Killarney Guided Tours is proud to share a few words from our guests. We welcome your feedback via TripAdvisor so we can share your experiences here.
"First, our guide was very personable and such an expert on the area. Felt like we saw hidden gems of the area. He gave us options based on our interests. In the end, felt like my friends and I were touring around with a friend we have known for years." Best Two Day Tours in Ireland (Ring of Kerry/Dingle Peninsula), September 2023.
"This tour is worth every Euro. This is absolutely the BEST way to see Ireland, and I cannot recommend Gerard enough! (I do not recommend driving on these narrow, windy roads). We had three generations of family members traveling and gave him what seemed like an impossible task: We wanted to see the best of the Ring of Kerry without spending all day in the car AND we wanted to split up. Three of us wanted to hike and the older three (in their 70s and 80s) wanted to see some of the historical sights...This was one of our best days in Ireland..." Photography Day Tour Ring of Kerry/Skellig Ring, July, 2023
"By far the highlight of our 10 day Ireland trip! If you are lucky enough to be able to get on Gerard Scott’s schedule, book immediately! Gerard took us on a two day tour of the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. They were one of the most beautiful, magical places I’ve ever seen." Dingle & Ring of Kerry Two Day Tour, June 2023
"Our small group had a grand 4-day experience touring southern and western Ireland with Gerard as our driver and guide. Very knowledgeable about the country and its history...The vehicle was new and clean and comfortable. I believe we saw more of the real Ireland than most visitors. Strongly recommend this service for a true Ireland experience." Luck of the Irish Tour, May, 2023
"We found the pot of gold touring Ireland with KGT. We had a great experience with KGT and Gerard and recommend using their service for a great and memorable Ireland experience." Ring of Kerry Day Tour, April, 2023"Killarney Guided Tours was THE BEST way to begin our third tour of Ireland. We had read so many outstanding reviews, that booking with Gerard Scott was the only option we considered. Our experience was far from the standard tour fare. He came to know us very quickly and ascertained what would provide the best private experience for our 50th Wedding Anniversary Tour. We took many of the roads less travelled and had so many incredible photo opportunities. We would be honored to travel with Killarney Guided Tours when we return to Ireland! Thank you, Gerard, for memories that will last a lifetime!" Multi-day Tour, May, 2022
"Gerard is absolutely wonderful. I would give him 10 stars if it were an option. He knows the "off the beaten path" and shows the best that Ireland has to view. We traveled as a family...Memories that we will always have to take with us!" Ring of Kerry/Skellig Ring Day Tour, March, 2022
"Gerard was an incredible guide who responded to our requests and made sure we experienced the very best of Ireland. We ate at the best little pubs and restaurants and saw incredible views. His welcoming and friendly demeanor throughout our 5 days was reflective of the spirit of Ireland. Highly recommend." "Bucket List Tour", March 2020"We met Gerard and immediately felt at home, he was so friendly and accommodating. Made frequent stops for pictures and special requests. I wish I could have stayed linger and discover more of Ireland. There is no way to really enjoyed Ireland with the expertise of someone like Killarney Guided tours. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." Three-day Tour, March 2020
"We just got back yesterday from our 10 day vacation in Ireland. We were fulfilling my 87 year old Mom's bucket list and I can't thank Gerard enough for helping us put it all together. Overall, this was the most low stress trip we have ever taken. My husband was so happy to sit back and relax and leave the driving to Gerard...All I can say is you are top-notch! Many thanks again for a lovely tour of Ireland. Nana loves you!" Multi-day Tour, October 2019
"To celebrate our 35th, my wife and I visited Ireland in July for 9 nights...We enjoyed a delightful fascinating (first) visit to the land of my ancestors- including visiting cousins in Clare. My wife talked me into having a private driver take us around. Too expensive I said. I can drive I said. It will be awkward I thought. Well, I was wrong. Having Gerard Scott drive five of our days made a great trip even better in so many ways. Gerard is so professional, so helpful, such a friendly companion, and an expert in all things Ireland, who takes all the stress out of moving around so you can relax and concentrate on enjoying and learning all about beautiful Ireland...Can't say enough good things about our experience with Gerard." Multi-day Tour, July 2019
