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Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

1. Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

Go to Dublin’s National Wax Museum Plus to experience a museum unlike any other. Whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, male or female, star struck or star studded, the National Wax Museum is the ultimate entertainment experience. Wander the galleries to try out the exciting interactive attractions, including a salute to the legacy of Dublin’s literary heritage in the Writers Room, and the stages of Irish history in the Time Vaults.   Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, at 22-25 Westmoreland Street, the museum is housed over 3 floors and covers 13,000 square feet in a historic Lafayette landmark building. Designed to deliver the most thrilling interactive experience possible, attractions include an enchanting children's wax world, Ireland's only dedicated tribute to its top scientific inventors, a Father Ted room and all the exceptional lifelike waxwork characters you can imagine.

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Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

2. 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, 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.

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Entrance Ticket

3. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Entrance Ticket

Explore the emigration history of Ireland at the world's first fully digital museum in Dublin, winner of Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019, 2020, and 2021. Learn how 10 million people have left the island over the centuries through the amazing exhibitions at the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Follow the dramatic story of how the people of Ireland have left home to settle around the globe, and how they changed the world along the way. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure and discovery the world has ever known as you explore the 20 state-of-the-art galleries. Located in the CHQ building in the historic docklands, the museum brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way. Experience this digital and interactive award-winning technology and receive a souvenir passport to take home at the end of your visit.

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From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

4. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

Leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day trip that boats spectacular views from start to finish. Visit both Titanic Belfast and the Giant's Causeway and soak up the coastal scenery of Norther Ireland. From Dublin, go first to the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic experience in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, located in the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf. Relive the liner’s tragic voyage, sinking, and eventful discovery on the seabed via exhibits that explain her construction, launch, and history in 9 different galleries. You’ll also be swept away to the Giant’s Causeway. While there, marvel at this jewel of the Antrim coast, the legends of giants, and the unique geological structure composed of thousands of hexagonal stones and symmetrical columns. Enjoy plenty of time at this UNESCO World Heritage Site to walk along the cliffs overlooking the causeway, take stunning pictures, and go for a stroll on the Giant's Causeway itself.

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Dublin: Skip-the-Line Little Museum of Dublin Ticket

5. Dublin: Skip-the-Line Little Museum of Dublin Ticket

Arrive at a historic Georgian townhouse located on St Stephen's Green, situated in the heart of Dublin City. Walk up the front steps, and be greeted by a smile and warm welcome.  Start your visit by exploring a series of self-guided exhibitions. Explore exhibitions which tell the story of famous Irish band U2, the Irish Times Newspaper, and the "Golden Age" of Dublin. Within each room, discover fascinating stories and anecdotes about Ireland's capital city. Then, meet with a guide who will take you through a collection donated by the people of Ireland to tell the story of their capital. After about 29 minutes, you will have a comprehensive understanding of Dublin's long history. As your visit to the Little Museum comes to an end, be sure to chat with your guide. Get specialized recommendations depending on your interests, and discover the best that the city has to offer during your stay.

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Dublin: Windmill Lane Recording Studios Tour

6. Dublin: Windmill Lane Recording Studios Tour

Step beyond the famous metal doors of Windmill Lane Recording Studios for an exclusive, immersive, and highly memorable experience.  Go behind the scenes and see where award-winning music has been created by the likes of Lady Gaga, Hozier, Westlife, U2, The Cranberries, Kylie Minogue, Riverdance, and The Rolling Stones.  Be guided around this iconic Dublin building from passionate tour guides who are also musicians and producers themselves. Learn how recording technology has evolved from early devices to modern, dynamic computer software.  Fill your ears with the recording of a band’s performance in the live room while the guide explains the recording process. Listen to an especially commissioned binaural recording and immerse yourself in 360-degree sound.

