 PM Jaunting Car; 1:45 PM Lake Cruise followed by 3 PM Jaunting Car; 3:15 PM Lake Cruise followed by 4:30 PM Jaunting Car
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 58 reviews

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was a very good tour, both your guides Paul and Don were very helpful and guided through the national park and lake tours giving interesting and useful insights into the areas! Jimmy (horse) was also very calm and took us leisurely through the national park where we got to see some of the deer that resides there.

October 18, 2021

Would highly recommend doing this trip. Kids loved the horse and cart and the driver was lovely who knew the local history and welcomed any questions. The boat trip was fantastic also. It was such a lovely way to learn some history and view the scenery. Would recommend to anyone visiting Killarney

August 28, 2021

Hi I missed the 3.15 boat (too busy enjoying an ice cream) and Laura very kindly rescheduled it for me the next morning at 10.30. The boat ride was fabulous, comfortable and very relaxing. The boat driver was very informative and I felt a real sense of pride of place from him. We were fortunate to see the eagles fairly closely, they are so magical to see in flight and the driver did his best to make sure we would see them

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August 16, 2021

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