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Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Excellent value for money
Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney
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Private tour of the Ring of Kerry in a passenger vehicle with an experienced guide. This includes all the sights on the Ring of Kerry plus Valentia Island, Staigue Fort, and the Kerry Cliffs.
From US$172.88
Tour for 4 people
Private tour of the Ring of Kerry in a passenger vehicle with an experienced guide. This includes all the sights on the Ring of Kerry plus Valentia Island, Staigue Fort, and the Kerry Cliffs.
From US$103.73
Tour for 3 people
Private tour of the Ring of Kerry in a passenger vehicle with an experienced guide. This includes all the sights on the Ring of Kerry plus Valentia Island, Staigue Fort, and the Kerry Cliffs.
From US$115.25
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Customize your own itinerary and discover south west Ireland’s breathtaking natural beauty on this private Ring of Kerry tour from Kilkenny. Follow your private guide along hiking routes around the Iveragh Peninsula. Visit pretty towns and villages including Cahersiveen, Kenmare and Waterville, and discover top local attractions such as Muckross House, Coomakista Pass and the Torc Waterfall. Enjoy panoramic cliff views along the Skellig Ring and hike to top spots like Valentia Island and Leacanabuiaile Fort. During your private tour, feel free to stop where and when you like!
What to Expect
The "Ring of Kerry" is a spectacular scenic route in south west Ireland. A private tour is the best way to enjoy all the sights and scenery the route has to offer. You can fully be in charge of the itinerary. Compared with coach tours, we can make more stops (of your choice) and travel to places where buses have no access.
The Ring of Kerry is a world-famous route following the N70, N71 and R562 roads in a circular direction around the Iveragh peninsula. The route starts in the town Killarney and passes through the towns and villages of (in order): Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem, Kenmare, and finally back to Killarney.
A private tour of the Ring of Kerry has great advantages. Of course you can visit the well known places of interest (for example: Muckross House and Gardens, Coomakista Pass, Kerry Bog Village and the Torc Waterfalls). In addition, we can show you lesser known places that are equally impressive.
These lesser know areas are; Cromwell's Bridge is a mysterious bridge in the center of Kenmare. Folklore goes it does not get its name from Oliver Cromwell but is named after the Irish word croimeal - which means mustache!
The Stone Circle in Kenmare is the largest of its kind in south-western Ireland. The Skelligs Ring boasts panoramic views of massive cliffs. The Skellig Islands can be seen in the distance.On Valentia Island, humans have been active from at least 4,560 B.C. Along with stunning scenery, Valentia Island is home to the Skellig Experience and Valentia Heritage Museum. At the Valentia Slate Quarry, to this day slate is being mined. Slate from here was used for the Opera House in Paris and Westminster Palace in London!Cahergall Fort, Leacanabuiaile Fort and Ballycarbery Castle are all great medieval forts around Cahersiveen. As old as they are, they still dominate the area present-day!On our private tour, we can stop anywhere you like. You will not miss any Kodak-moments and we can advise you on great places to have lunch, coffee or an Irish pint of plain.
Several variations on the official route exist, that include for example Valentia Island and Saint Finian's Bay. The tour can take you to all these places, including of course the famous highlights such as the Gap of Dunloe, Kerry Bog Village, Derrynane House and Gardens, Valentia Island, Muckross House and Ross Castle.
Reviews (55)
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Reviewed 1 November 2018
Wonderful day!

4 of us hired Peter Stanley to drive and direct us through the Ring of Kerry. Our reasoning was so that all 4 of us could enjoy the spectacular vistas rather than one of us white knuckling the drive. Peter was incredibly knowledgeable about not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ciarry B
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Spent a fabulous day with our wonderful driver and guide, Tony O’Brien. His knowledge of all the areas we went, engaging conversation and flexibility were just what we wanted. Picked us up at our Airbnb and then spent the next 9 hours showing us the...More

Thank lisamG5788OL
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile
Peter is Amazing

My friends and I were picked up at our Airbnb by Peter at 9:30am on the dot - Peter was right on time! We informed Peter that we would like a non-traditional Ring of Kerry trip and he did not disappoint. Beautiful side roads throughout...More

2  Thank kimjdh
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Excellent tour with William

I had a wonderful time on the Ring of Kerry with local guide William Fleming. We visited Killarney National Park (including Torc Waterfall), the local museum housed in Cahersiveen Barracks (which focuses mostly but not exclusively on local man and national hero Daniel O'Connell), two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank straea
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Ring of Kerry Tour with Denis

We had a fantastic tour with Denis as our guide. He brought us to all the must sees sites of the Ring of Kerry, took us on some back roads to get us around quicker and was attentive and accommodating to physical limitations that we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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24 January 2019|
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Response from lisamG5788OL | Reviewed this property |
What do you mean “how does it work”? The tour we booked was an all-day tour. Our driver had a route with planned stops but we were free to request he stop (bathrooms, photo ops etc) at any point. A few places we went were... More
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3 June 2018|
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How can I get to the tour from dublin