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Ring Of Kerry Tour provided by Killarney Executive Tour Co.

Ring Of Kerry Tour
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Tour snapshot
Tick off Ring of Kerry attractions including Waterville and Ladies’ View
Duration:
7h
Group size:
29
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Leave the tourist crowds behind and explore a quintessential Irish landscape on this small-group tour of the Ring of Kerry, with hassle-free round-trip transfer from Killarney. Let your driver handle navigation as you soak up scenic views and enjoy a closer glimpse of attractions including Waterville Beach, Ladies’ View, and Kerry Bog Village Museum, with personalized insights provided by your small-group guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
  • Discover picture-perfect views of western Ireland’s wild landscape
  • Benefit from the personalized attention of your small-group guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free round-trip transportation from Killarney hotels
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
  • Discover picture-perfect views of western Ireland’s wild landscape
  • Benefit from the personalized attention of your small-group guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free round-trip transportation from Killarney hotels
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 67753P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Kerry Bog Village Museum
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Rock Road Car and Coach Park, Rock Road, Kilcoolaght, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Rock Road Car and Coach Park, Rock Road, Killarney Departs: 9:30am
  • 118 Beech Road, Monearmore, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Outside Tourist Office Beech Road Killarney Departs: 9:15am
  • Centra Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 WY60, Ireland At the Centra Store, Muckross Rd, Killarney Departs: 9:05am
  • Peter Mark Hairdressers Killarney, Scott's Gardens, East Ave, Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 PFW9, Ireland Junction of Scotts Street & East Avenue Rd, Killarney Departs: 9:10am
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not Suitable for Children under 10 years of age
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Kerry Bog Village Museum
Departure details
  • Rock Road Car and Coach Park, Rock Road, Kilcoolaght, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Rock Road Car and Coach Park, Rock Road, Killarney Departs: 9:30am
  • 118 Beech Road, Monearmore, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Outside Tourist Office Beech Road Killarney Departs: 9:15am
  • Centra Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 WY60, Ireland At the Centra Store, Muckross Rd, Killarney Departs: 9:05am
  • Peter Mark Hairdressers Killarney, Scott's Gardens, East Ave, Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 PFW9, Ireland Junction of Scotts Street & East Avenue Rd, Killarney Departs: 9:10am
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not Suitable for Children under 10 years of age
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Killarney National Park
  • 1
    Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Waterville Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ladies' View
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Kerry Bog Village Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Áine
20 contributions
Couples
This was a brilliant way of seeing the Ring of Kerry! Kevin made it with his anecdotes and stories throughout! I highly recommend doing this tour to see the Ring of Kerry. Kevin was so comfortable driving the roads and his comedic commentary made us laugh from start to finish. I would recommend getting a seafood chowder when stopping for lunch because it's quick! Be sure to get to the bus on time so that the tour goes smoothly.
Written 3 August 2021
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ionapat61
Hello Thank you for your lovely review and we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Kevin! Delighted to hear that you had a good day our touring around the Ring of Kerry, and hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays here in Kerry. Pat
Written 4 August 2021
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Dudeinlosgatos
Chicago, IL116 contributions
John was a great driver and tour guide! This company should use him on a regular basis. I appreciated that he took us to some extra spots and skipped over the tourist trap that other tours did. His narration was a good mix of humor, history, politics, personal perspective, cultural and environmental topics. It was an exceptionally hot day and the bus was overdue for it's A/C to be serviced - the only negative. But he was a trooper and kept up a positive vibe the entire trip. I would highly recommend this tour over the other company because I noticed our bus was much smaller than the massive tour busses you see navigating these VERY tight roads. Plus a smaller group allows for faster unloading and loading back again so we had many little photo / scenic stops. We also were taken out on a side route that allowed us to see the Skellig islands which were really cool. This is NOT a tour to do with your own car especially if you are a foreigner. Sit back and enjoy the scenery. Seating tip - Sit on the right side of the bus. The tour goes counter clockwise around the peninsula and this will give you better views looking out towards the ocean versus inland.
