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Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

1. Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and 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. An expert local guide will show and explain all of the history and stories connected to Dublin's famous Castle.

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, stroll in the stunning Phoenix Park, and gain discounted entry to the Guinness Storehouse, the National Museums and the Teelings Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket Square. • 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

Irish Whiskey Museum: Whiskey Blending Experience

3. 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.

Irish Whiskey Museum: Guided Tour and Whiskey Tasting

4. 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.

Dublin: Dublin City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

5. Dublin: Dublin City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

Stop At: Claddagh Records, 2 Cecilia Street, Dublin Ireland Iconic place for the music lovers. Claddagh Records is an important stop, the U2 band use to meet here and recorded few songs. Now it is a Music shop. Claddagh is a ring created in Galway Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: Wall of Fame, 20 Temple Lane South Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2 Ireland Celebrating the Irish bands and singers The Wall Of Fame Dublin is the tribute to acts such as U2, Phil Lynott, Rory Gallagher, Sinead O'Connor, Shane MacGowan, Bob Geldof, The Undertones and Luke Kelly. Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Ireland Walking through the beauty of this iconic area in Dublin We will talk about how it became so famous, why so many tourists visit this area in Dublin, where to go for something to eat and the best places to join a live traditional Irish music session. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Ha'penny Bridge, 14 Bachelors Walk Wellington Quay, Dublin Ireland History details and iconic bridge Built in 1816, beautiful at night and suring the day. Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: Trinity College Dublin, Grafton St. College Green, Dublin 2 Ireland Trinity College The University built in Ireland by Elizabeth I The Book of Kells The Brian Boru Harp History and culture together. Duration: 25 minutes Stop At: Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin Ireland Molly Malone's life and folklore Iconic statue in a fabolous Dublin corner The most well known woman in Dublin Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Grafton Street, Dublin Ireland Strolling, Shopping, Street artists High street with fabolous shops Nice food in nice places Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Stephens Green, Dublin 2 Dublin Ireland Walk through St.Stephen's Green Park Lovely city park, people call it the small Central Park Animals, lovely flowers and a lot of people Duration: 25 minutes Stop At: Monument to Oscar Wilde, Corner of Merrion Square Park, Dublin Ireland Oscar Wilde Memorial Bronze statues Oscar wilde house This lovely park in Merrion Square Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland Daniel O'Connell statue on O'Connell street Liffey river with his most important bridge IFSC, International Financial Service Centre Nice sunset Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: The Spire, O'Connell Street, Dublin Ireland The Spire Nelson's Pillar was a large granite column capped by a statue of Horatio Nelson Very busy street in Dublin Meeting point for the new generations Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: GPO Museum, O'Connell Street, Dublin D01 F5P2 Ireland We will tqlk about the Easter rising Easter Rising 1916-General Post office Modern history of Ireland Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: James Joyce Statue, North Earl Street just off O'Connell Street, Dublin Ireland History of one of the most famous writer in the 20th century James Joyce statue North side of Dublin End of the tour Duration: 10 minutes

Dublin: Silent Disco Walking Tour

6. Dublin: Silent Disco Walking Tour

Your tour kicks off at the meeting point in the city center of Dublin. After being kitted out in high-tech headsets, you will be ready to go. Your tour will begin with a quick introduction, as you are taken through downtown Dublin from Grafton Street to Temple Bar, Dublin Castle and then back again to the meeting point. Throughout your tour you will be listening to a great collection of fantastic tunes from the 80s, 90s. and today. The tour is fully guided, and throughout your experience you will be accompanied by an energetic host who will provide you with all the dance moves you need to strut your funky stuff. All the tours start and end in the friendly "host bar", where you can get either liquid courage or post-tour celebrations depending on your desires. If you’re looking for something amazingly fun and just that little bit unusual, you’ve come to the right place!

