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Culinary Gems Of Ireland

Ireland, Europe

from $7,750* per person 11 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Cork And Fork- Epicurean Travel 12 people max
  • Dublin airport, dublin, ireland
  • Culinary & Wine Travel trips
11 days/10 nights of epicurean and cultural immersion on the emerald
isle of Ireland

Deluxe accommodations in Dublin, Kinsale, Killarney and Adare

Hands-on culinary lessons at two of Irelands very finest "cookery"
schools

A delightful Epicurean Walking Tour of Dublin, featuring cultural
highlights and charming food shops with tastings

Guided v i s i t s t o the f i n e s t food market i n D u b l i n , as w e l l as a
400-year-old covered market in Cork

Guided visits to artisan food producers in West Cork and a salmon
smokehouse in County Clare, including tastings of local specialties

A high-end, educational Irish Whiskey tasting

Scenic drives along the famed Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula

A culinary guide/driver for the duration of the program

An exceptional CORK & FORK fine-dining program, featuring the very
best of contemporary and traditional Irish cuisine at some of Ireland's
finest dining places

Locations visited/nearby

Ireland, Europe

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day One: Arrival in Dublin. Airport meet-and-greet with your culinary guide/driver for the duration of the program.
Enjoy tea/coffee and scones on arrival at your hotel. After a light lunch in a local pub, enjoy a private guided walking
tour of Trinity College and see the Book of Kells. Late afternoon at leisure. Dinner at Patrick Guilbaud, one of Dublin's
top restaurants. Accommodation: The Shelbourne, a Dublin landmark overlooking magnificent St. Stephen's Green
that was built in 1924 and recently restored

Day Two: Morning off-the-beaten-path Epicurean Walking Tour in Dublin, Europe's most compact capital. You will
experience everyday food markets, fine Irish cheese, visits with tastings at the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson
Distillery and more. Enjoy dinner and a high-end whiskey tasting this evening at the Library at Number 6.
Accommodation: The Shelbourne

Day Three: Day excursion to Wicklow, south of Dublin, for an interactive epicurean day at Ballyknocken Cookery
School. On arrival, you will be greeted by the owner of the house, Catherine Fulvio, who is very well known and highly
regarded in Irish culinary circles. With Catherine, you will prepare some of Ireland's finest traditional dishes, followed by
lunch. Dinner this evening and wine tasting at Berry Bros and Rudd, Dublin's top wine emporium featuring more than
800 labels. Accommodation: The Shelbourne

Day Three: Day excursion to Wicklow, south of Dublin, for an interactive epicurean day at Ballyknocken Cookery
School. On arrival, you will be greeted by the owner of the house, Catherine Fulvio, who is very well known and highly
regarded in Irish culinary circles. With Catherine, you will prepare some of Ireland's finest traditional dishes, followed by
lunch. Dinner this evening and wine tasting at Berry Bros and Rudd, Dublin's top wine emporium featuring more than
800 labels. Accommodation: The Shelbourne

Day Five: Today, experience the Ballymaloe Cookery School - one of Ireland's most famous places of culinary
excellence. Experience a cookery demonstration followed by hands-on cooking lesson focused on the preparation of a
complete meal that will also serve as your lunch. Tour the very fine gardens at Ballymaloe. Dinner at Jim Edwards
Restaurant in Kinsale. Accommodation : The Old Bank House

Day Six: Today you will enjoy an epicurean tour of West Cork, famous for its many farmhouse cheese makers. Visit
Clonakilty, home of the famous Black pudding, along with the towns of Ballydehob, Schull and Skibbereen, which are
pockets of exceptional local gourmet and organic food. You will visit local cheese makers and enjoy a gourmet tasting
in Mannings Emporium of cheese, salamis and chocolates. Continue on to Kenmare for afternoon tea at the Park Hotel
Kenmare (a CORK & FORK favorite) and then to Killarney. Dinner at Gaby's Seafood. Accommodation: Killarney Park
Hotel, an outstanding five-star property regarded as one of Ireland's finest hotels

Day Seven: Experience the beauty of County Kerry via a guided tour of the breathtaking Ring of Kerry. En route,
enjoy a sheepdog demonstration and an Irish Coffee in Caitin Bakers traditional pub. Lunch will be in Waterville at the
Smugglers Inn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In the afternoon, stop for tea/coffee and scones in Sneem for a taste of
local hospitality. Dinner in Killarney at Rozzers in the Killeen House Hotel. Accommodation: Killarney Park Hotel

Day Eight: Start the day with a jaunting car ride from Killarney to Muckross House and take in a visit of the house.
Enjoy the craft shops on the estate followed by a traditional Irish pub lunch at Molly Darcy's. Afternoon at leisure in
Killarney with tea at Miss Courtney's Tea Rooms, an experience you won't forget! Dinner at Lord Kenmare's.
Accommodation: Killarney Park Hotel

Day Nine: Private transfer from Killarney to Adare via the spectacular Dingle Peninsula. Travel around the Slea
Head Drive, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to Louis Mulcahy's pottery shop and then enjoy a spot of
gourmet lunch at O'Gorman's Clifftop Restaurant. Enjoy epicurean visits in the town of Dingle. Continue on to Adare to
the beautiful Adare Manor Hotel. Dinner in the hotel's Oak Room restaurant. Accommodation: Adare Manor Hotel,
Ireland's top castle hotel set in the midst of a lovely, 840-acre estate

Day Ten: Enjoy a day in County Clare. Visit the towering Cliffs of Moher, and the Burren limestone area. Take in a
visit to the Burren Smokehouse for a tour and tastings of some of the finest smoked salmon in Ireland. Lunch at the
Roadside Tavern, one of the oldest pubs in the area. Continue back to Adare and dine off property at the Mustard Seed
at Echo Lodge in Ballingarry. Accommodation: Adare Manor Hotel

Day Eleven: Transfer 40 minutes to Shannon Airport for departure

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