Dublin Tours

Dublin Castle and St Patrick's Cathedral Walking Tour

Dublin Castle and St Patrick's Cathedral Walking Tour

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Start your walking tour in the courtyards and gardens of Dublin Castle.

You'll see the medieval towers, a section of city wall and one of the most outstanding museums in the world, before passing the Chester Beatty Library Galleries.

Moving on to the 17th/18th century Huguenot area you will wander past a modern apartment building which features scenes from Gulliver's Travels, that great work penned by the one-time Dean of St Patrick's, Jonathan Swift.

Next admire the panoramic views of St Patrick's Cathedral. Founded by a Norman archbishop in the 12th century it is reputed to be the site where St Patrick baptized the people of the area in the 5th century.

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You will visit a beautiful park, laid out and paid for by the famous Guinness family, in the park there is also a showpiece called the Literary Parade which highlights the pantheon of famous Dublin writers, from Oscar Wilde to George Bernard Shaw.

Find out how the world-famous brewery of Guinness helped to lift this area from depressing slums into a thriving community.

Your walking tour will then take you around the neighbors of St Patrick's including the deanery, a police station housed in a one-time medieval archbishop's palace and you will also visit Marsh's Library, Ireland's first public library (and believed to be haunted!). Your walking tour will conclude inside St Patrick's Cathedral.

Departure Point: Dublin Tourist Information Centre
Return Details: Concludes at St Patrick's Cathedral

Dublin City Hop-on Hop-off TourDublin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Explore Dublin's historic buildings and vibrant nightlife with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Valid for 24 hours you have plenty of time to see the sights of Dublin as you hop-on and hop-off 20 stops around the city.

Highlights
Save on admission to selected attractions
Recorded commentary by audio headphones
Multiple departure times and locations available
Ideal choice for families
Great overview and orientation of the city
Conducted in English

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Dublin.

You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 20 stops and the entire route takes approximately 90 minutes. The bus departs regularly from each stop and your ticket is valid for 24 hours from first use.

The route takes you to many of Dublin's major attractions including Dvblinia, Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park (where you will find Dublin Zoo), and of course the Guinness Storehouse.

Departure Points
You may board and exchange your voucher at any one of the 20 stops around the city:

Upper O'Connell Street
Lower Grafton Street (Molly Malone Statue)
Nassau Street
Leinster Street
Merrion Street (National Gallery)
Merrion Square South
St Stephen's Green
Suffolk Street (Dublin Tourism Center)
Dame Street
Lord Edward Street (Christ Church Cathedral)
Nicholas Street (Dvblinia)
St Patrick's Cathedral
Guinness Storehouse
Parkgate Street
Phoenix Park (Dublin Zoo)
National Museum
Arran Quay
GPO (O'Connell Street)

Departure Times
February 15 to March 30 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, every 15 minutes
April to June - 9:15 am - 5 pm, every 15 minutes
July to August - 9:15 am - 6 pm, every 15 minutes
September - 9:15 am - 5:30 pm, every 15 minutes
October - 9:30 am - 5 pm, every 15 minutes
November to February 14 - 9:30 am - 4 pm, every 20 minutes

Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.

The Dublin City Walking TourThe Dublin City Walking Tour
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Journey through the main shopping streets and historic Georgian and Victorian quarters on this walking tour of Dublin. You'll Pass by the statue of the legendary Molly Malone, walk up the famous shopping thoroughfare before arriving outside Davy Byrne's, a pub made famous by James Joyce in Ulysses.

Next you'll visit Dawson Street, the site of Dublin?s smallest pub, the Dawson! You will also see the elegant Mansion House, home of the Lord Mayor, the Royal Irish Academy, a scientific and cultural institution since the 1700s and St Ann's Church with its 18th century galleried interior and historic connections.

You will then be led down to Trinity College and take a look at the classically proportioned Bank of Ireland and former 18th century House of Parliament.

Next stop is Temple Bar, Dublin's equivalent to Paris' Left Bank, you will cross the famous Ha'penny Bridge over the River Liffey to Dublin's main street and one of the widest boulevards in Europe.

