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Dublin Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dublin: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

1. Dublin: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

Enjoy access to all the top sites attractions and sites including the Guinness Storehouse, Chester Beatty Library, Christchurch Cathedral, and many more with the Dublin All-Inclusive Pass. Explore all there is to do in Dublin at your own pace. With this ticket you can save up to 50%* off top Dublin attractions and activities. Pay nothing at the gate; simply show your QR-coded digital pass on your phone (or print at home and take it with you) and you're in. Your pass includes free entry to over 40 Dublin attractions, including: Top Attractions • Guinness Storehouse (R) • Jameson Distillery Bow St. Tour (R) • Dublin Hop-on Hop-Off Big Bus Tour • EPIC The Irish Immigration Museum • Saint Patrick’s Cathedral • Christ Church Cathedral • Dublinia • Dublin Castle Museums & Heritage • National Wax Museum PLUS • GPO Museum • Little Museum of Dublin • Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) • 14 Henrietta Street • Jeanie Johnston Tallship and Famine Museum • Irish Rock 'n Roll Museum Experience • Malahide Castle • Casino Model Railway Museum • Newbridge House & Farm • Skerries Mills • Airfield Estate • Castletown House and Parklands (R) • Farmleigh House & Estate • Irish National Stud & Garden • National Gallery of Ireland • Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) • National Botanic Gardens • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology • National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History • Chester Beatty • Casino Model Railway Museum Tours & Experiences • Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour (R) • Walking Food Tours - Food on Foot (R) • Walking Food Tours - Drinks on Foot (R) • Lazy Bike Tours - Half Day Hire (R) • Dublin Zoo • The Murder by Temple Bar • Big Bus Dublin Coastal Tour • Rock Shop at the Hard Rock Hotel • Bus Dublin Coastal Tour • Game of Thrones Studio Tour (R) Attractions marked with an (R) require advanced reservations. *Savings based on sample itineraries on the local partner's website.

Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Get on and off the bus as often as you like with a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, and learn about the history and culture of the city with the live commentary in several languages. Hop-on Hop-off TourThe double-decker tour bus takes you around the most interesting attractions in Dublin. Stroll among the students along the cobbled paths and visit the Book of Kells at Trinity College, and stroll in the stunning Phoenix Park. • Tour starts: O'Connell Street/DoDublin HQ • Parnell Square North - Writers Museum • O'Connell Street/Abbey Street - GPO • Nassau Street - National Library of Ireland • Merrion Square West - National Gallery • Merrion Street - Leinster House & Natural History Museum • St. Stephen's Green - Little Museum & Grafton Street • Westland Row - Oscar Wilde's Birthplace • Pearse Street - Science Gallery  • College Green - Trinity College & Irish Whiskey Museum • Dame Street - City Hall & Temple Bar • Cork Hill - Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library • Christ Church Cathedral & Dublinia • St. Patrick's Cathedral & Marshes Library • Newmarket Square - Teeling's Whiskey Distillery • St. James Gate - Guinness Storehouse • James's Street - Roe & Co & Pearse Lyons Distillery • Royal Hospital - Museum of Modern Art & Kilmainham Gaol • Heuston Rail Station • Phoenix Park - Dublin Zoo • Parkgate Street - Ryan's Victorian Bar • Collins Barracks - National Museum of History • Arran Quay - Jameson Distillery Bow Street and St. Michan's Church • The Four Courts • Bachelor's Walk - Dublin Discovered Cruise

Dublin: Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

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

4. 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.

Dublin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5. Dublin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace on a sightseeing bus. See all of the sights of the city with unlimited hop-on hop-off for either 24, 48, or 72 hours. Learn about the history and heritage of Dublin from on-board audio commentary. You’ll get a chance to hop off at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse to discover the origins of one of the world’s most famous beverages. For a touch of sophistication, head over to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, where you’ll experience a staggering collection of artwork. You can remain on the bus for a full loop, enjoying the 360 degree views from the open-top deck of sights such as Phoenix Park and the River Liffey.  Tour Stops: • Irish Whiskey Museum, Trinity College, Book of Kells • Dublin Castle, City Hall • Christchurch Cathedral, Dublinia Viking Visitor Centre • St Patrick’s Cathedral, Marsh's Library • The Dublin Liberties Distillery, Teeling Whiskey Distillery • Guinness Storehouse • Pearse Lyons Distillery • Irish Museum of Modern Art • Heuston Station • Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo • Parkgate Street, Heuston Street • Collins Barracks, National Museum for Decorative Art and History • Smithfield Square, Old Jameson Distillery • Temple Bar, The Irish Rock and Roll Museum • The Writers’ Museum, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Garden of Remembrance • O’Connell Street • The GPO, Abbey Theatre • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum • The Convention Centre Dublin, Samuel Beckett Bridge • U2 Studios, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Dock • Merrion Square, Natural History Museum, The National Gallery of Ireland • National Gallery - Merrion Street Upper • St. Stephen's Green, The Little Museum of Dublin, MoLI • Mansion House and St Ann's Church - Dawson Street

