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Trails of Ireland

Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to Ireland

Take advantage of the fully customizable private hiking tour to Ireland, covering all the most significant landscapes in the country. Reveal the secrets that the Irish countryside holds while exploring the area at your own pace. We provide you with a pre-planned route map and take care of your luggage, all you need to do is enjoy the scenic views and your Irish adventure.

Trails of Ireland

10 days4 cities
Ireland1 country
Private tour to Ireland
From
$2,974
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Take advantage of the fully customizable private hiking tour to Ireland, covering all the most significant landscapes in the country. Reveal the secrets that the Irish countryside holds while exploring the area at your own pace. We provide you with a pre-planned route map and take care of your luggage, all you need to do is enjoy the scenic views and your Irish adventure.

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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick

first destination

Located in the Munster province in southern Ireland, the city of Limerick features marvelous architecture, as well as an abundant cultural scene with numerous museums, restaurants and green spaces for your leisurely activities.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in the centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival
Transfer
Transfer

Today you arrive at the beautiful Irish city of Limerick. One of our trusted drivers meets you upon arrival to the Shannon airport and takes you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day free to relax and start exploring the city.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Private Tour to Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Hike
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

In the morning you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and depart from Limerick for an exciting day trip. You start your walk from the charming Doolin Village, pass the magnificent Doonagore Castle, and continue to the unforgettable Cliffs of Moher. During your walk, you learn about the lifestyle of the locals, the history of the area, and enjoy the beautiful sceneries. This trail is not a difficult walk and demands a basic level of physical fitness.

Finally, you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher, standing 214 m (702 ft) above sea level. From here it is possible to see the Dingle Peninsula, the Aran Islands, and the mountains of Connemara.

After the walk, you explore the surfing town of Lahinch, have time for lunch, and then return back to Limerick.

  • Please, note: the tour is available from mid-April until September.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

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Limerick
Dingle Peninsula
1 hr 30 min

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful panoramas passing by outside the car window as one of our trusted drivers takes you from charming Limerick to one of the most picturesque places in the world, the Dingle Peninsula.

Anascal, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula

second destination

Even if you have never heard the name of this peninsula, there is a good chance that you are familiar with gorgeous Dingle, nevertheless. Hollywood found out about its spectacular sceneries a long time ago, and now there are dozens of movies that used the wild Dingle Peninsula as the filming location.

3 days on the peninsula
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in the centrally located hotels
Day 3
Arrival to Camp
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from the Limerick hotel, meet your personal driver, and have a transfer to the village of Camp, located near the Slieve Mish Mountains. Upon arrival, you check-in to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Self-guided Hiking to Anascal
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you check-out and begin your 2-day self-guided walk, following the Dingle Way, one of the most popular long-distance walking trails in Ireland.

Today's route takes you across the center of the Dingle Peninsula. Your road lies between the Corrin and the Knockbrack Hills and reaches a height of 235 m (705 ft), allowing you to catch the scenic views of the Baurtregaum Mountain, the highest mountain in the Slieve Mish range. Then the trail continues downwards, and eventually, you enjoy some spectacular views across the wildlife sanctuary of the lnch Beach. Afterward, you finally reach your hotel in the village of Annascaul.

  • Please, note: the hiking distance is approximately 18.5 km (12.6 mi), the ascent is 460 m (1.380 ft), and the walking time is about 6-7 hours.
  • Please, note: luggage transfer is included, a detailed map-guide with recommendations on the route is provided.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Self-guided Hiking to Dingle
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After check-out and breakfast in the morning, you continue exploring the scenic Dingle Way. From Anascaul, the trail takes you west to the city of Dingle. You explore a series of minor roads, rambling throughout the countryside and stretching along the ancient mountains.

On the way to Dingle, you have a chance to visit the ruins of the 16th-century Minard Castle, stop for lunch in the village of Lispole, and admire the great views over the Dingle Bay.

In the evening you reach a final point of your journey, the Dingle hotel.

  • Please, note: the hiking distance is approximately 22 km (13.7 mi), the ascent is 568 m (1.704 ft), the approximate walking time is 6-7 hours.

Breakfast is included.

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3-star Country House Hotel
3

There is no better place to relax and spend some time one on one with your thoughts and gorgeous nature than a charming country house hotel.

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Dingle Peninsula
Kinsale
8 hrs

A comfortable car ride with an experienced driver is among the best ways to enjoy what Ireland has to offer. The drive from Dingle to Kinsale takes about 3 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale

third destination

The small town of Kinsale in County Cork is a great Irish destination for everyone interested in history, beautiful landscapes, and great food.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in the centrally located hotel
Day 6
Wild Atlantic Way & Arrival to Kinsale
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you check out from the Dingle hotel, meet your personal driver, and depart from the Dingle Peninsula. Today you travel with your guide-driver along the wild and rugged south and west coasts, exploring Ireland's famous Wild Atlantic Way route. The tour is all about the very best Irish sceneries and truly breathtaking panoramas, presenting a new unforgettable vista with every turn.