Look out for intriguing monuments including the magnificent O'Connell Monument commemorating Daniel O'Connell. Finally you will make your way inside the General Post Office, headquarters of the 1916 Rebellion before concluding your tour at the Spire, a 120m high symbol of the street's renewal.

Departure Point: Dublin Tourist Information Centre
Departure Time: 10 am and 12 noon
Return Details: Concludes at The GPO (General Post Office) in O'Connell Street

Dublin Historical Walking Tour including Trinity CollegeDublin Historical Walking Tour including Trinity College
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Few cities wear history on their sleeves like Dublin does. The Historical Walking Tour has been acclaimed as a must-do tour for any visitor to Dublin and starts at Trinity College main gates.

It takes in the grounds of Trinity College, Old Irish Parliament, Dublin Castle, City Hall, the Medieval and Viking quarter centered around Christ Church Cathedral and finishes in the old port of Temple Bar on the banks of the River Liffey.

Your guide has a passion for all aspects of history and will be delighted to discuss anything which might be of interest to you. Dublin combines a medieval city with the most stately of eighteenth century architecture and a thriving contemporary cultural scene. Behind the doorways, at every street corner there are reminders of the characters - revolutionary, literary and others - who imagined the city.

In just 2 hours, this entertaining 'seminar on the street' conducted by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin, explores the main features of Irish history - Dublin's development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine 1845 - 1849, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and concludes with the Northern Ireland peace process.

This historical tour has long been a Dublin institution.

Departure Point: Tour departs from Trinity College at the very heart of Dublin city center and easy to locate.

Departure Times
April - 11 am
May to September - 11 am and 3 pm
October to March - 11 am

Return Details: Concludes at Temple Bar, Dublin's Cultural Quarter consisting of a maze of cobbled streets nestled on the south bank of the River Liffey in Dublin city center.

Dublin Liffey River CruiseDublin Liffey River Cruise
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Drift down the River Liffey on a leisurely 45-minute cruise from the heart of Dublin. With a local guide providing professional commentary, your all-weather, purpose-built vessel can accommodate up to 48 passengers, offering maximum comfort and safety.

The boat is wheel chair accessible and suitable for young and old alike.

Discover all aspects of the history of the River Liffey and of Dublin city itself, from the first arrival of the Vikings 1000 years ago, to the rapid development of the city during the 18th and 19th Centuries to become a major European capital, and of the subsequent decline and more recent redevelopment of Dublin's Docklands.

You will learn the story behind the iconic Ha'penny bridge as well as Gandon's masterpiece, the majestic Custom House. You will follow the story of Dublin's Royal and Grand Canals and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649 and hear how Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800. Learn of how much of present day Dublin now sits on reclaimed land, including Trinity College and the Spire in O'Connell Street.

Departure Point: The Boardwalk, Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1

Cruise departs at the following times
March and November: 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm
April to October: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm and 4:15 pm

Return Details: Returns to original departure point

Immerse yourself in Dublin's rich literary heritage and enjoy a few pints along the way on a literary pub crawl through Dublin. This walking tour is a wonderful introduction to Dublin's literary past and exciting pub culture.Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
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Immerse yourself in Dublin's rich literary heritage and enjoy a few pints along the way on a literary pub crawl through Dublin. This walking tour is a wonderful introduction to Dublin's literary past and exciting pub culture.

On this tour that's as educational as it is recreational, you'll embark on an animated and entertaining journey through the sights and sounds that inspired great Irish writers including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats - not forgetting modern scribes like Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan and Brendan Kennelly.

Kicking off at the Duke Pub on Duke Street, this literary pub crawl will take you to famous pubs and haunts while actors recite verses from the best Irish literature. You can sink a pint while learning about the lives of these great writers and hear some of the hilarious stories that became folklore in Dublin's literary circles.

Departure Point: Tour commences just off Grafton Street. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.

Departure Time: 7:30 pm
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 9:45 pm

The Dublin PassThe Dublin Pass
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Dublin, a wealth of history and culture. So whether you prefer museums or galleries, cathedrals or castles - Dublin has it all.

