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The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney

Killarney, Ireland

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Embark on an incredible Irish adventure on a unique 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 Old Weird Bridge before catching a bus back to Killarney.
  • An Irish adventure tour through Country Kerry, from Killarney
  • Travel by both boat and trap pony across the Lakes of Killarney and through Gap of Dunloe
  • 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
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Transport by private vehicle
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Ross Castle, Ross Rd, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Departure Time

10:20 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Killarney Jaunting Cars - Tangney Tours Ireland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney?
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I say, "travel like a Victorian adventurer" because this trip has been ongoing since the 1880s, and is well worth your time." See review
  • "One thing to consider - as a parent myself, I would not recommend the boat part of the tour for young children - as it ruins the experience for others." See review
  • "We had a bit of bad luck with the weather on the day of this tour, but both operators for each leg pony/trap and open boat went above and beyond to make this as enjoyable as possible." See review


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, Oct 2019
Schavonne was fun, informative, and we lived her pony Mickey Mouse. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide in the beautiful mountains and valley!
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, Sep 2019
Wonderful trip through the mountains and lakes. Mary was fun and informative. Even the most didn't dampen our enthusiasm.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour with us and we will pass on your compliments to Mary.The mist adds to the adventure!!! We hope we can welcome you back to Killarney again sometime
, Aug 2019
This was by far the best experience we had in Ireland. Getting to be in Killarney national park was wonderful
Amazing way to experience The Gap of Dunloe!
Taylor F
, Jul 2019
My husband and I had an amazing time on the jaunting tour in the Gap of Dunloe - such a beautiful, magical Irish experience. The boat tour was also a great way to experience Killarney. One thing to consider - as a parent myself, I would not recommend the boat part of the tour for young children - as it ruins the experience for others. There were 2 small children on the boat that screamed and complained the entire time, and it was very distracting. Outside of that, we had an incredible time!
Take the tour!
, Jul 2019
Excellent service. Excellent experience. Our guides were great and catered to our 4 and 2 year olds.
Views, and Travel Like a Victorian Adventurer
, Jun 2019
This was a lovely day out, and gives an excellent view of the Irish countryside. The views are astonishingly beautiful. The driver of our pony cart, Niamh, is the fourth generation in her family to drive tourists about, and had some good stories. The lunch stop is standard Irish sandwiches and soup but the cakes and pastry on offer were excellent. Then you get in a small (12 passenger) boat, and motor down the chain of lakes, back to Ross Castle. Our pilot was Dux, who is quite the character and story-teller. But even if you have a more reserved pilot, the views and being on the tranquil lakes is quite lovely. I say, "travel like a Victorian adventurer" because this trip has been ongoing since the 1880s, and is well worth your time.
Katie M
, Jun 2019
This tour was amazing. These were some of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. One of my favorite parts of my trip to Ireland.
Rich experience
, Sep 2018
Experience included a small boat ride up the lakes with a fun and funny local boat driver and a cart and pony over the gap with interesting stops along the way. We went in the direction starting from Ross Castle so had to get a cab ride there but on the way back at the end of the trip the driver stopped in Killarney, a short walk from our hotel. Actually enjoyed this more than the more popular Ring of Kerry. Recommend them both.
If I could give it a ten I would...
Holly B
, Aug 2018
If I could give it a ten I would! this was spectacular! We were late for the tour, thinking that it started at 10:45, when it started at 10:20, and we were walking running, really there from town. It is a long walk. Laura called us, and came to get us in her personal car!!!! Outstanding service!!! We started with the boat ride through the three lakes and two rivers with Dux! Awesome man! The water was beautiful and quiet. So serene!! then we met our trap driver to go thru the Gap. His name was Patrick, and he was wonderful and very funny! I read various reviews saying that the drivers didn't talk and it was boring...... No way!!!! Take the trap. It is a 7 mile walk and very hilly. Such amazing scenery! This is one of the best things that I have ever done while traveling!!! A must Do!!!!!!
Amazing scenic experience
, Aug 2018
A fantastic experience, entire family including teens loved it, would recommend it to anyone visiting Ireland.

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