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Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park provided by Paddywagon Day Tours

Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park

Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park
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Tour snapshot
Learn about the Ring of Kerry through insightful guided commentary
Duration:
11h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
58
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Get the full experience of the Ring of Kerry without the need to rent a car on this tour from Cork. Let a professional driver navigate the narrow, winding roads while you focus on the stunning scenery. Highlights include Killarney National Park, Dingle Bay, and Sneem, among other Ring of Kerry landmarks. While traveling, learn in-depth information about the area through your guide's commentary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Leave the driving to the experts as you focus on the scenery
  • Multiple stops throughout the day give a comprehensive picture of the region
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in Cork
What to expect
Catch your coach in Cork, where you can settle in to a comfortable seat and enjoy the views on the ride to Killarney: the day's first stop. Have a look around the town before proceeding to Killorglin, home to the ancient Puck Fair, a Celtic festival dating to 1613.  Proceed along the Ring of Kerry to the Dingle Peninsula, where you stop at Inch Beach, Dingle Bay, and other spots to get views of the Skellig Islands. Next up is Waterville, perched on Ballinskelligs Bay and home to one of Ireland's most famous golf clubs. Drive through the colorful village of Sneem, where the Sneem River meets Kenmare Bay, and then on to Killarney National Park, one of the first in Ireland. Make a stop at the tumbling Torc Waterfall and maybe see some of the local red deer before heading back to Cork.  With all the driving on narrow roads, you'll be glad you booked a tour including transportation instead of going it on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Leave the driving to the experts as you focus on the scenery
  • Multiple stops throughout the day give a comprehensive picture of the region
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in Cork
What to expect
Catch your coach in Cork, where you can settle in to a comfortable seat and enjoy the views on the ride to Killarney: the day's first stop. Have a look around the town before proceeding to Killorglin, home to the ancient Puck Fair, a Celtic festival dating to 1613.  Proceed along the Ring of Kerry to the Dingle Peninsula, where you stop at Inch Beach, Dingle Bay, and other spots to get views of the Skellig Islands. Next up is Waterville, perched on Ballinskelligs Bay and home to one of Ireland's most famous golf clubs. Drive through the colorful village of Sneem, where the Sneem River meets Kenmare Bay, and then on to Killarney National Park, one of the first in Ireland. Make a stop at the tumbling Torc Waterfall and maybe see some of the local red deer before heading back to Cork.  With all the driving on narrow roads, you'll be glad you booked a tour including transportation instead of going it on your own.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 8962P19
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • USB Ports at every Seat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Paddywagon Tours Cork, 9 Bridge St, Centre, Cork, T23 KW89, Ireland Check into our Paddywagon Tourist Office/Bridge St Tourist Office (next to St Patrick's Bridge) - 08:30am
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Toddlers/Babies require a childseat/booster. Please advise at time of booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for the pickup point and collection time specified in the booking.
  • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick-up locations offered by Paddywagon Tours, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 17:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note that changes are only guaranteed once confirmed in writing by us.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • USB Ports at every Seat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Paddywagon Tours Cork, 9 Bridge St, Centre, Cork, T23 KW89, Ireland Check into our Paddywagon Tourist Office/Bridge St Tourist Office (next to St Patrick's Bridge) - 08:30am
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Toddlers/Babies require a childseat/booster. Please advise at time of booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for the pickup point and collection time specified in the booking.
  • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick-up locations offered by Paddywagon Tours, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 17:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note that changes are only guaranteed once confirmed in writing by us.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
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Last updated: Jul 15, 2020
A note from Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park
Please note the H&S measures may change due to government guidelines.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Paddywagon Tours Cork
    9 Bridge St, Centre, Cork, T23 KW89, Ireland
    Check into our Paddywagon Tourist Office/Bridge St Tourist Office (next to St Patrick's Bridge) - 08:30am
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Paddywagon Day Tours
  • 1
    Killarney
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Killorglin
  • 2
    Ring of Kerry
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Waterville Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Sneem
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Killarney National Park
  • 5
    Torc Waterfall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Paddywagon Day Tours
  • You'll return to the starting point
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E B
1 contribution
Oof. Where to begin...

This was, in short, one of the worst travel experiences I have had. The Ring of Kerry itself is gorgeous, but find another provider or means of visiting.

The bus was as advertised as having as inclusive “ Air -conditioned vehicle /
WiFi on board/ USB Ports at every Seat.”

The bus had none of those things. This was more than an inconvenience and resulted in a number of us losing our phone batteries, unable to use them for pictures or communication.

The temperature in the bus for those in the back was also excessively uncomfortable throughout as the AC appeared not to be working.

The bus had clearly also not been cleaned prior to departure. The seat in front me of had old chewed gum and liquid stains, and most were in similar condition. In the time of Covid, this is more than an oversight.

Even worse, one passenger became nauseous and vomited at the back of the bus. The driver/ guide had no cleaning supplies and put the responsibility for cleaning the accident on the passenger. The passenger did not clean or disinfect the mess adequately (using napkins from a restaurant), and the driver/guide made no attempt to address this for the remaining half of the trip.

