Walking Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way (land tour)

Dates: Monday, September 4, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017 (12 days)

Tour Leaders: Stephen Mandal and Lisanne O'Loughlin

View from the top of Dún Aonghasa. © Butlert9 CC-by-SA 4.0

“Stephen was excellent, knowledgeable and so willing to share. It was like travelling with a friend
- Henry, Kentucky

This active walking journey takes you through the archaeology and history of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, from south to north along the west coast of Ireland. The itinerary was tailor-made to combine active walking with expert-led visits to archaeological sites, and is ideal for people with basic levels of fitness. The duration of each walk is estimated within the brochure itinerary. In general, the average daily walking distance is about three miles, with varying amounts of ascent (generally around 200 feet or less).

Spend two days walking in the breath-taking landscape of the Dingle Peninsula, visiting numerous off-the-beaten-track monuments from all periods of Irish history. In the incredible karst limestone region of the Burren, enjoy stunning cliff-top views out to the Atlantic and visit intriguing sites set in a unique geological and ecological landscape. In County Sligo and Yeats’s country, explore the lives and monuments of the first farmers in Ireland; plus, in the wonderfully remote and stunningly beautiful County of Donegal, walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims who in turn respected the traditions of even more ancient peoples. The final leg is in Northern Ireland, walking in a wonderfully intact relict geological landscape laced with archaeological monuments and learning about the region’s turbulent modern history. Enjoy the personal attention and service of a highly respected Irish academic lecturer/host and a charming tour manager, plus specialist guest guides. Limited to 12 participants!

$7,795 (10-12 participants) per person double occupancy.
$7,995 (8-9 participants) per person double occupancy.
$965 single supplement (limited availability).


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Monday, September 4, 2017 - Depart Home | Arrive Dublin, Ireland | Limerick | Lough Gur | Limerick
Tuesday, September 5 - Limerick | The Dingle Peninsula | Ballyferriter
Wednesday, September 6 - Ballyferriter | The Blasket Islands | Ballyferriter
Thursday, September 7 - Ballyferriter | Alice and Gwendoline Cave | The Burren | Cliffs of Moher | Lahinch
Friday, September 8 - Lahinch | Hazel Mountain Farm | Poulnabrone | Galway
Saturday, September 9 - Galway | Inishmore, Aran Islands | Dún Aonghasa | Galway
Sunday, September 10 - Galway | Clonmacnoise | Carrowkeel | Sligo
Monday, September 11 - Sligo | Knocknarea | Strandhill | Culleenamore | Sligo
Tuesday, September 12 - Sligo | Drumcliffe | Creevykeel | The Cavan Burren, Northern Ireland | Derry-Londonderry
Wednesday, September 13 - Derry-Londonderry | The City of Derry | Grianan of Aileach | Derry-Londonderry
Thursday, September 14 - Derry-Londonderry | Dublin
Friday, September 15 - Dublin | Home

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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