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Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney

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Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney
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icon6 to 8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Customize your own itinerary and discover southwest Ireland’s breathtaking natural beauty on this private Ring of Kerry tour from Killarney. Follow your private guide along hiking routes around the Iveragh Peninsula. Visit pretty towns and villages including Cahersiveen and Kenmare, and discover top local attractions such as the Torc Waterfall. Enjoy panoramic cliff views along the Skellig Ring and hike to top spots like Valentia Island and Cahergall Fort. During your private tour, feel free to stop where and when you like!
  • Explore the highlights of the Ring of Kerry from Killarney
  • Enjoy the flexibility to customize the itinerary to your interests
  • See Torc Waterfall, Valentina Island, Cahergall Fort and more
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Private transportation
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Killarney , Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry

We meet at the front desk of any Hotel, B&B or private place in Killarney town.

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This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Peter Stanley 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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "Yes, the clouds can sometimes hamper, but if you are patient you will get to see eventually." See review
  • "The van would fit 5-6 people very comfortably and the freedom to stop where you like for how long you choose really makes the day." See review

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star-5
Breathtaking scenery and views
Stacey_B
, May 2022
Tony was our tour guide for the day and he was so Informative, witty and passionate about his job. He took us off the ring to explore beaches and even a chocolate factory. The Kerry cliffs was beautiful and we were so happy we stopped. We were glad we hired a private guide for the day even though it was a little pricey but well worth it. The streets are even more narrow than usual and Tony knew all the back roads. Really enjoyed our day with him.
star-5
Great tour and tour guide
avaske
, May 2022
Our travel guide was Peter. Peter was professional, informative, knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend Peter and this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Great thanks Arnold, hopefully see you all again in beautiful Ireland. Kind regards Peter.
star-5
Best Day Ever!
Lorie_W
, Apr 2022
Do yourself a favor and book this trip! I was torn on how to spend our time in Ireland because we didn’t have many days. This was our favorite day. Peter was SO awesome! He took us everywhere we wanted to go and helped guide us to places we wouldn’t have thought to stop. He never rushed us. He was so knowledgeable and friendly. We spent 10 hours with him - only because we kept him that long. Ha! He was totally fine and happy to keep stopping for us though, and I can’t thank him enough for helping my family make such great memories in the little time we had in beautiful Ireland. To name just a few places we saw - Valentia Island, Kerry Cliffs, Torc Waterfall, Mucross House and Gardens, Cahergall Fort. I can’t stress enough, if you’re not sure if you should book this or not - do it!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks Lorie. That was also great day for me, You and Your family of anglers were very enjoyable. Hope the salmon fishing was successful... if not , next time will be :) Thanks once again, regards from Ireland. Peter.
star-5
A day I will always treasure!
Tanya_C
, Nov 2021
A true VIP experience! Tony was an absolute gentleman- I am so glad he was my tour guide and partner for the day! A day of great conversation and experiences. There is no way I would have seen some of the sites on my own. Tony gave me a day that I will always treasure and I thank him for that.
star-5
Fun, memorable and truly worth it
Jordan_M
, Oct 2021
Excellent tour. Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make the tour truly memorable and enjoyable. Pickup and drop-off were both efficient and our guide was very flexible. Water was also provided. Do bring and wear stuff suited to the largely unpredictable Kerry climate - one moment you may need sunscreen and sunglasses and another you may need rain ponchos and wellies! We saw a lot and had a really wonderful time. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Jordan. I had a great day with you both as well. Thanks a lot. I'm sure that we will be in touch. Regards Peter.
star-5
Wonderful day spent touring the Ring of Kerry with Peter!
