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From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Dunguaire Castle & Galway Tour

1. From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Dunguaire Castle & Galway Tour

Explore some of the highlights of the west of Ireland on a guided day tour from Dublin. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, Dunguaire Castle, and the vibrant city of Galway. Start by meeting early in the morning in central Dublin. Stop for a break at The Galway Plaza for half an hour, enough time to stretch your legs, clear your heads, and have a coffee or a small breakfast to continue. Arrive at the first destination of the day, the Cliffs of Moher. Just the way to get to the Cliffs of Moher is fascinating, because this road, along the coast of the island, crosses The Burren National Park, with a lunar landscape that is fascinating. This is one of the main attractions and one of the essential visits in Ireland. Walk for 210 meters above the coast. Admire the strength of the sea that marks the character of the island and its inhabitants so much. Take some free time to explore the area. From the Cliffs of Moher, head next to Galway. This is one of the most popular cities in Ireland, known for its vibrant atmosphere and music scene. Stroll down Shop Street and see some of the musicians, and browse some of the bars and shops, before heading back to Dublin.

From Dublin: Glendalough Valley Guided Hiking Tour

2. From Dublin: Glendalough Valley Guided Hiking Tour

This tour lets you visit and explore Glendalough, County Wicklow without any of the stress of arranging your own transport. Our guide will meet you at our meeting point, Red Cow Luas stop which is located on the outskirts of Dublin City along the Luas line. From here you will be taken by bus through the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough. Once you arrive at Glendalough your hike will begin. You will hike through old Irish woodland and along once of Ireland's most famous trails, the Spinc. Along the way our professional and knowledgeable guides will make the area come alive with stories from the past and interesting facts about the natural heritage of this magical place. Distance: 12km Difficulty: Medium Hiking Experience is needed!

Kildare: Heritage Bookbinding Workshop

3. Kildare: Heritage Bookbinding Workshop

By Endurance We Conquer is the Shackleton family motto, and we’ll take it as our inspiration for a day of creativity which will see us make our own books, just as Shackleton did in Antarctica. You’ll learn more about Ernest and other Shackleton creatives, including his aunt Mary, in this fun, hands-on workshop, where you’ll also get to try a little screen printing, you’ll create journals in which to store your most meaningful thoughts! I’ll teach you the Coptic Stitch technique of bookbinding and guide you as you bind your own fabric-clothed journal. You can screen print the Shackleton motto “By Endurance we conquer” in English and Latin (“Fortitudine Vincimus”) on the front cover, or you can choose your own topic and motto if you’d prefer! Coptic stitch is particularly great for sketchbooks as the pages open completely flat so you can draw or write across both pages. And with a choice of inks, covers and writing paper, you can create a book that’s just right for you. You will also have the chance to bind a small single-signature, softcover notebook, using a choice of naturally dyed botanical covers – feel free to bring your own artwork along to the book-binding workshop if you’d prefer. There is something very special about binding your own sketchbook, notebook, or diary. If you keep a diary or like to write or sketch, this is a perfect way to store your most adventurous thoughts in a truly personal way!

Dublin: Magic Christmas, Myths & Legends Private Guided Tour

4. Dublin: Magic Christmas, Myths & Legends Private Guided Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit by taking a walking tour through the beautiful city of Dublin. You will visit St. Michan's Church, Dublin Castle, the Temple Bar, City Hall, and more with a guide. Wander through the streets draped in Christmas lights, and feel spellbound by the magical atmosphere during the festive time. You will see the oldest bookshop in Europe and the Victorian market, which opened in 1881. Stop by the pubs and markets and take a sip of mulled wine and spirits. Afterward, you will inhale the odor of the pine leaves of the main Dublin Christmas tree and learn about Christmas traditions, based on Irish mythology. Experience the stunning and realistic nativity scene of Dublin. Fill your heart with joy and experience the magic of the city during the festive season. 

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The experience has been wonderful, the guide Ana, a true discovery, a professional telling the entire history of Ireland with her touch of humor and nice. Super fun, 100% recommended. And the perfect driver Erik, a very quiet trip and DES-PA-CI-TO as he likes. We have had a great day, even with a proposal for a hand and everything on the bus. #AnaTheBestGuide

Excellent in every way. Lovely guide, friendly and knew the area, showed us every christmas relatef thing there was to see higly reccommended .