Ireland: Hiking Killarney National Park

Trip Overview

June 2017 is the perfect time for a walking tour in the green hills of Ireland. Walking (or "turas siúlóide" in Gaelic) is a time-honored passion in Ireland! This Irish women's tour is the perfect way to experience the mercurial moors, relish the beauty of the mountains and explore the rocky coastal headlands of the lovely Misty Isle.

County Kerry showcases the Emerald Isle at its most enchanting and mythical best, with scenery as varied as it is beautiful. The Irish hiking trails take you from bogs and ancient woodlands to stunning coastal landscapes. You'll dodge sheep and ponies crossing your path, catch glimpses of the rare red deer, and explore Ireland's Franciscan abbeys and druid stone circles.

The spectacular Irish landscapes that we'll hike through are in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Killarney National Park, in County Kerry. Home to rugged mountainous country and the highest mountain range in Ireland (Macgillycuddy's Reeks Range at 3,600 feet), the world famous lakes of Killarney nestle at the foot of these verdant mountains. Where the mountains sweep down to the lake shores, their lower slopes are covered in woodlands, and this distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls in Ireland under her ever changing skies gives the area a special scenic beauty.

You'll stay in picturesque villages and enjoy "a pint" in the local pub, while listening to traditional Irish music. But the best part of any trip to Ireland is meeting the friendly, unhurried Irish people who show a deep respect for nature - a respect that comes from working the land for generations - and who welcome foreign travelers like us as visitors, not tourists.

If you enjoy scenic hiking, excellent, historic accommodations and delicious cuisine, spectacular scenery, rare flora and fauna, entertaining Irish pubs and music, and the warmth and hospitality that only the Irish exude, then this is the Irish hiking trip for you!

Main Attractions

  • Hike on the breathtaking and rugged Dingle Peninsula, an ancient landscape of archeological wonders.
  • Walk along wild coastlines and sandy beaches of Killarney National Park, and breathe in the scents of wildflowers, heather and the fresh ocean air.
  • Explore the archaeological and historic sites of the Iveragh Peninsula through the world-renowned Ring of Kerry.
  • Hike Skellig Michael (optional excursion), where the last scene of the new Star Wars movie was filmed!
  • Sample traditional Irish music and a pint of Guinness at the pubs.
  • Experience warm Irish hospitality at comfortable, hand-picked country hotels, B&B’s and guesthouses.

What You'll See and Do

  • Archeology
  • Boat Cruising
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Hiking
  • Historical Sites
  • National Parks
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing

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

Ireland: Hiking Killarney National Park

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Depart from the United States to Shannon, Ireland
Meals Aloft

Day 2

Monday, June 12 - Morning Arrival in Shannon, Ireland/ Transfer to the Dingle Peninsula
This morning you'll arrive at the airport in Shannon, Ireland, where your guide, Gillian Arthur, will meet you at 12:00 noon for the group pick up and transfer to your first hotel.

From the airport, you'll travel to the Dingle Peninsula. Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, it is on the westernmost tip of Ireland, and all of Europe for that matter. Here Irish is still spoken on a daily basis, which is why the Dingle Peninsula is often called "pure Ireland." Dingle feels so traditionally Irish because it’s part of a Gaeltacht, a region where the government subsidizes the survival of the Irish language and culture.

The Dingle Peninsula is wild, deserted, and simply breathtaking in many places, an ancient landscape of archeological wonders: prehistoric ring forts and beehive huts, early Christian chapels, crosses and holy wells, picturesque hamlets and abandoned villages, and monuments left behind by Bronze Age settlers, Dark Age monks, English landlords, and Hollywood directors!

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 chock full of friendly pubs where live traditional music plays. Another regular visitor to Dingle's Gulf Stream-warmed waters is Fungi, a solitary Bottlenose Dolphin known for interacting with humans since 1984. He is the town's unofficial mascot. 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!

Arriving in the town of Dingle, take your first walk out to the mouth of Dingle harbor and the lighthouse on the peninsula. If you're lucky, we might see Fungi! In the evenings you'll have opportunities to listen to the finest traditional musicians in local pubs.

