Killarney Lakes boat trip on Killarney Lakes
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Scenic Tours

The hotels are in a perfect location for the numerous scenic tours which are a must for any visitor to Killarney.

The Gap of Dunloe Tour, Ring of Kerry Tour and Dingle Peninsula Tour all depart daily in the Summer months from The Europe Hotel & Resort. Pick-ups from The Dunloe can also be organised upon request.

The Gap of Dunloe Tour  - The Gap of Dunloe is one of the most stunningly beautiful parts of County Kerry and indeed Ireland. Stretching through the MacGuillicuddy Reeks mountain range, this beautiful glacial valley simply must be experienced to be appreciated.Guests of The Europe Hotel & Resort can be collected from the front door of the hotel for this memorable trip. The tour begins with a short coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage where you can take a jaunting car or go on horseback through the six mile pass. A packed lunch can be arranged upon request. Once through the gap, boats are waiting for the homeward journey via the enchanting Upper, Middle & Lower Lakes to historic Ross Castle where coaches await for the journey back to Killarney.

The Ring of Kerry Tour - One of the most famous and popular road circuits for tourists in the South West of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry, traverses the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula. Dramatic panoramas, majestic mountains, ancient sites and towns are found along the 166km (104 miles) route through the southern tip of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry circuit runs anti-clockwise and passes through many picturesque villages such as Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Caherciveen, Waterville, Sneem and returns via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwood's of Killarney's magnificent National Park. The Ring of Kerry is part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years and is undoubtedly Ireland's greatest tour. Visitors can cover the Ring of Kerry on a full day trip approx 10.30 am -5pm).

The Dingle Peninsula - The Dingle Peninsula has the most rugged Atlantic coastline in Kerry and is considered by many to have some of Europe's most spectacular scenery. The Slea Head Drive, which forms part of the Dingle Peninsula, is the most westerly point in Europe. It is here that visitors can gaze across the Atlantic towards America, and empathise with the millions of emigrants who once took this route. There are splendid views around Slea Head, especially of the Blasket Islands and the scattered rocks, all part of an exploded volcanic area. Dingle town faces comfortably onto a sheltered harbour one of the world's natural beauty spots - home to an active fishing fleet and resident dolphin - "Fungi". It has a diving centre, sailing club, art galleries and traditional craft. Dingle has many eccentric & colourful pubs and fine restaurants, offering entertainment and traditional Irish music unique to the area. Much of Irish heritage is maintained in this Irish (Gaelic) speaking region and this beautiful setting played host to the filming of ‘Ryan's Daughter' and ‘Far and Away' starring Tom Cruise.

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