Tour of the Killarney Valley and National Park,County Kerry,Ireland.
Margaret Mitchell's novel"Gone with the Wind"opens with these lines:"There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilisation gone with the wind". My private tour of the Killarney Valley and National Park reminds me of Margaret Mitchell's prophetic words of another time long past.
I will show you the old Killarney that visitors rarely see, including a few gems of times past but still surviving and thriving. I will include the places that have made Killarney a famous visitor's destination, Muckross House and Gardens, Ladies View, Molls Gap, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and The Gap of Dunloe.
We will visit the world renowned Kate Kearney's Cottage and a traditional Irish Pub, The Beaufort Bar where Whiskey Tasting will be offered under the expert hand and tuition of its owner, Padraig O'Sullivan before returning to Killarney.
9. 30am - collect customers at their accomodation.
9. 30am to 11am - Killarney National Park including Molls Gap, Ladies View, Derrycunnihy Church, Torc Waterfall and Muckross Abbey.
11am to 1pm - Guided tour of Muckross House and Gardens.
1pm to 2pm - Lunch at Muckross House Garden Restaurant and visit to Souvenir & Craft Shop.
2pm - Guided tour of Ross Castle.
3pm - motor tour to St. Mary's Cathedral, The Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearney's Cottage.
4pm - Visit to a traditional Irish Pub plus Whiskey Tasting at The Beaufort Bar.
5. 30pm - return to your accomodation.
* 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 will collect you at your accomodation in Killarney or the immediate surrounding area.
End location: I will return you to your accomodation.
Duration: 8 hours
I will be driving my 7 seater Ford Tourneo Custom touring van, 2018 model, air-conditioned, leather seating and maintained to a high standard.
This tour is for 8 hours duration and for up to 7 persons. Included in this price is my time as a qualified professional driver. It includes my private Guiding Service and all transport costs, vehicle/fuel etc.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euro - The local payment is made up of the cost of lunch during the day 10 euro per person and the charge for Irish Whiskey Tasting at 15 euro per person which is optional.
You will need to have lunch during the day and I have already explained the cost of lunch. You may also wish to purchase a souvenir of your tour and I would suggest a piece of Muckross Pottery that is made at the Craft Centre at Muckross House. As previously explained the Irish Whiskey Tasting is optional but excellent value as you will be offered 4 different whiskeys to taste. Admission Charges are extra.
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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Knowledgeable and accommodating, a great day.