The Cooking Mom's Culinary trips A Taste of Ireland
A TASTE OF IRELAND April 23rd - May 1st, 2022
Join The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, and Bon Voyage Boutique Travel LLC as we eat our way through Ireland! Exploring Dublin, Belfast and Galway we will wander through the cities and cruise through the countryside, experiencing all this beautiful country has to offer. On this culinary adventure you will enjoy hands on cooking classes, Whisky & Guinness tasting, Cliffs of Moher, Giants Causeway, and many more incredible tours of the cities and countryside. Get a taste of the royal life during our two castle stays: Clontarf Castle and Culloden Estate! You will learn how to pour the perfect Guinness Pint in Dublin, roll up your sleeves for a scone making class near Belfast, and get a locals point of view with a Foodie Walking Tour through Galway! The dates are April 23 - May 1st, 2022 Trip cost is $3287.00 per person (double occupancy) land only $785 additional for single supplement Flights will be added on as a group when airfare routes are favorable.
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April 23 - May 1, 2022 | A Taste of Ireland
DAY 1 | SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2022 Depart U.S.
DAY 2 | SUNDAY APRIL 24, 2022 WELCOME TO DUBLIN On arrival at Dublin airport, take your one group transfer to the hotel. Private transfers at additional charge can also be arranged if needed. After a stop for lunch on own, enrich your knowledge of world-famous Irish whiskey on the new, guided tour of the Jameson Distillery Bow St. in Dublin. Discover the secrets behind the complex distillation process and conclude with a whiskey in the elegant distillery bar. Tonight, enjoy a rip roaring evening of traditional Irish song and dance accompanied by a great selection of quality Irish food to delight your palate during your Welcome Dinner. Hotel: Clontarf Castle Hotel, 2 nights Meal: Dinner with Wine
DAY 3 | MONDAY APRIL 25, 2022 IN DUBLIN’S FAIR CITY An orientation with your Travel Director will take you past the Custom House and along O’Connell Street. Travel along the River Liffey to see the Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle before admiring the historic buildings of the Georgian section of the city. Enjoy your VIP priority entrance to the 9th century Book of Kells and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College accompanied by a university insider, gaining their insight into modern life and the establishment’s impressive history. Tonight, roll up your sleeves as you take part in a hands-on cooking class, and afterwards enjoy the fruits of your labors. Meal: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
DAY 4 | TUESDAY APRIL 26, 2022 TO BELFAST Before it opens to the public, experience Ireland’s national and world-famous drink with a guided visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Gain a fascinating insight into the history and traditions behind its production and enjoy a private masterclass where you will learn to pour the perfect pint. Our journey continues to Belfast where you join your Local Expert for a passionate city tour including views of the City Hall, Queen’s University, the Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents. Next visit Titanic Belfast and follow the story of this ill-fated ship and her people, from the launch in this very city. Explore the exhibition in this stunning award-winning building, on the former site of the shipyard where Titanic was built. Hotel: Culloden Estate and Spa Hotel, 2 nights Meal: Breakfast
DAY 5 | WEDNESDAY APRIL 27, 2022 GIANT’S CAUSEWAY This morning, journey to the legendary Giant’s Causeway, a geological masterpiece created by the cooling of lava which burst through the earth’s crust millions of years ago. Then enjoy a whiskey tasting at the world’s oldest licensed distillery, Bushmills Distillery. During your whiskey tasting your resident whiskey expert will tell you all about the fantastic 10 year old, 12 year old, and distillery reserve whiskey that you will sample. Dinner at a local restaurant is included. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
DAY 6 | THURSDAY APRIL 28, 2022 BELFAST TO GALWAY This morning, meet with the McKeever family at Long Meadow Farm, a beautiful orchard farm in rural Armagh. Walk through the apple orchard to the Apple Blossom Bake House to be welcomed with a refreshing glass of on-site crafted sparkling apple juice or cider. Listen to the history of the farm and the McKeever family’s heritage as apple growers and cider makers. Then all the fun begins during an immersive, hands on workshop where you see a demonstration of traditional scone making before trying your hand at this craft yourself. Heading to Galway, stop as Sean’s Bar, the oldest pub in Ireland, for a whiskey tasting and a pint. On arrival in Galway, see the Lynch Memorial and Church of St. Nicholas, where Christopher Columbus reputedly prayed before his voyages to America. See the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, dedicated to the late US President, John F. Kennedy. Hotel: The Galmont Hotel and Spa, 3 nights Meal: Breakfast
DAY 7 | FRIDAY APRIL 29, 2022 CLIFFS OF MOHER EXCURSION Journey to the Visitor Center at the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher to enjoy breathtaking views of the Clare Coast. Tonight, explore Galway’s award winning bars and restaurants on a gastronomic exploration. During this foodie tour, you will be taken to some terrific spots, with a great overview of the passionate people and beautiful produce that makes Galway so special. Meal: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
DAY 8 | SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2022 GALWAY AT LEISURE The day is free to explore Galway at your own pace or perhaps take advantage of the hotel’s facilities or join an Optional Experience to the Aran Islands. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Celebration Dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
DAY 9 | SUNDAY MAY 1, 2022 DEPART SHANNON Your journey comes to an end with one group transfer to the Shannon airport. Private transfers at additional cost are also available. Meal: Breakfast
Trip cost Land cost - $3287.00 per person (based on double room) land only Airfare will become available around June and will be added at that point. If you pay by credit card there will be an additional 3.5% non-refundable credit card fee. Single Supplement
LAND PRICE INCLUDES: ACCOMODATION 2 nights Castle accommodation Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin 2 nights Estate accommodation Culloden Estate and Spa Hotel, Belfast 3 nights accommodation The Galmont Hotel and Spa, Galway TRANSPORT Transfers & transport with a luxury private coach according to the above itinerary. All Luggage Handling during itinerary Travel Expert Guide with step-on city guides as listed in above itinerary ACTIVITIES & VISITS according to the above program Guided Tour of Jameson Distillery on Bow St in Dublin Evening of Traditional Irish Song & Dance with Irish Food City Tour of Dublin VIP Access to Trinity College & Book of Kells Hands-On Cooking Class VIP Early Access to Guinness Storehouse Belfast City Tour with Local Expert Entrance to Titanic Museum, Belfast Giant's Causeway Whiskey Tasting at Bushmill's Distillery (oldest licensed distillery) Long Meadow Farm Tour with scone making demonstration Stop at Sean's Bar (the oldest pub in Ireland) Galway City Tour Visit Cliff's of Moher Galway Foodie Tour
MEALS INCLUDED 6 Breakfasts 5 Dinners (with Wine)
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICES Any meals not listed above, optional experiences, tips or personal expenses Accommodation taxes Insurance (non-refundable) Estimated $100 per person bus transfer from Appleton to Chicago and return Deposit Schedule $250 per person deposit for the land due at time of reserving space *Airfare payment will be due at time of booking airfare* Deposit payable by check. If you pay by credit card there will be an additional 3.5% non-refundable credit card fee added onto your trip payment. Final payment due February 1st, 2022
*Pricing based on a minimum of 30 people. Subject to change if minimum is not met. We reserve the right to adjust itinerary as needed to accommodate needs of the group.
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