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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. Since his brave first steps into the brewery building in 1780, the Jameson brand has been focused on its founder's ambition to create unforgettable experiences. The new look Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Smithfield, Dublin features 3 fully guided experiences. One of the Bow Street location and its facilities, a second one about those who make whiskey, and a third about those who shake whiskey. All are fully immersive and fun! Get an invite to touch, smell, interact and taste Jameson whiskey in the original Bow Street Distillery buildings. Visit the live maturation warehouse and get to taste some Jameson straight from the barrel. Then, enjoy a drink or two at the JJ Bar and raise a glass to life!

Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

2. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Join this pub crawl and have a guaranteed good night out in Dublin that you won't forget. Enjoy a pint of that creamy, malty goodness known as Guinness, bar hop with your guide, and enjoy live music in traditional Irish pubs.  Meet your guide and fellow partygoers at the Norseman pub at Temple Bar to begin this pub crawl. Start the night with a free pint of 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, 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 and 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

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

Experience 2 of Dublin’s top attractions on a fascinating skip-the-line half-day Irish Experience tour in and around the historic city-center. Meet your local Dublin guide at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Bow Street located in the Cultural Quarter of Smithfield for a tasting experience in an exclusive setting. Sample Jameson Whiskey variants for a whiskey comparison that few get to enjoy. Learn what 3 ingredients go into making the world’s most famous Irish whiskey, and get a coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate. After your sampling experience enjoy a free drink among new friends where your guide will share fascinating stories about Ireland's whiskey and history.  Your tour will then continue to the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction where you'll 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 your sipping the perfect pint of dark beer. On this tour you will also see the world’s largest pint glass as it rises up the 7-storey atrium, and learn how Guinness is made and transported around the world before discovering some of the storehouses other floors packed with engaging exhibits.  In summary, this tour offers the perfect Irish experience with skip-the-line access in a addition to being guided by a local English speaking guide who will make sure you have the time of your life!

Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

4. Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

After meeting with your tour guide, you will wander through a picturesque fishing village, stopping off at locations along the route to sample the delights of Howth. Along the way, you will hear tales of Howth's ancient past, including Viking and Norman invasions, the history of the 700-year-old castle, kings landing, gun running of Howth (1914), and many many more, mixed with some funny Irish anecdotes. As you stroll across Howth Harbor, you will see the fishing boats returning from sea with their latest catch, and be able to interact with the local fishermen, who are only too willing to share a story or two. Have all of your senses engaged on your journey, with the best views in Ireland, magical sea smells, sounds of the wide variety of local wildlife, and unrivaled food and drink. A selection of seafood will be made on the day, to ensure it is locally sourced and the freshest in Ireland. Your culinary choices will include Dublin Bay Prawns, gambas, mussels, oysters, crab claws, calamari, and of course, Howth's famous seafood chowder.

Dublin: 2-Hour Whiskey Tasting Tour

5. Dublin: 2-Hour Whiskey Tasting Tour

Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Ireland's legendary whiskies. You will be guided around Dublin's most established whiskey establishments by an expert whiskey guide. The tour will start in The Lincoln's Inn and afterward, you will visit Bowes Lounge, a legendary Irish pub. And last but not least, you will visit the Palace Bar in Temple Bar, the spirit home of Irish Whiskey with a rich history frequented both by Brendan Behan and Flann O'Brien. You will taste premium whiskies in each of the three pubs, handpicked by an expert whiskey guide at each establishment. You will also learn about the history of whiskey and of Ireland.

Dublin: Gaelic Games Experience

6. Dublin: Gaelic Games Experience

Experience a Gaelic Games session at a local Gaelic club called "Na Fianna", located a 10-minute bus journey from the city center. Your modern facility includes a dedicated visitor center, with three public bus routes (numbers 4, 9, and 155) stopping directly across the road. Sessions start with an introduction to what are known locally as "Gaelic Games". This includes the history of the games, their revered place to life in Ireland, and how the games are structured/played. You’ll see video clips and the Irish passion for GAA, and will generally just have the "craic". Following the engaging introduction, you will head out to the astro pitch where you'll partake in gentle team-building activities of Gaelic football, hurling, and handball. You’ll need flat footwear and a willingness to have fun, with casual clothing being preferable. Bring sporting attire as you'll get competitive. There is water, tea/coffee available, and if you wish to use the on-site dressing rooms/showers, please bring your own towels/toiletries. Your trainers for the day will be great; being passionate about their beloved games and really interacting with visitors. Depending on your group, you most likely play some mini-matches, all in good fun.

