Ireland 2019

May 25th - 1st June, 2019

Gourmet Tour Brand

Wonderful trip opening up the culinary delights & hospitality of Ireland
Carol Collis, West Sussex, England (Ireland, 2018)

Co-hosted by top US winemaker and Trinity College alumna Lindsay Hoopes, this route offers a wonderful introduction to the magnificent island of Ireland. You will meet Irish Whiskey experts, have tastings of fine and rare whiskies, taste artisan cheeses, eat the region’s finest foods and enjoy the warmth of the local people. We also have some of the finest scenery in the world so if you love your whiskey, food and fun in an idyllic setting, this has got it all.

Ireland 2019

May 25th - 1st June, 2019


“There’s something special to be said about Belfast & Northern Ireland as a whole. Although their history tells the story of many troubles, the people are exceptionally kind and very proud of their heritage. What a fabulous time we have had exploring the Giant’s Causeway, whiskey tasting at Bushmills, learning how to make the perfect gin & tonic at Shortcross and a private dinner complete with a butcher & bread making master class, live singing & Irish dancing. What a special place”
Laurel Ziemienski, Wisconsin, USA (Ireland Tour, 2018)

  • Visit to prehistoric passage tomb at Knowth/ Newgrange 
  • Visit the stunning Giant’s Causeway
  • Tasting of local Irish cheeses
  • Staying at Ireland’s best known country house hotel, Ballymaloe
  • Visits to Tullamore Dew, Midleton, and Bushmills whiskey distilleries
  • Cookery masterclass at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Cork
  • Visit to local artisan gin makers, Shortcross
  • Lunch at historic Slane Castle
  • Traditional music and bars
  • Top hotel accommodation in Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Galway
  • Michelin star dinner in Dublin
  • Artisan bread making
  • Private supper club dinner
  • Personal literary and historic tour of Dublin
  • Top quality dinner featuring Lindsay Hoopes’ own wines

What's Included & Extensions

  • 3 nights The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
  • 1 nights the Park House Hotel, Galway
  • 2 nights Ballymaloe House, County Cork
  • 1 nights The Brooks, Dublin
  • Private transport by luxury coach
  • Tour manager
  • Breakfast daily; 5 lunches/ 6 dinners
  • Visits and activities as specified
  • 1 cookery class

Single Supplement $950

*Discounted price available until 31st August 2018

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Business Development Manager and Tour Host

Simon McGookin

Simon has a lifelong passion for wine and travel, stemming from a visit to the Barossa Valley when he lived and worked in Australia as a teenager. Since then he has visited most of the top wine regions of the world. He studied at Queen’s University Belfast and had a career in IT and professional rugby management before joining Iberian Wine Tours.  After successfully completing the Level 3 WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits he has worked closely with Jeremy Shaw in overseeing the growth of the company.

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Tour Host

Lindsay Hoopes

Lindsay has always been a wine enthusiast, due in large part to growing up on the vineyard. She grew up walking in the vineyards alongside her dad, Spencer Hoopes. Together the family spent many afternoons conversing about growing cycles and wine branding. This gave Lindsay a unique perspective.

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