Irish Roads to Cuisine & Culture

View of an autumn day, trees changing color and the view of Blarney Castle - Irish Roads to Cuisine and Culture - Brendan Vacations.

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Experience 10 days of Irish Roads to Cuisine & Culture with Brendan Vacations

This captivating Irish road trip through the Ancient East showcases the richness of Irish cuisine and culture. From the majestic heights of iconic landmarks such as the Cliffs of Moher and the battlement top of Blarney Castle to the culinary experiences in Ballyknocken and the Burren Smokehouse, the historical walls of Kilkenny and the flavorful streets of Dublin, this self-drive journey beckons exploration with its luxurious offerings.

This independent itinerary is customizable around your interests and budget. 

Explore your sample tour highlights itinerary:

  • Join a Local Specialist who will proudly share the riches of Ireland’s capital city on your private walking tour. See Dublin’s Georgian squares and walk the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College.
  • Enjoy Dublin’s diverse culinary scene with the ‘Delicious Dublin’  with a Local Specialist.
  • Stop at Ballyknocken for a hands-on cookery school experience and make your griddle bread.
  • Discover the magic of this Medieval city of Kilkenny, explore Blarney Castle, and kiss the famous Blarney Stone to receive the ‘gift of the gab.’
  • Admire the breathtaking scenery of the famous Ring of Kerry; take in the beautiful views of the Skellig Coastline before stepping inside the home of Skellig Six18.
  • Learn about traditional Irish Whiskey production methods and hear about the distillery’s ambitious plans to build a state-of-the-art whiskey distillery plant.
  • Make your way to the Cliffs of Moher to experience their magnificence like never before on our incredible hiking tour! Guided by Ollie, an expert local, you’ll take a breathtaking cliff walk route that is missed by over 97% of visitors, allowing you to truly appreciate the stunning views of Doolin, the Aran Islands, and the Cliffs of Moher.
  • Don’t miss the flavours of the Burren! From a stop at the Burren Smokehouse, where we will meet Birgitta Hedin for an exclusive private tour and a private beer tasking at the Roadside Taverna Gastro Pub with the owner Peter Curtin and end with a Smoked Salmon lunch platter.
  • Travel to Galway, known as the ‘city of the tribes.’ It’s a fun city that’s full of character.
  • Adventure on the ferry to explore the Aran Islands. Experience the iconic landscape in a bespoke Land Rover Defender 4×4 jeep. Walk up to Poll na Bpéist, otherwise known as The Wormhole and famous as Red Bull cliff diving venue.
  • Journey into Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and visit Strokestown Park House.

What’s Included?

  • Luxury car rental.
  • Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from B&Bs to castles, manors and hotels.

Customize your tour to discover Irish Roads to Cuisine & Culture with Brendan Vacations.

Activities & Highlights: Dublin Sightseeing, EPIC Museum, Ballyknocken Cookery School, Blarney Castle & Stone, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Skellig Six18 Distillery, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren Smokehouse, Explore Aran Islands, The Wormhole (Poll na Bpéist), Strokestown Park House

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