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Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney

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Killarney, Ireland
Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney
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Customize your own itinerary and discover southwest Ireland’s breathtaking natural beauty on this private Ring of Kerry tour from Killarney. Follow your private guide along hiking routes around the Iveragh Peninsula. Visit pretty towns and villages including Cahersiveen and Kenmare, and discover top local attractions such as the Torc Waterfall. Enjoy panoramic cliff views along the Skellig Ring and hike to top spots like Valentia Island and Cahergall Fort. During your private tour, feel free to stop where and when you like!
  • Explore the highlights of the Ring of Kerry from Killarney
  • Enjoy the flexibility to customize the itinerary to your interests
  • See Torc Waterfall, Valentina Island, Cahergall Fort and more
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Killarney , Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry

We meet at the front desk of any Hotel, B&B or private place in Killarney town.

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This activity will end right where it started.Hotel Pick-Up Reconfirmation Required. Please confirm no later than 48 in advance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hotel Pick-Up Reconfirmation Required. Please confirm no later than 48 in advance
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Peter Stanley tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "Yes, the clouds can sometimes hamper, but if you are patient you will get to see eventually." See review
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Best tour with Peter Stanley!
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Peter Stanley, was AMAZING!!! He made this trip so memorable my son and I will never forget!!! He was so friendly and educated, we learned SO much about Irish history snd saw soo many beautiful places. Thank you Peter!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you April. I like passing my knowledge, and You are great audience. Thank both of You once. Kind regards Peter.
Ring of Kerry adventure
, May 2022
Having Peter take us for this private tour was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. From his prompt pick up at our hotel to delivering us back, the day was perfect. We were able to customize the trip and he gave us the entire day. We learned so much about the history and the culture through talking with him. We loved the Ring of Kerry drive and the many stops along the way including numerous Killarney National park views, Kenmare (Maison Gourmet has wonderful baked goods), Valentina island and the slate mine, Fogher Cliffs, Portmagee (definitely eat at The Fisherman’s), and more. I highly recommend this tour with Peter as your guide!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Elaine, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. My time with You was also fantastic! Would love to see You both again, maybe in US... Thanks once again. Peter.
Breathtaking scenery and views
, May 2022
Tony was our tour guide for the day and he was so Informative, witty and passionate about his job. He took us off the ring to explore beaches and even a chocolate factory. The Kerry cliffs was beautiful and we were so happy we stopped. We were glad we hired a private guide for the day even though it was a little pricey but well worth it. The streets are even more narrow than usual and Tony knew all the back roads. Really enjoyed our day with him.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Stacy for booking your tour with us. Thank you for coming to Ireland. Hopefully see you again. Kind Regards from Tony and Peter.
Great tour and tour guide
, May 2022
Our travel guide was Peter. Peter was professional, informative, knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend Peter and this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Great thanks Arnold, hopefully see you all again in beautiful Ireland. Kind regards Peter.
Best Day Ever!
, Apr 2022
Do yourself a favor and book this trip! I was torn on how to spend our time in Ireland because we didn’t have many days. This was our favorite day. Peter was SO awesome! He took us everywhere we wanted to go and helped guide us to places we wouldn’t have thought to stop. He never rushed us. He was so knowledgeable and friendly. We spent 10 hours with him - only because we kept him that long. Ha! He was totally fine and happy to keep stopping for us though, and I can’t thank him enough for helping my family make such great memories in the little time we had in beautiful Ireland. To name just a few places we saw - Valentia Island, Kerry Cliffs, Torc Waterfall, Mucross House and Gardens, Cahergall Fort. I can’t stress enough, if you’re not sure if you should book this or not - do it!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks Lorie. That was also great day for me, You and Your family of anglers were very enjoyable. Hope the salmon fishing was successful... if not , next time will be :) Thanks once again, regards from Ireland. Peter.
A day I will always treasure!
, Nov 2021
A true VIP experience! Tony was an absolute gentleman- I am so glad he was my tour guide and partner for the day! A day of great conversation and experiences. There is no way I would have seen some of the sites on my own. Tony gave me a day that I will always treasure and I thank him for that.
Fun, memorable and truly worth it
, Oct 2021
Excellent tour. Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make the tour truly memorable and enjoyable. Pickup and drop-off were both efficient and our guide was very flexible. Water was also provided. Do bring and wear stuff suited to the largely unpredictable Kerry climate - one moment you may need sunscreen and sunglasses and another you may need rain ponchos and wellies! We saw a lot and had a really wonderful time. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Jordan. I had a great day with you both as well. Thanks a lot. I'm sure that we will be in touch. Regards Peter.
Wonderful day spent touring the Ring of Kerry with Peter!
, Sep 2021
We had an excellent private tour with Peter on 8/23! My friend and I were visiting from California and decided to splurge on a private tour so that we could skip the mega bus during Covid. We also wanted to go to the Kerry Cliffs, which the bus cannot get to...It was SO worth every penny! Peter was just so informative on so many things. I didn't want to just see the sights, but also wanted background info and special knowledge on what we were seeing and Peter had all of that in spades. By doing the Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction than the Mega Buses go, we were able to avoid lots of the crowds. We were blessed with gorgeous weather and when we got to the Kerry Cliffs we were in awe - I can't believe how many people miss them entirely when they visit. It was just breathtaking. Peter always checked in with us and made sure if we wanted a coffee or lunch that we were taken care of...I really trusted him on the drive as well which takes a good level of driving skill. We cannot recommend Peter and this tour enough! We came back to CA still dreaming of everything that we saw that day - just magical!
