Journeys Rediscovered – Culinary Journey of Ireland


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Culinary Immersion Tour Unique to Journeys Rediscovered

Culinary Journey of Ireland

Small Group Journey of no more than 12 people

Dublin – Kilkenny – Cork – Kerry – Galway – Connemara – Mayo - Shannon

13 days/ 12 nights

  • 2 nights accommodation in Dublin – Dylan Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kilkenny – Mount Juliet Estate
  • 2 nights accommodation in Cork – Hayfield Manor
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kerry – Sheena Falls Lodge
  • 2 nights accommodation in Galway – Glenlo Abbey Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in Mayo – Ashford Castle
  • Breakfast daily at hotels
  • Other meals & tastings included as per itinerary at specially selected restaurants and culinary experiences
  • Transportation and transfers as listed
  • All activities included as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Sightseeing and touring with a local English speaking guide. 
  • 9 days x Driver Guide (up to 8 hours a day)
  • 24 hour assistance during trip

Contact Journeys Rediscovered on 0477002235 for pricing to suit your preferred departure dates as a private itinerary or REGISTER for our 2021 Small Group Journeys (no more the 12 passengers).

Boutique Hotels 5 Star, Twin share. Single supplements available.

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Contact Journeys Rediscovered for pricing to suit your preferred departure dates as a private itinerary or to REGISTER for our 2021 Small Group Journeys (no more the 12 passengers).

Boutique Hotels 5 Star Twin Share. Single Supplements available.

Day 1 – Dublin: Welcome to Ireland! Upon your arrival into Dublin airport, be met by your chauffeur for a comfortable transfer to your hotel. As your room might not be yet ready, meet your walking guide today at the lobby of your hotel to enjoy an introductory half day tour of the city. Immerse yourself in Irish history, and hear music and stories that make Ireland's capital city so unique. Have then the rest of the day to enjoy the city by yourselves or why not to unwind, relax and acclimatise.

Day 2 - Dublin: You will have this morning to explore more of the hidden gems of Dublin on your own. In the afternoon, you will head to the House of Guinness for a guided tour, followed by the Connoisseur Experience for you to become a complete Guinness expert!

Meals included – B 

Day 3 – Dublin/ Kilkenny: Meet your driver guide at the lobby of your hotel today. He will be with you for the remainder of your Irish journey. Leave Dublin behind and head to explore the beauty of the Irish east coast, best known as the Garden of Ireland. You will visit Glendalough National Park with some free time for a gentle hike. For lunch, you will visit a micro brewery. Here, you will partake in a private tour and learn about the beer-making process as well as all of the subtle nuances of the beers. A delicious Irish lunch with beer pairings will be served following the tour.

Meals included – B L 

Day 4 – Kilkenny: Have today to explore the Kilkenny, the medieval capital of Ireland. This evening, a table will be booked for you to dine at one of Ireland's Michelin starred restaurants, Lady Helen.

Meals included – B

Day 5 – Kilkenny/ Cork: Today, head south to explore the vibrant city streets of Cork. In the afternoon, you will visit the Jameson Distillery in Midleton. Enjoy a private Jameson Experience Tour of the original distillery with a Senior Brand Ambassador which includes a visit to the largest Pot Still in the world, a tour of our new Micro Distillery and a walk through our atmospheric Maturation Warehouse taking in the aroma of whiskey maturing in 1,000 casks which surround you. 

Learn about the people who worked in the Distillery and hear the stories of its fascinating 150 year history. Along the way, enjoy a private tour of the Distiller’s Cottage, which was home to our former Master Distiller, Barry Crockett. Barry worked at the Distillery for 47 years and created the wonderful world-renowned whiskey, Midleton Very Rare. View the full collection of Midleton Very Rare during your visit. 

Sip back and sip a glass of Midleton Very Rare or another of our Premium Whiskeys of your choice in the atmospheric surrounds of the Cottage’s sitting room. Finish the tour in the Jameson Bar with the memento of a personalised Jameson hip flask presented by your guide to you – engraved with your own name. A keepsake of the lovely memories created at the Jameson Distillery Midleton.

Meals included – B

Day 6 – Cork: Today, you will visit Kinsale, the Gourmet capital of Ireland. It is said that in order to truly experience a destination, you should first experience its food. The cuisine of a country holds the capacity to chronicle its history, unearth its culture and solidify its people. Food and beverage in Ireland prove no exception to this notion and surely actualizes this sentiment. Follow the Kinsale food trail while tasting the local products to immerse yourselves in the Irish history today.