Marlene_K
, Sep 2021
We had an excellent private tour with Peter on 8/23! My friend and I were visiting from California and decided to splurge on a private tour so that we could skip the mega bus during Covid. We also wanted to go to the Kerry Cliffs, which the bus cannot get to...It was SO worth every penny! Peter was just so informative on so many things. I didn't want to just see the sights, but also wanted background info and special knowledge on what we were seeing and Peter had all of that in spades. By doing the Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction than the Mega Buses go, we were able to avoid lots of the crowds. We were blessed with gorgeous weather and when we got to the Kerry Cliffs we were in awe - I can't believe how many people miss them entirely when they visit. It was just breathtaking. Peter always checked in with us and made sure if we wanted a coffee or lunch that we were taken care of...I really trusted him on the drive as well which takes a good level of driving skill. We cannot recommend Peter and this tour enough! We came back to CA still dreaming of everything that we saw that day - just magical!
star-5
Best tour imaginable!
MaryG_W
, Aug 2021
The Ring of Kerry is spectacular in and of itself, but having a tour guide like Piotr truly made for a memorable experience. His knowledge of the history and evolution of the land and people, as well as the local lore, was outstanding. And he was so willing to tailor the tour, stopping only where we wanted and for as long as we wished, made for a perfect day. And he made us all anxious to return to Ireland soon. Five stars all the way around.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank You for visiting us. we had a great day. I always hope to see my guests again. Do not forget Ireland :)
star-4
Great scenery-so glad to have a driver.
Helynn_b
, Jan 2020
This is some of the most beautiful coastline views. Yes, the clouds can sometimes hamper, but if you are patient you will get to see eventually. Although we rented a car to drive around Ireland, this is some very harrowing windy, narrow roads with hairpin turns. Dan was a great driver and guide. He showed us all the highlights on the ring of Kerry and gave us history and background to learn about them. He also made some great recommendations for where to stop on our next drive. It was so nice to go off season when the ring road wasn’t clogged with busses-it was even worth putting up with the cold wind and rain. I highly recommend doing this day trip from Killarney.
star-5
Saw a lot on a short day
Nancy K
, Dec 2019
William was great. He showed us about as much as it was possible to see on a late November day. His knowledge of the area's history and culture added significantly to the experience.
star-5
The marvelous Ted Kennedy
elizabeth_p
, Oct 2019
What an exceptional tour of the Ring of Kerry provided by Ted. He was amusing, always with a fun Irish story. A challenging drive on winding roads that Ted rode with ease and confidence. He went out of his way to show us every exceptional view on the Ring as well as on side roads. There is no way a large tour bus could have given to us a more spectacular. He knows the Ring. If you come to Ireland and you wish to tour the Ring of Kerry if you do not have the pleasure of Ted Kennedy providing this service you are missing out.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank You for a fabulous day. I am so glad. I hope You will not forget Ireland and come back soon.
star-5
Fantastic day
LoganD178
, Oct 2019
This tour was awesome. Our driver Tony is quite the personality, if you know what I mean (you’ll understand that comment when you take his tour). Tony showed up at our hotel on time and took us on a very pleasant tour of the ring of Kerry and places in between. He finds out what you like and recommends great points of interest. I usually just drive myself around but I’m really glad we took this tour as I would never have found the great spots that Tony knows, he seems to know every bump in the road. The only tiring part of the trip was getting in and out of the car to take hundreds of photos of all the wonderful scenic views. I’ll be recommending this trip to friends and family. Thanks for a great day Tony, you’re the best.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for great opinion. Tony will be really happy and all of us are really glad that You had a nice tour. Hopfly see You again. Kind regards Peter.
star-5
Fantastic Day
RonanOShea2014
, Jul 2019
We booked the trip a couple of days in advance and couldn't have been happier with the experience. The driver, Brian, was extremely friendly, knowledgable and brought us to places my parents had never been to, and they have been going to Kerry for 50 years! Also this tour goes to areas the buses cannot reach due to the roads. The van would fit 5-6 people very comfortably and the freedom to stop where you like for how long you choose really makes the day.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks Ronan for great review. I really appreciate it. If You ever need guide in Ireland , we will be ready. Regards Brian.
star-5
So happy we booked this tour!
