Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park

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Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park

Like all the best journeys in life, Paddywagon Tours started in 1998 with the simple thought, “it’s time for something different”.

The Ring of Kerry is considered one of the finest drives in the world. From rugged cliffs to golden beaches, small villages and pastures green to peat bogs and picturesque mountain ranges. This peninsula illustrates all that is beautiful, wonderful and wild in our beloved motherland. 

The variety of attractions makes this one of the most diverse and interesting day tours that one is likely to experience in their travel adventures. From ancient stone forts to landscapes carved out of rock by the Ice Age, from sparkling lakes to winding mountain passes our day trip shall be a highlight and shall ensure lasting memories of the beautiful Kingdom of Kerry.
* Duration: 11 hours
* Starts: Cork, Ireland
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Like all the best journeys in life, Paddywagon Tours started in 1998 with the simple thought, “it’s time for something different”.

The Ring of Kerry is considered one of the finest drives in the world. From rugged cliffs to golden beaches, small villages and pastures green to peat bogs and picturesque mountain ranges. This peninsula illustrates all that is beautiful, wonderful and wild in our beloved motherland. 

The variety of attractions makes this one of the most diverse and interesting day tours that one is likely to experience in their travel adventures. From ancient stone forts to landscapes carved out of rock by the Ice Age, from sparkling lakes to winding mountain passes our day trip shall be a highlight and shall ensure lasting memories of the beautiful Kingdom of Kerry.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Bridge St Tourist Offce, Cork T23 KW89 Ireland

We will depart Cork at 8:20am, and make our way across the rolling Cork and Kerry Mountains.

Stop At: Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry

First we will stop in Killarney Town!

Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland’s highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.

Catch a coffee and breakfast, or use the time to visit St.Mary’s Cathedral or Killarney House and Gardens. You will visit and learn about the National Park again towards the end of Ring of Kerry.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Killorglin, Killorglin, County Kerry

Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more.

This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous “Ring of Kerry” driving route.

Stop At: Ring of Kerry, Ireland

We enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach. . This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.
**Dingle Bay separates Iveragh Peninsula (Ring of Kerry) and Dingle Peninsula. We also have a Dingle Day Tour available daily!**

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Waterville Beach, Waterville Ireland

Picturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, famed by the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. A regular visitor, Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and hence the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. It is also home to one of Ireland’s finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O’Dwyer and Mick O’Connell.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sneem, Sneem, County Kerry

We take a stop in the charming village of Sneem.

This is one of Ireland’s most colorful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Killarney National Park Cork Road, Killarney Ireland

One of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.

Stop At: Torc Waterfall, Kenmare Road, Killarney Ireland

Torc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Bridge St Tourist Offce, Cork T23 KW89 Ireland

We relax as we make our way over the Cork and Kerry mountains back to the rebel city at approx 7 pm after a fun-filled, inspired and most memorable day at the Ring of Kerry.