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Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery Tour with Tastings

1. Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery Tour with Tastings

Learn the story of John Jameson and his adventures in whiskey making on a guided tour of the Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Learn about the history or the brewery building and the development of one of the most popular whiskeys worldwide. Explore the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Smithfield, Dublin. Enjoy 3 different experiences, one at the Bow Street location and its facilities, a second one about those who make whiskey, and a third about those who shake whiskey.  Touch, smell, and taste Jameson whiskey in the original Bow Street Distillery buildings. Visit the live maturation warehouse and learn about the various steps that go into creating the whiskey. You will also get to taste some Jameson straight from the barrel. Afterward, you can enjoy a signature Jameson cocktail at the JJ Bar. You may also choose to purchase a personalized bottle of whiskey as a memento of your experience.

Dublin: Fast-Track Book of Kells Ticket & Dublin Castle Tour

2. Dublin: Fast-Track Book of Kells Ticket & 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. This is 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. From Autumn/Fall 2023, the Library at Trinity College will be closed for renovations. The 9th-century Book of Kells will still be on display.

Irish Whiskey Museum: Guided Tour and Whiskey Tasting

3. Irish Whiskey Museum: Guided Tour and Whiskey Tasting

Embark on a journey through time in a historic setting, as the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey is revealed. Learn about its rise to glory, its dramatic fall and of course, its current revival. Experience a story never told before in such a unique setting, during an hour-long interactive experience. Daily guided tours unveil the humble beginnings of Irish whiskey, when a foul tasting liquid was used to ease the woes of a troubled and poor nation. Known originally in Gaelic as uisca beatha, over time it was translated to whiskee, and then to whiskey, as it is known today. Enjoy listening to entertaining storytellers as they take you through the magical tale. At the end of the tour there’s a generous whiskey tasting led by experienced master whiskey tasters, giving you the opportunity to sample a range of excellent Irish whiskeys and learn the subtle differences between them, discovering the unique flavors locked inside.

Irish Whiskey Museum: Whiskey Blending Experience

4. Irish Whiskey Museum: Whiskey Blending Experience

Enter the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin for a fully guided tour and interactive tasting experience. Learn the origins of Irish whiskey and its rise to glory and dramatic fall before the current revival of the industry. Listen to wonderful stories told by entertaining guides as they take you back through the ages of Irish whiskey. See a unique collection of Irish whiskey memorabilia that dates back to the 1800s, mixed with a modern twist. This is one memory you are sure to savor. After your 45-minute tour, relax over 4 types of Irish whiskey in the modern tasting bar. Listen to a master blender's explanations about everything you need to know about producing and tasting whiskey.  Put your knowledge into practice and become a master blender yourself! Spend time crafting and sampling your own unique blend of Irish whiskey, and take home a personalized miniature bottle as a keepsake.

Dublin: Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting

5. Dublin: Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting

The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery that opened in Dublin in over 125 years and has brought the craft of distilling back into the heart of the city. Located in the historic Liberties area of Dublin, an area long associated with brewing and distilling, the new distillery is a 3-copper pot still operation reviving the traditional style of Dublin whiskey distillation. Experience the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of a fully operational distillery on a fully-guided tour followed by a tasting of the award-winning Teeling range. Teeling Whiskey Distillery is open 7 days a week and also boasts the Bang Bang bar where you can enjoy rare whiskeys and handcrafted cocktails, shop for Teeling Whiskey and mementos of your trip. The Phoenix Café offers local artisan tea and coffee and a range of locally produced sweet and savory treats and snacks.

Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

6. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Join this pub crawl and have a guaranteed great night out in Dublin. Enjoy a taste of creamy, malty goodness with a free welcome Guinness, bar hop with your guide and fellow crawlers, and enjoy live music in fantastic local Dublin pubs before hitting the club dancefloor.  Meet your guide and fellow partygoers at the Norseman pub in Temple Bar to begin this pub crawl. Start the night with a free welcome Guinness to down before you set off to have the best night of your life. Don't worry, what happens in Dublin stays in Dublin.  Experience a night full of the craic (an Irish word slang for fun and enjoyment). Party like the locals, stagger to 5 lively venues, and get free shots and drink discounts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and free entrance to all venues with your newfound drinking buddies. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Dublin's nightlife. Drink, dance, and be merry as you hit the much-loved Whelan's. Then, finish your night on a high at the famous nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, where you will enjoy VIP entry where you can party until the wee hours. Discover some of the city's best pubs and clubs with in-the-know locals, and get exclusive savings on this pub crawl. If you enjoy drinking, dancing, and meeting easy-going people then this pub crawl is right up your street.

Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

7. Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

Experience 2 of Dublin’s essentials on this tour in and around the historic city center. Sample both whiskey and beer as you visit these two fascinating factories with your guide. Meet your local Dublin guide at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery for a tasting experience in an exclusive setting. Sample Jameson Whiskey variants and learn which 3 ingredients go into making the world’s most famous Irish whiskey. Get a coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate and enjoy a free drink among new friends. Let your guide share fascinating stories about Ireland's whiskey and history.  Continue your tour with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Skip the long lines to enjoy a tasting and a free pint of Guinness. Enjoy a tutorial about the famous beer from your guide while sipping the perfect pint of dark beer. Marvel at the world’s largest pint glass as it rises up the 7-storey atrium. Learn how Guinness is made and transported around the world before discovering some of the storehouse's other floors packed with engaging exhibits.

Dublin: Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

8. Dublin: Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Dublin is a small city with a huge history. You’ll explore over 1,000 years of history on a walking tour of the city centre, venturing from Dublins Viking origins, through medieval streets, on to Georgian boulevards and Victorian slums. We’ll take you through the ages of Dublin, exploring the stories that have peppered its colourful and at times turbulent history. Writers and rebels, rock stars and rogues, we’ll bring you face to face with some of the city’s most beloved and notorious characters. The rise, fall and rise again of Dublin is an incredible story that we take great pride in sharing with you. Walking tour of Dublin City centre; from the must sees to some of its hidden corners, with a fully accredited, professional tour guide. Get to the heart of Dublin, visiting some of the city’s most famous spots, hearing the stories that made them what they are, while also letting us show you some of our favourite secrets that Irelands capital has to offer. If you’re looking to discover Dublin and want to get to the essence of the city, discover its oddities and learn about its character, while also getting a chance to pick up some great tips on where to eat, drink, see live music, pick up some souvenirs etc. this is the tour for you. We love Dublin, and we love showing you Dublin. Some of the places you’ll visit - - Temple Bar- Dublin Castle- Christchurch Cathedral- Viking Dublin- Medieval Dublin- Smock Alley Theatre- River Liffey- Ha’Penny Bridge- O’Connell Bridge- The GPO- Trinity College

Dublin: Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery Experience

9. Dublin: Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery Experience

Enjoy a tour of the Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery and taste some whiskey and gin samples with a guide. Learn the distilling process and the Irish tradition of storytelling during the tour. Take an immersive journey and explore the art of Irish Whiskey distillation and the unique culture of The Liberties, Dublin. You will learn how The Pearse Lyons Distillery produces some of Ireland's finest small-batch Irish whiskeys. Enjoy a sensory experience of the distilling process before enjoying award-winning whiskey samples like Pearse Original, Distiller's Choice, Founder's Choice, a 12-year-old single malt, and a Ha'Penny 4-cask whiskey.

Dublin: North Quay Guided Ghost Walk

10. Dublin: North Quay Guided Ghost Walk

With its vast and turbulent history, it is not surprising that Dublin is one of the most haunted cities in the world. Beware! Those of a nervous disposition may be left feeling just a little bit spooked! You will discover the site of Saint Mary’s Abbey; one of the most powerful Irish monastic settlements in medieval times, and now just a small ruin down an alleyway, passed by thousands of oblivious commuters every day. If you are feeling brave enough, we will take a walk down Hendrick Street, once the site of two of the most haunted houses in Dublin. Between number 7 and 8 Hendrick Street lived no fewer than 6 different ghosts. You might want to steel your nerves before venturing with us to Croppie’s Acre. This long-abandoned site was used as a football pitch in the 20th century, but underneath is a mass grave – the final resting place of hundreds of rebels executed in the 1798 rebellion. You will also hear tell of the mummies of Saint Michan’s Church, surely the most macabre tourist attraction in Ireland, and a major inspiration to the young Bram Stoker, native of Clontarf and author of Dracula. Whether you’re a native Dubliner or a visitor from far a field, come with us and discover what lies beneath.

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I took my two Sons (23,25) to Dublin on the Guinness and Jamesons tour experience. We rarely spend any quality time together due to work commitments and living apart in different counties. The communication and direction prior to the event were excellent from the start. Once we met the Guide ( Brian ) it was a fantastic experience with memories we will treasure. Well worth pre booking and excellent value throughout.

This was truly one of the highlights of our trip. Ketty was a phenomenal guide and so pleasant overall. We met other interesting travelers and learned a lot about Irish history and culture along the way. Ketty may have ruined us for future food tours.

Jamieson was preferred over Guinness but the tour guide and ability to skip the line made this tour well worth it.

Sylvie was amazing, best walking tour we’ve ever been on, made our trip to Dublin!

Great tour. Mark was an enthusiastic guide. Really enjoyed the cocktail portion.