Ireland Walking Tour With Martha Ryan

with Dublin extension
Apr 16-25, 2016 / 10 DAYS

Unlock the history and scenery of the Emerald Isle, step by step.

Explore Ireland from the ground up on a walking tour through the country’s small cities and most dramatic landscapes. From the Cliffs of Moher to the …

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    **Tour pace:** You will walk for about 2 hours daily across uneven terrain, including dirt paths and unpaved trails, with some hills and steep stairs.

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    Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

    Apr 16: Travel day

    Board your overnight flight to Ireland today.

    Galway / 4 NIGHTS

    Apr 17: Arrival in Galway via Shannon

    Included meals: Dinner

    Welcome to Ireland! After arriving in Shannon, transfer to Galway to meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

    Apr 18: The Burren & Cliffs of Moher

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Journey south of Galway today and get to know the region on a series of guided walks. • Explore the Burren, a limestone plateau where fields of rock are dotted with wildflowers • Pass a fascinating array of stalactites, stalagmites and waterfalls • Enjoy lunch at a traditional Irish pub • Walk along the mesmerizing coastline of the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise to heights of 600 feet above the Atlantic Ocean

    Apr 19: Connemara National Park & Kylemore

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Set out to explore more of the surrounding scenery and historic sights today. • Amble through the stunning lush valleys, majestic mountains and mystical lakes of Connemara National Park • Enter the palatial Kylemore Abbey, a sprawling estate originally built by Mitchell Henry in 1866 as a gift for his new bride

    Apr 20: Free day in Galway

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Spend the day exploring Galway on your own or add an excursion.

    County Kerry / 3 NIGHTS

    Apr 21: Killarney National Park

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to Killarney National Park, Ireland’s first national park, which has grown to 25,000 acres of diverse ecological landscapes. • Visit the stately Tudor-style Muckross House, donated to the Irish state in 1932  • Take a guided walking tour through Killarney National Park’s most magnificent landscapes around Muckross Lake

    Apr 22: The Dingle Peninsula

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Make your way along the dramatically rugged terrain of the Dingle Peninsula on a walking tour with your Tour Director leading the way. • Explore the western tip of Ireland on a guided walk along the Dingle Peninsula • Enjoy breathtaking views as you wander past secluded harbors and seaside cliffs • See archaeological sites and ancient ruins dating back to the Mesolithic Period

    Apr 23: Glengarriff and Garnish Island

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Take a scenic drive through the Caha Mountains of the Beara Peninsula before setting out for a scenic walk.  • Arrive in Glengarriff, where you’ll board a boat to Garnish Island • Take a short walk through the cultivated gardens and catch glimpses of wild seascapes and barren mountains beyond

    County Limerick / 1 NIGHT

    Apr 24: Limerick via the Gearagh Loop & Cork

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join a guided walk along the Gearagh Loop, following country lanes around the “drowned forest” and through the remaining woodland. Then, stop in Cork en route to Limerick. Join your group for a farewell dinner in Limerick this evening.

    Apr 25: Departure

    Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to visit Dublin.

    Extension / Starting from $299 pp

    Dublin / 2 NIGHTS

    Ireland's capital is home to some of the leading writers of the English-speaking world, including favorite son James Joyce. The city's long literary tradition extends from the long-gone monasteries that kept Classical traditions alive during the Dark Ages, to the illuminated Book of Kells, the creation of Trinity College, and a bumper crop of writers in the 19th and 20th centuries. But it's not all professorial reserve, as a trip to one of Dublin's lively pubs will remind you.

    Apr 25: Sightseeing tour of Dublin

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel from Limerick to Dublin, then take a walking tour of Ireland’s capital city with a local expert leading the way. • Walk down O’Connell Street, crossing the River Liffey over Ha’penny Bridge • Stop for an included pint at a local pub in the Temple Bar district  • Make your way past Trinity College and down Grafton street to St Stephen’s Green, a Georgian park in the center of the city

    Apr 26: Free day in Dublin

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Spend a full free day in Dublin or add excursions.

    Apr 27: Departure

    Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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