(2 hour walk)
Welcome Dinner

Your hotel for the next two nights is the Greenmount House Bed & Breakfast

Greenmount House Bed & Breakfast
Dingle
Tel: 353 (0+) 66 9151414
www.greenmounthouse.ie

Greenmount House is a 4 star luxury guesthouse overlooking Dingle town and harbor, in County Kerry in the South-West of Ireland. Each guest room has a full bathroom, large sitting area, direct dial phones, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and wonderful views overlooking Dingle Harbor.

Warm fires welcome you back to the comfortable guest lounges, which are ideal places to relax after a long day of hiking. Breakfast, which is served in the conservatory with a fabulous view, is a feast! The Curran family is famous for their hotel breakfasts, and they are the 1989 and 1991 Galtee breakfast awards regional winner and the Jameson Guide breakfast award winner in 2001.

Day 3

Tuesday, June 13 - Hike on Great Blasket Island
Take a scenic ocean drive this morning to visit the Great Blasket Island Center. With stunning views of the wild Atlantic coast and islands at the halfway point of the Slea Head Drive, the Blasket Center is a fascinating heritage and cultural center/museum honoring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953.

The Center details the community’s struggle for existence, their language and culture, folklore and customs, and their extraordinary literary legacy – with classics such as  The Islandman, Twenty Years A-Growing and Peig.

Board your ferry for a short ride to the island and a six mile walk along its ridge, with spectacular sea views all around. This is the largest of the Blasket islands. Over 1,100 acres of unspoiled largely mountainous terrain, the Great Blasket Island is approximately 4 miles long by 1/2 mile wide, and it is the largest of the Blasket Islands, which lie scattered about off the western end of the Dingle peninsula. Occupied from pre-history, the island overlooks the location where a number of the Spanish Armada ships were wrecked. The small farming and fishing community exceeded a population of 150 in the early 20th century, but had dwindled to a small number when the island was vacated in 1953. The old village above the Trá Bán (White Strand) is situated on the north-eastern side of the island, facing the mainland and Slea Head. Great Blasket has a rich cultural heritage, with up to twenty books having been written by islanders describing their everyday life and conditions.

Late afternoon you are free to explore Dingle town itself, with its local crafts, cafes, pubs and shops.

(4 hour walk)
Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight Greenmount House Bed & Breakfast

Day 4

Wednesday, June 14 - Climb Ballydavid Head/Transfer to Portmagee
One of the finest areas of the whole Dingle Peninsula is the western side of the Brandon Ridge: Ballydavid Head. Spend this morning climbing Ballydavid Head (950’ climb), through heath and purple moor grass to reach a fine vantage point with expansive views of the surrounding hills, fields, mountains, beaches, seas, and cliffs. This area could be described as a "photographer's paradise".

The Dingle peninsula has one of the highest concentrations of archaeological features in Europe, some dating back to the Mesolithic period, and after lunch you'll wander through an array of archaeological monuments which dot the route.

Leave Dingle this afternoon and travel to the pretty coastal village of Portmagee, just off the Ring of Kerry, one of Ireland's most famous scenic drives.

(3 hour walk)
Breakfast and Dinner

For the next two nights you stay at The Moorings

The Moorings
Portmagee
Tel +353 66 9477108
http://www.moorings.ie

Your base for the next two nights is a small maritime inn in the village of Portmagee. Many rooms have sea views, and the inn boasts an excellent restaurant, with its specialty of locally caught fish, crab and lobster.

Even more interesting is that this hotel was involved in the filming of the new Star Wars VII, The Force Awakens! Lots of the magic happened at this hotel as the little town of Portmagee was awash with film crews, reporters, and Star Wars fans. The pre-production site was at the Moorings, and it was at their bar where Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) poured his pint of Guinness!

Day 5

Thursday, June 15 - The Magical Skellig Islands and Star Wars!
NOTE: This day is optional and weather dependent. If the sea is too rough for the optional excursion to Skellig Michael, you will visit Valentia Island instead.

