The Gap of Dunloe Adventure & Lakes of Killarney Day Tour 

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  • 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

The Gap of Dunloe Adventure & Lakes of Killarney Day Tour

Lakes, Islands & Mountain Passes

The ultimate Killarney adventure! A 14 mile voyage across all three of Killarney’s lakes along with a Pony & Trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe is what completes this journey through history. The serene, beautiful atmosphere is sure to take your breath away. Are you ready to be blown away by the beauty that Killarney has to offer? It gets even better once you get in the boat! The soothing boat ride makes all the difference.


Wooden Bridge at Ross Castle - Ross Rd, Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland

You will meet with our tour rep on the morning of your tour at 10.20am at the Wooden Bridge at Ross Castle on the Ross Road. Here we will chauffeur you by bus to the 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 climb aboard to the traditional open boats. You are then guided 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 meet with you at 10:20am at Ross Castle (at the wooden bridge)


From Ross Castle the tour begins by traditional open boat on lough Léin.  Passing Innisfallen, Ross Island and under the Bricin Bridge towards the “meeting of the waters” at the Old Weir Bridge.

The tour continues along the Long Range towards Eagles Nest Mountain and on to the Upper Lake. A stopover here for a light snack and refreshments at Lord Brandon’s Cottage.

Then travel by Pony & Trap through the Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe to Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Here your bus will transfer guests back to Killarney town centre or Ross Castle.  A never to be forgotten adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience. Tour can be done in reverse on request and subject to availability.

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  • Pick up at Wooden Bridge at Ross Castle at 10:20am 
  • Meeting Point at Wooden Bridge in front of Ross Castle

Drop off at Ross Castle 15:30

For your Gap of Dunloe Adventure, you must bring the following:

  • The confirmation email on your mobile phone may be shown at check in as proof of your booking.
  • OR Please bring proof of your booking by printing your voucher at the end of the booking process or the voucher can be printed by clicking the link on your confirmation email.
  • Don't forget your camera to capture the amazing scenery of the Lake and its surroundings
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your departure time

The Traditional Open Boat and Pony and Trap in the Gap of Dunloe are open and appropriate clothing & footwear is advised

  • The Complete Gap of Dunloe Tour with Transfer by Car / Pony & Trap / Boat Tour
  • Chauffeur transfer to Kate Kearney's Cottage
  • Guided Pony & Trap ride with your Jarvey
  • Guided Traditional open boat tour to Ross Castle
  • Guaranteed seats
  • Entrance to Ross Castle not included in price
  • Food and refreshments are not included in price (unless pre-arranged with Tangney's of Killarney Ireland - Killarney Jaunting Cars Ltd)

Contact Information

  • Cancellation outside 7 Days prior to visit no charge
  • Cancellation within 2 - 5 days prior to tour start - 75% tour charge
  • Cancellation within 24 - 48 hours prior to visit - 50% tour charge
  • No show on the day of booking - 100% charge
  • Change of passenger numbers are accepted up to 24 hours without charge
  • Reduction of passenger numbers are not accepted within 24 hours and will be fully charged

All Bookings Go Ahead Despite Very Bad Weather, Unless We Deem It Unsafe, In Which Case You Are Entitled To A Full Refund.

Group organizer must inform Tangney's of Killarney Ireland - Killarney Jaunting Cars Ltd if it will be unable to keep to the time confirmed or if the group will be more than 10 minutes late arriving at a tour start point.

Further while we will do our best to accommodate a group that arrives late or early Tangney's of Killarney Ireland - Killarney Jaunting Cars Ltd cannot be held responsible for any curtailing of the visit or for any dispute or issue arising from the late or early arrival of the group