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Private Tours Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry” is a spectacular day trip and Killarney Taxi & Limo offers you a private car with a driver for a day - tour only (approximately 8 hours between 8am and 8pm) for only 225. As it really is a private tour, you can decide how much time you need for taking those unmissable photographs, where to have lunch, and take a break. Compared with coach tours we can stop in many more places (of your choice), and go where buses cannot.

The Ring of Kerry (Irish: Mórchuaird Chiarraí) is a scenic route in County Kerry, south-west Ireland. The route covers the 179 km circular road (N70, N71, and R562 road), starting from Killarney, heading around the Iveragh Peninsula and passing through Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem and Kenmare.

We can offer you a private tour around the Ring of Kerry in a passenger vehicle. This option has great advantages. Besides the places of interests which you can visit with regular buses (such as Muckross House, Torc Waterfalls, Coomakista Pass and Kerry Bog Village) we can take you to lesser known but equally impressive places. Here are a few examples: Cromwell’s Bridge: it is said this mysterious medieval bridge gets its name not from Oliver Cromwell but from the Irish word croimeal (moustache).

Cromwells Bridge

Stone circle / Druids circle – just off the main square in Kenmare, one of the largest stone circles in the south-west of Ireland, 17 meters in diameter.

Kenmare Stone Circle

Next stop we have at the Staigue Fort. Fantastic construction 1,500 years old with walls thick as 4 meters and 6 meters tall. Built with absolutely no mortar.

Staigue Fort

Right after passing the charming village of Waterville, we turn left onto the Skelligs ring. We can admire fantastic views of huge cliffs and the Skellig islands looming in the distance at the Kerry Cliffs and Coffeeshop.

Kerry cliffs

From Portmagee we drive on to Valentia Island, where human activity dates back to approximately 4,560 B.C. Expect stunning viewing points. Valentia offers the Skellig experience and the Valentia heritage museum and Slate quarry, where to this day slate is being mined for the purposes of roofing and billiart tables. For example the stone from this quarry was used to cover an opera house in Paris and Westminster in London.

Valentia Slate Quarry

We leave Valentia island by ferry heading towards the pittoresque village of Cahersiveen. The Ballycarbery Castle, Cahergall Fort and Leacanabuaile Fort are a few more ancient buildings you should not miss.

Ballycarbery Castle

During our trip you can have lunch anywhere you wish, take coffee breaks or enjoy a pint of great Irish stout in a real traditional Irish pub. We guarantee a great experience and a lot of opportunities to take beautiful pictures.

There are numerous variations to the route taking in St. Finian's Bay and Valentia Island which the official driving ring misses (the official cycling route does include Valentia Island). As well as some fine beaches, it offers the Gap of Dunloe, Kerry Bog Village, Derrynane House and Gardens, the Skellig Experience on Valentia Island, Molls Gap, Torc Waterfalls, Muckross House and Ross Castle.

"The Ring" is a popular day trip and we offer you a private car with a driver for a day (approximately 8 hours between 8am and 8pm) for only €225. Because it is a private tour, you decide how much time you need for taking those unmissable photographs, where to have lunch, and take a break. Also compared to bus trips we can stop in many more places (of your choice), and travel where buses cannot.

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