Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring Private Tour

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The famous Ring of Kerry is considered one of Ireland’s most beautiful scenic drives and we will be visiting historical sights, magnificent vistas, quaint little villages and many off the beaten path places on our tour.

Wild Atlantic Tours specialise in providing award winning guided tours of Kerry and South West Ireland. We are a family run business based in Killarney, County Kerry. Our mission is to ‘ensure that each & every one of our guests really enjoy their time spent with Wild Atlantic Tours & that they leave having experienced our culture, visited our hidden gems and chatted with the people of our beautiful country.’

Paudie was born and raised in South Kerry and enjoys sharing the beautiful places where he grew up with his guests.

Additional Info

Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Starts: Killarney, Ireland
Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips



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The famous Ring of Kerry is considered one of Ireland’s most beautiful scenic drives and we will be visiting historical sights, magnificent vistas, quaint little villages and many off the beaten path places on our tour.

Wild Atlantic Tours specialise in providing award winning guided tours of Kerry and South West Ireland. We are a family run business based in Killarney, County Kerry. Our mission is to ‘ensure that each & every one of our guests really enjoy their time spent with Wild Atlantic Tours & that they leave having experienced our culture, visited our hidden gems and chatted with the people of our beautiful country.’

Paudie was born and raised in South Kerry and enjoys sharing the beautiful places where he grew up with his guests.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Lough Leane, Ross Road, Killarney Ireland

A stop at the shore of the beautiful Lough Leane in the outskirts of Killarney.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cahergall Fort, Cahersiveen Ireland

Cahergall Stone Fort was built around 600AD. With walls approx 6 m high and some 3 m thick this dry stone wall fort is one of the best examples of an early medieval stone fort to be found on the Ring of Kerry.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Valentia Island, Valentia Island, County Kerry

Valentia Island lies just off the south west coast of County Kerry and is one of Ireland’s westernmost points. It combines fascinating history, beautiful scenery and an interesting cultural scene, making it a great place to visit on the Ring of Kerry.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Slate Quarry, Valentia Island Ireland

The Slate Quarry first opened in 1816 under the direction of the Knight of Kerry and has been a working quarry on and off since that date. Famous for the quality of the slate quarried, this recently reopened quarry is famous for providing the slate for the Paris Opera House, London’s Houses of Parliament and many billiard tables, including one made for the Duke of Wellington & Queen Victoria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Valentia Lighthouse, Valentia Heights Cromwell Point Glanleam, Valentia Island V23 CF75 Ireland

The site of the Cromwell Point Lighthouse was originally home to a 17th century Cromwellian Fort, which was one of two built on Valentia Island around this time. The outline of the Cromwell Point fort with its bastions and barrack inside its wall can still be easily traced from the air, lying just inside the lighthouse enclosure wall. The fort was maintained after the Restoration and there are various State Paper entries about its repair over the period 1663-1665. It was disestablished in 1669. The first light for Cromwell Point was originally applied for on 30 March 1828 by the Right Honorary Maurice Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry. Work commenced on the lighthouse ten years later in 1838, the light was first exhibited on 1 February 1841. Since November 1947 the light has been automated.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Portmagee, Portmagee, County Kerry

Portmagee is a lovely fishing village in southwest county Kerry on Valentia Harbour, from where you can cross the bridge over to Valentia Island.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kerry Cliffs, Blasket View House Skellig Ring Foilnagearagh, Portmagee V23 AK22 Ireland

Kerry Cliffs are widely accepted as the most spectacular cliffs in Kerry. The cliffs stand over 1000ft above the wild Atlantic and were formed in a desert environment 400 million years ago. Out to the west stand the amazing Skellig Rocks one of only three UNESCO world heritage sites in Ireland. Of course the Kerry Cliffs are the closest viewing point to the great rocks and also the famous Puffin Island. Allied with these facts as you stand at the summit of this mystical place and breath in the freshest of air, deep in to your lungs from the wild Atlantic and observe this natural wonder. You can relax and unwind and observe the majestic views from here which reach out for 30 miles of the surrounding areas.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ballinskelligs Beach, Ballinskelligs Ireland

Ballinskelligs beach is 1.0 Km of immaculate sandy beach lying in Ballinskelligs Bay by Mc Carthys Castle. Separated from Ballinskelligs pier by Ballinskelligs Abbey, the beach is one of the best kept secrets in South Kerry and has been a favourite with local families for many years. It is an Internationally Environmental Recognition Blue Flag beach.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Waterville, Waterville, County Kerry

Waterville (An Coireán) is a small coastal village located between the Atlantic Ocean and Lough Currane on the scenic and famous Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Stop At: Sneem, Sneem, County Kerry

Sneem is a colourful village in South west Kerry, blessed with exquisite scenery, wild landscapes and imposing Kerry mountains. The name Sneem, means ‘the knot’ that ties together the Ring of Kerry. Here, the Killarney Mountain Road and the Ring of Kerry’s Kenmare and Waterville Roads all lead to Sneem.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ladies’ View, 71 Killarney National Park, N, Killarney V93 X376 Ireland

Ladies View is about 12 miles from Killarney. The view here is probably the best known of Killarney and is a major attraction for visitors. Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting visited here during the royal visit in 1861. They were so taken with the view that it was named after them.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Torc Waterfall, Kenmare Road, Killarney Ireland

Torc Waterfall is approximately 7 kilometres from Killarney Town. A short walk of approx 200 metres brings you to the waterfall.

Duration: 20 minutes



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