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
Pass By: Paddywagon Tours
We depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland.
Stop At: Adare Heritage Centre, Adare, County Limerick
First stop is to the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Ring of Kerry, County Kerry
KillorglinPass 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.Dingle BayWe 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. . This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.WatervillePicturesque 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.SneemWe take a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland's most colorful 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.Killarney National ParkOne 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.Torc WaterfallTorc 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: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in Killarney
Day 2: Killarney - Dingle - Dublin
Stop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County Kerry
The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional).
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Inch BeachInch Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, and stretches for 3 miles facing the Atlantic ocean and is renowned as a surfing and fishing location. Its golden sands became well known on the big screen as it has featured in many movies, most notably Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of Western World which was entirely filmed along its shoreline.Slea-HeadSlea Head drive is considered by many photographic magazines as the most beautiful peninsula in the world, and was recently voted the number one area for dramatic shots. The road winds around through Gaelic speaking Corca Dhuibhne beginning at Ventry beach passing by the 4000 year old beehive huts and onwards to Dunquin with amazing views of the great Blasket Island and the Sleeping Giant. The peninsula has fabulous beaches in Coonenoole and Clogherhead where the film Far and Away was shot. We drive through the beautiful village of Ballyferriter.Dingle VillageCharming 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. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin.
Duration: 6 hours
Pass By: Paddywagon Tours
We arrive back to Dublin late in the evening.
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.