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6 Day Epic Ireland Food Tour

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We have decided not to run this tour itinerary next season.

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Great experience , lots of fun
We went on the epic Ireland food tour. I would highly recommend this tour. From beginning to end our tour guide, Glen was great . He took us on the food tour through all the different cities showing us how interesting and beautiful Ireland is.
We would love to return and do another tour for the Northern part of Ireland in the near future.
Catherine , 24th Jun 2023

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"A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE"

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The 6 Day Epic Food Tour is a fun and unique way to see and experience Ireland!

I loved learning from the locals everywhere we went and have even implemented some of the things I learned now that I'm back home!

John took EXCELLENT care of our group from curating great playlists to sharing facts/movies/books to booking us in for meals since many places were pretty crowded with families on holiday.

I would do this tour over again in a heartbeat!

LAURA, SEPT 2021

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"AMAZING ITINERARY"

Two guests hiking on a 7 day Northern Ireland tour

This company does a great job with fun and knowledgeable staff, small group sizes, itineraries that aren't possible on a large coach bus, and busy, but not too busy, off-the-beaten path experiences.

Both our guides were gifted at "reading the room" and tailoring the days to our group(and the weather).

I highly recommend Vagabond!

KBW10072003, MAY 2022

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"FABULOUS TRIP"

Group eating ice cream together on a 7 day food tour of Ireland

Anything I say will be insufficient in describing the fabulous trip we had!

The group of 15 on the trip was made up of a single senior, several pairs of friend, and couples. We interacted well with all and socialized at group meals and on the comfortable Mercedes bus.

Everything about Ireland is fantastic: food, beer, people, sites, sounds, smells, and history.

But what’s makes a trip extra special is a tour guide that knows where to go, when to go, all there is to know about those sites, and provides insight that is not generally available.

MUELDC, MARCH 2019

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Tour FAQs

Find answers to questions about the 6 Day Vagabond Epic Ireland Food Tour itinerary.

When & Where Do Vagabond/Driftwood Tours Depart From?

All of our tours leave from our pick-up/drop-off point at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin.

Our pick-up times from the Grand Canal Hotel vary by tour:

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Who Guides The Tours?

All of our tours are fully guided by our team of expert driver guides.

We call them VagaGuides.

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What Activities Have Weight Limits?

We always put guest safety first on Vagabond Cultural Adventures.

For this reason, when engaging in kayaking and horseback-riding activities, the following personal weight limits apply:

🐴 Horseback-Riding

Male weight limit: 238lbs / 17 stone / 108kg

Female weight limit: 225lbs / 16 stone / 102kg

🛶 Kayaking

Per person Double Kayak weight limit: 110kg / 17.5 stone / 245lbs

Total Double Kayak weight limit for 2 guests: 190kg / 30 stone / 420lbs

Per person Single Kayak weight limit: 92kg / 14.5 stone / 200lbs.

 

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Are There Any Luggage Restrictions?

Yes, we do operate a limit on luggage.

Owing to the compact nature of our small-group tour vehicles, your luggage limit is one suitcase per person (no bigger than 30” or 75cm along their longest side).

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What Day Do Tours Return To Dublin?

To help you plan your return flights, here are the days and times that our tours return to Dublin.

The return point for all tours is Dublin's Grand Canal Hotel

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What If I Have Dietary Requirements?

Ireland is one of the best destinations on the planet for people with dietary requirements.

That said, please alert us to your specific needs before your tour departure: enquiries@vagabond.ie

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Do I Have To Eat With Fellow Guests?

Although it can be a bonding experience — and a lot of fun — there's absolutely no obligation to eat with your fellow guests while touring.

Everyone is free to do their own thing.

Owing to the remote nature of some hotels on our tours, there will occasionally be only a single choice for evening dining.

Your VagaGuide can help make group reservations for restaurants if you do want to dine with fellow guests.

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Where Will I Eat Each Night On Tour?

When your Vagabond or Driftwood tour overnights in a town, expect a myriad of great dining options.

Kinsale, Dingle, Waterford and Kilkenny are all notable for a wide choice in restaurants.

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Where Can I Do Laundry On Tour?

Serviced laundry facilities are available on tours that stay 2 nights in the following towns:

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Do All Hotels Provide Separate Bathrooms?

Yes, all hotel rooms on Vagabond and Driftwood Tours of Ireland are ensuite.

Expect your own separate bathroom with toilet, sink and shower and/or bath.

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Where Is My Luggage Stored On Tour Vehicles?

The answer depends on which tour style you have chosen.

Driftwood vehicles have space for luggage onboard. Vagabond vehicles tow a trailer.

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Is It Hard To Eat Gluten Free In Ireland?

Ireland is a great place to go gluten-free.

Coeliacs and those with wheat intolerances can find GF options in restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.

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Hotels

We've put great effort into selecting accommodation. No hotel chains here! Your 6 Day Epic Ireland Food Tour will overnight in locally-owned establishments. Receive a heartfelt welcome, often from the hoteliers themselves.