Best tour imaginable!
, Aug 2021
The Ring of Kerry is spectacular in and of itself, but having a tour guide like Piotr truly made for a memorable experience. His knowledge of the history and evolution of the land and people, as well as the local lore, was outstanding. And he was so willing to tailor the tour, stopping only where we wanted and for as long as we wished, made for a perfect day. And he made us all anxious to return to Ireland soon. Five stars all the way around.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank You for visiting us. we had a great day. I always hope to see my guests again. Do not forget Ireland :)
Great scenery-so glad to have a driver.
, Jan 2020
This is some of the most beautiful coastline views. Yes, the clouds can sometimes hamper, but if you are patient you will get to see eventually. Although we rented a car to drive around Ireland, this is some very harrowing windy, narrow roads with hairpin turns. Dan was a great driver and guide. He showed us all the highlights on the ring of Kerry and gave us history and background to learn about them. He also made some great recommendations for where to stop on our next drive. It was so nice to go off season when the ring road wasn’t clogged with busses-it was even worth putting up with the cold wind and rain. I highly recommend doing this day trip from Killarney.
Saw a lot on a short day
Nancy K
, Dec 2019
William was great. He showed us about as much as it was possible to see on a late November day. His knowledge of the area's history and culture added significantly to the experience.
The marvelous Ted Kennedy
, Oct 2019
What an exceptional tour of the Ring of Kerry provided by Ted. He was amusing, always with a fun Irish story. A challenging drive on winding roads that Ted rode with ease and confidence. He went out of his way to show us every exceptional view on the Ring as well as on side roads. There is no way a large tour bus could have given to us a more spectacular. He knows the Ring. If you come to Ireland and you wish to tour the Ring of Kerry if you do not have the pleasure of Ted Kennedy providing this service you are missing out.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank You for a fabulous day. I am so glad. I hope You will not forget Ireland and come back soon.
Fantastic day
, Oct 2019
This tour was awesome. Our driver Tony is quite the personality, if you know what I mean (you’ll understand that comment when you take his tour). Tony showed up at our hotel on time and took us on a very pleasant tour of the ring of Kerry and places in between. He finds out what you like and recommends great points of interest. I usually just drive myself around but I’m really glad we took this tour as I would never have found the great spots that Tony knows, he seems to know every bump in the road. The only tiring part of the trip was getting in and out of the car to take hundreds of photos of all the wonderful scenic views. I’ll be recommending this trip to friends and family. Thanks for a great day Tony, you’re the best.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for great opinion. Tony will be really happy and all of us are really glad that You had a nice tour. Hopfly see You again. Kind regards Peter.
Fantastic Day
, Jul 2019
We booked the trip a couple of days in advance and couldn't have been happier with the experience. The driver, Brian, was extremely friendly, knowledgable and brought us to places my parents had never been to, and they have been going to Kerry for 50 years! Also this tour goes to areas the buses cannot reach due to the roads. The van would fit 5-6 people very comfortably and the freedom to stop where you like for how long you choose really makes the day.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks Ronan for great review. I really appreciate it. If You ever need guide in Ireland , we will be ready. Regards Brian.
So happy we booked this tour!
, Jun 2019
This tour was fantastic. We had Will Fleming, who has received numerous other excellent reviews ... and we found out why. He’s very informative on so many fronts - history, politics, economics, nature, etc., all while he navigates the windy, often narrow roads of the ring. He was also very accommodating to our needs, including access by car to the cliffs of Kerry, which is normally not allowed, and finding us a charming lunch spot on our personal time table. Compared to a large bus tour or trying to enjoy this trip in our own car, this tour is a no brainer, so happy we booked it!!
Peter was amazing
, Mar 2019
We booked this tour of the ring of Kerry, even though we had rented a car, because I’ve read that the roads are pretty treacherous in some parts and with tour buses, it was a difficult trip. I am so glad I did! We were driving in from Dublin that morning and Peter stayed in communication with us via telephone to schedule a pick up time. He picked us up promptly at the Holiday Inn in Killarney, and he was so knowledgeable about the area. We saw a waterfall, and cliffs, and castles, and beautiful beach and country side views. Some I had suggested and some he had. We even stopped at a quaint authentic Irish pub for a bathroom break and a pint. He talked to us about the history or Kerry and Ireland along the way, and it was a really great tour. Definitely worth the money. There were 4 of us, and we all enjoyed ourselves. We weren’t squished in a car either. He had a 6 seater car that made the trip even more interesting. Thanks Peter!
Perhaps our expectations were too high...
Noreen W
, Oct 2018
Perhaps our expectations were too high, but we were expecting a tour, not just a taxi ride. Our driver was very accommodating, pleasant and brought us to the beautiful sights of the Ring of Kerry, plus an additional couple of requests we made. However, we were anticipating context and insight in addition to the ride as is typical for tours. Even more disappointing, the taxi that arrived to bring the 4 of us for our 9 hour excursion was very uncomfortable for 3 adults in the back seat.
Ring of Kerry & Kerry Cliffs
, Oct 2018
Patrick was amazing!! So much history and knowledge. Really catered to what we wanted on our tour. It was just my husband and I on a private tour. The cliffs of Kerry are a must!!!
Ring of Kerry Tour
, Oct 2018
It was a tour of a lifetime! We had such an excellent tour guide named William. He was such a wealth of information. Felt very comfortable & safe throughout the ride. We had a party of six and everyone absolutely loved the tour. I would highly recommend this private tour!!!!
Ring of Kerry - Richard
, Sep 2018
Our tour of the Ring of Kerry with Richard on August 29, 2018 was superb! We departed from our hotel in Killarney for a full day tour with our driver Richard. The whole experience was wonderful, well-paced and enlightening. He was a knowledgeable, gracious guide and host! We highly recommend a small venue private tour like this as it is well worth the small added cost per person.W and L from Florida

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