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8 Day Private Chauffeur Vacation

Private Chauffeur | Gourmet Hotel Gems | 8 days | 7 Meals

Embark on a mouth watering culinary tour around Ireland with a professional driver/guide at your service throughout. Be inspired by our country’s foodie experiences and see Ireland’s most loved scenic locations. Stay in hotels renowned for their delicious cuisine. Feed your senses on this Flavor and Food Trail Vacation of Ireland!

 

2021 Season
Mar to Oct
From $3,445 per person

Taste the Island of Ireland on this Irish Flavor and Food Trail's Vacation; This itinerary can be fully tailored to suit your preferences


What's Included

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Private luxury vehicle (for your group of any size) and dedicated, private chauffeur driver, serving as your local expert for 6 days of your trip; Private arrival transfer from Dublin Airport to your hotel in Dublin City; Private departure transfer from your hotel in Dublin City to Dublin Airport.

Accommodation

Accommodation in luxury hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service; Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Sightseeing and Experiences

The following entrances are included in the pricing: Afternoon Tea in the Westbury Hotel Half Day Cookery Workshop in Dingle Cookery School Admission to Ballymaloe Organic Farm and Gardens Guided Tour of Jameson Experience at Midleton Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Guided Tour of Burren Smokehouse Your choice of extra pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your package at an additional supplement.

Terms and Conditions

Land Only - Price is per person, based on two adults sharing in Twin/Double Room and four people travelling. Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

Day 1: Dublin discovery and Afternoon Tea in the Westbury Hotel

You will be met by a private driver at the airport and transferred to the centrally located 5 star Westbury Hotel. Enjoy decadent afternoon tea on arrival in the gallery of the hotel.

 

Following this, explore the city and get to know Dublin landmarks including the Georgian Squares, Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Today is a luxurious start to your culinary journey.

 

Hotel Stay: Westbury Hotel, Dublin City (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

 

Day 2: Cork City & Ballymaloe.

Today’s journey takes you south to Cork City, which has earned its reputation as the culinary capital of Ireland; discover Cork’s exciting dining options for foodies, including the famous English Market. The English Market is Ireland’s oldest indoor food market offering fresh food sourced by local producers in the center of Cork city.

 

Leaving Cork city, travel east to visit Ballymaloe Organic Farm and Gardens. See how the Allen family tend to the 100 acre organic farm; thriving throughout the years and consistently reaffirming their passion for delicious and homegrown food. Tonight, you will overnight in Ballymaloe House Hotel.

 

Hotel Stay: Ballymaloe House Hotel, County Cork (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

 

Day 3: Jameson Experience Midleton and Cork County

No connoisseurs’ trip to Ireland would be complete without a visit to a distillery. Travel to the Jameson Experience Midleton, where you’ll taste the whiskey and tour the distillery which makes and matures the world famous whiskey!

 

Perhaps visit Blarney Castle and Gardens in the afternoon. If you climb the castle’s 127 steps, you will reach the revered Blarney Stone. If you kiss the Blarney Stone, you will receive the ‘Gift of the Gab’, also known as the gift of eloquence!

 

Hotel Stay: Ballymaloe House Hotel, County Cork (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

 

Day 4: Beara Peninsula, West Cork and Killarney.

Discover the Beara Peninsula on the southwest coast. Colorful villages are dotted along the stunning coastal route, community hubs such as Clonakilty, Skibbereen and onto Bantry Bay. Stop where the mood takes you!

 

Arrive in Killarney. Renowned for its beauty, famed for the splendor of its scenery, Killarney is one of the world’s best-loved tourist spots. Situated in the south western corner of Ireland, with its three famous lakes reflecting the ever changing skies above the great mountain range, Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters for many centuries.

 

Hotel Stay: International Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

Day 5: Dingle Cookery School and Slea Head Drive

Spend today in Dingle, Ireland’s most westerly village. Dingle is a magnet for foodies from far and wide; so where better to learn how to prepare traditional Irish dishes with local food professionals.

 

Dingle Cookery School was named the best Cookery School in Ireland 2019 and is run by passionate chef Mark Murphy and hospitality expert Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh. During your private cookery workshop, you will learn how to prepare authentic Irish dishes and taste exceptional local produce. It’s your chance to ask the foodie experts and learn how to cook authentic Irish food!

 

In the afternoon, discover the stunning scenery of the Slea Head Drive.

 

Hotel Stay: International Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher and Burren Smokehouse

Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher today and take a walk along the world-famous cliff edge. Standing 702 feet at their highest point, they stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic coast.

 

Learn how to smoke salmon and sample the handcrafted Irish delicacy in the Burren Smokehouse. The Burren Smokehouse is a family run business located in the small village of Lisdoonvarna. From humble beginnings, the Curtin family are now famous for their Irish organic salmon, garnering worldwide recognition and winning awards.

 

Spend the night in Gregan Castle Hotel, a luxury and gourmet manor house set in lush gardens on the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

Hotel Stay: Gregan Castle Hotel, County Clare (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

 

Day 7: Galway and Dublin

Travel to Galway, the biggest city in the west of Ireland. Galway is renowned for its locally owned restaurants and shops. Take a stroll around the medieval city center and enjoy the bohemian atmosphere! We recommend a visit to Hazel Mountain Chocolate Shop, where chocolatiers produce fresh chocolate truffles daily.

 

Travel eastwards through the midlands of Ireland to Dublin City where you will bid farewell to your private chauffeur driver.

 

Hotel Stay: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin City (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

Day 8: Depart from Dublin Airport

A private driver will transfer you to the airport for your return flight.

Slan Abhaile! (Safe Home!)

 

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Vacation Highlights

Foodie Highlights

Afternoon Tea in the 5 Star Westbury Hotel Dublin
Private Cookery Workshop in Dingle Cookery School
Ballymaloe Farm and Gardens
Jameson Experience Midleton Distillery
English Market, Cork City
Burren Smokehouse

Scenic Discoveries

Cliffs of Moher
Burren Region
Beara Peninsula
Kinsale
Slea Head Drive
Galway Bay

Gourmet Hotels

Westbury Hotel, Dublin City.
Dingle Skellig Hotel, Co. Kerry.
Acton’s Hotel Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Gregan House Hotel, Co. Clare.

Camden Court Hotel, Dublin City.

 

What's Included

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Private luxury vehicle (for your group of any size) and dedicated, private chauffeur driver, serving as your local expert for 6 days of your trip; Private arrival transfer from Dublin Airport to your hotel in Dublin City; Private departure transfer from your hotel in Dublin City to Dublin Airport.

Accommodation

Accommodation in luxury hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service; Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Sightseeing and Experiences

The following entrances are included in the pricing: Afternoon Tea in the Westbury Hotel Half Day Cookery Workshop in Dingle Cookery School Admission to Ballymaloe Organic Farm and Gardens Guided Tour of Jameson Experience at Midleton Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Guided Tour of Burren Smokehouse Your choice of extra pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your package at an additional supplement.

Terms and Conditions

Land Only - Price is per person, based on two adults sharing in Twin/Double Room and four people travelling. Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

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Jameson Experience Midleton (c) Failte Ireland
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Mark Murphy & Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh from the Dingle Cookery School
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Afternoon Tea at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin (c) Doyle Collection
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Slea Head, County Kerry © Chris Hill Photographic

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