Joel_B
, Jun 2019
This tour was fantastic. We had Will Fleming, who has received numerous other excellent reviews ... and we found out why. He’s very informative on so many fronts - history, politics, economics, nature, etc., all while he navigates the windy, often narrow roads of the ring. He was also very accommodating to our needs, including access by car to the cliffs of Kerry, which is normally not allowed, and finding us a charming lunch spot on our personal time table. Compared to a large bus tour or trying to enjoy this trip in our own car, this tour is a no brainer, so happy we booked it!!
star-5
Peter was amazing
Michelle_M
, Mar 2019
We booked this tour of the ring of Kerry, even though we had rented a car, because I’ve read that the roads are pretty treacherous in some parts and with tour buses, it was a difficult trip. I am so glad I did! We were driving in from Dublin that morning and Peter stayed in communication with us via telephone to schedule a pick up time. He picked us up promptly at the Holiday Inn in Killarney, and he was so knowledgeable about the area. We saw a waterfall, and cliffs, and castles, and beautiful beach and country side views. Some I had suggested and some he had. We even stopped at a quaint authentic Irish pub for a bathroom break and a pint. He talked to us about the history or Kerry and Ireland along the way, and it was a really great tour. Definitely worth the money. There were 4 of us, and we all enjoyed ourselves. We weren’t squished in a car either. He had a 6 seater car that made the trip even more interesting. Thanks Peter!
star-2
Perhaps our expectations were too high...
Noreen W
, Oct 2018
Perhaps our expectations were too high, but we were expecting a tour, not just a taxi ride. Our driver was very accommodating, pleasant and brought us to the beautiful sights of the Ring of Kerry, plus an additional couple of requests we made. However, we were anticipating context and insight in addition to the ride as is typical for tours. Even more disappointing, the taxi that arrived to bring the 4 of us for our 9 hour excursion was very uncomfortable for 3 adults in the back seat.
star-5
Ring of Kerry & Kerry Cliffs
Jennifer_Z
, Oct 2018
Patrick was amazing!! So much history and knowledge. Really catered to what we wanted on our tour. It was just my husband and I on a private tour. The cliffs of Kerry are a must!!!
star-5
Ring of Kerry Tour
MAUREEN_G
, Oct 2018
It was a tour of a lifetime! We had such an excellent tour guide named William. He was such a wealth of information. Felt very comfortable & safe throughout the ride. We had a party of six and everyone absolutely loved the tour. I would highly recommend this private tour!!!!
star-5
Ring of Kerry - Richard
Walter_S
, Sep 2018
Our tour of the Ring of Kerry with Richard on August 29, 2018 was superb! We departed from our hotel in Killarney for a full day tour with our driver Richard. The whole experience was wonderful, well-paced and enlightening. He was a knowledgeable, gracious guide and host! We highly recommend a small venue private tour like this as it is well worth the small added cost per person.W and L from Florida
star-5
The best part of our trip.
bearfeet
, Aug 2018
This was truly an incomparable tour. William Fleming is local to Killarney and gave us both the best historical overview and kept us laughing he whole time. It was great to give my husband a break from driving and have someone there who could answer all our questions. Highly recommend.
star-5
fantastic day
Kevin_K
, Jul 2018
My wife and I booked a private tour of the Ring of Kerry and loved it. Billy, a gentleman of approx. 56 years old, was the driver and tour guide. His knowledge and insights made this an very special day and the highlight of our 9 day trip through Ireland. We are VERY glad we did not try to drive this ourselves. First, we would never have found some of the most special spots that Billy knew. Second, we would have struggled trying to enjoy the scenery while also keeping the car on the very narrow roads. Third, we would have missed all the insight and expertise offered by Billy. He knew the history, he knew how to avoid the giant tour bus crowds, and he brought everything to life for us. I highly recommend investing the money.
star-5
This tour was by far the absolute...
