17 Feb 2020
Stunning scenery, mindful moments, soul-stirring music and local culinary delights combine to create inspirational memories on a Waterford Camino tour.
Beyond its Viking city limits, County Waterford has many riches to offer: a gorgeous coastline, river paths, majestic mountains, picturesque villages and the rich history and traditions of Ireland’s Ancient East.
These are the ingredients of the Waterford Camino tours, which, in the company of local guides Phil and Elaine Brennan, blend adventure with some reflective ‘time-out’ to inspire you on your path in life.
It could be a mountain trail one day, an old coastal pilgrim path another or even a cycle on the Waterford Greenway – time spent on a one, two, three or even a six-day Waterford Camino tour is good for the mind, body and soul.
The ‘Dunmore East Escape’ takes you to a charming fishing village to enjoy an invigorating 5km cliff walk, followed by a boat trip to fish and check in on lobster pots. Then the boat will anchor in a quiet corner of the bay where you can enjoy local food (including the speciality bread called blaa) while Phil and Elaine share songs and stories that celebrate Waterford’s present and past.
On the ‘Cycle of Life’ tour you will journey through the old railway line of the Waterford Greenway along the meandering River Suir overlooked by the Comeragh Mountains. The 45km Waterford to Dungarvan cycle way is the opportunity to engage with nature, drink in spectacular views and learn a little local history along the way, stopping from time to time to sink into inner stillness through mindful moments.
A magical mix of music, artisanal food and gentle walking awaits on the ‘By the Water’s Edge’ trail. This time the coastal town of Tramore is the destination, where you can experience a reflective, gentle walk along the short 500 metre Doneraile coastal path overlooking the bay. The experience ends with Phil, a nationally celebrated musical director with a PhD in Spirituality, leading the Celtic Singers in a soulful performance.
The signature Waterford Camino experience is ‘Our Celtic Story in Song’. This gala evening event begins with a tour of the Medieval Museum in Waterford city led by a local historian, including a viewing of the embroidered 1467 cloth-of-gold vestments.
Then dinner is enjoyed in the stunning setting of the thirteenth-century Choristers Hall followed by a performance by The Celtic Singers and Celtic Peace dancers.
As well as these four unique experiences, bespoke Camino experiences can be tailored to suit participants, providing the perfect package of physical activity, mental relaxation and engagement with nature in Waterford’s wonderful landscape.
Waterford Greenway, County Waterford
Waterford Viking Triangle, County Waterford
Dungarvan, County Waterford
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