There’s so much to do in Northern Ireland, it can often be a daunting experience to figure out what to do and where to go.
One way to really experience the essence of a destination, the people and the local produce is to take a food tour.
Causeway Coast Foodie Tours is one organisation that offers a range of food & drink tours on the Causeway Coast to suit all preferences.
A member of Taste Causeway, the company’s tours range from ‘Coast and Country’ (farm to fork story) to ‘Catch and Sea’ (catch your own breakfast, sea fishing experience).
Here are five reasons you should try a tour personally guided by Causeway Coast Foodie Tours;
1. Number 1 region to visit
According to Lonely Planet – ‘Best in Travel’ 2018, the Causeway Coast was voted the number 1 region to visit.
2. There’s a wide range of food to try
Whether you have a sweet tooth or want something savoury – The Causeway Coast has it all.
From jams and spreads to pastries and bread, there’s something for everybody around here that is sure to satisfy every single member of your family.
The Causeway Coast prides itself on the range of variety offered. You can take part in unique food experiences by boat, luxury small coach, private chauffeur and by foot to provide you with the very best TASTE of the Causeway Coast.
3. Experience and Eat
One of the foodie tours offered at on the Causeway Coast is the award-winning Catch and Sea foodie experience which gives you the opportunity to catch local fresh fish for your breakfast.
This sunrise breakfast fishing tour offers visitors a unique perspective of the stunning coastline and brings to life stories about our local landmarks, legends, wildlife, traditions, food heritage and people.
Straight from the ocean, onto your plate! Fresh food and an activity to keep you busy. Here you work for your food, which is so much more rewarding than turning up to a restaurant.
To book a tour, go to www.causewaycoastfoodietours.com/catch-and-sea
4. Authentic food
Experience the exceptional foodie culture of the Causeway Coast, the second-best Foodie Region in Ireland. Enjoy this time together to eat, discover and take home an authentic taste of our beautiful place.
Coast and Country tours last 6 hours during which you’ll become familiar with the heritage and culinary culture, taste the delicious local produce and meet the people behind the experience. You’ll be encouraged to sit back, relax and savour the many flavours that make this area so unique.
Travel through a tour of 5 planned stops, experience the fresh outdoors and taste locally produced artisan foods, which have attracted countless international awards including Great Taste Awards and Blas ná hEireann marques. You will meet the makers at one of our local artisan markets, visit an exceptional farm & savour the world-famous Bushmills Whiskey, distilled in the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world.
To book a tour, go to www.causewaycoastfoodietours.com/coast-and-country
5. Hidden gems you won’t find anywhere else
‘The Spirit of the Bann,’ is our new river whiskey tasting experience on the River Bann. An ideal and unique opportunity to embrace the outdoors & slowly savour our distinctive seasonal colours and flavours.
We will retrace the voyages of our ancestors who settled here some 9,000 years ago; and travel by river with newly established local operators White River Charters, on their vintage vessel MV Kingfisher.
Tim, our whiskey connoisseur, will introduce guests to a selection of whiskies produced by Bushmills Distillery – the oldest, licensed, whiskey distillery in the world, along with a special whiskey directly associated with the local area, all rich and full of flavour, with a unique depth of character.
These world class whiskies will be accompanied by a hand-picked selection of award-winning local produce including charcuterie, cheeses, dipping oils & home-made chutneys from around the Causeway Coast.
To book a tour, go to https://causewaycoastfoodietours.com/the-spirit-of-the-bann/