7 Day Epic Irish Food Adventure Tour

Experience every twist and turn of Ireland's food story on the southwestern Wild Atlantic Way.

Forage for seaweed by kayak. Feast in a castle hotel. Tour a remote buffalo farm. Taste amazing local specialities. Meet innovative producers, brewers and chefs. Savour 2 nights in West Cork's little-known foodie mecca.

⚠️Warning: This is no ordinary Irish food tour. We’re doing things the Vagabond way, with activity and adventure baked-in.

€1,999.00* Per Person Sharing.
Single Supplement EURO €315
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Estimated $ USD 2019 Price: $2,324 (based on $1 = €0.86)

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Day 1 - Dublin to Clare

  • Begin your culinary adventure from the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin at 8.10am
  • Slurp your way through a fun Irish oyster shucking session
  • Sample the water of life​ with a guided Irish whiskey tasting
Six fresh oysters on the half shell lie opened on a rectangular plate with wooden background
All-you-can-shuck session of locally grown oysters
A barman at the Armada Hotel in Ireland examines a measure of Midleton Irish whiskey in a glass tumbler with light shining above him
Sample the water of life​ with a guided Irish whiskey tasting

Day 2 - Clare to Kerry

  • Hike the Cliffs of Moher, sampling wild foraged foods along the way
  • Lunch at Little Fox, the diminutive bistro with big ideas
  • Feast on locally-sourced delights in a real Irish castle
Oonagh Dwyer poses at a coastal location with a selection of foraged food including seaweed
Sample wild foraged foods along the Cliffs of Moher
Chefs at work in a rustic Irish kitchen
Lunch at Little Fox, the diminutive bistro with big ideas

Day 3 - Dingle

  • Meet the first female craft brewer in Ireland at West Kerry Brewery
  • Explore Dingle's magic mix of street food and high end dining
  • Experience one of the most beautiful drives in Ireland on Slea Head
Three brewers stand facing the camera in West Kerry Brewery, Ireland
Meet Ireland's original female craft brewer
Brightly painted blue exterior of Murphy's ice cream parlour in Dingle, Ireland
Explore Dingle's magic mix of street food and high end dining

Day 4 - Kerry to West Cork

  • Meet the cheesemaker (and some happy cows) at remote Milleens on the rugged Beara peninsula
  • Hike to a secret picnic spot along the wild coast at Allihies
  • Savour a special local supper in spectacular Gougane Barra
A Vagabond group relaxing with a picnic in a scenic coastal location with a VagaTron tour vehicle stopped nearby
Picnic Vagabond-style!
Milleens cheese with Love Irish Food branded packaging
Meet the cheesemaker at remote Milleens

Day 5 - West Cork

  • Learn how to identify and eat seaweed from the comfort of a sea kayak
  • Tour a remote water buffalo farm and taste Irish mozzarella, halloumi and ricotta
  • Enjoy Kinsale's vibrant food scene and atmospheric pubs
Kayakers in sea kayak in Ireland
Go wild seaweed foraging by kayak
Crab claws on a plate
Seafood fans rejoice! You'll be happy in Kinsale

Day 6 - Kinsale

  • Take a guided tasting tour of Kinsale, Ireland's quaint food capital
  • Taste wildflower honeys and contemporary mead at Kinsale Mead Company
  • Kick back, relax, and soak up the charm of Kinsale
Three female Vagabond guests stand together in the waves on a beach in Ireland, holding coffee cups
Kick back, relax, and soak up the charm of Kinsale
A pint of Guinness stout/beer with a selection of Irish foods in front of a roaring fire in Ireland
Take a guided tasting tour of Ireland's quaint food capital

Day 7 - Kinsale to Dublin

  • Chat to passionate stallholders at the English Market food emporium
  • Sample smoked mussels and drisheen on a walking food tour of Cork city
  • Mix savoury, sweet and history with afternoon tea at 18th century Castle Durrow
Interior of English market food emporium in Cork, Ireland
Chat to stallholders at the English Market food emporium
Afternoon tea on a table
Mix savoury, sweet and history with afternoon tea at Castle Durrow
Accommodation

A hot shower after a mountain hike. A real fire. A pint. We assure you that wherever you stay with us, you’ll love it.

We put great effort into selecting accommodation on Vagabond tours. Your tour will overnight in locally-owned establishments (in some cases for generations). Receive a heartfelt welcome, often from the hoteliers themselves. No hotel chains here!

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Armada Hotel, Co. Clare

The Armada Hotel brings you all the sounds, sites and tastes of West Clare on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by the beautiful coastline and scenic countryside, Spanish Point epitomises what the Wild Atlantic Way is all about - vast skies over breathtaking Atlantic views, locally sourced seafood and walking the nearby Cliffs of Moher.

