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Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney N.P. - Short Break

Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney N.P. - Short Break

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    4 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From £789per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Daily from 22 Sep '20 to 26 Oct '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 4 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers to the start of the walks on days 2/3/4 to ensure you see the best of the area
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Transfers available at a supplement.
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, coastal routes, lake & river routes

Ireland

Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way - Short break

  • Peaceful, beautiful walks in the south-west corner of Ireland
  • Killarney National Park: Ireland's oldest protected wilderness with Ireland's only herd of wild red deer
  • Panoramic views of glistening lakes and rugged mountains
  • A million shades of green as the road follows the contours of the land
  • 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history
  • Based on our popular 7 night, Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney N.P.

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle's longest trail - at 210km, it offers fantastic views of the unspoilt landscapes - a walk here will swathe you in 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history.

Nestled in the south-west corner of Ireland, on this 4-night trip you'll spot contrastingly beautiful landscapes at every turn. From rugged cliffs to some of Europe's finest golden beaches, small friendly villages and velvety green fields to picturesque mountain ranges.

Starting in the famous town of Killarney, boasting the magnificent 'Three Lakes of Killarney', your walking begins at Caherdaniel along country roads with stunning beach views then to Waterville - a fishing spot loved by Charlie Chaplin - up to a plateau with 360 degree views.

Following the spectacular coastal route, the Wild Atlantic Way, you'll pass ancient burial grounds, walk through one of Ireland's oldest natural woodland and be met with fantastic views of the coast and inland. Meandering the landscape, which was carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago, marvel at Iron Age forts and ruined abbeys amongst the many sheep that dot the fields, crisp blue loughs and pretty waterfalls. As you head northwards, the coastal views get better and better.

You'll stay in a mix of friendly bed and breakfasts, where you will be sure of a warm Irish welcome. Many towns offer pubs, bistros and restaurants serving tasty local food - the seafood is especially good!



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Day-by-day itinerary

Walking information

The walking is on well marked trails, the terrain at times can be a little muddy underfoot and some rocky sections. There are some coastal paths which are wide but do have drops. Walking boots are essential and poles are highly recommended.




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Day 1: Arrive in Killarney

Check into your B&B and then explore the town, choosing from one of its many restaurants for dinner or enjoying some live music.
You stay at the Abbey Lodge (breakfast included)

Day 2: Caherdaniel to Waterville 12km/7.5mi/4hr

After a transfer along the Ring of Kerry to sleepy little Caherdaniel, a short but scenic walk takes you on country roads to a track that provides amazing views of the beach and leads through one of Ireland's oldest natural woodland with oak, ash, holly and birch trees. Once out of the woods you'll climb to be rewarded with wonderful views over Ballinskelligs Bay, passing ancient burial grounds. Before following the old 'butter road' back to Waterville, you'll pass the statue of Charlie Chaplin, who liked to fish here.
You stay at the The Villa (breakfast included)

Day 3: Waterville to Cahersiveen 22km/14mi/6hr or 31km/19.5mi/8hr

We'll take you to Mastergeehy to start your walk - or you can walk the whole way if you would like on a sunny day when the views are tremendous. From here you'll follow country lanes and climb up to a lovely plateau giving 360 degree views over the coast and inland. Another drop and climb leads you to the town of Cahersiveen where you can enjoy a drink before heading to your B&B.

If you prefer you can walk from the hotel, it is a lovely walk with views of Lough Currane, to arrive at Mastergeehy.
You stay at the Ring of Kerry Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 4: Cahersiveen to Glenbeigh 21km/13mi/6hr

After a transfer to Deelis Bridge, you'll pick up an old 17th century 'stage coach' mountain trail, passing the ruins of old Kells village and a panoramic view of the old railway viaduct, soon to be a cycle greenway. After walking across Windy Gap you'll be met with gorgeous views of the Dingle Peninsula with Rossbeigh Strand and Inch Beach, famous for the film, Ryan's Daughter. You'll finish with a forest trail through the fairy woods to Glenbeigh for your last night, staying at the historic Towers Hotel, where the cast of Ryan's Daughter stayed.
You stay at The Towers Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 5: Leave Glenbeigh

Departure after breakfast. Transfers can be arranged at a supplement, perhaps enjoy extra nights in Killarney to finish your trip.

(*It is easy to add extra nights in all of the towns - perhaps you'd like to visit Valencia Island or take a boat trip to the Skellig Islands. Just ask your sales adviser to arrange.)


If you'd prefer a slightly longer holiday, take a look at our 7 night Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney N.P..

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Abbey Lodge, Killarney

Abbey Lodge offers guests complimentary WiFi, spacious en-suite rooms, and onsite car parking. The large rooms have a power shower, radio, and a TV. Each also includes a safety deposit box, a work desk, and ironing facilities.

Abbey Lodge is an ideal base for exploring all that Killarney and County Kerry has to offer. Killarney National Park is home to Muckross House, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, and Torc Waterfall. Killarney Racecourse and the INEC are both within a 10-minute walk.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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The Villa, Waterville

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Located in the heart of the village of Waterville, The Villa offers Irish charm with comfortable, modern rooms.


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Ring of Kerry Hotel, Cahersiveen

The ideally located family owned Ring of Kerry hotel offers a warm welcome from friendly, helpful staff. The 23 comfortable rooms all come with DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities and wifi. Enjoy a drink and the craic at John D's, the popular lobby bar which has an Irish pub atmosphere and live entertainment. Alternatively, there is locally produced contemporary Irish food served in the Restaurant.


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The Towers Hotel , Glenbeigh

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The Towers Hotel is centrally located in the small village of Glenbeigh. This historic hotel was built in 1895 in the late Victorian style. Throughout the years it has hosted many famous people and it is where the cast of Ryan's Daughter (filmed locally) stayed when filming. The famous Irish artist Marshall C Hutson, spent a lot of time here drawing inspiration for his famous pieces.

The hotel has a traditional feel to it, and offers recently refurbished large rooms, and there is a large lounge area and ample gardens. The hotel boasts an a la carte restaurant or you can enjoy less formal dining in its adjoining pub. They serve a full Irish breakfast and offer an accompanying cold buffet. WiFi is free in the public areas including the pub.

Glenbeigh is lovely small village with a couple of pubs and restaurants, the nearby Rossbeigh Strand is one on the nicest beaches in the region.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Glenbeigh, Glenbeigh

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The family run Glenbeigh Hotel is located in the seaside village of Glenbeigh on the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula. The hotel started life back in 1792 as a stage coach inn and it retains many of its period features. Today it is a cosy and friendly place to stay, with just 12 bedrooms. It boasts lovely gardens to the rear along with a gastrobar and a restaurant with views onto the gardens.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Standard travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail

Tour only

Standard transfers
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement to and from Killarney station.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 4 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking transfers to the start of the walks on days 2/3/4 to ensure you see the best of the area


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

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Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Singles
Add £47 per person per night for a single room. Solo traveller supplement £40 total on top of the single supplement.

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Daily from 22nd Sep 2020 to 26th Oct 2021, for 4 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement to and from Killarney station.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
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Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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