Water activity

Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider:Dublin Discovered
Water activity

Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider:Dublin Discovered

From US$ 19.31 per person

See Dublin from the River Liffey on a 45-minute boat cruise, and admire the city’s monuments from the water. Learn the history of Dublin, from the arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Get a unique perspective of Dublin from the River Liffey
  • Learn the history of Dublin and its river, from the Vikings to modern day redevelopments
  • Climb aboard an all-weather river boat and sail past monuments such as Dublin Docklands
  • See city landmarks and historic neighborhoods, such as Temple Bar, from the water
Full description
Climb aboard an all-weather 48-passenger river boat for a 45-minute cruise along the River Liffey in Dublin and see the city from the water. Get insight into the history of Dublin City and the River Liffey in particular, from the arrival of the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, through the swift development of Dublin during the 18th and 19th centuries, to the subsequent decline and more recent redevelopment of Dublin Docklands. Hear about the iconic Ha'penny Bridge and Gandon's masterpiece Custom House. Follow the story of Dublin’s Royal and Grand Canals, and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649. Discover how Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800, and how much of present day Dublin now sits on reclaimed land, including Trinity College and the Spire in O'Connell Street.
  • River cruise

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Meeting point

The boarding pontoon is situated at the Sean O'Casey Footbridge, on the north side of the river, opposite the CHQ building.

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  • Please note that all bookings are subject to availability and tidal conditions on any given day
  • If there is a problem with your selected time and date, you will be contacted to arrange an alternative sailing
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based on 1075 reviews

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My activity was filled with history and laughter . Ryan the tour guide was amazing and I was amazed at the way he explained the famine facts. My son wants to repeat the trip and asked me if we can go everyday for a boat trip . I love ittttt ..... it was a amazing day .

May 23, 2023

This was a fun and interesting tour. We were looking for a "light tour" for our first full day in Dublin, and this was perfect. Our only disappointment was that it was low tide when we went, so I think we got a slightly shorter tour. But it was interesting to see Dublin from the river.

May 21, 2023

Amazing tour, amazing driver… Paul. I never had such a friendly, organized, and with so much sense of humor! We learned a lot, we were driven safely, we discovered beautiful places of your gorgeous country. THANK YOU Paul and congratulations to hire people so passionated and typical from your great History. I recommend it 110%. Annabelle & Fabrice - Belgium

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May 2, 2023

Product ID: 29053