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The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney

The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney
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Tour snapshot
Explore some of Killarney's most remote yet rewarding landscapes
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
60
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The remote Gap of Dunloe features spectacular scenery but is hard to navigate, so this half-day tour makes it easy to access the photogenic mountain pass from Killarney’s medieval Ross Castle. The classic Irish adventure includes a narrated boat ride on the lakes of Killarney plus a pony-drawn carriage ride through the relatively untouched Black Valley, so you can travel the way that locals have for centuries.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Travel through the Gap of Dunloe and Black Valley on a traditional pony cart
  • Learn about the region's history on a boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney
  • Convenient start and end point at historic Ross Castle
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel through the Gap of Dunloe and Black Valley on a traditional pony cart
  • Learn about the region's history on a boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney
  • Convenient start and end point at historic Ross Castle
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16620P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Lough Leane
  • Entry/Admission - Black Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Gap of Dunloe
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Old Weir Bridge
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ross Castle
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Ross Castle, Ross Rd, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 V304, Ireland Company rep from Tangney's of Killarney will meet with you at 10.20am at the wooden foot bridge in front of Ross Castle. There is free car parking at Ross Castle
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Lough Leane
  • Entry/Admission - Black Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Gap of Dunloe
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Old Weir Bridge
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ross Castle
Departure details
  • Ross Castle, Ross Rd, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 V304, Ireland Company rep from Tangney's of Killarney will meet with you at 10.20am at the wooden foot bridge in front of Ross Castle. There is free car parking at Ross Castle
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ross Castle
    Ross Rd, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 V304, Ireland
    Company rep from Tangney's of Killarney will meet with you at 10.20am at the wooden foot bridge in front of Ross Castle. There is free car parking at Ross Castle
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  • 1
    Ross Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Innisfallen Island
  • 2
    Lough Leane
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Black Valley
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Gap of Dunloe
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Old Weir Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Frank S
1 contribution
Highlight of our trip to Kerry! Everyone we encountered (Donal and Dux) was cheerful and informative, and the whole experience was very well organised by Tangney Tours. Hand sanitiser was provided at each point of the journey. We only discovered this the day before and so glad we booked -- will be recommending to friends visiting the area.
Written 1 September 2020
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killarneyjauntingcar
Thank you for posting a great review and we are so happy you enjoyed your day out in The Gap of Dunloe and that it was the highlight of your staycation in Kerry. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Killarney and on . Our priority is for the well being of our guests and team at all times. We hope we can welcome you back to Killarney again sometime to enjoy more of our touring options.
Written 2 September 2020
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Niall
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Solo
What can I say?! Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! From the two women who took us in their car to the Jaunty Cars... they were so kind and brilliant to listen to. Myself and the two American women were spellbound by the views when we got on the jaunty cars. Our driver, a young lad called Sean, was very informative and passionate about what he was doing. He answered our questions and educated us about life in these remote parts. Our horse Paddy was very well behaved and we got out when he needed a little rest, which we were only happy to do. Fair play to Sean for being a master at handling Paddy.
When we arrived in Killarney National Park, we had opportunity to eat something delicious from the menu. Visitors be aware that it was cash only. The size portions are very generous and the vegetable soup was delicious!
On the final part of our journey, we got into the motor boat with the highly entertaining and all-round brilliant guide - Dux! Dux brought his beautiful dogs Bob and Marley for the trip. They were so friendly and only added to the experience. Dux made us laugh from the moment we hopped on the boat. His knowledge of the lakes and mountains are incontrovertible - he is an incredible guide! I’d easily return to hear it all again with more people.
First time in The Kingdom, but you’ve made this Cavan man realise that it won’t be his last. Thank you!
Written 19 June 2021
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Lolly2345
18 contributions
This tour was great, we got a boat from Ross castle, cart from Lord Brandon’s and then we were returned to our car in Ross Castle. Everyone we met was very friendly and informative. The procedures had been updated for covid-19 and everyone was socially distanced, but this didn’t distract from the enjoyment! Highly recommended!
