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Gap of Dunloe Half-Day Tour and Boat Ride from Killarney

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    What to Expect
    Having arrived at the cottage by coach the visitor then commences the seven mile journey through the Gap to Lord Brandon’s cottage by trap, pony or on foot, where a light lunch can be obtained. There is much evidence of glacial action in the Gap, in striae and ice-molded rocks.

    The towering summits of the Reeks, the changing shadows on the Purple and Tomies mountains, the silence and solitude of the rugged glen – all combine to make an unforgettable impression upon the visitor. The boats depart from Brandon Cottage approx 2.15pm and arrive later in the afternoon at Ross Castle having come through the three lakes of Killarney. On this section of the tour you will be enchanted by the stories and folklore of the boatmen. Motorcoach will await you at Ross Castle to take you back to Killarney.

    In 2016 we will be celebrating 70 years as Official Tour Operators of the Gap of Dunloe Tour so why not join us for this renowned experience.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ardross, Ross Road, Killarney
    Departure Time
    5h 18m
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Boat
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Jaunting Cart
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Last July2019 we took a jaunting car ride through the Gap of Dunloe and a boat trip down the lakes to our starting point at Killarney. What an amazing experience and what fun! Jerry, who took us by horse and cart had us in stitches...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mart53A
    Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

    This was one of the most beautiful places we hiked in Ireland. The walk is long but well worth the effort.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Jacqueline S
    Reviewed 10 June 2019

    The day started out misty, but that just made the trip through the gap more magical. Pulled by "Angel" we enjoyed a ride through the gap with rhododendron-clad mountains on either side. When we finished the gap we had a picnic lunch at Lord Brandon's...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Jean M
    Reviewed 8 June 2019

    Took the family on the "half day" trip from 11-3:15 and that includes 1 hr for lunch. You take a horse and trap through the gap of Dunloe and that takes about 1.25 hours. Be aware, depending on which driver/horse you get, you may be...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank bekntony
    Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

    This was amazing tour. I recommend everyone to walk the gap or cycle. It’s not so steep and hard walk and I think it’s much nicer then riding with horse. Return back with the boat was picturesque but I recommend having some warmer clothes for...More

    3  Thank 361monikam
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