Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Limerick: Including Killarney National Park


11 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

From rugged cliffs to golden beaches, small villages and pastures green to peat bogs and picturesque mountain ranges, it is easy to see why the Ring of Kerry is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world. This peninsula captures everything that is beautiful in Ireland. From ancient stone forts to landscapes carved out of rock by the Ice Age, from sparkling lakes to winding mountain passes, this day-trip of the Ring of Kerry will ensure that you leave with memories to last you a lifetime.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • USB Ports at every Seat

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Paddywagon Tours, Unit 13 Arthurs quay shopping centre, Patrick St, Limerick, Ireland

We depart from Limerick tourist office, Arthur's Quay, at 8.00am. We also pick up at Singland Motors Circle K.

Stop At: Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry

Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must-see for every traveler who visits our motherland.

*All timings listed are approximate*

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Killorglin, Killorglin, County Kerry

Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more. This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous "Ring of Kerry" driving route.

Stop At: Ring of Kerry, Ireland

We enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach, and the Ring of Kerry. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the golden sands and one of Ireland's finest strands on our Western shores. This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.

*All timings are approximate*

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Waterville, Waterville, County Kerry

Picturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, famed by the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. A regular visitor, Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and hence the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. It is also home to one of Ireland's finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O'Dwyer and Mick O'Connell.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sneem, Sneem, County Kerry

We make a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland's most colourful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.

*All timings are approximate*

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Killarney National Park Cork Road, Killarney Ireland

One of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Torc Waterfall, Kenmare Road, Killarney Ireland

Torc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Arthur's Quay Park, Arthur's Quay, Limerick Ireland

We return to Limerick after enjoying the view's of the most famous road in Ireland. Arrive back at 19.00 appox

Time of tour

08:00 AM

Meeting point

1: Arthurs Quay, Limerick, Ireland
2: Adare Heritage Centre, Main St, Blackabbey, Adare, Co. Limerick, V94 DWV7, Ireland

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for Arthur's Quay Park at 08:00.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick- up locations, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 18:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note the different collection times for Dublin Road (near UL Campus) "Singland Motors Circle K". is at 08:10 and Adare Heritage Centre is at 08:30.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Please note the H&S measures may change due to government guidelines.

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Virginia B
July 2017

This is a beautiful drive but very long! every bit of the 11 hours. Because of the distances to be covered it is pretty much a long bus trip with stops to get out and take pictures. YOu do hike up to the Torc falls but you only get about 30 minutes.

Quinn_L
April 2022

The sights and towns in this trip were great, but I would rate my experience as Poor. Our travel chieftain gave zero information about anything we were seeing, zero information about any of our stops, zero information about anything except what time to get back on the bus. It was very disappointi...

Antoinette B
February 2020

Jamie our driver was great...a fun day riding along the Ring of Kerry, but a bit uneventful. I can't blame the tour or diver...it's a nice trip with very cool views, but as I said...uneventful. I really enjoyed the stop in Killarney and would have liked that to be a bit longer (only an hour) as...

allfuntimes1
November 2019

The Ring of Kerry is a must see- The beauty and wonder is awe-inspiring. You'll love every minute of it. It is possible to drive yourself, but the roads are narrow, so be careful. Don't miss the Torc Waterfall, the pictures you take will last a life-time.

Bruce R
September 2019

Scenery was great. Took the horse cart thru National Park. Guide was funny and informative. Would recommend.

BonnieG112
September 2019

The bus was prompt, clean, and comfortable. The views were wonderful. The guide, on the other hand was rude and sarcastic. Tour members were strongly encouraged to pay to see the small peet museum and given vague times to return to the bus. When we did not return promptly we were rightly repr...

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