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Private Ring of Kerry Highlights Tour from Cork, Car or Minibus
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Private Ring of Kerry Highlights Tour from Cork, Car or Minibus

By Munsterbus Tours
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See the Ring of Kerry, one of Ireland’s most beautiful drives, without worrying about taking the wheel or navigating on this tour that includes your own personal chauffeur. As you travel the Wild Atlantic Way around the Iveragh Peninsula, your driver/guide shares tales from Irish legends and history. As it’s a private tour, you stop when and where you want.
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Duration: 8h
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Highlights
  • See the Wild Atlantic Way on the Ring of Kerry with a private driver/guide
  • Pass through charming towns such as Killarney, Killorglin, and Waterville
  • Discover the Emerald Isle on a tour personalized to your interests
  • Stop when and where you want—and ask whatever questions spring to mind

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Your private driver/guide picks you up from your Cork accommodation and chauffeurs you to Killarney, the starting point for the Ring of Kerry. Learn about Ireland’s oldest pagan festival, the Puck Fair, in Killorglin, and drive parallel to the Atlantic Ocean with ample stops for photos. From Cahersiveen, birthplace of the Irish leader Daniel O’Connell, continue to the seaside town of Waterville, where Charlie Chaplin spent many holidays. Savor hill-top views of the Beara Peninsula, descend to Sneem village, the “knot” in the Ring of Kerry, and climb to Moll’s Gap, framed by mountains. Admire the three beautiful Lakes of Killarney from Ladies’ View, wind through Killarney National Park, then capture the beautiful 59-foot (18-meter) Torc Waterfall. Your driver can drop you at your hotel or anywhere within the Munster region.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Your centrally located Cork accommodation at 9:00am Dates: Daily Return point: To your Hotel or accommodation
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Cork Airport, Cork Ireland
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21508P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • This tour is not suitable for cruise ship passengers/ cruise ship excursions, due to time restraints
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Beenee
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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        • lynncK2269AD
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          Amazing 5 Star experience!
          We just completed a phenomenal 6-day small group tour of Ireland, and I can't rave enough about our experience! Our tour guide, Tony, was an absolute gem – his passion for Irish history and culture was contagious, and his insightful commentary enriched every stop along the way. The itinerary was brilliantly crafted, striking a perfect balance between iconic landmarks like the Cliffs of Moher and hidden treasures like the quaint villages of County Kerry. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of activities included, from whiskey tastings to traditional music sessions, each offering a unique glimpse into Ireland's rich heritage. Hotels were top-notch and centrally located too adding an extra layer of charm to our journey. Traveling in a small group allowed for personalized attention and a tight-knit camaraderie among fellow travelers, making each day feel like an adventure with friends. Kudos to the tour company for seamless logistics and comfortable transportation. We felt safe and well taken care of throughout the experience. From the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way to the mystical landscapes of Connemara, every moment was filled with awe and wonder. This tour exceeded all expectations and left us with memories and new found friendships to last a lifetime. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking an authentic and unforgettable journey through the heart of Ireland.
          Written 15 February 2024
        • L5154DNmichaell
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Another Fabulous Private Tour
          After a great private tour with Tony last year, we asked Munster Bus Tours to do it again. We asked for more “off the beaten path” as we had done last year, and even more was added for our 6 night 7 day adventure. We took in a large portion of the north half of The Wild Atlantic Way. Stunning coastal and valley views as well as interesting points of interest. Again, great lodging locations, for evenings out. Another forever memorable trip !!
          Written 10 November 2023
        • H4682DHmr
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          Amazing!
          We took the Cliffs of Moher Day Tour with Tony. He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we had a great time! We were delighted with our experience and we are definitely using munsterbus tours for our next trip to Ireland! Thank you for such a memorable experience!
          Written 4 November 2023
        • amybS1032BU
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          Cliffs of Moher with Tony - Best of the Best!
          Wonderful tour experience! We did a private tour from Cork to the Cliffs of Moher and from start to finish, it was a wonderful experience and the views were amazing! I initially requested info through the online form, and Cathy responded quickly and with a thorough response including all booking details. I booked immediately - it was so easy! The day of our tour, Tony was waiting for us when we walked out of our hotel a few minutes early. The car was clean, comfortable, roomy and he even had a bottle of water for each of us. Tony was so friendly and knowledgeable and just a joy to spend the day with. Unfortunately, it rained most of the day but Tony diligently kept an eye on the weather and stopped for an early lunch for us to wait on the weather to clear, and it did. This allowed him to get us to the Cliffs at the perfect time for some amazing views! He even got us to a quieter, less commercial entrance too! He patiently waited while we explored and made sure we knew to take our time, as long as we wanted. We enjoyed for awhile until the wind picked up and rain began again, and before we were even down the mountain road, the fog rolled in and the view would have been diminished. He had a few other stops along the way home and each one was great! All in all, it was an absolutely wonderful day! I highly recommend MunsterBus for your tours, and Tony was the best! We will definitely use MunsterBus again and ask for Tony on our next tour as well!
