Tourism NI has awarded Taste & Tour NI a five-star grading for the ‘Belfast Food Tour’, and we are so chuffed for Caroline and Phil! I’ve often said the Belfast Food Tour is up there with the best tours we’ve done anywhere in the world, so this award is well deserved.
The four-hour walking tour is so popular it has attracted over 2,000 visitors this year, both local and international. Each tour starts in the foyer of St George’s Market before heading around the city centre on a foodie adventure where you are very very well fed and watered.
Caroline Wilson, founder of Belfast Food Tour commented “We are all completely delighted to have received the five star ‘outstanding’ rating for ’Taste and Tour’. Whilst the tour has been in existence for almost three years, it was thanks to the Year of Food and Drink that I had the confidence to leave my 15-year legal career to work on the Belfast Food Tour full time. This confidence grew and with my new business partner, Phil Ervine, and we have launched Taste and Tour NI which incorporates the Belfast Food Tour and a number of other tours including our newly launched Whiskey Walk.
“As the first Tourism NI quality assessed five-star food tour in Northern Ireland, it really shows us that we are not only getting things right, but we are up there with the best attractions in Northern Ireland. We have worked really hard this year to ensure that we deliver our tours with the visitor journey at its heart and that work has been recognised by this ‘outstanding’ grading.
“Whilst we started with only a few locals, customers are now coming from all over the world as well as a lot of local businesses looking for a new experience, it’s wonderful to witness the interest in Northern Ireland produce continue to grow. ”
If you haven’t experienced this superb (now award winning) tour, get booking! We enjoyed our tour experience so much we’ve booked in for Carolines last food tour of the year in December. So if you see a well stuffed group rolling about the City under the twinkly Christmas lights on the 10th December that’ll be us!!
For further information of Tourism NI’s quality grading scheme please visit www.tourismni.com