The Wild Atlantic Way Tour is an opportunity to experience two of our day tours with 15% off when booking directly with us through this website. Please note, to avail of this special offer, your tours must be taken on consecutive days.
Day One: The Ring of Kerry Tour
Situated in the South Westerly corner of Ireland, The Iveragh Peninsula is home to The Ring of Kerry - Ireland’s most spectacular mountain road. Your day tour starts in Killarney, geographically atop The Ring and covers 180km of rolling rugged countryside and truly stunning panoramic coastline views.
Setting off in an anti-clockwise direction, we map the banks of the River Laune to Killorglin and head south to Glenbeigh, Kells and Caherciveen. The tour continues to Waterville along the coast via Coomakista Pass, Derrynane and then Sneem. From Sneem we travel north, up the mountain road to the breathtaking Molls Gap and home after taking in Ladies’ View and Muckross.
In addition to stopping at all points of interest en route we also stop for an hour at lunchtime, as well as an afternoon break for refreshments. So, look forward to sitting back, relaxing and enjoying this enchanting peninsula’s history, culture, stories and folklore.
Day Two: Dingle Peninsula Day Tour
Departing from Killarney our Dingle Day Tour explores the Dingle Peninsula - stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean and encapsulating the South Westerly coastline of Ireland with its wild mountains, rugged scenery and antiquities.
The peninsula exists because of the band of sandstone rock that forms the Slieve Mish mountain range at the neck of the peninsula in the east and the unnamed central mountain range further to the west. Ireland’s highest mountain outside the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, Mount Brandon at 951m, forms part of a beautiful high ridge with stunning views over the peninsula and North Kerry.
At its edge lay the last outposts of Europe in the form of the Blasket Islands, also known as the “next parish to America”. Visible from Slea Head, they are famous for the literary heritage of their former inhabitants. However, these remote islands have been uninhabited since the 1950s following an evacuation.
This western end of the peninsula is a Gaeltacht area that has produced a number of nationally notable authors and poets: O’Siochfhradha and Peig Sayers among others. And as an Irish speaking district, traditional customs are still very much alive.
Named after the town of Dingle, the Dingle Peninsula is also commonly called Corca Dhuibhne even when those referring to it are speaking in English. This means “seed or tribe of Duibhne” (an Irish personal name), taking its name from the tuath (people, nation) of Corco Dhuibhne who occupied the peninsula in the Middle Ages and who also held a number of territories in the south and east of county Kerry.
Please note, the Dingle Peninsula Day Tour is is a seasonal tour which runs from 1 April to 31 October inclusive.
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