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  • Location: Killarney, Ireland
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Considering a walking, rambling or hiking tour? Look no further as The Gap of Dunloe is 7 miles (11 kilometers) and takes approximately 90 minutes.

Highlights

  • 5.5-hour tour from Killarney to the Gap of Dunloe
  • Take the optional Jaunting Cart Ride
  • Hike through the gap
  • Boat ride on the Gearhameen River
  • See Ross Castle

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What You Can Expect

Full Day Tour of The Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe, Co. Kerry, Ireland

The tour begins with a coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage where you can take a Jaunting Cart Ride (additional EUR20.00 payable direct on the day) through the six mile pass, alternatively keen walkers may care to "Walk the Gap" as the Gap offers an ideal opportunity for hiking.

Once through the gap, boats are waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey via the enchanting Upper, Middle and Lower Lakes, to historic Ross Castle where coaches are waiting for the journey back to Killarney.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The view is stunning all along the 11K walk. The boat ride across all three lakes was breath taking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My grandson's had a marvelous time. The center was easy to find, the trip out fast, our carriage and driver fantastic Thanks Suzie and the boat ride interesting and informative. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Will return next year for more of this beautiful area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was by the far the best tour we did in Ireland. The views in the Gap of Dunloe were amazing. We were lucky to pick a nice sunny day for the tour, as weather and visibility are a factor. The trip up by jaunting cart and return trip by boat to Ross Castle are recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Sadly, did not get to go on this one because of weather, but WOW the trip we took was amazing. We are going back to do this one. :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Excellent trip. starting location was easy to find, the Jaunty Driver was very entertaining. The scenery was breath taking. The boats used on the lakes seemed a bit small but were very cozy. Lots of fun on this tour.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

We like to hike in the countryside, so we opted to walk through the gap instead of taking a jaunty cart extra expense, not sure how much it was. It was a beautiful day and took us about 2.5 hours to hike apx 7 miles. There is a cafe at the end of the hike by the lake if you need a drink or sandwich. We almost missed the boat, but they called up another boat to take us across the lake to the Ross castle which is very close to the town Killarney. It was a lovely hike, we had a great time!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

Very professional tour company. We decided from a recommendation to do the Gap of Dunloe instead of the Ring of Kerry, and we were extremely pleased. Great views, great history and a pace which was perfect!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2011

The day we took the Gap of Dunloe tour it was on an off hard rain and gusty winds. This wasn't a problem because we had dressed for the weather. My biggest complaint was the horse drawn cart. We paid 20 euros a piece for this which is well worth the money. The driver basically was in a race through the gap with the other carts. He whipped and poked the horse on constantly to keep him trotting/running up and down the tar path. It was border line animal abuse. The tar path was wet and the horse could have stumbled from be driven so hard. You are only allowed to get out to walk the steepest part of the gap. He seemed disgusted when we didn't move fast enough. His cell phone was ringing off the hook where someone wanted to know what was taking so long and where was he. The driver did not stop for us to shoot any pictures. On the flat part in the National Park he continued to whip the horse to gallop to the finish line.

The boat ride is very nice and relaxing even with the on and off rain.

I would suggest walking the gap. It is a very picturest area and worth seeing..

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