Dublin! Honestly, we have no idea what constitutes Irish food, but if you’re in one of the most major cities in Ireland, I don’t think you have to look much further to find the very best of Irish cuisine here. Dublin is filled with plenty of Michelin starred restaurants, so you don’t have to look too far to find good food. But anyway, here are 10 food tours for you to explore the most delectable of delights in the Irish capital, and to top it all off, you can probably find some pretty amazing Guinness stout to go along with it every step of the way too!
Who doesn’t like whiskey? That smoky, sultry drink is perfect for pairing with some of the best food Ireland has to offer. On this tour, you’ll be visiting some of Dublin’s most celebrated venues of all, tasting the city’s legendary whiskeys, fresh Irish cheeses, and chocolates. At each restaurant you’ll be visiting, expect to hear from the whiskey experts, with the drinks handpicked to perfection as you move from The Dingle Whiskey Bar all the way to the Bowes Lounge. Other stops along the way include the Palace Bar and the Temple Bar, where you can discover the spiritual home of Irish whiskey and its rich history.
Dublin: 2-Hour Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting Tour
Duration: 2 hour
Just how delicious can Dublin get? Plenty, as you’re about to find out on this tour. Over 3.5 hours, you’ll find yourself eating your way all around award-winning cafes, eateries, and stalls across Dublin’s city center. You’ll be going off the beaten track with the tour guides showing you exactly where the locals go to get the best grub, so no tourist traps for sure! Limited to a small group per session, this tour is highly recommended for both tourists and even locals who want to be in the know of the hottest places to eat. With friendly, passionate guides, you’ll discover the food revolution that Dublin has gone through over the last few years, and be sure to leave with a full heart and a full stomach, maybe even a little thank you gift at the end of the tour.
Delicious Dublin Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The same applies to Ireland, as you become a true Dubliner. You’ll discover the most authentic pubs, cafes, food shops, and markets on this 3-hour tour. Find some of the very best hidden gems and learn all about their culinary heritage as you explore and eat your way around town, and even pair them up with Irish liquor and more alcohol! You’ll meet your tour guide at Trinity College in the morning and eat your way from a quintessential Irish breakfast all the way to an Irish lunch, from public houses to cafes. You’ll even find Bill Clinton’s favorite stop, and try Irish ice cream as well as artisanal Irish cheeses. You can also tuck into an award-winning Irish breakfast, Irish stew, and Dublin coddle! Your gastronomical knowledge will increase by leaps and bounds after this food tour for sure, and you definitely won’t go hungry here.
Dublin Secret Food Tour w/ Private Tour Option
Duration: 3 hours
Who says food tours just have to consist of food and walking? At this special tour, you’ll get to take part in a traditional Irish house party complete with a traditional Irish show. Sit down at the dinner-and-show event with the most authentic of Irish fare, Celtic music, dancing, and even storytelling. You’ll eat up some yummy Guinness stew and Baileys-infused chocolate cakes while singing and dancing the night away with an amazing group of performers. Find yourself full upon a three-course Irish dinner, and even learn a traditional Irish language song from these champion musicians and performance artists. And when you’re all drunk on Guinness, kick back, relax and enjoy the tunes of this amazing city as you let all the festivities wash over you.
The Irish House Party Dinner and Show Dublin
Duration: 3 hours
Besides food, get ready to explore Dublin’s rich literary heritage in this 2-hour literary pub crawl. Wander around the city to check out some of the sites and pubs that inspired the most famous Irish writers and be charmed by the sheer history that Dublin has to offer. You’ll be trying both locally brewed ale and local specialties, all at your own expense. You’ll even get to pit your newfound knowledge against the other tour members at the end of the tour in a fun pub quiz. Your guides are certified entertaining, and you’ll ‘meet’ famous writers and visit their favorite haunts, from Oscar Wilde to Samuel Beckett, James Joyce to George Bernard Shaw, and even W.B. Yeats. And when you’re full of Guinness at the end of the tour, we are certain that you, too, can pen yourself a great literary work.
