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Ireland Walking & Hiking: The Marvels of County Kerry

Ireland, Europe

from $3,998* per person 6 Days June-September
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Cork airport, ireland
  • Active & Adventure trips
Appreciate the artistry of a stone wall. The warmth of a wool sweater. The charm of an afternoon pint. The laughter of strangers. Recognize a beautiful day can be cloudy with a chance of rain. And that vacations don’t need to be measured in tan lines. Ireland is unmistakable. In its culture, its landscape, its weather, its charm and its worldwide appreciation. Walk quiet centuries-old footpaths with us to discover your very own inner Irishman.

    Ireland’s spectacular natural beauty seen during country road rambles and coastal cliff walks
    Explore Killarney's craft shops, elegant boutiques and lively pubs
    Evening with a well-known Irish storyteller
    Hike in wild Killarney National Park, with windswept mountains, deep lakes and gorges
    Private whiskey tasting
    Go behind the scenes with seasoned local guide Mike Murphy, who has joined us on our Ireland walks since the early '90s

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Ireland, Europe

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Ireland's spectacular natural beauty seen during country road rambles and coastal cliff walks Hike along Caragh Lake with views of the striking glacier-carved Glencar Valley From the top of aptly named Windy Gap, gaze at Dingle Bay - and hold on to your hat!

Day 3 Explore historic Killarney's craft shops, elegant boutiques and lively pubs The oaks of Tomies Woods shade our route to O’Sullivan’s Cascade Stroll to 15th-century Ross Castle on the shore of Lower Lake Delight in the lost art of storytelling as a local seanachie spins enchanting tales.

Day 4 Hike in wild Killarney National Park, with windswept mountains, deep lakes and gorges, alongside our longtime friend and local guide Michael Murphy Visit Muckross Estate, famed for its collection of exotic plants, and Torc Waterfall before arriving in charming Kenmare, where rows of houses sport cheerfully painted façades and ornate plasterwork Up for some indulgence? The hotel spa delivers!

Days 5-6 Private whiskey tasting with aficionado John Moriarty On the rugged Beara Peninsula, trek over Mount Knockagarrane, taking in awe-inspiring views of the pristine lakes and sculpted mountains of Inchiquin Valley Quiet paths lead to one of the largest stone circles in County Kerry.

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