Our walking trails take us from bogs and ancient woodlands to stunning coastal landscapes. We dodge sheep and ponies, catch glimpses of the rare red deer and explore Franciscan abbeys and druid stone circles. We walk through the Unesco World Heritage site of Killarney National Park with its magical lakes.
Along the way we stay in picturesque villages, and enjoy a pint in the local pub while listening to traditional music. Our rural wanderings put us in touch with the Ireland’s greatest asset; her warm, welcoming people.
Days 1, 2 & 3: Dingle Discover the attractive coastal town of Dingle, famous for its lively pubs and traditional music; travel by ferry to the Great Blasket Islands with their spectacular scenery and rich cultural heritage; climb Ballydavid Head and enjoy the magnificent views of the cliffs and ocean far below; take a walk with a local guide to discover the rich archaeologic history of the Dingle Peninsula, including the characteristic beehive dwellings.
Days 4 & 5: Skellig Islands Travel along the Ring of Kerry and discover slate quarries, ancient antiquities and sub-tropical gardens. Take a boat to the Skellig islands, land on Skellig Michael and visit the well-preserved remains of its 6th C. monastery.
Days 6 & 7: Kenmare Explore Ireland's oldest national Park and UNESCO World Heritage site , Killarney National Park; visit the gardens of 19th C. Muckross House, explore the lakes of Killarney and enjoy a picnic at Lord Brandon’s cottage; stay in the picturesque town of Kenmare, a haven of tranquillity, gourmet food, and breathtaking scenery.
Ireland: tour details
|Duration||7 nights/8 days|
|Difficulty||6 - 14 km/day over gently rolling terrain|
|Inclusions||Seven nights accommodation in comfortable three-star hotels; all breakfasts and meals as listed in the itinerary; all activities listed in the itinerary; all transfers, tips and gratuities; the services of a professional tour guide.|
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