During this Active Journey, blend vigorous tramps with insightful cultural visits along Ireland’s west coast—on the Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, the Aran Isles, and Connemara—where the traditional Irish language is still spoken and the music is ever present.

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 Landscape of the Dingle Peninsula  Hiking through breathtaking landscapes in Ireland  The Gap of Dunloe  The 15th-century Ross Castle, outside Killarney  Musicians in a pub. Credit: Tourism Ireland  The village of Dingle  Stone fences along the Dingle Peninsula  Traditional thatched stone cottage  Conor Pass, the Dingle Peninsula. Credit: Tourism Ireland  Connemara's Kylemore Castle, once an abbey and school   Connemara landscape with sheep  Typical landscape in Ireland. Credit: Ireland Tourism  Stone fences on Inishmore at dusk  The ancient stone fort of Dún Aonghusa on the cliffs on Inishmore  Dramatic 300 foot cliffs on the Atlantic coast, Inishmore  Landscape of the fabled Aran Islands  Hiker overlooking the Irish coast  The 12th-century Kilkenny Castle  Kilkenny street scene. Credit: Tourism Ireland

Hiking the Emerald Isle

11 days from $6,895

During this Active Journey, blend vigorous tramps with insightful cultural visits along Ireland’s west coast—on the Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, the Aran Isles, and Connemara—where the traditional Irish language is still spoken and the music is ever present.

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Brooks Hotel

Dublin, Ireland

Located in the heart of Dublin, close to the shopping of Grafton Street and the quiet of St. Stephen’s Green, the Brooks Hotel has a well-regarded restaurant that is committed to sourcing the finest local Irish produce, while the stylish Jasmine Bar and Café Lounge serves whiskey from around the world. The hotel includes a small library and a private cinema for guests. All 98 guest rooms have contemporary and elegant decor with handcrafted walnut furniture from Galway. Guest rooms feature flat screen televisions, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee kettle, and air-conditioning. There is also a small fitness center on site.

Number of nights: 1

International Hotel, Kilarney

Killarney, Ireland

This historic hotel was built in the mid-1800s and is conveniently located in the heart of old town Killarney. Relax by the log fire after a day of sightseeing and enjoy informal meals in the hotel’s Hannigan’s Bar and Restaurant. Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious with ensuite baths, complimentary WiFi, and flat-screen televisions.

Number of nights: 2

Dingle Benners Hotel

Dingle, Ireland

Located on a hilly street in the heart of Dingle town, the Dingle Benners Hotel has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. The ground floor of this boutique hotel includes an inviting pub with book-lined walls and antique Irish furniture. It serves craft beers and whiskeys as well as a generous afternoon tea service, and light fare for lunch and dinner. The 52 rooms are bright and traditional, with rustic furniture and pictures from old Irish school books adorning the walls. The staff are friendly and helpful, with plenty of local knowledge to help you discover Dingle and its environs.

Number of nights: 2

Kilmurvey House

Aran Islands, Ireland

This rustic 18th-century stone house on Inishmore Island’s western edge has been converted in to a comfortable bed and breakfast featuring 12 guests rooms all simply decorated and comfortable with complimentary WiFi and ensuite baths. There is a small lounge with a fireplace and a casual dining room for meals.

Number of nights: 1

Rosleague Manor

Connemara, Ireland

This 19th-century country manor house turned hotel is set on 30 acres of pristine woodland overlooking Ballinakill Bay. The hotel features a sumptuous living and dining room and a large solarium with a bar and lounge. Individually styled rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, antique furnishings, complimentary WiFi, flat screen television, and tea and coffee making facilities. All guest rooms have either a sea or forest view. 

Number of nights: 2

Park House Hotel

Galway, Ireland

Convivial hospitality, an atmospheric bar and a central location make Park House a great value option in the heart of Galway. The hotel is centrally located close to Eyre Square, Galway's main commercial hub, and just a short walk from the city's vibrant pedestrian streets dotted with cafes, shops and pubs.

It's a popular spot with locals and consequently has a vibrant atmosphere with a casual, living room-styled reception area and two lively dining options. Despite this, rooms are quiet and comfortable featuring cheerful tones, natural wood furnishings and goose down duvets.

The Park House Restaurant serves classic French cuisine with a contemporary Irish twist, while relaxed Boss Doyle’s Bar offers lighter fare and an extensive drink menu.

Number of nights: 1