La péninsule de Dingle (7 heures) a la côte la plus sauvage d'Irlande. Une grande quantité de patrimoine traditionnel irlandais est conservée dans cette région parlant irlandais (gaeltacht). La péninsule qui, pour beaucoup, présenterait certains des plus beaux paysages de l'Europe, dispose également d'un assortiment rare et unique de faune et de flore. Slea Head est le point le plus à l'ouest de l'Europe et, en regardant vers l'Amérique, on y éprouve un sentiment d'excitation et d'empathie pour les millions d'émigrants qui ont emprunté cet itinéraire. Il y a des vues splendides autour de Slea Head, en particulier sur les îles Blasket. Lors des tempêtes de septembre 1588, quatre navires de l'Armada espagnole ont dérivé dans Basket Sound. Au cours du XXe siècle, environ 60 livres, principalement en irlandais, ont été écrits dans cette région. L'excursion vous emmène également dans la campagne où David Lean a filmé « La Fille de Ryan » et le paysage qui a servi de toile de fond aux scènes irlandaises du film « Horizons lointains » avec Tom Cruise et Nicole Kidman
We had another great tour with Deros Tours! The sites were so extraordinary and we had another wonderful guide. The guides with Deros are truly great and so knowledgeable. Although it was really rainy and foggy, it was still gorgeous and we got to see beautiful views. Would definitely recommend! Also, you do stop in Dingle for about 1.5 hours for lunch. We packed lunch, so didn't have too much to do since it was raining then run in between shops. I would advise not to pack a lunch and enjoy a nice Irish lunch out in Dingle!
I loved this tour. I planned a two week trip to Ireland for my parents and me, and we truly enjoyed this excursion. The history and the stories - and the Irish pub music - were great. As with everything in this country, the people make it wonderful. The tour guides are great, but the Irish are so wonderful in general. They make it very easy to be a traveler gathering stories rather than a tourist.
Our driver made this trip worthwhile. We had gone on the Connemara trip the day before and the driver was so lousy that we were very apprehensive about this trip. But this driver was so so different, and made the trip so enjoyable that we returned feeling that we had learnt so much of the history of the country, while seeing so many places of interest, and had a lot of fun at the same time. The only grouse is the money making practise of the tour company that charges a hefty extra fee for getting seats in front. We have experienced other tour companies and have not faced this.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Dingle Peninsula. The commentary we received form the bus driver was great. We had ample time to enjoy the sites at each of our stops. Even got to stick my feet in the water at Inch Beach. We would highly recommend this tour.
We had a great day and a great driver for this tour of the Dingle Peninsula. Tony was funny, knowledgeable, and an amazingly good sport when he found his knowledge put to the test by a precocious adolescent who grilled him on a wide range of topics that often had nothing to do with the Dingle Peninsula. Having survived his inquisitorial interview, Tony kept up a running narrative about the places were were stopping and the places through which we passed. He told stories about the land and the landscape, the islands and the sea and everything, he promised, everything he said was true.
We toured the peninsula during the week before Easter, so there were not too many cars on the road and we did not run into any serious obstacles except for a couple of tourists who'd chosen the wrong time to travel on a certain coast road and had to turn around in the face of Tony's bus coming at them on a narrow road. The weather ranged from sun and clouds to a light drizzle on the final leg back to Killarney -- but that was fine because at that point most people on the bus were dozing, contented that Tony was at the wheel and they were not.
Could we have had a better time of it? I'm not sure how.