Kalmi_P
, Jul 2018
This tour was by far the absolute best experience of our entire stay in Ireland! We were lucky to get the best weather they've seen in decades. Our tour guide, Angela, went way above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable. Angela picked us up promptly and asked us a few questions about what we wanted to see/do. Knowing that we had the kids with us ages 8 and 5, she suggested some stops for us as well. The van was incredibly spacious and comfortable. Angela was full of knowledge about the rich history and culture of Kerry. She made our entire journey just so much fun, making jokes, engaging the kids with facts and questions, and overall being warm and kind. When we told her that we were exhausted from our long journey to Ireland and our not-so-comfortable Airbnb accommodations, she was able to suggest a hotel where she was acquainted with the owner to get us a great room at a great price. She even helped us gather our luggage from our Airbnb and drive us to the hotel! I honestly feel like we made a friend in Angela. Our family will remember her as an integral part of our amazing visit to Kerry and Ireland. If you're planning to bring your elementary-age children with you to Kerry, request Angela as your tour guide - you will love her just as much as we did!
star-5
Fantastic tour with Peter
Suma_M
, Jul 2018
We had rented a car and were planning on driving the Ring of Kerry ourselves. In doing some reading the night before, we realized it would be a lot of driving on narrow roads in a large vehicle (there were 6 people in our party, including 4 adults and 2 kids) and ended up booking a last minute tour with Peter. Peter was great at communicating with us despite the late hour. He was on time with his fantastic car, and was so friendly and knowledgeable. He was a fantastic guide, telling us about the history of the area, helping us to avoid places and times we'd be overrun with tour buses, and customizing the tour for what we were most interested. I would highly recommend booking with Peter if you can, and enjoy a relaxing and gorgeous day around the Ring of Kerry!
star-5
What a great time we had with our...
Leslie M
, May 2018
What a great time we had with our driver, Denis, we laughed all day! He was prompt, courteous, and willing to stop anywhere for those kodak moments! It was nice to be able to take a break from driving ourselves and sit back and enjoy the day, the scenery, and the company. Would highly recommend!
star-5
The tour was amazing and our driver...
Julie Q
, Mar 2018
The tour was amazing and our driver Dave was exceptional. He went out of his way to make our experience very special.
star-5
What an AMAZING day! Our guide...
Jennifer M
, Feb 2018
What an AMAZING day! Our guide, William Fleming, gave us a memorable day with tons of stop-offs, photo opps, and historical info. His knowledge and humor made for such an incredible experience. Highly recommend you book this tour. You won't regret it!
star-5
Simply amazing!! our tour guide was...
Gabriel R
, Dec 2017
Simply amazing!! our tour guide was so great! he took us everywhere we asked and more! the places he suggested to sight see and to eat were so beautiful. I am so glad we got a local to take us around instead of driving he knew his way around and we spent less time on the road. He took us to some hidden places and no area was crowded with people. Don't hesitate book now!
star-5
Our tour driver was excellent and...
Ashley T
, Dec 2017
Our tour driver was excellent and was very knowledgeable about the area! Highly recommend booking this tour. It was much easier to explore the Ring of Kerry without having to worry about driving ourselves and mapping out where to go. Our friend was proposing to his girlfriend on the tour and the driver helped us pick out the location that would be the most beautiful setting!
star-5
William was our tour guide and we...
Genell B
, Oct 2017
William was our tour guide and we couldn't have been happier with him or our experience. He picked us up promptly and never appeared to be in a hurry or rushed to return us to our hotel. He was a wealth of information about all aspects of Irish geography, history, politics, and culture. He spent virtually the entire time with us talking and answering our questions. When we got to site, he explained what we would see and suggested the best angles or approach to get the best views. The only criticism we had was we didn't get responses to our questions when we tried to contact the tour company ahead of time. I would highly suggest this tour.
star-5
Great tour! While others slowly...
Kathleen S
, Sep 2017
Great tour! While others slowly plodded in big busses, this trip was fun and nimble. Great sites and we could pull over anytime we saw something that interested us. Highly recommend doing the Ring of Kerry this way.
star-5
Perfect way to see the Ring of Kerry...
Talle_V
, Sep 2017
Perfect way to see the Ring of Kerry and enjoy a wonderful lunch along the way. We enjoyed the tour so much that we booked the Dingle Peninsula tour for the next day. The drivers were gracious, considerate and explained what we were to see and the towns we visited. The vans were comfortable, spacious and virtually new!! The restaurants they chose for lunch were excellent! We highly recommend this wonderful way to see the most beautiful scenery! Don't waste a perfectly wonderful trip by trying to drive those roads yourself!

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