Day trip

Killarney: Gap of Dunloe Walking and Boat Tour

Activity provider: Gap of Dunloe Tours

Killarney: Gap of Dunloe Walking and Boat Tour

Activity provider: Gap of Dunloe Tours

From US$ 61.98 per person

Enjoy a trip by boat and foot across the Lakes of Killarney and through the breathtaking Gap of Dunloe on this guided tour. Take in the scenic landscapes and hilly terrain of the picturesque area.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
If you would like to be picked up from your accommodation please be in the lobby for 10am. We pick up guests between 10am - 10:30am

Experience

Highlights
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Lakes of Killarney
  • Meeting of the Waters
  • Ross Castle
Full description
Enjoy a trip across the beautiful Lakes of Killarney and enjoy a walk through the Gap of Dunloe. Join us at O'Connor's Traditional Pub (7 High Street) Eircode V93 DV26 for the departure (10:00 am check in), or we can also collect you from your accommodation in the Killarney area. Please Note - The tour can go in two directions. Your journey begins with a bus trip to Kate Kearney's Cottage or Ross Castle* From Kate Kearney's there is a self guided walk (you can’t get lost) that is 7 miles (12km) in length and takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to walk The terrain is hilly and picturesque, the highest elevation is 840ft. The Gap walk ends at Lord Brandon's Cottage where you can stop for lunch and refreshment (please note Lord Brandon's Only accepts cash). At 2pm our traditional boat takes you through the Lakes of Killarney and to Ross Castle (1 hour 30 mins). While on the journey across the Lakes of Killarney you will take in amazing scenery, such as: Purple Mountain Dinish Island Meeting of the Waters Old Weir Bridge Bricin Bridge Innisfallen Island Macgillycuddy's Reeks Your boat journey finishes at Ross Castle, from their we will transport you back to O'Connor's Traditional Pub or your accommodation. If you wish, feel free to bring your own picnic lunch. *For those guests leaving from Ross Castle, you will start your journey on the boat across the lakes and finish at Kate Kearney's and then a bus journey back to O'Connors Pub For those who may chose not to walk, Jaunting cars are available at Kate Kearney's Cottage The cost is €25 per person to be paid in cash on the day. The Jaunting cars take approximately 1.5 hours to travel the 7 mile journey through the Gap. Please note, as you may know the Jaunting cart's are operated independently of ourselves by the Ponymen's Association. Weather conditions: Sometimes the tour is done is reverse to suit weather conditions If the water level is low, please be careful as the short walk from the boat to path can be tricky. What to bring Please wear comfortable footwear and bring a rain jacket and/or sunblock, you will need one or the other or both!
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Boat tour
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable clothes

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    • Luggage or large bags
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    Overall rating

    5 /5

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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.

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    October 19, 2022

    Wonderful experience

    October 2, 2022

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

    October 15, 2022

    Product ID: 426560