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Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

1. Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

Go to Dublin’s National Wax Museum Plus to experience a museum unlike any other. Whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, male or female, star struck or star studded, the National Wax Museum is the ultimate entertainment experience. Wander the galleries to try out the exciting interactive attractions, including a salute to the legacy of Dublin’s literary heritage in the Writers Room, and the stages of Irish history in the Time Vaults.   Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, at 22-25 Westmoreland Street, the museum is housed over 3 floors and covers 13,000 square feet in a historic Lafayette landmark building. Designed to deliver the most thrilling interactive experience possible, attractions include an enchanting children's wax world, Ireland's only dedicated tribute to its top scientific inventors, a Father Ted room and all the exceptional lifelike waxwork characters you can imagine.

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Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

2. Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

Discover the “most precious object in the western world,” according to the 1007 Chronicles of Ulster, on a cultural fast-track easy access tour of the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin. Meet your local Dublin guide at the main entrance to Trinity College and marvel at the rich ornamentation and dense symbolism of the 8th century Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the 4 Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Get up close and admire one of the finest examples of medieval illumination. On the second part of this fascinating tour visit the 12th century Dublin Castle built by King John where your professional local English-speaking guide will show you all the exterior highlights including the Castle gardens, affording you one of the best tour experiences in Ireland. An expert local guide will show and explain all of the history and stories connected to Dublin's famous Castle.

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From Dublin: Cahir and Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour

3. From Dublin: Cahir and Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour

Set off on board a luxury, air-conditioned motor-coach and watch Dublin's urban cityscape give way to the rolling, green hills of the Irish countryside. This full-day trip will drive through several areas of interest, including the Galtee Mountains and the Curragh in County Kildare, which is home to Ireland's National Stud Farm. First, arrive at Blarney Castle which is known around the world for its famous Blarney Stone. Kiss the stone and receive the “gift of the gab." Be sure to explore the rest of Blarney Castle as well as its lush grounds and woodland walks. Discover the scenic Rock Close by taking the Wishing Steps.  Depart Cork and arrive at one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Explore the Hall of Vicars, Cormack’s Chapel, the Celtic Cathedral, the Round Tower, and the surrounding grounds filled with ancient high crosses. In addition, admire one of Ireland’s oldest Romanesque wall paintings inside this world-famous historical landmark. Afterwards, be returned to Dublin city center to complete your tour. For your final stop of the day, visit one of Ireland's largest and best-preserved castles, Cahir Castle. The Castle was built in the 13th century, to house the Butler family. Built as a defensive castle it still boasts a lot of the original structure.

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Entrance Ticket

4. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Entrance Ticket

Explore the emigration history of Ireland at the world's first fully digital museum in Dublin, winner of Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019, 2020, and 2021. Learn how 10 million people have left the island over the centuries through the amazing exhibitions at the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Follow the dramatic story of how the people of Ireland have left home to settle around the globe, and how they changed the world along the way. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure and discovery the world has ever known as you explore the 20 state-of-the-art galleries. Located in the CHQ building in the historic docklands, the museum brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way. Experience this digital and interactive award-winning technology and receive a souvenir passport to take home at the end of your visit.

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From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

5. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

Leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day trip that boats spectacular views from start to finish. Visit both Titanic Belfast and the Giant's Causeway and soak up the coastal scenery of Norther Ireland. From Dublin, go first to the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic experience in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, located in the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf. Relive the liner’s tragic voyage, sinking, and eventful discovery on the seabed via exhibits that explain her construction, launch, and history in 9 different galleries. You’ll also be swept away to the Giant’s Causeway. While there, marvel at this jewel of the Antrim coast, the legends of giants, and the unique geological structure composed of thousands of hexagonal stones and symmetrical columns. Enjoy plenty of time at this UNESCO World Heritage Site to walk along the cliffs overlooking the causeway, take stunning pictures, and go for a stroll on the Giant's Causeway itself.

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Dublin: Skip-the-Line Little Museum of Dublin Ticket

6. Dublin: Skip-the-Line Little Museum of Dublin Ticket

Arrive at a historic Georgian townhouse located on St Stephen's Green, situated in the heart of Dublin City. Walk up the front steps, and be greeted by a smile and warm welcome.  Start your visit by exploring a series of self-guided exhibitions. Explore exhibitions which tell the story of famous Irish band U2, the Irish Times Newspaper, and the "Golden Age" of Dublin. Within each room, discover fascinating stories and anecdotes about Ireland's capital city. Then, meet with a guide who will take you through a collection donated by the people of Ireland to tell the story of their capital. After about 29 minutes, you will have a comprehensive understanding of Dublin's long history. As your visit to the Little Museum comes to an end, be sure to chat with your guide. Get specialized recommendations depending on your interests, and discover the best that the city has to offer during your stay.

