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Ring of Kerry Tour Private Chauffeur Driven From Killarney Luxury
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Ring of Kerry Tour Private Chauffeur Driven From Killarney Luxury

By KERRY PRIVATE TOURS
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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Duration: 7–9 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Kerry Cliffs
  • Entry/Admission - Kerry Bog Village Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kells Sheep Centre


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    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.
      • Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland
      • Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork, Ireland
      • Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 101356P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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        • KERRY PRIVATE TOURS
          43
          Ireland
          Joined in October 2018
        • Q9224AYkellyn
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Joe Long is the best private tour. He is above and beyond helpful. He is a ten star rating in our book!!
          Joe is a 10 star all the way for being a private tour guide. There is no better way to see the Dingle than by a private driver. He was very quick to respond when I asked we ended up doing three days with him one on the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula and more on Killarney Park ending with private driving us all the way up to our next adventure. Joe helped us to pick a very nice hotel to stay with and he finds lovely restaurants to eat at that are off the beaten path I highly highly recommend him he is very professional and he is very kind and we left knowing we have a dear friend in Ireland! A highlight for me was that he went above and beyond and arranged and helped me to find a place that I could ride along the beach! Because of his recommendation I was able to do that! All we were writing along the beach Joe took my husband to an aviary and that was a highlight from my husband!: We got to see prehistoric 4000-year-old places and scenery beyond beautiful of course when we went there was no rain so it made it even more special. You will not find a more professional amazing tour guide than Joe! He goes above and beyond helping to get everything arranged! I cannot say enough good this person is trustworthy and knowledgeable! We had a great day on the Dingle but it was even better with our new dear friend, Joe.
          Written 8 October 2023
        • badbucky
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great service, great tour guide! Really knows the area.
          Because of a travel disruption, we were separated from our travel group and needed to get from Killarney to Galway. Joe provided a great tour of the sights along the way, including a stop at the Cliffs of Mohar where he got exclusive access to a very close parking lot, cutting out the long hike to get there. In the photo here you can see the people on the cliffs behind his car. Can't ask for better! Thanks Joe!
          Written 18 August 2023
        • joannie321
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must-do in Ireland
          Our driver Joe was a very courteous tour guide and driver, and was knowledgeable about the Dingle Peninsula. He set out a well-planned tour for us, and we really found interesting the various spots we visited. The scenery was amazing, and we enjoy the little town of Dingle. I would highly recommend Joe and this tour to anyone who is interested in visiting this area!
          Written 12 July 2023
        • Getaway19512444829
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula with Joe
          We hired Joe for 2 days, one for Ring of Kerry and another for Dingle Peninsula. We rented a car so we wondered if it was worth it and all our worries were out to rest on the first day. Joe was punctual, professional, and knowledgeable. My husband and I were traveling with our 2 kids and Joe customized our tours to fit our family’s needs. We were blessed with beautiful weather and Joe have us so much grey insight, better than our guide books. He took us to many grey stops and took the stress out of driving so our entire family could take in this sights, stress free! We would highly recommend Joe!
          Written 14 June 2023
        • T9032KFpattyc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Dingle and Slea Head Drive
          Joe was a great host. He was very communicative before the trip and very flexible with our pick oh my home up location at our Airbnb in Killarney. He was a safe driver, had a clean comfy car, and he was great to provide alternate options when weather didn’t cooperate. Connor’s Pass was shrouded in clouds, so Joe took an alternate but very scenic route through the mountains. He knew of a very affordable group falconry class and called to see if we could get in. It was €23 per person and it was about an hour long and amazing. He was very willing to be flexible with where we wanted to stop and did not hold us to a very strict timetable at the end of the day. Our group of four all would highly recommend Joe and would tour with him again.
          Written 4 May 2023
        • 51anitay
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Recommend it!
          Joe was very accommodating, thoughtful, and we got to see everything we wanted, despite the bad weather on the day of our tour. I was traveling with my 18 yo daughter and she wanted to see water, green landscape, and animals - which is exactly what we got to do on this tour. Joe took us to a small coffee shop once we reached Dingle that had some of the best homemade scones and quiches. We didn't get to see Funghi, the local dolphin, because he likely passed away. But we got to visit a lamb farm, and I found the Kingdom Falconry tour in Dingle that Joe helped us fit into the day. Joe even did his own research of the Falconry options too in Dingle and Killarney to help us out. The drive was very comfortable and the views were amazing. The tour was what we were hoping to see along the West Atlantic Ireland coast and Joe made sure we enjoyed our time.
          Written 14 March 2023
        • GoPlaces784241
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely day trip!