          Written 13 October 2023
        • Roving1815
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Muenster cancelled on us three weeks before our day tour and refunded our money but left us high and dry ,!
          This company cancelled a paid tour 3 weeks before we go , refunded our money but left us high and dry ! Not impressed!
          Written 21 September 2023
        • annesF7019TH
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing, beautiful, informative, funny, worryfree tour ! Kevin was an outstanding driver/tour guide .
          Our 4 day trip from Galway to Dublin- by way of Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Kerry, Killarney, Cork, Kilkenny, etc was much more than we even anticipated. Ireland is an amazing country. Kevin was our tour guide that would recommend things to see/do each day and let us decide. He always had a smile, funny story, and lots of history. He knew many sights we had never even heard of. Outstanding vacation!
          Written 19 September 2023
        • Navigate21052015145
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          Our driver, Tony, made our trip to Ireland amazing. Not only was he knowledgeable about Ireland, he quite often took us off the main roads and let us see more of the real Ireland, not just the tourist spots. The van was comfortable and all the hotels were top notch with great locations. He quickly got to know us and figured out just what spots we'd like the best. So much better than getting stuck on a large bus with no flexibility. We highly recommend Munster Bus Tours.
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        • Riddld
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          Munster Bus Tours made our first trip to Ireland totally exceed our expectations. Tony was our driver and was an amazing tour guide for the 4 of us. He knows the country so well and is very passionate about its history and beauty. Linda made booking a breeze as well. I highly recommend this company to be your tour guide while vacationing in Ireland.
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          Had a wonderful family vacation with MunsterBus tours. We did 5 days/4 nights from Dublin to Galway and back. We saw all the main Ireland attractions but also several others that were recommended by them. Our driver Tony was wonderful about telling us the history of the places we were visiting and pointing out local establishments. I'd recommend using them if you are looking for a private tour.
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          Private Tour
          Having Tony as our private tour guide was fantastic!! He is friendly, very funny and full of knowledge! He provided us with a full day to Blarney Castle, a side trip to meet our Ireland Family and over to Jameson Distillery! I would HIGHLY recommend Munster Bus and especially Tony for any trip you want to take.
          Written 17 August 2023
        • Maria K
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          My go to company!!
          4th time we have worked with MunsterBus. Amazing service. They make our trip magical every time. Great communication and friendly service! Always have the right vehicle to match our needs and party.
          Written 14 August 2023
        • Nedly60
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          7 Day trip - Southern part of Ireland
          Our group of 10 had the most amazing 7 day tour with Munsterbus Tours! We travelled from Dublin through Galway, over to Killarney and back up through Cork and Killeen. This tour was originally scheduled pre-Covid. Linda was phenomenal as we postponed, changed, added people and finally got here Linda was able to work out all details and we visited both the standard spots as well as off the beaten track places. Kevin was our leader from Munsterbus. He was amazing! A skilled driver… full of knowledge about pubs and restaurants in each town… able to provide interesting facts as we traveled…. Just basically a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor! You can’t go wrong with Munsterbus. Reach out to Linda and she will set you up on a trip to remember!
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        Sauradeep B
        14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        Highly recommend!!!
        The views were amazing, also the format of the tour is ideal for people who like to have flexibility in terms of pace of the tour and want to explore the delights of the ring of Kerry in a relatively short period of time without too much exertion. Essentially ideal when traveling with kids and the elderly. We travelled with our parents who are 60+ and this tour allowed us to enjoy time as a family while not getting tired from hectic schedules that generally accompany group tours. Tony our tour conductor was amazing as he patiently explained to us various trivia about the Irish and Ireland as we drove by the beautiful country side soaking up the beautiful views of the ring of Kerry.

        We stopped at beautiful locations and even had the opportunity to try delicious Irish food, do some shopping and also have the most amazing scones ever in a delightful eatery overlooking a lake.
        Written 11 April 2023
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        Holly O
        Arizona7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Family
        Munsterbus Private tour was the best part of our trip. Our Driver tailored our drive to what we really wanted to see by asking questions at the beginning of the tour. We loved it and honestly wished we had planned multiple days with them.
        Written 11 November 2023
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        Jeff K
        Nehalem, OR19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely loved our tour with Tony. His humor and knowledge of history and the area were wonderful. So much better than a big bus, and we didn't have to drive! Highly recommend.
        Written 1 November 2019
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        Christine
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2019
        We had a very great time with our guide Jim. He was warm and welcoming. He told us a lot about Ireland's history and people. Jim introduced us to very amazing and breathtaking landscapes. Thanks to this private tour, we were lucky to discover places we wouldn't discover otherwise in a very relaxed and laidback way!
        Written 20 September 2019
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        psullymgh
        boston24 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Family
        We took 2 private tours with Munsterbus - Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher in May 2019.
