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DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Get on and off the bus as often as you like with a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, and learn about the history and culture of the city with the live commentary in several languages. Hop-on Hop-off TourThe double-decker tour bus takes you around the most interesting attractions in Dublin. Stroll among the students along the cobbled paths and visit the Book of Kells at Trinity College, stroll in the stunning Phoenix Park, and gain discounted entry to the Guinness Storehouse, the National Museums and the Teelings Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket Square. • Tour starts: O'Connell Street/DoDublin HQ • Parnell Square North - Writers Museum • O'Connell Street/Abbey Street - GPO • Busáras - Custom House  • Custom House Quay - EPIC & Jeanie Johnston • Westland Row  • Merrion Square West - National Gallery • Merrion Street - Leinster House & Natural History Museum • St. Stephen's Green - Little Museum & Grafton Street • Nassau Street - National Library, National Museum & Trinity College • Westland Row - Oscar Wilde's Birthplace • Pearse Street  • College Green - Trinity College & Irish Whiskey Museum • Dame Street - City Hall & Temple Bar • Cork Hill - Dublin Castle  • Christ Church Cathedral • St. Patrick's Cathedral • Newmarket Square - Teeling's Whiskey Distillery • St. James Gate - Guinness Storehouse • Royal Hospital - Museum of Modern Art • Heuston Rail Station • Phoenix Park - Dublin Zoo • Parkgate Street - Ryan's Victorian Bar • Collins Barracks - National Museum of History • Arran Quay - St. Michan's Church • Smithfield - Jameson Distillery Bow Street • The Four Courts • Bachelor's Walk - Dublin Discovered Cruise

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.

Irish Whiskey Museum: Whiskey Blending Experience

3. Irish Whiskey Museum: Whiskey Blending Experience

Enter the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin for a fully guided tour and interactive tasting experience. Learn the origins of Irish whiskey and its rise to glory and dramatic fall before the current revival of the industry. Listen to wonderful stories told by entertaining guides as they take you back through the ages of Irish whiskey. See a unique collection of Irish whiskey memorabilia that dates back to the 1800s, mixed with a modern twist. This is one memory you are sure to savor. After your 45-minute tour, relax over 4 types of Irish whiskey in the modern tasting bar. Listen to a master blender's explanations about everything you need to know about producing and tasting whiskey. Put your knowledge into practice and become a master blender yourself! Spend time crafting and sampling your own unique blend of Irish whiskey, and take home a personalized miniature bottle as a keepsake.

Irish Whiskey Museum: Guided Tour and Whiskey Tasting

4. Irish Whiskey Museum: Guided Tour and Whiskey Tasting

Embark on a journey through time in a historic setting, as the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey is revealed. Learn about its rise to glory, its dramatic fall and of course, its current revival. Experience a story never told before in such a unique setting, during an hour-long interactive experience. Daily guided tours unveil the humble beginnings of Irish whiskey, when a foul tasting liquid was used to ease the woes of a troubled and poor nation. Known originally in Gaelic as uisca beatha, over time it was translated to whiskee, and then to whiskey, as it is known today. Enjoy listening to entertaining storytellers as they take you through the magical tale. At the end of the tour there’s a generous whiskey tasting led by experienced master whiskey tasters, giving you the opportunity to sample a range of excellent Irish whiskeys and learn the subtle differences between them, discovering the unique flavors locked inside.

Jewish History of Dublin: 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Jewish History of Dublin: 3-Hour Walking Tour

The tour starts at Dublin's former main synagogue at 37 Adelaide Road, the heart of Jewish Dublin "Little Jerusalem". Have a quick coffee in the Kosher bakery before you visit points of interest. Discover the home of Ettie Steinberg, the only Irish victim of the Holocaust, the old Jewish Tailor's Union, Oakfield Place, and the location of a vicious string of murders in 1923. Your tour will finish at the Irish-Jewish Museum, as you explore the oldest synagogue left intact in Ireland and a wealth of stories about Ireland's old community and hear about a new thriving one.

Dublin: Silent Disco Walking Tour

6. Dublin: Silent Disco Walking Tour

Your tour kicks off at the meeting point in the city center of Dublin. After being kitted out in high-tech headsets, you will be ready to go. Your tour will begin with a quick introduction, as you are taken through downtown Dublin from Grafton Street to Temple Bar, Dublin Castle and then back again to the meeting point. Throughout your tour you will be listening to a great collection of fantastic tunes from the 80s, 90s. and today. The tour is fully guided, and throughout your experience you will be accompanied by an energetic host who will provide you with all the dance moves you need to strut your funky stuff. All the tours start and end in the friendly "host bar", where you can get either liquid courage or post-tour celebrations depending on your desires. If you’re looking for something amazingly fun and just that little bit unusual, you’ve come to the right place!

The Best of Dublin: Walking Tour in German

7. The Best of Dublin: Walking Tour in German

Discover Dublin and learn about the cultural and historical sides of this lively and interesting city. Start from St. Andrew's Church and continue past the beautiful Bank of Ireland (the former parliament building) to the grounds of Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland. Stop at Dawson Street for a look at Leinster House, the seat of the parliament. Then continue over the lively shopping area on Grafton Street to the Powerscourt Townhouse, built in the 18th century and now used as a shopping center with lovely boutiques. Head through the George's Street Arcade marketplace and into medieval Dublin and the elegant, classic city hall. In Dublin Castle, learn more about the legacy of British colonial rule and see the place that gave Dublin its name. Discover the Christ Church Cathedral and Viking Dublin, then visit where Handel's Messiah premiered. Conclude the tour at the lively Temple Bar Quarter, known for its theater, cultural institutions, restaurants and pubs.

Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

8. Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

Following Irish Independence, a few men sat down and thought about what they would do with Dublin. Following much intense discussion and with the preservation of the British and Irish cultures in mind, it was born into the city it is today. Since then, Dublin has become a symbol of reconciling Ireland's British past with its Irish future. The British Trinity College (with its Protestant legacy) has produced Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, and Dublin's pubs have produced writers from the Irish tradition, such as Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. This tour is, therefore, a tribute to Dublin's dual personality, and the pub door will be the boundary between the two worlds. Get comfortable in a few warm pubs throughout the tour where you will discuss important aspects of history, including Irish origins, the Irish language, and the Celtic Tiger. With this in mind, you will pop into a great pub every 20-40 minutes. Besides the history lessons, you'll learn about beer and the Irish pub, and will also partake in/witness an activity that the Irish are renowned for, conversation.

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What people are saying about Grafton Street

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,542 reviews

Great guided tour. Our guide, Neil, was wonderful! He explained everything in detail and was really attentive and helpful!

Great if like hearing about the history of Book of Kells and Dublin Castle

Brian Molley was great. Very informative and great sense of humor!

Really good way to see the city without the stress of driving

Fully recommend & value for money. Great way to see a city