Arriving at Shannon Airport, you are met by our own transport.
You will be transferred by bus to our first nights accommodation
at the legendary town of Killarney. You will have time free to
acclimatise and to see some of Killarney before our welcome drink
in the evening, hosted by your guide for the tour.
Our route takes us through the reknowned Gap of Dunloe and then on
to wonderful views of the beautiful Lakes of Killarney. After a day's
walking through these spectacular glacial formations we are met my our transport
and transferred back to Killarney for the evening.
Our route takes us from Killarney toward Kenmare – passing
through the scenic Killarney National Park. On the way we enjoy
the views as we ascend alongside the Torc Waterfall. Continuing
through deciduous forest, by the Upper Lake, we ascend a gentle
valley between Knockrower and Peakeen Mountain, before descending
We are met by our transport after hitting the tarred road and
transfer to our accommodation at Derrynane.
Leaving from our base in the beautiful village of Sneem we head up
to the spectacular Staigue Fort. Crossing over hills
and valleys and through forest we are afforded views over Kenmare
Bay to the Beara Peninsula. We return to our base in Derrynane for the evening.
An easy walk today
along the coastal spur of the Kerry Way to the beach at Derrynane.
Visit the house and gardens at Derrynane House - the ancestral
home of Daniel O’Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman.
A walk along the beach brings us to Abbey Island, where tides
permitting we can walk out to the rocks.
We are met by our transport at Derrynane to transfer to our accommodation
This is your free day, but we do offer the opportunity of a visit the Skellig Islands
by boat (ticket not included). This is a full day trip to visit one of the most remote and magnificent
monastic sites in Europe on Sceilig Mhichíl (Skellig
Michael), and which illustrates the very spartan existence
of the first Irish Christians. There is also a visit to Little
Skellig Island nature reserve to see the most populous bird
sanctuary in Ireland.
Alernatively a walk on Valentia Island is another wonderful option.
We stay in Caherciveen again tonight.
Heading off from Caherciveen we pick up an ancient stagecoach trail outside of Kells.
Today we enjoy the most wonderful scenery of the week as we walk along the shores on Dingle Bay
and head east towards Glenbeigh. This is a truly memorable walk for your last day here on the
Met by our transport, we travel back to Caherciveen for our last
night’s meal and undoubtedly tall tales of the previous
After breakfast, we offer a courtesy transfer to Killarney Bus/Rail Station arriving there at approx 09:45 to 10:00.
From there you can find bus connections to Shannon Airport (3 hrs. approx) and Cork Airport (2 hrs. approx), in addition
to rail links to Dublin and the rest of Ireland.
We offer a number of different start dates for our Kerry Way escorted walking holiday throughout the year. To see the current
available start dates please check out the latest schedule which also has our up-to-date prices.
- 7 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in Irish
Tourist Board approved hotels and guesthouses (normally with
- Meals consisting of a full Irish breakfast each day,
packed lunch (on walking days) and a two/three course meal each evening. Drinks
are not included.
- 6 days of walking with our expert Guide, luggage transfers as required, route descriptions and
maps and a souvenir book.
- A scheduled transfer offered from Shannon Airport or Cork Airport.
For more information on Ireland visit the Tourism Ireland website at Discover Ireland - www.discoverireland.ie.
Flight schedules and information on Shannon Airport.
Flight schedules and information on Kerry Airport.
Flight schedules and information on Cork Airport.
For information on trains to Killarney and Tralee, visit the Irish Rail site.