Irish Foodie Tour

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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Dublin
 Trip Finishes
Shannon
8 Day Irish Foodie Tour Itinerary (CIE Tours)
Countries Explored: Ireland
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
Max. Group Size
44
Trip Code
CUA20

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on CIE Tours 8 Day Irish Foodie Tour. Explore Ireland's food heritage and culture, meet artisan and traditional producers, and visit foodie favorites on this culinary vacation.

Itinerary

Meet your tour director in your hotel at 2:00 PM , and set out on a panoramic Dublin tour. See the mix of old and new in Georgian buildings and modern street art, the city's many pubs and restaurants, and the River Liffey flowing through the center of it all. Visit a whiskey distillery, right in the heart of old Dublin, for a tour and taste a delicious signature drink. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner in Temple Bar, Dublin's cultural quarter. (D)

Enjoy a vintage tea tour—you'll climb aboard a vintage double decker bus and settle in for a delicious tea as you see the sights of the city. Then enjoy a free afternoon in Dublin before gathering at Dublin's leading culinary school. Roll up your sleeves! You'll get cooking, 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)

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 produce. (B/D)

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

Drive to Killarney, where you will take a class in chocolate making with an awardwinning 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 in a local restaurant on homegrown and foraged foods along with ingredients from local artisanal suppliers. (B/D)

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 Historical 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)

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

Your Irish culinary tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Farm-to-Table Dinner: Savor a feast of Irish fare crafted with locally grown ingredients.
  • Chocolate-Making Workshop: Learn the secrets of making artisanal chocolate from an award-winning French pastry chef in Killarney.
  • Blarney Castle: Kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence to get the gift of gab.
  • Dublin Cooking Class and Competition: Get a lesson on how to create traditional Irish dishes—then show off your skills in the ultimate cook-off.
  • Seaweed Foraging: Spend a few hours at the shore learning about ocean plants—and their culinary, nutritional, and cosmetic benefits.
  • Dublin Vintage Tea Tour: See the gorgeous sights of Dublin while enjoying tea and treats on a vintage double-decker bus.
  • Farm Visit: Discover traditional Irish farming practices when you visit a cozy farm in the Burren.

  • 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.

  • 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 ( Stars)
  • Bayview Hotel - Ballycotton (4 Stars)
  • Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa Tralee (4 Stars)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Limerick (4 Stars)

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
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Prices & Dates

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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by CIE Tours.

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