Whiskey, Food & Music Trail of Ireland

Sharing Double/Twin Room: 
$2,975 PP – Land & Air Package 
$2,375 PP – Land Only Package

​​Travel Dates: Mon Oct 16th – Tue Oct 24th

​Tour Highlights:

  • Tour of Jameson Distillery, Glendalough Distillery, Teeling Distillery & Bushmills Distillery.
  • 2 1/2 Hr Foodie Walking Tour in Dublin & Belfast and Dublin City Sightseeing Tour. 
  • Traditional Irish Pub Night in Dublin & Belfast.
  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites; The Giants Causeway & Knowth.
  • Visit to Glendalough Monastic Site & Downpatrick Cathedral.

Meet Your Hosts

I’m Brother Cleve, and for the past 30 years I’ve been studying, teaching about, and reviving classic cocktails, craft beers and ardent spirits. I’m also a bartender, musician, DJ and writer. Irish Whiskey is at its most exciting period in a good hundred years, and this is a fabulous time to explore whats going on with a new wave of distillers and mixologists on the Emerald Isle.
 
Come join me and Ciaran Nagle, Irish Tenor and proprietor of Boston based Foundation Kitchen, on this great adventure – you’ll learn about how whiskey is produced and enjoyed (including learning how to create cocktails) and encounter the wide array of styles and flavor profiles being produced today…while we enjoy the music, foods and scenery of beautiful Ireland in an experience you’ll always remember.
 

Hotels

 

Inclusions

  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily, 2 Hotel Dinners, 1 Belfast Pub Event & 1 Dublin Pub Event.
  • Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach w/ Irish Driver Guide Throughout.
  • All Hotel Taxes & Services Charges & Hotel Porterage for 1 Bag.
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance in Ireland.

 

Airfare – Delta Airlines

  • 10/16/17 9:31PM BOS  > DUB 8:40AM 10/17/17 (+1)
  • 10/24/17 10:25AM DUB > BOS 12:53PM 10/24/17 

Itinerary

Mon Oct 16:             Heading for the Emerald Isle

Today you will start our journey by flying across the United States and taking an overnight flight across the Atlantic Sea to Ireland.

Tue Oct 17:              Welcome to Ireland

This morning, you will land in Dublin Airport and will be transferred to your first destination, Dublin, the small capital of Ireland with a huge reputation. After checking in at the hotel, we will take a panoramic sightseeing tour of Dublin to see local landmarks and historic buildings like the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street and Trinity College, housing the Book of Kells.

We will then kick start the tour with an evening reception at the Old James Distillery to enjoy the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste of the world famous Jameson Irish Whiskey. Overnight: The Morgan Hotel, Dublin

Wed Oct 18:             A Taste of Dublin’s Fair City

After breakfast this morning, we will set out for an award winning Dublin Tasting Walk to visit a range of bakeries, food halls, street markets, cheese mongers, delicatessens and other specialty shops. After enjoying the food and learning a little about the culture and history of each Dublin neighborhood, you are free to explore the city as you please.

Of course, you simply can’t visit Dublin without popping your head inside some of its brilliant pubs so later tonight, we will meet for an Irish Pub Night to enjoy great Irish food and drink. Overnight: The Morgan Hotel, Dublin

Thu Oct 19:             Monks, Microbrews & More

This morning once breakfast is finished up, we will leave the city and head towards Co. Wicklow, known as ‘The Garden of Ireland’. Our first stop will takes us to one of Ireland’s most famous attractions, Glendalough, a fascinating early Christian settlement positioned in a glaciated valley with two lakes and founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th century.

Our next stop will be at The Wicklow Heather for an special tasting event which provides an introduction into local whiskey, poitin and beer which are all made the ‘Wicklow way’. We will enjoy expert speakers and  innovative spirits from Glendalough Distillery and new beer creations crafted expertly by Wicklow Wolf Brewing Co. We will then return to the city where you are free to experience Irish hospitality at its finest and the cultural heart of Dublin, Temple Bar. Overnight: The Morgan Hotel, Dublin

Fri Oct 20:               Next Stop….The North

Refuel on your hearty Irish breakfast this morning as we prepare to leave Dublin for new adventures in the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Before we leave the city, we will visit The Teeling Whiskey Distillery which is the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years. Today we will see, see, smell and experience a real operational distillery and interact with the people making Teeling whiskey and reviving the traditional style of Dublin whiskey distillation.

Before reaching Belfast, we will stop in Downpatrick in Co. Down to visit Down Cathedral, a magnificent church with stain glass windows, box pews and a beautiful organ case and the site where Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick, is buried. We will then reach our hotel for check-in and will meet for dinner to enjoy our first night in Belfast together. Dinner & Overnight: The Europa Hotel, Belfast

Sat Oct 21:                A Day Well Spent in Belfast

Fill up on breakfast as we get set for a day of sightseeing in Belfast, taking in all areas including the City Centre, Titanic Quarter, the Protestant neighborhood of Shankill Road and the Catholic neighborhood of Falls Road.

The tour concludes at Titanic Belfast, where you can visit (optional) the world’s number one attraction and experience the story of the Titanic in an innovative, interactive and insightful way. Otherwise, spend your afternoon exploring local landmarks such as St. Georges Market before meeting later for an ‘Exclusively Belfast’ food and drink event. Overnight: The Europa Hotel, Belfast

Sun Oct 22:                Unique Experiences in Antrim

Enjoy your hearty Irish breakfast and get set to leave the city for the world famous Giant’s Causeway, the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, this is the focal point for a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has harbored a wealth of local and natural history

Afterwards, we will visit Ireland’s oldest working whiskey distillery, Old Bushmills Distillery, to watch whiskey making take place and enjoy a ‘wee’ taster too. We will return to the city afterwards to enjoy our last night in Belfast – enjoy! Overnight: The Europa Hotel, Belfast

Mon Oct 23:               The Castle Experience

This morning after breakfast, we will bid Belfast farewell as we embark on a luxurious stay in Cabra Castle in Co. Cavan, known as the ‘Lake Country’ as supposedly there is a lake for every day of the year (including leap years). 

On our way to Cavan, we will take an intriguing detour via Brú na Bóinne in Co. Meath, which is an area containing one of the world’s most important prehistoric landscapes. Today we will visit the unique and extraordinary landscape built some 5,000 years ago in the Neolithic or Late Stone Age. 

After arriving and checking into Cabra Castle, the magnificent 19th century 4 star castle which is set on 100 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and parkland. Enjoy your surroundings before meeting later to share a farewell dinner together. Reflect on the memories, friendships and magic created during your stay in Ireland and toast to a successful trip in the Emerald Isle. Dinner & Overnight: Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan

Tue Oct 24:                Homeward Bound   
Pack your bags as you head for Dublin Airport where you will board your flight for home. Carry on your photos and memories and bring a bit of the Emerald Isle home with you. ‘The Land of One Hundred Thousand You Welcomes’ will be expecting you again soon!

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