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8 Day Private Chauffeur Vacation from $2,665.00 per person

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

With a professional driver/guide at your service throughout, embark on a culinary trip around Ireland. Be inspired by our country’s foodie experiences and see Ireland’s most loved spots. Stay in hotels renowned for their exciting cuisine. Feed your senses on this discovery trip of Ireland!

Explore your Ireland's Flavor and Food Trail's Vacation; this itinerary can be fully tailored to suit your preferences


What's Included

Private Chauffeur

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert for 6 days of your trip

Private airport transfers

Private arrival transfer from Dublin airport to Dublin city hotel Private departure transfer from Dublin city hotel to Dublin airport

Luxury transportation

Private luxury vehicle for your group of any size

Accommodation

Accommodation in Gourmet Hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service

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 Distillery Midleton Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Guided Tour of Burren Smokehouse Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your quote

Dining Highlights

Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Terms and Conditions

Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling. Land only. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay. You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection: http://bit.ly/33dPfR4

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.

 

Day 2: Ballymaloe Organic Farm and Gardens and Cork City

Travel south 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. Afterwards go to Cork City. Cork 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. Arrive in Kinsale, where you will spend two nights. Kinsale is a captivating setting with a long waterfront and narrow winding streets; discover the charm of this lively town! Stay in Acton’s Hotel.

 

Day 3: Jameson's Distillery Midleton and Cork county

No connoisseurs’ trip to Ireland would be complete without a visit to a distillery. Travel to Jamesons Distillery 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! Return to Acton’s Hotel for overnight.

 

Day 4: Beara Peninsula and West Cork Villlages

Discover the Beara peninsula; 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 Dingle, the most westerly village in Ireland. Dingle is a renowned fishing village, where local restaurants serve fish fresh straight from the boats. Stay in the Dingle Skelligs Hotel.

Day 5: Dingle Cookery School and Slea Head Drive

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.

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher and Burren Smokehouse

Visit the dramatic 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. Gregan Castle Hotel is a luxury and gourmet manor house set in lush gardens on the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

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. Finally make your return journey to the capital of Ireland, where you will stay in the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin city center. Bid farewell to your driver here.

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 Distillery Midleton
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
Dingle Skelligs Hotel, Dingle
Actons Hotel, Kinsale
Gregan House Hotel, Ballyvaughan

What's Included

Private Chauffeur

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert for 6 days of your trip

Private airport transfers

Private arrival transfer from Dublin airport to Dublin city hotel Private departure transfer from Dublin city hotel to Dublin airport

Luxury transportation

Private luxury vehicle for your group of any size

Accommodation

Accommodation in Gourmet Hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service

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 Distillery Midleton Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Guided Tour of Burren Smokehouse Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your quote

Dining Highlights

Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Terms and Conditions

Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling. Land only. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay. You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection: http://bit.ly/33dPfR4

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Jameson Old Distillery, Midleton
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Mark Murphy & Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh from the Dingle Cookery School
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Aternoon Tea in the Gallery of the Westbury Hotel, Dublin

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