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6 Day Epic Ireland Food Tour

Experience the Authentic Taste of Ireland

We've cooked up a truly special experience: a 6 day food tour of Ireland packed with delicious Irish food, craft beer, whiskey, and more! Ireland has a thriving culinary scene based on high-quality produce and a passion for fusing tradition with experimentation. We should warn you, however: this is no sleepy food tour of Ireland.

This is a real taste of Ireland tour, giving you the chance to harvest seaweed, shuck your own Irish oysters, and even forage for wild Irish berries and herbs. For a compact 6 day itinerary in Ireland, you’ll be amazed at how much you can see, do and taste!

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🥧 Consider exciting but adventure options baked-in to our 6 Day Vagabond Epic Ireland Food Tour. It’s flexible activities like sea kayaking and hiking that make this an active Vagabond Tour rather than an easy-going Driftwood Tour.

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Estimated $ USD 2020 Price: $2,076 (based on $1 = €0.85)
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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

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.

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    Fun & Unique Way To Experience Ireland
    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!
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    Perfect Vacation
    Each day was filled with beautiful scenery, gardens, castles, quaint villages, shopping, great food and exceptional accommodations. I highly recommend Vagabond Tours.
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    The breakfasts served were good to excellent. You were on your own for lunch and dinner with guidance from your tour guide and online sources. Lunch would often be a pub in a town on the journey but we sometimes just grabbed a sandwich from a grocery store. Dinner in town was again your own choice except when we stayed in a few isolated properties and used the hotel. Food was excellent and reasonable.
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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
    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
    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
    Dramatic shot of very small people standing on top of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
    Whet your appetite at 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!

    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. Enjoy your breakfast or dinner whilst admiring the spectacular Dingle Bay.

    "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

    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.

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

    Get the real, authentic taste of Ireland on our most inclusive tour ever. Experience a fresh and local food culture with guided experiences at craft breweries, farms and foraging sites.

    • Whet your appetite for stunning scenery at the famous 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 Irish berries and herbs.


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    Toast Ireland's amazing food and drink culture
    Oysters unopened on a plate
    Shuck your own oysters and taste fresh Irish seafood

    Day 1: Oyster Shucking, Burren & Cliffs of Moher

    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 Irish oyster-shucking session. You've never tasted seafood as fresh in your life!
    • Pass through Ireland's Burren National Park to the world-famous Cliffs of Moher.
    • 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: Wild Foraging & Ireland’s Best Breakfast

    Take a final bite of 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.
    • Wander down to Kilkee Cliffs, 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.

    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: Farm Tour, Brewery Tour & Sea Kayaking

    Leaving Tralee, explore the fantastic sights and extraordinary flavours of Dingle peninsula.

    • Visit a working Irish sheep farm or surf your cares away (Tour Option - €30) on one of Ireland’s most stunning beaches.
    • 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 30 minutes.

    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: Seaweed Foraging & Horseback Riding

    From Dingle, 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 delicious seaweed. Get acquainted with the delicacies of sea spaghetti, dillisk/dulse, wrack and carrigeen.
    • Pop up to Moll’s Gap for spectacular views over Ireland’s highest mountains.
    • Home tonight is the historic Eccles Hotel, nestled at the heart of Glengarriff.

    The average driving time today is 4 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: Garden Tasting 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.
    • 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: Guided Walking Food Tour & Castle 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 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 3 hours 30 minutes.

    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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