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"Celtic Footsteps" Easy 8 Days Walking Tour in Ireland

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Ireland  
Specialty Categories: Walking Tours   Cultural Journey  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 925 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1112 Euro (EUR)

You only need to be moderately fit to make the most of these easy walking tours in Ireland. The daily walking distances and level of walks should be within everyone's capabilities. Each one of these tours is different - some include a combination of activities, some the freedom "to do your own thing" within the Tours - all give you the possibility of making the most of the natural beauty of the Irish countryside and the tourist and other attractions of the area. Group numbers are limited to 16 people, and are often smaller than that.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival. Optional complimentary transfer from Kerry or Shannon Airports. Arrive in your friendly family run guesthouse in the vibrant town of Killarney set in the heart of the National Park in Kerry in South West Ireland. Meet your guided at 7:00 pm for a welcome briefing and your first home cooked meal together in your guesthouse.

Day 2: Muckross - Killarney National Park. Today's walking will take you into the magnificent Killarney National Park to visit 19th century Muckross House, 15th century Muckross Abbey and the Muckross Traditional Farms, where old farming traditions have been brought back to life. Then transfer back to your guesthouse by traditional horse drawn carriage. Evening in an old traditional Killarney pub starting with an Irish Whiskey Tasting to discover and savor some excellent Irish Whiskeys. Lots of Irish stories and Irish toasts guaranteed! Then enjoy an excellent meal in your pub and an evening of traditional Irish music.

Day 3: Ross Castle - Killarney Town. 15th century Ross Castle, majestically set on the shores of the Killarney Lakes is your first stop this morning. After your visit, take a guided walk around the old mining trail of Ross Island for some magnificent views over the lakes and the Killarney mountains. A welcome picnic lunch and then the afternoon is yours to make the most of the vibrant streets, tourist attractions and many shops in Killarney. You will also enjoy a free evening to discover for yourself the many excellent restaurants in the town, before returning to your guesthouse for your final night in Killarney.

Day 4: Glenbeigh - Majestic Atlantic Ocean. After your Irish Breakfast, transfer along the Ring of Kerry route to Rossbeigh Beach for a gentle walk along the beach and magnificent Atlantic Coastline. After your picnic lunch, a choice of activities await you: horseriding on the beach, finding your way through an old fashioned maze or a game of crazy golf, swimming on Rossbeigh Beach or a guided walk with your guide to Ross Behy Hill. Before transferring to Cahersiveen you will visit a small working Irish farm. In Cahersiveen, a small friendly market town on the Ring of Kerry, your hosts await you in their family run guesthouse with some good home cooked food and that famous Irish hospitality.

Day 5: A water diviner awaits you to show you the age-old skill of water divining. You will try your hand at this ancient skill with a divining rod and then walk to an Irish Holy Well to practice your skills. After your picnic lunch, transfer to meet a local potter and the opportunity to admire his craft and maybe try your hand at some pottery. Dinner awaits you in your guesthouse and then a truly magical evening. An evening walk to an ancient Irish Ring Fort where an Irish harpist awaits you.

Day 6: Irish Art and Music. Your morning's walk will take you along a peaceful country lane to two beautiful Irish cottages, homes of two artists who have revived the art of Bog Sculptures and Felting Textile Design. Their craft is truly unique and beautiful. After your picnic lunch, transfer back to Cahersiveen Town to meet a Master Bohdran Player. The Bohdran is the ancient Irish drum and this afternoon you will learn how to play this instrument in a fun and informal session. After dinner in your guesthouse, we offer you the option to join in a traditional Irish music and set dancing session in one of the pubs.

Day 7: Valentia Island. Today you have the option of a guided walk or self-guided cycle around Valentia Island, known locally as Treasure Island. Rich in wild and marine life, standing stones, sub-tropical flora, this island will offer you a journey of discovery. Cyclists may opt to cycle all around the island (approx. 25 km/16 miles), while walkers will enjoy some spectacular walks along the coastal and inland paths. Your final night in Ireland will be spent in an excellent restaurant in Cahersiveen for a memorable farewell gourmet dinner.

Day 8: Departure. After your final Irish breakfast in your guesthouse, optional complimentary transfer to either Kerry or Shannon Airports.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Courtesy transfer from and to Kerry and Shannon Airports
- Seven nights in Irish Tourist Board approved guesthouse based on two adults sharing with en-suite facilities
- Full Irish breakfast on seven days
- Five packed lunches
- Six dinners - 4 in your guesthouse and 2 in restaurants
- Irish Whiskey Tasting Session and Traditional Irish music night
- Entrance to Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms
- Traditional Jaunting Car ride through Killarney National Parc
- Entrance to Ross Castle
- Hedge Maze, Crazy Golf and Farm Visit in Glenbeigh
- Water Divining
- Bohdran Session
- Traditional Set Dancing and Music Session in Caherciveen
- Bike Hire for Day 6
- Return Ferry Crossing to Valentia
- Transfers to and from walks each day
- Experienced local guide throughout itinerary.

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