Are you dreaming of a luxurious adventure that tantalizes the taste buds yet soothes the soul?
Look no further than the 8-Night Culinary and Castles of Ireland package! This Ireland tour features a trifecta of treasured 4-star properties, complete with local gourmet experiences.
After arriving in Dublin, you will collect an automatic rental car (with our exclusive reduced excess insurance package) before departing on a short drive south to County Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland”. You will spend three blissful nights at beautiful BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, home of The Strawberry Tree, Ireland’s first certified organic restaurant. Afternoon tea is served upon arrival, and one superb dinner is included during your stay. You will be immersed in the resort’s organic and wild foods ethos, including a visit to their Wild Foods pantry and a sampling of the delectable Irish cheeses stored within. During your stay, look out for the full-time food forager in the fields and forests surrounding Macreddin Village. While based here, one full day will be devoted to seeing Dublin sights, including admission to the exclusive Guinness Connoisseur Experience.
From BrookLodge, you will head north for a 3-night stay at Galgorm Resort and Spa, awarded the “Global Luxury Spa Hotel of the Year 2018”. The resort is situated on 163 acres of lush parkland, located only 30 minutes from Belfast. All tensions will be forgotten as you enjoy the Riverside Tub and Champagne experience. A delicious dinner is included while at Galgorm, as well as a tour of Old Bushmills (Ireland’s oldest licensed distillery) and entrance to the amazing Giant’s Causeway.
Your last two nights will be spent at the majestic Kilkea Castle, steeped in over 800 years of history and nestled in the glorious County Kildare countryside. Splendid rooms, stunning surroundings, and a platinum standard staff await. Relish the ultimate castle experience with included archery and falconry, followed by an unforgettable dinner on the last evening. This handcrafted tour makes for a truly memorable authentic vacation.