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The Ring of Kerry

  • Travel Southwest by Train.

Welcome to the Kingdom!

A one-day tour offering a unique opportunity to experience the world renowned Ring of Kerry, with its overwhelming mountains and seascapes.


On this tour there are views of the Skellig Rocks (islands), where Star Wars 'The Force Awakens' was recently filmed.

Book 2 or more Day Tours with Railtours Ireland and receive a free DoDublin 48hr Hop on Hop off ticket!
  • Return Train Journey.
  • Reserved Seats on the train.
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout.
  • Ring of Kerry Tour.
  • Escorted Coach.


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The Ring of Kerry - TOUR CODE:DH05
1 Days


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"Fantastic day experiencing the Ring of Kerry"

Dec 2023 by Kelly

My wife and I were lucky enough to embark on the Ring of Kerry tour with our tour guide John. His enthusiasm in relaying information about the sites and stories of Irish culture was infectious. The views from the tour bus were beautiful and the stops were astounding. The trip was 14 hours but it only felt like a fraction of the time due to stunning Irish countryside and the company that shared in the experience. I highly recommend this tour and can not speak highly enough of our thoughtful tour guide.

"One of the best!"

Sep 2021 by Nick B

Highly Recommended! Our starting guide John(volunteer) was really informative and quite passionate about his work. He had a lot of stories to tell and the train ride was fun! Our bus guide Batt in the ring of Kerry was too good and really fun. There were singing songs and all kinds of stories. It was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had in a very long time! If you are looking to visit Kerry and are short on time this tour is very highly recommended!

"Great way to see the countryside."

Apr 2019 by Bryon H

View of Skelligs

We recently took this tour and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our day.
The staff at Heuston Station were well-organised, managing several different groups efficiently. Our train chaperone, Sally, did a wonderful job of looking after us and off on the trains. Morris, our driver from Deros Tours, who met us in Killarney, was fantastic as coach driver and was also a very informative and entertaining tour guide.

"Very enjoyable day to a fantastic location"

Oct 2017 by Joan S

I highly recommend this tour . Our train hostess , Sally , was efficient & friendly & the guide , Norman & driver , Tim on the actual coach tour were both fantastic - calm , patient , friendly & knowledgeable . It was a very enjoyable day to a fantastic location

"The train ride from Dublin to Mallow and then to Killarney offers the chance to see the Irish countryside"

May 2016 by Cody W

Even though it was cloudy and we had some rain, we enjoyed the tour. The train ride from Dublin to Mallow and then to Killarney offers the chance to see the Irish countryside. The bus tour of the Ring of Kerry included several stops for photos plus a stop to eat lunch and a stop to see a sheep herding demonstration. The driver/guide was excellent.

"This tour was incredible! Great tour with a great company."

Mar 2016 by Julie

This tour was incredible! My mom and I had such a fun time with Norman and Mert driving in a smaller coach around the whole ring. We stopped for the most perfect picture moments and at a great little place for lunch. Everything was just perfect for this day long tour. It was informative, relaxing, and just beautiful to look at the scenery. I recommend this tour for any travelers in search of a relaxing day. Also, something we did not know about the company doing this, you can opt to stay in Killarney for a night and go onto see more of the country the next day instead of only doing a 1 day tour. I would suggest this since there is not much time to see Killarney through the tour. Either way, great tour with a great company.

"The tour was fabulous...great staff..."

Jul 2015 by Gladys R

The tour was fabulous...great staff, friendly, and willing to make your day as memorable as possible..a no hassle, good time trip!

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  • Return Train Journey.
  • Reserved Seats on the train.
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout.
  • Ring of Kerry Tour.
  • Escorted Coach.


Book any 2 day tours and receive a Free Upgrade: Hop-on-Hop-off Dublin City Sightseeing Tour Ticket.

Dublin to Killarney, Ring of Kerry

Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

Check-in beside the Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our representative will be waiting for you in their bright yellow jacket!


Check in for 07:00 departure from Dublin Heuston Station, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway, and now the official principal station of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s national railway company.



As your train departs, we travel in a south westerly direction, through Dublin's western suburbs and then through the lush fertile countryside of Co. Kildare. Our journey takes us through the Curragh which is famous for its racecourse, home of the Irish Derby, and there are many stud farms in the vicinity. Look out for the best of Irish bloodstock training on the Curragh plain as we pass. We continue our journey to the Southwest through Portlaoise, Thurles, Limerick Junction, Charleville arriving at the junction station of Mallow where we change trains to Killarney. You don't need to worry about this change as you will be fully escorted from Dublin all the way to Killarney by our Railtours Ireland First Class host.


On arrival in Killarney Station you will be shown to your seat on the motorcoach for your tour of the spectacular Ring of Kerry.


There are plenty of stops along the Ring of Kerry for morning tea, lunch and photo stops, etc. Ireland’s highest mountains are located in Kerry and Carrauntouhil, which can be seen en route, is the highest, standing at 1041 metres. We will make a stop at the Kerry Bog Village Museum, which gives people an insight into how people lived and worked in rural Ireland in the 18th century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe.


Later, on the approach to Waterville, there are views (weather permitting) of the Skellig Rocks (islands), where Star Wars 'The Force Awakens' was recently filmed. We will make several photo stops, a stop for lunch and one final stop at the pretty village of Sneem, for about 30 minutes, or as directed by your tour leader.


An essential part of any visit to Ireland, this tour circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks and runs through its many passes and valleys along the shores 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 the many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and returns via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney's magnificent National Park.


At the end of the tour you will be brought to the railway station at Killarney.


17:41 Depart Killarney for Dublin by train and change trains at Mallow, with your tour host close at hand!

21:00 Arrival into Dublin Heuston Station.

Full Day Tour
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