Stories told in stone along the Skellig Ring on the Ring of Kerry

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Tour Number

Activity Level

574809


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Tour is suitable for children 10 years and older. Children under 10 yrs welcome. Please advise ages in advance of tour date and indicate if child seats are needed.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Explore the hidden gems off the beaten track along the Skellig coast on the Ring of Kerry


Travel along the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way to the Skellig Coast.
To begin, we travel through time along Valentia Island, from the 385 million-year-old Tetrapod Tracks to the Kildreenagh early Christian site with a beautiful Ogham stone. Stop at the must-see Valentia island slate quarry.
Visit the landing site of the worlds first trans Atlantic cable looking out onto the Skellig Rock.
Stop in charming Portmagee for lunch. Continue on the Skellig Ring over the mountains through the magnificent Coom An Easpaig with amazing views over Skellig Michael.
Descend into the Glen with its beautiful patchwork of green fields cloaking the sides of this remote hidden valley. In the Glen enjoy a stop at the Skellig Chocolate factory.
After Waterville call to Eightercua ancient standing stone alignment and Lohers medieval stone ring Fort. Continue on the Ring to Kenmare and on to Molls Gap.
Call to Ladies view to take in the stunning view of the Lakes of Killarney.

Itinerary

Suggested timing:
9:00 am - Depart from Killarney. Travel along the famous Ring of Kerry stopping at the best spots to take in the views on our way to the Skellig coast.
10:30 am to 1. 30pm - Travel by ferry to Valentia Island to visit the Tetrapod Tracks, Valentia Slate Quarry, Kildreenagh early Christian site and the landing site of the first Trans Atlantic Telegraph Cable.
Discover how this remote island played a starring role in the very early days of modern telecommunications. The cable landing site this will be the first of many opportunities in the day to enjoy wonderful views of the Skellig Rock.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Stop for lunch in the charming fishing village of Portmagee
2:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Leave Portmagee and continue on the Skellig Ring towards Waterville to visit Eightercua standing stone alignment and Loher stone ring fort. Tour along the Ring of Kerry route to Sneem and Kenmare.
Call to Ladies View to take in the spectacular view over the Lakes of Killarney.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 9 hours 30 min.

Kildreenagh early Christian and Eightercua standing stone alignment sites are located on a working farms. Access to the sites depends on whether farmers have animals grazing in the field.

Transportation

Clean and comfortable Volkswagen mini bus with air conditioning.
Short boat ride.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: - Bottled water
- Photo opportunities with 6ft 4'' guide dressed as Chewbacca
- Priceless memories
-Boat ride (price is agreed per group and not per person, therefore it is included and fixed regardless of the number of participants)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - Lunch.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

None.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    574809


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Tour is suitable for children 10 years and older. Children under 10 yrs welcome. Please advise ages in advance of tour date and indicate if child seats are needed.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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