Trip Overview

Venture across Ireland on a breathtaking hike that winds near the Rock of Cashe, through the Glen of Aherlo, and onto the Beara Peninsula. Along the way, participate in Irish traditions and meet local entrepreneurs – including a brewer and an oyster farming family- for the full Irish experience with your AdventureWomen group.

Fáilte go hÉireann—Welcome to Ireland! Start in Dublin, the largest city in the Republic of Ireland and home to around 1.8 million people. Dublin has always been a center for education, arts, economics, industry, and history. Its importance on the international stage has made it one of the few cities that have achieved global city status.

Welcome to Ireland!

Cradled in the heart of the bay, Kenmare is a haven of tranquility, gourmet food, breathtaking scenery, and one of the most unspoiled environments in Europe. The Irish name of the town, “Neidin,” means “little nest” – it really feels like one, too.

The Beara Peninsula sits along the southwest coast of Ireland and makes up a portion of the Wild Atlantic Way. Many relics from the Bronze Age such as standing stones and wedge tombs remain in the area, and ancient buildings and the copper mine museum help preserve more of the past. Take a forty-minute ferry ride to the mysterious and enchanting Skellig islands

Killarney to Doolin

Crowned by the spectacular McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range, Killarney National Park is Ireland’s first national park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Discover the wild beauty of its native woodlands, pristine lakes, and lively waterfalls on a memorable day trip through the country’s “adventure capital.”

The charming town of Dingle, an active fishing port set in a bowl of green mountains, looks out over Dingle Bay to the Blasket Islands. It is full of friendly pubs with live traditional music. Popular area attractions include the beaches, Mount Brandon, and Ballydavid and Ballyferriter villages, and driving the area is like a trip through an open-air museum!

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most popular destinations, with spectacular ocean views seen from atop towering seaside cliffs. From the tower on the Cliffs, you can see the Aran Islands, the Loop Head, and the two mountain ranges of County Galway.

Doolin offers local pubs, folk music, and a hike through the Burren region, followed by a father-daughter oyster farming visit.

A farewell dinner at a local restaurant will allow you to celebrate all the incredible sights and amazing hiking you experienced with your traveling companions during your time in Ireland.

Main Attractions

  • Hike the Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, and Killarney National Park.
  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime visit to the Skellig Michael bird sanctuary.
  • Gain insights from a captivating woman writer and a skilled female brewer, visit a perfumery owned and operated by a local woman.
  • Learn how to make traditional soda bread whose recipe was handed down through several generations.

What You'll See and Do

  • Archaeology
  • Cooking Class
  • Hiking
  • Historical Sites
  • Local Delicacies
  • National Parks
  • Natural History
  • UNESCO Site
  • Women-To-Women Exchanges

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Trip Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive in Dublin

Fáilte go hÉireann—Welcome to Ireland! Dublin is the largest city in the Republic of Ireland and is home to around 1.8 million people. Dublin has always been a center for education, arts, economics, industry, and history. Its importance on the international stage has made it one of the few cities that have achieved global city status.

During your adventure, you’ll get to know your expert Irish guide, who will help you discover this amazing land. You’ll meet other incredible individuals on your journey. They will help make your experience a fun and personally fulfilling adventure and will cheer you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone and embrace new challenges!

Arrive in Dublin, Ireland (DUB) before 12:00 PM today. A 12:00PM group transfer to your hotel is included; private transfers at other days and times are available for purchase.

Check into your hotel at 3:00PM today and take some time to relax before dinner tonight. You can also decide to explore the city. It’s a short walk to Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral and a host of other attractions

Enjoy a lively welcome dinner as you get to know your fellow travelers this evening. Share stories and learn about why each woman on your trip is excited to explore Ireland!


Overnight: Brooks Hotel

Day 2

Dublin to Kerry

After breakfast this morning, set out on a drive as you make your way to the Kingdom of Kerry. Along the way, stop at the Rock of Cashel, the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster that has been of strategic importance for thousands of years. Take in the 12th and 13th century buildings and graveyards that lie within the ancient walls.

Following a stop for lunch with the group and another 30 minutes of driving, you’ll arrive in the Glen of Aherlow, a verdant valley that sits below the Christ the King statue. Enjoy a 3-4 mile walk through old growth woodlands before making the final drive to your hotel for the next 3 nights.

Arrive at your hotel and check in before enjoying dinner with the group tonight.

