Gap of Dunloe Activities

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Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

1. Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

Get the full Killarney experience on this comprehensive tour. Visit the verdant lake district where you will find Kate Kearney's cottage. Then hop on a pony and continue on through the Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy lunch and a ride in a traditional open boat. Your 14-mile voyage goes across all 3 of Killarney’s lakes with a pony and trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience. The journey begins mid-morning at the world-renowned Kate Kearney’s cottage. Here you take a 7-mile jaunt on a pony and trap through the Gap of Dunloe where you can view a spectacular glaciated valley. Your pony and trap ride ends at Lord Brandon’s Cottage where you can enjoy a light snack (not included in the price). After lunch, get into a traditional open boat for an approximately 2-hour tour of the three lakes of Killarney. Pass by Innisfallen Island, Bricin Bridge, Colleen Bawn Rock, Torc Mountain, Old Weir Bridge, the meetings of the waters, and more, ending at the 15th-century Ross Castle. The tour is the perfect way to see the rich and varied vegetation and scenery Killarney has to offer. Your tour will end in the mid-afternoon.

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I was a bit stressed at first because the tour guide was late, but in Ireland it's all a bit more chilled. Amm aRoss Castle we had the opportunity to look at the castle for about 20 minutes and then we went to the jetty. After everyone got the life jacket and a towel to cover their legs, we started, even if the weather was really rainy in between, the boat tour was something very special. The only minimal shortcoming: I sat at the very front and couldn't understand everything the tour guide said. But otherwise really fantastic. If you are near Killarney, you should definitely book this tour. After a short refreshment after the boat tour, unlike the others, I walked the tour. The landscape is just beautiful and only paved paths. Don't forget your camera and be sure to stop off afterwards. The cake selection is divine.

Must do experience when visiting Killarney! Our young children couldn’t decide if the jaunty or boat ride was their favorite. Would absolutely recommend this tour!

One of our favorite days in our three week visit to Ireland. The views are breathtaking! The guides were wonderful. And a big “thank you” to Rose, our horse!

Beautiful hike and boat tour. We took our time, but still got to the boat 20 minutes before departure. Pick up worked great.

Very fun and entertaining day trip. We made new friends in a rather cramped but fun haunting car ride.