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Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Skellig Ring,Kerry Cliffs and Valentia from Kenmare

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    The "Ring of Kerry" is a spectacular scenic route in south west Ireland. A private tour with us is the best way to enjoy all the sights and scenery the route has to offer. You can fully be in charge of the itinerary. Compared with coach tours, we can make more stops (of your choice) and travel to places where buses have no access.

    The Ring of Kerry is a world-famous route following the N70, N71 and R562 roads in a circular direction around the Iveragh peninsula. The route starts in the town Killarney and passes through the towns and villages of (in order): Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem, Kenmare, and finally back to Killarney.

    A private tour of the Ring of Kerry has great advantages. Of course you can visit the well known places of interest (for example: Muckross House and Gardens, Coomakista Pass, Kerry Bog Village and the Torc Waterfalls). In addition, we can show you lesser known places that are equally impressive.
    • Cromwell's Bridge is a mysterious bridge in the centre of Kenmare. Folklore goes it does not get its name from Oliver Cromwell but is named after the Irish word croimeal - which means moustache!
    • The Stone Circle in Kenmare is the largest of its kind in south-western Ireland.
    • The Skelligs Ring boasts panaramic views of massive cliffs. The Skellig Islands can be seen in the distance.
    • On Valentia Island, humans have been active from at least 4,560 B.C. Along with stunning scenery, Valentia Island is home to the Skellig Experience and Valentia Heritage Museum. At the Valentia Slate Quarry, to this day slate is being mined. Slate from here was used for the Opera House in Paris and Westminster Palace in London!
    • Cahergall Fort, Leacanabuiaile Fort and Ballycarbery Castle are all great medieval forts around Cahersiveen. As old as they are, they still dominate the area present-day!

    On our private tour, we can stop anywhere you like. You will not miss any Kodak-moments and we can advise you on great places to have lunch, coffee or an Irish pint of plain.

    Several variations on the official route exist, that include for example Valentia Island and Saint Finian's Bay. The tour can take you to all these places, including of course the famous highlights such as the Gap of Dunloe, Kerry Bog Village, Derrynane House and Gardens, Valentia Island, Muckross House and Ross Castle.
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    Departure Point
    Kenmare town. We can collect you from your hotel and bed & breakfast also.
    Departure Time
    Flexible
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Driver/guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Private tour
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Transport by private vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to certain local attractions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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 days ago

    We were treated to an all-day tour in Peter's van, beginning when he picked us up at Sea Shore Farm Guesthouse. Our day went from parts of the Killarney National Park all the way down to the Skillig Ring and back home about 8 hours...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Emily J
    Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

    Great trip with s local guide. He was very informative and pleasant to be riding with It was a one on one trip and very enjoyable and informational

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Destination731272
    Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

    We did the Ring of Kerry private tour with Brian and we had an incredible time. Brian was sweet, a great driver, and an amazing tour guide. He made the day such a memorable and wonderful experience for us. I highly recommend booking this tour,...More

    Thank alli2289
    Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

    Our family of 5 adults had a great tour organized by Peter Stanley. Our driver, Richard Moxley, was so knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot and had a great time. The weather was foggy and drizzling, but we got lucky with breaks in the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Abbysinian
    Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a fun day on this tour of the Ring of Kerry with our driver, Peter. We were picked up from our BNB in Kenmare right on schedule. Peter took us to some great spots that the big tour buses can’t get to, stone...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Lengel339
    SouthKerryTours, Public Relations Manager at South Kerry Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2019

    Hi Pam and Larry. That was a great day for me as well. Thanks for booking and coming.

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    Amy C
    18 June 2018|
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    Response from kevans1992 |
    You can take the 252 bus by Bus Eireann at the Parnell Place bus stop in Cork and it will get you to Kenmare in 4 hours. Bus Eireann is usually pretty cheap. If you’re driving, its only 1 hour and 45 minutes drive.
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