The Wild Coast of Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head
1 day tour

  • Inch Beach in Dingle Peninsula
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Slea Head Drive, Ireland
  • Dingle town, ice cream shop
  • Dingle Peninsula_Ireland

It’s passionate. It’s wild. It’s mysterious. Dingle Peninsula will take your breath away. 

Tour map

Tour Highlights

Beaches
Walks
National Parks
Film Locations

Inch Beach Windswept. Wild. Dunes stretched out for miles. The vibrant Atlantic beyond it. Inch Beach aims to impress.

Slea Head Drive Historic sites, gorgeous villages, and stunning views await along this famous scenic route.

Dunmore Head The view from this headland is all roaring waves and swooping seabirds.

Gallarus Oratory This ancient church is over 1000 years old and has an enviable and magical view.

Dingle Peninsula Glorious beaches merge with traditional Irish scenery in this land of Gaelic mystery and towering forts.

 

Your journey

 

Dingle Peninsula will take your breath away. It will take your camera’s breath away. It will ruin all future holidays for you... only kidding. Though, once you’ve experienced this vast and beautiful region, you’ll understand why we love it so much. 
It’s a place where glorious beaches hug luscious shorelines. Where the traditions of a mysterious and passionate culture remain part of the everyday, from ruins to towns. 
And just when you think this region simply can’t have it all, you find yourself falling in love with the jolly and colourful town of Dingle. Munching on freshly caught seafood. Strolling down the streets. Resisting the urge to quit your job and your life and move here instead. 

 

Tour Details

Starts
Check-in closes at 09:15 (tour departs at 09:30) - Killarney Pick-Up, Killarney Tourist Office, Beech Road, Demesne, Killarney, Co. Kerry,, Killarney, V93 AW26
Finishes (approx.)
17:00 - 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
  • Attraction tickets may need to be purchased in advance. More information is provided in your booking confirmation e-mail
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
  • Attraction entry tickets

Itinerary

So, you want to be wowed? Do you want to marvel at something? You’ve come to the right place. Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula is an icon for a reason, and we can’t wait to share it with you. 

As we depart Killarney Town, we assure you the weather does not matter – even as we head for the glorious Inch Beach. It’s the kind of place that’s perfect no matter what – glistening in the sunlight or waves crashing in argument with the angry clouds above. You’ll find the locals and other travellers agree, the beach being popular with surfers, anglers and swimmers all year round. 

We then journey along Slea Head Drive (or Slí Cheann Sléibhe if you want to practice the local tongue), one of Ireland’s most scenic routes. Make sure you’re not napping as we coast along this circular route. Trust us, you’ll kick yourself later if you miss these views. 

There’s so much to love along the way, and we’ll keep our options open as we drive. Perhaps you’ll stop in at Tóchar Maothaithe – Ireland's famous beehive huts. Or maybe the Famine Cottages, bleak histories with an incredible view. 

Our drive takes us to Slea Head (or Dunmore Headland) where beautiful views await. You’ll pop out for a little walk, or perhaps down to the beach below. 

The adventure continues and we’ll look for more incredible places to stop along the way as we make our way to Gallarus Oratory. Ancient and striking, this is one of the only remaining churches of its type to survive intact today and it’s your turn to explore it. 

Our final stop of the day is the lovely town of Dingle. You have a couple of hours here to explore as you wish. Maybe you’ll sample some of the local cuisine? Or have yourself an afternoon treat at the distillery? Or simply wander and take in those views. The choice is yours. 

It’s time to head back to Killarney, just a short drive to end a pretty fabulous day. 

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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