2020 The Irish Foodie Tour – 8 Days/7 Nights

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.

Hotels:

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

ITINERARY

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

Start End Price
Saturday Jun 13, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 20, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2599
Saturday Jul 11, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 18, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2599
Saturday Aug 15, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 22, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2729
Saturday Sep 5, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 12, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2859