Written 24 July 2020
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killarneyjauntingcar
Firstly thank you for posting your review, we are delighted you had the opportunity to take a tour with us in The famous Gap of Dunloe. During these covid-19 times we have implement many new procedures in order to keep our team as well as our guests safe and thank you for letting us know we are doing a good job. Take Care and we hope we can welcome you back to Killarney again sometime to explore some more of our wonderful tours
Written 25 July 2020
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Becky A
8 contributions
We very much enjoyed this tour! The Gap of Dunloe was gorgeous and the highlight of our time in Ireland. Our jaunting cart driver Pat (and his son Liam) were wonderful, informative, helpful, and genuinely kind people. Our boat tour guide was knowledgable and the boat trip was peaceful. We would do this trip again!
Written 28 July 2022
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Aoife M
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Friends
Absolutely fantastic experience. It was the highlight of our trip to Kerry. The scenery is beautiful and our tour guide Bernie was great, very accomadating and pleasant. Wear comfortable shoes as you have to walk a small bit to let the horse rest. We will definitely go again
Written 11 August 2020
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killarneyjauntingcar
Thank you for posting a great review and we are delighted you enjoyed your day in The Gap of Dunloe. We cant wait to welcome you back, we will pass your compliments onto Bernie.
Written 17 August 2020
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Judith L
35 contributions
Friends
Our "guide" merely met us, showed us a map, told us where we were going. Then she left. Our two boat drivers did not say anything about any of the scenery along the way, and it was not anything noteworthy. Despite rain jackets, we were all soaked when we finally arrived after 3+ hours to Lord Brandon's Cottage. Our guide did not meet us there. We refused to go on the horse/cart back to town, as it was unprotected also, and we were cold to the bone. We arranged for a taxi-van to come out and pick us up, at our own expense. It was worth it to bail out of this trip. Plus the water level at the Lake was way down and one boat driver had to get out and drag us over rocks (with the help of another boat driver). Some people had to get out of the boat (to lighten the load), and they had to step off into cold 6"+ water (soaking their shoes). Maybe they should cancel this tour until there is at least enough water to handle it. Even then, I would suggest another tour instead.
Written 29 July 2018
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Ruth M
Zephyrhills, FL33 contributions
On June 3, 2018 I took my family on this wonderful tour which takes at least 5 to 6 hours. Dress warmly as you will go over the top of the Gap of Dunloe in the Magillicuddy Reeks mountains and it can be quite chilly up there. Your reservation includes your being picked up at your lodging, transportation to the mountain road area where the jaunting car drivers line up. Then it's $25 Euros to the jaunting car driver per person for the 7 1/2 mile horse drawn cart trip. You wind up at Lord Bandon's Cottage where you can obtain food and beverages. Then you walk either to a dock (if the water level is high enough or, at this time the water was too low so everyone had to walk on a path through the marsh to the waiting 12 passenger dory boats for the river and lake trip back to Ross Castle near the Killarney Town Centre. Unfortunately the day turned quite chilly and although it wasn't too bad going down the river, when we reached the largest lake, Lough Leane, it was 48 degrees and very chilly. We were quite delighted to arrive at the Castle to be picked up by the waiting bus to take us back to our lodgings. So be sure to dress warmly and perhaps a raincoat is in order should the weather turn wet. All in all this is a wonderful tour which I have now done seven times over the last 33 years and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Written 2 July 2018
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Kyle B
United States10 contributions
Family
We started off at Ross Castle around 10am. I should also preface that this was in the first week of April 2019. We were met with a person with Tangney who showed us to our driver and "bus'. I'm front the US so the "bus" was just a van really. The driver took my family and another family up to the beginning of our trip through the Gap of Dunloe. The area was quite nice. There was a small cafe for coffee, tea, and food. From here we were shown our horse and a small cart. It's more like a small chariot or box with wheels. Our horse was Tom, and I unfortunately don't remember our guide's name. He was awesome nonetheless and pointed out things and scenery throughout our tour of the Gap of Dunloe. There were a couple of times we needed to get out of the cart to give Tom the horse a break and to make it up some hills. You have to remember the horse is pulling the guide and your party. If you have only 2 in your party there's no problem. For us it was just me, my wife, and our teenager. All together we weighed around 450 lbs. We also took a woman from the other group to help alleviate some weight for their horse. During the cart drive we experience sunshine, warmth, cold blustering wind, rain, snow, and hail. It was an awesome experience really. Along the way we saw an awesome landscape, natural streams & mini waterfalls, snow capped mountains, really green grass, sheep & really tiny lambs.

At the end is a small cottage with outdoor seating that served an awesome mushroom soup and a vegetable soup with bread. They also made sandwiches. There we waiting for our boat. During the hour wait we again saw rain, wind, and sunshine.

