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The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour
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The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour

By Walk With Me
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$617.33
per group (up to 3)
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$617.33
per group (up to 3)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 7–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Covid-19 Prevention Compliance, Sanitizer & Wipes. Vehicle deep-cleaned before and after each tour.
What's not included
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 113811P1

  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour?
How much is The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour?
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What is the The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour cancellation policy?
The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 113811P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 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
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  • 4
    Derrynane House
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Torc Waterfall
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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LCTravel17
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Excellent Guide/Driver
My husband and I spent two days with Ray touring the Dingle Peninsula, towns and seaside. Ray's knowledge of the l
345mrc
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informative and relaxing
Wow! Our group of 4 first time visitors to Ireland were happy and thankful that we booked a trip with Mary for an a
Wanting2wander
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Serendipitous Adventures
Touring with Mary was like touring with an old family friend. We were greeted with a wide smile and bid farewell wi
ChiChiMa2
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A fabulous day tour!
Our family of 4 was looking for a private tour of the Dingle Peninsula and Walk with me did not disappoint. Ray is
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Stress Free Driving Tour of the Ring of Kerry
I highly recommend booking Mary of Walk with Me Tours for your time in Killarney. As my husband and I planned for o
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Killarney NP Walking Tour
Extraordinary walking tour in Muckross National Park with Ray Walsh. Tailored to our fitness level but with enoug
babykitty405
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Wonderful tour guides! Worth every euro!
My family hired Mary and Ray for three days of tours in western Ireland. I had used Mary before, and would highly r
Kab09241977
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Lovely people & wonderful tour guides!!
We hired a car service to take myself and a friend from Doolin, County Clare to Dingle, County Kerry. Mary Walsh wa
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Amazing!
My friend and I had Mary's services for three lovely, adventurous days. She was incredibly accommodating, kind, inf
Susan L
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Outstanding day
Mary Walsh picked us up at our hotel and spent the day showing us all the beautiful countryside on our way to the c
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Guided Tours of Ireland
One of the main highlights of our trip to Ireland turned out to be our guide, Ray Walsh. He's knowledgable, witty,
Alex J
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Incredible service--personalized and wonderful!
We had the most wonderful trip with Ray! He is kind, very knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. We are a g
abu_elyazia
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The best
We went to visit Cliffs of Moher with Mary walsh from walk with me - Mary has been one the best tour guides we have
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Perfect Ireland experience!
My family and I have used Walk with Me on two separate occasions (June 2016 and August 2019). I cannot think of a
MjCg2013
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Leave the driving to Walk with Me!
Mary Walsh of Walk with Me drove my daughter and I to the small town of Castlemaine, Ireland where my maternal Gran
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kirsten c
Spartanburg, SC4 contributions
Apr 2022
Ray was by far one of the best tour guides we have ever had. We added a fourth person to our Ring of Kerry tour so Mary passed us on to Ray who drove our family around in a comfortable mini van. His knowledge of history and his anecdotes about people were wonderful. The day was filled with prehistoric tetrapods, medieval forts, learning about peat, castle ruins, and incredible Irish natural beauty. We were sad to leave Killarney but thanks to Ray, we look forward to returning to learn more.
Written April 12, 2022
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851rayw
Thank you for your wonderful Review of a great fun day out. We love to show the hidden gems which are not always well known but add a special element to the day's touring. I hope you all got home safely and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written April 13, 2022
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jessckt
5 contributions
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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Cathal L
Ireland9 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
My girlfriend and I booked a day trip around the Ring of Kerry/Skellig Michael with Mary. The day was most enjoyable for us. Mary is a fountain of knowledge so even as an Irish person I learnt so much about the interesting history and culture of county Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is an amazingly scenic drive and I would recommend it to anyone looking to experience Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Written August 15, 2018
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Hi Cathal & Gunn, Thank you for your kind review of your recent tour with me on The Ring of Kerry and your trip to Skellig Michael. I am glad you both enjoyed the day with me. Best Regards Mary.
Written August 17, 2018
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Brienne M
Calgary, Canada58 contributions
Apr 2016 • Business
We took multiple excursions with Ray and Mary Walsh, and we can't say enough good things about them!! Both are charming, knowledgeable, and have a wonderful sense of humour!

Our three tours (the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, and Valentia Island tours) were carefully crafted to suit our interests, and highlight the incredible natural beauty of southwest Ireland. If you have ever done a big bus tour and resented the "you now have 15 minutes to see the attraction, take pictures, visit the gift shop, use the bathrooms, and get back on the bus" approach, you will find Walk With Me to be delightfully refreshing - relaxed and unhurried, we were able to take our time and appreciate the history and beauty of this incredible region. Ray and Mary were delightful hosts, and I would recommend them whole-heartedly!!