Dublin: 2-Hour Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting Tour

7. Dublin: 2-Hour Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting Tour

Visit some of Dublin's most established whiskey establishments with an expertly trained whiskey guide. Taste 5 premium Irish whiskies, along with 2 beautiful Irish farmhouse cheeses accompanied by Irish soda bread. Finish off with some luxurious Irish handmade chocolates. Each of the whiskies will be handpicked by your whiskey guide at every establishment, starting at The Dingle Whiskey Bar, one of the city center's newest whiskey venues, built to showcase Irish whiskey at its best. Continue to Bowes Lounge to experience a legendary Irish pub. Last, but not least, go to the Palace Bar in Temple Bar to discover the spiritual home of Irish whiskey and its rich history. Follow in the footsteps of Brendan Behan and Flann O'Brien at a bar that they both used to frequent.

Dublin: Traditional Irish Dance Class and Live Dance Show

8. Dublin: Traditional Irish Dance Class and Live Dance Show

Experience the exhilaration of learning traditional Irish dances with this dance class taught by locals. Watch a live music and dancing show by award-winning performers in an authentic Irish pub.  Meet your host at the pub O'Sheas of Talbot Street. Let your instructor share their passion for dance with you. Participate in a cultural event that is operated by real Irish musicians and dancers. Get a reserved table in a popular pub that is located in a stunning Georgian building. Admire the moves of these well-trained performers. Find out how to replicate these dances as your instructor breaks down each step in an easy-to-follow way. Have the option to complete your cultural experience by purchasing a pint of creamy Guinness. Take to the dance floor and try out your new moves to live Irish songs that will be sure to get you in the mood to dance.

Dublin: Best Pubs Experience

9. Dublin: Best Pubs Experience

Experience Dublin's living history in its legendary pubs, and discover the lifeblood of an evolving city on a pub crawl. While lacking in grand monuments, the city is awash with lively drinking venues on its cobbled and paved streets. Visit 4 different venues to expose yourself to the true pub scene in the city. Discover the authentic soul of this magnificent city with passionate and experienced tour leaders. Benefit from their intimate knowledge of Dublin as you go to some of the best pubs in Ireland. Experience both the traditional and contemporary side to the drinking scene, and the perennial social charm of the city. Meet and make new friends from around the world. Journey from pub to pub for approximately 3 hours, hearing live Irish music along the way. Drink a pint of Irish-brewed beer and feast from some delicious pub grub en route. End by dancing the night away in a top Dublin nightclub!

Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

10. Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

Dublin is where pubs are born. Some do not survive, many leave the Irish shore, but few age as gracefully as the stable pubs that bestow so much character on Dublin. Avoid the tourist traps and fake 'Irish' pubs, and escape with the locals to learn how to savor a pint of Guinness on this pub crawl. Find out how to ensure you always get a great pint and why it's important. Follow in the footsteps of the Irish literary giants like Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien, and Brendan Behan. If Dublin has hidden gems, they're the pubs that don't advertise to tourists. The locals. The authentic Irish pub where the conversation is flowing faster than the beer, where the character of the pub is as fascinating as the characters in it, where literature, society, and history eternally live. The best time to start is 7 PM, assuming you've eaten dinner prior to the tour. Bring a pen — you never know what these aged walls will murmur to your thoughts.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 242 reviews

This was a must do tour! We had a great time! Our guide Frankie was the best! He was organized, personable, and so informative!

Whiskey and cheese plate was delicious and Niall the tour guild was brilliant and knows his whiskey.

Mark was an excellent tour guide and the whiskey was delicious. Overall a great experience!

A very good presentation and excellent tasting to finish.

Met some incredible people! Will definitely do it again.