Discover the beauty of the Emerald Isle, from rugged oceanside cliffs to tranquil lakes to grand historic estates as you make your way between coastal marvels and inland wonders. Beginning in County Cork, trek through the pristine valleys of Gougane Barra Forest Park, and take in sweeping coastal views from the famous Sheep’s Head Way walking trail. Visit several of the sights on the ring of Kerry as your walking tour takes you to the enchanting Killarney Lakes, through the dramatic Gap of Dunloe and to historic, Muckross House. Stay at local accommodations sampling warm Irish hospitality—and perhaps a Guinness or two at the local pub. Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history, and lively spirit come to life on this self-guided walking tour.
Gougane Barra Hotel
On the shores of tranquil Lake Gougane Barra, this traditional three-star hotel, in the same family for five generations, is adjacent to a national forest park with a large network of trails. Comfortable modern rooms in warm colors are un-air-conditioned and have either lake or mountain views. Available for guests’ use are boats and bicycles, also several cozy sitting rooms, and a bar. An excellent restaurant serves updated traditional fare. The stone remains of a 7th-century monastery are on an island in the middle of the lake.
Dingle Benners Hotel
In the heart of the town of Dingle, this luxurious, family-run town hotel is a local landmark. Spacious guestrooms blend traditional antique-style furniture with elegant comforts. Rooms are un-air-conditioned with fans available upon request. The bar and common rooms are richly decorated with antique furnishings and have fireplaces. Bustling Dingle’s many restaurants, shops, harbor, and walking routes are all easily reached on foot. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
Cahernane House Hotel
The former estate of the Earls of Pembroke, this hotel was built in 1877 amidst tranquility and lush greenery on the doorstep of Killarney National Park and a 15-minute walk from the center of town. The country manor’s deluxe rooms and inviting common areas are decorated in Victorian style. Rooms are un-air-conditioned with fans available on request. The property also boasts an award-winning restaurant as well as bistro-style dining in the old wine cellar. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
Seaview House Hotel
Set in manicured grounds and stunning subtropical gardens overlooking Bantry Bay, this elegant Victorian manor house is renowned for its gracious hospitality and attention to detail—a warm and inviting staff always happy to chat, fresh flowers, attractive antiques, sumptuous fabrics, and furnishings with personality. Well-appointed rooms are naturally cooled without air conditioning. In the award-winning restaurant—set with polished mahogany tables and crisp linen—service is friendly and informal while the menu features superb cuisine based on local produce, complemented by a well-stocked wine cellar.
|11 meals: 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners|
|Detailed water- and tear-resistant Route Notes and maps|
|Orientation meeting with a Country Walkers representative|
|Local representative available 24/7|
|Scheduled taxi and luggage transfers (Please note: If unable to walk, it is possible to transfer with your luggage from one accommodation to the next at no additional charge.)|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary: Entrance to Bantry House & Garden|
|Travel assistance available 24/7 provided by Allianz Global Assistance|
|Access to Self-Guided Flight Concierge—Ask our knowledgeable team to find flights that sync perfectly with your planned trip.|
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