(Today’s hike spans 3 miles and typically takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, traversing uneven dirt and gravel terrain).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: The Landsdowne Kenmare

Day 3

County Kerry

Today you will explore the Beara Peninsula, an area that is rich in ancient history and is a central location in Irish mythology.

As you hike along a 6-7 mile trail that covers beach, fields, and minor roads en route to the mountain, you will be joined by a female writer and historian, who will introduce you to the modern and ancient history, mythology, and spirituality of the region.

You will pass abandoned mine buildings while you take in the ocean and mountain views during this easy-to-moderate hike. Enjoy lunch with the group along the way today.

Take some time for dinner on your own tonight after a full day of hiking and exploration.

(Today’s hike is approximately 5-6 miles, and typically takes 4 to 5.5 hours to complete, traversing uneven terrain of sand, dirt, gravel. Grass with a small rock scramble and steel stepladders can also be found along the way).

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: The Landsdowne Kenmare

Day 4

County Kerry

Take a forty-minute ferry ride to the mysterious and enchanting Skellig islands. These floating pyramids of sandstone have been home to some of the earliest monastic settlements in Ireland as well as providing sanctuary to fantastic birdlife in the area.

Land on Skellig Michael, which rises to 714ft. The climb to the summit takes you past hundreds of Puffins, Kittiwakes, and other seabirds. Near its summit nestles the well-preserved remains of its 6th century monastary, with its beehive-shaped huts, tiny stone oratory and walled garden. The remains of the monastary and most of the island were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Enjoy a boxed lunch with the group along the way.

After a full day at the birding sanctuary, return to Kenmare via boat before enjoying dinner on your own this evening.

(Today’s hike involves climbing up 618 steps. Steps to the top are uneven with 600 feet of elevation gain).

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: The Landsdowne Kenmare

Day 5

Killarney National Park

After a short drive, walk The Kerry Way into Killarney National Park. Hike the Old Kenmare Road, one of the most popular walks in Ireland, and part of the Kerry Way. As you hike, be alert for wildlife such as deer, eagles, and the elusive pine marten. Ascend to Windy Gap, at a little over 1,000 feet, the highest point of the walk. You will have spectacular views of Killarney National Park, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the Lakes of Killarney, Kenmare Bay, and the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a packed lunch during the journey today. Hike to the shores of Lough Leane and finish at Muckross House, a 65-room, Tudor-style mansion built in the mid-1800s for the watercolor painter Mary Balfour Herbert and her husband.

Following the hike, start your 90-minute drive to Dingle.

Enjoy dinner with your group at the hotel tonight.

(Today’s hike is approximately 8 miles, and typically takes 4 to 5.5 hours to complete, and involves 1,200 feet of elevation gain).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Dingle Benners Hotel

Day 6

Dingle Peninsula

Take a scenic drive to visit the Great Blasket Island Center, which is a fascinating heritage and cultural center/museum honoring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. From there, you will set off on a 3-mile hike.

Stop by the brewery of Ireland’s first female brewer today, where you’ll have the chance to speak with her and tour the brewery before settling in for lunch with the group.

In the afternoon, you will learn how to bake traditional soda bread from a local family who will teach you their special recipe that has been handed down through many generations.

Have dinner with the group after your cooking lesson.

(Today’s hike is approximately 2.5-3.0 miles, and typically takes 1.5-2 hours, traversing uneven terrain with 500 feet of elevation gain).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Dingle Benners Hotel

Day 7

Dingle to Doolin

This morning after breakfast, head out on a northern drive that will be broken up by a ferry crossing of Ireland’s longest river, the Shannon River. After lunch with the group, continue driving up the Wild Atlantic Way via the Cliffs of Moher.

Hop out of the van for a hike along the Cliffs of Moher to your hotel in Doolin where you will stay for the next 2 nights. Stop at the Visitor’s Center along the way.

Dine on your own in one of the many pubs and restaurants in Doolin this evening. There is also a lot of opportunies to listen to the finest traditional musicians in local pubs.

(The hike scheduled for today covers around 6-7 miles and is expected to take approximately 3.5-4 hours, navigating through packed dirt, loose gravel, and stone steps).

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: The Doolin Inn

Day 8


Before your hike, you will stop by a perfumery which is owned and run by a local woman. Learn about the art of making perfume during your behind-the-scenes visit and enjoy some fresh-from the-kitchen treats for lunch in the cafe.

