|EA06 Walk the Dingle Way Tralee to Dingle Kerry Ireland|
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|Tour Period: 6 Nights|
|Dates of this tour:|
Start any day April to November
|Tour Grade: D||
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This Walk the Dingle Way Tralee to Dingle Kerry Ireland holiday vacation can be booked by individuals but is very suitable for family groups or friends wanting to share a new experience together.
If you require this walking tour or an altered schedule, please use the Contact Email Form near the bottom of this tour description.
A five centre inn-to-inn, village to village, self-guided walking tour along the Dingle Way in County Kerry, Ireland. Tralee to Dingle. 6 nights bed and breakfast in approved en-suite accommodation, 5 days walking, luggage transfer, walking notes and maps.
You walk for 5 days following the waymarked Dingle Way and connecting trails in County Kerry from Tralee to Dingle Town, some 47 miles in all. Along green lanes lined with Fuchsia hedges; past peat cuttings and Celtic monuments, this low-level route crosses the Dingle peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic. Your route meanders along the foot of the Slieve Mish mountains, through a landscape of tiny green fields and scattered cottages. Every corner has a story, from the ancient sagas of Irelands mythological hero Cuchulainn to the modern folk tales of Kerry writer John B Keane, and in the Irish west there is always time for a tale or a chat. On one day you walk from pub to pub; on another from mountains to a rocky beach with half buried Ogham stones and on another from `Sweet Annascaul' to `Delightful Dingle Town'.
You stop in 5 Irish Tourist Board recommended guest or farmhouses along the way, where accommodation is available in twin, double or single rooms, all with private facilities. Bed and breakfast and luggage transfer between the overnight stays is inclusive.
We can also include extra nights in Tralee or Dingle, allowing you to visit the beehive huts, Ogham stones, oratories and churches that abound around the bay, and to enjoy the wealth of traditional Irish folk music available in Dingles pubs.
This tour is operated by Explore Britain Walking based in County Durham in England.
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DAILY and OVERNIGHT SCHEDULE of the 6 Nights Walk the Dingle Way Tralee to Dingle Kerry Ireland tour:
These are the usual booked overnight stays, walks or rides, we occasionally may have to make a late change, if so, you will be advised ahead of time or at your first guesthouse. The guided tours may be adjusted at the leaders discretion, due to weather and groups ability.
START: Tralee is about 15 miles north-west of Killarney in County Kerry. Relax at a pre-tour Jurys Inn hotel Limerick (close to Shannon Airport) or Dublin.
FINISH: Dingle is about 30 miles south west of Tralee, in County Kerry.
ARRIVAL DAY: At Tralee. You may arrive anytime after 3pm. Overnight at Tralee, County Kerry.
WALKING DAY ONE: Circular around Tralee. 11 miles (18km) and 50 feet of ascent. It is an easy coastal walk and follows the nature reserve on the mud flats and the old Ship Canal. There are easy alternatives and time to spend in Tralee. Overnight at Tralee, County Kerry.
WALKING DAY TWO: Tralee to Camp. 9 miles (14km) and 400 feet of ascent. An easy bogland walk along the base of the Slieve Mish mountains. You should take the steam train to Blennerville, from where you start your walk. You will pass Killelton church with its Cross-Inscribed Stone. You can finish at Ashes pub with a pint of stout! Overnight at Camp, County Kerry.
WALKING DAY THREE: Camp to Annascaul. 10 miles (16km) and 1,300 feet of ascent. An easy walk through peat cuttings and along quiet fuchsia lined lanes. You meet the sea at Inch Strand and gradually climb up to Maum gap, at 800 feet the highest point of the holiday and drop down to Annascaul. Overnight Annascaul, County Kerry.
WALKING DAY FOUR: Annascaul to Lisdargan. 9 miles (14km) and 300 feet of ascent. You start your walk from the "The South Pole" in the morning. You then follow quiet lanes and roads out to the coast again with Minard Castle standing over the stony Kilmurry Bay. Past the Ogham Stone at Aglish Graveyard and after a pint of Guinness at
Garrynadur you are at Lisdargan. Overnight at Lisdargan, County Kerry.
WALKING DAY FIVE: Lisdargan to Dingle Town. 5 miles (8km) and 700 feet of ascent. The luggage will have been moved during the day from Lisdargan to Dingle. An easy day, following footpaths through farms and the old famine road from the Connor Pass to finish at Dingle Town. There is an optional extra 5-mile (a little tougher route) walk from Dingle and back to see some ancient stones and churches. In total about 200 feet of ascent on this section. Overnight at Dingle, County Kerry.
