Ireland 2020

19 - 26 July, 2020

Gourmet Tour Brand

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, 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.

Top Californian winemaker Lindsay Hoopes will be co-hosting on this trip and providing her unique insight, having studied at Trinity College Dublin.

Ireland 2020

19 - 26 July, 2020


  • Visit to Knowth, a famed neolithic site
  • Personal literary and historic tour of Dublin in the company of a Trinity College professor
  • Private tour of the Irish parliament with a TD (Member of Parliament)
  • Visit the stunning Giant’s Causeway
  • Artisan bread making in rural County Down
  • Staying at Ireland’s best known country house hotel, Ballymaloe
  • Visits to Tullamore Dew, Midleton, and Bushmills whiskey distilleries
  • Cookery demonstration and lunch at Bastion, Kinsale
  • Top quality dinner at Ballymaloe featuring Lindsay Hoopes’ own wines
  • Visit to local artisan gin makers, Shortcross
  • Lunch at historic Slane Castle
  • Traditional music and bars
  • Michelin star dinner in Dublin

What's Included & Extensions

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

* Single Supplement $950

** Early booking discount only applies if balance is paid by check or wire (bank) transfer

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  • Single supplement Price: $950
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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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