Tour code: 3544KIL03
Spend the day exploring Ireland’s most stunning natural landscapes on this full-day tour of the Gap of Dunloe. Follow your guide on a seven-mile (11 kilometer) adventure that covers some of the nation’s vast emerald scenery. Spend 90 minutes hiking, take an optional Jaunting Cart ride, and kick back and relax during a boat ride on the Gearhameen River. This tour also includes a stop at the Ross Castle. 


  • 5.5-hour tour from Killarney to the Gap of Dunloe
  • 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

Travel in the comfort on an air-conditioned coach to Kate Kearney’s Cottage, where you’ll have the chance to experience the magic of a traditional Jaunting Cart Ride (EUR20.00, to be paid the day of) through six miles of scenic landscape. As a more active alternative, travelers can opt to hike the famed Gap of Dunloe. After an epic wander through the emerald isle, boats will be waiting along the Gearhameen River for a tour of the upper, middle and lower lakes. Make a stop at the Ross Castle, where you’ll have a chance to witness the life of early Irish royalty before making your way back to Killarney on a comfortable coach bus. 

Customer Reviews

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour is great! This tour was a little hard to find but once you did they were very helpful. The hike is beautiful! And the boat ride is even better. The boat driver was really nice and gave some good informative info about the lakes and park! Definitely recommended!

Amelia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was amazing!

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour. I would recommend it to anyone and Viator always delivers.

Annilise F

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.

Jean S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best of time.

Mary M

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.

Mary D

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. :

William K

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.

Jeane D

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!

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