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The Ring of Kerry Day Trip including Killarney Lakes and National Park

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Discover the Ring of Kerry on this incredible full-day tour that showcases one of Ireland’s most stunning destinations. Spend time exploring the MacGillycuddy Reeks and the shores of Dingle Bay, and then admire the coastal views of Kenmare Bay on this guided tour of must-see Ireland. You also pass through Ladies View and the Lakes of Killarney on this journey from Killarney to Ring of Kerry.
  • Full-day tour to a must-see part of Ireland
  • Explore the MacGillycuddy Reeks
  • See charming villages like Glenbeigh, Waterville, and Sneem
  • Pass through Ladies View and the Lakes of Killarney
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Hotel pickup and drop off
22 Main St , 22 Main St, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 NP74, Ireland
10:30 AM
East Avenue Road Killarney , Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Experience the natural beauty and unspoiled landscapes of Ireland’s emerald coast on this full-day tour of the Ring of Kerry. Follow your guide through the picturesque villages of Glenbeigh, Waterville, and Sneem and discover the unmatched beauty of Ireland’s must-see spots. You have ample time to explore before returning via Ladies View and the famous Lakes of Killarney. This memorable day includes a trip through the Oakwoods of Killarney’s National Park before returning to your hotel to relax and unwind after a truly incredible day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Gleensk
At this photo stop one can see Dingle Bay. On a clear day sights like The Great Blasket Island,Inch Beach and Rossbeigh Beach can be seen. The famous movie Ryan's Daughter was made on Inch Beach.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kerry Bog Village Museum
The Kerry Bog Village, located on the beautiful Ring of Kerry gives you a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the late 19th Century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe and is one of Kerry’s leading tourist attractions. Ideal for families and tourists with spacious parking. Step back in time and take a wonderful look at Ireland’s rural history, heritage and lifestyle. Visitors will experience the culture, customs and living conditions of our great ancestors through the famine years, and late 19th century. The village has period thatched cottages, fully furnished with authentic antiques, complete with sound effects and figurines. Outdoors, we display a fabulous array of rural farm equipment, used by turf cutters and farmers of the time period. This stop is also used for a Morning Coffee/Restroom stop Time also for a walk in the area if one did not want to visit the Village. Entrance to The Famine Village (admission extra) is an optional.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Daniel O'Connell's Birth Place
Daniel O'Connell was a famous Irishman who lived during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He helped Catholics win the right to become Members of Parliament. He also wanted Ireland to have its own parliament. He became known as the “Liberator” because he looked for rights for Irish people In 1823, with the help of others, Daniel set up the Catholic Association. Large numbers of people in Ireland joined the Association for Catholic Emancipation Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), lawyer, politician and one of the most important figures in Irish history. He was named 'The Liberator' because of his successful campaign for equal rights for Irish people. O’Connell was an excellent speaker and almost one million people attended one of his meetings in Tara, Co. Meath! Daniel O Connell's dying wish was granted - "My body to Ireland, my heart to Rome, my soul to God," Daniel O'Connell said on his deathbed in Genoa in 1847. Place of burial: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin
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Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church is in the centre of Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. It is one of the few catholic churches in the world dedicated to a layperson. The construction is interesting in that the granite comes from Northern Ireland & the marble slab / cornerstone was sourced from the catacombs in Rome
Pass By:  
Cahersiveen
The tour will drive through Caherciveen which is a very picturesque and typical Irish Town. Cahersiveen was where the first shots of the Fenian Rising were fired in 1867.
Stop At:  
Waterville
Waterville is the only seafront village on the famous Ring of Kerry in Southwest Ireland which boasts of a world-class golf course. Waterville is unique in the fact that it is the only village on the Ring of Kerry that is actually right on the coast (you can taste the salt water on the main street on a calm day) and sandwiched on a strip of ground between lake and ocean The town was a favourite holiday spot of Charlie Chaplin and his family who used to stay in The Butler Arms Hotel. They first visited the town in 1959 and came back every year for over ten years. There is a statue of him in the centre of the village in his memory. The community has also obtained permission from the Charlie Chaplin estate to hold an annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival in the spirit of Charlie Chaplin, the first festival was held in 2011. The festival is usually held in August each year.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Farraniaragh
One of our lunch stops will be at The Scarriff Inn which is a family run Restaurant under the new ownership of David and Katie Farrell and their family. The Scarriff Inn takes it’s name from Scarriff Island one of the many islands which it is overlooks. It is famous for overlooking 'the best view in Ireland' with views of Kenmare Bay and Bantry Bay and of Derrynane and it’s beautiful beaches and park. Patrons are treated to this view from every seat in the bar and restaurant. We have a few options for lunch and The Scarriff Inn would be the main lunch stop but depending on the time of year we may stop at a similar Restaurant in the vicinity.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Caherdaniel
Caherdaniel is located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. It is on the southwestern side of the peninsula, facing onto Derrynane Bay.