"This was one of the most exciting and fun field trip that I’ve been on. I’ve traveled all over the world but this experience was very unique. The quality of the experience was excellent and well worth find whatever the cost. I would recommend anyone considering seeing Ireland don’t try to rent a car, navigate the roads, and try to see the sites at the same time. Spend a little more money and have a professional Drive and Navigate the gorgeous landscape." Luck of Irish Tour, May 2019
"Sixteen of us spent a week in Kenmare which is a small town in the south of County Kerry, Ireland...Twelve of the group are hikers and adventuresome. The others wanted a more gentle walking experience. I hired Killarney Guided tours for the week. Owner Gerald Scott was wonderful to work with to put the schedule together. He made the process easy, made great recommendations, and responded within 24 hours all of the time...Strongly recommend Killarney Guided Tours!" Multi-day Tour, May 2019
"Our family of four toured Killarney National Park and the Dingle Peninsula with Gerard in late December. He is everything you want in a guide - knowledgable, careful, flexible and considerate. Although you could drive this route yourself, going with Gerard takes the stress out of it, and more importantly, he offers lots of history and local tidbits of information that really enhance the experience. We will have to come back to see this beautiful area when there is a bit of sun!" Day Tour, December 2018
"My family of 4 adults and one 9 year old boy took a 1 day tour on the Ring of Kerry...to say this was the highlight of our stay in Ireland would be an understantment. We saw and did everything we wanted and then we saw and did things we would never thought to do if not for Gerard's expertise. We couldn't thank him enough for sharing his knowledge, wit and kindness. Thank you again Sir!" Ring of Kerry Day Tour, October 2018
"You will not find a better tour guide than Gerard Scott (Killarney Guided Tours). We originally hired him for a two-day package. He was so terrific that we then added a third day...He asked us what kinds of things we are interested in before we even left for Ireland. Then as he learned more about us on the day-trips, he began making suggestions of things we might like to see...We could not have been more pleased with his services." Multi-day Tour, November 2018.
"We have chosen Killarney Guided Tours since 2013 and continue to do so year after year. We will never trust our vacations to any other tour company. Each of our guides on this trip were professional and genuine, making our tours wonderful and relaxing. As we've said in the past, if you are looking for a luxury experience, but without any pretense, don't chance it - just choose Killarney Guided Tours." Multi-Day Tour, September 2018.
"We never regret returning to Ireland or choosing Killarney Guided Tours as we have for years. Our latest trip touring from Galway to Killarney and all points in between was pure joy. Thanks again for another amazing vacation and we will continue to highly recommend. One suggestion to anyone deciding, definitely book Killarney Guided Tours as soon as you decide on your vacation dates so you don't risk a mediocre experience with another company." Luck of the Irish Tour, April 2018.
"If I could give it a 10 I would. Great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun all in one. I would recommend everyone take a tour with these guys!!" Day Tour, May 2018.
"My husband and I had two WONDERFUL DAYS touring the Ring of Kerry with Gerard. He is warm, friendly, so easy to be with, and very knowledgeable about County Kerry and Ireland. Gerard showed us Kerry’s famous sites, but the highlights of our time together were the places he took us that no bus tours ever go...So you can take a bus tour, and head to the major sites with tons of tourists, or you can enjoy Ireland the way it was meant to be experienced: with hospitality, warmth, and laughter as you view it’s stunning landscapes, discover it’s hidden gems, and learn about it’s history and culture. We’re so glad we chose to spend our time in Kerry with Gerard! Multi-Day Tour, June 2018.
"Our tour with Killarney Guided Tours was everything we had hoped for. My 14 year old grandson wanted to see the Star Wars sites, so Gerard helped us put together an itinerary which also included many interesting and unexpected local side trips...I'm confident that you will enjoy your trip if you use Killarney Guided Tours. Day Tour, July 2018.
