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Reviewed yesterday

Save money and drive yourself. Minimal issues. The odd bus and truck at pinch points but if you are used to right hand drive vehicles it is no problem to do. valentia island ferry to top of mountain the best aspect.

Thank Dick A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Ring of Kerry tour doesn’t live up to the hype. We went on a Paddywagon bus because we read over and over how dangerous the drive is. We were also told this by locals and friends that have made the trip. You only get...More

Thank asmith6688
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have read some of the poor reviews and can see, to an extent, their points. It is a long drive and, I should imagine, that it could become tiresome as there are "less spectacular" areas en route, but could that not be said of...More

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove the Ring of Kerry, started out early on a Sunday morning. First hour - hour + a half was beautiful, gorgeous views the whole way along. Really enjoyable. From then onwards we met many many cyclists - all of course within their right...More

Thank WhereToTry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was included in our Tauck Tour via the tour bus. The road is very narrow as are the bridges and the road is winding. There are several turn off’s for picturesque shots. There are also cafe’s for food, gifts and refreshments. This is a...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I called a month ahead to book my trips. On the day of the tour, we reach the rail station and we were told that the tour has been cancelled that day. Apparently the rail company sent a message to viator a week prior to...More

Thank RinkiD19
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

5 of us drove the Ring of Kerry today with our awesome guide Des Phelan ! Des shared some much of his knowledge of the area and its history... It was fantastic! It seemed more and more beauty awaited us at every turn ! It...More

Thank Gene E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ring of Kerry drive offers a chance to see a lot of the local scenery as well as one or two locations we fancied investigating enroute (note: if you're doing the driving you'll be missing a lot of the scenery, unless it's dead ahead,...More

Thank Halfhighlander
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no right or wrong way to take in this scenic drive. We went the same direction as the buses, which worked out great because then we never had to try to squeeze past them and the scenery opened up toward us instead of...More

Thank RCIT
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very long trip! Start early! But worth it... Drive clockwise and get out of the car as much as possible. My recommended stops: Ross Castle (so picturesque!), Muckross House (walk around the grounds for free, beautiful gardens), Torch Waterfall (small parking lot, it's just...More

Thank TammyJ96
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19 July 2018|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
You can drive in either direction, it is recommended to drive counter clockwise-same direction as busses, to avoid issues of backing up on narrow roads and cliffs. I drove it after taking a Buss, I recommend going with the... More
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3 April 2018|
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Response from bobjanh | Reviewed this property |
Can be done but a very good chance you will spend the day driving rather than taking in and enjoying the sites. Not really recommended unless you have no other options.
1 May 2017|
Response from janemarion99 | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry I can't help you as we had a hire-car. Good luck.