6 Day Epic Ireland Food Tour

What is Irish food in 2020? Find out on our fully-guided adventure food tour of Ireland.

Taste Irish craft beer and whiskey. Harvest seaweed on an Atlantic beach. Go hedgerow foraging. Tour an Irish farm. Brew a wild Irish coffee. Discover amazing local specialities. Meet producers, brewers and chefs.

⚠️ Warning: This is no sleepy food tour of Ireland. We've baked-in active adventure options like hiking and kayaking.

€1,899.00 pps*
*Single Supplement EURO €270
Estimated $ USD 2020 Price: $2,208 (based on $1 = €0.86)
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Mix adventure activities with culture and history
Go off-road in our legendary 4×4 tour vehicles
Hike, bike, kayak and explore castles & villages
What's Included

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.

What's included in your trip
  • Cultural adventure in a Mercedes VagaTron 4x4 tour vehicle
  • Services of a highly-trained VagaGuide tour guide
  • Guided Oyster Shucking Experience
  • Guided Brewery Tour and Craft Beer Tasting
  • Guided Hedgerow Foraging Tour
  • Guided Buffalo Farm Tour
  • Guided Walking Food 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

For your information - below are a list of options you can choose while on tour.

Lots of flexible options while on tour
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    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
    Six fresh oysters on the half shell lie opened on a rectangular plate with wooden background
    Get into Irish oysters with a fun all-you-can-shuck session
    Vagabond Tour Group foraging for seaweed in Ireland
    Hike, harvest and taste a variety of seaweed on a beautiful Atlantic beach
    Dramatic shot of very small people standing on top of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
    Work up an appetite with a cliffside trek to the famous Cliffs of Moher
    Vagabond Tour group making a Irish coffee outdoors in Ireland
    Toast your Irish food odyssey with a wild-brewed Irish coffee!
    Accommodation

    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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    Spanish Point House

    Spanish Point House is a charming, luxury, period guest house beautifully situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, in the picturesque seaside resort of Spanish Point, Co. Clare. Tastefully and carefully restored to its former glory it combines old world charm with modern day luxury. A haven of tranquillity with magnificent sea-views. Be assured of a very warm welcome and a personal touch from your attentive hosts, Pat, Aoife and Ríain O’Malley.

    "At Spanish Point House we can assure you of a very warm welcome and attention to detail. We look forward to welcoming you."
    The front exterior of Spanish Point House and a large open garden
    The interior design of a double room in Spanish Point House

    Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

    Family-owned Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa is situated at the foot of the Kerry Mountains in the Kerry town of Tralee. Everything you need to surround yourself in comfort is here. Beautifully designed rooms promise a restful night's sleep after your adventures. Your hosts are the Macgillycuddy family. They've been helping people feel at home for three generations and are far from finished!

    Exterior of Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa in Ireland
    Interior of standard room at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa in Ireland

    Dingle Skellig Hotel

    Located on the shores of Dingle Bay, enjoy breath-taking views across the countryside from Dingle Skellig Hotel. Just a short stroll from the town, you will enjoy the excellent facilities as well as the unique atmosphere. The perfect base to unwind after a long day exploring the Dingle Peninsula. Fungi, the resident dolphin can often be spotted in the distance while enjoying your breakfast or dinner.

    "From the moment you arrive, our friendly staff will welcome you and ensure that your visit and time with us is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible."
    An amazing view of the Dingle Skellig Hotel and Dingle Bay with mountains in the background
    The view from the restaurant overlooking Dingle Bay

    Lansdowne Arms, Kenmare

    The Lansdowne Arms Hotel is a beautiful Victorian Style Kenmare Hotel built 1790. It is an oasis of tranquillity and elegance situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Kenmare Co, Kerry. Kenmare Bay is located on the famous Ring of Kerry and the rugged Ring of Beara. The family run Hotel is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the splendours of one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland.

    "We offer our guests true Irish hospitality with friendly hotel staff that will do everything to ensure your hotel stay is a pleasant stay."
    The exterior of the Lansdowne Arms Hotel with outdoor seating area
    The interior of the foyer in the Lansdowne Arms Hotel

    Actons Hotel & Spa, Kinsale

    Actons Hotel is situated in heart of the colourful historic harbour town of Kinsale also referred to as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Over the years Actons of Kinsale has established a reputation for its exceptional location, highly personal and genuine guest care with the location of Kinsale holding some of the most breathtaking views one can imagine.

    "Here at Actons, we have gained a reputation for highly personal and genuine guest care for all travelers"
    Exterior view of Actons Hotel with views of the harbour views
    Interior design of a harbour view main bedroom

    Kinsale Hotel & Spa

    Set in 90 acres of mature wooded parkland on Oysterhaven Bay, Kinsale Hotel & Spa offers a tranquil setting just 5 minutes from the historic harbour town of Kinsale. Relax in the luxurious onsite spa or avail of the various delicious dining options.

    Exterior of  Kinsale Hotel & Spa in Ireland
    Interior of room with bed and window at Kinsale Hotel & Spa
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    Epic Ireland Food Tour Intro & Highlights

    Explore Ireland’s fresh and local food culture. Sample craft beers and Irish whiskey. Meet producers and chefs. Discover hidden gems you won’t find in the guidebooks.

    ⚠️ Warning: This is no sleepy food tour. Taste Ireland the Vagabond way. Fun, challenging hikes and daily adventures are baked-in.