Written 18 September 2021
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ionapat61
Hello Dudeinlosgatos, Thank you for your review on our Ring of Kerry day tour. We do operate with smaller coaches so we can sometimes go off little extra side-roads and yes indeed there is less time spent getting passengers on and off the coach. The Ring of Kerry is definitely a trip to sit back and enjoy and not worry about the roads, especially the narrow parts. We'll be sure to pass your lovely review to our driver John and how he was such a positive part of your day. Thank you for your custom, it's a great way to support our local businesses here in Kerry. Many thanks Pat
Written 27 September 2021
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Christine A
Chicago, IL109 contributions
We really enjoyed this trip and our guide, John. The bus is smaller- probably seats 20-30, but there were only 6 of us on our tour so it was perfect. We had fantastic weather and our guide was very knowledgeable. The 9:30 start time was nice compared to many tours that start super early. It was easy to walk to the starting location from our centrally located hotel. We did 4 different bus tours in Ireland and this was our favorite one. The views are beautiful and we were able to do a short hike at our first stop which was a great way to start the day. My 20 year old son was also very enamored with the Irish Coffee we bought along the way.
Written 22 June 2022
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ionapat61
Good morning Thank you for leaving a review after your recent tour with us on the Ring of Kerry. We do travel with smaller group numbers and prefer the early start the get the most out of the day, and our passengers always seem happy with this option. There is so much to see on the Ring of Kerry and in all weathers the mountain and sea scapes are stunning! And very glad to hear that your son enjoyed his Irish Coffee! :-) Thank you for your feedback and we will share your lovely comments with our driver/guide John. Regards Pat
Written 30 June 2022
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Helen M
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
Our tour was compromised due to the weather, and I can appreciate John tried to make sure it was entertaining as he could, however he could have handled it so much better. Visibility was poor, and when he wanted to point something out, he would just launch into “so see this up here…” with no description of what landmark or building he was referencing, or in which direction we should look. So much was missed due to the poor communication. I felt for the non-English speaking guests.
In between facts about Irish history, which was interesting, he would then launch into personal opinions and experiences with Airbnb. Nobody on the tour cared about his opinions on this matter. It was unprofessional to say the least. For lunch, he pulled over and said we were to go to the supermarket to buy our food - because the cafes had no staff, because staff had nowhere to live because all the housing was unavailable due to … that’s right , Airbnb. Luckily I did find a cafe, and the staff were only too welcoming.
Once he ran out of facts, he then began to make up his own. After telling the story of how people used to believe bad fairies took baby boys, he said they used to dress them up like girls to confuse them, and that’s where it started that girls wear pink and boys wear blue. This is factually incorrect. It is well documented that today’s color dictate wasn’t established until the 1940s, as a result of Americans’ preferences as interpreted by manufacturers and retailers. He also claimed that the population of Ireland is 7.5 million, which is the same as it was back in the 1800’s, but he doesn’t think it will increase, because the young people will need to leave Ireland again because there’s no housing, thanks to… you guessed it the evil Airbnb. Ireland’s population has only just reached 5.1 million.
The tour size was great. Would I take this tour again. No.
Would I recommend it to someone? Only if you don’t care for truth, or professionalism.
Written 24 June 2022
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ionapat61
Hello Helen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your recent tour with us on the Ring of Kerry. We really appreciate all feedback on our tours so we can work at providing the best service we can for our passengers. We will take all your points on board and discuss with John about his poor communication on the tour and how he expressed his personal views to passengers unnecessarily. As part of many tours in Ireland, a lot of the drivers and guides will try and include some folklore or storytelling. These tales are not intended to mislead or confuse people, but I will talk to John about this and ask him to be more accurate with his detail. For the lunch stop, he advised on purchasing lunch at the local grocery store as there are many days when the passengers are unable to get service in the local cafes and restaurants. We will ask John to explain better about the lunch options and let people know about the grocery store as an alternative if there is no availability in the other locations in Waterville. I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are always working to be able to offer a quality service for our passengers and we try to run our tours so that they can offer the best experience for visitors. We will review all the points that you have highlighted here so we can offer a better service going forward. Finally, I do hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Ireland, and thank you for travelling with us. Regards Pat
Written 29 June 2022
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Vivian C
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John, our guide was very knowledgeable but the tour was a little depressing. The sights were awesome despite the gloomy day but some of the stops were unnecessary.... bog museum, for example. We were looking forward to a delicious seaside lunch in Waterville but were told the restaurants were short staffed and that we only had a half hour and suggested we eat at the local grocery store. Not exactly what we had planned for our trip.