FINAL DAY: Departure. The tour finishes from Dingle after breakfast.
Book a stay at a Jurys hotel near your departure airport.
USEFUL TRAVEL INFORMATION to join the Tour Walk the Dingle Way Tralee to Dingle Kerry Ireland:
TRAVEL BY TRAIN FROM EUROPE: There is a fast frequent Eurostar rail service to the new Eurostar Terminal at London St Pancras (next to Kings Cross and Euston) from Paris, Bruxelles and Lille. These stations are linked with the rest of mainland europe (France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Italy). Check Eurostar and TGV across Europe Tickets times and fares by the fast convenient Eurostar. Book your ticket in advance, turn up at the rail station and go! In the time you are waiting at an airport you can be at your destination with much less stress - travel by train. You could even bring your car with you.
TRAVEL SHANNON AIRPORT to LIMERICK (from where buses are available to Killarney): Private taxi collection can be pre-booked to meet you on arrival.
TRAVEL to TRALEE (NOT included in tour price): Tralee is the nearest rail station. There are currently 3 suitable trains a day from Dublin, Cork or Limerick (for flights into Shannon airport). If arriving at Shannon airport you can easily use the bus network. Take a taxi to Limerick Bus Station, from where the 09:00am bus arrives Tralee about 10:30am. Tralee rail station has lockers for luggage. You will need a taxi to your guesthouse but please do NOT arrive before 1pm (the guesthouse may be moving luggage and preparing the rooms for a change over).
RETURN from DINGLE (NOT included in tour price): Tralee is the nearest rail station. If you require it, you will be assisted by the final guesthouse into town to catch the 10:30am bus which arrives Tralee at 12:05pm.
ARRIVING BY CAR: Please ask for details. Return is not included in tour price.
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GRADE and CLOTHING INFORMATION:
This Walk the Dingle Way Tralee to Dingle Kerry Ireland is Grade D. You can check the walking tour grade is suitable for you by viewing our Tour Grade page.
GRADE D: Between 8 - 11 miles (13 - 18 kms) a day. Strong waterproof walking boots are desirable. You will start walking about 9:30am and finish at approx. 4pm. These grades are for guidance only. For any grade, depending on weather conditions, it may at times be damp underfoot, so waterproof boots are preferable.
INSURANCE (MEDICAL and TRAVEL):
We think it is essential for clients to take out their own personal accident and travel insurance before they arrive. This can be booked on-line using the links from our pages or contact your own local insurance broker.
| ENQUIRE ABOUT BOOKING THIS Walk the Dingle Way Tralee to Dingle Kerry Ireland tour 6 Nights currency in UK Pounds Sterling £|
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Please include in the email the following information: Tour Code EA06 Tour Name Walk the Dingle Way Tralee to Dingle Kerry Ireland Tour Page Nights 6.
Number of People and Type of Room(s) required.
Expected Arrival Date AND Departure morning if you want more or less nights than the standard tour
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Most tours start in the evening (you start walking the next day) and finish after breakfast on the final morning (check the DAILY and OVERNIGHT SCHEDULE above for this tours details).
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|PAYMENT currency in UK Pounds Sterling £: We will require a deposit of 50% of the quoted tour price. The balance will be due two months before your tour starts. We will send you a receipt for the deposit (and final payment when due).|
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|Payment can also be made by personal cheque, currency in UK Pounds Sterling £, made payable to "Explore Britain", or by direct transfer to our Explore Britain Clients Trust Account (ask for details). Payment should be mailed to 6 George Street, FERRYHILL, County Durham, DL17 0DT, England.|
The balance must reach us 2 months before the start of the holiday; otherwise we cannot guarantee to hold your booking.
Where bookings are made less than 2 months before the start day of the tour, the full amount is payable at the time of booking. No booking has been made, without us making a quotation and receiving a deposit. Please contact us by telephone +44 1740 650900 if you do not hear back from us within 2 days.
Upon receipt of your confirmation and deposit, I will confirm with the accommodation immediately and normally have a trip fully booked within a week. This will include a Trip Information Sheet specific to your walk; with overnight names, addresses and telephone numbers (similar to the draft trip information sheet on the website). You would need to take out Travel Insurance within 14 days to be fully covered.
|Upon receipt of final payment, which is due 2 months before the tour starts, I will air mail you the maps, notes and a further copy of your trip information sheet. If we do not receive the final payment we will presume you have decided NOT to go-ahead with the tour, and we will therefore cancel the booking.|
On some tours the tour package will be available on arrival at your first night's accommodation.
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Irish Ordnance Survey Map Tralee and Annascaul.
Irish Ordnance Survey Map Dingle and Slea Head.