Introduction
The Ring of Kerry. The Dingle Peninsula. The Killarney Lakes. You may have heard of them. But that's just where Classic Journeys begins. We'll also take easy walks on the high peninsulas and wild seashores. You'll get a not very useful but absolutely fascinating lesson in how farmers cut peat. There's optional golf on spectacular links. And for the  name alone—McGillicuddy's Reeks—we love Ireland's highest mountain range, and we'll show you why. Maybe you can tell: Ireland makes us happy. It's stunningly beautiful. The people are even warmer and more good-humored than the cliché. And from stately Killarney to sheep-clogged country lanes overlooking the sea, you'll get a complete and memorable taste of Irish life.
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-3 - KILLARNEY
We meet in Killarney and take a brief ride to Torc Waterfall for an easy warm-up walk in Killarney National Park. Glaciers carved the way for the beautiful and gentle footpath we'll take through the Gap of Dunloe en route to lunch at Lord Brandon's cottage. Captivated by story-telling boatmen, we sail across the Killarney Lakes to our manor house hotel in Killarney town. After dinner, we'll drop in on the local pub for some traditional music and dance.

Moving to the sea, we walk a stretch of the famed coastal path to Dunquin and the Blasket Islands Heritage Center at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula. Later, we visit our friend Tom at the Dingle Distillery before heading back to Killarney for a second night.

DAYS 4-6 - KENMARE / KILLARNEY
Next, our friends will tell us about their herd of a thousand mountain sheep that have been carefully bred for over 150 years. Nearby, we'll share with you a favorite island walk past colonies of seabirds to an ancient ruined monastery. Before parting company at the Killarney rail station, we’ll enjoy one last walk, leading us to Muckross House and Gardens, as well as 15th century Muckross Abbey.
Picture yourself...
  • Walking breathtaking peninsulas and sandy shores
  • Exploring centuries-old ruins on a remote island
  • Socializing with locals at colorful pubs
Ireland
Culture + Walking
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Killarney, Ireland, 12:00 pm - Great Southern lobby

Ending Point: Killarney Rail Station -- 1:00 pm


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
June 2-7, 2019$4295.00$795.00
June 14-23, 2019$6000.00$795.00
July 7-12, 2019$4495.00$795.00
August 11-16, 2019$4495.00$795.00
September 8-13, 2019$4495.00$795.00
Sep 25-Oct 4, 2020$4998.00$795.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Ireland
Culture + Walking
6 Days / 5 Nights
Ireland, and the southwest coast in particular, has a very temperate climate. The temperature is generally very comfortable, with a daily range from 65 to 70 degrees and evening temperatures around 60 degrees. In the summer during our trips, the region does not have very significant temperature extremes. However, it can often be cool and misty in the morning.


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Hotels
Great Southern

Built 160 years ago, this grand Killarney hotel has hosted demanding guests from Jackie Kennedy to the Duchess of York. The gracious rooms are a modern take on classic elegance. At breakfast, you’ll appreciate that the hotel has its own in-house bakery.

Sheen Falls Lodge

Overlooking picturesque Sheen Falls and just outside the village of Kenmare, it welcomes its guests to a collection of luxury cottages and villas. Sheen Falls Lodge is rated the #1 hotel in Ireland by Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List.

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