"Best tour ever. We originally booked because the reviews were all positive, yet we were still blown away. Gerard took us to the best places and we loved each stop. He is incredibly kind and fun to be around. He knows a lot about the history of Ireland and could answer any questions we had. As a bonus, he is a great photographer so you don't have to worry about anyone being left out of group shots...The only downside to this whole tour is that any tour you do after won't compare. So worth it, I would recommend to anybody!" Multi-day Tour, February 2018.
"[We] had the best time with Gerard. He was informative, a great sense of humor, on time, laid back, not intrusive but most of all showed us the Ireland that we wanted to see. We are already planning our 2nd & 3rd trip to Ireland and we are hoping that Gerard will do us the honor and continue to show us the beautiful country of Ireland!! Highly recommend." Multi-Day Specialty Tour, December 2017.
"We booked Gerard for 2 days (Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula). He picked us up promptly at our B&B and returned us back at the end of the day. Unfortunately, the weather was terrible both days but Gerard did his best to make sure we got our monies worth. He was passionate about his homeland and regaled us with lots of stories, history and Irish music. He had great spots for photography and even with the weather, we got some great photos. When I mentioned that my future son-in-law is a golf pro, he even took us to an Irish golf course. And gave my husband some tips for an Irish ancestry website for research. Highly recommend." Multi-Day Specialty Tour, October 2017.
"What a great day! My husband and I took a day trip to Dingle...Do not hesitate to book a day, or more, with Killarney Guided Tours! The sun was out, the day was lovely, and Gerard is so prompt, professional, flexible, patient, knowledgeable and genuinely nice, we couldn't have asked for more! His vehicle was top notch, clean and comfortable! To take in the breathtaking scenery while listening to Gerard and his love of the area and wealth of knowledge is second to none! He knows the best spots for perfect photos, and took many great pictures of us with the most astonishing backdrop, it's really something special that you won't get on a large tour bus or with any other guided tours! We will definitely be back to again to experience more with Killarney Guided Tours!! Dingle Peninsula Photography Day Tour, October 2017.
"Our third tour with Gerard Scott...my wife and I and our adult daughter. Gerard is the best. Personable, knowledgeable, humorous, attentive. In the midst of the crazy tourist season he got us off the beaten path...no tour buses, no crowds, great Irish scenery seen by few tourists. A delight!" Day Tour, August 2017
"I spent six days with Mr. Gerard Scott of Killarney Guided Tours, and he made what could have been a difficult and overly ambitious trip into a breeze...Everything went like clockwork. Mr. Scott was always professional, punctual, polite and both a good listener as well as a good talker. He shared his knowledge of Irish history, culture and geography, and greatly enlightened me. In addition, Mr. Scott, a former member of the Irish Police Force, expertly and safely drove the narrow and twisting roads of the Irish countryside." Multi-Day Tour, April 2017
"Very good tour. Knowledgeable, comfortable. Can't ask for more." Ring of Kerry Day Tour, 2016.
"We were gifted a tour with Gerard Scott as part of our honeymoon registry and we greatly enjoyed it. He was amenable to our interests and willing to take us on a tour that explored the areas we were most interested in....He did an excellent job balancing being a knowledgeable and informative guide with allowing us to explore on our own and spend time together. We certainly would not have gotten the same perspective of the area that we did had we not had such a great guide." Specialty Day Tour, June 2016
"First and foremost, I have to thank Gerard for his help and dedication in making our engagement the most memorable moment. I contacted Gerard after reviewing his "marry me proposal tour", with the hope he would help me in the planning of my proposal, to my now fiance, during our trip to Ireland. After countless emails with Gerard, we were able to organize and capture such a special moment. This would not have been possible without Gerard!" Marry Me Specialty Tour and Multi-Day Tours, October 2015.
"Gerard is a superb tour guide. So knowledgeable and extremely courteous and polite the whole day. It was evident from the time we got in his car that he was a wealth of knowledge in the area surrounding Cork. If you visit this area ask for Gerard you will not be sorry." Shore Excursion Specialty Day Tour, June 2016
"While taking the train from Dublin to Killarney, my travel companion and I were debating how to tour the Killarney area. Using Trip Advisor, we just happened to come across Killarney Guided Tours and decided to take the plunge. Best decision ever, a memorable day that proved to be the highlight of our 5 day Dublin-Killarney trip. Gerard is incredibly prompt, efficient, and knowledgable. Personally guided tours may cost more than the buses, but you will not miss your Euros and will take home a priceless experience." Day Tour, October 2015.