A forty-minute ferry ride takes you 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 numbers of birdlife in the area. Passing close by Little Skellig, thousands of nesting Gannets contribute to the cacophony of seabird calls, then shortly afterwards we 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 monastery, with its beehive-shaped huts, tiny stone oratory, and walled garden. Despite Viking raids from 812 AD onwards, the monastic community survived until the 12th century.

BUT WAIT!! It was at the top of Skellig Michael that the last scene of the new Star Wars movie was filmed! The island made the perfect hideaway for an ageing Jedi knight, the place where Luke Skywalker will hold the new Jedi Academy, the future of the Jedi Order. So what better place than than a 6th century monastery, where a small group of ascetic monks who, in their pursuit of greater union with God, withdrew from civilization and lived in these spartan 'beehive' huts!? The remains of the monastery and most of the island were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

(2 hour walk)
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Overnight at The Moorings

Day 6

Friday, June 16 - The Ring of Kerry
Today you head to the Ring of Kerry, a panoramic road that surrounds the Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland´s Southwest with a length of nearly 100 miles. The loop road mostly leads along the coast through a spectacular, almost mystic landscape; the majestic mountains in the hinterland and an unbelievable coast line; the lakescapes around Killarney; beautiful beaches at Rossbeigh and Derrynane; untouched nature in the western peninsula; and magnificent panoramic views over the Atlantic. The Iveragh Peninsula also allows a deep insight into ancient Ireland with a great variety of stone forts, ogham stones and standing stones.

Driving the Ring of Kerry, you'll explore some of Kerry's most famous coastal landscapes. Stop along the way for a walk on the beach at Derrynane, famous for its golden sands but also as the home of Ireland’s liberator Daniel O’Connell. In 1829 he won Catholic emancipation for all Catholics under British rule. Visit his home and gardens during your walk. After lunch, head inland for Kenmare, a pretty 19th century market town with a reputation for good food.

Your base for the next three nights is a boutique Bed and Breakfast in the middle of the town, the Brook Lane Hotel.

(3 hour walk)
Breakfast and Dinner

Brook Lane Hotel
Kenmare
T: +39 64 6642077
www.brooklanehotel.com

The Brook Lane is a family run 4-star boutique hotel. Its staff are friendly and local, the design is contemporary, hospitality is instinctive, and the atmosphere is easygoing. And it's all just a short walk from the pretty town of Kenmare on the Wild Atlantic Way. The perfect location to explore Killarney!

Day 7

Saturday, June 17 - Muckross House
Today you begin your exploration of Killarney National Park with a visit to the 19th century Muckross House, the ancestral home of the Herbert family. This 19th century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney National Park. The house stands close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney's three lakes, famed world wide for their splendor and beauty. The principal rooms are furnished in period style and portray the elegant lifestyle of the 19th century landowning class. In the basement, one can imagine the busy bustle of the servants as they went about their daily chores. A stroll through the lovely gardens starts a six-mile walk along lake shores to the unusual yew woodland of the Muckross peninsula, one of only three large yew woods in Europe. Take a boat ride across the lake to return to our starting point.

This evening you are free for dinner to find a great restaurant or pub in town, or stay to eat at the hotel.

(3 hour walk)
Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight at the Brook Lane Hotel

Day 8

Sunday, June 18 - Hiking Old Kenmare Rd. on the Kerry Way
Today you will hike the Old Kenmare Rd., 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. Here you will have spectacular views of Killarney National Park, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the Lakes of Killarney, Kenmare Bay and the surrounding countryside. Descend beside the Owengarriff River on ancient path and through oak forests, before arriving at the dramatic Torc Waterfall.

At the end of the hike, meet your vehicle and transfer back to Kenmare for dinner and your last evening together.

(4 hour walk)
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Overnight at the Brook Lane Hotel

Day 9

Monday, June 19 - Transfer Back to Shannon for Departure
This morning you will be dropped off at the airport in Shannon at 11:30am for your return flights home.