Ray and Mary - big hugs from Canada!! =)
Written May 15, 2016
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Ray & I would like to Thank You most sincerely for your very kind review of your recent visit to Ireland and the time you spent in Killarney. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your time here and took away some happy memories of your visit.
Written May 18, 2016
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cbolger
Chester Springs, PA18 contributions
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
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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
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AuTiger609
Auburn, AL88 contributions
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
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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
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ellun_thornton7
Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Solo
I booked an all-day drive with Mary around the Ring of Kerry, with a morning stop for a boat ride to Skellig Michael (weather was too rough for landing, but we circled Little Skellig and Skellig Michael). Mary is a lovely, warm and knowledgeable person who took good care of me. We stopped at the old slate quarry, Muck Ross Mansion and Estates, the Lady's View, Torc Waterfall and other highlights. I would only have wished for another day to stop at even more places. It was a great way to partake of the Ring experience -- better than being on a big bus with lots of tourists, in that we were mobile and could zip around and avoid crowds, and I was not burdened with having to attend to driving (the roads are small and you have to watch for oncoming cars). If I ever go back to the area, I wouldn't hesitate to book with the Walshes again. Killarney is beautiful and well worth the effort of getting out that way.
As to the Skellig Michael boat ride, be advised it can be rough, and there is no knowing prior to arrival. On the day I went, the seas were 3-4 feet; any rougher and I imagine they would have canceled. I thoroughly enjoyed the rough ride, but some of my fellow passengers did not; if you're prone to seasickness, take your remedy in advance. The boats are small and open and there's no place to let fly except over the rail. It might be a good idea not to eat prior, or to avoid eating just before going out. If the seas are rough, you may get thoroughly drenched, so accept the boatman's offer of the fisherman's slicker. I was thrilled to see Little Skellig (I am an avid birdwatcher) and Skellig Michael, although bummed that we could not land that day. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful experience.
Written October 5, 2018
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Hi Ellun, Thank you for your great Review and I am glad you enjoyed your trip around The Skelligs, The Skellig Ring and The Ring of Kerry. Unfortunately the sea did not cooperate with the landing on the day to Skellig Michael as the swell was too high, however hopefully another day you will be more fortunate when you decide to come again and next time the Puffins will be there. I really enjoyed our day together and I am glad you could visit all the sights and attractions at your leisure. I wish you all the best for the future and hopefully one day you will return again. Best Regards Mary.
Written October 7, 2018
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Maryellen D
Virginia6 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
My husband and I had a WONDERFUL DAY touring the Dingle Peninsula with Ray. He is warm, friendly, easy to be with and very knowledgeable about County Kerry and Ireland. He showed us Dingle’s stunning scenery, and shared its history and culture. At the end of the tour he drove around Dingle town pointing out all the best restaurants and pubs (spot on by the way!) which we used for the rest of our time in Dingle. I would absolutely recommend taking a tour with Ray- we had a Great Day!

Maryellen
Written June 23, 2018
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Hi Maryellen & Chris, Thank you most sincerely for your kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me of The Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head. I'm pleased that you both enjoyed the day and will take home with you some great memories of your visit to Ireland. Bye for now and best regards, Ray.
Written June 24, 2018
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katekmc
Peoria, AZ37 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We spent three days with Walk With Me and it was the highlight of our stay in Ireland. Ray picked us up in Galway and took us to Killarney, then spent a day touring the Dingle Peninsula, and then he drove us to Dublin, with more touring along the way. I had asked Ray to for his suggestions on what to see and could not have been happier. He took us to beautiful spots we would have never made it to on our own or with one of those big coach tours. He gave us the history of each area, had wonderful suggestions for places to eat along he way, and was incredibly accommodating for making stops for a photos or to explore. He was always early in picking us up and ready to go. He let us sightsee on our time table and had a delightful commentary as we drove. Ray has great stories. From Galway to Killarney we had a chance to see the Cliffs of Moher, but he also took us on routes not commonly traveled, so we could take in other spots of the beautiful western shoreline. While in Killarney we wanted to take a day trip and at Ray's suggestion we did the Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head tour rather than the Ring of Kerry. It was a much better idea. The views were incredible and Ray had all sorts of perfect little stops along the way to learn more about the history or to see views you would never find otherwise. It felt like we were the only ones taking in these sights rather than competing with the big tours and crowds. Ray also seemed to know everyone as we went and made it feel like we had a true insider view of Ireland. We can't not recommend Walk With Me highly enough. My husband and I felt so fortunate to have booked with them. It made the trip for us.
Written June 5, 2017
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Hi Kate & Sean, I would like to Thank You most sincerely for your very kind and thoughtful detailed Review of your recent tour with me in the West of Ireland and County Kerry. I enjoyed the few days with you and you were great company. I hope you returned safely to your home. We have enjoyed your organic honey and greatly appreciate your generosity. Bye for now. Ray.
Written June 6, 2017
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ipemberton333
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
We just finished our trip around the Ring of Kerry with Mary. She is an absolute pleasure and was an amazing guide. As someone who has never been to Ireland before this was the perfect trip to do. You get to see a lot in a day and she is extremely knowledgable about everything you see. It was nice to not have to worry about driving and to be able to just look out the window and enjoy. She even booked a Skellig Michael boat cruise for us! I highly recommend you book with Ray and Mary Walsh, they are phenomenal.
Written June 3, 2016
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Hi, Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent Ring of Kerry tour with me. I was really delighted that you got the opportunity to experience the Skellig Islands which are a unique place in a remote part of Ireland on the very edge of the continent of Europe. it is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Bye for now and travel well.
Written June 4, 2016
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