Tour Overview

4 days/3 Nights/5 Meals - Marvel at the historic Book of Kells, see why the 250 year old Guinness continues to be Ireland’s favourite tipple, learn fascinating facts about the world renowned Jameson’s Whiskey and enjoy the stunning scenery whilst visiting the iconic site of Glendalough. All this in addition to tips and tricks of the cooking trade in one short visit – what value! 

What's included

  • 4 days/3 Nights/5 Meals
  • Meeting, assistance & transfers on arrival & departure in Ireland
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Services of a professional Irish driver/guide
  • Accommodation in your choice of hotels for 3 nights
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners including
    - Traditional dinner at Irish House Party with authentic Irish entertainment
    - 1 table d'hote dinner
  • Visits and admissions to Trinity College Library, Guinness Storehouse, Glendalough, Old Jameson Distillery
  • 2 cookery demonstrations & lectures
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Complimentary Tour Leader Places

Tour highlights

  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Dublin
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublinia
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Trinity College & Book of Kells
  • Aras an Uachtarain
  • Chester Beatty Library
  • Dublin Writers Museum
  • James Joyce Centre
  • James Joyce Tower & Museum
  • National Gallery
  • National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks
  • Shaw Birthplace Museum
  • Avondale House & Forest Park
  • Avoca Handweavers
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Trinity College Dublin & Book of Kells
  • Glendalough
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens

Overnights for this tour

  • Dublin for 3 Nights

Accomodation options

  • Superior & First Class Hotels
  • 4-Star Country Manor Houses
  • 4 & 5 Star Irish Castles
  • Any Combination of the above

Tour itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Dublin

Arrive Dublin Airport and meet with your experienced Irish driver/guide. All of the drivers we use are qualified guides and have great personalities that really will make your trip unforgettable. Travel into Ireland’s capital city and visit Trinity College which houses the famous Book of Kells, transcribed by 9th century monks. Continue on to a more modern attraction, The Guinness Storehouse, which tells the 250 year story of one of Ireland’s greatest exports. At the end of the tour, sample a pint of “The Black Stuff” whilst enjoying 360 degree panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the afternoon is free for individual sightseeing. In the evening, why not enjoy dinner at one of Dublin’s superb restaurants followed by an evening’s entertainment at one of the lively pubs. Overnight Dublin BB

Day 2 - Dublin Cookery School

Housed in dazzling purpose-built premises, the bright, spacious kitchens of the Dublin Cookery School are the perfect setting for novice cooks and seasoned chefs alike. With 12 fully-equipped workstations, complete with hobs and ovens, students learn tricks of the trade in a supportive and challenging environment. As they say themselves, ‘serious food in a relaxed atmosphere’. The course list is extensive, including fish and bread courses, barbecue, entertaining, Californian cuisine, teen friendly courses and many more. This, combined with Lynda Booth's exuberant style and the fabulous space, makes for a seriously fun learning experience. Overnight Dublin DBB

Day 3 - Ballyknocken Cookery School

Depart Dublin after breakfast heading south into County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland. Enjoy the stunning scenery on your way to the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century, before traveling to Ballyknocken Cookery School near Ashford. Under the guidance of TV chef Catherine Fulvio, many courses are available including Easy Entertaining, BBQ and Outdoor Dining and Cheating with Vegetables to mention but a few. Return to Dublin for a farewell Irish House Party dinner & traditional show of Irish music, dance & humour. Overnight Dublin BB

Day 4 - Depart Dublin

After breakfast, visit The Old Jameson Distillery. Explore the distillery’s history and find out about the legend that is John Jameson. You'll be able to impress your friends with the fascinating facts behind the smooth Irish Whiskey’s journey from barley to bottle. Most of all you'll surprise your friends with your discerning palate and boundless, newfound knowledge. Following the visit, transfer back to Dublin airport for your return mid-afternoon flight home.

BB = Bed & Irish Breakfast DBB = Dinner, Bed & Irish Breakfast

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Tour Prices

Prices for our group tours are determined by the grade of accommodation required and the tour start date and will be for land only from arrival into and departure from Ireland. To arrange your tour, simply fill out our Enquiry Form, e-mail us at groups@irishtourism.com or call us in Ireland on our TollFree and International numbers as displayed on this page.

All our private & exclusive group tours include the following services at no extra cost.

  • Your own private luxury coach to suit your group size – groups from 10 passengers
  • Experienced and friendly driver/guide or driver and licensed guide throughout your tour
  • Individually designed itinerary
  • No optional extras unless agreed with the group organiser and advised to all members of the group prior to arrival in Ireland – NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
  • Generous complimentary tour leader policy – Flexible Free Places according to requirements
  • Flexibility of the itinerary even when touring in Ireland
  • 24/7 help line when in Ireland

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