(Dingle Town)
Private Day Tours from Killarney are in high demand in 2018. Classic Ireland Guided Tours, a company which operates multi day private tours throughout the island of Ireland, offers private single day tours from the greater Killarney area to a number of popular locations in the south and west of Ireland.
Killarney is an excellent gateway for the discerning visitor to Ireland. Offering a wide choice of hotels, restaurants and night entertainment, Killarney has it all, and is is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visitors have been coming to Killarney in large numbers for over 250 years, including Queen Victoria in 1861.
Killarney is also the gateway to some of Ireland’s most iconic attractions. A number of really attractive touring routes can be completed in a day from Killarney including –
(1) Ring of Kerry – now the best known tour route in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry is by far the most requested tour route on any itinerary. Consisting of both Atlantic coastal scenery and inland lakes and mountains scenery, the scenery on this route is stunning. Now, local tour guides add on the Skellig Ring to this route, this area is dominated by The Skellig Islands, famous from featuring on the two most recent Star Wars films. This tour will take 8 hours. For those hoping to get out on the Skellig Islands, boat places are nearly fully booked up already for the 2018 season.
(2) Dingle and the Slea Head Drive – The Dingle Peninsula has an attraction and mystery about it that you will only understand when you get there. Dingle Town itself is a real gem. An old fishing town with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, visitors normally fall in love with Dingle. To experience it fully you must linger for a while in some of its old Style pubs, Dick Macs and Foxy Johns. West of Dingle is the jaw dropping scenery of the Slea Head Drive. Dominated by the Blasket Islands. Made famous by the epic film ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ and more recently by Rick Steves, this area gives the visitor the best of Ireland. Again you will need a full day to tour this route from Killarney.

(Beara Peninsula)
(3) The Beara Peninsula – lesser known than the other Peninsulas in this area, and therefore less travelled, The Beara Peninsula has awesome scenery and touring it is a day well spent. Your route will take you to the lovely town of Kenmare, and then onto the northern shore of the peninsula until you reach the village of Lauragh. Then prepare to be overwhelmed as your tour takes the Healy Pass to Adrigole. The panoramic views (see photo above) are incredible. Then taking the southern shore you will arrive at the picturesque town of Glengariff. A visit to Garnish Island is a must here. Then crossing the Caha Pass you will join the latter part of The Ring of Kerry route and travel visa Molls Gap and Ladies View back to Killarney. Again a full day of exhilarating touring.
(4) Blarney Castle and Kinsale – a lovely day on the road. From Killarney you tour to Blarney and a visit to Blarney Castle and Gardens. Here you will get an opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone. From Blarney you will tour onto Kinsale, a lovely coastal town with a strong Spanish influence. Plenty of time here to wander its narrow streets full of craft shops and lovely restaurants. Overall a full day out from Killarney.
(5) Cliffs of Moher – without question Ireland’s most visited attraction, the stunning Cliffs of Moher never fail to excite visitors. From Killarney you travel to Co. Clare via the car ferry across the Shannon Estuary. Then following the Clare coastline, with fantastic coastal scenery enroute, you will arrive at the Cliffs of Moher in good time to see all it has to offer. After your visit, lunch can be availed of at the nearby coastal village of Doolin before returning to Killarney on the car ferry. Again a full days touring.
Aside from the suggested routes listed above, you might have a bespoke day tour in mind, if so do not hesitate to contact us. Classic Ireland Guided Tours operate single day tours for groups of one to fifty visitors. The vehicle to be used will depend on the group size. For more information email: classicirelandguidedtours@gmail.com
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