Boat, Hiking, Pony & Trap Tour of The Gap of Dunloe and Killarney's Lakes
Taking this tour by boat, hiking or Pony and Trap is one of the great classic day tours through Killarney's three Lakes followed by The Gap of Dunloe mountain pass.
At the 15th century Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane and a short distance from Killarney town centre a local traditional boatman will take us aboard his boat and set off on the 12 mile boat trip through the Lakes of Killarney to Lord Brandon's Cottage, the site of an old hunting lodge.
During the boat trip you will pass through Bricin Bridge, The Meetings of the Waters, Dinis Cottage and The Eagle's Nest before arriving at Lord Brandon's for lunch.
After lunch we will start our journey by foot or on a traditional Pony & Trap through The Black Valley and the world renowned Gap of Dunloe. These mountain passes are glacial valleys with Ireland's highest mountains, the MacGillycuddy Reeks away to the west.
Your journey will come to an end when we arrive at Kate Kearney's Cottage at the bottom of The Gap for a welcome fireside drink.
9. 30am - collection from your accommodation in Killarney.
10am - arrive at Ross Castle.
10. 30am - board your licensed boat.
11. 30am - arrive at The Meeting of the Waters and Dinis Cottage.
12. 30pm - arrive at Lord Brandon's Cottage and Lunch.
1. 30pm - journey through The Gap of Dunloe
4pm - arrive at Kate Kearney's Cottage
5pm - depart Kate Kearney's
5. 30pm - arrive back at your accommodation in Killarney.
* For larger groups I can hire a mini-coach or bus with driver that will accommodate up to 50 people. Contact me for a quote based on your numbers.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can collect you at your chosen accommodation, the local Rail Station, Kerry Airport or any location in the general Killarney area.
End location: I will return you to your chosen accommodation.
Duration: 8 hours
I driving my 7 seater luxury Ford Tourneo Custom touring van, 2018 model, that is air-conditioned, with leather seating and maintained to a high standard.
Transport to Ross Castle and from Kate Kearneys, professional driver, private guiding service, cost of boat hire, tour planning and insurance.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - Lunch and post tour drink. Also factor in the hire of a Pony & Trap if required at 25 euro per person
If you choose to hire a Pony & Trap at Lord Brandon's there is an additional charge of Euro €25 per person
I am not restricted access to any historical or heritage sites in Kerry. However, state owned properties such as Muckross House and Ross Castle provide their own guides of the interior of the buildings and you must honour and respect these regulations.
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Ray really did a fantastic job! We would love to have him as our tour guide again! Great tour!