Looking for things to do in Dublin? You won’t need to look very hard. The city on the River Liffey blends cosmopolitan style with old-world Irish charm, and it’s simply brimming with things to do, see, eat, and enjoy. But don’t leave it all to the luck of the Irish: these 10 Dublin experiences are a guaranteed good time.
Guinness Storehouse
Take a self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a complimentary pint.

1. Get yourself some Guinness

Trips to Dublin aren’t complete without a pint of frothy Guinness. And there’s no better place to sample Ireland’s national drink than the Guinness Storehouse itself! Skip the line when you book ahead and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary pint.

Irish stew
On this Dublin food tour, see where the locals eat, drink, and relax.

2. Enjoy the true taste of Ireland

What could be better than a walking tour that takes in the storied history of Dublin? A walking tour with plenty of Irish cheese, seafood, and other delicacies along the way! Learn about local history and keep your stomach satisfied on this unique city tour that blends traditional tastes with fascinating history.

Cruise down the River Liffey
Enjoy a three-course meal as you glide along Dublin’s beautiful Grand Canal on this 2-hour cruise.

3. Cruise the Liffey in style

The Liffey winds through the center of Dublin, meaning a river cruise is one of the most relaxing ways to take in the city’s sights. There are plenty of cruises to choose from, but one of our favorites combines a leisurely trip down the river with a sumptuous 3-course Irish dinner.

Tour through Dublin
Take a 2-hour walking tour of Dublin’s highlights and hidden corners, and discover centuries of history.

4. Uncover Dublin’s fascinating past

History hides around every cobblestoned corner in Dublin. Google and guidebooks are all well and good, but a knowledgeable local will give you far greater insight into the story of the city. Learn about 2,000 years of Dublin’s history from a qualified guide, and take in sights from Trinity College to Christ Church Cathedral.

Jameson Whiskey Distillery
Learn the secrets of making Irish whiskey on a fully guided tour of the historic Jameson Distillery in Dublin.

5. Why not try some whiskey, too?

Don’t let Guinness take all the glory. Ireland’s equally renowned for its smooth-drinking whiskey. Tour the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in the heart of Dublin and learn all about how whiskey is made — from barrel to bottle! Best of all? Enjoy a free whiskey flight to cap off the experience.

Christ Church Cathedral
Go beyond Christ Church Cathedral’s stunning facade on this self-guided tour of the nave and crypt.

6. Wander the hallowed halls of Christ Church Cathedral

Many visitors to Dublin stop to marvel at this cathedral’s stunning facade, but the exterior only tells half the story. Stepping inside is like traveling back in time almost 1,000 years to the cathedral’s founding in 1028. A truly unmissable experience. 

Tourists in Dublin
Learn about Dublin’s organized crime in the 18th century on a two-hour tour.

7. Glimpse Dublin’s gritty underbelly

Love true crime, mobs and mafia, and colorful criminal characters? Then you’re in luck, because Dublin has all these in spades! Explore a rogue’s gallery of Irish miscreants on this memorable Gangs of Dublin walking tour. Learn all about the Ormond Boys, the secret society of Ribbon Men, and more as you visit landmarks like Dublin Castle and O’Connell Street.

Visitors to the Irish Emigration Museum
Discover how the Irish have influenced the world with an entrance ticket to the Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin’s docklands.

8. Trace Irish emigration back to its source

Whether you have Irish roots yourself or you’re simply interested in the epic story of Irish emigration, don’t miss Dublin’s Museum of Irish Emigration. At this absorbing educational site, you’ll find out what was behind waves of Irish emigration, and how Irish culture continues to have a worldwide influence. Tech geeks take note! This is actually the world’s first digital museum. 

Temple Bar
Learn about Dublin’s greatest literary minds (and visit some of the best pubs) on this walking tour.

9. Get into the Irish spirit at Temple Bar

Temple Bar, Dublin. For fun-loving travelers and locals alike, this iconic strip of traditional bars and restaurants is a must-do destination. Whether you want to sip a whiskey or two, listen to a traditional Irish fiddle round the fireplace, or follow in the footsteps of famous Irishmen who frequented Temple Bar before you, this vibrant district has something for everyone.

Cliffs of Moher
Get back to nature and experience the scenic landscapes of Ireland on a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin.

10. Get out of town

It can be hard to tear yourself away from Dublin. But, if you’re day-tripping to the Cliffs of Moher, it’s worth it. White cliffs meet rugged coast, making for seaside vistas that are simply stunning. An easy trip from the city center, there’s no better way to get your fill of sea air and extremely photogenic landscapes!

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