          Our driver Joe did a great job. He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make it a great experience. The drive itself is lovely, views are amazing! Would 100% recommend!
          Written 21 August 2022
        • Navigate780537
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dingle Peninsula Tour
          My family was guided by Joe on a fantastic tour of the Dingle Peninsula. Although we were a little leery of a full day tour, we thoroughly enjoyed our day and would have no apprehension recommending it to others. The stops we made were at breathtaking, natural points, rich historical sites, authentic shops and food establishments. Joe was happy to take cues from us as well as lead us. We were thankful for this unforgettable opportunity!
          Written 27 June 2022
        • Roon B
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Drive on the Peninsula
          We had a full and gorgeous day with Joe. He helped us feel comfortable driving the winding roads of the peninsula. It was wonderful to be relaxed and enjoying the breathtaking views. Joe noticed right away that we were interested in beaches so he was flexible and stopped at all the beaches. He also had a personal connection to the peninsula having gone to Irish school there and we loved hearing his stories about that. If you want a mellow, relaxing day with your family - joined by an excellent guide of the peninsula, Joe should be your first choice. *Joe returned to our home to return money and an item we left in his car. Thanks Joe!!
          Written 19 June 2022
        • Sheila510
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous!
          Just arrived back from an amazing trip to Ireland- Joe from Kerry Private tours made it the best. The only way to do the Dingle Peninsula is with a private tour guide. It saves you from driving these roads and missing the scenery and takes you places tour buses simply cannot go. Joe was so flexible with his time- did not keep us to a strict time schedule like some other companies. You felt the whole time his top interest was in showing us the best time ever! I hesitate to give recommendations at times but would NEVER hesitate to recommend Joe!
          Written 8 June 2022
        • WKupp-travels
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Private Tour
          Joe was very knowledgeable and personable. He answered all our questions. It was nice not to have to drive ourselves on the narrow roads, and be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Joe even made some great recommendations for our future itinerary plans in Ireland. It was great to get to know him and we highly recommend.
          Written 16 May 2022
        • bpoc1973
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not just a tour guide- an experience
          We used Joe at KerryPrivateTours he was phenomenal. He gave us experiences of a lifetime, went above and beyond what was necessary and personalized our day. There is no other way to see Dingle. He took his time to ensure that we were comfortable, that we were getting the most of our trip and he showed us things that we never would have seen or thought to seek out. We were a little late getting to our pick up spot and Joe was patient and didn't cut our time short. We will definitely seek Joe out for our next visit!!
          Written 15 August 2019
        • Brenda L
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great value
          There were four of us on a tour of Dingle Peninsula with Joe Long. He did a marvelous job not only of showing us the natural splendors of the area, but he gave us a most delightful day by mixing it up with a super fun boat tour with the Dingle Ahoy Boat Trip company, a drive over Conner pass, a stop for ice cream and an unexpected quick trip through Muckross House on the way back. I chose this tour as Joe said he would guarantee us a great day and he certainly was true to his word. We did much more than we would have been able to do on a bus tour and it was worth every euro.
          Written 19 April 2019
        • Mary Ellen O
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          There is NO other way to tour the Ring Of Kerry
          This past March was my second time touring with Joe Long through Kerry Private Tours. Both trips were totally unforgettable. I cannot wait to go again! Joe is the best tour guide I have ever had. He is friendly, punctual, and insanely knowledgable! He knows everything you'll ever need to know about your stay in Ireland. He took us through the Ring of Kerry, and made really fun out stops along the way- like at a pub in Sneem with the best dessert you'll ever have! He drove around the Dingle Peninsula, and we saw the town of Dingle and at lunch at John Benny's Pub. We saw the most breath taking views- ones you would never see by riding around on one of those tour buses. He took us to the Gap of Dunloe, the Cliffs of Moher, and dropped us off in Galway which was our next destination after Killarney. Joe truly made my Ireland experience, I could never thank him enough for all that he did for my cousin, friend and I. Check out the pictures I attached:) Joe is the BEST!!!! Book a tour with him- you won't regret it. We love you Joe!!! <3
          Written 8 April 2019
        • Sheila510
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip to County Kerry 2018
          We have used Joe from Kerry Private tours for 3 trips now. To say he goes above and beyond what a normal chauffeur/tour guide does is an understatement. He is never in a rush to drop you off he will do his best to get everything done you would like to see. He has relationships with different pubs and restaurants and always makes excellent recommendations for lunch, tea, etc. He takes you off the beaten path to see the most beautiful sites in the world. It is important to note he can take you thru the Skellig ring etc to places tour buses don't run.He is very reliable and punctual and he made our trips 1000% better!! I just can't wait to get back to the Emerald Isle and contact Joe again!!
