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The no. 1 day tour in Killarney… for 250 years!

The no. 1 day tour in Killarney… for 250 years!

For 250 years, the Killarney Day Tour has been the most famous visitor excursion in Ireland. Mountains, lakes, woodland & legend in scenery that has no equal worldwide.
The Gap of Dunloe day tour is a journey which encompasses Killarney’s entire National Park. During the tour, passengers will see such sights as the Kate Kearney’s Cottage, the Gap of Dunloe, the Old Weir Bridge and Ross Castle.
The tour involves 3 separate stages:
1. Bus Transport from our office at the Old Weir Lodge on Muckross Road, Killarney to Kate Kearney’s Cottage at the beginning of the Gap of Dunloe.

2. Travel through the world famous glacial valley that is the Gap of Dunloe. Horse and carriage transport is available to rent (extra payable directly to the ponyman) when you arrive at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Alternatively, you can walk through the ‘Gap’.

3. Boat transport through the National Park with one of our experienced Boat Drivers. The boat tour brings you through the 3 lakes and 2 rivers of the National Park. A guided tour by the driver full of folklore and legends will ensure a memorable day for all ages.

The tour described above is open to variation. The different options available for the tour are outlined in the ‘Tour Options’ section >>

Please note: depending on weather and/or demand, the bus and boat can start at either Ross Castle or Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Cash payments only at Lord Brandon’s Cottage cafe.

What people have to say…

“This is definitely a must see! My party and I travelled up by car (1st and 2nd gear only!) as it was well after 6.00 pm – but when next in Ireland I shall do this again via horse and trap. Absolutely beautiful scenery of the raw kind!”
Karrol Birmingham
“What a memory! I took this tour with my four kids, husband and father. Rory, the owner’s son, was our boat captain and he could not have been more knowledgeable about this incredible region or kinder to my very inquisitive 7-year old. Our pony/trap leader, Eleanor was excellent as well, and her skill made for a very comfortable journey through the fascinating mountain pass. Dermot, the owner of the tour company and the lovely B&B (OLd Weir Lodge) he runs it out of was adorable and helpful to us. I would highly recommend this day tour to anyone.”
Diane Mclean

RSDL O’Donoghue Limited t/a Killarney Boat Tours,
Lahard, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Tel: +353 87 261 7967
Email: info@killarneyboattours.com