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Gap of Dunloe Half-Day Tour and Boat Ride from Killarney

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    What to Expect
    Having arrived at the cottage by coach the visitor then commences the seven mile journey through the Gap to Lord Brandon’s cottage by trap, pony or on foot, where a light lunch can be obtained. There is much evidence of glacial action in the Gap, in striae and ice-molded rocks.

    The towering summits of the Reeks, the changing shadows on the Purple and Tomies mountains, the silence and solitude of the rugged glen – all combine to make an unforgettable impression upon the visitor. The boats depart from Brandon Cottage approx 2.15pm and arrive later in the afternoon at Ross Castle having come through the three lakes of Killarney. On this section of the tour you will be enchanted by the stories and folklore of the boatmen. Motorcoach will await you at Ross Castle to take you back to Killarney.

    In 2016 we will be celebrating 70 years as Official Tour Operators of the Gap of Dunloe Tour so why not join us for this renowned experience.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ardross, Ross Road, Killarney
    Departure Time
    5h 18m
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Boat
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Jaunting Cart
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The walk through the Gap was absolutely stunning and the boat ride through the lakes was the icing on the cake. The tour provided transport (shuttle to Kate Kearney's Cottage and boats from Lord Brandon's Cottage to Ross Castle). You are responsible for getting from Kate
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    Guide was fantastic, very entertaining, we saw him later as a cab driver too. Scenery, trip and guide couldn't have been better. I would highly recommend taking this trip.
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    My partner and I came on the boat tour, across the lake with our bikes. It was such a great experience, and our guide was funny and full of useful and interesting information, it was such a beautiful peaceful day out, surrounded by green mountains, winding streams and the wind
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    We had a great time on this tour. Every staff member we met was friendly and helpful. The captain on our boat ride offered an interesting mix of stories and local knowledge and more stories. The walk thru The Gap was well worth the effort. Despite the weather...we loved
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    Last July2019 we took a jaunting car ride through the Gap of Dunloe and a boat trip down the lakes to our starting point at Killarney. What an amazing experience and what fun! Jerry, who took us by horse and cart had us in stitches throughout with his Irish wit and humour. I
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