Stop At:  
Sneem
Sneem - An tSnaidhm - "the knot" in the Ring of Kerry, a colourful charming village surrounded by stunning scenery which provides a warm welcome to all. Sneem is perfectly situated on each of The Wild Atlantic Way, and The Ring of Kerry as well as The Kerry Way which is one of Ireland's longest and most popular signposted walking trails. The village itself is famed for its colourful houses and characters and has won many Tidy Towns Awards Sneem is a colourful village in South west Kerry, blessed with exquisite scenery, wild landscapes and imposing Kerry mountains. One of the most popular stores Quills have a wonderful store in Sneem with great bargains. Time in Sneem for Ice Cream or Afternoon Tea or maybe a Guinness.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Moll's Gap
Moll's Gap or Céim an Daimh, is a mountain pass on the N71 road from Kenmare to Killarney in Kerry, Ireland. Moll's Gap is on the Ring of Kerry route, and offers views of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountains, and is a popular tourist location Moll's Gap is named after Moll Kissane, landlady of an infamous shebeen — that's a small, unlicensed pub — known across the land for her homemade poitin.
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Ladies' View
Ladies View is one of Killarney's and indeed Ireland's best known scenic viewing points. ... It is named after Queen Victoria's Ladies in Waiting who were part of her entourage during her visit to Killarney in 1861. Ladies View is one of Killarney's and indeed Ireland's best known scenic viewing points. There are spectacular views of the meandering waters of The Long Range that make their way into the main Middle and Lower Lakes.
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Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park, was the first national park in Ireland, created when the Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932 and is Ireland’s oldest National Park .Senator Arthur Vincent and his family entrusted Muckross House & Estate into the care of the Irish State. The Park is currently managed jointly by the National Parks & Wildlife Services and the Trustees of Muckross House, Killarney. The extent of the park’s range and rugged landscape is 26,000 acres, encompassing the infamous McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range which includes Ireland’s highest Mountain, Carrauntoohill standing at over 1,000 meters. More recently, a former resident was re-introduced into the Park – The White Tailed Sea Eagle. Once plentiful around Killarney this magnificent bird of prey became extinct in the early part of the 20th century and now thanks to a joint venture between National Parks and the Golden Eagle Trust, it is being gradually re-introduced.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • From May to Sept seating on this tour is assigned so the earlier you check in to our office on 22 Main Seats the better seats will be available but these seats are on a first come basis and subject to availability.
  • Priority Seating available at the Office in Killarney at an extra charge- first four rows of the coach.
  • In high season and subject to availability the tour stops at Kells Sheep Dog Show which is an additional cost and payable locally.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Clients are requested to check into the office at Deros Tours,22 Main Street,Killarney twenty minutes prior to departure.
  • With prior notice we can offer secure parking at our depot at Woodlands Industrial Estate at a cost of E 10 for the day.Please be at this depot no later than 9.30am where a shuttle bus will bring and return you to the departure point.It is essential that you pre book this service.
  • For health & safety reasons no hot drinks or food are allowed on the coach.
  • Deros Tours reserve the right to cancel tours if insufficient numbers book.
  • Size of vehicle depends on numbers of passengers booked and varies from all sized vehicles.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Deros Coach Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitisation during The Ring of Kerry Day Trip including Killarney Lakes and National Park?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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  • "It's a winding route so if you're the motion sick person, go early to get a front seat." See review
  • "Best way to see the ring DO NOT DRIVE, as you wont see anything the roads are too busy and narrow." See review

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star-3
Ok- but not great
Karen_V
, Jul 2022
Sheep herding show was great. Other stops seemed like a way to sell touristy items. No restrooms on bus. Fewer stops of better quality.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
I’d go again
Stephanie_C
, Jul 2022
It is was wonderful to see the beauty of the Emerald Isle from the height of the bus - above the hedge line and as a passenger. The narration was the icing on the cake! The only draw back was the place they stopped for lunch. Save your money- bring protein bars to snack on when they stop for lunch, spend your money on a souvenir and save you appetites for after the tour.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
JodiAnne_S
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour. Dennis our driver gave great narrative. Loved the sheep herding show! Comfortable ride with fantastic views of the beautiful country.
