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Torc Waterfall, Ring of Kerry, Valentia Island, & Dingle Peninsula

An awesome adventure that takes you through centuries of Irish history and to some of the most stunning natural highlights the south west of Kerry has to offer.  The tourist trail of The Ring Of Kerry and old Gaelic Peninsula of Dingle. This trip will give you the chance to explore the true hidden gems of the Kingdom of Kerry, by bike , hikes and bus.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Gaelic speaking peninsula of Dingle
  • Spectacular Wild Atlantic Way walk
  • The views of the Skellig Islands
  • Bray head loop walk & Valentia Island
  • Ring of Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstration (Optional from mid April only)
  • Torc Waterfall

INCLUSIONS

  • Your local Irish Guide
  • All transport around the Kingdom of Kerry
  • 1 nights accommodation and breakfast
  • Personally guided nature walks

FREETIME

  • Try some of the best fish and chips Ireland has to offer
  • Plenty of time to get lost in your thoughts during our hikes
  • Explore the colourful town of Dingle and Tralee
  • Experience local Irish Pubs with traditional Irish Music

Day 1: Dingle Peninsula

Today is a truly magnificent day full of jaw dropping scenery, amazing coastal walks, secluded beaches and tasty local produce.

We begin our day with a stroll along Inch Beach. Famous for movie scenes and popular with surfers, walk along the long , wide and serene stretch of beach and get lost in you thoughts.

From there it’s onward to the Slea Head drive. This is a stunning and dramatic drive tour of the edge of Europe. With it’s sheer cliff side drops on onside and the patchwork green fields on the other side. Plenty of splendid photo stops combined with stories of Irish folklore, local legends and historical information.

Isolated from the rest of Ireland by the impressive landscape, this Dingle Peninsula hiking tour will take you where the locals go. Follow a coastal trail on windswept cliffs, perched above beautiful coastlines. This amazing guided tour takes you along the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way as you experience the most dramatic scenery that Ireland has to offer.

After the hike, you will get the chance to sample the fresh seafood and local craft beers in a nice cosy Irish pub. Discover the bustling and colourful Dingle harbour town. For the active traveller who wants to experience a real slice of Irish life, this compact day adventure tops the menu.

Tips:  If the weather is good bring a packed lunch to have  on the rocks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Taste any of the local brews in Dingle town, whiskey, gin, Tom Crean Larger or West Kerry Ale. 

Day 2: Ring of Kerry

After we check out of the hostel , we then continue to Ireland’s most famous circular trail , The Ring of Kerry. This trail is 180km in circular length around south Kerry and includes some of the most thrilling routes in all of Ireland.

Our first stop is at an optional engaging sheep dog demonstration with local farmer Brendan. This is a true Irish experience as Brendan takes you through the many skills of a sheep farmer and sheep dog, in a very witty and humorous way.

From there we break away from the tourist trail and visit Valentia Island, with the welcoming views of the Skellig Islands, made famous through the new Star Wars movie.

Onward and upwards to the Coomakissta Pass and then we descend into tropical park of Derrynane. Discover the secluded white strand  beach and the magical fairy forest.

We also visit Torc Waterfall before making our way back to our pick up point, as we bid you farewell until another day.

Tips: Scramble along the rocks of Derrynane strand, visit Abbey island and make sure you sample Murphys Ice Cream, made from creamy milk of the Kerry cow. 

 

 FROM CORK: 

DEPARTURE POINT INFORMATION:

Merchants Quay (Riverside City Centre Bus Stop) at 7.45AM – SEE HERE
 
Bus Stop at the entrance to Castlewhite Apts on Western Road at 8.00AM – SEE HERE

FROM LIMERICK:

DEPARTURE POINT INFORMATION:

8.45am departure from University of Limerick

9.00am departure from Arthurs Quay


FROM KILLARNEY:

DEPARTURE POINT INFORMATION:

10.00am departure from Killarney Tourist Office, Beech Road, Killarney. SEE HERE


FROM TRALEE:

DEPARTURE POINT INFORMATION:

9.15am departure from Tralee Bus Station, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee


FROM DUBLIN:

DEPARTURE POINT INFORMATION:

We recommend you book the 6.15am Dublin Coach from Burgh Quay in Dublin City centre to Killarney town. BOOK HERE

ACCOMMODATION

We’ve chosen high quality backpacker accommodation in a variety of hostels, wilderness lodges, cabins and historic hotels.  Quad-share accommodation is included with your tour. You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a single or twin/double private room (subject to availability).

To request an accommodation upgrade, please email us (info@irishexperiencetours.com) to book.

Please note: 

Large Dorm style hostel accommodation only available for our Student & Tours for 18’s to 28’s groups NOT our Wild Atlantic Way Tours.

Twin/Double upgrades are based on two people sharing and can only be booked if you are travelling with a companion.

Please note that at some destinations your private room will include an ensuite bathroom and some it won’t.

INCLUSIONS

  • Highly trained local Irish Guides
  • Journey of discovery in a Irish Experience mini coach
  • 1 breakfasts
  • 1 nights accommodation (1 nights in quality accommodation ).
  • Personally guided nature walks
  • Sheep Dog demonstration (From mid April only)
  • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work
  • All relevant taxes.

 FREETIME

  • Plenty of free time in many of the towns and villages we visit.
  • Experience local Irish Pubs with traditional Irish Music.
  • Many of the walks and hikes give you time to share the experience with like-minded young travelling companions.

Price – Optional Extras List

  • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
  • Sea or Lake -Kayaking – €45 for three hours
  • Bike touring  on Valentia Island – €25

 

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