Breakfast

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

Ireland: Hiking Killarney National Park

Traveling to Ireland


Our Professional Guide

Born in England, Gillian lived much of her life in Australia and for the past twenty five years has lived in Italy with her daughter and husband. She has been designing and leading trips in Europe for AdventureWomen for almost 20 years. Gillian's knowledge, her enthusiasm for the great outdoors, and her passion for good food and wine always creates a truly memorable experience on the AdventureWomen trips that she guides. She has recently been awarded the Diploma of Wine from WSET (London). When not researching and guiding tours, Gillian divides her time between Friuli, Italy, and Scotland.

Passports and Money

Citizens of the US must possess a valid passport to travel to Ireland. There is no visa required. If you do not have a passport, APPLY NOW! You should always carry two extra photos, just in case of emergency (i.e., if your passport is stolen).

*Credit cards are widely accepted in Ireland and ATM machines are accessible in many towns (see the next paragraph!). You should bring a few hundred dollars in cash, which you can exchange into Euros, for your spending money and tips. Tips are also accepted in U.S. Dollars.

*Important information about credit cards! Please note: You should bring at least one smart card, usually referred to as a chip card, or chip-and-PIN credit card for travel to Europe and to other overseas destinations. These new cards are more secure and you are more protected from credit card fraud.

These so-called smart cards have embedded microchips in them. You will see the silver or gold microchip on the front of your card. They also have the traditional magnetic stripe, so can be used the same as your regular credit/debit card. You'll either sign for purchases, or enter a 4 digit PIN into a terminal. (Confirm with your bank that your PIN, or 4 digit number, will be the number that you use the FIRST time that a PIN is required for use with your new card. So just make sure you remember it for all future transactions!)

It is best to have your chip card as a VISA or MasterCard, since American Express is often not accepted in many places. In Europe and in parts of Asia, they simply don't acknowledge magnetic-strip cards anymore unless they are chip-and-PIN enabled. In addition, in any automated transactions such as train stations and gas stations, ONLY chip-and-PIN cards are accepted.

Chip-and-PIN cards have become standard in many European countries because of their superior fraud-prevention abilities. Now countries in Asia, North America and South America, and Canada are doing the same.

Health Requirements and Physical Condition Required

This AdventureWomen trip is rated as Moderate and requires that you be in very good physical condition, and be able to walk 5 - 8 miles a day. Many of the hikes are through the woods on forest paths and dirt tracks, while others are on graveled and tarmac country lanes, with minimal gradients. The most you will carry is a small day pack with your rain gear, camera, water, etc.  Paths are through rolling terrain and can be uneven, so good hiking boots are recommended, as well as a walking stick if you prefer to hike/walk with one. A typical day consists of 3 to 5 hours of leisurely hiking, with stops that include plenty of time for lunch and exploring villages, châteaux, vineyards, cultural and historical sites.

You MUST have your own health insurance, and not have any physical problems or conditions that would be adversely affected by participating in any of the planned trip activities and the rigors of international travel.

Traveling to Shannon, Ireland: Arrival and Departure

You will be flying into Shannon, Ireland, where your guide, Gillian Arthur, will meet you at 12:00 noon on June 12, 2017 at the airport. If you decide to come in early, you will either have to return to the airport for the June 12 pickup, or meet the group at the first hotel in Dingle.

You can work with us to coordinate your flights and train travel with the group pick-up and drop-off times in Shannon.

You will be dropped off at the Shannon Airport on June 19 at 11:30am.

Making Travel Arrangements to Ireland

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. Please contact us for more information.

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 often relinquish hotel space and air reservations up to 6 – 12 weeks prior to departure!

Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Final Payment

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen, LLC in a cash form (check, money order or wire transfer) on or before March 14, 2017.

