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Killarney & The Ring of Kerry

Walking the lakes and mountains of Ireland including the Ring of Kerry, a route around the dramatic coastline of County Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula

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  • Half Board

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Lakeland walking in and around the foothills of Carrauntoohil – Ireland’s highest mountain
  • The dramatic and beautiful MacGillicuddy’s Reeks form a wonderful backdrop
  • A trip around the breath-taking Ring of Kerry on Ireland’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’
  • Accommodation in Killarney with leisure facilities and live evening entertainment

At the Southwestern tip of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, you will find The Ring of Kerry, a route around the dramatic coastline of County Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula. The route offers breath-taking views, not only of the cliffs and islands (including, on a clear day, the Skellig Islands, famous for being Luke Skywalker’s home in the latest Star Wars trilogy), but of MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, and home to its highest mountain, Carrauntoohil.

On the inland side of the Ring of Kerry, can be found Killarney, an ancient cathedral town and one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations. It is just to the south, in among the Lakes of Killarney, and within a short walk of Killarney National Park, that we base this holiday. 

Walking among the foothills of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, we can explore the lakes, hills, waterfalls, and coast of the area, and also wander through its history, with visits to Muckross Abbey, Muckross House Estate (a Victorian mansion house with awe-inspiring gardens), and the fascinating Kerry Bog Village (where we learn about the lives and times of the people and ponies who worked the peat bogs, from within their reconstructed 18th century thatched cottages). Not forgetting the Gap of Dunloe and a stop at Dinis Cottage which is an idyllic cottage tea room on the shores of Muckross Lake. 

Combine the stunning lakes of Killarney National Park, with the internationally renowned Ring of Kerry, with its dramatic coastal scenery, and you have the formula for a wonderful walking holiday. With high waterfalls, sandy beaches and ancient moorland tracks, you have the recipe for some truly memorable walking. Did we mention the view from the top of Torc Mountain?

Please be aware that this holiday is not eligible for our Early Booking Discount offer.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Cork
  • Airport transfers
  • Half board en suite accommodation (breakfasts & dinners in the hotel)
  • Private coach transport to and from the trailheads when necessary, including The Ring of Kerry tour
  • Entry to The Kerry Bog Museum
  • Services of a dedicated tour leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Lunches
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

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