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The Armada Hotel

Get ready for a beautiful sunset and a memorable stay.

The Armada Hotel is beautifully located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Dine in full view of Spanish Point beach. The menu at Aileen's Restauarnt features local food, artisan food producers and dishes with herbs and vegetables from the Armada Farm.

After dinner, kick back in front of a roaring fire at Johnny Burke's, the traditionally-themed pub.

 

 

A view of the armada in spanish point during the sunset with a view of the sea
View to the ocean from Aileen's Restaurant at the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point

Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa

We love the food served up at Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa so much, we’ve made it your home on Day 2 of the 6 Day Epic Ireland Food Tour.

The McGillicuddy family have been welcoming guests to this characterful hotel in Kerry for three generations.

Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa is set on 180 acres of land, overlooking the glorious Sliabh Mish Mountains.

Exterior of Ballygarry Estate Hotel in Kerry
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Dingle Skellig Hotel

Imagine waking up to a traditional Irish breakfast with spectacular views over Dingle Bay.

Now make that dream a reality at the Dingle Skellig Hotel.

Just a short stroll from the centre of Dingle town, this is the perfect base for enjoying the charms of Dingle and its wild and beautiful surrounding countryside.

The only dilemma facing you at the Dingle Skellig is whether to unwind in the bar first or soak in the rooftop hot tub!

Aerial view of Dingle Skellig Hotel in Ireland
Waiter and dining room with scenic view at Dingle Skellig Hotel in Ireland

Eccles Hotel

The Eccles Hotel is situated in the quaint village of Glengarriff overlooking Bantry Bay

A mix of authentic old world charm and modern comfort awaits you at the Eccles Hotel.

It's the perfect place to retreat to after exploring West Cork with Vagabond and Driftwood Tours of Ireland.

Vegans, veggies and vegetable-lovers — make sure you check out the fully vegan a la carte menu in the Eccles Hotel restaurant.

Exterior of Eccles Hotel in Cork
Outdoor lunch table

Actons Hotel Kinsale

Over the years, Actons Hotel has established a reputation for personalised guest care.

This matches our own high standards at Vagabond & Driftwood Tours.

Allied with breathtaking maritime views over Kinsale Harbour, Actons Hotel offers the perfect base to explore the famous county of Cork.

Savour the luxurious spa, relax in your modern, comfortable room or grab a bite to eat in the outdoor garden dining area.

Exterior of Acton's Hotel in Kinsale, Cork
Exterior view of Actons Hotel with views of the harbour views

Blue Haven Hotel

Colourful buildings, rich history and gourmet food await you at the Blue Haven.

This boutique hotel is located right at the heart of lively Kinsale.

Superb restaurants, cafés, shops and bars are just a stone's throw away.

You will be delighted to know that each Blue Haven room features a premium Dyson hairdryer!

Colourful streets of Kinsale in Cork
Interior design of Blue Haven's main bedroom
Inclusions

All Vagabond tours are flexible. Your 7 Day Vagabond Epic Irish Food Adventure is no different.

Unmissable activities are included. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you. Feel free to choose your evening meals and lunches. All additional tour options are marked clearly below. Please read the Activities & Fitness FAQs for further information.

What's included in your trip
  • Cultural adventure in a Mercedes VagaTron 4x4 tour vehicle
  • Services of a highly-trained VagaGuide tour guide
  • Guided Galway Food Tour
  • Guided Brewery Tour and Craft Beer Tasting
  • Guided Hedgerow Foraging Tour
  • Guided Buffalo Farm Tour
  • Guided Seaweed Experience
  • Sheep Farm Visit with Sheepdog Demo
  • 6 full days on tour
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • 5 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits
  • Shannon ferry tickets

All details of prices and suppliers listed here are correct at time of publication. Our suppliers occasionally increase prices for optional tour activities during the touring season. This is a rare occurence. In the unlikely event of a major price increase, we will do our utmost to update you.

** Cash is required for this activity. No card payment available.

Flexible and optional activities on tour
  • Surf Lesson in Spanish Point**
    €35.00
    2 hour surf lesson on Spanish Point beach in Clare. Cash required.
  • Sea Kayaking Dingle
    €55.00
    A guided sea kayaking session around beautiful Dingle Bay.
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Vagabond Tour Group foraging for seaweed in Ireland
Hike, harvest and taste a variety of seaweed on a beautiful Atlantic beach
Three bottles of West Kerry Brewery craft beer sit on rocks in front of a scenic coastal landscape in Dingle, Ireland
Meet Ireland’s original female brewer and taste her craft beer at an 100-year-old pub
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Whet your appetite at the famous Cliffs of Moher
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Toast your Irish food odyssey with a wild-brewed Irish coffee!
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6 Day Vagabond Epic Ireland Food Tour Intro & Highlights

