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Gap of Dunloe Tours & Lakes of Killarney

7 High Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Great Experience

We had considered doing a DIY trip but for us it was much easier to book this tour. It meant no... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Stephen O
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Holybourne, United Kingdom
Terrible service

This is not a profesionally run company at all and there are many better alternatives for touring... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Ken C
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Belle Mead, New Jersey, United States
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Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killarney (Full Day Tour) This is an adventure and a tour. Vintage Bus to Kate Kearney's Cottage, then a journey ahead of 12 km (7mls) of wonderful scenery for walking enthusiasts. Jaunting Carts are available at extra cost from Kate Kearney's to Lord Brandon's. Bike hire can be arranged morning of tour with option to take Bike on the Boat. This adventure can also be done in reverse( starting at Rosscastle)
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  • Average4%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“vintage bus” (3 reviews)
“boat ride” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7 High Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We had considered doing a DIY trip but for us it was much easier to book this tour. It meant no worries about parking vehicles and wondering if a boat would be available at Lord Brandon's. We were staying near Kate Kearney's and could have...More

Thank Stephen O
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is not a profesionally run company at all and there are many better alternatives for touring The Gap of Dunloe. We took the tour on a Saturday. There were double the number of passengers to fit on the boat from Ross Castle. There was...More

Thank Ken C
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Mary O, Guest Relations Manager at Gap of Dunloe Tours & Lakes of Killarney, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your email. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your day tour with us. We apologize for the logistics issues that occurred on the morning of your tour. Our Full Day Tours run in both directions and when you depart from...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Made a trip to Killarney for the weekend and this tour was defiantly the highlight for us. Our boat driver Tadhg brought us around the lakes and told us the history of the area. The views were breathtaking from beginning to end. After the boat...More

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Mary O, Owner at Gap of Dunloe Tours & Lakes of Killarney, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, and glad you enjoyed the trip. Looking forward to seeing you again with us :-)

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

So, lots of people sell these tours through the Gap of Dunloe - most of them take you from Ross Castle to Kate Kearney's Cottage, where you then get on a pony trap through the gap to another cottage, where you then take a boat...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My three children and I (their mama) just completed the Gap Of Dunloe Tours experience. It was my second tour (I experienced one three Springs ago), and their first. Eddie (a Killarney native) was our tour guide for the day and he was warm, endearing,...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Mary O, Owner at Gap of Dunloe Tours & Lakes of Killarney, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Hi Rebecca, Thank you very much for such a lovely review. We were happy to be of any assistants to you and your children. enjoy the rest of your trip, and we at Gap of Dunloe Tours look forward to meeting you again soon. Safe...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Gap of Dunloe Tours is a company that facilitates walks or rides through the Gap of Dunloe and a boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney. They drop you off on the road through the gap, with instructions about how to catch the boats when...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

my two daughters grand daughter and my self took bus from 7 high street to cate k cottage there 3of us took a jaunting cart while my other daughter rode a horse mike was the driver and his horse was tom my daughter rode rosie...More

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Mary O, Front Office Manager at Gap of Dunloe Tours & Lakes of Killarney, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi there and many thanks for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip with us and that you got to experience the Gap in all it's glory. We look forward to catering to your touring needs on your next visit to Killarney. b

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

My mother, and my sister and I had booked the tour through Old Weir Lodge where we were staying. Everything started out fine. Nice ride to the cottage and a nice ride through the Gap on the pony cart ride. It cost us 100 euros....More

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Mary O, Public Relations Manager at Gap of Dunloe Tours & Lakes of Killarney, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Cincoy, You did not book a tour with us or use or company for your tour. Please be sure to contact your Bed & Breakfast provider for details on your tour provider and you can write your review on their TripAdvisor Page. We are...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we booked a trip with O'Connors to hike the gap and return by boat to Killarney. It all started out well, the van picked us up and took us to Kate Kearneys Cottage where we were told that the boat on the other end...More

Thank Terra S
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It was a beautifull tour with the most amazing views. We especially loved the trip trough the gap itself. We were very lucky with the weather, we had a clear blue sky with about 26 degrees. When booking it we thought it was quite pricey,...More

Thank Thomas K
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cheryl662291
24 April 2016|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
We had 45 minutes at the end to grab a bite before the boat left and we stopped for a lot of pics. That being said, it is 11 km or 7 mi in 2.25 hours with ~150ft of elevation. We passed bikers who couldn't handle the slope.
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