star-3
Weather dependant. Go on a nice day
Norman_C
, Jun 2022
Weather dependant and bring cash. There are many other great things to do in Killarney. The ring of Kerry is best done in good weather. If weather isn’t good, best to do something else. Also Viator charges a premium. 50 Euro per person while others pay 30-35 for same trip
star-5
Hip hip hooray
Peggy_A
, Jun 2022
Bat, our superb driver, provided a day of fascinating sightseeing along with laughter, history, folklore & Irish hospitality. For a girl traveling by herself I felt welcomed to be a part of the tour family. Hip hip hooray for providing such a "brilliant" experience. BTW- if you like the tour, don't forget to tip your driver.
star-5
Great experience
Joanne_O
, Jun 2022
Our drive Batt was amazing. He provided lots of information & stories. He handled the roads wonderfully. He made the tour so much more enjoyable. It was an amazing tour
star-5
Happy travels in the Ring of Kerry.
SHEIKH_H
, Jun 2022
I enjoyed the trip— beautiful landscapes of green fields, jutting rocks, ringed forts, Caribbean blues of lakes and seas. Bart the narrator was excellent. He was personable and kind. He even sang songs and told jokes besides telling us if the region’s history. He drove well on the well paved, but narrow and torturous roads. The bus was comfortable. My daughter did not even get motion sick. I may take it again!
star-5
Bat's the best!
Alisha_G
, Jun 2022
What a great day! Bat our tour guide was terrific- knowledgeable, nice, funny and over all good natured. He was able to throw in an extra stop as well which was appreciated.
star-4
Michael was a great...
SHEIKH_H
, Jun 2022
Michael was a great driver. The sheep dog is worth seeing run the sheep. The bus was a little tight.
star-3
The sheep-herding...
SHEIKH_H
, Jun 2022
The sheep-herding demonstration was extremely entertaining and we would highly recommend it. We would have appreciated more time out of the bus during the most scenic part of the trip passing Killarney National Park. That got short shrift.
star-5
Absolutely breathtaking
dathyl_L
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Dennis was incredible!! So invested and knowledgeable about our trip and the land! He was fun to listen to and made sure we got our photo ops in and didn’t hesitate to answer any questions! The tour was BREATHTAKING!! So so beautiful and listening to Irish music while driving through the countryside was just the cherry on top! Absolutely stunning tour to places untouched in the Irish countryside!! 10/10 recommend!!
star-5
Wonderful Day Trip from Killarney
AnnaMaria_A
, Apr 2022
This was such a wonderful experience and was the perfect way to explore Killarney and the Ring of Kerry (especially if you do not rent a car). Dennis was an amazing tour guide--he clearly knew the area like the back of his hand. My friends and I appreciated how friendly he was and how he was always offering to take pictures for everyone!
star-5
Great sight seeing
Courtney_J
, Apr 2022
Batt, our tour guide was awesome both days! He had great stories and narrative over both days that was new, even though we did the prior day's tour with him. It was new jokes/stories. It was great to see so much of the Kerry County area
star-5
Ring of Kerry tour
Brian_M
, Apr 2022
Dennis was a perfect guide, learnt so much about the area from him and the day went smoothly with lots of great stops along the way.
star-5
Spectacular views and Irish charm!
SHEIKH_H
, Apr 2022
What a wonderful way to see some of the best sights in Ireland! The coach was very nice and comfortable. Our driver/guide was a delight. The stops and photo opportunities were great. Felt like just the right amount. Not a dull moment all day!
star-5
Sunny Funny Driver grate day
Rafal_B
, Apr 2022
Excellent trip. Sunny weather was a bonus. Many photostops. Grate driver very professional. Did learn a lot. View wonderfully. Highly recommended.
star-4
Good stone in Kerry
RaeAndrea_M
, Mar 2022
Trip was very nice. But the lady in the office where you check in was rude. Not accommodating what so ever!
star-5
A warm Kerry welcome
Annette_K
, Feb 2022
Our driver Bat really made the tour. He's a wealth of knowledge with local stories, folklore and traditions all delivered in a fun way.
star-5
Amazing views!
Vera_R
, Feb 2022
Killarney is beautiful! I recommend the Ring of Kerry tour. Amazing views full of history. Our tour guide was really nice and knowledgeable about the area.
star-5
Recommended!
Ravine_V
, Jun 2021
An interesting tour of the Ring with stunning views over mountains and lakes, especially under this incredible weather. The driver-guide was really knowledgeable, sharing loads of information from the parts of Ireland's history that lay in this area to the most unexpected anecdotes. Favourite spots were definitely Waterville where we stopped for a lunch in front of the seashore, the Dingle Peninsula, the Gap of Dunloe and Ladies View.
1 traveller found this review helpful

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