Work with a Country Specialist to craft a tailor-made journey and experience London's Borough Market with a food critic, tour working farms in England's scenic Lake District, explore the culinary delights of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, meet with an oyster farmer in Belfast, and visit County Clare to indulge in Irish specialties and to see the Cliffs of Moher.

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  Rainbow in Connemara National Park  Beach views in Connemara National Park  The Cliffs of Moher  Typical cottage in lovely Adare

Tailor-Made Foodie Tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland

12 days from $11,520

Work with a Country Specialist to craft a tailor-made journey and experience London's Borough Market with a food critic, tour working farms in England's scenic Lake District, explore the culinary delights of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, meet with an oyster farmer in Belfast, and visit County Clare to indulge in Irish specialties and to see the Cliffs of Moher.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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The Bailey's Hotel

London, England

The attractive red brick Bailey’s Hotel is well located on Gloucester Road, in the heart of Kensington. Despite its historic nature, the hotel is beautifully decorated in a contemporary style that remains in keeping with the local area and the building’s character.

The light and elegant restaurant and bar on the ground floor have tall windows, high ceilings, and wooden floors, while the grand spiral staircase leading upstairs has its original stained glass windows.

Each floor of guest rooms has its own unique British theme of decor, ranging from Kew Gardens to vintage city gent. Rooms reflect this theme in their furnishings, artwork, and palette, and each is spacious and delightfully characterful.

Number of nights: 1

Forest Side Hotel

Lake District, England

Housed in a romantic Gothic mansion, the fully renovated Forest Side Hotel offers inviting accommodation befitting of royalty. The hotel features muted tones in its decor, as well as sprawling gardens that bring to mind the property’s former Victorian glory, while still providing 21st-century comforts such as free Wi-Fi throughout.

Each room is designed by local interior designer James Mackie, using Zoffany fabrics and wall coverings, and plush furniture and bedding by local firm Westmorland. In the kitchen, head chef Kevin Tickle and his Michelin-starred team prepare meals with locally sourced ingredients and the in-house sommelier will be happy to recommend you accompanying artisanal organic wines.

Number of nights: 2

B & B Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

B+B Edinburgh is an elegant Georgian townhouse just a 15-minute walk from Princes Street. The property is part of a crescent-shaped terrace, and its interior has been tastefully refurbished to complement this classic exterior. Rooms are contemporary, placing Scottish purples alongside sleek whites and greys, with Scottish artwork on the walls. A large, grand spiral staircase ascends from the high-ceilinged entrance hall (there’s also a lift). Breakfast is a continental buffet or cooked meal, and the staff is happy to recommend nearby places to eat as the hotel doesn’t serve lunch and evening meals. Guests can make use of a well-appointed lounge with bar and a beautiful old-fashioned two-story library with a moving ladder for reaching the highest books.

Number of nights: 2

The Merchant Hotel

Belfast, Ireland

Set in an ornate Victorian building with an Italianate façade, The Merchant Hotel exudes character from every angle. Slender, stone columns, elaborate statues, detailed plasterwork and a grand central dome give an instant sense of grandeur.

The luxurious hotel retains many of the building’s historic details but the decor is more modern with rooms furnished in either elegant Victorian or sophisticated Art Deco style.

While the centrally located hotel is surrounded by restaurants and bars, the opulence of the property’s Great Room Restaurant is unmatched. This award-winning restaurant is renowned for its gorgeous interior, fresh, seasonal menus and attentive service. The Merchant Hotel also offers several other dining venues, intimate bars and a lavish spa featuring a rooftop hot tub.

Number of nights: 2

Delphi Resort

Connemara, Ireland

Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley and along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s coastal trail. Rooms feature picturesque views and locally made bath and shower products. 

Number of nights: 2

Dunraven Arms Hotel

Limerick, Ireland

Its exterior beautifully simple with pale yellow walls, climbing vines and a traditional pub sign, the Dunraven Arms Hotel boasts an impressively large interior. An intimate lobby area welcomes guests next door to the acclaimed Maigue Restaurant, which serves traditional Irish fare with a modern twist. Lounges are scattered about the hotel, furnished with comfy blue sofas and open fires with elaborately-detailed surrounds, while cupboards filled with china create the feeling of sitting in a family home. Rooms are simple but attractive, with soft white linens and neutral palettes, accented by shades of red.

The hotel's beauty rooms offer a variety of pampering treatments, a sauna, and a steam room, as well as a large swimming pool.

Number of nights: 1