Footfalls Walking Holidays
Footfalls Walking Holidays
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09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
About
Footfalls Walking Holidays was founded in 1994 by Christopher and Teresa Stacey. We wanted to share our love and interest in the great outdoors with others so we started guiding individuals and groups in the Wicklow Mountains. Before long we were getting requests from our customers to see more of Ireland than just Wicklow and also do self-guided tours. Today we have expanded to where we are offering guided and self-guided tours to almost every corner of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Lake District. Despite out growth almost all of our tours are guided by us, Christopher and Teresa, to guarantee that personal touch.
Roundwood, County Wicklow, Ireland

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Radha J
London, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Footfalls Walking Holidays offers the very best travel experiences! I have now taken 3 different guided tours with Footfalls over the past 8 years - Donegal & Antrim; Connemara, the Burren & the Aran Islands; Cork & Kerry. Each trip has offered unique sights - there are no words to capture how incredible it is to experience the gorgeous landscapes of Ireland on foot! The accommodations and restaurant selections are always lovely, and often there is live music on offer in the evenings. Christopher guided each of the tours himself, and his warmth, humour and welcome is a big part of why I keep returning, and taking my friends and family along with me. Teresa is also always so helpful and quick to reply to any inquires during the booking process. On my trips, I met several other people who have taken countless trips with Footfalls, and it’s not surprising. The experience they provide can’t be topped, and once you’re a part of the Footfalls family, you feel that you’ll always be a part of that family.
Written 12 February 2024
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margaret c
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Thank you Footfalls for our wonderful well organised Camino trip, all our accommodation was well located and excellent. All the group were delighted with the trip and everyone walked all of the way. Luggage transfer each day was great. Thanks for all the useful tips.
Written 2 November 2023
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Dear Margaret & Friends, Thank you very much for your kind comments and for giving us the opportunity to organise your Camino tour for you. We are delighted that all went well for you and that you enjoyed the tour. We hope that someday soon you will return to do another trip with us. Thank you once again and safe walking. Kind regards, Christopher, Teresa and all the Footfalls Team
Written 4 November 2023
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Safari51973210543
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
My yearly treatweek, guided walk in Ireland, was wonderful again. The scenery, the walks, the meals, the people, the humor, the Guinness, the music, and the lovely guides Chris and Teresa ... I'll be back!!!
Written 13 October 2023
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Thank you very much for your kind & lovely review. It was a pleasure as always to have you along and we do hope that you will return. Take care, keep well and happy walking. Best regards, Christopher, Teresa & all at Footfalls
Written 14 October 2023
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Valerie G
Minneapolis, MN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Walking along the Wild Atlantic Way has been on my travel list for some time. For my first time, I wanted a tour company that was small, family run, and reasonably priced that would take care of the details. Footfalls and Christopher were exactly what I was looking for. Honestly, when I found the tour online, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to all the details, I was mostly concerned about walking in the southwest of the country. I was pleasantly surprised to find the lodging was excellent and the food in all the places was delicious. Christopher has a deep sense for providing excellent service and paying attention to the details in a way that makes it seamless for the guests. The walks were a wonderful blend of woodlands, meadows, rocky hillsides, and paved paths. Even in the rain and wind some days, walking was the best way to experience Ireland!
Written 9 October 2023
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Dear Valerie, Thank very much for your lovely message and for taking the time to write it. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to share a small piece of our beautiful country with you and we do hope that you will come back to us again to explore another part of Ireland. Thank you once again and until our paths cross once more, please, stay safe and keep well. Kind regards, Christopher, Teresa and all the Footfalls team.
Written 20 October 2023
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Connie G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
My husband and I did The Wild Atlantic Way Southwest (easy). It was a great way to spend a week & to see the Irish countryside. Christopher, our guide, picked us up at the airport & immediately got the group of 14 introduced & settled for the drive to the first location. It's clear that Footfalls plans carefully to be sure the accommodations, meals, and hiking locations work out - nothing went wrong. Christopher is kind, funny, patient, & a good hiking coac - he's an excellent ambassador for Ireland. Don't take long to decide because the tours fill up fast. I’m glad I didn’t ignore the essentials list for hiking because I was prepared for rainy, windy, and sunny days. PS: the rainy days were as fun as the sunny days. I've never used hiking poles before and was thankful that one of the more experienced hikers let me use theirs. I was amazed at how much they helped me with hills, rocky paths, balance, and endurance. Remember, this is a hiking tour, not a walking tour. One of the nice things about Footfalls is that they pick you up at the airport and drop you back at the end of the week. Highly recommend.