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Dublin: Treasure Hunt and Little Museum Entrance

7. Dublin: Treasure Hunt and Little Museum Entrance

Enjoy a treasure hunt and entrance to two of Dublin's finest museums in this all-in-one experience. Grab a map of Stephen's Green and compete to find the answers and the treasure. Race around this beautiful Georgian square as fast as you can, or make the journey at a leisurely Victorian pace. Learn about Irish history, have some laughs and stretch your legs in the very center of the capital. Your treasure includes a free ticket to the Little Museum of Dublin and the Museum of Irish Literature. Complete the treasure hunt challenge the fastest time of 2021 and you will free admission to the Little Museum for the rest of your life.

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Dublin: Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

8. Dublin: Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

Discover Ireland’s rich literary heritage from past to present at the Museum of Literature Ireland located in the historic UCD Newman House in the heart of Dublin. Along with your all-day ticket, enjoy a downloadable audio guide to enrich your visit. The Museum of Literature Ireland is a new home for the world's greatest storytellers. Experience immersive exhibitions, view treasures from the National Library of Ireland, and relax amid the birdsong in the tranquil gardens and café. MoLI is a partnership with the University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland. The museum aims to bring visitors of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and abilities on an inspiring journey through Irish writing and to encourage them to explore their own creative potential.

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Dublin: Skip-the-Line St. Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour

9. Dublin: Skip-the-Line St. Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour

Embark on an expertly curated tour that offers unique access to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin's Medieval Quarter. If you're visiting Ireland, grab this opportunity to see the Cathedral's stunning interior and exterior including the Gardens. Join an expert local guide for a comprehensive tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral with skip-the-line access. Discover the largest medieval cathedral in Ireland and visit the Cathedral's gardens where St. Patrick is said to have conducted the first Christian baptisms in the 5th century AD. Wander through the beautifully restored gardens as your guide shares compelling stories of the Cathedral's origin and history. This tour gives you the most comprehensive guided tour of the magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral. Learn about the man known as the "Apostle and Patron Saint of Ireland." Visit several famous points of interest and discover great pubs and restaurants along the way. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the city.

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Kilkenny: Self Guided Tour of Medieval Mile Museum

10. Kilkenny: Self Guided Tour of Medieval Mile Museum

Discover the wonders of the medieval era at Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum. At the start of your visit, pick up your audio guide, available in 6 different languages as well as a child friendly option, then set out on your journey back in time. The museum is Ireland’s finest example of a medieval church and has been lovingly restored in recent years. As you explore the museum, admire the array of ancient artifacts that have been hidden for centuries and are now on display in a world-class exhibition. From your audio guide, learn about and marvel at the treasure trove of objects on display that encompass the work and lives of Ireland and its people throughout the centuries. The museum also contains some of Ireland’s best examples of medieval sculpture and the country’s largest collection of Renaissance tombs which date back to the year 1200. Here you can see the burial site of the rich and poor, and in fact many of Kilkenny’s past generations are still at rest here in the tombs.

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What people are saying about Leinster

Daniel and Fergus were amazing guides. The trip was well organized and we stayed right on schedule. What I greatly appreciated was Daniels story telling about his country and the history. You can tell he is very proud of Ireland and loves sharing all of it with the travelers on his tour bus. The ride was smooth and relaxing thanks to Fergus. We hit all of the stops that are included and we were shown a few bonus areas along the way. We were fortunate to have sunny weather even though it was a bit chilly. The Titanic Museum was extremely interesting and well done. When we come back we will be booking another tour with this company for sure.

The tour was simply amazing. We saw so many cool things about how music is made, the history of music vs now. U2, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and so amny more artists recorded there, it's a music temple! There weren't too many people (group of 5 in total), and social distance was respected all the time. I highly recommend this tour, and you will love Ross the tour guide as much as we did!!!

Invoked thinking about what people experienced; only issue I had was the music section, mainly noted the effectiveness of Irish music into American music. It had a great influence in Canada- the eastern provinces ie Newfoundland, New Brunswick etc. This was not stated. This type of music is still touring Canada.

Definitely recommended !!!!!!! The history, the enthusiasm, the music .... all concentrated in a single experience!

High recommended tour, super guide. Thanks Frankie