          Written 8 April 2019
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        Elizabeth S
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022
        Taking a tour with Joe is the best way to see the Ring of Kerry, hands down! Sure, you could drive yourself around the ring, but you'll spend most of your time with your eyes glued to the incredibly narrow roads and you definitely won't get the insider info only a native like Joe can share. Highly recommend letting Joe make this trip easier and much more informative, while you sit back and enjoy. He has a number of stops lined up, some of which are tourist attractions and some off the beaten path. At every stop, Joe knew the proprietor, who gave us fast-pass, VIP access. From a sheep herding demo to lunch in Port Magee with lovely locals to a cliff visit and much more, this day was one we'll always remember. Thank you, Joe!
        Written 25 September 2022
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        Thank you for your very kind words. It was a real pleasure to meet you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. Joe
        Written 26 September 2022
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        Bryan P
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        My wife and I toured the Ring of Kerry with Joe as part of our trip to Ireland for the Notre Dame game, and it was a wonderful day of sightseeing and learning. Joe was courteous, professional and very attentive to our needs and he constantly pointed out things and added history along the drive. Seeing the Kerry Cliffs, having an Irish coffee at the Red Fox with the Kerry Bog Village, and watching the sheepdogs at work was amazing! Lunch in Portmagee was a wonderful way to break up the drive, followed by delicious chocolate sampling at the Skelligs chocolate factory. You HAVE to have the ice cream in Sneem! The admissions costs, when needed, at some of the stops were very reasonable. Joe did a wonderful job and made our day one we'll never forget! Highly recommend!
        Written 23 August 2023
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        Sorry for delay getting back to you. Things are getting quieter. It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for your very positive words. You are such lovely people. Joe
        Written 5 October 2023
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        Brad G
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022
        Joe was phenomenal! He picked us up directly from our hotel for a full day tour of Ring of Kerry. We were worried that we wouldn’t be able to see a Sheep Dog demonstration during our time in Ireland but one mention to Joe and he made it happen.

        He was super informative and was able answer all of our random Ireland questions. Highly recommend 10/10
        Written 10 June 2022
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        Brad, You are very kind, I really appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you both. Joe Kerry Private Tours
        Written 11 June 2022
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        Rebecca Carnation
        San Francisco, CA7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        John, our guide was handsome & charming. He opened doors for my college age daughter & I, took our group of (4) to the very top of Kerry Cliffs in a rain & wind storm so we wouldn’t have to walk the 3/4 mile in the storm, spoiled us w/ stops for the Best Soft Ice cream, Best Chocolates and the Best Seafood. The Sheep Dog Trials Demo was a wonderful bright spot in a day of stormy sight seeing. John was flexible and kind.

        We were awe struck by the beauy of the tour so much so that we never wanted the day to end…but end it did by John getting us a table…@ a WONDERFUL resturant in Killarney even though it was by reservation only…John knows EVERYONE in the Co. by first name…we secretly think his is running for Mayor or Governor!!!! Very Professional & personal!!
        Written 1 July 2023
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        Becky You made easy because it's easy to tour with lovely people like you and your family. It rained but we made the best of it and I enjoyed it too. Ps (typo) it's Joe, I know you know my name is Joe.
        Written 2 July 2023
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        Cara M
        Savannah, GA22 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Joe was an excellent guide! Personable, conversational & very pleasant to spend the day with. If bus tours and large groups are not your preference, this is perfect. Spend the $ for a private guide, with a flexible plan. We stopped to watch dog trials (sheep herding), a dog sitting atop a donkey, movie locations from Star Wars (Skellig Michael), a fabulous new restaurant (Driftwood Surf Cafe) which sits on an incredible spot overlooking the St. Finians Bay while dolphins & surfers played in the water.
        Irish ice cream, emphasis on the cream, shopping, as much or as little as you might want, plenty of scenic overlooks, an Irish waterfall, advice on our next stops, and restaurant advice in Killarney.
        If you you want an experience that’s a little bit elevated, this is it. You wont regret letting someone else drive while you look out the window ☘️🇮🇪
        Written 12 August 2022
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        I'm so glad you enjoyed your day. To be fair it wasn't all down to me , the weather was wonderful and the Ring of Kerry is such a beautiful place. It was lovely to meet you. Joe
        Written 15 August 2022
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        G K
        Pittsburgh, PA10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022
        What a pleasure to relax and enjoy the scenery while Joe expertly navigated the narrow winding roads of the Ring of Kerry and the Skellig Ring. Joe can take you to places the tour buses cannot go. He is flexible and listened to us, adjusting the tour to our interests. He arranged for a wonderful lunch spot in Portmagee. We saw a sheepdog demonstration, and we intended to visit the Kerry Cliffs however they were unexpectedly closed that day, but there was plenty more to see and do. More than that, Joe is a very nice person, and we enjoyed spending the day with him!
