Ireland Easygoing Walking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,799 - $5,399 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Ireland Easygoing Walking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Sep 2025: May-Sep

From $4,799 - $5,399 /person

Dolce Tempo Journey - Cork, Killarney & Ancient Celtic Gems

There’s beauty in the little things. The sun peeking through the clouds on a gray day. The winking smile of the bartender pouring you a pint. A cup of tea in the afternoon. The laugh of a new friend. Small things—like this island off the coast of Great Britain. Come see why bigger isn’t always better. Why sunshine doesn’t always beat rain. It all makes sense in Ireland.

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Highlights

  • Be amazed by the beauty of Ireland and its varied landscapes: from rugged coastal cliffs to placid meadows and silent forests, this is the right place to experience on foot
  • Enjoy our local connections, like our fantastic guide who'll bring stories of the region to life and discover camaraderie and companionship like never before on a vacation
  • Explore the dramatic Beara Peninsula, taste Irish whiskey with aficionado John Moriarty, tour a 15th-century castle and discover Killarney's delightful craft shops and pubs
  • Relax and enjoy the hospitality of our premiere hotels, from a family-owned Victorian gem in the heart of Killarney to a regal Relais & Châteaux manor set along Kenmare Bay
Ireland Easygoing Walking Tour map

Ireland

Start/End Cork

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Discover the Irish culture of rambling as we walk country roads and coastal cliff trails • Visit the Gap of Dunloe, an unforgettable glacier-forged valley • Be entertained in true Irish fashion as a seanachie (storyteller) spins charming tales • Enjoy classic country cooking and the company of our local friends and hosts • Sip a cup of tea and wander the gardens of our hotel • Take in views of the spectacular cliffs of Dingle Bay and the sparkling waters of Caragh Lake • Soak in the serenity and Victorian décor at our lakeside lodging.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Carrig Country House
Caragh Lake
Premiere Hotel

Enjoy the gracious hospitality of the Slattery family at this restored Victorian gem—originally a hunting lodge—set on the world-renowned Ring of Kerry. 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Meet our local guide and hear stories of the mysterious history of this area, from Torc Waterfall to Muckross Estate and its ancient abbey • Tour the restored tower of 15th-century Ross Castle • Linger in delightful Killarney and enjoy its lively craft shops and boutiques • Sing your heart out at a lively Irish pub.

Accommodations

Night 3

Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa
Killarney
Premiere Hotel

A luxurious modern hotel set amid lush countryside, with panoramic lake and mountain views. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Reunite with our local guide to explore Killarney National Park • Discover rugged gorges, dark forests and wind-battered peaks • Spend an afternoon in charming, colorful Kenmare • Treat yourself at Samas Spa, a renowned spa and pool • Explore the rugged Beara Peninsula, little-changed since Celtic times • Accompanied by aficionado John Moriarty, taste some Irish whiskey • Stroll peaceful paths on your way to a 4000-year-old Druid stone circle.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Park Hotel Kenmare
Kenmare​
Premiere Hotel

It's just a short walk to the pubs and shops from this regal Victorian estate, nestled amid magnificent parkland on Kenmare Bay. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Air-Conditioning

Carrig Country House and Park Hotel Kenmare are Premiere Hotels. While they offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they are not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Carrig Country House
Caragh Lake

Premiere Hotel

Enjoy the gracious hospitality of the Slattery family at this restored Victorian gem—originally a hunting lodge—set on the world-renowned Ring of Kerry. 

Night 3

Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa
Killarney

Premiere Hotel

A luxurious modern hotel set amid lush countryside, with panoramic lake and mountain views. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Park Hotel Kenmare
Kenmare​

Premiere Hotel

It's just a short walk to the pubs and shops from this regal Victorian estate, nestled amid magnificent parkland on Kenmare Bay. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

From $4,799 - $5,399 /person

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