DINGLE PENINSULA Day Tour from KILLARNEY

This tour takes you from the heart of Killarney to the beautiful natural landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Along the way you’ll see some of the most impressive coastal and mountain scenery in Ireland, as well as the ancient tombs and forts of the Emerald Isle’s earliest inhabitants.

Your first stop on the tour will take you to the wonderfully sandy Inch Beach. The beach is set in a spectacular rural area and is one of the biggest in Ireland, it’s also popular with surfers and you may see some daredevils cresting the Atlantic waves.

Afterwards it’s time to head toward Slea Head on Europe’s most westerly coastal drive and there will be plenty of opportunities to take stunning photos along the way. As the coach travels through the mountains of Kerry, you’ll have the chance to marvel at some of Europe’s most dramatic coastal scenery. The road follows the shoreline and this means you’ll also be able to enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Blasket Islands.

We return from Slea Head and stop in the town of Dingle, one of the most scenic fishing ports in the country. The town sits at the heart of an Irish speaking region and has a fine tradition of excellent music making it a popular destination for visitors and musicians from across the globe

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You’ll meet your fellow passengers and expert guide outside the Lir Cafe, which is located on East Avenue opposite the Cineplex in Killarney at 11:15.

The tour makes its way west, and you’ll have the chance to stroll along one of Ireland’s prettiest beaches, Inch Beach. Perhaps you’ll want to dip your toes into the North Atlantic depending on the weather (though if there’s one thing you can be sure of, the water will always be cold!).

Inch Beach, along with numerous other locations along Ireland’s west coast, has built up a strong reputation for surfing and has appeared in movies included Ryan’s Daughter and Far & Away. After our stop at Inch, the tour continues along the Slea Head Drive, the most westerly coastal route in Europe.

Along the way there will be fantastic views of the Atlantic and the Blasket Islands off shore. The coach then travels to the peninsula’s main town, Dingle, a welcoming and colourful fishing port which is a delight to explore.

Once you’ve seen Dingle, it will be time to return to Killarney after an exciting day of sightseeing in west Kerry and we’ll have you back in town by early evening.

“We experienced Giant’s Causeway with Ronan today and without doubt, it was the best tour we have ever been on. “RoRo” was a phenomenal guide. He is so knowledgable but also funny and quick-witted. Having such an intimate group in the 16 seat van made all the difference, and we will certainly join you again when we return. Can’t say enough about the tour, the company, and Ronan. Cheers!

Nancy Miller, Palo Alto, California