Kerry Way Hiking Tour (3 Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
Kerry Way Hiking Tour (3 days)

Kerry Way Hiking Tour (3 Day)

Prices

From $295USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

B&B/Guesthouses

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Highlights

Hike the best of Killarney on a jam-packed short tour

Explore the magnificence of Ireland’s oldest national park as you hike the Kerry Way in County Kerry.

Visit the stately Muckross House mansion, a beautiful estate tucked into the hills.

Circumnavigate one of Killarney’s famous Three Lakes, revelling in the exceptional natural beauty.

Search the countryside for Ireland’s last indigenous herd of red deer.

When it comes to Irish adventures, County Kerry is a hub and Killarney is its heart. On this 3-day self-guided hiking tour, you’ll enjoy the best of Killarney’s surroundings with a convenient home in the centre of the action.

Arrive in Killarney, second only to Dublin in number of hotel beds – a popular spot, and for good reason! After an evening to enjoy the town, spend a full day exploring the beloved Killarney National Park. Spot wildlife such as native red deer, otters, kingfishers, and peregrine falcons. On your final day, pay a visit to the elegant Muckross House while hiking a loop around the lake, with breathtaking views accompanying your every step. To experience the beauty of Ireland, all you need is your own two feet.

This 3-day hike makes for a weekend getaway!

3-Day Kerry Way Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Killarney

Arrive in the town of Killarney, your home for the journey. Check into your accommodations and pick up your detailed information pack, which includes route guides and contact information.

The evening is yours to explore this fantastic town – you’ll find plenty to enjoy!

Overnight Location
B&B in Killarney
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Killarney National Park

Today starts with a short transfer to your starting spot just outside the town of Kenmare. Set off on a route that brings you through Esknamucky Glen and into Killarney National Park.

Ireland’s oldest national park is yours to explore! The beauty of this region is known the world over, and makes for a wonderful day of hiking. Keep an eye out for the native red deer who call the park home. The day’s journey ends with a return to Killarney.

Overnight Location
B&B in Killarney
Distance
5-6 hours, 20km, 689m of ascent, 710m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Muckross Loop & Departure

On a trip to Killarney, a visit to the Muckross House is a must. A quick transfer brings you to the property, where you’ll start the day’s walk. This gorgeous 19th-century mansion is a major attraction in the Killarney area.

From here, embark on a looped hike around Muckross Lake, the central of Killarney’s famed Three Lakes. Ancient woodlands and waterside views provide a constant source of delight! Once you’ve returned to Muckross House, ring your taxi for a return to Killarney.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
3 hours, 12km
Meals
Breakfast

3-Day Kerry Way Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour of County Kerry is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed. There are upgrade options available that add follow-cup calls and a welcome briefing to your tour; please contact us if you’re interested in these.

Prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided solo travellers: €475EUR
  • Self-guided groups of 2+ in separate single rooms: €375EUR
  • Self-guided groups of 2+ in shared double rooms: €295EUR
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Accommodation on the 3-Day Kerry Way Hiking Tour

This tour is based in B&Bs and/or guesthouses. Properties offer warm rooms with an ensuite washroom and daily hot Irish breakfast.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you are a solo traveller or you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Night 1-2

Guesthouse or B&B in Killarney

There’s plenty of quality accommodations in Killarney, and yours are no exception. Warm ensuite rooms and daily hot Irish breakfast help you make the most of your tour.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the 3-Day Kerry Way Hiking Tour?

Meals

2 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 2 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport to the start of the hikes on Day 2 and Day 3 as well as from the end of the Day 3 hike back to Killarney are included. Airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • Detailed route book with full area maps or GPS-enabled app for navigation & points of interest
  • 24-hour emergency/information support
  • Full pre-departure information to maximize your experience
  • In-house holiday specialist to assist with any additional services

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Transport into or out of Killarney
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Visas if required
  • Entrance fees to any sites or parks

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Extra services:
    • Welcome briefing: €25EUR per person
    • Welcome briefing and follow up calls during the tour: €50EUR per person

Frequenty Asked Questions about Kerry Way Hiking Tour (3 Day)

How hard is the 3-Day Kerry Way Hiking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. A moderate level of fitness is required for the distance and elevation changes on this route, and previous hiking experience is recommended. However, no technical expertise or gear is necessary. The route involves various surfaces: mountain tracks, boardwalks, and forest paths, with some wet sections underfoot. Good boots are essential.

Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the 3-Day Kerry Way Hiking Tour?

2 breakfasts are included.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Killarney to start this tour?

Fly into Kerry Airport (KIR). From Kerry Airport, the town of Killarney is 20 minutes away by car, and about 30-40 minutes by public transport. You can also travel from Cork International Airport (ORK), roughly 2 hours from Killarney by bus. You holiday specialist can assist with arrival and departure plans if needed.

Is the 3-Day Kerry Way Hiking Tour guided?

No. You will be provided with route maps, GPS, and trail information to complete your self-guided tour.

Where does the 3-Day Kerry Way Hiking Tour end?

The tour begins and ends in the town of Killarney. You can take a taxi or bus back to the airport to depart.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Ireland?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Ireland?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $295USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

B&B/Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 3/5. A moderate level of fitness is required for the distance and elevation changes on this route, and previous hiking experience is recommended. However, no technical expertise or gear is necessary. The route involves various surfaces: mountain tracks, boardwalks, and forest paths, with some wet sections underfoot. Good boots are essential.

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