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The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour provided by Walk With Me

The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour

The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour
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About
Walk With Me include in their motor tours the classic and world renowned one day driving route that is The Ring of Kerry. This private motor tour along a section of The Wild Atlantic Way touring route starts in Killarney and takes you on a journey of dramatic sea views, sheer cliffs and ever changing skies which is also part of the recently designated International Dark Sky Reserve.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 113811P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Covid-19 Prevention Compliance, Sanitizer & Wipes. Vehicle deep-cleaned before and after each tour.
Exclusions
  • Lunch and admission fees to attractions are not included
  • Entry/Admission - Kerry Bog Village Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Derrynane House
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from wherever you are staying in Killarney and the surrounding area.
  • Ports:
  • Kerry Airport
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Covid-19 Prevention Compliance, Sanitizer & Wipes. Vehicle deep-cleaned before and after each tour.
Exclusions
  • Lunch and admission fees to attractions are not included
  • Entry/Admission - Kerry Bog Village Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Derrynane House
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from wherever you are staying in Killarney and the surrounding area.
  • Ports:
  • Kerry Airport
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 13, 2021
A note from The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour
Ray and Mary are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and have been awarded the Irish State Tourism Board (Fáilte Ireland) Safety Charter in respect of Covid-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kerry Bog Village Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Cahergall Fort
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Waterville Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Derrynane House
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Torc Waterfall
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lynnette
2 contributions
Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher
Aug 2019
Ray took us on a fun filled 2-day tour to Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher. He was very knowledgable and made you feel like family. Ray has a terrific sense of humor and it was a pleasure to get to know him and share in some of his experiences.
Written September 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you most sincerely for your very kind review of your 2-day tour with me in August. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your time in Ireland and took home some great memories. Bye for now - "Slán Tamaill" Ray.
Written September 29, 2019
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Gretchen V
2 contributions
What a great tour guide!
Sep 2019 • Friends
Ray and Mary did a wonderful job of understanding what we were looking for and going the extra mile to deliver. What a fantastic day of learning, exploring, having fun while all the time seeing the gorgeous countryside. If afforded the opportunity to return to Ireland I will definitely use them again!!
Written September 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your very kind review of your recent tour with me. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your time in Ireland. Please pass on my best regards to all the ladies. Bye for now, Ray & Mary
Written September 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jessckt
5 contributions
Fun Filled 3 Day Adventure
Jul 2019
We had a marvelous time exploring Killarney with Ray. He picked us up at Shannon airport (with a sign) and we immediately felt comfortable and excited for our journey. We saw the Gap of Dunloe and Killarney national park, did a Ring of Kerry tour (including great spots off of the typical path), and went to Galway stopping at some great places along the way. Ray was incredibly accommodating and always willing to lend a helping hand. The van was large and comfortable. Ray knew so much information and shared a lot of it with us (he was able to answer every question no matter how obscure) and provided great recommendations. There is no better way to see this area than to do so with Ray and Mary!
Written August 18, 2019
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Thank you for your fantastic Review, I am glad you enjoyed the tour and the many sights and attractions including Killarney, Galway and the many historical landmarks we visited. Wishing you all the best and hopefully we will meet again in the future on your next visit to Ireland. Bye for now. Ray.
Written August 19, 2019
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Joyce B
Lewes, DE9 contributions
Great tour of Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula
Aug 2019
We spent two days with Mary. She was a great guide. She took us to some of the Of the way places that were beautiful. She quickly got a good sense of what we liked and what we didn’t and adjusted the tour accordingly. She provided us with great local restaurant recommendations and advice about how to spend the rest of our time in County Kerry. She drives well on difficult roads and is a fun person to be with. You cannot do much better
Written August 4, 2019
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Thank you for your great Review. It was a great fun day touring with you both and it was a pleasure showing you all the great scenery and attractions Kerry has to offer especially the out of the way places! Best Regards Mary
Written August 5, 2019
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cbolger
Chester Springs, PA17 contributions
The best way to see Ireland!
Jul 2019 • Family
Ray was absolutely incredible! He was so knowledgeable. We had such a great time talking with him along our tour of the Ring of Kerry one day and the Slea Head the next day. I wish I would have booked him for our entire trip! This is the BEST way to see Ireland, especially Ring of Kerry and Slea Head. We didn't have to worry about driving and Ray took care of everything (including where we should eat lunch)! He had great suggestions for the rest of our trip. I cannot recommend him enough!
Written July 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review of your recent two day tour with me to The Ring of Kerry and The Dingle Peninsula. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your time with me and I'm sure you had a great time for the remainder of your tour around Ireland. Thanks for your great company and generosity, very much appreciated. Please pass on my best regards to all. Slán tamaill - Goodbye for a while. Ray.
Written July 26, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mikkelthomsen
2 contributions
The best time
Jul 2019 • Friends
Thanks to Ray for a wonderful trip, first by boat in the Lakes of killarney and then through a part of the Kerry way past Torc mountain. We knew nothing of the area when we first arrived, so we decided to try out a guided tour. And boy oh boy, was it good! Originally our tour was planned for a friday. However the weather forecast promised rain, so Ray actually called us and we resceduled for thursday instead. During the tour we got lots of information about the history of the areas we went through, and also a lot of inside knowledge about the lay of the land. It motivated us so much, that we are already planning to come back next year and do the entire ring of kerry. We feel very comfortable with the thought now, and it's only because Ray was such an amazing guide. So thank you both Ray and Mary for an amazing day in killarney. Lots og love from the Vikings!
Written July 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent boat trip and hike through the Lakes of Killarney & National Park with me. It was a great day and thoroughly enjoyable, you were both great company and I hope you had a good day on the following day when you revisited the Killarney National Park. The Vikings will always be welcome in Killarney! Bye for now. Ray.
Written July 20, 2019
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JoAnn B
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA7 contributions
A Dream Vacation to Ireland...Thank You Ray Walsh!
Jun 2019 • Family
Ray and Mary Walsh came highly recommended by a good friend, we were delighted to have such a great recommendation. Our family, six adults, toured Ireland for one week. This being our first trip, one that we have talked about for quite some time, we wanted to have the best experience possible. Upon meeting Ray at the Dublin airport, we immediately felt his warmth, and it was evident that we were going to have one special week in Ireland.

