Tour Code: 8962P42
Duration: 2 days
Known as the "Kingdom", Kerry is one of the most breathtaking counties in Ireland. Travel along two of the most scenic drives in Ireland - the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. With ocean views, dramatic mountain ranges, panoramic islands, and ancient pagan forts the County of Kerry is truly the jewel in Ireland's crown and the most visited county in Ireland for those seeking true natural beauty of our island. Overnight in Killarney, a charming town well known for its great welcome and lively nightlife.
Day 1: Dublin - Ring Kerry - Killarney
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland to the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. Next it's off on a journey around the Ring of Kerry that combines emerald pastures and villages with jaw dropping views of cliffs, mountains and ancient pagan forts. Highlights include vistas of the Skellig rocks, and the beautiful town of Waterville once home of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. After lunch find yourself in the homeland of Daniel O'Connell, known as the father of the nation and the man who brought Catholic emancipation to Ireland in the early 1800s. The afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, and much more. Overnight in Killarney, charming town knows for great Irish music, food, dancing and nightlife.
Day 2: Killarney - Dingle - Dublin
Today embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula. The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (own expense) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (own expesne). Enjoy a drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. Don't forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who you shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, and some refreshments in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. The last stop is the famous Inch Beach, Ireland's longest beach that stretches from Dingle Peninsula to the Ring of Kerry. Arrive back to Dublin late in the evening.