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Leave Dublin behind for a two-day journey through southwestern Ireland, with an overnight stay in Killarney and a drive along the Ring of Kerry, a popular scenic route known for its breathtaking coastline, emerald-colored hills and picturesque villages. From lookouts like Moll’s Gap and Ladies View, you’ll see some of the area’s most spectacular scenery, including Killarney’s lakes and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountains. The tour includes both a train ride to and from Dublin, as well as a  sightseeing excursion aboard an air-conditioned coach with a knowledgable guide at the ready. 


  • 2-day trip by rail and coach to the Ring of Kerry from Dublin
  • Drive along the scenic route through southwestern Ireland from Killarney
  • Stop at Moll’s Gap for plenty of great photo opportunities
  • See the world-famous Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View
  • View Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and Ireland's tallest mountain, Carrantuohill
  • Round-trip transport and 4-star accommodation with breakfast included

What You Can Expect

2-Day Killarney and Ring of Kerry Tour from Dublin by Train

Stunning scenery of the Ring of Kerry, Co Kerry

This 2-day guided trip by train and coach heads through southwestern Ireland’s spectacular and scenic Ring of Kerry, with an overnight stay at a 4-star hotel plus breakfast included!

Day 1: Dublin – Killarney
When you arrive at Dublin Heuston Station, check in with your friendly host for your 3pm departure to Killarney. Arriving at your destination at 6:20pm, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in central Killarney, where you can enjoy a leisurely evening before your scenic coach tour the following day.

Overnight: 4-star hotel in Killarney

Day 2: Killarney – Dublin (B)
With your group, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before pickup by your knowledgeable guide. Your sightseeing tour by comfortable coach goes through the picturesque Ring of Kerry – southwestern Ireland’s scenic 110-mile (180-km) route.

Follow this circular road through some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery. Head through Moll's Gap and admire the red sandstone rocks along the scenic pass. At a panoramic vista, your guide will point out camera-worthy views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, a lovely mountain range that reaches across 12 miles (19 km) of rural terrain.

Take in Ireland’s highest peaks and catch sight of the tallest, Carrantuohill, which reaches a height of 3,400 feet (1,040 meters). Stop at Ladies View, another scenic lookout point along the Ring of Kerry, and take in the awe-inspiring sight of the three Lakes of Killarney – Lough Leane, Muckross Lake (also called Middle Lake) and Upper Lake.

At the end of your scenic tour, return to Killarney for your train departure to Mallow, joining the Dublin-bound express and arriving in Dublin at 9pm. (Dinner service is available aboard the train at your own expense.)

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Customer Reviews

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Overall very good, well organized, Kilarney International was great and Morris our tour driver / guide was excellent.

Alice P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

wonderful. Peter was a very good guide. The hotel was nice, the weather too! The trip with the coach was good organized, we saw interesting places and we had a fantastic place for lunch! you have to do this trip!

Roger F M

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

Overall it was a good experience with plenty of stops on the coach tour and a very comfortable hotel. Unfortunately this was not matched by our reception at the station in Dublin. The representative was not there when we arrived. When we found him, and he gave us our papers, we found that we did not have seat reservations on the train. We were told we could sit anywhere where the 'reserved' signs were not illuminated. After we had found suitable seats and stowed our luggage, the reservation system was switched on and showed that we were sitting in seats reserved for others. This led to a scramble to find unreserved seats in other carriages. On our return journey seats were reserved and a representative guided us to them. If our first contact had been like this we would have been completely satisfied.

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