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The Irish Foodie Tour

  • 2020 The Irish Foodie Tour – 8 Days/7 Nights
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Starts Dublin
Ends Shannon
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Learn chocolate-making from an award-winning French pastry chef based in beautiful County Kerry.
  • Enjoy a cooking class and friendly cook-off in Dublin’s premier cooking school, located in the heart of the city’s creative hub.

Trip Highlights:

  • Dublin Vinatage Tea Tour
  • Whiskey Tasting at Dublin distillery
  • Dublin Cooking Class
  • Seaweed Foraging Experience
  • Chocolate Making Experience

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D) including a cook-off in Dublin, dinner in the foodie haven of Kinsale, and dinner in the charming town of Tralee.


  • Clayton Hotel Charlemont | Dublin (2)
  • Bayview Hotel | Ballycotton (2)
  • Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa | Tralee (2)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel | Limerick (1)


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Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin

Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin Description:

Clayton Hotel Charlemont has been carefully designed to marry modern architecture with historic Dublin. Located at Charlemont St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, the boutique style hotel features 189 luxury guest bedrooms, including Executive Junior Suites which offer stunning views of Dublin’s Grand Canal. Just a short walk to the popular St. Stephens Green and Grafton street areas, lined with shops, trendy bars and restaurants, the hotel is served by the Charlemont stop on the green Luas line which is situated less than 100m away. This unique hotel offers CIE Tours’ guests a relaxed environment in the midst of Dublin’s buzzing south side.

Bayview Hotel, Ballycotton

Bayview Hotel, Ballycotton Description:

This manor-house hotel is nestled cliffside, overlooking miles of spectacular coastline. It is set near the beautiful fishing village of Ballycotton, to the east of Cork city. Renowned for its excellent cuisine and high standards of comfort and elegance, the Bayview promises a delightful stay.

Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, Tralee

Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, Tralee Description:

The four star Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, located at Leebrook, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland, V92 W279, is a beautiful country house hotel and has been run by the McGillicuddy family since 1958. Set on 10 acres of lush green landscaped gardens in the heart of the Kerry countryside in the South West of Ireland, overlooking the glorious Sliabh Mish Mountains and at the heart of the South West Wild Atlantic Way, the hotel’s warm interior and old world charm offer plenty of corners to hide away and relax in luxury surroundings. The beautifully designed rooms and suites, many of which have been recently renovated, offer CIE Tours’ guests a restful night’s sleep. The Arnold Palmer-designed golf course of Tralee is a short car ride away and the hotel is perfectly located for golfers wishing to play Ballybunion, Dooks and Old Head. When dining at Ballygarry House Hotel, you can be assured of the best local ingredients, finest Irish Cuisine and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The food is highly acclaimed and have been the recipient of many dining and customer service awards. Sitting on the edge of The Dingle peninsula, taking in the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way and a stone’s throw from the bustling town of Killarney, the hotel is central to some of the most beautiful countryside in Ireland.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick

Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick Description:

The Radisson Blu Hotel is situated on the N18 Ennis Road between Limerick and Shannon Airport. It is a 15-minute drive from Shannon Airport and just 5 miles from the Limerick city center. The hotel is set in beautifully landscaped gardens.Many of the hotel’s 154 newly-refurbished Irish-designed guest rooms offer views of landscaped gardens or the magnificent Woodcock Mountains. There are also non-smoking rooms available and three guest rooms are specifically designed for our guests with special needs.


2020 Irish Foodie Tour – 8 Days / 7 Nights / 14 Meals

Day 1: Dublin City Tour & Temple Bar
Meet your tour director in your hotel at 2:00 PM and set out on a panoramic tour of Dublin. See the mix of old and new in Georgian buildings and modern street art, the city’s many pubs and restaurants, and the Liffey flowing through the center of it all. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner in Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter.  (D)

Day 2: Distillery Visit & Cook Off
Enjoy a vintage tea tour – You’ll climb aboard a vintage double-decker bus and settle in for delicious afternoon as you see the sights of the city. Visit a whiskey distillery, right in the heart of old Dublin, for a tour and taste a delicious signature drink. Then enjoy a free afternoon in Dublin before gathering at Dublin’s leading culinary school. Roll up your sleeves! You’ll get cooking today, as you learn new dishes and compete against your fellow travelers in a fun, inspiring cook-off while preparing dinner for your group.  (B, D)

Day 3: Glendalough & Seasonal Food Experience 
Venture to the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and see picturesque Glendalough – this monastic site flourished for hundreds of years from its founding in the sixth century, and many of its buildings still stand today. Next you’ll have a special seasonal food experience. End the day at your hotel in the hillside fishing village of Ballycotton, County Cork, where your hotel dinner will be freshly prepared with local delicacies.  (B, D)

Day 4: Blarney Castle & Kinsale
Visit Blarney Castle, where you can climb the steep steps to kiss the famous stone, or simply wander around the grounds. Enjoy dinner in the historic port town of Kinsale, once a fishing village and now an important destination for foodies, sailors, and art lovers.  (B, D)

Day 5: Chocolate-Making Workshop & Killarney
Enjoy a drive along the rugged Cork coast to Kerry, where you will take a class in chocolate making with an award-winning French pastry chef who creates unique, high-quality chocolates using the finest ingredients from around the world. Take a scenic drive to Killarney for a short stopover before heading to Tralee. There you will dine on homegrown and foraged foods along with ingredients from local artisan suppliers.  (B, D)

Day 6: Seaweed Foraging & Whiskey-Chocolate Pairing
Drive the ring of Kerry, Ireland’s most popular scenic drive. Visit Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, one of the most heroic leaders in the making of modern Ireland. The home and the 300 acres that surround it are today part of the Derrynane National Historic Park. Next, explore the nutritional, horticultural, and cosmetic benefits of ocean plants, in a foraging stroll on the seashore. Enjoy a dinner of fresh, local ingredients in Ballygarry House Hotel.  (B, D)

Day 7: Cliffs of Moher & Farm Visit
Take the ferry from Kerry to Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Just south of the limestone landscape of the Burren, visit a farm and learn about traditional farming practices with a culinary touch. Enjoy dinner in the heart of Limerick.  (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Limerick

Your tour ends after breakfast.  (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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All prices listed below are per person, double-occupancy.
If you would prefer a single room, there is a single-room supplement of US $740.

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Saturday Jun 13, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 20, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days $1999 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday Jul 11, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 18, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days $1999 Book Now
Saturday Aug 15, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 22, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days $2099 Book Now
Saturday Sep 5, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 12, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days $2199 Guaranteed Book Now

1 Reviews

Customer: Julie Michelle Gallagher

Date: 11/06/2018

This was such a great trip! Our guide, Murt O’Shea, made our trip amazing! He was informative, fun and so helpful.

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