Dublin: Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Live Guide

6. Dublin: Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Live Guide

Discover the magic of Dublin with our hop-on hop-off bus tour! With a 24 or 48 -hour ticket, you can explore the city's top sights, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and St. Stephen’s Green at your own pace. Starting at Upper O'Connell Street, the Red Line has 25 stops packed full of Irish fun. Hop on and off the bus as many times as you wish within your ticket validity, and with buses passing through every 30 minutes, you can rejoin the tour when you're ready. Explore the beauty of Nassau Street and plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square and stroll around the Georgian-style gardens before grabbing a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Don't forget to visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland - The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. And if you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse. But that's not all! Join the optional Yellow Umbrella Walking Tour to delve into the mysteries of Dublin, visit Trinity College, and explore the vibrant city center with our charming and witty guides. For a fun evening out, take our Panoramic Night Tour where our live guide shares the fascinating tales of the city as you cruise along its illuminated streets. Hear the hidden stories and exciting history with a locals' look into Dublin's traditions, architecture, and most memorable characters. Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a trip to the Irish countryside? Our half-day Coastal Tour is perfect! Visit scenic Howth Summit and its fishing village to explore the cliffs on a guided walking tour and stroll through the picturesque Village on your own time. Try a delicious seafood dinner caught fresh from the shores before returning home. Experience Dublin like never before, with the freedom to explore where you want, when you want!

Historical 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Dublin

7. Historical 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Dublin

Get to grips with the turbulent and fascinating history of Dublin in just 2 hours. This tour is led by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin and aims to inform and entertain you all at once. Visit sites and hear stories detailing the complex history of Ireland. Learn about the influence of the American and French revolutions, the Potato Famine, the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. Visit sites such as the Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, the City Hall and the Medieval City. Delve into modern history and explore the effects of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Take a walk around the city and experience modern day Dublin. This award-winning tour scores top marks for educational, entertainment all at once, with its guides possessing that natural Irish flair of combining history with wit to an extraordinary effect.

Dublin: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

8. Dublin: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Choose 3, 4, 5, or 7 top Dublin attractions to explore from a list of 40+ hand-picked activities and tours. Pay nothing at the entrance and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual tickets. Valid for 60 days from first use, the pass gives you plenty of time to discover the city at your own pace. Taste the world-famous Irish drink at the Guinness Storehouse, see the sights on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour, or visit Dublinʼs most ancient building, the 1,000 year-old Christ Church Cathedral. Get your pass instantly delivered by email to print out, or use it directly from your phone. With the Dublin Explorer Pass, you can choose 3, 4, 5, or 7 attractions from the following (the attractions marked with an (R) require advanced reservations): • Guinness Storehouse (R) • Big Bus Dublin Coastal Tour • Big Bus Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum • Jameson Distillery Bow St. Tour (R) • Christ Church Cathedral • Saint Patrick's Cathedral • Dublinia • The Teeling Whiskey Distillery • Dublin Castle • National Wax Museum Plus • GPO Museum • Game of Thornes Studio Tour • The Little Museum of Dublin • Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) • 14 Henrietta Street • Zampas at the Hard Rock Hotel Dublin • Jeanie Johnston Tallship & Famine Museum • Irish Rock n' Roll Museum Experience • Malahide Castle • Newbridge House and Farm • Dublin Zoo • The Murder by Temple Bar • Irish National Stud & Garden • Walking Food Tours - Food on Foot (R) • Walking Food Tours - Drinks on Foot (R) • Lazy Bike Tours Half-day Hire (R) • Roe & Co Distillery (R) • and more! * Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

Dublin: Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour with Live Guide

9. Dublin: Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour with Live Guide

See the lights of Dublin sparkle at night on-board an open-top double-decker bus tour. The panoramic tour which lasts one hour will take you past some of the city's most famous sights and attractions including Dublin Castle, the Christ Church Cathedral and St. Stephen's Green. While travelling along the Night Tour's unique route, hear historical tales of city's top sights and prominent figures including Temple Bar, the Docklands and the oldest pub in Dublin, The Brazen Head with the stories following James Joyce, Oscar Wild or Bono. It’s the perfect way to spend the evening in Dublin whether you're travelling alone, with family or with someone special.

Dublin Highlights: 2.45-Hour Walking Tour in Italian

10. Dublin Highlights: 2.45-Hour Walking Tour in Italian

Learn the history of Dublin and its historic monuments with an Italian-speaking guide. Explore the early days when St. Patrick arrived to evangelize to the pagans, up to life in the city in the present day. Start at Trinity College and learn the legend of Molly Malone before walking to Dublin Castle, where the British controlled Ireland up to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921. Marvel at the impressive facades of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral before going to the popular entertainment district of Temple Bar. Cross the Liffey Bridge – known locally as the Ha'penny Bridge – to discover some of the most significant spots from the history of Ireland on the north side of the river, including the General Post Office, one of the last Georgian buildings built in the capital. Get insider tips, such as where to eat a tasty Irish stew, listen to live music or find the best pubs along the way. End at the Spire of Dublin monument on O'Connell Street.

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It was such an amazing, indispensable experience for a person who loves music. Sean not only has enlightened me about Irish folk music but also gave me lots of information about the history of the folk music that he sang. We stopped at various sightseeings in Dublin like, St. Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christ church cathedral, National Museum of Ireland and many more and of course the awesome trip was accompanied by beautiful traditional folk songs, which were real treats for ears. I was generously provided with many many interesting and fun stories related to leprechauns, fairies and writers and had lots of insights, even learned some useful Irish phrases 😀 Thank you so much, I really appreciate for creating a beautiful musical memory for me 🍀 All the best 🍀

Richard was personable and passionate. He explained the history behind our sites in a clear and engaging manner. It was well worth the money!

Great tour through the history of Irland. Daragh showed his profound knowledge and made the tour very enjoyable.

The tour was incredible . Our tour Guide explained really well all Irish history and very detailed information.

Helena was extremely knowledgeable and her personal anecdotes really added a sweet touch to the tour!