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Take a Wild N Happy 2-day self-guided tour and discover the real side of these most spectacular destinations. Your journey allows you to experience exciting activities while at the same time you get to encounter breathtaking scenery of Ireland’s highest mountains, the McGillycuddy Reeks, glistening lakes and rivers, wild rugged coastlines, golden beaches, and quaint towns and villages.
If a self-guided tour sounds like the best way to explore our beautiful country, you might like to also consider our wider range of self-guided tours of Ireland. If you’d prefer to explore Ireland with a guide, consider our multi-day tours of Ireland instead.
On this self-guided tour of Dingle and the Ring of Kerry, you will embark on a wondrous discovery of rich cultural traditions and history, wild ecological wonders, and meet the vibrant people of these unique destinations. A truly magnificent experience on the very edge of Europe that will rekindle your Celtic spirit and leave you with a memory that will be forever ingrained in your heart. Keep reading to learn more, and please get in touch if you have any questions.
9:00 AM – Recommended departure time. Setting off early is always recommended, but this is a self-drive tour, so you can leave when it suits you.
Dingle is your destination today, as you explore this dramatic and beautiful peninsula that is littered with archaeological and historical wonders.
Your first stop off is at Inch beach, famous for being the place where an inch is actually three miles long and where we take a short stroll along its golden sands and watch long rolling waves that come crashing ashore. Once aboard you head due west to the edge of Europe, also known as Slea Head. Feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches and the magnificent Blasket Islands. Continue your journey around this rich and vibrant peninsulas exploring its vast Gaelic culture and learning a cupla focal (some words) in Irish along the way.
You have the opportunity to visit Dingle town, a picturesque fishing town that was famed for Fungi the dolphin who had been a local for almost 30 years, before making your return journey to Killarney and enjoy an evening of fantastic food and entertainment.
Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to unlock the real beauty of the world famous Ring of Kerry. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.
Even better, take an incredible tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse (weather permitting) of the dramatic Skellig Islands (Star Wars famed).
After a well-earned bite to eat, slowly make your way back to Killarney stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to discover their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.