Create the memories of a lifetime with our Ring of Kerry tour. This guided trip is an essential part of any visit to Ireland. Enjoy the breathtaking sites and scenery for which this country is world famous.
Over 110 miles (179km) in length, this tour passes through some of the most beautiful landscape that this Emerald Isle has to offer. The area has an abundance of history and lore as well as breathtaking views that have long inspired both poets and storytellers. The Ring of Kerry tour earns a place on any travellers wish list.
All our bus tours use mini-coaches with a maximum of 30 seats, this is to ensure a personal experience and complete access to our driver and guide.
The Ring of Kerry tour bus departs at 10:30 am and returns approx. at 5:00pm. We request that you be at our office at 10:00 am to allow ample time to process booking and avoid delays.
This fantastic road trip is designed to ensure experiences and memories, that will last a lifetime. Take in the majestic mountains, breathtaking coastlines and the unspoiled nature. This is one of the most scenic driving routes in Ireland with spectacular views of the Dingle Peninsula, once described in the National Geographic magazine as “the most beautiful place on earth”.
This is a once in a lifetime experience which is truly not to be missed, join us as we visit an array of breathtaking locations.
Upon leaving the beautiful town of Killarney, you will first pass the famous MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range that lies on the Iveragh Peninsula. These mountains are of a Devonian sandstone and were once strongly glaciated, which led to the forming of the famous peaks and meandering valleys. It is home to Irelands highest mountain, Carrantuohill, which stands at 1, 038 meters (3,406 feet).
Following this, our Ring of Kerry tour moves on to visit the town of Killorglin, famous for hosting the yearly Puck Fair festival. This is one of Irelands oldest surviving fairs and dates back to pre-Christian times. The fairs origins are linked to ancient celebrations of a successful harvest, historical references to the event date back to 1613 when King James I signed a charter granting it legal status. This now famous fair celebrated its 400th year in 2013.
Moving on from Killorglin we come to the picturesque village of Glenbeigh. This beautiful village is nestled at the foot of a well-wooded mountain and close to the head of Dingle Bay. It is a very popular destination for families who travel to the beautiful blue flag beach located 1.5km from the village. As the Ring of Kerry tour moves on from Glenbeigh to our next destination of Kells, you will be afforded splendid views of the famous Dingle Bay and Dingle Peninsula.
We come next to the unmissable and charming fishing village of Kells and the beautiful Kells Bay. Framed by a mountainous backdrop and positioned snugly in naturally picturesque surroundings, this vantage point offers breathtaking views of both Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands. Kells is also home to one of Irelands finest blue flag beaches. The breathtaking views of this location are a gift that all visitors hold dear for a lifetime.
Next stop on the Ring of Kerry tour is the town of Cahersiveen which is nestled on the Fertha River and renowned for its natural beauty and wealth of rich historic sites. The old town barracks, constructed in 1870, has been converted into a wonderful heritage centre and dedicated to the rich history of the area. Enjoy the towns unspoiled views of the breathtaking landscape, beaches, rolling forests and so much more.
The coastal village of Waterville is stunningly situated between the wild Atlantic Ocean and the freshwater lake of Lough Currane. This picturesque location was much loved by the famous silent film actor Charlie Chaplin who holidayed here regularly. The town commemorates the much-loved star of the silver screen with a statue. From here the Ring of Kerry tour moves on to Caherdaniel, a gem of a village on the shore of the Derrynane Bay with a landscape that flows from rugged shoreline to the gentle roll of the mountains.
This quaint village is dotted with colourful houses and comprises two main squares, north and south. In the centre of the village lies a bridge which joins these two squares. In Irish, the town is called “An tSaidhm”, which when translated into English actually means “The Knot”. One explanation of the origins of this name comes from where the Sneem river meets the currents of Kenmare Bay and the resulting visible knot-like swirls in the waters. The village has many public sculptures and freely offers an abundance of charm.
As the Ring of Kerry tour begins its return journey back to the town of Killarney, we pass through the beautiful natural surroundings of Killarney National Park. This is a trip along steep roads while surrounded on all sides by magnificent views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks. The Killarney National Park is over 25,425 acres and is also the country’s first established national park. Woodland has covered this area for over 10,000 years and evidence of Bronze Age habitation dating back over 4,000 years have been discovered. The park is teeming with natural wildlife, eye-catching floral settings and an abundance of soul-soothing tranquillity.
With over 30 years’ experience and industry expertise, Corcoran Tours and Executive Travel are leaders in the delivery of first-class tours and travel. Let us show you the some of the wonderful bounties that this island has to offer.
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