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Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours

Ard Ross, Ross Castle Road, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 6631052
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Ranked #10 of 36 activities in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Owner description: O’Connor Autotours, Killarney was established in 1945 to cater for the transport requirements of overseas visitors to Ireland and in particular the... more » Owner description: O’Connor Autotours, Killarney was established in 1945 to cater for the transport requirements of overseas visitors to Ireland and in particular the South West of Ireland.We are committed to providing a highly personal, quality service ensuring that your use of our service will be a pleasant and memorable experience. You will find our guides knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to share a joke with you! « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We loved the Ring of Kerry day tour! The Wild Kerry tour was about five hours long and included stops at all of the most beautiful spots on this scenic route. There is no way I would want to drive the Ring myself, as it's incredibly treacherous and because there is no way a driver could enjoy the stunning view.... More

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Loves Park, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

not normally a coach tour person, but the O'Connors were recommended by our b & b owner. great advice, so happy we went on the tour. very friendly, nicely paced, and incredibly informative. our guide, John, was happy to answer any questions and had fun tips and commentary during the day trip. highly recommend everyone to relax and enjoy the... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I normally don't do bus tours, but my man needed a break from driving in Ireland. John (the driver/tour guide) was very personable, and a great kisser (LOL)!! He had a good sense of humor, and was an exceptional tour guide. Highly recommend this tour.

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OCONNORAUTOTOURS, Manager at Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, responded to this review

Thanks for your “Great Day on the Ring” review – glad you both enjoyed your day out on the Ring of Kerry and had a chance to park the car up, relax and take in the scenery for the day instead. Thanks too for your kind comments re driver guide John O’Neill – he is indeed “very personable” and an... More

Neptune Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

First, let me say that this tour is not for the weak stomached, as the Ring of Kerry is a very topsy-turvy series of roads. With that said, my fiance and I had a great time on this tour! John was absolutely hilarious and really easy to listen to as he described the scenery and history. We stopped for so... More

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OCONNORAUTOTOURS, Manager at Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, responded to this review

Thanks for your five star Trip Advisor review of our Ring of Kerry day tour program. As you suggest the roads around the Ring of Kerry can be quite daunting so we do get a lot of visitors with hire cars opting to join our Ring of Kerry tour as it gives them a break for the day and the... More

Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

rainy cold day but the tour was great! stopped at several spits along the way for photo shots in addition to towns and other interesting spots. Driver was great- very knowledgeable, fun and funny. Definitely recommend this tour!

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OCONNORAUTOTOURS, Manager at Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, responded to this review

Thanks for your “Great Tour” review and recommendation for our Ring of Kerry program. Even on a cold rainy day this sightseeing tour can be enjoyable with lots of interesting stops enroute as well as fun and informative commentary provided by the driver guide. Again glad you enjoyed you day out with Wild Kerry Daytours and thanks for providing review... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The places John picked out for us to see were spectacular and well worth the long journey from Dublin on the train. I am from Singapore which has boring scenery, so this was a breath of fresh air. As an arborist I found the Killarney National Park & moss forest fascinating & would really have liked to have been left... More

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OCONNORAUTOTOURS, Manager at Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post Trip Advisor review and upload photos of your day out on our Ring of Kerry tour. Even based in Dublin it is possible to join our Ring of Kerry tour by taking the early morning train from Dublin which arrives in Killarney in time for the Ring of Kerry tour – and... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Despite very bad weather the driver made us chuckle from the minute we got in the van! Great tour guide with lots of local knowledge and great sights to be seen. Killarney and Kerry are still beautiful on the windiest and wettest days! Stopping off at the waterfall in the national park was the perect end to the trip. Definatatly... More

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OCONNORAUTOTOURS, Manager at Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, responded to this review

Glad our sometimes stormy winter weather didn’t dampen your spirits on your day out around the Ring of Kerry. As you suggest Killarney & the surrounding region can be quite scenic even in the wildest of weather – the Atlantic coast line in particular can be quite stunning with its powerful waves as well as Torc waterfall. Luckily travellers don’t... More

Kirkland, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My friend and I were on a traveling adventure during 2013 and spent the month of July in Ireland. It has taken me awhile to write this review, but I promised John O'Neill I would! This tour is perfect if you want to cover a lot of ground and get to know the county of Kerry. You will see beautiful... More

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OCONNORAUTOTOURS, Manager at Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, responded to this review

“Great Ring of Kerry Bus Tour” says it all and thanks for taking the time out to say it! We are delighted you enjoyed your day tour program and all the sight enroute as well as the optional visit to the sheep dog show. Hopefully you enjoyed the rest of your travel around Ireland. Thanks to for your praise of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I had originally planned to rent a bike and go exploring on my own, but the weather was particularly nasty during my stay and I'm so glad I went on the Ring of Kerry tour in a warm bus instead. My driver and tour guide was "Papa" John O'Neill and he made my time in Killarney magical. I couldn't have... More

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OCONNORAUTOTOURS, Manager at Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your five star review of our Ring of Kerry tour. Killarney is a great location to explore by bike however the weather does not away cooperate! As you found however our Ring of Kerry is a good alternative for a days sightseeing in the region. Driver Guide John O’Neill will take good care... More

Winter Garden, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My daughter and I took the tour in November. This was the kind of tour I prefer because it takes us to different places without requiring miles of walking. It is an all-day tour where the guide picks up and returns you to your hotel. The cost was also well worth the money we paid. The scenery and the locations... More

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OCONNORAUTOTOURS, Manager at Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post Trip Advisor review and upload photos of your day out on our Ring of Kerry tour. Gad you and your daughter thoroughly enjoyed the day and were able to avail of our complementary pick up service. Thanks to for your kind comments about Ring of Kerry tour driver John O’Neill – even... More

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