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Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney

Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney

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Do as the tourists of bygone years did, and explore Killarney by horse and carriage. The equivalent to a modern taxi, the jaunting car was popular in Ireland through the 19th and early 20th centuries. On this tour, you’ll learn about the area’s history, hearing tales of the Gaelic chieftains as you ride around Killarney National Park. Ross Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Killarney House Gadens are a few of the landmarks on the route.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.72
Price varies by group size
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$37.72
Price varies by group size
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Shore Excursion From Cork: Including Blarney Castle and Kinsale

Shore Excursion From Cork: Including Blarney Castle and Kinsale

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Maximize your time in the beautiful city of Cork on an enriching full-day shore excursion to Blarney Castle and other historical highlights. Greet your courteous guide at Cork Harbour and travel through the splendid Irish countryside to the ancient structure of Blarney Castle. Gain free admission to the 13th-century landmark and kiss the world-renowned Blarney Stone for good luck. Return to Cork for a panoramic coach tour of the city’s sights; visit the charming town of Kinsale; and make a brief stop in Cobh, famed for being the departure point of the ill-fated Titanic, before returning to Cork Harbour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.32
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$73.32
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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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Capture the wild spirit of the Ring of Kerry on an exhilarating full-day tour of the region’s natural highlights from Cork. Travel through the magical landscapes of Kerry and visit an array of quaint villages, blissful beaches, and sweeping valleys. Admire the colorful houses and ancient traditions of Sneem Village; absorb the coastal splendor of Dingle Bay; and gaze at magnificent views of mountains, lakes, and valleys in Killarney National Park. Receive an interesting introduction to the history and culture of Ireland from your expert guide on this enriching tour.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.04
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$53.04
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Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour Cobh

Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour Cobh

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The waterfront town of Cobh in County Cork has a long and fascinating maritime history. Avoid wasting time wandering aimlessly with this guided tour, which is designed by a local historian. See key maritime sights around town, and learn about Cobh’s connections to the Titanic and Lusitania, and about the many millions of Irish emigrants who departed on ships from its port.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.68
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$17.68
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Self-Guided Bike Tour of Killarney National Park, Muckross Gardens & Waterfall

Self-Guided Bike Tour of Killarney National Park, Muckross Gardens & Waterfall

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Discover Killarney National Park at your leisure with a half-day self-guided bike tour. Pick-up your bike rental and a map guiding the way to popular park landmarks including Muckross House and Gardens, Muckross Abbey, Torc Waterfall, and Muckross Traditional Farms. Enjoy maximum flexibility to explore the countryside at your pace with this self-guided bike tour.
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  • 5 hours to 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.14
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$18.14

Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Cork: Including The Wild Altanic Way

Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Cork: Including The Wild Altanic Way

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Marvel over the mighty Cliffs of Moher and the wild landscape of the Burren on a full-day tour from Cork. Enjoy dramatic views along the Atlantic coast as you stand atop the 702-foot (214-meter) high sea cliffs, then walk the vast karst plain of the Burren. That’s not all: pay a visit to Ireland’s 2014 City of Culture, Limerick, and pose for photos in front of the medieval Bunratty Castle.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.41
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$54.41
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Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney

Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney

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Customize your own itinerary and discover southwest Ireland’s breathtaking natural beauty on this private Ring of Kerry tour from Killarney. Follow your private guide along hiking routes around the Iveragh Peninsula. Visit pretty towns and villages including Cahersiveen and Kenmare, and discover top local attractions such as the Torc Waterfall. Enjoy panoramic cliff views along the Skellig Ring and hike to top spots like Valentia Island and Cahergall Fort. During your private tour, feel free to stop where and when you like!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.61
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$76.61
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Ring Of Kerry Tour

Ring Of Kerry Tour

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Enjoy traveling in a small group on board a minibus around the scenic Ring of Kerry on this full-day tour. A smaller bus can navigate the famously narrow roads much better, and you have a better chance of good views out the bus windows in a smaller vehicle. Listen to guided commentary as you travel and enjoy the fact that you won't be responsible for the driving; you can focus on the scenery and snapping frame-worthy photos.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.25
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$41.25

