Tour from Limerick
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Depart Arthur’s Quay, Arthur’s Quay Park (see booking calendar for departure time) for a charming drive west, en route to the ‘Kingdom’ of Co. Kerry.
Arriving into Co. Kerry, the charming town of Sneem is the first visit of the day. Sneem boasts incredible landscapes around every corner and is perhaps most famous as the home of the historic ‘Puck Fair’ festival. The festival dates back as far as the year 1600, and involves a local goat being appointed as the King of the village. The reigning goat then occupies a pedestal over the course of three days, during which admirers come from all over to marvel at the new King. This festival also boasts live music, artisan food and other festivities and takes place in August of every year. True, the finer details of the festival may seem a little odd, but we guarantee you a fantastic time should you ever visit Killorglin during festival time!
The next highlight of today’s tour is a panoramic drive along the Dingle peninsula – capture this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take some incredible pictures of Ballinskellig’s bay and the Skellig Rocks, which date back to early Christian times and are featured in the latest ‘Star Wars’ release (expected December 2015). We continue along the coast towards Inch beach – a world-class surfing destination. The views along the Dingle peninsula are frequently voted among some of the most stunning on the planet – and we’re sure you won’t argue this once you experience it for yourself.
Another area of incredible natural landscapes, Waterville enjoys a prime coastal location – allowing for more views over Ballinskelligs Bay and the early Christian Monastery on the Skelligs Rocks. The area was the preferred vacation spot for the late Charlie Chaplin – with the town erecting a memorial to him in 1998.
We make time to take you as far as the beautiful village of Sneem. Guests continue to adore this stop, which is a truly rural traditional location and was a vacation sanctuary for former French president Charles De Gaulle.
Established in 1992, Killarney is one of the most celebrated National Parks worldwide. The park boasts scenic walks as well as cycling and horseback riding options. Take in the views of the Killarney lakes, lush green landscapes, the Black Valley and Ireland’s tallest mountains during your stop here.
Just under twenty meters high, Torc Waterfall towers above the beautiful Kerry landscapes and flows ferociously through an area known as ‘Friars Glen’. Enjoy taking the time for a short walk at this fantastic destination, and be sure to keep an eye out for the magnificent red deer, which call the area home.
The town of Killarney has often been titled the ‘prettiest’ town in Ireland. As you arrive into Killarney, you will fully understand this title. Thatched cottages, beautiful flower displays and traditional Irish pubs and boutiques are enveloped by incredible lake and mountain views from all angles. The town allows the perfect opportunity for a relaxing stroll and a pint or coffee among the friendly locals.
Following this incredible day out, enjoy a relaxing and scenic transfer back to Limerick, where you will arrive at approximately 7.30PM – just in time for dinner and an evening of entertainment!
This tour is exclusively in English.