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

Ireland: Hiking Killarney National Park

What's Included:

  • 8 days/7 nights with lodging in twin-bedded, double-occupancy rooms with private baths in fine hotels and family run inns
  • Transportation and all transfers in Ireland, beginning from, and ending at, Shannon Airport, Ireland
  • Fully guided walks each day with Gillian Arthur, our Italian-based guide
  • All luggage transfers
  • Meals specified in the daily itinerary including 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • All gratuities for meals covered in the itinerary

What's Not Included:

  • Round-trip airfare to Shannon, Ireland
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional Skellig Michael excursion by boat (additional 60 Euros)
  • All drinks, including alcoholic beverages, wine, and beer
  • A recommended tip to your main guide is $100 per person, assistant guide is $50 per person

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

Ireland: Hiking Killarney National Park

What to Bring:

“It doesn’t rain in the pub!” - Irish saying

One thing you can be sure about when it comes to Irish weather is how little you can be sure of! Although Ireland has a relatively mild climate, there is one aspect of the weather that will directly affect the walker, and that is the rain!  It is vital that you are well prepared.

Summer boasts the nicest weather for hiking in Ireland, with average temperatures around 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The hottest days may reach 75 to 86 degrees, but these heat spells are rare. As in all outdoor activities, you must be well prepared for weather changes.

Ideally, you should bring one suitcase or duffel bag, and your daypack should act as your carry on bag.  Your carry on bag should contain one change of clothing, your camera equipment, all medications and your important travel documents.  PACK LIGHTLY!

  • Medium-weight hiking boots: It is best not to wear shoes, even if they are walking shoes, because ANKLE support is absolutely essential in mountain terrain. Please do not buy heavy leather boots as there are numerous medium-weight quality hiking boots on the market that will better serve your purpose. Asolo, Garmont, Merrell, Vasque - to name a few - are widely available and designed especially for women. Since they are waterproof, Gore-tex boots, although a bit more expensive, are our first choice. Other boots should be waterproofed with one of the excellent waterproofing products available such as Nikwax. MAKE SURE your boots fit properly and are well broken-in. Wear them around town to thoroughly break them in. Please do not come on this trip with a pair of boots you have never worn before!
  • Rain gear: You should be well prepared for whatever conditions occur. Therefore, it is very important to bring a good waterproof (not just water repellent) rain suit (jacket and pants). A rain jacket or poncho will not keep your legs and feet dry, and it is important that your entire body is covered in a downpour. Many outdoor stores carry inexpensive rain suits, but beware of cheap vinyl gear that may tear easily at the seams. Your rain parka can also act as a lightweight wind jacket.
  • Socks – it is best to wear 2 pair of socks inside your hiking boots, such as a pair of wool socks, and a thin pair of liner socks underneath the wool socks. We like Thorlo hiking socks and polypropylene liner socks which wick moisture and reduce blistering. Bring plenty of socks!
  • Comfortable shoes for the evening in hotels.
  • Medium-weight jacket, fleece jacket, or sweater for cool evenings.
  • Pants (loose and comfortable for walking) and two pairs of walking shorts (if you like to wear shorts). Zip off pants are often the most versatile.
  • Shirts (long- and short-sleeved) and a few T-shirts.
  • Underwear, sleepwear.
  • Sun hat and sunglasses with securing strap.
  • A spare pair of glasses (if you wear glasses).
  • Swimsuit (?) If there are hotel pools.
  • Day pack that is water resistant for carrying rain gear, camera, water bottle, etc., on day trips (you can use this for your carry-on bag). If not waterproof, bring a garbage bag to line the inside of the pack.
  • Money belt, waist pouch, or a way to carry your money, passport, and airline tickets. You can leave these valuables at the hotels while day hiking.
  • A one-quart water bottle that is suitable for both warm and cold beverages. We recommend plastic or metal options such as Nalgene, Klean Kanteen, or Hydro Flask bottles.
  • Regarding Foot Care: To prevent blisters, many hikers use moleskin. However, we recommend bringing a small roll of ordinary duct tape as an alternative. Applied before the hike, it reduces friction much better than moleskin. If you develop a blister, Spenco “2nd Skin” is a very comforting necessity. Your foot care kit should also include: cloth Band-Aids (not plastic), individually wrapped alcohol pads, a small tube of Neosporin or other antibiotic cream, and foot powder.
  • Bandanas. Bring 2 or 3 (100% cotton) for instant sweat bands and other uses too numerous to mention, some of which you have never even dreamed! Besides, it’s a tradition at AdventureWomen!
  • Swiss Army knife or equivalent (for picnics, opening wine bottles, cutting cheese, etc.). Be sure to pack this in your checked luggage.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm with sunscreen.
  • Small flashlight with spare batteries and bulb to use if you need to get up at night and don’t want to wake your roommate by turning on the lights.
  • Earplugs. We recommend Mack's Pillow Soft White Moldable Silicone Snore Proof Earplugs, which you can buy at most drug stores, or at www.earplugstore.com. Good to 22 decibels!
  • Small travel alarm clock.
  • Toiletries, prescription medications, and a washcloth (sometimes not provided in Europe).
  • Pre-moistened towelettes or baby wipes.
  • Hand sanitizer (alcohol based).
  • Ziploc bags in various sizes for dirty boots and dirty clothes, etc.
  • A collapsible walking stick (to fit into your suitcase) if you prefer to hike/walk with one.
  • Book, notebook, pen, lightweight binoculars (optional).
  • Electricity: Ireland's electric current is 230 volts. Use a 3 prong adapter, Type G.

