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The Irish Foodie Tour

  • 2019 The Irish Foodie Tour – 8 Days/7 Nights
Starts Dublin
Ends Limerick
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Visit the iconic English Market in Cork, in operation since 1788 and offering artisan and traditional products, including Irish classics like tripe and drisheen.
  • Enjoy a cooking class and a friendly cook-off in Dublin’s premier cooking school, located in the heart of the city’s creative hub.

Trip Highlights:

  • Tea tour through Dublin
  • Whiskey tasting at Dublin distillery
  • Cork’s English Market
  • Seaweed foraging
  • Whiskey and chocolate pairing dinner
  • Cheese tasting at an artisanal goat farm

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) including a cookoff in Dublin, dinner in the foodie haven of Kinsale, and a meal with a chocolate and whiskey pairing.

Hotels:

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

Hotels

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Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin

Description:

Opening in November 2018, Clayton Hotel Charlemont is a luxurious four-star hotel situated in the heart of the city, along Dublin’s Grand Canal. The hotel merges the historic with the modern, with the restoration of 18th-century Georgian buildings integrated into the modern setting.  The hotel offers a range of dining options including a bar, restaurant and coffee dock, and also includes complimentary access to a fitness suite for guests.

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 and Spa, Tralee

Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, Tralee Description:

Ballygarry House is a 4-star hotel and spa located in Tralee, Kerry. It offers a 2 AA Rosette restaurant and luxury rooms with antique furnishings.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick

Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick Description:

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.
HOTEL LOCATION: The Radisson SAS 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.

Itinerary

2019 Irish Foodie Tour – 8 days/7 nights

 

Day 1: Dublin Tea Tour

Your culinary experience will begin with a uniquely nostalgic introduction to Dublin. Climb aboard a vintage double-decker bus, and settle in for delicious afternoon tea as you see the sights of the city. That evening enjoy a welcome dinner in Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter. (B,L,D)

Day 2: Cook Off

Visit a whiskey distillery, right in the heart of old Dublin, for a tour and 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 and Goat Farm

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 move on to Cork, to a goat farm with a herd of 400 goats. The amazing range of cheeses includes one of the original Irish farmhouse goat cheeses, along with goat milk and natural yoghurt. End the day at your hotel in the hillside fishing village of Ballycotton, County Cork, where your hotel dinner will be freshly prepared with ingredients from your farm visits.
(B, D)

Day 4: Cork’s English Market and Blarney Castle

Indulge yourself at Ireland’s ultimate foodie shopping destination: Cork City’s bustling English Market, where traditional and artisanal food producers sell their products in a covered market that has been around since 1788. You have the option to shop for old Irish favorites like tripe and drisheen alongside selections of olives, cheeses, and pastries. 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 and Whiskey-Chocolate Pairing

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 at seashore. Drive the ring of Kerry, Ireland’s most popular scenic drive. You’ll have dinner in Killarney, enjoying a whiskey tasting with chocolate pairing.
(B, D)

Day 7: Artisanal Goat Cheese & Cliffs of Moher

Take the ferry from Kerry to Clare, on your way to a cheese farm in Inagh, just south of the limestone landscape of the Burren. These artisanal goat cheese producers have been at work since the early 1980s. Take a trip to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy dinner in the heart of Ennis.
(B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends

Your tour ends after breakfast.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.

 

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Saturday Jun 15, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 22, 2019 to Limerick 8 Days $1998 Book Now
Saturday Jul 13, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 20, 2019 to Limerick 8 Days $2098 Book Now
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 24, 2019 to Limerick 8 Days $2298 Book Now
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