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Dublin: Treasure Hunt and Little Museum Entrance

7. Dublin: Treasure Hunt and Little Museum Entrance

Enjoy a treasure hunt and entrance to two of Dublin's finest museums in this all-in-one experience. Grab a map of Stephen's Green and compete to find the answers and the treasure. Race around this beautiful Georgian square as fast as you can, or make the journey at a leisurely Victorian pace. Learn about Irish history, have some laughs and stretch your legs in the very center of the capital. Your treasure includes a free ticket to the Little Museum of Dublin and the Museum of Irish Literature. Complete the treasure hunt challenge the fastest time of 2021 and you will free admission to the Little Museum for the rest of your life.

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Dublin: Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

8. Dublin: Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

Discover Ireland’s rich literary heritage from past to present at the Museum of Literature Ireland located in the historic UCD Newman House in the heart of Dublin. Along with your all-day ticket, enjoy a downloadable audio guide to enrich your visit. The Museum of Literature Ireland is a new home for the world's greatest storytellers. Experience immersive exhibitions, view treasures from the National Library of Ireland, and relax amid the birdsong in the tranquil gardens and café. MoLI is a partnership with the University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland. The museum aims to bring visitors of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and abilities on an inspiring journey through Irish writing and to encourage them to explore their own creative potential.

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Dublin: Skip-the-Line St. Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour

9. Dublin: Skip-the-Line St. Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour

Embark on an expertly curated tour that offers unique access to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin's Medieval Quarter. If you're visiting Ireland, grab this opportunity to see the Cathedral's stunning interior and exterior including the Gardens. Join an expert local guide for a comprehensive tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral with skip-the-line access. Discover the largest medieval cathedral in Ireland and visit the Cathedral's gardens where St. Patrick is said to have conducted the first Christian baptisms in the 5th century AD. Wander through the beautifully restored gardens as your guide shares compelling stories of the Cathedral's origin and history. This tour gives you the most comprehensive guided tour of the magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral. Learn about the man known as the "Apostle and Patron Saint of Ireland." Visit several famous points of interest and discover great pubs and restaurants along the way. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the city.

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Dublin: Irish History & Treasures Tour with National Museum

10. Dublin: Irish History & Treasures Tour with National Museum

Learn about some of the most important events in Irish history, and hear stories that explain the most important events that shaped the Ireland of today. This tour will highlight the story of the Irish, from 7,000 B.C. through to the 20th century. You will also visit the National Museum’s main exhibits and Treasury to explore the museum’s top highlights. This 2.5-hour tour does the work for you, with a guide to show you the most important curated highlights. You will view important pieces such as the Ardagh Chalice, The Tara Brooch, The Bog Bodies and many more. This award-winning museum is a true celebration of Ireland, showcasing its people, history, culture and artistic brilliance. The tour also includes a visit to the Viking exhibit, exploring the impact of the Vikings from the 9th to the 12th centuries. Your fully-guided tour will then continue with a walk through history to visit some of Dublin’s other highlights, including the Government Buildings, the Georgian highlights of Merrion Square and Stephens Green (Dublin City’s Central Park). With small groups of only 25 guests or fewer, this tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly guide.

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 410 reviews

Daniel and Fergus were amazing guides. The trip was well organized and we stayed right on schedule. What I greatly appreciated was Daniels story telling about his country and the history. You can tell he is very proud of Ireland and loves sharing all of it with the travelers on his tour bus. The ride was smooth and relaxing thanks to Fergus. We hit all of the stops that are included and we were shown a few bonus areas along the way. We were fortunate to have sunny weather even though it was a bit chilly. The Titanic Museum was extremely interesting and well done. When we come back we will be booking another tour with this company for sure.

I’ve been on a few brewery tours in my life but hands down I enjoyed this one the most. Rascals is a small craft brewery so you can get a granular overview of the beer brewing process to the extent as to actually taste the different malt types. What I would definitely highlight was our guide. Super professional, friendly, good sense of humor, in fact this was the highlight of the tour. If you’re looking for a great experience in any easy going, fun tour and you want to taste some good beer - this is your choice in Dublin

Invoked thinking about what people experienced; only issue I had was the music section, mainly noted the effectiveness of Irish music into American music. It had a great influence in Canada- the eastern provinces ie Newfoundland, New Brunswick etc. This was not stated. This type of music is still touring Canada.

Rudy, our guide and driver did an exceptional job telling us about the history of Ireland. The best part was kissing the Blarney Stone! We thoroughly enjoyed this tour!

High recommended tour, super guide. Thanks Frankie