Ring of Kerry Day Tour
During the tour you will experience outstanding views of Kerry’s majestic coastline which is part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
You will also experience panoramic views of the Killarney Valley, it’s lakes and mountains. Of particular interest during this tour will be The Skellig Islands – one of Ireland’s UNESCO Heritage Sites. We will visit The Skellig Centre on Valentia Island, and we will get excellent views of the islands from Valentia. There are many historic sites to be seen during this tour including Ring Forts, the birthplace of Daniel O’Connell and Muckross House, Killarney, once visited by Queen Victoria in 1861.
During this tour you will learn about many aspects of Ireland’s history. The effect of the ice age which gave this country the mountains and lakes we now enjoy. Our rich Christian heritage, epitomised by the Skellig Islands. Our Anglo Irish history, Muckross House reflects this and is a prime example of the many fine houses built throughout the country during what we call the Aristocracy Period.
The Ring of Kerry is a ‘must see’ route for those wishing to experience Ireland’s beauty, coastline and history. It is one of the primary routes along the Wild Atlantic Way. A full day on this route gives the visitor an experience of what Ireland is all about. Join Classic Ireland Guided Tours and gain the benefit of an experienced guide who is familiar with every inch of this beautiful terrain.
Your tour will travel through the towns of Killorglin and Glenbeigh touching the Atlantic Coastline as you travel west through Cahirciveen. Beyond Cahirciveen your tour will travel to The Skellig Experience, an excellent exhibition on the nearby Skellig Islands, on one of which a monastery was established 1500 years ago. From here your tour will follow The Skellig Ring from Valentia to Ballinskelligs, a route that will afford you unparalleled views of The Skellig Islands. Note: The Skellig Ring is not suitable for larger vehicles.
After The Skellig Ring, your tour will travel through Waterville and at Coomakista you will witness dramatic views of the Wild Atlantic Way. The tour will then travel to Sneem and at this point the scenery changes from coastal to inland lakes and mountains. Having passed Molls Gap, your tour will enter the Killarney National Park and at Ladies View you will experience stunning views of the Killarney Valley, its lakes and mountains. The tour will return to Killarney via this most scenic route.
Included in this trip
Your transportation and guided services to the locations listed. Meals or access to sites where payment is required is not included.
Classic Ireland Guided Tours caters for groups from one to fifty visitors. The vehicle to be used will be determined by the group size.
All vehicles utilised by Classic Ireland Guided Tours are full licensed and insured for the carriage of passengers for reward. Vehicles are tested annually for the purpose of confirming road worthiness before being being licensed for public service use.
This itinerary can be altered/amended in any way to meet the individual needs of visitors. The price will be based on number of visitors involved and vehicle required. Contact Barry for more information…
Barry O’Rourke – best guide for Ring of Kerry!
“Barry picked us up straight from our hotel in Killarney and drove us all around the ring of Kerry. Our friends strongly recommended him to us. We had four people with us, from the ages of 20 to 58. We all loved it! He is a great driver, very knowledgable about everything, including history, scenery, monuments, recommendations for food and attractions, and almost any question you had, he had an answer. He stopped at the most scenic places, and recommended a few tours for us to take. We loved all his recommendations. A must do for the Ring of Kerry! We would never have been able to drive it on our own. Barry is the best driver – friendly, accommodating, best we could have asked for!”