Bus Tours

Many of the tours listed here can be booked through the Killarney Tourist Office.

Bus Éireann. A range of daylong and half-day guided tours are offered from June to September. You can book them at the bus station in Killarney, or at any tourist office. The memorable Gap of Dunloe Tour includes a coach; you can add on a private horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the Gap. More conventional day trips can also be made to the Ring of Kerry, An Daingean (Dingle), and Ceann Sléibhe (Slea Head), and to Caragh Lake and Rossbeigh. Full-day tours depart at 10:30 am and return at 5 pm, and the price does not include lunch and refreshments. 061/313–333; 066/716–4700; 064/663–0011; From €25.

Special-Interest Tours

Adams & Butler. This company provides luxury customized self-driven or chauffeur-driven group tours with accommodations in private country houses and castles. It also conducts special-interest tours on themes like gardens, architecture, ghosts, and golf. 01/288–9355; Prices on request.

Go Visit Ireland. This Killorglin-based company offers comprehensive packages (including accommodations and meals) for walking, cycling, fishing, and golfing holidays on the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula with experienced local guides. Killorglin, Co. Kerry. 066/976–2094; From €710.

Hidden Ireland Tours. Cultural hiking trips by knowledgable guides Con Moriarty and Ann Curran are some of the highlights on offer from long-running Hidden Ireland Tours. Providing personalized journeys to couples, families, and small groups, each trip is customized with hidden, local gems at its heart. Independent travelers wishing to hike or explore with a Hidden Ireland Tours guide for a day can also be accommodated. Co. Kerry. 087/221–4002; Prices on request.

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