Dublin Literary Pub Crawl with Walking Tour and Quiz
Duration: 2 hours
Interestingly, in this tour, you’ll be tasting not Ireland but Spain! Ok fine, it’s not strictly Spanish tapas, but a selection of snacks from all over the world. On this three-hour walking tour, sample Tapas to your heart’s delight as you explore the city’s best places to nosh in a small group. Be sure to come with an empty stomach and an open mind, and stay tuned for the highlights of the tour, such as Greek mezes with a glass of white wine, or more adventurous Indonesian or Moroccan dishes. What’s more, your knowledgeable local tour guide is sure to give you the lowdown on all the hippest foodie places to check out while you’re here! The restaurants you will visit are a fusion of Spanish, Greek, Cuban, Italian, Indonesian and even Moroccan, and you’ll leave happy with a full stomach at the end of the tour.
Tapas Walking Tour of Dublin
Duration: 3 hours
Get classy as you cruise along Dublin’s gorgeous Grand Canal on this 2-hour ride. Get on board and you’ll be sitting in the lap of luxury as the guides present to you a yummy 3-course gourmet dinner during your ride. There’s a full bar provided, as well as a pre-dinner welcome drink, and the interior is a wonderfully furnished dining saloon where you can gaze out upon the city of Dublin floating past you as you tuck into your meal. Along the way, you’ll hear the origins of Ireland’s canal system as you learn about the new architecture and developments all across the city. It is truly a worthy introduction to Dublin as a whole!
Grand Canal Cruise and Dinner: 2-Hour Tour in Dublin
Duration: 2 hour
One of Dublin’s older, original tours, here at Meet and Eat, you’ll be doing exactly as its name states: eating! Armed with plenty of knowledgeable local guides, you can rest assured both your brain and tummy will be fulfilled as you embark on this 2.5-hour culinary walking tour around the city as you visit some of the very best indigenous local food sellers. You’ll meet some of the very best local marketers, from cheesemongers to delicatessens and even farmers markets, and watch the process of farm to food, as well as learn the exciting stories behind them. You’re sure to make new friends along the way too, with how social and friendly the guides and your compatriots are, and how these tours are limited to just 14 people per session. Find out some of the quirkier parts of Dublin along the way, and you’ll be well looked after throughout the 6 to 8 stops. You’re sure to be satisfied with all the deliciousness you’ll find along the way!
Meet and Eat Dublin: Dublin Food Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Want to get to know an authentic side of Dublin? Get ready to embark on this Irish Food Walking Tour for 3 hours to get to know all the most intimate sides of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Limited to just 18 people per session, the tour ensures you’ll get a personalized experience according to the group, and you’ll learn all about some of the very best typical Irish delights, alongside tasty craft beer!
Highlights of the tour include insight into the hidden parts of Dublin, which introduces you to all the culture and history of this fabulous city. Meeting up in the very center of Dublin City, you can expect to check out 3 quintessentially Irish restaurants and sample a spread of food and drink at each one. Beyond history and food, you’ll even learn about the ancient Irish culture all the way to the modern myths. Steeped in romance, you’re sure to get a full taste of all the flavors of Dublin on this tour, and they’ll definitely surprise you as you’ll only be informed of the restaurants you’ll be visiting once you get to the tour! The tour starts and ends in the heart of Dublin, so there are plenty of opportunities to take your newfound knowledge with you thereafter and continue your own self-guided tour!
Irish Food Walking Tour of Dublin
Duration: 3 hours
Check out the Barge Riasc, a wonderful Dublin Dinner Cruise along the 200-year old Grand Canal. You’ll be welcomed with a 3-course dinner upon arrival, and it makes for the perfect romantic experience for couples, or even just a fun night out with friends. With a lovely dining room onboard, you’ll be in the lap of historical luxury on this ride, and your tour guide will furnish you with plenty of information about the illustrious history of the canal as you consume your delectable dishes comprising a starter, a main, and a dessert. You’ll even get to see the locks along the canal in action, and see all the pretty sights that Dublin has to offer.
Dublin Dinner Cruise by La Peniche
Duration: 2 hours
Eat your way through Dublin!
With the many tours Dublin has to offer, you’re practically spoilt for choice as to which one to embark on to find out not just about the history of this fabulous Irish city, but also the mythology and illustrious history that surrounds it. Each and every one of these is sure to leave you hungry for more, but certainly, satisfied with the experience.
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