  • Kick off your Ireland food tour with a bang, on a guided walking food tour of Galway city.
  • Guided culinary walking tour of Kinsale — Ireland’s unofficial gourmet capital.
  • Guided seaweed foraging and tasting on a beautiful Atlantic beach in Kerry.
  • Sup Irish craft beer on a brewery tour guided by Ireland’s original female brewer at her historic pub near Dingle.
  • Discover the freshest Irish seafood and compare chowder styles along the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • Build up an appetite while hiking green valleys and sea kayaking.
  • Meet grass-fed water buffalo and eat their creamy mozzarella on a guided Irish farm tour.
  • Dive into a wild Irish hedgerow to find wild berries, roots and herbs on a guided foraging session.
  • Sheepdog demonstration and guided tour of an Irish sheep farm; talk to the farmers, feed lambs.
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Day 1: Galway Food Tour, The Burren & Cliffs Of Moher

  • The first step is to meet your VagaGuide tour guide and fellow Vagabonds, then board your VagaTron tour vehicle, at the Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin (departure 8.10am).
  • Experience the most exciting urban food scene in Ireland; Galway! Take a guided food tour of this wonderful, bohemian and delicious town.
  • Pass through the unique geological wonder that is the Burren National Park, to reach the world-famous Cliffs of Moher.
  • Dining tonight is at the cliffside ​Pearl Restaurant, at the Armada Hotel, proud purveyors of delicious local delicacies.

Accommodation tonight is at The Armada Hotel.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

A bowl of seafood including praws and salad from a restaurant in Kinsale
A bowl of seafood including praws and salad from a restaurant in Kinsale
Vagabond group waving at a scenic location

Day 2: Wild Foraging & Sheep Farm Tour

  • Finish off your final bite of county Clare this morning, before journeying south to Kerry.
  • Local sausages. Ocean views. We think the Armada serves one of Ireland's finest breakfasts.
  • Fairy potatoes, anyone? Oonagh is your wild food guru on a hedgerow foraging adventure.
  • Take a wander down to the spectacular Kilkee Cliffs, then watch for low-flying dolphins as we cross the mighty River Shannon by ferry.

Accommodation tonight is at Ballygarry House Hotel.

Cooked Irish breakfast
A collection of wild foods delights including berries and rosehips foraged  from hedgerows in Ireland

Day 3: Surfing, Sea Kayaking & Brewery Tour

  • Surf’s up! Take a cold water surf lesson (Tour Option). Or simply absorb the serenity at one of Ireland’s most gorgeous beaches.
  • Explore Dingle. We love the mix of high quality pub grub and high end dining on offer in this remote but bustling little town.
  • On one of the world's most beautiful clifftop driving routes, Slea Head, you'll see rugged headlands, patchwork fields and knife-edge drops down to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • You'll also meet Ireland’s original female brewer at West Kerry Brewery. Taste unfiltered, unpasteurised craft beer at her 100-year-old pub.

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Three brewers stand facing the camera in West Kerry Brewery, Ireland
Murphy's Ice Cream staff giving samples to Vagabond guest through tour vehicle window in Dingle, Ireland

Day 4: SEAWEED FORAGING & HORSEBACK RIDING

  • From Dingle, loop around the famous Ring of Kerry to quaint Kenmare.
  • Work up an appetite, beach riding by horseback this morning (Tour Option).
  • Hike the Kerry coast near Derrynane, foraging for seaweed. Get acquainted with the delicacies of sea spaghetti, dillisk/dulse, wrack and carrigeen.
  • Go offroading in your VagaTron 4x4 tour vehicle at a secret, scenic location.
  • Pop up to Moll’s Gap for spectacular views over Ireland’s highest mountains.

Accommodation tonight is at Eccles Hotel Glengarriff.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

Vagabond tour group seaweed foraging in Kerry, Ireland
Scenic landscape of mountains and sheep at Moll's Gap

Day 5: Kinsale Food Tour & Buffalo Farm Tour

  • Take the backroads across beautiful West Cork, from Kenmare to Kinsale.
  • Prepare your palate for the unexpected on a zesty guided edible garden tour.
  • Discover a true hidden gem in the serene mountain valley of Gougane Barra.
  • Pop on your welly boots for a water buffalo farm tour. Meet cute calves and savour tasting plates of grass-fed buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, and halloumi cheeses.
  • Kinsale is the unofficial gourmet capital of Ireland. The local menu includes a stunning natural setting, a vibrant restaurant scene and atmospheric pubs.

Accommodation tonight is at Actons Hotel or The Blue Haven Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Herd of water buffalo in Ireland
Gougane Barra Valley lake reflection

Day 6: Cahir Castle & Cork's English Market

  • We've saved the best for last, with one guided food tour for the road before we turn towards Dublin, from Kinsale.
  • Gaze up in awe at one of Ireland’s largest medieval fortresses on a self-guided tour of Cahir Castle.
  • Heading north, you’ll disembark your VagaTron back at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin between 5-6pm.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Five happy Vagabond tour guests toast the camera with pints of stout in a pub in Ireland - cheers!
A rainbow over Cahir Castle walls with sunlit foliage in the foreground
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