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Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

1. Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

Hop off and explore the beauty of Nassau Street, then plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square, where you can stroll around the Georgian-style gardens, then grab a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland, The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse. Begin your journey on the Red Line at the first bus stop, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 25 stops, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun! You can hop on and off the bus at any designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish within your ticket validity. With buses passing through every 30 minutes, simply rejoin the tour when you’re ready. Tour the streets of Dublin on this hop-on-hop-off, hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Explore Dublin with the freedom to explore where you want, when you want.

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Dublin: City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Dublin: City Highlights Walking Tour

Embark on a walking tour that’ll show you the real Dublin by visiting well-known sites and some hidden gems and surprises often missed by visitors. Whether you’ve visited the city before or are a total newbie to Irish soil, this tour will give you a taste of what life is like here. Learn the history of Dublin through its unique architectural landscape as well as getting a feel of its current atmosphere as you wander through the city. From theaters, cultural institutions, restaurants, parks, and pubs you’ll see it all. Your guide will be on hand to answer any questions you might have to help enhance your visit to Dublin. You will also have a chance to take memorable and unique photos as you stroll.

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Christ Church Cathedral Entrance Ticket & Self-Guided Tour

3. Christ Church Cathedral Entrance Ticket & Self-Guided Tour

Journey back in time by almost 1,000 years as you enter Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Built circa 1028, the sacred monument is perfectly located in the heart of the city's medieval center and features a beautiful interior and the largest crypt in Ireland. Constructed in the early 12th century, and the oldest structure still in use in Dublin today, the crypt is home to some fascinating memorials and curiosities. Look at the treasury, and see the mummified cat and rat. According to cathedral lore, the cat chased the rat into the pipe of an organ and both became stuck. They are mentioned by James Joyce in "Finnegans Wake" and are known locally - with typical Dublin wit - as "Tom and Jerry." Watch an audio visual presentation about the site. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who beat a path to the church in the Middle Ages. Learn about the important collection of relics in the church. Admire the stained glass windows and medieval floor tiles of the nave. 

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Dublin: Top 10 City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Dublin: Top 10 City Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the city center and journey through the many centuries of Dublin's history as you visit the city’s must-see highlights. Visit both well-known sites and hidden gems on an engaging and interactive tour experience peppered with great stories and world-renowned Irish humor. Visit historic Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Stroll through the cultural quarter of Temple Bar. Discover the medieval history of the area surrounding 10th-century Christchurch Cathedral. Learn more about the Irish War of Independence and the Easter Rising of 1916. Take unique memorable photos as you explore the colorful streets of Dublin. This tour will also finish in the perfect location close to all the best Irish pubs and restaurants as well as great shopping.

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Dublin: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

5. Dublin: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

After pickup from your hotel, embark on a walking tour that’ll show you the real Dublin by visiting well-known sites and some hidden gems and surprises often missed by visitors. Whether you’ve visited the city before or are a total newbie to Irish soil, this tour will give you a taste of what life is like here. Learn the history of Dublin through its unique architectural landscape as well as getting a feel of its current atmosphere as you wander through the city. From theaters, cultural institutions, restaurants, parks, and pubs you’ll see it all. Your guide will be on hand to answer any questions you might have to help enhance your visit to Dublin. You will also have a chance to take memorable and unique photos as you stroll.

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Walking Tour Dublin Highlights and Hidden Corners

6. Walking Tour Dublin Highlights and Hidden Corners

This 2-hour Dublin highlights walking tour takes a journey through the many centuries of history and uncovers many of the city’s hidden gems that visitors often miss. Starting from O'Connell Street, your guide will show you Dublin icons, such as the General Post Office, used as the temporary headquarters of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. This tour will take you through the heart of the north and south central areas of historic Dublin and give you an experience of both well-known sites and some hidden gems and surprises often missed by visitors. Included will be the General Post Office; scene of a revolutionary past. Visit bustling Henry Street, the River Liffey, the cultural quarter of Temple Bar, and the former Viking and medieval area around Christ Church Cathedral. Check out Dublin Castle and the 18th-century splendor of Trinity College, among other intriguing places. You will come away enriched by a city full of far-reaching history and great stories. Your guide will be on hand to answer any questions you might have to help enhance your visit to Dublin. You will also have a chance to take memorable and unique photos as you stroll. And as an extra bonus, your ticket will entitle you to discounts in the Church Bar and Café (a wonderfully restored early 18th-Century church).

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Dublin Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour in Italian

7. 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.

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Dublin: Walking Tour for Seniors

8. Dublin: Walking Tour for Seniors

Enjoy a walking tour of Dublin that has been specially adapted for seniors. Visit the most charming places in the city with a guide and learn about what makes this city so special. See and learn about some of Dublin's major sights, including Sugarloaf Mountain and O'Connell Bridge. Hear stories about this historic city as you explore its streets and hidden corners.

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Nearly All of Dublin in 5 Hours

9. Nearly All of Dublin in 5 Hours

If you only have one day to see as much of Dublin as possible, then this five-hour walking tour is the perfect option. History, culture, architecture, Irish society, Irish language, literature, and jokes are shared during your walk around the city. Five hours will fly by quickly as you see all the city's most important sights. There is also the option to add a guided tour of the Old Library of Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed. (Note that if this option is selection, the National Museum of History and Archaeology will be substituted out.) Trinity’s Long Room library, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, houses 200,000 of Ireland’s most ancient texts. Admire the "Proclamition of the Irish Republic," one of the most important texts in Irish history. The Long Room also features the Brian Boru Harp, Ireland’s oldest surviving harp and the model for the insignia of Ireland.  On Mondays, the National Museum of History and Archaeology is closed. Please note that there is an entrance fee for those who opt for the Book of Kells (adults and children). Please note, as part of ongoing conservation and preservation plans for the Old Library, the Book of Kells will be removed from public display from November 2019 to early March 2020. However, a full color replica of the Book of Kells will be available to view in the Trinity’s Long Room library.

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Dublin: The Fantastic Private Walking Tour

10. Dublin: The Fantastic Private Walking Tour

In the courtyard of Dublin Castle, your footfalls will echo through the castle’s 800-year history. At the GPO on O’Connell Street, be exhilarated as you stand where crowds gathered in 1916 for the Declaration of Irish Independence & the passions of poets and Irish freedom fighters throughout the centuries were born anew. Can you feel it? Welcome to Dublin! The purpose of this tour is to make you fall in love with Dublin at first sight. It is perhaps your first time in the city? Or maybe you are here on a business trip and in between conference events day after day, with very little time to actually see the city? Or you have just a few hours to experience Dublin before your connecting flight takes off. Why not do it with a private guide? This 3-hour Fantastic Tour of Dublin is designed for those who are short on time but hungry to get to know Dublin for what it is – a city with beautiful and sometimes troubled history, a city founded by strangers and invaded by strangers in the old times, that is so friendly and accepting of strangers today.

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What people are saying about Christ Church Cathedral

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 202 reviews

We used this whilst in Dublin, it was easy to book in my get your guide app, the pick up point was easy to find and the tour was good . The bus driver/tour guide was excellent describing the area in an interesting way and with some humour too.

Great way to see the history of Dublin. I have used this service in other cities and will most definitely use in the future. Our guide was both funny and knowledgeable.

Fascinating historical cathedral with easy to follow self guided tour.

friendly staff and a beautiful church, especially the tiles!

Excellent, knowledgeable driver wuth sense of humour.