The pass offers FREE ENTRY to 27 of Dublin's top visitor attractions, free transport from the airport to the city and access to over 25 special offers and discounts in shops, restaurants and much more.

There are 27 attractions available on your Dublin Pass, so the more you see, the more you save! Dublin is a delight to explore and very easy to navigate on foot, many visitor attractions are within easy walking distance of each other. All the free entry attractions are listed below.

Travel free of charge from Dublin Airport to Dublin City only. Simply validate your Pass at the Aircoach stop outside Dublin Airport and jump on an Aircoach right into the city center. Use of this service activates your Dublin Pass. Once activated it is valid for number of days indicated on the pass.

Receive a comprehensive Dublin guidebook including attractions, general information, interesting facts about Dublin and full color city and regional maps. With clear, concise information and easy to follow directions, this guide has all the essential tips for a top Dublin experience.

The Dublin Pass entitles you to the benefit of fast-track entry, allowing you to skip the long queues at some of the busiest tourist attractions! Simply show your Dublin Pass to the attendant and you can bypass the queue, saving you time, adding convenience and making you feel like a VIP.

Save even more money with the Dublin Pass and avail of more fabulous special offers in some of Dublin's finest shops, restaurants, theatres, entertainment venues, tours and much more.

Departure Point: Exchange your voucher at either the Dublin Tourism Center or at the Dublin Tourism Information Center.
Departure Time: Valid from the time of first use, for the consecutive days selected.

Dublin Photography Walking Tour: A Cultural WalkDublin Photography Walking Tour: A Cultural Walk
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Experience the fascinating city of Dublin bursting with architecture, art and culture. Bring your camera and an open mind and be prepared to walk, shoot and click.

Photograph a bustling market street with street vendors and international food shops, stroll along the banks of the river Liffey and shoot the famous H'penny Bridge.

Visit Dublin's cultural quarter, Temple Bar and photograph street performers, musicians and the party atmosphere. St. Stephens Green, where Dubliners and visitors alike can relax away from the hustle of the streets. Your Dublin Photography Walking Tour ends at Custom House Quay at the Famine memorial statues.

Some of the things you will learn from your photographer guide
How to incorporate lighting conditions to create dramatic photos
How to capture the atmosphere of a particular scene
How to compose a photograph to get the maximum effect

Departure Point: Outside the gates of the Garden of Remembrance
Departure Time: 9 am
Return Details: Concludes at the Custom House Quay at the Famine memorial statues

Dublin Traditional Irish House Party including Dinner and ShowDublin Traditional Irish House Party including Dinner and Show
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Welcome to the party! A traditional Irish house party is the perfect introduction to Dublin, with great entertainment and a warm and friendly atmosphere. You'll enjoy good food, local musicians, storytellers and dancing on an evening out that's unlike any other you'll experience in Dublin.

Your house party is hosted in the intimate and comfortable setting of a family-owned Georgian building in the heart of Dublin's literary quarter a fitting setting for this famous Irish tradition.

Far from the fake antiques and atmosphere of Dublin's many large refurbished 'Irish' pubs, you will be welcomed by your Fear an Ti (host) for an evening that promises to both entertain and educate.

No Irish house party is complete without a good meal beforehand and you will be served a delicious three-course Irish dinner. Once you have finished your meal, the music, singing and dancing begins.

he show is suitable for all ages, and families with children are welcome. You can take part in the entertainment as much as you like, or simply sit back in comfortable surroundings and enjoy.

Departure Point: The Lansdowne Hotel

Departure Times
7 pm - Dinner and Show
8:30 pm - Show only

Dublin Traditional Irish Music Pub CrawlDublin Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl
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Discover Dublin's traditional pubs and wonderful Irish music on this 2.5-hour pub crawl through historic Temple Bar.

Led by two talented professional musicians, you'll visit famous pubs and bars, and hear the story of Irish music and its influences on contemporary world music. Irish pubs and traditional Irish music - it's the perfect match.

