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The Irish Foodie Tour

8 days with CIE Tours   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
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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)
Map
All This Included
Explore Ireland’s food culture and heritage: meet cheese- and chocolate-makers, forage for nutritious seaweed at the shore, dine out in the culinary destination of Kinsale, visit traditional and artisanal producers in Cork’s bustling market, cook with a local chef, and much more.
  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
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.
Accommodations
Charlemont: Clayton Hotel
Ballycotton: Bayview Hotel
Tralee: Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa
Limerick: Radisson Blu Hotel
Notes
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