We contacted Ray last year, to book our trip, and ask for his guidance in planning an itinerary. He is very responsive to emails and he quickly responded with a tentative touring itinerary which was just perfect. My husband wanted to play a couple of rounds of golf, Ray suggested a few courses and tee times and worked that into the itinerary. A golfer himself, Ray was knowledgeable about the various courses - a definite plus!

We toured Galway, Clonmacnoise, Connemara, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren National Park, Killarney, The Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head, Ring of Kerry, Skillig, Valentia Island, Blarney Castle, Kinsale, Cahir Castle, Rock of Casher, our tour ended in Dublin.

We toured the countryside in Ray's beautiful, comfortable touring van while listening to Irish music, so fun! His van comfortably seats seven, with plenty of room for luggage and golf clubs. Ray's van was always in pristine condition, easy to spend the day in while touring. Ray is extremely punctual, each day was full, but always at a very relaxing pace. He planned for stops for coffee, knew where the best lunch spots were and knew how to avoid the tour buses.! Ray knew the "hidden gems" we particularly enjoyed The Perfumery in The Burren and "The Quiet Man" Bridge.

Ray truly took care of us, giving us a run-down of the best restaurants, and pubs in each city. We celebrated my husband's birthday while in Killarney and I asked Ray for a recommendation for dinner. He personally called the restaurant and made dinner reservations for us. All of his recommendations were spot on, we always told him that he never steered us wrong!

Ray's vast knowledge of history, the local culture and customs is amazing. From ancient Irish history to modern day Irish music and artists, he is a wealth of knowledge. He would carefully listen to our questions, and always address us by name when answering, such a nice touch!

Ray Walsh knows a lot of people! From hotel and B&B owners to a local sheep herder, museum guides and several others along the way, it was evident that Ray's warm nature fosters genuine relationships.

One week with Ray Walsh was phenomenal, it couldn't have been any better. Our family vacation was a dream come true. We became quite attached to Ray, and honestly we were very sad to say good bye in Dublin.

Without a doubt we would highly recommend Walk With Me - Ray and Mary Walsh!
Written June 29, 2019
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Hi JoAnn, Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me in Ireland. Both Mary and I , really appreciate the time you took to review and comment on the many places we visited and experiences that you all had during your time here. I can sincerely say that you were the best of company and you all made my job so easy and enjoyable, listening to The Pogues and The Saw Doctors will never be the same again. We hope that you all had a great time in Scotland and returned safely to the U.S. Long life and happiness to you all. Slán Tamaill - Goodbye for a while. Ray & Mary.
Written July 1, 2019
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AuTiger609
Auburn, AL88 contributions
The BEST Way to see Ireland!
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had the fortune of having a week long tour with Mary and Ray for our 10th Anniversary trip to Ireland; we had Mary the first 2 days and Ray for the remaining 5 days, and they both made sure we had the trip of a lifetime!

