The Gap of Dunloe Tour

Boat & Walk or Bike Tour
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Boat & Walk or Bike Tour
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  • 6 hrs 30 minsDuration
  • KillarneyDestination
  • TGODTTour Code
  • Mar-OctDates
  • 3/5Physicality
  • 12Group Size

Explore the Lakes of Killarney and The Gap of Dunloe

Looking for something unique to do in Killarney? Well, look no further than this Gap of Dunloe tour!

On this adventure, take a captivating guided boat tour across the three Lakes of Killarney before meandering through the spectacular glaciated valley of the Gap of Dunloe by walking or biking (self guided). 

Depending on your choice of walking or biking, your adventure either begins with a bus or bike experience (self guided) to the 15th-century Ross Castle, which sits on the shores of the Lakes of Killarney. Then jump aboard your guided traditional-style boat tour that takes you across the majestic three Lakes of Killarney to Lord Brandon’s Cottage in the heart of the Black Valley.

From here, you meander through the heart of the Gap of Dunloe by walking or biking (self-guided). Feast your eyes upon this dramatic valley of sparkling lakes and steep mountain cliffs! You will then arrive at Kate Kearney’s Cottage where you can put your feet up and relax before returning to Killarney via bus or bicycle. Now that is a unique day out!

For more information about this Gap of Dunloe tour, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Why You Will Love This Gap of Dunloe Tour

  • Explore the spectacular setting of Killarney National Park
  • Guided boat tour across the three Lakes of Killarney
  • Self-guided walk or bike experience through the Gap of Dunloe
  • Discover amazing scenery and learn about local myths and legends
  • Experience the vibrant town of Killarney

Start Location

1. Boat, Walk & Bus Tour – Front Pier, Ross Castle, Killarney.

2. Cycle & Boat TourKillarney Rent A Bike, Muckross Road, Killarney.

3. Private TourPick up/Drop off at Killarney accommodation venue.

Finish Location

1. Boat, Walk & Bus Tour – Ross Castle, Killarney.

2. Cycle & Boat TourKillarney Rent A Bike, Muckross Road, Killarney.

3. Private TourPick up/Drop off at Killarney accommodation venue.

Departure Day(s)

Tuesday to Sunday

Departure Time(s)

1. Boat, Walk & Bus Tour – Front Pier, Ross Castle, Killarney @ 10:15 am – Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure time at Front Pier.

2. Cycle & Boat TourKillarney Rent A Bike, Muckross Road, Killarney 09:45 am – Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure time to collect, set up bike and provide you with ample time to cycle to Ross Castle (it is approximately a 3 km/1.8 miles cycle from Killarney Rent A Bike to Ross Castle).

3. Private Tour – Pick up/Drop off at Killarney accommodation venue 09:45 am.

Included

  • Professional and experienced boat guides
  • Boat, Walk & Bus Tour Experience - Includes Guided Boat Tour of the Lakes of Killarney and Bus Return to Ross Castle from Kate Kearney's Cottage
  • Cycling & Boat Tour Experience - Includes Bicycle Hire, Helmet, Lock and Guided Boat Tour of the Lakes of Killarney

Not Included

  • Any activities/services not listed on itinerary
  • Meals - we are happy to arrange lunch for you at Lord Brandon's Cottage or Kate Kearney's Cottage
Gap of Dunloe Tour Highlights
Gap of Dunloe Tour Itinerary

Meet and Register

  1. Boat, Walk & Bus Tour – Depart @ 10:15 am at Front Pier, Ross Castle, Killarney – Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure time at Front Pier.
  2. Cycle & Boat Tour – Depart @ 9:45 am from Killarney Rent A Bike, Muckross Road, Killarney – Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure time to collect, set up bike and provide you with ample time to cycle to Ross Castle (it is approximately a 3 km/1.8 miles cycle from Killarney Rent A Bike to Ross Castle).

The Lakes of Killarney Boat Tour

10:15 am – 12:00 pm – Guided Boat Tour of the Lakes of Killarney 

Arrive and toilet break at Lord Brandon’s

12:00 pm – Arrive at Lord Brandon’s Cottage 

Gap of Dunloe Experience

Distance: 11km/7 miles from Lord Brandon’s Cottage to Kate Kearney’s Cottage 

Duration: 

  1. Walking Experience – 2 hours 45 minutes * e.g. 12:30pm-3:15pm
  2. Cycle Experience – 1 hour 30 minutes* e.g. 12:30pm-2:00pm

*All times are approximate 

Arrive and lunch at Kate Kearney’s Cottage

  1. Walking Experience – Arrive to Kate Kearney’s Cottage @ 3:30pm*
  2. Cycle Experience – Arrive to Kate Kearney’s Cottage @ 2:00pm*

*All times are approximate 

Return to Killarney

  1. Walking Experience – Depart from Kate Kearney’s Cottage via bus @ 4:15 pm and return to Ross Castle @ 4:45 pm*
  2. Cycle Experience – Depart from Kate Kearney’s Cottage via bike @ 3:30 pm and return to Killarney Rent A Bike, Muckross Road, Killarney @ 4:30 pm*

*All times are approximate 

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