Meals included – B & tastings

Day 7 – Cork/ Kerry: Time to leave Cork today and make your way to Kerry by way of the charming west Cork villages where you will meet your host for this morning while visiting a traditionally-inspired modern smokehouse to enjoy a private tour and tasting of their award winning smoked foods. This smokehouse smokes organically farmed salmon fished from the west coast of Ireland and grown to the highest standards in the ocean. You will learn how the salmon is cured using the wt curing process and discover how oak sawdust renders a smooth and lovely flavour before you sit down outdoors (weather permitting) to taste a variety of their smoked foods paired with three locally crafted ciders. Continue then to Kenmare to explore the beautiful village.

Meals included – B L 

Day 8 – Kerry: During this day, you will discover the real beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland. The Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.

Meals included – B

Day 9 – Kerry/ Galway: Continue following the Wild Atlantic Way today, while making your way to Galway. On the way, tour to the Cliffs of Moher. This sheer precipice sheer precipice 8km long & rising to a height of 203m, one of the most impressive stretches of the coast in the West of Ireland. Afterwards, head to Galway city. Although Galway is the fourth largest city in Ireland, it has retained much of its small-town character and is home to many artists, writers and artisans. 

Conclude your day at the Glenlo Abbey hotel and enjoy its tranquil grounds. This evening step back in time and dine aboard the Pullman Restaurant. Comprising of two original carriages of the Orient Express, beautifully restored and set on the grounds of the hotel. Enjoy the luxury of a private booth and take in the spectacular views overlooking Glenlo Abbey Estate and Lough Corrib. Converted into a wonderful restaurant car without losing any of its original character, this historic Pullman train carriage had been residing at Elsenham Station in Hertfordshire, England, before joining the many and varied facilities already available at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Galway. A 2 AA rosette award winning restaurant, the Pullman Restaurant is certainly a dining experience like no other. Dinner reservation, dinner at own expense.

Meals included – B

Day 10 – Galway: Have you ever thought of being in Galway and tasting local oysters on the Aran islands within the hour? Leaving Glenlo Abbey, you will make your way today to Connemara International Airport for a short scenic flight across Galway Bay with commanding views of the Connemara coastline, the Cliffs of Moher and the limestone landscape of the three Aran Islands. This “flying” visit to the islands made famous by Saints and the Scholars will introduce you the island life at its best. Eoin, Gráinne and family will assure you of a warm welcome as you make yourself comfortable in their own home for a hands on cooking class of traditional scones. 

A wide array of food and drink is on offer here with locally caught seafood served fresh daily. What better way to get a taste of Inis Oirr. Food and drink of the highest quality awaits you, in all three hostelries on the island where you will have ample time to meet the locals, your fellow visitors and enjoy the unique atmosphere on the island made famous by Fr. Ted.

Meals included – B L 

Day 11 – Galway/ Connemara/ Mayo: Enjoy touring Connemara today, taking time perhaps to visit Kylemore Abbey or hike the rugged landscape. Connemara is the area of Western Galway and South Mayo bounded by the Atlantic and Lough Corrib. It is an area beloved by artists and poets who find magical inspiration in its wide-open bogs and towering cloud-capped mountains. Cottages nestle into hillsides where wild looking sheep with thick fleeces and great curling horns freely graze. The rugged coastline is punctuated with little fishing villages. There, you will also take the time to visit a working oyster farm to see how oysters are grown over a three-year period from seed to plate. Enjoy the taste of a Connemara Oyster fresh from the waters of Ballinakill Bay and sip on guinness or wine at a local pub.

Meals included – B L 

Day 12 – Connemara/ Mayo: Take today to enjoy the grounds of Ashford Castle at your leisure. you will experience the ancient tradition of Falconry. The aim is to share with you the pleasure and excitement of falconry, a fascination that has enthralled people for 4,000 years, and today provides guests with a unique experience in magnificent surroundings. don't forget your camera! Falconry Session at Ashford Castle.

Meals included – B

Day 13 – Connemara/ Mayo: Private airport transfer to Shannon airport, on time to catch your flight directed home. Departure

Meals included – B

Travel Dates

Valid for travel 01 Oct 2020 - until 31 Dec 2021.

Terms & Conditions

Contact Journeys Rediscovered to register for our 2021 Small Group Journey (no more than 12 passengers.) Journeys Rediscovered Small Group - Culinary Journey of Ireland, will run with a minimum of 6 passengers.

Alternatively, contact Journeys Rediscovered for pricing to suit your preferred departure dates as a private itinerary, which is guaranteed with a minimum of one person.

Land-based itinerary is based per person on twin/double share basis (unless otherwise stated), single supplement is available, contact Journey Rediscovered for this surcharge.

International & domestic airfares not listed are additional, please contact Journeys Rediscovered for international flight options and prices.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended and can be arranged for you for an additional cost.

For full pricing, terms and conditions, contact your MTA Travel Expert, Journeys Rediscovered on 0477002235 or journeysrediscovered@mtatravel.com.au

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