Set out on your hike through the Burren region. The lunar-like landscape of this area has given rise to a unique way of life over many generations. While you hike, notice the wildflowers hidden in the nooks and crevices, some of which are only found in this region. You will hike past medieval churches and ancient healing wells along the way.

Enjoy a farewell dinner with your travel companions in a local restaurant, and celebrate all the incredible sights and amazing hiking you experienced during your time in Ireland!

(Today’s 4-5 mile hike takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to complete, traversing very uneven terrain featuring grassy stretches and limestone surfaces).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: The Doolin Inn

Day 9

Depart Ireland

After breakfast this morning, begin the drive back to the Dublin airport for your flights home. Depart Dublin, Ireland (DUB) any time after 3:00 PM today.


Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants.

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Ireland

Arrival and Departure Information

June 14, 2025 Departure

Arrive: Arrive in Dublin, Ireland (DUB) on June 14, 2025 before 12:00PM.

Depart: Depart Dublin, Ireland (DUB) on June 22, 2025 after 3:00PM.


We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Preparation and Packing  

Please use the following guides as a reference when preparing for your adventure. We also encourage you to adapt the guides to your travel style as well as the destination’s forecasted weather.  


Gratuities are a personal decision and are at your own discretion based on your level of satisfaction with the service provided. Gratuities are dependent upon the number of guests on your departure, and they vary greatly from trip to trip. As a general reference, AdventureWomen suggests you plan for 360-600 EUR (or more) worth of gratuities for this adventure. Specific tipping recommendations for your trip will be provided to you closer to your departure date and may fluctuate due to inflation, exchange rates, and the number of travelers on your trip. 

Passports and Visas

Citizens of the United States must have a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates with at least two blank-facing pages. If you do not have a passport, please apply now!

Activity Level

We rate this trip as High Energy. Our High Energy adventures are designed for women who enjoy a physical challenge and crave being on the go! You should be prepared for itineraries that include (but are not limited to): a full day of biking on a rolling terrain, hiking 5-8 miles on moderate to steep trails, being active at high altitudes, whitewater rafting, or skiing. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission) to make the most of your adventure. With this itinerary in mind, we have a partnership with Trailblazer Wellness, a woman-owned, women-run company that will design an individualized fitness plan just for you! Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 10% discount with the code AVW. Learn more on the Trailblazer Wellness website.

Health Considerations

Make an appointment with a travel clinic, as they may have recommendations for vaccines and medications based on the destination as well as your age, health, and past vaccination history.

For more health information, go to and navigate to the page about Ireland.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800. You can transfer your deposit to another trip with no additional fee if you notify us within 120 days of the original trip departure date. We can hold your deposit for up to six months as a credit. Failure to book a new trip within this timeframe will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.

Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Copy of Flight Information
  • Copy of Issuing Page of Passport (Photo Page)
  • Supplemental Release for COVID

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

June 14, 2025 Departure Final Payment Due Date: March 16, 2025

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included


  • Accommodations as per itinerary based on double occupancy
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • Drinking water available from taps to refill personal bottles
  • All gratuities except guides and drivers

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Ireland
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified)
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, or travel insurance
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686


Brooks Hotel

The Brooks Hotel is a boutique property located in the cultural district of Dublin. Many of the major tourist sites of the city are within walking distance of the hotel, as are a variety of shops and restaurants.

Amenities: soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, WiFi

The Landsdowne Kenmare

The Lansdowne Kenmare has been part of the history of Kenmare since it was built as the town residence of William Perry Fitzmaurice in 1790, the 2nd Earl of Shelbourne, and is one of the oldest landmarks in Kenmare. It now stands as a beacon welcoming guests to wander the streets of this quaint town and to explore the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it. The calming style of this property is perfect to unwind at the end of a day sightseeing, walking or simply doing nothing but browsing the streets and shops of Kenmare.

Amenities: complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, coffee / tea, safe, flat screen TV, WiFi

Dingle Benners Hotel

The Dingle Benners offers a relaxed and cozy atmosphere in the heart of Dingle town. The hotel serves as a great base to explore the beauty and landscape of the Dingle Peninsula.

Amenities: soap, shamppo, conditioner, hari dryer, WiFi

The Doolin Inn

A charming bed and breakfast with only 22 guest rooms, The Doolin Inn is nestled in the heart of Doolin at the start of the Cliffs of Moher walk.

Amenities: soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, WiFi


If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686