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Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

1. Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

Experience 2 of Dublin’s top attractions on a fascinating skip-the-line half-day Irish Experience tour in and around the historic city-center. Meet your local Dublin guide at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Bow Street located in the Cultural Quarter of Smithfield for a tasting experience in an exclusive setting. Sample Jameson Whiskey variants for a whiskey comparison that few get to enjoy. Learn what 3 ingredients go into making the world’s most famous Irish whiskey, and get a coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate. After your sampling experience enjoy a free drink among new friends where your guide will share fascinating stories about Ireland's whiskey and history.  Your tour will then continue to the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction where you'll skip the long lines to enjoy a tasting and a free pint of Guinness. Enjoy a tutorial about the famous beer from your guide while your sipping the perfect pint of dark beer. On this tour you will also see the world’s largest pint glass as it rises up the 7-storey atrium, and learn how Guinness is made and transported around the world before discovering some of the storehouses other floors packed with engaging exhibits.  In summary, this tour offers the perfect Irish experience with skip-the-line access in a addition to being guided by a local English speaking guide who will make sure you have the time of your life!

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Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

2. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Start this fun night out by meeting your guide at the Norseman Pub, 28E Essex Street East, Temple Bar. Sign up anytime from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM and get a free Guinness. Continue on to some more vibrant pubs, where you will enjoy more free drinks and hear some fantastic live Irish music during the night. Drink, dance, and be merry as you finish in the much-loved Whelan's, a Dublin institution of a proper night out! Boasting over 1,000 bars, and known for its craic (fun, enjoyable conversation), Dublin may be the best place in the world for a pub crawl. Discover some of the city's best pubs and clubs with in-the-know locals, and get exclusive savings to ensure you have a fantastic night out.

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Dublin: 2-Hour Whiskey Tasting Tour

3. Dublin: 2-Hour Whiskey Tasting Tour

Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Ireland's legendary whiskies. You will be guided around Dublin's most established whiskey establishments by an expert whiskey guide. The tour will start in The Lincoln's Inn and afterward, you will visit Bowes Lounge, a legendary Irish pub. And last but not least, you will visit the Palace Bar in Temple Bar, the spirit home of Irish Whiskey with a rich history frequented both by Brendan Behan and Flann O'Brien. You will taste premium whiskies in each of the three pubs, handpicked by an expert whiskey guide at each establishment. You will also learn about the history of whiskey and of Ireland.

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Dublin: 2-Hour Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting Tour

4. Dublin: 2-Hour Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting Tour

Visit some of Dublin's most established whiskey establishments with an expertly trained whiskey guide. Taste 5 premium Irish whiskies, along with 2 beautiful Irish farmhouse cheeses accompanied by Irish soda bread. Finish off with some luxurious Irish handmade chocolates. Each of the whiskies will be handpicked by your whiskey guide at every establishment, starting at The Dingle Whiskey Bar, one of the city center's newest whiskey venues, built to showcase Irish whiskey at its best. Continue to Bowes Lounge to experience a legendary Irish pub. Last, but not least, go to the Palace Bar in Temple Bar to discover the spiritual home of Irish whiskey and its rich history. Follow in the footsteps of Brendan Behan and Flann O'Brien at a bar that they both used to frequent.

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Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

5. Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

After meeting with your tour guide, you will wander through a picturesque fishing village, stopping off at locations along the route to sample the delights of Howth. Along the way, you will hear tales of Howth's ancient past, including Viking and Norman invasions, the history of the 700-year-old castle, kings landing, gun running of Howth (1914), and many many more, mixed with some funny Irish anecdotes. As you stroll across Howth Harbor, you will see the fishing boats returning from sea with their latest catch, and be able to interact with the local fishermen, who are only too willing to share a story or two. Have all of your senses engaged on your journey, with the best views in Ireland, magical sea smells, sounds of the wide variety of local wildlife, and unrivaled food and drink. A selection of seafood will be made on the day, to ensure it is locally sourced and the freshest in Ireland. Your culinary choices will include Dublin Bay Prawns, gambas, mussels, oysters, crab claws, calamari, and of course, Howth's famous seafood chowder.

