Experience Ireland with Delicious Expeditions

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Ireland and its Wild Atlantic Way

Discover Ireland!

September 3-13, 2024


Be enchanted by the lush landscape and dramatic cliffs of Ireland while wandering through picturesque villages and prehistoric ruins. Our off-the-beaten-track experience will take you from Dublin to the wilds of Connemara and the Burren before settling into the bustling world of Cork—the country’s culinary hub. Dine in traditional pubs as well as indulge in Ireland’s farm-to-table movement and the haute cuisine of castles and manors. Learn about Irish whiskey and poitin, its predecessor. Forage for food on the rocky shores, visit an abalone farm, and eat mussels, oysters, and lobster pulled fresh from the sea, all while embracing traditional life and local color.


Our 4 and 5-star accommodations let you experience the abundance of Ireland. We’ll first settle into the Pembroke Townhouse in Dublin’s Georgian district, once home to 19th-century high society. Then we'll head to Lough Inagh Lodge on the western coast, outside of Galway. Roam its secluded woodlands and sit by the lake; visit with farm animals and dine on produce from the organic garden. Two nights at Ballyseede Castle in County Kerry will immerse you in luxury as well as amazing history. We’ll end our Delicious Expedition at the historic Metropole Hotel in Cork. Its central location makes enjoying nightlife easy.



Experience Ireland

$5500 per person, double occupancy

$900--Single Supplement

Extra night in Dublin:
$280, double room


Our Ireland tour includes 10 nights accommodations with breakfast: 2 nights at the Pembroke Townhouse, 3 nights at Lough Inagh Lodge, 2 nights at Ballyseede Castle, and 3 nights at the Metropole Hotel. Also included: ground transportation after arriving to the Pembroke Townhouse and until drop-off at the Cork airport, all group activities and tours, expert guides, and meals listed on the itinerary.

A $1000 deposit is required to secure your place in our Ireland tour. Since the number of participants is limited and accommodations vary, early registration is advised. Larger rooms will be assigned on a first-to-register basis.

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Castles, Culture & Cuisine


A delicious expedition   Fáilte! san Miguel

Arrive to the Pembroke Townhouse in Dublin’s Georgian District. Settle into the period home or step out and wander through the neighborhood’s graceful promenades and elegant squares. Dinner at the Brazen Head, the city's oldest pub, with live music afterwards.

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day 2   Literary Dublin

Discover literary Dublin during a walking tour of historic spots accompanied by stories of how the city's most illustrious writers, including Joyce, Beckett and Yeats, influenced their town. Lunch of Irish specialties. Free afternoon and dinner to explore on your own. Visit Trinity Library or marvel at the Book of Kells, Ireland's greatest cultural treasure.


day 3   Europe’s Cultural Capital

Depart Dublin for the Wild Atlantic Coast, stopping in Galway along the way. Explore this dynamic city during a roaming lunch that let's up sample the area's many fantastic flavors. Enjoy some free time to wander the alleyways and visit shops, discovering along the way why this city was named Europe’s cultural capital in 2021. Arrive to the serenity of Lough Inagh Lodge.


day 4   Oysters & Wool

Head to Clew Bay to learn the fascinating history of Ireland's revived oyster business with a local family. Sample just-pulled-from-the-water oysters and mussels while enjoying the vista of Croagh Patrick. Travel on to Foxford Wollen Mills for a tour of the renowned factory that's been open since 1892. Afternoon tea at Ashford Castle.


day 5   Explore Connemara

We're off to Connemara and Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast to forage for edibles. Visit Kylemore Abbey with its rich culinary tradition. Wander the ruins of Aughnanure Castle with its sweeping landscape then learn about aquaculture at an abalone farm.


day 6   The Burren

Head to Burren in Country Claire to walk the Cliffs of Mohar and enjoy some of Ireland’s most iconic vistas. Wander through the picturesque village of Doolin before a seaside lunch at Monk's. Visit Hazel Mountain chocolate and Caherconnell Stone fort to learn about traditional farming. Arrive to Ballycooke Castle.


day 7   A Majestic Stay

Explore county Kerry and the picturesque Dingle peninsula. Wander through the villages and admire the many amazing views. Retury to Ballycooke with time to enjoy your majestic setting. Dinner in the castle dining room.


day 8   Country Cork

We’re off to Country Cork, known for its rugged coast and monolithic monuments. Country lunch before visiting Knockardbane Farm and its donkey sanctuary. Settle into the historic Metropole Hotel in downtown Cork. Free evening to explore the restaurants and pubs.


day 9   A Day in the Life

We’ll explore one of Ireland’s most colorful cities on a guided walking tour that includes the world’s second-largest natural harbor. Lunch at the famed English market. Free evening for pubs and live music.


day 10   The Gourmet Capital of Ireland

Head to Kinsdale, a nearby fishing village that is considered the gourmet capital of Ireland. Enjoy a food tour through the medieval streets and sample dishes from many of the renowned eateries. Roam through Charles Fort before a tour at Kinsale Meade company. Then we'll travel to Midleton for a whiskey tasting at Jameson's original facility, built in 1825. Farewell dinner at Ballymaloe, the birthplace of modern Irish cuisine.


day 11   Farewell

Breakfast with morning departure to the Cork airport.


*Itinerary subject to change depending on local festivals and concerts.