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Walking Vacation Ireland: Walking the West Country​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 4 – 8 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
$3745
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
$2745
Pre-trip Extension:
Cork · 2 nights $245

Post-trip Extension:
Dublin · 2 nights $445
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Rife with lush landscapes harboring “40 Shades of Green,” Ireland has long been a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts.

 Discover why as we walk through some of the Emerald Isle’s most splendid scenery, from the shimmering lochs, lakes, of Killarney National Park to the soaring peaks of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks to the sandy shores of Derrynane Bay. Along the way, we stay in charming inns and guesthouses, and delight in the warmth and wit of the famously friendly locals we’ll mingle with in lively pubs and charming restaurants. Join VBT for an unforgettable, in-depth look at Ireland’s legendary beauty and storied culture!

What's Included

Walking Tour Only – without Air

  • 6 nights in historical 4-star hotels and one country villa
  • 13 meals – 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • 8 nights in 4-star Irish hotels, one country villa and guesthouses
  • 15 meals – 8 Irish breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • Transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Cork – 2 nights for only $245  Post-trip: Dublin – 2 nights for only $445

Both Vacation Options Include

  • Service of two VBT Trip Leaders
  • On-tour vehicle support
  • FREE use of our custom VBT walking poles
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount 

Cultural Highlights

  • Marvel at the lush meadows, forested mountains and glittering lakes of Killarney National Park
  • Explore the Gap of Dunloe, a stunning glacial valley, on foot or via a horse-drawn jaunting cart
  • Walk a stretch of the scenic Kerry Way, Ireland's most famous walking trail
  • Savor tea and scones—and spirited conversation—with a Killarney family in their home
  • Mingle with charming locals while listening to traditional Irish music in festive village pubs
  • Enjoy time at leisure to discover picturesque Kinsale, the “Gourmet Capital of Ireland”

What to Expect

This tour features a combination of paved roads and easy terrain, mixed with moderate hills, moorland and uneven footpaths, ideal for enthusiastic beginners to experienced walkers. Due to Ireland’s climate, the footpaths can often be wet and muddy. Our VBT minibus support is available at specified meeting points for those who need assistance. Both morning and afternoon walk options are available most days. Several of the walks require a transfer from our hotel to the start of the walk. Our tour leaders often use this time in the van for our morning route review, so we can enjoy a more leisurely morning at breakfast.
  • Activity Level: Easy/Moderate
  • Average Daily Mileage: 4 – 8 miles
  • Average Daily Walking Time: 2 – 5 hours
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