Guided tour

Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

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From US$ 112.87 per person

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Discover the beautiful Killarney lake district, then see Kate Kearney's Cottage where you will travel through the Gap of Dunloe by pony and trap. Spend the day sailing, ride an authentic pony-and-trap and discover the landscape's natural beauty.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Pass through the Gap of Dunloe on on a pony and trap
  • Sail through beautiful lakes and channels
  • Experience one of Irelands oldest tours
  • Traverse through a rugged glaciated valley
  • Navigate through the lakes of Killarney by boat
Full description

Get the full Killarney experience on this comprehensive tour. Visit the verdant lake district where you will find Kate Kearney's cottage. Then hop on a pony and continue on through the Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy lunch and a ride in a traditional open boat.

Your 14-mile voyage goes across all 3 of Killarney’s lakes with a pony and trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience. The journey begins mid-morning at the world-renowned Kate Kearney’s cottage. 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 the price). After lunch, get into a traditional open boat for an approximately 2-hour tour of the three lakes of Killarney. Pass by Innisfallen Island, Bricin Bridge, Colleen Bawn Rock, Torc Mountain, Old Weir Bridge, the meetings of the waters, and more, ending at the 15th-century Ross Castle.

The tour is the perfect way to see the rich and varied vegetation and scenery Killarney has to offer. Your tour will end in the mid-afternoon.

Includes
  • Boat tour
  • Pony and trap
  • Transfer from Kate Kearney's cottage
  • Skip-the-line
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Ross Castle on the Ross road off N71. This is a 5 minute drive from Killarney town centre. Your guide will meet with you at the timber foot bridge in front of Ross Castle at 10:20 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour will run if the weather is not windy or stormy. If you're around Killarney for a few days, you can move the tour to the next available day if needed
  • The tour can be done in reverse on request, and subject to availability
  • Rain wear, warm clothing, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • There is a short walk from the boat to the pony and trap; there's also a brief walk during the pony and trap ride
  • Pre-booking is essential
  • The tour lasts from 10:30-15:30/16:00
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 80 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This was a great experience start to finish! The pony & trap ride through the gap was breathtaking. Lunch at the Cafe was tasty, and they had the cutest little resident Frenchie . (Note: the cafe is cash only.) The boat ride across the lakes was really fun and filled with stories, history, and jokes from our driver. We had the best time!

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May 30, 2022

The Gap of Dunloe toyr was amazing! Our tour director, Laura, made sure we were in the right place at the right time and that we had what we needed. The tour guides for pony & cart and the boat ride were both very nice, informative and had great sense of humor. Despite a bit of rain, we were extremely happy!! Thank you all so much!!

April 19, 2022

The Gap of Dunloe was the highlight of my week. It was so enjoyable. The scenery was spectacular and our guides were more than helpful, both in the jaunting car and on the boat tour. We were blessed with the weather as the sun shone all day long. I would highly recommend this trip, well worth it and a fantastic experience to see Kerry at its best. Louise

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August 11, 2021

Product ID: 14576