The Irish pub remains the social focus of Irish culture and is one of Ireland's most popular attractions. While most cities around the world boast of at least one offspring of Celtic drinking culture, the original Irish pub remains a rare commodity. On this entertaining musical pub crawl you'll visit authentic establishments in the heart of Dublin.

Temple Bar is a hive of activity where artists, designers and young entrepreneurs have set up small art galleries, cafes, theaters and colorful shops. The pedestrianized streets allow you to walk freely through the narrow cobbled alleys running close to the banks of the River Liffey.

Dublin Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl includes at least 2 of the following famous Irish bars
Oliver St. John Gogarty's
The Ha'penny Bridge Inn
Isoldes Tower
The Chancery
The Legal Eagle
The Palace Bar

All pubs are located in close proximity to each other. It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes. All pubs in Ireland are non-smoking.

Departure Point: Tour commences at the Oliver St John Gogarty Irish Bar. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.

Departure Time: 7:15 pm

Historic Northside of Dublin Walking TourHistoric Northside of Dublin Walking Tour
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Discover places most Dublin visitors rarely see, from the east end of the historic Temple Bar district, the 17th and 18th century docklands area and now Dublin's Left Bank and cultural quarter.

Walk over the famous Ha'penny Bridge and along the boardwalk to enjoy the River Liffey. Over 1,000 years ago, Norse longboats sailed over capturing the early Christian village of Dublin. They went on to build what was to become one of the most important trading towns in the Viking world.

After a brief stopover in the Italian Quarter where you can view the contemporary wall-mounted depiction based on Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper you will head to an early 18th century church now successfully converted into a striking pub.

Next, you'll pass by the site of the Chapter House of St Mary's Abbey, an underground vestige of the Middle Ages, before taking a shortcut through the Victorian Fruit & Vegetable Market building to the infamous 18th/19th century prison district of Dublin where public hangings were a common occurrence.

The highlight of this tour is the visit to St Michan's Church. First founded by the Vikings around 1030 it remained the only parish church on the north side of the city for 600 years. The crypt of the church contains the mummified bodies which were buried here many centuries ago. The tour finishes at the Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery where you can make an optional visit or jump on the tram back to the city centre

Departure Point: Dublin Tourist Information Centre
Departure Time: 10 am
Return Details: Concludes near Smithfield Luas (tram stop)

Viking and Medieval Dublin Walking TourViking and Medieval Dublin Walking Tour
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Start this enchanting walk from the Tourist Office, once the site of the old Viking parliament. Traipse through narrow laneways until you reach an historic charitable building before visiting the courtyards of the historic Dublin Castle.

Mostly an 18th century complex, you will discover the last remaining medieval tower. Next you'll see the Georgian splendour of City Hall before crossing into the west end of Temple Bar, the site of the very origins of Dublin.

Next you will explore hidden streets and passageways where you'll see interesting period buildings and the modern city rubbing shoulders with the ruins of medieval towers.

Stand by the River Liffey, observe where Norse longboats sailed up over 1,000 years ago to capture the early Christian village of Dublin. It was here they went on to build what was to become one of the most important trading towns in the Viking world.

Follow in George Frederick Handel's footsteps and see the site where his Messiah was first performed under the shadow of the ancient Christ Church Cathedral and find out why Dublin has two cathedrals of the same faith and why the tower of Christ Church Cathedral contains a world record.

Next take the opportunity to visit Dublinia, the Viking & Medieval museum or the magnificent interior of Christ Church Cathedral with its atmospheric crypt containing cathedral treasures and historic artifacts.

Your walking tour will then bring you to a stretch of Viking/Norman city wall still standing in splendid isolation on a street tourists rarely see. Enter the ancient gateway and pass up steps by the St Audoen's Church founded in 1190 and now the city's oldest parish church still in use. Your tour will conclude at St Audoen's, where many cafes and traditional bars await you including the Brazen Head, Ireland's oldest pub. Alternatively take a look around the St Audoen's visitors center

Departure Point: Dublin Tourist Information Centre
Departure Time: 10 am
Return Details: Concludes at St Audoen's Church