Roaming the Ring of Kerry: Portmagee & Skellig Ring
1 day tour

  • Ladie's View, the Ring of Kerry
  • Torc Waterfall in Ireland
  • Rabbie's Bus
  • Cahergall Stone Fort
  • Views from the Ring of Kerry

Don’t look away now. You’ll miss something incredible if you do. This is the Ring of Kerry, after all.  

Tour map

Tour Highlights

Waterfalls
Distilleries
National Parks

Cahergall Stone Fort Built in 600AD, this is one of the best examples of a medieval stone fort found in Ireland.

Ring of Kerry Ireland's famous 179km-long coastal route boasts some of the wildest views in Europe with its dreamlike landscapes.

Portmagee Tiny but perfect. This beautiful fishing village makes for the ideal lunchtime backdrop.

Skellig Ring These quiet, winding roads are a haven of raw, wild scenery and you can only explore them in smaller vehicles... like our mini-coaches.

Torc Waterfall Casading from above, Torc's name is linked to legends about boars, golden spears, and treacherous curses.

 

Your journey
 

All great adventures involve an unforgettable roadtrip. Before cars, it was quests on horseback, swords and leather outfits and battling the evil antagonist. We may just stumble across an Irish legend or two at some point on this tour, you never know...

Instead, your quest will give you another kind of adventure. One that exhausts your camera's battery, warms your heart, and expands your mind. And you'll get to see some of Ireland's most incredible views while you're at it.  

The Ring of Kerry is famous around the world for a reason and now it's your turn to experience all it has to offer. 

 

Tour Details

Starts
Check-in closes at 09:00 (tour departs at 09:15) - Killarney Pick-Up, Killarney Tourist Office, Beech Road, Demesne, Killarney, Co. Kerry,, Killarney, V93 AW26
Finishes (approx.)
17:30 - Killarney Drop-Off, Killarney Tourist Office, Beech Road, Demesne, Killarney, Co. Kerry,, Killarney, V93 AW26
Luggage
You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items. You can find details about luggage storage options here.
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old).

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • Some attraction tickets can be purchased in advance when you book your tour. You’ll have the option to add at check-out. Other attractions will not be available to book beforehand, instead you can purchase those while on tour.
Tour inclusions
  • Transportation by a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

You came here for an adventure and there's no greater feeling of adventure than coasting alongside a wild Irish landscape off to Rabbie's-knows-where. Leaving Killarney Town, we start our journey along the famous Ring of Kerry, Ireland's famous coastal route. We'll stop for photos along the way where we can - if we had our way, we'd stop every two metres! 

Keep some space on your camera for our first stop of the day. The Cahergall Stone Forts are old. Very old. Built back in 600AD kind of old. And you've got some time here to explore these medieval stone wonders.  

The quest continues, taking us to the tiny fishing village of Portmagee where you have time to explore and grab a bite to eat. Or you could skip all that and head straight to Portmagee Whiskey, because some things take priority.  

And because we pride ourselves on taking you somewhere a little less explored, it's time to coast along the Skellig Ring. This incredible 18km stretch of road is an extension of the Ring of Kerry, and often overlooked... we're not sure why. Get ready for wild views of raw beauty, everything that makes Ireland unfathomable. The best part? Big coaches can't take the road, yet another reason we love our small mini-buses as a way to explore off-the-beaten-track.

We'll make a few stops along this route - perhaps a quick stop into the Skellig Chocolate Factory? The views of St Finans Bay? We'll keep it flexible, because who knows what the day will bring.

By now your camera might be a tad exhausted... but just a few moments longer, trust us. As we head for our next big destination, we'll pop in at a few more stunning viewpoints before reaching Torc Waterfall. 

A stunning place to be sure. A 20 metre high waterfall cascading from above, roaring into existence all the way from the Devil's Punchbowl lake. 

But it's the mythology surrounding this waterfall we love the most. 'Torc' translates to Boar and there's a legend that involves a local man, a curse, and the Devil. But we don't want to give away all of its secrets now - that's what the tour is for.  

If we manage to avoid being cursed by the Devil, we'll depart Torc and journey back to Killarney Town. Worry not that the tour is over, you've got some killer memories as souvenirs. 

FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies. 100% charges are applicable, and you will not be entitled to a refund or alternative.

What are your cancellation policies?

Your cancellation terms depend on which tour you've booked.

For one-day tours: You'll receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more before the tour departure

For tours of between two and nine days: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 15 or more days before the tour departure

For tours of 10 or more days: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 21 or more days before the tour departure

For all European packaged tours: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 42 days before the tour departure.

If you cancel inside these notice periods, full charges will apply and no refunds will be issued.

To cancel your booking, email tours@rabbies.com as soon as possible. The effective date of cancellation will be the date we receive written confirmation from you.

Click here to view terms and conditions

Can Itineraries change?

Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. Your driver-guide will keep you up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .


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