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Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

6. Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

Dublin is where pubs are born. Some do not survive, many leave the Irish shore, but few age as gracefully as the stable pubs that bestow so much character on Dublin. Avoid the tourist traps and fake 'Irish' pubs, and escape with the locals to learn how to savor a pint of Guinness on this pub crawl. Find out how to ensure you always get a great pint and why it's important. Follow in the footsteps of the Irish literary giants like Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien, and Brendan Behan. If Dublin has hidden gems, they're the pubs that don't advertise to tourists. The locals. The authentic Irish pub where the conversation is flowing faster than the beer, where the character of the pub is as fascinating as the characters in it, where literature, society, and history eternally live. The best time to start is 7 PM, assuming you've eaten dinner prior to the tour. Bring a pen — you never know what these aged walls will murmur to your thoughts.

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Dublin: Brazen Head and Castle City Tour

7. Dublin: Brazen Head and Castle City Tour

On this fascinating tour, you will visit the 12th century Dublin Castle built by King John. There, your professional local English-speaking guide will show you all the exterior highlights, including the castle gardens, granting 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. The second part of this tour will bring you back to the year 1198, the year the Brazen Head opened its doors for the first time. This is Ireland's oldest pub, where you will experience an extraordinary sense of history within the pub's walls. If you are looking for a tour that includes some history and a unique Irish pub atmosphere, this tour is a must. With small groups of only 25 guests or fewer, this tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly guide. You can walk over history while discovering the story of a small island that has made a big impact on the world, and whose people created the most famous watering hole of them all “The Irish Pub”.

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Dublin Beer Tour with a Spanish Tour Guide

8. Dublin Beer Tour with a Spanish Tour Guide

Stroll through Dublin's most iconic and beautiful pubs and discover the importance of beer in Irish culture. Indulge in pub culture and tour Dublin's most iconic venues with the Temple Bar Tour, Irish Pubs history, a must see for the most important Irish pubs in the area for its antiquity, style and history. As you walk around the city, your Spanish-speaking guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities to understand the important role that pubs play in the daily life of the Irish and their passion for bars. You will also learn a bit more about whiskey and beer, mainly about the famous Guinness black beer. Start at a traditional Irish pub, then continuing to a Victorian style pub with numerous ornamental details. You will also see the wall of fame, with portraits of U2, Van Morrison and Sinead O'Connor and the corner of Temple Bar, the flagship of the neighborhood. Enjoy the best live music from a brewery-inspired pub, ending your explanation at the well-known and fun Celtic-style pub. Once you get acquainted with the history of Dublin's most iconic pubs, it's time to live the experience: you will end up in a charming 4-story gastro pub opposite the River Liffey. Those who have booked the tasting tour will be able to taste 5 beers 100% handmade. What will you discover? What does "craic" mean to an Irishman? Why do funerals in Ireland end up in a bar with a round of beers? Where does the Irish's passion for bars and beer come from? Why the name "porter" (black beer)? How does the English pub differ from the Irish pub? Why was beer thought to have healing powers in the middle ages? What alcoholic drink was called "water of life"? What does "pub" really mean? And who were his true creators? Why did some pubs have such flashy names as "The Blue Leg" or "The Flying Horse"? What is the most photographed corner of Dublin? What does the clover symbol mean for some establishments?

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Dublin: Guided Irish Music Tour

9. Dublin: Guided Irish Music Tour

A professional local guide and musician will accompany you on a fun and educational tour through this hip yet historic district. You will visit famous classic pubs and bars, as you become a witness to the local drinking culture. You will begin with a visit to Temple Bar, which is Dublin's cultural quarter and number-1 must-see. Whilst here you will learn who Sir William Temple was, as well as what the vikings did in this particular bar and the world-famous events that happened there. Whilst there, you will also learn about which Guinness World Record was made in that very location. Throughout your tour you will experience the vibrancy of Dublin’s traditional drinking and Irish-music scene. You will not just hear the stories, but will feel the atmosphere and rich musical culture that this city is famous for.

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 415 reviews

It was extremely fun! I don’t remember our guide but he was excellent and made the experience so much better, we had a quick mini stop at one of the oldest pubs for a quick drink and along the way he gave us a tour of things we saw! Worth your money and highly recommend this tour!!

The pub crawl was so much fun! We went to a few different pubs with different vibes but they were all equally as fun! Our guide Kieran made it all so much better, he was fun and funny and made the experience so much better!

We are from Canada and had such a great night meeting new people and trying many types of pubs that Dublin has to offer! The two guides were hilarious and made the night a lot of fun!

Great bar crawl worth it just to get in the bars without having to queue, one of the guides was off his rocker

My guide Keith, is the best guide ever. I really wish to go with the same guide again for the bar crawl.