    • Work up an appetite with a trek to the Cliffs of Moher.
    • Harvest and taste seaweed on a beautiful Atlantic beach.
    • Sample craft beer with Ireland’s original female brewer at her historic pub.
    • Shuck your own oysters and discover fresh Irish seafood.
    • Meet grass-fed water buffalo and eat their mozzarella on a guided farm tour.
    • Go hedgerow foraging for wild berries and herbs.

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    Female tour guest raises her eyebrows and widens her eyes at the camera while sipping from an Irish coffee
    Toast Ireland's amazing food and drink culture
    Oysters unopened on a plate
    Shuck your own oysters and taste fresh Irish seafood

    Day 1: Cliffs of Moher & Oysters

    Start your tour in Dublin and travel to Clare, on the Wild Atlantic Way.

    • Meet your VagaGuide tour guide and board your Vagatron 4x4 tour vehicle at the Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin (8.10am).
    • Get shucking! Learn as you slurp during a fun, guided oyster-shucking session.
    • Pass through the Burren National Park to the world famous Cliffs of Moher for an awe-inspiring coastal hike.
    • Dining tonight is at the cliffside ​Pearl Restaurant; proud purveyors of local delicacies.
    • Your accommodation tonight is at the family-owned ​Spanish Point House​.

    The average driving time today is 4 hours.

    Vagabond group waving at a scenic location
    Board your 4x4 Vagatron tour vehicle and head west!
    Six fresh oysters on the half shell lie opened on a rectangular plate with wooden background
    Get into Irish oysters with a fun all-you-can-shuck session

    Day 2: Guided Foraging Tour

    Take a bite out of the Banner County - Clare - before journeying to Kerry.

    • Award-winning sausages. Locally-smoked salmon. Ocean views. We think Spanish Point House serves Ireland's finest breakfast.
    • Fairy potatoes, anyone? Wild food guru Oonagh is your guide on a hedgerow foraging adventure.
    • Try not to be charmed by Ennistymon; this traditional market town has become an exciting foodie hotspot.
    • Wander down to Kilkee Cliffs after lunch, then watch for low-flying dolphins as we cross the mighty river Shannon by ferry.
    • Roll into Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa just in time for dinner. Taste the Wild Atlantic Way at Ballygarry’s Restaurant 58.

    The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

    Cooked Irish breakfast
    Experience our favourite Irish breakfast
    A collection of wild foods delights including berries and rosehips foraged  from hedgerows in Ireland
    Dive into the wild on a hedgerow foraging tour

    Day 3 - Dingle & Craft Beer

    Explore the fantastic sights and extraordinary flavours of the Dingle peninsula.

    • Visit a working Irish sheep farm or surf your cares away on one of Ireland’s most stunning beaches (Tour Option - €30).
    • Explore bustling Dingle. We love the mix of high quality pub grub and high end dining.
    • Experience one of the world's most beautiful drives. Slea Head boasts rugged headlands, patchwork fields and knife-edge drops.
    • Meet Ireland’s original female brewer at West Kerry Brewery. Taste unfiltered, unpasteurised craft beer at her 100-year-old pub.
    • Your accommodation tonight is at the Dingle Skellig Hotel.

    The average driving time today is 2 hours.

    Three brewers stand facing the camera in West Kerry Brewery, Ireland
    Taste craft beer and meet Ireland's original female brewer
    Murphy's Ice Cream staff giving samples to Vagabond guest through tour vehicle window in Dingle, Ireland
    Explore the lively, foodie town of Dingle

    Day 4 - Ring of Kerry & Seaweed

    Loop around the famous Ring of Kerry to quaint Kenmare.

    • Ride a horse along a beach near Dingle this morning (Tour Option - €45)
    • Go offroading in your VagaTron 4x4 tour vehicle at a secret, scenic location.
    • Hike the Kerry coast foraging for seaweed. Get acquainted with the delicacies of sea spaghetti, dillisk, wrack and carrigeen.
    • Pop up to Moll’s Gap for spectacular views over Ireland’s highest mountains.
    • Home tonight is the snug Lansdowne Arms Hotel, nestled at the heart of Kenmare.

    The average driving time today is 3 hours.

    Vagabond tour group seaweed foraging in Kerry, Ireland
    Harvest and taste seaweed on a beautiful Atlantic beach
    Scenic landscape of mountains and sheep at Moll's Gap
    Lunch along the scenic Ring of Kerry touring route

    Day 5 - Farm Tour & Edible Flowers

    Take the backroads across beautiful West Cork, from Kenmare to Kinsale.

    • Prepare your palate for a zesty guided edible garden tour.
    • Discover the best food in West Cork with lunch 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.
    • Kinsale is the unofficial gourmet capital of Ireland. The local menu includes a stunning natural setting, a vibrant restaurant scene and atmospheric pubs.
    • Your accommodation is at either Actons Hotel or Kinsale Hotel & Spa.

    The average driving time today is 3 hours.

    Gougane Barra Valley lake reflection
    Savour a special, locally-sourced lunch in remote Gougane Barra
    Herd of water buffalo in Ireland
    Meet and greet Ireland’s friendliest water buffalo on a farm tour

    Day 6 - Kinsale Food Tour

    It's one for the road as we head back to Dublin from Kinsale.

    • Soak up local flavour on a walking food tour of Kinsale. Taste the best of this amazing little town with colour and character at every step
    • 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.
    • Farewell hugs all round for your new foodie friends!

    The average driving time today is 4 hours.

    Five happy Vagabond tour guests toast the camera with pints of stout in a pub in Ireland - cheers!
    Toast your Irish food odyssey on a walking food tour of Kinsale
    A rainbow over Cahir Castle walls with sunlit foliage in the foreground
    Gaze up at Cahir Castle, one of Ireland's largest medieval fortresses
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