The guide, further, was repeatedly rude and abrasive throughout.

This was all hugely disappointing and falsely advertised. The Irish landscape redeemed it somewhat, which is more than I can say for the company. They were (unsurprisingly) unapologetic and non-responsive after my first inquiry for a refund.
Written August 14, 2022
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JD
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Friends
Phenomenal tour with the most beautiful sights along the way. John our driver made the day so very enjoyable. Very knowledgeable, pleasant and funny. Had plenty of time to stop for breaks, food and LOTS of photo opportunities. A must do.
Written August 5, 2022
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Christine T
London, UK7 contributions
Family
Excellent tour. Our driver John was brilliant and entertaining. My granddaughter was throughly entertained. I will definitely be using Paddywagon
Written July 30, 2022
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Lisa M
Bognor Regis, UK101 contributions
Easy pick up from Cork and a full day with some good stops along the way to eat/drink and get some great photos of the beautiful scenery or do some shopping. Our driver/guide was a lovely guy and good fun, but it would have been nice to have a local guide with better knowledge of the history and folklaw of the area.
Overall, a good day out and good value
Written July 28, 2022
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Elena O
1 contribution
Really enjoyed the tour with John, he knows a lot and ready to share everything, kept us all very entertained. The day was full of great emotions and will leave good memories. Highly recommended.
Written July 20, 2022
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Adam T
3 contributions
DJs humor added a lot to an already great tour. Just a heads up, since we went on Sunday morning, the McDonald's a very short walk from the tour office seems to have been the only place for coffee before departing cork. The cliffs of moher tour was so busy on the same day that paddywagon tours had to hire in another bus for the ring of kerry, unfortunately the toilet on board hadn't been serviced and smelled something awful, but our guide's warnings were heeded and no one made the mistake of opening it. Just the risk of peak season with record high temperatures I suppose. The jaunting carts at the first stop in Killarney are absolutely worth it, our driver John was a wealth of knowledge and the hour ride was over in what felt like minutes. The national park is absolutely on our list to return and explore further. Several great stops along the trip with plenty of opportunities for food, coffee, and shopping. We had the fish and chips and the beef and Guinness stew at the lobster bar in Waterville. The food was great by any standard, but especially for a "cafeteria" style of serving that had food out very quickly. The beauty of this area cannot be overstated, the high point overlooking the ocean was a gorgeous stop. We stayed a short while in Sneem where many folks grabbed ice cream and souvenirs. We took the time to watch some of the all Ireland hurling finals with a shopkeeper. I would absolutely recommend this tour for anyone interested in the beauty and history of Ireland. It also convinced us to return to the area for a much more focused trip in the future.
Written July 19, 2022
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Kati B
United Kingdom1 contribution
Great way to see the beautiful Ring of Kerry if you don’t have a car. Might even be better than driving a car because you won’t have to worry about the narrowing winding roads. Driver John was very humorous and friendly and also had great knowledge of the area. It’s quite a bit of driving but the stops were perfectly planned (breaks for Irish coffee, lunch in a seaside village, beautiful waterfall, viewpoints for great photo opportunities). Definitely recommend!
Written July 19, 2022
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Laura M
9 contributions
Solo
I have been lucky enough to spend 2 weeks touring Ireland and this trip (Kerry & Cork generally) was the highlight of all. Wouldn't have been able to see Kerry had it not been for this day trip (the roads can be treacherous in places), besides, you'll want to be able to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. The villages we stopped off in were lovely and full of quintessential Irish charm too. Our guide was also extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended.
Written July 18, 2022
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Eric Z
Springfield, VA18 contributions
Couples
Tour is a full day (10.5 hours in our case) - bring charging cables or a back up battery for your phone. WiFi was available and free on our bus… Short review - Fabulous- Stunning views of Southwest Ireland…. Longer review - our driver - Martin - was the EXPERT driver and tour commentator- driving and providing entertaining commentary along the route. The air conditioned bus made many stops along the way. My wife and I opted for the horse and buggy ride though the Killarney National Park (completely optional but well worth it!!!). The place we stopped at for lunch had a buffet waiting for us - we chose the beef stew - I went back and complimented them - best stew I can ever recall having. (I thought the food in England was terrible - I guess my Irish ancestors know how to prepare a meal.). No pressure to eat where they recommended- but it was good/fast and kept us on schedule - there were other options short walk from the bus. The scenery you will see is utterly stunning. Plenty of opportunities for photos. You CAN pick up this tour in Killarney (we started and ended in Cork) - that cuts two hours off the total trip. Long day - but a lot was experienced. Would we do it again? Absolutely.
Written July 17, 2022
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Maria G
Sale, UK7 contributions
Really enjoyable trip around the beautiful Ring of Kerry. Our driver was great fun. Very informative and accommodating.
Made just the right amount of trips. Right choice for lunch stop at Waterville.
The recommended horse and cart trip in Killarney for 14 euros was worth doing.
Overall a good way to see a lot of Kerry in an easy and comfortable way. Well worth the cost.
Written June 18, 2022
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