We take a drive passed Ireland’s highest mountain range and highest peak, Corrán Tuathail –
part of an ancient glacial landscape. The Ring crosses Killarney National Park – with heart-stopping
views of lakes and peaks, waterfalls, ancient woods of oak and yew,
and Ireland’s only herd of wild native red deer. Rare white-tailed sea
eagles drift overhead. To the west, seals ‘pup’ in sheltered Kenmare Bay.
And on the shores of Valentia Island are the Tetrapod tracks – the earliest
fossil footprints in the world.
Further west still, out to sea, is an extraordinary, far-flung place of
pilgrimage: Skellig Michael – one of the wonders of the world. 1300
years ago, early Christian monks built a remarkable hermitage at the
top of this jagged ocean crag – then at the furthest limits of the known
world. This mysterious and awe-inspiring place – described by George
Bernard Shaw as “part of our dream world” – is now a UNESCO World
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Stop At: Ring of Kerry, Ireland
The Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula to give it its correct name) is part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland, that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question. An essential part of any visit to Ireland, this tour circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks, running through its many passes and valleys along the shore of Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay. There is an unspoilt nature to Ireland’s most beautiful region and the Ring of Kerry provides many unforgettable memories as it passes through many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem. Your return to Killarney is via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney’s magnificent National Park.
Duration: 7 hours