Dingle Peninsula Four Hour Private Tour

Dingle Peninsula Four Hour Private Tour

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Immerse yourself in the culture, history, music, and architecture of the Dingle Peninsula on this private tour. You'll enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary; you can focus on parts of the landscape and history that interest you. The peninsula is known for its epic scenery, and since this tour includes all transportation, you'll be able to take it all instead of driving or directions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$333.96
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$333.96
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Visit 16 Sites Key Historical Sites And Experience Cobh Rebel Tours

Visit 16 Sites Key Historical Sites And Experience Cobh Rebel Tours

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Cobh is best known as an early stop on the RMS Titanic’s fateful voyage in 1912, but there’s a lot more to its history than just that one event. Uncover some on this short tour of the central city. Visit a number of locations where the history of the Irish Republic was written by Cobh volunteers: safe houses and prisons, barracks and sites where raging battles took place. Discover this often-unspoken side of the city with the help of your guide, a local historian.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.97
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$22.97
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Best of Ennis Walking Tour - Small Group Tour

Best of Ennis Walking Tour - Small Group Tour

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Stroll through Ennis, County Clare, with an award-winning tour guide to get to know the city thoroughly. On this walking your, you'll travel with a small group, which gives you plenty of personalized attention and the chance to ask questions. Visit hidden gems you might not otherwise find on your own and listen to tales of the city's history, culture, folklore, and people.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.21
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$17.21

Lakes of Killarney Cruise

Lakes of Killarney Cruise

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The Killarney National Park is one of the highlights of the Ring of Kerry, but you don’t have to put on your hiking boots to enjoy its stunning scenery. This Lakes of Killarney cruise is the perfect introduction, offering spectacular views of Ross Castle, Innisfallen Island, Tomies Wood, and the wildlife of the Killarney Valley.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.51
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$14.51
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The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney

The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney

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Embark on an incredible Irish adventure on a unique tour through County Kerry. Set out by open boat from Killarney National Park's 15th-century Ross Castle, passing islands and beneath old stone bridges along the Lakes of Killarney. Then continue via pony-drawn carriage through the remote Black Valley and the narrow and winding Gap of Dunloe. Meander through this stunning mountain pass, marveling at a handful of scenic lakes and crossing the Old Weird Bridge before catching a bus back to Killarney.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.76
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$123.76
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Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Limerick: Including The Wild Altanic Way

Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Limerick: Including The Wild Altanic Way

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Combine two of Ireland’s most dramatic natural wonders on this full-day tour from Limerick. Walk along the awe-inspiring sea cliffs of the Cliffs of Moher, which tower 702-feet (214-meters) over the Atlantic coast, then explore the otherworldly karst landscape of The Burren. That’s not all: you’ll also visit the fishing village of Kinvara, Bunratty Castle and Doolin, the home of traditional Irish music.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.31
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$42.31
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The Gap of Dunloe Full-Day Tour from Killarney

The Gap of Dunloe Full-Day Tour from Killarney

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Spend the day exploring Ireland’s most stunning natural landscapes on this full-day tour of the Gap of Dunloe from Killarney. Follow your guide on a seven-mile (11 kilometer) adventure that covers some of the nation’s vast emerald scenery. Enjoy ample time for hiking, take an optional Jaunting Cart ride, and kick back and relax during a boat ride on the Gearhameen River. This tour also includes a stop at the Ross Castle.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.83
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$64.83
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Killarney National Park Tour

Killarney National Park Tour

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~~SPECTACULAR VIEWS GUARANTEED~~ This is a private tour of Killarney National Park which brings you along park routes via traditional Jaunting car, the routes we take which are inside the park are not accessible by car, these routes are some of the most breathtaking and picturesque in the region with mountain views across the famous lakes of Killarney. We have blankets onboard to keep you warm on those colder days as you tour the park and view the beautiful landscapes. We are the only jaunting car tour operator who focuses on small private tours and rest assured you will not be dissapointed with the panoramic views across the lakes and mountains in Killarney National Park.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.88
Price varies by group size
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$38.88
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Day Trip from Limerick & Clare to Cliffs of Moher plus cruise & Aran Islands

Day Trip from Limerick & Clare to Cliffs of Moher plus cruise & Aran Islands

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Take the hassle out of seeing the Irish countryside and view the majestic Cliffs of Moher by both road and ocean, letting our experienced and relaxed drivers guide you through the scenic Shannon Region. Sit back and ride in style on this full-day tour, consisting of a scenic drive to Doolin Pier; a boat cruise to Inisheer island; and a cliffside hike accompanied by spectacular views of the northern Atlantic Ocean.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.72
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$63.72
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The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre , Great Stories of Emigration.

