Private 2 Day Ring of Kerry & Dingle Tour

Private 2 Day Ring of Kerry & Dingle Tour

Tour from Dublin

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Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.

A Short Introduction To Your Journey

It is little wonder that Co. Kerry is better known as ‘The Kingdom’. Indeed, the small county in Ireland’s south-west has enough culture, charm and natural beauty to fill a small country all by itself! Astounding landscapes are abundant around every corner and the county has held on tight to the Irish traditions of old. You’ll hear the native Gaelic language widely spoken, marvel at road signs in the ancient Celtic script and enjoy the chance to engage with the slow pace of life here.

With Kennedy & Carr, private clients are guaranteed the best of Irish experiences and this two – day Ring of Kerry adventure is no exception. Experience first-hand the highlights of this stunning region, with plenty of hidden treasures to discover along our suggested route. Reach out to us today to begin planning an adventure that will maximise your time & experience in Ireland.
  • Pick-up from the Dublin location of your choice, with your own private vehicle and driver – guide for the exclusive use of your party.
  • Enjoy a scenic route through the midlands region – passing through the traditional heritage town of Adare, famous for its traditional thatched cottages.
  • Arrive in the stunning ‘Kingdom’ of Co. Kerry and embark on a panoramic tour along the Ring of Kerry.
  • Time at your leisure to explore the charming town of Killarney; which is also a popular overnight location for this tour.
  • A visit to the lush Killarney National Park, with the time to take an optional horseback ride / horse and cart ride through the beautiful surroundings.
  • Cruise (by road!) along the world-famous Dingle Peninsula, often considered the most beautiful in the world. Enjoy amazing views out over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Scenic onward drive through a portion of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ and a return to the village of Dingle to enjoy the chance to shop for traditional souvenirs and soak up the traditional way of life.
  • Relaxing and enjoyable drive back to Dublin City.

 

  • Dublin-based expert advice
  • Collection from your hotel
  • Private Mercedes-Benz Tour Vehicle
  • Private Chauffeur Guide
  • Private 4G Wifi Connection in Tour Vehicle
  • Entrance fees (as specified at time of booking)
  • Fuel, Road Tolls and Associated Taxes
  • Dropoff at your hotel
  • Driver's overnight and meal expenses
  • Driver's Gratuity
  • Food, Drink or Refreshments
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Day 1: The Ring of Kerry & Killarney

    We’ll allocate a late – model private touring vehicle and driver to your party and collect you directly from your Dublin accommodation this morning. You’ll head south, beginning the adventure of a lifetime. We usually recommend you break your journey for a refreshment stop at the quaint and beautiful ‘tidiest town’ of Adare in Co. Limerick – have your camera at the ready to capture the traditional thatched-cottages!

    Arriving into ‘The Kingdom’ – we’ll journey along the ‘Ring of Kerry’. Think lush Celtic landscapes, dramatic Atlantic views and ancient, solitary monastic settlements and you’ll begin to get an idea of what the Ring of Kerry experience will be like.

    Highlights include Moll’s Gap, the ‘Leprechaun crossing’, Waterville (home of the legendary golf course), Ladies’ View, Lakes of Killarney, enchanting Torc Waterfall and vistas of the Skellig Rocks out in the Atlantic. These jagged rocky outcrops were home to a 6th century Christian monastery and more recently provided a spectacular backdrop for the opening sequence of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

    You’ll have a leisurely break for lunch and a comprehensive afternoon tour of the region. Arrive back in Killarney this evening with time for first – class dining and entertainment. Be sure to ask your expert local guide for insider recommendations for places to eat and enjoy some traditional live music.

     

  • Day 2: The Dingle Peninsula & Wild Atlantic Way

    This morning you will be collected from your accommodation after breakfast and visit the nearby Killarney National Park. The area showcases the Co. Kerry landscape at its very best – perhaps take a stroll and enjoy the mountain, lake and waterfall views. Alternatively, should you wish to enjoy a relaxing horseback / horse and cart ride – please let us know well in advance and we’ll make the arrangements for you.

    A short onward drive takes us onto the Dingle Peninsula – once anointed the “most beautiful place on earth” by National Geographic. We’ll visit the small fishing village of Dingle, one of the few places in Ireland to have kept true to the traditional, slow – paced lifestyle. You might recognize this Atlantic village as the set of Hollywood classics ‘Far and Away’ and ‘Ryan’s Daughter’.

    You’ll also find more pubs in Dingle (per square meter) than any other village in Ireland – so if time permits, you should definitely enjoy a Guinness among the locals in a traditional pub. Beer aficionados might prefer to sample a pint of “Tom Crean’s Dingle Lager”, named after the legendary local explorer and particularly refreshing on a summer’s day.

    This afternoon will bring iconic views as we drive around Slea Head, the last parish before the New World. Have your camera at the ready as we take in Sleeping Giant island, Blasket Islands and ancient stone “Beehive Huts” (over 4,000 years old).

    Time permitting, the tour may conclude with some leisure time for a pint, a leisurely stroll or the chance to shop for some traditional Irish gifts. As the afternoon comes to a close we’ll turn towards Dublin city (or alternative preselected location of your choice) with fond memories of this 2 day private tour of the Ring of Kerry, Killarney and Dingle Peninsula.

     

Private Tours typically range from EUR 695.00 – EUR 1,895.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.
Update: 1st May 2024

Ireland is currently at full employment. Many drivers exited the hospitality industry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (as hospitality was shut for two years) and there is currently a relative shortage of the very best talent.

With pandemic restrictions now in the rear view mirror, and with the United States Dollar at its strongest level vs the Euro in 20 years, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in demand from our principal markets in the US, UK, EU and Arabian Gulf for Spring / Summer 2024. As our availability sells out, rates will rise as demand outstrips remaining supply.

Accordingly, we encourage guests to secure preferred dates for the coming season as early as possible.

May 2024 (Peak Season)
Limited remaining availability. Certain dates now waitlist only due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at the major ports.

June 2024 (High- Peak Season)
June is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

July 2024 (High- Peak Season)
July is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20- 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

August 2024 (High- Peak Season)
August is now selling steadily. Certain dates close to fully booked due to presence of several of the world's largest cruise ships at Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20- 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

September 2024 (Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

October 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

November 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

December 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. 25th December extremely limited availability. Traditionally there is a pronounced shortage of suitable drivers between 23rd December and 4th January.

January 2025 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

February 2025 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Advance booking required for weekends during Six Nations Rugby Championship. Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

March 2025 (Peak Season)
Good availability for all dates. Advance booking required for weekends during Six Nations Rugby Championship and St. Patrick's Week 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th. Early bird rates can be secured by deposit.

April 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

Ticket

You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

Guest accommodation is not included. However, we can recommend excellent accommodation options to meet with your style and budget expectations should you become a private client.