We spent two fantastic days with Mary--the 1st seeing the Dingle Peninsula and the 2nd exploring the Ring of Kerry. Mary was so friendly and a true wealth of information about Ireland, its people, its customs, etc. She took us multiple places that were 'off the beaten path,' and/or that we wouldn't have known to stop at if we were on our own--a little church ruin here, a little circle of standing stones there, a spot along the Ring of Kerry where you could hold a baby lamb, etc etc. She was great at pointing out and stopping at spots that were great photo opportunities, and always offered to take our picture for us. One moment that stuck out was that when we went to a sheep dog demonstration, she made sure to go a little ahead of us so she could save us a prime spot to watch everything; another was that when I managed to get some stains on my shirt, she had a spare sweater ready to go that she lent me for the day. She had great recommendations for restaurants, food, etc to stop at, and she did an excellent job of guiding us/providing us information when we needed it, while also giving us opportunities to explore and spend time on our own when needed. She also knew the ins and outs of driving on Ireland's twisty and narrow roads so that we didn't have to worry about it! Finally, Mary took a genuine interest in our lives, and told us a bit about hers, too, so we were never at a loss for interesting discussions; she was extremely easy to talk to, and probably one of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve ever met. I can’t say enough good things about her!

After our tour with Mary, Ray showed us 5 more amazing days in Ireland. He took us to see Cobh, the Jameson distillery in Middleton, and Kinsale; up to Cong (where we stayed at the amazing Ashford hotel for 2 nights), with a stop at Cliffs of Moher on the way; to see the Connemara region, including a stop at Kylemore Abbey; to Clonmacnoise en route to Dublin; and then gave us tours of Dublin as well as Glendalough and Avoca in Co Wicklow. For every city/stop/attraction we went to, he made sure to give us an overview/orientation to where we were, including what was required to enter, where to eat, what things to make sure we did while we were there, etc. He always made sure we knew exactly where he’d pick us up when we were done, and was always punctual, and did a great job keeping track of time/how long we could spend at each place. He’d even drop us off and pick us up at night from dinner and/or shows we saw that weren’t part of our tour with him. He knew so much about Ireland and the life there —- I don’t think there is a single question we had that he didn’t know the answer to!— and was fun to talk to about many other topics, too. He also played us several different kinds of Irish music as he drive us around the countryside, which really added to the experience, IMO. Ray was also good to point out some great photo ops to us, and made sure to take us to what was really worth seeing vs places that were just popular due to tourist hype. Finally, he was also a huge help when I was planning this trip a year ago — he gave me so much advice via email that helped me plan a great trip.

So if you want a private tour of Ireland customized to your preferences, with lots of interesting convos along the way, you can’t go wrong with Mary and Ray! (Especially if you don’t want to mess with driving on the opposite side of the winding and narrow roads!) They will definitely provide an experience that you will never forget!
Written June 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Holly & John, Thank you for your very kind and wonderful review, I think it is fair to say you really enjoyed your trip to Ireland. We hope you experienced the true Ireland, it's people and culture which we always try to show and you have many happy memories of your vacation and anniversary here and we wish you and your family the very best for the future. Best Regards Ray & Mary
Written June 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BKS
Durham, NC3 contributions
Delightful!
May 2019 • Friends
We just returned from touring with Ray for four days. He was excellent in so many ways--informative, generous with his time and kind and caring. A complete gentleman! He took us to many out of the way places on the Beara Peninsula, in Killarney, on the Ring of Kerry and also from Killarney to Dingle. We were a group of four who rode in comfort and enjoyed hearing Ray share information and stories. He also gave us recommendations for meals and much more assistance when we asked. We highly recommend Ray and Mary. It was such a fun time in such a fabulous country. Thank you, Ray.
Written May 15, 2019
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Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent 4 day tour with me to the South West of Ireland. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed the tour and returned home with some great memories of your time here. You were all very pleasant company and made my job so easy and enjoyable. Long life and happiness to you all. Slán tamaill - goodbye for a while. Ray.
Written May 16, 2019
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kddm2015
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Great time on the ring of Kerry and skelling tour
May 2019 • Couples
Ray was charming and knowledgeable. He collected us from our hotel and gave amazing explanations throughout the entire tour while allowing us to decide what we wanted to see as well. Highly recommend
Written May 12, 2019
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Thank you for your kind Review of your recent tour with me to The Ring of Kerry & The Skellig Ring. I am pleased that you all enjoyed your day with me touring the south west of Ireland. Bye for now. Ray.
Written May 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Trip through and around Cork was excellent - beyond expectations!
I gave Ray less than 12 hours notice but he gave me a terrific and thorough tour of Cork and the surrounding areas
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