Relish 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
Private whiskey tasting and an evening with a well-known Irish storyteller
Hike in wild Killarney National Park, with windswept mountains, deep lakes and gorges
Go behind the scenes with seasoned local guide Mike Murphy, who has joined us on our Ireland walks since the early ’90s
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! Delight in the lost art of storytelling as a local seanachie spins enchanting tales.
Day 3 Explore historic Killarney’s craft shops, elegant boutiques and lively pubs Our longtime friend and local guide, Michael Murphy, shares secrets of Muckross Estate, its ruined abbey and Torc Waterfall as we explore the estate’s rich garden and grounds Stroll to 15th-century Ross Castle on the shore of Lower Lake and tour its restored tower.
Day 4 Hike in wild Killarney National Park, with windswept mountains, deep lakes and gorges, alongside Michael Murphy Climb Torc Mountain for 360-degree views 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 Glen Inchiquin Valley Raise your glass and wish your neighbor sláinte! Peaceful paths lead past old-growth trees, exotic plants and saltwater marshes to one of County Kerry’s largest stone circles, a Druid site dating from 2000 BC.LESS