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Lakes, Islands & Mountain Passes

The complete Killarney adventure! A 14 mile voyage across all three of Killarney’s Lakes combined with a Pony & Trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe.

The journey begins at approx. 10.45 am at the world renowned Kate Kearney’s cottage at the foothills of Ireland’s highest mountain range. Here, you take a 7 mile jaunt on a pony and trap through the Gap of Dunloe where you can view a spectacular glaciated valley. Your pony and trap ride ends at Lord Brandon’s Cottage where you can enjoy a light snack (not included in price).

After Lunch, you change to the traditional open boats. You are then taken through the three Lakes of Killarney passing by Innisfallen Island, Bricin Bridge, Colleen Bawn Rock, Torc Mountain, Old Weir Bridge , The Meetings of The Waters just to mention a few and ends at the wonderfully restored 15th century Ross Castle. The boat journey is 14 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. The tour is the perfect way to see the rich and varied vegetation and scenery Killarney has to offer. Approx Finish Time: 15:30. An unforgettable adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience.

This tour may also be done in reverse- on request and subject to availability. We usually meet with you at Ross Castle and transfer you by car to Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

  • Experience one of Irelands oldest tours
  • Traverse through a rugged glaciated valley
  • Navigate through The Lakes of Killarney with your boat man
  • Discover protected habitat areas of Killarney National Park
  • Capture exhilarating views stretching beyond the eye
Your ticket includes the "Complete" Killarney Day Tour - Traditional Open Boat Tour, Pony & Trap Ride and Transfer by Chauffeur Car.
Locations visited
Gap of Dunloe
Ross Castle
Innisfallen Island
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Embark on an incredible Irish adventure with a unique 14-mile tour through County Kerry. Set out by open boat from Killarney National Park's 15th-century Ross Castle, passing islands and beneath old stone bridges along the Lakes of Killarney. Then continue via pony-drawn carriage through the remote Black Valley and the narrow and winding Gap of Dunloe. Meander through this stunning mountain pass, marveling at a handful of scenic lakes and crossing the Wishing Bridge en route to the family-run Kate Kearney’s Cottage, where you'll catch a bus back to Killarney.

  • A 14-mile adventure tour through Country Kerry, from Killarney
  • Travel by both boat and trap pony across the Lakes of Killarney and through the narrow Gap or Dunloe on this unique Irish adventure
  • See 15th-century Ross Castle as well as some of Ireland's most stunning natural scenery
  • Journey through the remote Black Valley, reputed as the last place in Ireland to receive electricity
  • Includes return bus transport to Killarney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miserable trip - after 3+ hours in unprotected rain in the boat - we bailed

Our "guide" merely met us, showed us a map, told us where we were going. Then she left. Our two boat drivers did not say anything about any of the scenery along the way, and it was not anything noteworthy. Despite rain jackets, we were...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun day spent in Killarney!

This experience was EVERYTHING! The tour guide was absolutely amazing, Tagney Tours was awesome about explaining where to go, be, and what was ahead of us. We thoroughly enjoyed Killarney's National Park by boat, by foot and horse and trap. It was fun to meet...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Trip

This is by far the best way to see the lakes and the Gap of Dunloe. Our boat trip was a bit of an adventure due to the low lake levels caused by the recent drought. Everyone had to get out at one point and...More

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Delightful jaunting car and open dory boat trip

On June 3, 2018 I took my family on this wonderful tour which takes at least 5 to 6 hours. Dress warmly as you will go over the top of the Gap of Dunloe in the Magillicuddy Reeks mountains and it can be quite chilly...More

3  Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Definitely An Experience You'll Never Forget

Took a ride with my sister in May. It was rainy, but honestly, it adds to the magic a little. I would totally have a wedding at the Gap of Dunloe someday. We had a little bit of confusion getting started (My sister and I...More

1  Thank William L
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