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Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

1. Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

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.

Dublin: Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

2. 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 Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour in Italian

3. Dublin Highlights: 3-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.

Dublin Pubs & History: Beer & Whiskey Tasting Walking Tour

4. Dublin Pubs & History: Beer & Whiskey Tasting Walking Tour

Your first stop is a true legend, a historic pub with over 300 years of captivating stories. Step inside and prepare to indulge in one of Ireland's most beloved pub snacks—a mouthwatering Irish ham and cheese toastie. This may sound ordinary but rumor has it - it is THEE best in Dublin. And to truly embrace the Dublin spirit, raise a pint of the world-famous Guinness, the drink of choice in this iconic watering hole. Stroll through the vibrant Temple Bar neighborhood, passing by landmarks like the Rory Gallagher Tribute and the famous Ha'Penny Bridge. Dublin isn't all just historical bars though - take a detour into an exciting new concept in combining baristas and whiskey lovers to try an award-winning version of the much-loved Irish Coffee. Visit one of Dublin's most charming venues—a captivating space adorned with stunning stained glass windows and a majestic mahogany bar. Quench your thirst with a delightful Pale Ale, hailing from the picturesque Wicklow Mountains of southern Dublin. It's a true celebration of Ireland's rich brewing traditions, offering a unique connection to the local scene and the essence of Dublin's pub culture. Your adventure takes you past the historic Trinity College, as you discover a cozy whiskey bar nestled away from the bustling streets. Guided by a passionate whiskey expert, you'll embark on a journey of sensory delight, learning the art of appreciating Ireland's favorite tipple: whiskey. Immerse yourself in the captivating flavors and aromas as you sample two carefully selected varieties, providing you with a captivating introduction to the world of this exceptional spirit.

Dublin: Private City Highlights Tour by Car, Van, or Bus

5. Dublin: Private City Highlights Tour by Car, Van, or Bus

Discover Dublin from the comfort of a car, van, or bus on a private tour just for you and your group. See the capital city's main highlights, including Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the famous O'Connell Street, and more without the crowds. Begin your tour along the famous O’Connell Street known for its many shops, before arriving at Trinity College where your guide will tell you the story of Molly Malone. Next, head over to St. Patrick’s Cathedral built in 1191 and famous for its impressive facades. Carry on to see Dublin Castle dating back to the 13th century and controlled by the British until the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921. Then, see the famous live music area called Temple Pub. Carry on to the Liffey Bridge to learn about the most important places in the history of Ireland. Continue to Christ Church Cathedral – one of the most important churches in Dublin. Finish your tour by seeing Phoenix Park, known for being the largest park in Europe and for having many deer.

Dublin: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour & EPIC Museum Ticket

6. Dublin: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour & EPIC Museum Ticket

Experience Dublin like never before with a 24-hour pass aboard an open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop on to relax and see it all with entertaining live guides and digital commentary. Hop off to explore the landmarks and attractions that interest you most. Ride along the city center to St. Stephen's Green up to Phoenix Park, known to be Europe's largest city park, ranging for more than 1700 acres. Raise a glass at the Guinness Storehouse, discover The Book of Kells at Trinity College Library, and meet the residents at Dublin Zoo. Take time to visit Europe’s leading tourist attraction three years in a row at the World Travel Awards. Learn the stories of over 300 Irish emigrants and their outstanding migration in the 1800s. EPIC isn’t just a museum, it’s a unique and unmissable journey through the legacy of the Irish, centuries in the making.

Dublin: 3-Hour Irish Revolution Walking Tour 1913-1923

7. Dublin: 3-Hour Irish Revolution Walking Tour 1913-1923

Join this walking tour to chart the revolutionary period of 1913-1923, a decade of division, and war, that created the independent Irish state and partitioned the island of Ireland.  The tour begins in the heart of Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592 A.D. by Queen Elizabeth I. Discover how in 1913, Ireland was a constituent part of the UK and by 1923, an independent Irish Free State had emerged from the shadow of Civil War.  Continue to outside Liberty Hall, where the rebellion of 1916 began at 12 noon on 24th April, as the involvement of the labor movement under James Connolly is explained by your guide.  After a brief stop at the Abbey Theatre to discuss the cultural context of the Gaelic Revival and W.B. Yeats, arrive in front of the General Post Office, the headquarters of the Easter Rising, a pivotal moment for Irish independence.  Travel across the city, making stops at Ha’Penny Bridge and Eagle Tavern, before arriving at Dublin City Hall. In the grounds of Dublin Castle, learn how Michael Collins waged a campaign against the Special Branch of the Royal Irish Constabulary and British Military Intelligence.  Your last stop is the Four Courts by the River Liffey. Here your guide will tell you about the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. The republican movement that had been so successful split over the issue of the Treaty and two sides came to blows which started an 11-month civil war.