Written 7 October 2023
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Dear Connie, Thank you very much for your lovely review and for taking the time to write it. It was our pleasure to have had you both along on the tour. I really enjoyed your company, the chat and the laughter. We look forward to the day that you return to do another tour with us. Take care and keep very safe and well. Kind regards, Christopher, Teresa & all the team at Footfalls
Written 22 October 2023
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Sarah B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I just wanted to extend a HUGE thank you for such a wonderful trip! From start to finish the tour was beyond expectations...the sights, the rooms, the food, and the company were superb. We are looking forward to planning another adventure!
Written 3 October 2023
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Thank you very much for your glowing review, it was our pleasure to have had you along on the tour. Hopefully, you will return to us again someday soon. Kind regards, Christopher, Teresa and all at Footfalls Walking Holidays
Written 22 October 2023
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waynedallas2018
Anderson, SC5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had some incredible weather that was perfect for hiking, and we had some days that were windy and rainy. We saw some stunning views, and missed a couple due to weather but we had an enjoyable time either way. Our accommodations were excellent, our meals were plentiful and tasty. We had ample time in the morning to prepare for the day ahead and we had some time in the evening to explore on our own a bit. We probably would like to do a self guided tour the next time to allow some more flexibility. Christopher was always helpful and positive and a great host. And personable! I never felt like I was just another client but rather like a friend.
Written 3 October 2023
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Dear Wayne, Thank you very much for your lovely review and for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to spend the week with you and we hope that we will have another opportunity to show you another section of Ireland. Until then, stay safe, keep well and happy walking. Kind regards, Christopher, Teresa and all the Footfalls team.
Written 22 October 2023
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RichGun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We chose this Wild Atlantic Way SW tour because we wanted to see the beauty of the Irish countryside and coastine. We are in our seventies and lead pretty active lives but are not regular hikers so the info provided to help us prepare was invaluable.
Our guide Christopher was very charming and helpful. It would not have been the same trip without him. He made the trip into a very memorable experience as did the others in the group.
Footfalls is a premier company. I highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting to experience the beauty and people of Ireland.
Written 2 October 2023
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Thank you very much for your lovely words and for taking the time to write this review. It was lovely to have had the pleasure of your company for the week on our Wild Atlantic Way. We hope that we will have the pleasure of your company someday soon on another of our walking tours. Kind regards, Christopher, Teresa and all the Footfalls Team
Written 22 October 2023
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Jennie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Well the feet fell really well and, even though we had more than the usual amount of medical expertise in the group, I am pleased to say we didn't need it!! Christopher, 'Dad' or our 'Fearless Leader' made the whole trip very enjoyable and he seemed to find all the right people to make it happen.
I recommend this trip to all who want to see the real Ireland, with beautiful views and a homely welcome wherever we went.
Written 22 September 2023
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Dear Jennie, Thank you very much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have had you along on our guided tour of Cork and Kerry. We do hope that you will make the short journey across the water to walk with us again someday. Take care, stay safe and keep very well. Kind regards, Christopher, Teresa and all the Footfalls Team
Written 22 September 2023
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Peggy E
Oregon30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We've just returned from a week in Cork and Kerry with Christopher as our guide and loved it! Chris and his family helped us find our way to meet the group after our plane was delayed and we missed the van departure - we felt very cared for and were able to meet them with minimal delay. (Thanks, Teresa!) With over 30 years experience, Christopher was an excellent guide and really knows his Ireland! We stayed in darling family-owned B&Bs, each with its own charm and personal touches. Christopher was a humorous and attentive "dad" (we nicknamed him that) and we laughed a lot on this tour. Our group happened to be composed of very fun people who were were all interesting to hike and talk with - sometimes you just hit it off and we all did and fell into an easy banter with our trusty guide joining in ;). You can't beat the value of this tour and the experience and personal attention given. We hope to be back someday!
Written 22 September 2023
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Dear Peggy & Terry, Thank you very much for your glowing review and for taking the time to write it. It was a pleasure to have had you both along as part of a wonderful group. We hope that someday soon we will have the pleasure of your company one more. Until that day, please, stay safe, look after one another and keep well. Kind regards, Christopher, Teresa and all the Footfalls Team.
Written 22 September 2023
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