Tastes & Thrills of Ireland

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*This tour has multiple departure dates

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Experience the Tastes & Thrills of Ireland with Brendan Vacations

Traverse mountains, greenways, and archipelagos, savoring everything from foraged seaweed to Michelin Star dining. Unforgettable locations, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals make this Irish adventure a lasting connection.

This independent itinerary is fully customizable around your interests and budget.

Explore your sample itinerary:

  • Start your journey in Dublin; travel to Trinity College and see the famous Book of Kells, a hand-illuminated Gospels manuscript. Enjoy the Guinness Connoisseur Experience at the Guinness Storehouse. While in Dublin, visit one of the world’s great gardens at Powerscourt and head over to the Powerscourt Distillery & Visitor Centre for a brief introduction to the history of Irish whiskey.
  • A MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, heading to the Comeragh Mountains while taking a leisurely walk to Mahon Falls, where views of sheep, mountains, rocky hillsides and rolling waters converge in one timeless kaleidoscope of vista and colour and end your journey by cycling the most panoramic part of the Waterford Greenway.
  • Head out on a Cork City Ramble, Cork, food, history and culture more commonly known in Ireland as ‘The People’s Republic’, gain a deeper insight into this exquisite city and its proud people.
  • The charming town of Killarney and enjoy the culinary excellence and the finest locally sourced seasonal produce and regional specialties
  • Travel to the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as ‘The Ring of Kerry’and’, and stop in Caherdaniel Village to discover the seaweed bounty thriving on the shoreline.  On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, learn how to forage, find and sustainably harvest these superfoods and feast on a range of tasty sea veggies, which is certainly worth a try.
  • Explore the Cliffs of Moher, these breathtaking cliffs are undoubtedly one of the most stunning views in Ireland.
  • It’s on to the limestone paradise known as The Burren for another MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Meet locals, Bronagh and Cathal 5th generation farmers working very passionately in this unique area of conservation. Get to know the family, explore the farm and enjoy a rustic picnic.
  • Heah to Galway, where traditional Irish music performances often spill out onto the streets. And another MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on a fabulous culinary walking tour of Galway with a Local Specialist, meet artisan producers and sample everything from cheese to strawberry tarts
  • Travel the coast road through Connemara and several Gaeltacht (Gaelic Speaking) villages, to the Connemara Archipelago, a series of islands linked by bridges and narrow causeways. Partake in a workshop involving traditional craft conducted by a local islander. And enjoy a traditional lunch, with an emphasis on seafood and local produce.

What’s Included?

  • A dedicated, private chauffeur will be your local expert throughout your trip.
  • Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from B&Bs to castles, manors and hotels.
  • Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing. Plan your days with your chauffeur at your own pace.

Customize your  to discover Tastes & Thrills of Ireland with Brendan Vacations.

Activities & Highlights: Explore Dublin, Guinness Storehouse, Powerscourt Estate & Distillery, Waterford Greenway, Blarney Castle & Stone, Ring of Kerry, Seaweed Foraging in Caherdaniel Village, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Galway Culinary Walking Tour, Connemara Archipelago, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site

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