The exterior view of the Armada Hotel located on the Atlantic coastline with a beach at its front door
The interior design of a main room in the Armada Hotel with views of the beach

Ballyseede Castle, Co. Kerry

The stunning Ballyseede Castle in Co.Kerry is one of the finest 4 star luxury castle hotels in Ireland and Kerry's only castle hotel. Situated close to Tralee, on the famous Ring of Kerry, Ballyseede Castle is a favourite with every generation. When you pass through the gates of Ballyseede Castle, you kow you are entering a special world steeped in history and spledour. Its relaxed atmosphere, exquisite accomodation and award-winnng food makes Ballyseede Castle a perfect destination.

The interior of the grand hall in Ballyseede Castle with chandelier

The Coachmans Townhouse Hotel, Co. Kerry

The Jones family have been welcoming visitors to The Coachmans Townhouse Hotel for generations. Excellent location on Henry St, in the heart of day and nightlife where speciaity shops and award winning restaurants are plentiful. The Coachmans Bar is noted for its Irish Whiskey collection and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way whiskey trail. High class quality Irish music can be enjoyed during dinner in a casual setting.

"We feel honoured and privileged to be in such a fortunate position where we can help create wonderful memories for our guests."
The bar and restaurant of The Coachmans with traditional Irish instruments on show
The interior design of a double room in The Coachmans

Gougane Barra Hotel, Co. Cork

Gougane Barra Hotel is fifth generation family run hotel on the edge of Gougane Barra Lake run by Neil And Katy Lucey. They are tucked away in the mountains in a hidden and romantic glaciated valley in the South West of Ireland. The rooms either look out on the stunning lake or give great mountain views. The hotel is surrounded by forest with walking trails beginning at the front door.

"We like what we do and aim to look after you as best as we can, be welcome to make our home yours in Gougane Barra"
View of Gougane Barra Hotel and the chapel on the side of the lake with the mountains in the background
A stunning view of the Gougane Barra Chapel on the Lake with mountains in the background

Blue Haven Hotel, Co. Cork

Gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, the Blue Haven Hotel will welcome you with open arms. Just a stone's throw from dozens of great restaurants, lively bars and interesting craft shops. You will love their seamless blend of boutique and contemporary luxury, whether you're relaxing in the lounge with a coffee, enjoying Tapas & Fine Wines in Aperitif, or sampling the Seafood in their Fish Market.

"The Blue Haven prides itself in delivering the ultimate in
friendly, efficient and personal service to its customers"
Hotel bar and restaurant interior at Blue Haven
Interior design of Blue Haven's main bedroom

Actons Hotel, Co. Cork

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 breath-taking 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
What's Included

All Vagabond tours are flexible. Your 8 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
  • A journey of discovery in a 4x4 rugged Mercedes-Benz VagaTron tour vehicle
  • The services of a highly-trained and professional VagaGuide tour guide
  • 7 full days on tour
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 6 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below for extras)
  • Shannon ferry tickets
  • Atlantic Seaweed Kayaking
  • All-You-Can-Shuck Oyster Experience
  • Foraged tasters with Wild Kitchen
  • Buffalo Farm Tour and Lunch
  • West Kerry Brewery Tour
  • Milleens Cheese Tour & Tasting
  • Lorge Chocolate Tasting
  • Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow

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

Lots of flexible options while on tour!
  • Whiskey Tasting
    €20.00
    Guided whiskey tasting in Johnny Burke’s bar at the Armada Hotel
  • Charles Fort
    €5.00
    Self-guided tour of this storied 17th century star fort near Kinsale.
  • Brewery & Distillery Tour Kinsale
    €12.00
    Guided tour and tasting of craft beer and spirits. 1 hr approx.
  • Meadery Tour
    €12.00
    Guided tour and tasting of wildflower honeys and craft mead. 1 hr approx.
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Point of view perspective shot of sea kayaking in Ireland with blur effect
Forage for Atlantic seaweed by sea kayak
Vagabond group picnicing outside on a fine day with a VagaTron tour vehicle parked nearby and a scenic ocean view in the background
Picnic off the beaten track along the Wild Atlantic Way
Oonagh Dwyer of Wild Kitchen posing at the coast with a basket of foraged seaweed
Hike the Cliffs of Moher with foraged snacks
Laughing fishmonger with group at English Market in Ireland
Meet Ireland's most innovative producers and chefs.
Brightly painted blue exterior of Murphy's ice cream parlour in Dingle, Ireland
Time to explore the best of Ireland's local food revolution
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