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From Cork: 9-Hour Guided Ring of Kerry and Killarney Tour

Product ID: 333606
Join a 9-hour guided tour to Ireland's magical Kingdom of Kerry from Cork. Marvel at unrivaled views of rugged coastline and stop at a range of scenic viewpoints. Visit a traditional Kerry Bog Village, and explore the beautiful town of Killarney.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time and get a taste of Irish rural life at a traditional Kerry Bog Village
  • Discover Killarney, often voted the most beautiful town in Ireland
  • Drive along the scenic Ring of Kerry and marvel at the verdant coastline
  • Stop to admire and take photos of the unparalleled views
  • See the Skellig Islands, Celtic pyramids featured in the recent Star Wars movie
Full description
Take a 9-hour guided bus tour of the enchanting county of Kerry and admire magnificent scenery from soaring hills to rolling landscapes scattered with traditional stone walls. Enjoy the unsurpassed, rugged coastline and the buzz of the traditional town of Killarney.

Board your bus at the meeting point in Cork, then feel Irish rural life from days gone by coming alive at your first stop at the Kerry Bog Village in Glenbeigh. Wander through thatched cottages, visit a traditional farmhouse, and meet the resident Irish wolfhounds. You might even choose to treat yourself to a little something to drink at the Red Fox Inn.

From Glenbeigh, travel around the Iveragh Peninsula, along the most beautiful stretch of coastline. The next stops are at Waterville and Coomakista, two of Kerry’s most scenic spots with panoramic views stretching from the mountains to the sea. Look toward the ocean and catch a glimpse of the iconic Skellig Islands, Celtic pyramids reaching out from the sea. These natural monuments were famously featured in the recent Star Wars movie.

Make your next stop on the famous Ring of Kerry in Sneem, a picturesque Irish seaside village nestled in the sheltered waters of Kenmare Bay with wonderful choices for a traditional Irish lunch. Choose bacon and cabbage — an Irish staple — or, since you are beside the sea, freshly-caught fish served with chips. Lunch is at your own expense.

After the lunch stop, prepare for a drive you will never forget. Verging deep into the MacGillycuddy's Reek mountains and the moody Black Valley, numerous scenic viewpoints can be found along the route: Moll’s Gap mountain pass, Ladies View lookout (a favorite spot of Queen Victoria), and even a Leprechaun crossing. Along the shores of Lough Leane, drive through the woodlands of Ireland’s last native oak trees.

Then, arrive in Killarney, often voted the most beautiful town in Ireland. Killarney has so much to offer. Opt to spend your time seeing the surrounding area from a traditional horse and cart or walk the streets soaking up the atmosphere. Finally, hop back on the bus for the return journey to Cork where you will be dropped off at the starting point.
Includes
  • Guided bus tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet on the corner of Alfred Street and Ship Street. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information
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• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time