Tapas Trail Dublin & Galway
Named Dublin’s best food and wine tour, The Tapas Trail is a fun and exciting walking tour of Dublin or Galway City. This is the best way to explore Dublin’s most popular and hidden tapas restaurants. Join us on a trail to catch up with old friends and make some new friends along the way.
How The Tapas Trail works
On this 3 hour tour you will visit 3 unique tapas restaurants, all in the company of your very own local guide. Get an insight into hidden Ireland, meet local people and experience the culture and history of our great cities.
We run our tours on a minimum of 4 people. The Tapas Trail welcomes large groups also (see below for further details).
When can I go on a Tapas Trail
Below are our tour times:
Monday – Sunday: 2 pm – 5 pm tour (afternoon tours daily)
Sunday – Thursday: 6 pm – 9 pm tour (evening tours)
If you have any other times that suit you, we will do our best to accommodate, so get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What it includes
A guided 3 hour tour (sometimes more) of Dublin or Galway city. this tour is not just about history, we like to tell you what is happening in around the area, where to go and the best places to see. You will visit 3 of our fabulous restaurants and get to try a spread of Tapas in each one. You won’t leave us hungry..
You will get a full glass of red or white wine in each venue also. Don’t drink wine? don’t worry we can accommodate most requests.
This is tapas fusion
Tapas Trail is a modern twist on the traditional Spanish style of eating, drinking and socializing. Visit Italian, Spanish, Cuban and even Moroccan restaurants.
Tapas Trail loves groups
If you have any private group that would be interested in booking contact us directly. Tours outside of the days and times listed can also be organised. Don’t be afraid to give us a call or drop us an email. We would love to hear from you.
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About Tapas Trail
Ireland is steeped in romance and history, explore the atmosphere of its streets, restaurants, cafes and the casual ambiance of some of it’s hidden gems. Our guides aim to give you a flavour of the country. The Tapas Trail will provide the perfect gathering of like minded people, relax and meet new friends or just unwind after work.
Tapas Trail will guide you around the city showcasing what it has to offer. Our groups will be small in size taking from 4 minimum to a maximum of 18 people. Enough to ensure you will have a fun few hours in our company but not too much that you wont have made some new friends!
Each tour will be guided by friendly tour guides who know the city like the back of their hand. They will let you all in on some hidden secrets of the city along with recommendations off the beaten track. Your guide will take you and your group to 3 fantastic restaurants which will remain a secret until you arrive at their doorstep. In these restaurants you will get to sample and share a selection of Tapas along with a delicious glass of wine.
We plan each tour to be a unique and special experience. All our restaurants were carefully chosen, as they sum up the fun and social aspect of what The Tapas Trail is all about. Some you may know well or heard of, but there are also a few hidden gems you may not have come across before. We will ensure you will put them on your list of places to return to!
In relation to walking distance, our tours are done at a leisurely pace, comfortable footwear would be recommended, High heels are possible (maybe bring a pair of flat shoes in your handbag just in case!).
The origins of tapas
There are several stories about the origin of tapas, all of which are a part of folklore:
It is told that King Alfonso X, el Sabio or “the Wise One,” made sure that Castilian taverns served wine accompanied by something to eat, so that the wine would not go straight to the clients’ heads.
Another story claims that while on a long trip, King Alfonso had stopped to rest in the town of Ventorillo del Chato in the southern province of Cádiz, and he ordered a glass of jerez or sherry. There was a gusty wind, so the inn keeper served him his glass of sherry covered by a slice of ham to prevent the sherry from getting dirty. King Alfonso apparently liked it, and when he asked for a second glass, he requested another tapa or “cover” just like the first.
Whatever the true origin of tapas, the best way to enjoy great food is with a glass of wine and the best way to enjoy wine is in good company. Tapas Trail lets you sample what Dublin City has to offer. Join us for a tour see a hidden side of Dublin and meet local people. Book Now!