"A day tour with Killarney Guided Tours was our favorite part of our trip to Ireland. Gerard is a brilliant guide!!! His knowledge of Ireland's history is extensive and he makes it fun to learn. We visited the Gap of Dunloe, Dingle, and Slea Head. All sites were absolutely breathtaking. Gerard is able to take you to several beautiful sites that are less touristy. We love things that are off the beaten path!! If you visit this area, we HIGHLY recommend booking a tour with Killarney Guided Tours." Day Tour, June 2015.
"We've been to Ireland four times and yet, Killarney Guided Tours provided us with a unique experience of wonder and delight. Picking us up from our cruise ship port to visit one of the places we had missed in our previous visits, we started our tour in a comfortable Luxury car heading for Killarney....Yes, we may have been able to see the green of Ireland through a tour bus window along with 40 others as we stepped on an off a bus on the way to the usual tourist stores, but we were thrilled that even in only a day, we had the best of times with a quality guided hand in a small portion of Ireland as it is today along with the wonder of the past. It is for this reason I can highly recommend this company." Shore Excursion, May 2015.
"I want to thank Gerard from Killarney Guided Tours for an amazing tour and recommend him to anyone that is looking for a tour in Ireland. He went way above and beyond what I would expect from a tour guide. He was very helpful throughout the entire experience....During the tour I proposed to my girlfriend (she said yes!). He went way above and beyond taking many photos of us and providing us with some champagne. The day was perfect. I could not have asked for a better expereince and would highly suggest Gerard with Killarney Guided Tours to anyone going to Ireland." The Marry-Me Specialty Tour, October 2014.
"My husband and I spent three magical days in southwestern Ireland with our tour guide Gerard! Gerard is very knowledgeable and took us to the places that we were interested in experiencing since this was our first trip to Ireland. We really appreciated his flexibility and thoroughly enjoyed his company. If we get back to Ireland, we will definitely request another tour with Gerard. Touring with with Gerard is highly recommended!" Multi-day Tour, September 2014
"Killarney Guided Tours was top rate. They went the extra mile to ensure our group of 7 got to see and do everything we wanted in our limited time in their beautiful country. Without a doubt, Gerard and his staff made our vacation more enjoyable and such a pleasure to leave the driving to someone else! I highly recommend Killarney Guided Tours." September 2014
"Gerard took my mom & I on a tour from Killarney through the area around the Dingle Peninsula. He was very knowledgeable about the area, listened carefully to the preferences we articulated & was delightful company. His familiarity with the area allowed him to take us to a few of the lesser-travelled spots in the area, we appreciated this part of Ireland so much more because of his suggestions & careful use of time. He was absolutely wonderful, we'll always remember our lovely day with him." Day Tour, July 2014
"Great tour of Cobh! Our family of five (including 3 teens) enjoyed all the sites. We really liked going to the zoo! Thanks!" Shore Excursion, June 2014
"We docked in Cobh for a day aboard Celebrity Infinity in May 2014. We had arranged for Gerard Scott of Killarney Guided Tours to provide a private tour, explaining that I have mobility limitations and use a small travel scooter and I was travelling with my mother. We wanted to see and experience as much as we could in our limited time ashore. We were not disappointed! Our day tour with Gerard was the highpoint of our British Isles cruise. The spectacular countryside of the Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Killarney and Muckross House were highlights. We were very impressed with Gerard’s warm hospitality, humour, consideration, professionalism and knowledge...I would definitely recommend Gerard’s tours. You won’t be disappointed." Shore Excursion, May 2014
"We traveled with four other adults throughout southern Ireland…and Gerard was key to our wonderful vacation! He was knowledgeable about the landmarks and culture, but even more than that he was impeccable at reading the energy level and interest of our group to know what small suggestions should be made for the day or next day. We would have never enjoyed the restaurants we did, or seen the beauty on the walks we did, or experienced the music and people we met without his recommendations. It was truly a lovely vacation! " April 2014