Skip the Line Guinness Storehouse & Book of Kells Icon Tour

8. Skip the Line Guinness Storehouse & Book of Kells Icon Tour

On this fully guided Celtic icon walking tour of Dublin city’s two must-see top highlights including The Guinness Storehouse and the 9th century Book of Kells. This tour not only traces the history of the 9th-century Book of Kells but also offers a fascinating Skip the Line tour to Ireland’s top attraction, The Guinness Storehouse where tour guests will enjoy the best pint ever at the world-famous Gravity Bar for unbelievable views of Dublin city and beyond. Packed full of incredible insights including visits to Dublin's Trinity College established in 1592 and to the legendary Molly Malone statue celebrating the legendary figure who was commemorated in the song 'Cockles and Mussels', and now one of the most familiar symbols of the capital. This interactive 4-hour tour is the essential guide to Irish culture Dublin city icons and Ireland's fascinating history and love for Guinness stout.

Dublin: Dublin City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

9. 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

3 ore Tour Completo di Dublino

10. 3 ore Tour Completo di Dublino

In questo tour completo di Dublino conoscerete il meglio della capitale irlandese: il Trinity College, Temple Bar, Dublinia e molto altro ancora vi aspettano! Ci incontreremo all'ora indicata in Suffolk Street, più precisamente accanto alla statua di Molly Malone, dove daremo inizio al nostro interessantissimo tour completo di Dublino. Siete pronti a conoscere tutti i segreti della capitale irlandese? Allora partiamo! Come prima cosa, vi parleremo della statua della donna più famosa d'Irlanda, la cui storia è fortemente legata alla carestia e alla conseguente emigrazione della popolazione irlandese a metà del 1800. Una vera e propria icona di Dublino! Successivamente, vedremo il Trinity College, l'università più antica d'Irlanda o forse no, scoprirete che in irlanda molte cose sono border line tra a verità e la leggenda. Sapete che al suo interno, è custodito il Book of Kells, uno dei più famosi manoscritti miniati del mondo? Ci dirigeremo quindi al Castello di Dublino e al Victoria Garden, dove continueremo a scoprire la storia della città. In seguito, ci addentreremo nella parte vichinga della capitale, Dublinia, visitando Christ Church, la prima cattedrale di Dublino. Qui, vi parleremo dell'influenza vichinga sulla cultura, la storia e le tradizioni irlandesi. Ci avvieremo dunque verso il tempio più famoso d'Irlanda, la Cattedrale di Saint Patrick, uno dei pochi esempi di architettura medievale presenti nella capitale. Conoscete la leggenda del santo patrono dell'Isola di Smeraldo? Non temete, perché vi sveleremo tutti i dettagli! A continuazione, raggiungeremo Temple Bar, la zona della movida dublinese per eccellenza. Cammineremo tra le sue stradine colme di pub e locali pittoreschi e parleremo della sua evoluzione negli anni. Nell'ultima parte del tour, cammineremo lungo The Liberties, una delle zone più antiche di Dublino, dove Arthur Guinness aprì la sua attività nel 1759. Vi spiegheremo la storia della famiglia e in che modo è così fortemente legata alla storia di Dublino e dell'Irlanda. Passeggeremo poi in Meath street, la strada dei macellai e dei droghieri, visiteremo il caratteristico Liberty Market e Francis street, la via dei negozi di antiquariato di Dublino. Infine, concluderemo il tour presso Christ Church. Alla prossima!

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based on 139 reviews

Very enjoyable sightseeing experience. Learnt a lot about Dublins history in an entertaining manner in the company of a Guide and Captain. Definitely recommend this trip lasting 45minutes.

Excellent experience, the activity is carried out by two skilled sailors and guides at the same time ... very nice.

knowledgeable and entertaining guide! Loved this tour, learnt a lot about Irish history. Highly recommend!

I learned lot about Dublin's buildings, bridges and history and we laughed a lot!

It's a really good short activity that will give you a lot of Dublins' history