        Written 30 June 2022
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        Thank you so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed the day. It makes things easy for when I meet such nice people in a very beautiful Country Joe
        Written 5 July 2022
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        Troy F
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        Jun 2023 • Couples
        We booked several months ago online and we’re very much looking forward to our private Ring of Kerry Tour. We received an e-mail (no phone call or text) at 2:39 p.m. the day before our trip. This is our first trip to Ireland and the Ring of Kerry was long a part of our plan. I also called the evening we checked in (two nights before the trip) to confirm our trip and specific pick up location. I never received any follow up message despite leaving a voice mail and email asking for confirmation. I understand that people get sick or things come up, but I would have appreciated a back up plan or some other accommodation to meet our needs. I was planning for four people so I was very disappointed to learn of this cancellation the night before with no solution.
        Written 23 June 2023
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        I'm sorry to hear this, I was very ill for a few days and was not taking calls. , I don't know what it was, but it may have even been covid, which is still around . I cannot put my passengers at risk. Viator customer can also cancel at the last minute. All the other drivers I do know are fully booked at the moment and it is a very busy year. If you see my other reviews, I do everything I can to make sure my customers have a great day. Please accept my apologies for not being able to do this for you. Joe
        Written 24 June 2023
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        McKenzie B
        Durham, NC11 contributions
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        Mar 2024 • Solo
        Joe was a wonderful tour guide!! I spent two days with him; we traveled around the Ring of Kerry and then drove up to the Dingle Peninsula. We saw all the highlights and hidden gems in two days. He looked ahead at the weather and planned events for each day to maximize my experience based on expected visibility/ rain. He suggested more ideas based on my interests and didn’t take it personally if I chose not to do one of his suggestions, which is exactly what I want! He gave lots of ideas and let me customize my trip.

        Joe is incredibly kind, easy to get along with, and very perceptive. I traveled alone as a young(ish) woman and was so glad that I chose Joe to show me around!
        Written 31 March 2024
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        Thank you so much for your very positive response. It was a pleasure to meet you. I'm glad the days worked out OK and look forward to meeting you if you ever visit Ireland again.
        Written 1 April 2024
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        Payhay
        Fayetteville, AR43 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Joe was incredible! I wasn’t sure what all we could squeeze in for the day and he suggested the Ring of Kerry. His communication was excellent leading up to the tour even suggesting accommodations that we ended up loving! He was prompt, car was immaculate, and he had everything we forgot to bring (husband forgot sunglasses). Each stop we made was evident that he was well respected in the area and his knowledge was very informative. We never felt pressured to leave when we were enjoying walking around, his stops were well planned out and efficient. This was great because we only had one full day in the area. He took us to places where the buses couldn’t go. We had a car rented and considered making this tour ourselves and I am so glad we chose to use Joe instead. We were able to sit back and relax with a professional driver who loved and knew the area and its history. The pictures we captured and the memories we made, we will never forget. The big bus would’ve been disappointing compared to what we were able to experience. Thank you, Joe, for making our day the best day of our week in Ireland!
        Written 19 May 2024
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        I don't know what to say, your review is as wonderful as it was meeting you both. It really means a lot to me to hear such positive feedback. I really do want people to have a good time just as I would like to if I visit their country. Thank you so much. Joe
        Written 21 May 2024
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        jimmystovall
        Memphis, TN18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Family
        We had a fantastic day with Joe on the Ring of Kerry. The weather didn't cooperate, but Joe made the trip fantastic! He took us to many places off the main bus route that we would have never seen without him. We stopped at beaches, museums, local pubs where the locals eat, and even stopped for homemade ice cream for the kids. Joe wasn't watching the clock all day and wanted to ensure we had plenty of time and a great tour. I would HIGHLY recommend booking a tour with Joe. We left feeling like we had made a new friend. His Mercedes is comfortable with plenty of room for 4. The next time we are in the area, we will definitely book with Joe again.
        Written 9 October 2023
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        Thank you for your very positive words. I'm glad you enjoyed the day, I enjoyed it too , you are such a lovely family and you made my job much easier. Joe
        Written 14 October 2023
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