Ideal for first-time visitors, this 9-hour tour of the spectacular Ring of Kerry allows you to travel between southern Ireland’s natural wonders with ease. Departing Killarney, you’ll visit coastal gems such as Dingle Bay, Inch Beach, and the quaint villages of Waterville and Sneem. Also on the itinerary is Killarney National Park, a wonderland of mountains, lakes, world-famous gardens, where you’ll stop at Molls Gap and Leprechaun Crossing. Your guide provides history- and geography-rich commentary throughout the tour.
Kick off your tour of the Dingle Peninsula at Kilarney Paddywagon office, located on 13 Main Street in the town center. From here, you’ll board a vehicle destined for some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal sights.
As you pass through the traditional village of Killorglin, your guide explains local Celtic traditions, including a yearly festival where a goat is crowned king. Following a 1-hour drive, you’ll stop at Dingle Bat to admire the sandy stretch of Inch Beach, featured in hit films such as Far and Away and Ryan’s Daughter.
Stop next in Waterville, a quaint town adored by Charlie Chaplin, to admire Ballinskelligs Bay and the Skellig Rocks. See, too, the charming village of Sneem, replete with two squares and a bridge that straddles the currents of Kenmare Bay.
Your tour culminates with a visit to Killarney National Park, famed for its unspoiled landscapes of lakes, forests, and mountains. Absorb views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, and stop at Molls Gap and Ladies View to hear the legends that surround each enclave.
After a brief stop at the beautiful Torc Waterfall, you’ll return to your original departure point in Killarney.