You could easily spend the whole day at Muckross and it's gardens. The guided tour was very well done by a young lady and there was no rush. We took the tour to the waterfall by horse and carriage which was really nice. The friendly man told us also about the house and surroundings. The 'cottages' tour wasn't that interesting we thought, because you see so many of these villages around the world. I wouldn't have chosen next time for a joint-ticket.