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7 Day Epic Irish Food Adventure Tour

7 Day Epic Irish Food Adventure Tour

7 Day Epic Irish Food Adventure Tour

Overview

On this 7 Day Irish food tour, you’re going to experience every twist and turn of Ireland’s food story. Meet our most innovative producers and chefs. See where the future is taking us, with a focus on terroir, seasonality and sustainability at every stop.

Warning: This is no ordinary Irish food tour. We’re doing things the Vagabond way, with fast-paced adventure, hiking, kayaking and fun baked in.

2019 Irish Food Tour Dates

May: 19

June: 16

September: 8

View 2019 7 Day Epic Irish Food Adventure Tour Itinerary Here [pdf, 106kb]

About This Tour

From meat and spuds to Michelin stars; 19th century famine disaster to 21st century social gastronomy; the story of Irish food is a winding road.

On this tour you’re going to experience every twist and turn. Taste the magnificent fresh produce bestowed on Ireland by our mild climate, rich soil and clean oceans. Meet our most innovative producers and chefs. See where the future is taking us, with a focus on terroir, seasonality and sustainability at every stop.

Group of sea kayakers in Dingle Bay

⚠️Warning: This is no ordinary food tour.

We’re doing things the Vagabond way, with fast-paced adventure and fun baked in, as well as plenty of time to breathe and reflect.

Expect wild hikes for coastal picnics in the open air. Foraging by sea kayak on the Atlantic ocean.

A high level of fitness is definitely required. As well as a sturdy pair of boots!

Three friends sharing Irish coffees in the surf on a beach

Your Departure/Flight Times

Your tour leaves from Dublin city centre at 08.30am on the first morning. We would advise arriving at least one night before. You will return between 5-6 pm on the last day.  If you are planning to fly out on the same night, we advise booking a flight that departs after 9pm.

Highlights

EXPLORE IRELAND'S EVOLVING FOOD STORY

  • Learn the secrets of the ocean’s superfood on a unique sea kayaking trip to forage Atlantic seaweed. Identify and harvest, then dine on your finds!
  • Meet Ireland’s original female craft brewer at her family’s remote, 100 year old pub on the Dingle peninsula.
  • Feast like lords and ladies with a fantastic night of local food and elegant accommodation in a genuine Irish castle hotel.
  • Taste the nectar of the gods and grasp the importance of bees to our wider food system, with a guided tour of Ireland’s only meadery.
  • Experience Cork, the vibrant city at the heart of Ireland’s food renaissance.
  • Toast your food odyssey with an Irish coffee like no other - brewed on the beach with the waves crashing around you.
  • Learn the secrets of Neolithic celebrity chefs at mysterious stone circles.

West Kerry Brewery staff photo

REVEL AT SOME OF EUROPE’S VERY BEST SCENERY

  • Elevate your mood along the wild and rugged Atlantic Ocean coastline
  • Feel the magic on the awe-inspiring Dingle Peninsula
  • Behold the lunar limestone landscape of The Burren
  • Hike along the coast to the towering Cliffs of Moher

A Vagabond tour vehicle parked up with the door open to a stunning landscape vista

...AND AT NIGHT

  • Live traditional music in some of Ireland’s best pubs
  • Delicious fresh and locally sourced food from Ireland’s clean waters and green farms
  • Overnight in comfort at quality local guesthouses and boutique hotels, located in small, friendly communities

 

What's Included

✔️ Atlantic Seaweed Kayaking

✔️ All-You-Can-Shuck Oyster Experience

✔️ Armada Whiskey Tasting

✔️ West Kerry Brewery Tour

✔️ Moyhill Farm Tour

✔️ Lorge Chocolate Tasting

✔️ Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow

✔️ A journey of discovery in a 4x4 rugged Mercedes Benz VagaTron mini-coach

✔️ The services of a highly-trained and professional VagaGuide

✔️ 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

✔️ All relevant taxes

✔️ Guaranteed tour departure and price from the moment you make your deposit

✔️ Loads of laughs and fun along the way!

Tour Options

All of our tours are flexible, and your Epic Irish Food Adventure is no different. We’ve included unmissable activities in the price. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you.

Feel free to choose your evening meals and some lunches - we’ll recommend the very best insider spots in foodie towns such as Dingle, Kenmare and Kinsale - you can’t go wrong!

All additional tour options are marked clearly below. Your guide will discuss options with you throughout your tour and plan accordingly.

Details Price per person
Charles Fort, Kinsale €5
Black's Brewery & Distillery Tour €12
Kinsale Mead Company Tour €12

View 2019 7 Day Epic Irish Food Adventure Tour Itinerary Here [pdf, 106kb]

Tour Pricing and Currencies

All tour prices and payments are in Euro only. The US Dollar prices above are a guide only, we can only quote exact prices in Euro.

 

Key Points

  • Vehicle:Travel in our 13 seater 4x4 Mercedes Benz/Drifter VagaTrons
  • Activity:Hikes, kayaking and active options
  • Pace Of Tour:Fast-paced adventure with wild foraging trips and coastal picnic hikes

Travellers Tales

Testimonial

I wish there was a more superlative word to use than "wow" but that word well describes my experience. From the sites visited to the accommodations to the comfort of the van to the consideration and knowledge of the guide, this company nailed it... There were 15 people in our group and every one of them was delightful. By the end of the trip, we all loved each other. Would I recommend this company...? You betcha!

TripAdvisor, 3rd October 2018

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