Camera Equipment

For many women, photography will be a very large part of this trip. The opportunities are endless, and the scenery spectacular! We suggest that you bring many more memory cards and batteries than you think you could ever use!

  • Digital camera, memory cards, battery chargers. You will be able to charge all of your batteries in hotels.
  • Any camera gear you carry during the trip should be in a backpack or in a bag that will leave your hands free. It is also recommended that a tight sealing camera bag be used to protect your camera equipment from moisture, dust, sand and dirt. Large Ziploc bags are especially handy.

Personal First-Aid Kit (bring in small amounts in small containers)

  • Foot powder for moisture absorption; cloth, not plastic Bandaids; about 10 individually wrapped alcohol pads; and a small tube of Neosporin or other antibiotic cream.
  • Aspirin/ibuprofen, etc.
  • Cold-symptom relief tablets, antihistamine, cough drops.
  • Tweezers.
  • Ace bandage.
  • Systemic antibiotic (prescription)/optional (but not a bad idea to always take this on international trips.)
  • Prescription medicines in their original bottles.
  • Acidophilus enzyme (available in capsules in health-food stores). This often helps your digestive system get in shape for “new” flora.
  • Immodium, Lomotil, or similar anti-diarrhea medicine.
  • Pepto-Bismol tablets and/or liquid (in leak-proof bottle).
  • Laxative tablets.
  • Visine or similar eye drops.

Last Minute Reminders

  • Make photocopies of your airline tickets and the first two pages of your passport, and put them in different locations (suitcase, carry-on bag, etc.).
  • Bring 2-3 extra passport size photos to use in emergencies.
  • Your valuables should be insured for the duration of the trip, but better yet, leave them at home.
  • Remove extra credit cards, driver’s license, and personal items from wallet or purse.
  • Make sure passport and airline tickets are valid and in the correct name.
  • Check with airline to reconfirm reservations and departure time.

Some Extra Items to Add to your "What to Pack" List 

We are always updating and adding items for all international trips. With over 32 years of experience flying around the world, we think these items help make your long airline flights much more comfortable and even more bearable:

  • Neck pillow - Inflatable neck pillow for blissful support and deep sleep. For packing, it folds into itself. Self-sealing valve means nothing to close. Soft microfleece cover removes for washing.
  • Sleep mask /Comfort eye shade - Ultra lightweight and comfortable, the Comfort Eye Shade screens out light and distractions for a cozier flight. Ultra-soft micro fleece for comfort. Adjustable elastic strap for a perfect fit. Made of Molded Polyester Micro Fleece.
  • Travel compression socks - Reduce ankle and leg swelling and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis. These doctor-designed socks stimulate circulation through gradual compression that stops swelling and guards against (DVT).
  • Noise canceling headphones - Block out unwanted sounds of children crying and airplane engine drone, and/or enjoy great audio sound. Reduce distortion and increase perceived loudness so you can enjoy sound at a lower volume. Get the around the ear design, which is very comfortable.

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