The boat back to Ross Castle was an adventure really. Our boat driver was awesome and quite funny. The boat driver did give us tarp to cover ourselves with and it did help keep you dry. If you were in the front of the boat though you took the brunt of the waves. The tarp did little to keep you dry at the front of the boat. Still the views from the lake were awesome. It would have been nicer if the weather cooperated but the tour company could do little to control the weather. Visitors should remember you are in Ireland and dress accordingly and come prepared for all 4 seasons. I would recommend bringing/wearing a waterproof jacket and pants if possible. At the very least have a dry change of clothes left in the car for your return.
Bring something to keep your face from getting wind burned. Just like any boat tour do remember the life jackets will smell. :)
Written 9 April 2019
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Suma16
Cheshire123 contributions
We were met at Ross Castle and taken to the start where we got on our jaunting cart for our ride through the Gap of Dunlop. After lunch we enjoyed a boat ride with Dux back to Ross Castle. The whole experience was amazing and so well organised. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tangneys..
Written 29 September 2019
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killarneyjauntingcar
Thank you for posting a great review and we are delighted you enjoyed The Gap of Dunloe Tour with us. Yes we agree with you this tour is amazing!! We hope we can welcome you back to Killarney again sometime to enjoy some more of our amazing tour options on offer.
Written 30 September 2019
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Lynette L
4 contributions
Family
We had a great time on this tour and would highly recommend. The boat ride through the lakes was quite an adventure, and my 15 yr. old son thoroughly enjoyed helping to pull the boat through the shallows. Gorgeous scenery and our boatman, Robbie, made the trip very memorable!

Dress warm because it can be quite windy on the Lower Lake and through the Gap. And definitely grab a bowl of soup and a cappuccino at the Lodge for lunch. It was delicious!
Written 30 August 2018
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By: Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours
LexiR
LexiR
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Enjoyable
Very enjoyable experience. A leisurely way to explore the National park. We got off at Ross castle which is a great
S8586GZpamelap
S8586GZpamelap
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The best way to visit Killarney National Park
Highly recommend taking a Jaunting Car trip in Killarney National Park, thoroughly enjoyable, my driver John gave a
Maureen W
Maureen W
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Great day for a ride in Ireland 💚🐴🇮🇪🏰
Kevin was an amazing driver. He has a great knowledge of local history and the park. He was a storyteller in the re
nedkellyjnr
nedkellyjnr
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A must do in Killarney!
I brought my daughter to Killarney this weekend, and our one-hour Jaunting Car trip was the highlight of the whole
baileys14757
baileys14757
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A most fantastic experience
I dealt with Laura an absolute pleasure from start to finish,I had 3 ladies who wanted to go from their hotel Scot
dmos
dmos
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An absolute must do
Came down the Gap from Lord Brandon's Cottage. Absolute beautiful trip and a must do for anyone visiting Killarney.
carola001
carola001
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Beautiful and fun ride
We had a fabulous ride with a large group of family and friends in Killarney National Park to Ross Castle. Our driv
Cherrypie1973
Cherrypie1973
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Excellent and Recommended Experience.
We took a ride on the Jaunting Car through the Killarney National Park during a week's tour of Ireland. The experie
KrisP777
KrisP777
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The best of time!!!!!
“Billy” was the best he was funny, flirty and fabulous! Good singer as well. He made the trip to Ireland my favori
Susan E
Susan E
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Beautiful jaunty ride
Billy Tangney was our jarvey and was full of craic! He educated us on the flora and fauna of the area and kept us l
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XDEBBX74X
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Perfect treat in the beautiful countryside
Lovely trip worrh every penny the hosts were fantastic knowledgeable and very friendly our tour guide had a great s
W R
W R
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Killarney Jaunt
The Killarney Jaunt is a must, the driver was very informative and the ride through the country park was lovely. C
Claire C
Claire C
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Great experience, very good value
Would highly recommend the tour, our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. You could tell he really cared for Judy
huskeroncrispcorn
huskeroncrispcorn
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Jaunting ride
The ride itself was great and the thing that really made it special was our driver, Cal (grandpa)! Full of informat
Beth F
Beth F
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Nice boat tour of the lake
Lovely tour of the lake. It was rainy and windy but we were warm and dry inside the boat. Good commentary from th
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