Chauffeur Driven Gourmet Tour Ireland
This tour takes you from Dublin where you will overnight in the 5 star Merrion hotel for 1 night, to Enniscorthy and on to Waterford ,Lismore, the picturesque seaside town of Ardmore and ending in Cork.
We will pick you up at Dublin Airport and bring you to the 5 star Merrion Hotel in Dublin City centre. You will have 1 night to sample some of Dublin’s finest restaurants and take in the sights including Trinity College and the famous Guinness brewery.
We start the day with full Irish breakfast and head for the adult only Monart Destination spa, its culinary delights well renowned all over Ireland, where guests can rest and relax in an oasis of calm.We recommend 2 nights here to really benefit from all the treatments relaxation rooms and the beautiful setting not to mention the exquisite culinary delights.
We travel on to the oldest city in Ireland. Waterford, famous for its crystal. Within ten minutes of the city is the beautiful Waterford castle on its own island and reached only by Ferry.Here the head Chef Michael Quinn will treat you to his signature dish and many other culinary delights.
We also recommend 2 nights stay in Waterford as its coastline boast many beautiful villages and towns with excellent seafood cuisine. We recommend the Strand restaurant in Dunmore East. Its crab bake is well worth sampling but the menu is varied and caters for all discerning palates.
We leave Waterford and take the gold coast route to Lismore, a beautiful picturesque village with its ancient Castle, its Farmers market, antique shops and traditional shop fronts. Lismore boasts some excellent bars and restaurants and is the perfect place to have lunch.
We then travel on to the beautiful seaside town of Ardmore where we overnight in the 5 star Cliff house Hotel with its Michelin star restaurant.
If you prefer a more casual atmosphere the Whitehorse restaurant has traditional home cooked food at its very best and we highly recommend it! If not for dinner then perhaps for lunch the following day.
We leave Ardmore and travel on to the 5 star Hayfield Manor in Cork. We highly recommend that you wonder through the city and in particular the English Market in the centre where you can find a variety of stalls from fresh Fish, oysters and crab to olives and stuffed peppers, breads with sundried tomatoes and fresh pesto, smoked cheeses, organic vegetables and upstairs is the famous farm gate restaurant with its fabulous warm chicken salad and homemade confectionary.
After a relaxing morning we travel on to the beautiful award winning gourmet coastal town of Kinsale. There is so much to see and explore here and if seafood is a favourite then the Fishy Fishy cafe is a must. It is truly superb.
We recommend once again that you stay 2 nights in Cork to truly appreciate all that it has to offer, but as always your wish is our command!
We travel back to Dublin and enjoy one more evening sampling one of the many award winning restaurants Dublin has to offer.
We transport you to Dublin airport and hope that you will return in the very near future.