We had done a cliffs of moher tour two days prior and that was excellent, well planned and a beautiful seaside lunch. It seemed much more organized. Again, John is excellent, but the overall tour did not live up to the five star expectations we had read about.
Written 28 June 2022
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ionapat61
Good afternoon Vivian, Thank you for your review and I'm sorry to hear that the tour didn't live up to your expectations. We have been having bad weather for a lot of June so it is good to know that some of the the sights were still enjoyable despite the rain. The Kerry Bog Village is one of the first stops on the tour, and while some people find the traditional village fascinating, I do appreciate it wasn't something that you found very interesting. With regards the lunch stop, we have been experiencing problems for our passengers getting spaces at tables to be able to order their lunch, so this is why John recommended the grocery store, but we will discuss this with him and ask him to let passengers know of all lunch options when they get to Waterville. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review and we will take all your points on board. I do hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Ireland, and thank you for travelling with us. Regards Pat
Written 29 June 2022
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Marya072
Claremorris, Ireland26 contributions
My son and I took this day tour in July. The driver of the tour was Pat Breen and I have to say, he was an excellent guide, full of interesting information, knowledgeable of the Ring of Kerry and an all round extremely nice man who was accommodating, patient when anyone was late and very obliging. He made the day for us. The weather was lovely so we had clear views of the many sights and viewing areas. I really enjoyed the trip and was glad I made it. I wasn't feeling to well that morning and wasn't sure I would be able for 7 hours on a bus but the stops are paced well, Waterville is a lovely place to lunch and Sneem is a lovely little village and a bonus to see along the way. The best thing was, we got to see some of the most beautiful sights from a great height without having to negotiate the challenging roads. It was great to park the car and let an experienced driver take us around for the day and give us a guided tour with loads of information on what we were seeing and where we were. I would highly recommend this tour for all ages.
Written 7 August 2021
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ionapat61
Hello Marya072 Thank you for such a lovely review and delighted to hear that you and your son enjoyed the day tour on the Ring of Kerry with us. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to Pat Breen, he'll be delighted with the feedback. We try to space out the stops along the way that while it is a full day out on tour, there are plenty of breaks for people along the way to visit the area and get the most of the tour on the iconic Ring of Kerry! Many thanks Pat M
Written 12 August 2021
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agentj315
Silver Spring, Maryland8 contributions
We had the luck of having David and Caroline as our driver and guides. This was a small bus tour that was able to stop in many places along the route that the large buses could not manage. In addition, they planned the day so that we avoided the same large buses at various stops. So informative a tour with a delightful couple as driver and guides. They were so accommodating that. when they heard we were staying in Tralee rather than Killarney, they drove us back rather than have us take a cab! Don't miss using this couple for your tour.
Written 21 May 2020
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review our tour, we’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, David and Caroline are great at what they do and I will definitely pass your comments along to them! All the best!
Written 25 June 2020
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Corkgirl
7 contributions
Family
What a fantastic day we had .
The ring of kerry was amazing so scenic and rugged .
Our guide Seamus done an amazing job with commentary he was so knowledgeable of all the areas we visited and stopped at amazing viewing points and took some pictures of us.
Towns we encounterd are just beautiful. Waterville was heaven was absolutely stunning.i would highly recommend this tour.