The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre , Great Stories of Emigration.

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Enjoy swift access to one of County Cork’s top attractions with this skip-the-line Queenstown Story tour at the Cobh Heritage Centre. With your ticket in hand, beat the queues and head straight inside Cobh Heritage Centre to begin exploring. From the multimedia and audiovisual displays in place, learn of Cobh’s place in Ireland’s rich history. Gain insight into key events including the Great Famine, the transportation of convicts to Australia, cruise disasters like RMS Titanic and RMS Lusitania, and Ireland’s military and maritime history from the 17th century onward.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.75
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$12.75
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Private Ring of Kerry luxury tour with accredited guide

Private Ring of Kerry luxury tour with accredited guide

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Book a private tour with a dedicated guide for a completely personalized tour of the Ring of Kerry from Killarney. Climb into a private vehicle, where you can relax and enjoy the scenery this route is so famous for, instead of focusing on driving and directions. Your guide will tailor the itinerary to your interests and provide in-depth commentary.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$495.03
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$495.03
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Combination Killarney Jaunting Car Tour and Lakes of Killarney Cruise

Combination Killarney Jaunting Car Tour and Lakes of Killarney Cruise

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Get a fuller experience of Killarney than would be possible with a single form of transportation on this combination tour by boat and jaunting car. Sail across Lough Lein in a glass-covered boat then hop aboard a jaunting car to travel through Killarney National Park, to places inaccessible by motor vehicle.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.72
Price varies by group size
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$70.72
Price varies by group size
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney

Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney

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The Ring of Kerry driving route skirts around the edge of the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland. On this private guided tour, take the stress out of navigating switchbacks and one-lane roads as your guide takes the wheel. Enjoy the freedom to explore your way, visiting all the sights you want to see, and spending as much or as little time as you like at each stop.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$412.53
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$412.53
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Cork City Cycle Tour - Experience the beautiful and historic City by bike

Cork City Cycle Tour - Experience the beautiful and historic City by bike

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Cork ranks among the most attractive cities in Ireland, with beautiful architecture and fine Lee River views—but seeing the best of the city on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, spin along Cork’s cycle lanes and riverside pathways by bike, and hit top attractions including Fitzgerald’s Park and St. Finbarr’s Cathedral with ease. With bike and helmet hire included, listen as your guide brings Cork’s history to life.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.04
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$53.04
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Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Killarney: Including Killarney National Park

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

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Ideal for first-time visitors, this 9-hour tour of the spectacular Ring of Kerry allows you to travel between southern Ireland’s natural wonders with ease. Departing Killarney, you’ll visit coastal gems such as Dingle Bay, Inch Beach, and the quaint villages of Waterville and Sneem. Also on the itinerary is Killarney National Park, a wonderland of mountains, lakes, world-famous gardens, where you’ll stop at Molls Gap and Torc Waterfall. Your guide provides history- and geography-rich commentary throughout the tour. 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.27
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$36.27
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Ring of Kerry Tour from Tralee/Killarney

Ring of Kerry Tour from Tralee/Killarney

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Go where big-bus tours can’t fit on this intimate private tour for groups of up to four, which covers the Ring of Kerry’s less-visited Skellig Ring. Your climate-controlled vehicle has onboard Wi-Fi, so you can share as you go. Stops include Iron Age Cahergall Fort, a Kerry Cliffs walk, Charlie Chaplin’s former home on Waterville Beach, and a turf-cutting museum (own expense), with transfers from Tralee or Killarney.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$362.67
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