FOODIE BREAK from €279.00 per person
DAY 1 If Ireland’s south coast is referred to as the Gourmet Riviera with Cork being the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, then it’s fair to say that the town of Kinsale is the jewel in the crown and this will be the base for your foodie weekend. Upon arrival at Cork airport a private transfer will bring you to your hotel. Set on the waterfront, The Trident Hotel (4*) is just a five minute stroll away from Kinsale town centre and offers spectacular views over the harbour.
Venture out amongst the narrow medieval lanes of Kinsale, pay a visit to St. Multose Church or visit the Desmond Castle built in the early 16th century. It now houses a Wine Museum reflecting the days when Kinsale was a major port and had connections with wine making in France, Spain, Australia and the US.
After the visit to the museum enjoy some seafood delights at the Michelin’s ranked Fishy Fishy Restaurant. If you like the seafood, you will love Fishy Fishy! (Other alternatives can be booked if seafood isn’t your thing)
DAY 2 After your Irish Breakfast, options abound. Join our guides Don & Barry for the fun and informative walking tours of the town at 11.15. The historic walking tour will take you through the ages from Medieval walled town to the sinking of the Lusitania. Once a strategic naval base and a stronghold in the important Battle of Kinsale it was also the departure point for Daniel Defoe author of Robinson Crusoe. After the walking tour get onboard Kinsale Cruises to get impressive views of Kinsale from the water, try your hand at surfing or take a bracing stroll along the coast to stunning (but haunted) Charles Fort. Later your gastronomic experience for this evening has been arranged at the renowned Man Friday’s Restaurant. This is another fabulous foodie gem, where you will not be disappointed.
Day 3 Your return transfer will be arranged for you today. Just let us know your flight details and we’ll do the rest.
*The package is subject to availability and can be tailored to suit your requirements
* Desmond Castle opening times 17th April-1st October 2015, Daily 10:00-18:00
- 2 nights B & B in the waterfront Trident Hotel Kinsale. (Upgrade to an Executive Room with seaviews for just €15.00 per person per night)
- Return private airport transfer
- Don & Barry’s Historic Stroll at 11.15
- 3 course gourmet dinner at Fishy Fishy Restaurant
- 3 course gourmet dinner at Man Friday’s.