During the day, you can take advantage of a number of magnificent photo stops. At first, you make your way through the most stunning part of the Ring of Kerry (its "short route"), the Killarney National Park.

Then you spend some time in the picturesque village of Kenmare before heading along the coastline to Skibbereen and around the Bantry Bay, one of the world's largest natural harbors. Your next destination is the Old Head of Kinsale where you make a stop to admire the beautiful scenery.

Your final destination for today is Kinsale. Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for check-in. The evening is free for you to enjoy pubs and restaurants in the city center.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

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Kinsale
Wicklow County
8 hrs

Have a great time traveling with a trusted driver along some of the most scenic landscapes in Ireland. The drive from Kinsale to Wicklow Country takes about 3.5 hours, but there are several sightseeing stops planned on the way.

The Glendalough Valley

Wicklow County

fourth destination

Welcome to the magnificent Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow. It's an incredible place and one of the most popular hiking areas in the world.

4 days in Wicklow County
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in the centrally located hotels
Day 7
Trip to Wicklow County via Blarney Castle & the Rock of Cashel
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet with your guide-driver and explore Ireland's countryside. Your trip to the county of Wicklow starts with the visit to the stunning Blarney Castle where you can kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence.

Your next stop is the Rock of Cashel, the site that was the Seat of the High Kings of Munster and a place where St Patrick converted King Aengus to Christianity. After the tour, you continue your way to Rathdrum, a village in County Wicklow.

Upon arrival, your driver takes you to the hotel for check-in and you have the rest of the day free and can start exploring the nearby area.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Self-guided Hiking to Glendalough
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you check out and start a 2-day self-guided walk on the Wicklow Way, the oldest and one of the most scenic long-distance linear walks in the country.

At first, the Wicklow Way leads you out of Glenmalure valley along some beautiful forest trails. You continue walking between the Lugduff and the Mullacor Mountains and reach the amazing valley of Glendalough. Its name can be translated as "the Valley of The Two Lakes". On your way, you admire spectacular landscape made up of rolling hills, green pastures, and a wonderful waterfall that plunges down into the valley.

Afterward, you arrive at your hotel in Glendalough or Laragh.

  • Please, note: the hiking distance is approximately 14 km (8.75 mi), the ascent is 450 m (1.350 ft), and the walking time is about 4 hours.
  • Please, note: luggage transfer is included, a detailed map-guide with recommendations on the route is provided.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Self-guided Hiking to Roundwood
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you continue your adventurous hike along the Wicklow Way. The route takes you on an easy-level trail across the side of Paddock Hill, providing excellent views back over breathtaking Glendalough.

Alternatively, you can take a more challenging trail across the Scarr Mountain, offering fantastic views from the summit. On a clear day, it's even possible to see the Irish Sea across the Welsh Mountains.

Both trails end in the lively village of Roundwood which happens to be the highest village in Ireland. Upon arrival, you check in the hotel and rest after a busy day.

  • Please, note: there are two route options available. The hiking distance of the first route is approximately 10 km (6 mi), the ascent is 250 m (750 ft), and the walking time is about 3 hours. The hiking distance of the alternative route is approximately 15 km (9 mi), the ascent is 520 m (1.560 ft), and the walking time is about 4.5 hours.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your Irish tour. Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and have a direct transfer to the Dublin airport. We hope you enjoyed your hiking adventure and wish to work on your future trips!

  • Please, note: alternatively, you can extend your journey and explore the magnificent capital of Ireland. Contact your travel specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

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3-star Country House Hotel
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There is no better place to relax and spend some time one on one with your thoughts and gorgeous nature than a charming country house hotel.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at 4-star downtown hotels in Limerick and Kinsale and in 3 to 4 star hand-picked guest houses in Camp, Anascal, Dingle, Rathdrum, Glendalough or Laragh and Roundwood;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Private airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Private sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Private transportation: tours to Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Hike, The Wild Atlantic Way, Exploring Ireland's Countryside;
  • Dingle Way map guide and the Wicklow Way map guide with details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way;
  • Luggage transfers daily during your self-guided tours (Days 4-5, 8-9);
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.​

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Note: Recommended travel time: April to September.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Private tour to the Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Hike;
  • Self-guided hiking to Anascal and Dingle with a pre-planned route map and a luggage-carrying service;
  • Hike to the Glendalough Valley;
  • Exploring the Wicklow Way.

What To Know

  • The currency used by default in Ireland is Euro. To be on the safe side, make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Tips to guides and drivers in Ireland are up to your discretion. However, if you really enjoyed the service, a symbolic tip of no more than $10 will be appreciated
  • The tours will require a lot of walking, make sure to pack comfortable shoes
  • It rains a lot in Ireland throughout the year, so it is worth bringing a water-resistant jacket and an umbrella
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