Ring of Kerry & Killarney day tour from Cork
The enchanting county of Kerry will give you a window into the most magnificent scenery from soaring hills to rolling landscapes scattered with traditional stone walls. The rugged coastline is unsurpassed, with views that you will want to photograph, as is the buzz of the traditional town of Killarney town.
The first stop on our tour will take you back in time to the Kerry Bog Village in Glenbeigh. Irish rural life from days gone come alive in this folk village. Wander through thatched cottages, visit a traditional farm house and meet the resident Irish wolfhounds. You might even choose to treat yourself to a little something to drink at the Red Fox Inn.
From Glenbeigh, we travel around of the Iveragh Peninsula, along the most beautiful stretch of coastline. The next stops are at Waterville and Coomakista, two of Kerry’s most scenic stops with panoramic views stretching from the mountains to the sea. Looking towards the ocean will give you a view of the iconic Skellig Islands, Celtic pyramids reaching out from the sea. These natural monuments were famously featured in the recent Star Wars movie. Our next stop on the famous Ring of Kerry is Sneem, nestled in the sheltered waters of Kenmare Bay. Sneem is a beautiful Irish seaside village with wonderful choices for a traditional Irish lunch. Choose a bacon and cabbage - an Irish staple or since you are beside the sea, freshly caught fish served with chips.
After our lunch stop be prepared for a drive you will never forget with unrivalled views. Verging deep into the MacGillycuddy's Reek mountains and the moody Black Valley, numerous scenic viewpoints can be found along the route. Moll’s Gap mountain pass, Ladies View lookout (a favourite spot of Queen Victoria) and, even a Leprechaun crossing. Along the shores of Lough Leane, we drive through a real-life emerald forest as the woodlands of Ireland’s last native oak trees. We arrive into Killarney, most often voted the most beautiful town in Ireland. Killarney has so much to offer. Choose to spend your time seeing the surrounding area from a traditional horse and cart or walk the streets soaking up the atmosphere.
On our trip back to Cork City, we leave the beautiful Kingdom of Kerry, crossing the border and travelling back to our starting point, where you can put your feet up and relax, taking time to look through your photographic memories.