        Our driver for both was Craig M. who is a wonderful person and ensured we had fantastic days! We learned so much about Ireland in just those 2 days! Craig is a wealth of information, thoughtful and attentive to things we were interested in. He is an expert , safe driver for the challenging roadways of the area. The scenery is breathtaking- an absolute must for any Ireland visit! The private tours was so worthwhile and truly were the highlight of our trip! We are thankful to have met Craig and will seek him out on our return trip!
        Written 4 June 2019
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        ReligBookFreak
        Dallas, TX41 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2018 • Couples
        I arranged (with Linda) for a van of 12 for a Ring of Kerry tour from the cruise pier at Cobh (Cork). Our driver was Tony Bennett (NOT the singer -- LOL). Although it was a good tour, with stops in Kenmare and Killarney, there was way too much time spent driving (at least for my tastes). I guess I expected more stops along the way. I should have asked Linda more questions.

        When we arrived in Killarney (lunch time), several of us asked Tony for his recommendation for lunch. All he would say is that all the restaurants were very good. We kept trying to get him to give us his recommendation, since none of us had ever been to Killarney -- but he refused, saying that his tastes in food might be different from ours. Finally, we asked him to recommend a Fish N' Chips restaurant, and he took us to Quinlans. Several of us tried Hake for the first time (rather than the old standard of Cod); it was absolutely delicious.
        Written 22 May 2018
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        Thank you so much for your fabulous comments, we really do appreciate you taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Ireland, given the time constraints with cruise excursions we are condensing a lot into The Highlights of The Ring of Kerry tour and appreciate it involves a lot of drive time. As it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of our guests they are keen to maximize the time they have and take advantage on the day. Tony Bennett is as diplomatic as ever, fearing he might be showing favoritism to one establishment over another, bless him! Many thanks for your comments and best wishes from all @ Munsterbus tours.
        Written 24 July 2018
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        heidihawk
        Hamilton, Canada10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2019 • Friends
        Our day spent touring ring of Kerry was purely magical! What made it top notch was many things: the views, the small towns, the people we met... but most of all Craig the bus tour driver!! He was very informative, a top notch story teller, knew what stops were what we would like. Every stop wowed is as we learned about meaning of each area as there was a story for each one . I look forward to doing the Dingle peninsula next time I go to Ireland for my 25th anniversary!! In less than two years!! Our tour bus driver Craig is the reason I will book agsin!
        Loved the tour.. it was highlight of the trip for me and my friends!!!
        Written 24 September 2019
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        plan2travelfar
        Hartford, CT6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Friends
        Our ship docked in Cobh and we took the Munsterbus Tour - Ring of Kerry Private Tour on May 3, 2019. Our driver was Jim. He was very knowledgeable and made this such an informative as well as fun trip. Jim's sense of humor was delightful. We saw so many beautiful places. There were many stops and also time for some shopping. This was one of the best excursions we have ever taken. Thank you Jim and Munsterbus Tours!
        Written 20 May 2019
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        Robert K
        Huntington Beach, CA10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Couples
        This was one of the best excursions of our 3 weeks trip. Guide was very knowledgeable and we made many stops along the way. Stopped in and had a Murphys stout, saw amazing views and even had time for a little shopping
        Written 22 October 2018
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        Thank you so much for your fabulous comments, we really do appreciate you taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Ireland, scenery, shopping and stout, sounds like a great day out! Many thanks and best wishes from all @ Munsterbus tours.
        Written 10 December 2018
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        Paul D
        Toronto, Canada46 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We booked this tour online with Linda at Munsterbus tours. She was friendly and thorough while helping us book. We were visiting Cobh as a stop on our British Isles cruise with Princess Cruises. I have ancestral connections in the Cork area and our family of 3 really looked forward to visiting the Ring of Kerry area.
        Linda originally arranged a vehicle for the 3 of us but she suggested that we could book a slightly larger vehicle at a slightly higher cost (30 Euros more) with the hopes of attracting more participants from our cruise to share the cost. It was a great idea and we found a couple to join us. The cost per person for 5 was considerably better than the cost for 3 in the smaller vehicle.
        Our driver/guide was Tonywho happens to be Linda’s lesser half 😁 Together they make a great team operating Munsterbus Tours! If Linda is the brains then Tony is the personality! He made our tour very special! He catered to our requests and added to our knowledge and appreciation of the area. We have many awesome photos as Tony found some very unique and special photo locations. He also managed to always keep us one step ahead of the rain.
        The tour gave us a small taste of the beautiful area around the Ring of Kerry including Kenmare and Killarney. We have definitely fallen in love with the area and we hope to visit in the future bringing more friends and family with us. If we do we plan on enlisting Tony and Linda to help make the trip a special one!
        Thank you Munsterbus Tours and Tony and Linda!
        Written 10 September 2018
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        Thank you so much for your fabulous comments, we really do appreciate you taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Ireland, Tony loving the ‘lesser half’ comments, but as you know he has a great sense of humor, 😝 Many thanks and best wishes from all @ Munsterbus tours.
        Written 10 December 2018
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