Dublin: Guided Walking Tour with City Map and Discounts

7. Dublin: Guided Walking Tour with City Map and Discounts

Discover Dublin and learn about the cultural and historical sides of this lively and interesting city on a guided walking tour. Start from St. Andrew's Church and continue past the beautiful Bank of Ireland (the former parliament building) to the grounds of Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland. Stop at Dawson Street for a look at Leinster House, the seat of the parliament. Then continue over the lively shopping area on Grafton Street to the Powerscourt Townhouse, built in the 18th century and now used as a shopping center with lovely boutiques. Head through the George's Street Arcade marketplace and into medieval Dublin and the elegant, classic city hall. In Dublin Castle, learn more about the legacy of British colonial rule and see the place that gave Dublin its name. Discover the Christ Church Cathedral and Viking Dublin, then visit where Handel's Messiah premiered. Conclude the tour at the lively Temple Bar Quarter, known for its theater, cultural institutions, restaurants and pubs.

Jewish History of Dublin: 3-Hour Walking Tour

8. Jewish History of Dublin: 3-Hour Walking Tour

The tour starts at Dublin's former main synagogue at 37 Adelaide Road, the heart of Jewish Dublin "Little Jerusalem". Have a quick coffee in the Kosher bakery before you visit points of interest. Discover the home of Ettie Steinberg, the only Irish victim of the Holocaust, the old Jewish Tailor's Union, Oakfield Place, and the location of a vicious string of murders in 1923. Your tour will finish at the Irish-Jewish Museum, as you explore the oldest synagogue left intact in Ireland and a wealth of stories about Ireland's old community and hear about a new thriving one.

Dublin: Downtown Doughnut Guided Walking Tour With Tastings

9. Dublin: Downtown Doughnut Guided Walking Tour With Tastings

Our tour begins near St. Stephen’s Green at The Rolling Donut, one of Dublin’s original doughnut shops. The Rolling Donut has an amazing selection of doughnuts to sample and you can see many of them in the photo above. While we’re there, we’ll try some of their signature flavors and talk a bit about the history of Dublin and the surrounding neighborhood. From there, we’ll walk up Grafton street on our way to visit Molly Malone and learn a bit about how she fits into the history of Dublin. At our second stop, we’ll try some traditional Irish churros . Believe me, churros might not be traditional to Dublin, but these churros are delicious nonetheless. Walking through Temple Bar, we’ll make our way to our third stop, which is one of the best doughnut shops you’ll ever visit in Dublin or elsewhere. Make sure to pace yourself at this point, because we have one last stop to see. After crossing the River Liffey and taking in the beautiful sites along the river, we’ll make our last stop at the Hot Donut. We hope you can join us on our doughnut adventure. We look forward to hosting you soon!

Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

10. Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

Following Irish Independence, a few men sat down and thought about what they would do with Dublin. Following much intense discussion and with the preservation of the British and Irish cultures in mind, it was born into the city it is today. Since then, Dublin has become a symbol of reconciling Ireland's British past with its Irish future. The British Trinity College (with its Protestant legacy) has produced Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, and Dublin's pubs have produced writers from the Irish tradition, such as Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. This tour is, therefore, a tribute to Dublin's dual personality, and the pub door will be the boundary between the two worlds. Get comfortable in a few warm pubs throughout the tour where you will discuss important aspects of history, including Irish origins, the Irish language, and the Celtic Tiger. With this in mind, you will pop into a great pub every 20-40 minutes. Besides the history lessons, you'll learn about beer and the Irish pub, and will also partake in/witness an activity that the Irish are renowned for, conversation.

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What people are saying about Grafton Street

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The tour was really great! You got a lot of information and impressions of Dublin and you saw secret corners that you would never have discovered yourself. Antonio's culinary tips were also great! :)

It was easy to get on and get off. A great way to see highlights of Dublin. Also each driver was personable and had a great sense of humor!

Great value! Live commentary from the driver was a cool change from other Hop On Hop Off tours we’ve taken.

Very cool and informative. Great tour guide with lots of tips and knowledge.

Easy to access and an easy way to see lots of the ‘sights’