"We've never done a private tour, but after spending a week with Gerard, I can't imagine traveling internationally without one again! He has set the bar high! He is so knowledgeable, friendly and just a joy to be around! He gave us space, was never intrusive, and allowed us to discover all the while being approachable & available - a perfect balance in our 6 opinions. We are 3 couples, and everyone of us absolutely adored him. We saw more and did more and experienced more of Ireland than we ever could without him. He is one of our best memories of our 10 days in Ireland!" Wild Atlantic Way "Best of the Southwest" Specialty Tour, April 2014
"Thanks to you Gerard we were able to get see so much! With your knowledge and guidance it was "picture" perfect!!! Thanks to my great group of friends for making it a memorable experience as well. Our cheeks still hurt from laughing! Multi-day Tour, October 2013
"Thank you Gerard. It was wonderful meeting you and spending this week with you guiding us through Ireland...We will definitely stay in touch. I will treasure the memories of our week in Ireland" Multi-day Tour, September 2013
"Back in the U.S. now, and want to thank you again for all you did for us during our stay in Killarney. You helped us enormously in a variety of ways, and without pushing us, led us gently to very enjoyable places. Our children are all in agreement about this and appreciate your knowledge of the area and your charm. We'll never forget the Lakes of Killarney, the Gap of Dunloe, the Dingle peninsula, Valentia and Port Magee, to name a few highlights. (And of course it was wonderful being driven!)" Multi-day Co. Tour, August 2013
"Just wanted to check in and let you know h you earlier this month...You did a fabulous job of tailoring the trip to our family, showing us not only the tourist spots we requested, but also less well known areas...Our hike in the Killarney Valley and Kenmare's stone circles were two of my favorite experiences. Thanks also for paying attention to my mom's limited mobility without making a big deal of it."Specialty Multi-Day Tour, July 2013
"Excellent and well informed tour guide. Gerard tailored the tour to our interests and provided great insights to the areas visited. His knowledge and passion for all things in County Kerry is impressive. We highly recommend him for any future visitors." Hidden Ring of Kerry Tour, May 2013
"First and foremost, I want to thank you for all you did for our family. You took a vacation that had a rough start, kids of various ages & interests and made our time together in Ireland the most fun and memorable ever!!...I finally had a few moments to begin looking at pictures of all the beautiful and special places you took us and the history about each. Within minutes, I was pining away about wanting to return..." Specialty Tour, June 2013
"Was an amazing and memorable trip, and your hospitality and guidance only served to make it better." Golf Tour, June 2013
"Gerard, just wanted to say a big thank you from myself and Allyson for organising our tours for the visiting families during our wedding. Despite the cold weather, everyone had a great time! I would highly recommend your services to any visitors in Killarney and the surrounding area. Enjoy the Gathering!" Specialty Tours, April 2013
"Gerard was wonderful. My husband and I spent a lovely day in Cork with him on May 8, 2013. He was on the dock to meet us, had a very comfortable car and showed us some of the countryside we had not seen in the past. Very easy to talk to and knows and loves his country. We would hire him again for other parts of Ireland. The fact that he is a former policeman gave me some sense of security, as well." Cruise Shore Excursion, Cork May 2013
"Excellent and well informed tour guide. Gerard tailored the tour to our interests and provided great insights to the areas visited. His knowledge and passion for all things in County Kerry is impressive. We highly recommend him for any future visitors." Ring of Kerry - Skellig Ring Tour, 2013
"We can't express how truly relaxing and special you made our time in Ireland. Looking forward to exploring more of your spectacular country with Killarney Guided Tours on our next visit." West of Ireland Multi-Day Tour, May 2013.
"Gerard, the natural beauty of Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site was an experience we are glad not to have missed. Thank you for your patience with us. We are already planning our next adventure with Killarney Guided Tours." Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim, Specialty Tour, November 2012