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 Bed & Breakfast guesthouse.
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: Bed and Breakfast 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.)