Day before we also did the big red bus and it was a fantastic experience also.Seeing all killarney s hotspots.torc waterfall ross castle etc.was a great day.
Very good value for money.
Thanks for a great time.
Written 1 August 2021
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ionapat61
Hello Eileen, Thank you for your lovely feedback and we're delighted to hear that we were able to be part of your holidays in Killarney, both on our Big Red Bus and our Ring of Kerry bus tour. We'll pass your lovely comments on to Seamus and Pat, and hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back to Kerry again in the future. Deirdre
Written 4 August 2021
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Traveler009
St. John's, Canada102 contributions
This was an amazing tour. John the guide/driver was very funny, knowledgeable and a safe driver. As we were a small group (11), he asked input from everyone as what we wanted to see as extra stops. We did many, which was so appreciated !
Written 5 July 2022
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Manos Zacharakis
Bonn, Germany30 contributions
Solo
I went on a ring of kerry Tour on the 14th of September with John as the driver and the guide. We visited lot of different places, villages, the chocolate factory and we stopped quite a few times to take photos of the amazing landscape. The experience was top and I don't think it would have been any better. John is an excellent driver and guide very knowledgeable and funny. 100% recommended tour of the ring of kerry!
Written 25 September 2021
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ionapat61
Hello, Thank you for such a lovely review and we'll be sure to pass your comments on to our driver John! There is so much to see on the Ring of Kerry so it's great you had the chance to stop and get some photo opportunities too. Regards Pat
Written 27 September 2021
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A must if you visit Killarney!!!
Best way to visit Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall, Mucross House and Mucross Abbey. It starts from Killarney town and c
MikeC106
MikeC106
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Knowledgable and Flexible Driver for the Day
We had the privilege of taking a Dingle & Slea Head Private Tour with Ger, and would highly recommend. Though the 7
CampingDawg
CampingDawg
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Hop on Hop off - does exactly what it says on the tin!
Bought a ticket direct from the driver, Pat, on my first day in Killarney. (no need to pre-book tickets) It was a g
Meander71108
Meander71108
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Great way to see Killarney!
A great way to see the most interesting and important sights in Killarney. Pat our guide was a wonderful source of
286madelinen
286madelinen
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WONDERFUL
Absolutely the best tour in Killarney. Pat is so knowledgeable and speaks with a wonderful flow. I learned so much
H4253NWmaureenm
H4253NWmaureenm
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Fabulous
Pat has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Muckross House and Ross Castle. His narration is mixed with hum
papolski
papolski
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Bus Mans holiday
Living locally and working in tourism I decided to take what my visiting friend referred to as a Bus mans Holiday.
Mozziepie
Mozziepie
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Wasted money as bus never turned up
My partner and I had a bad experience. We first got the bus at Ross Castle, it was running a few minutes late at t
H9728PAangelop
H9728PAangelop
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Horrible experience! Really made our day difficult. Not reliable at all.
Very bad service in general. The Bus was late all-day. The last time slot the bus didn't show up at Muckross House.
H9728PAangelop
H9728PAangelop
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Horrible experience! Really made our day difficult. Not reliable at all.
Very bad service in general. The Bus was late all-day. The last time slot the bus didn't show up at Muckross House.
knittergadener
knittergadener
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A good way to see Killarney
Excellent! We went to Muckross house. The guide was very knowledgeable. Her name was Nora. She was very accommoda
MrsB_TN
MrsB_TN
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Good Pace, Variety of Stops
Driver David and Guide Caroline did a good job of showing us all the sights around the Ring of Kerry. The van itsel
mary s
mary s
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Ring of Kerry small group tour
This was a very well organized tour. The smaller bus was very nice and the ride was comfortable. We found there wa
Norehin
Norehin
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Great!
Thanks Pat for taking us to Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House with a few lines about History and stori
60yarsofage
60yarsofage
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A good means to get to the sights of Killarney
Used the bus one day to get to Torc waterfall and back to the city from Muckross House.The driver told a lot about
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