Private Mizen Head Tour from Kenmare
This private day trip from Kenmare takes you along the Atlantic Ocean coastline of West Cork to Mizen Head. Pass through Killarney National Park, verdant farmland, and quaint Irish villages, including Bantry and Glengarriff, via the Caha Pass. You're treated to sweeping vistas and personalized commentary along the way. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
Your private tour to Mizen Head starts with pickup from your accommodation in Killarney town. A personalized driver-guide takes you through Killarney National Park, including a stop at Torc Waterfall, hidden in a dense forest. Heading along N71, you'll reach Ladies View with a spectacular vista of the park's lakes.
Continuing on through Moll's Gap, you'll find a 3,000-year-old Druid stone circle and Cromwell's Bridge in Kenmare town, where local fishermen, farmers, and craftsmen sell their products on market day. Crossing the Kenmare River toward Glengarriff village, stop along the way at Bonane Heritage Park. Your guide can point out evidence of a stone fort and the ruins of a traditional Irish cottage and stone circle. After a stop at Lorge Chocolatier for a taste, pass through tunnels linking County Kerry to County Cork.
On arrival at Glengariff, you can purchase a seafood or farmer's lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and take a short walk through Glengarriff Park to see the seals basking lazily on the rocks.
Your drive proceeds to Bantry town toward Durrus, moving along the coast to Toormore and finally to Mizen Head, passing beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the countryside of West Cork en route. Mizen Head itself delivers an unforgettable impression with fantastic photo ops. After a rest stop at the cafe and gift shop, relax during the 1.5-hour return drive to Killarney, with drop-off at your accommodation.