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Guinness Storehouse: Entrance Ticket

1. Guinness Storehouse: Entrance Ticket

A visit to the magical home of Guinness is a must on anyone’s trip to Dublin. Guinness Storehouse is located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery at St. James’s Gate. Housed in an old fermentation plant, the 7-story visitor experience tells the history of the world-famous Guinness Stout. Your adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building’s giant, the pint-shaped heart of glass. As you make your way through the Guinness Storehouse, you’ll discover what goes into making the Black Stuff – the ingredients, the process, and the passion. Learn about the different award-winning advertising campaigns and slogans used to market Guinness. Having traveled through more than 250 years of history, end your tour at the Gravity Bar where you’ll receive a pint of Guinness. Relax and enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views over Dublin. Proof of Immunity for Gravity Bar required: Customers will need to provide a valid photo ID and Proof of Immunity on arrival to confirm that all are over 18 and are either fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months. Under 18s who are in the care of a permitted person in an indoor setting, currently do not require Proof of Immunity. By purchasing these tickets you agree to only visit if you and your group are all in good health, symptom-free and have not had contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection within the last two weeks. Please check here for symptoms: Symptoms of COVID-19By purchasing these tickets you're confirming that if anyone in your group has been to or come from overseas recently, you have been complying with the latest COVID-19 governmental travel advice: International Travel

Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

2. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Join this pub crawl and have a guaranteed good night out in Dublin that you won't forget. Enjoy a pint of that creamy, malty goodness known as Guinness, bar hop with your guide, and enjoy live music in traditional Irish pubs.  Meet your guide and fellow partygoers at the Norseman pub at Temple Bar to begin this pub crawl. Start the night with a free pint of Guinness to down before you set off to have the best night of your life. Don't worry what happens in Dublin stays in Dublin.  Experience a night full of the craic (an Irish word slang for fun and enjoyment). Party like the locals, stagger to 5 lively venues, get free shots, and drink discounts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and free entrance to all venues with your newfound drinking buddies. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Dublin's nightlife. Drink, dance, and be merry as you hit the much-loved Whelan's. Then, finish your night on a high at the famous nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, where you will enjoy VIP entry and you can party until the wee hours. Discover some of the city's best pubs and clubs with in-the-know locals, and get exclusive savings on this pub crawl. If you enjoy drinking, dancing, and meeting easy-going people then this pub crawl is right up your street.

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

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

Experience 2 of Dublin’s essentials on this tour in and around the historic city center. Sample both whiskey and beer as you visit these two fascinating factories with your guide. Meet your local Dublin guide at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery for a tasting experience in an exclusive setting. Sample Jameson Whiskey variants and learn which 3 ingredients go into making the world’s most famous Irish whiskey. Get a coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate and enjoy a free drink among new friends. Let your guide share fascinating stories about Ireland's whiskey and history.  Continue your tour with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. 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 sipping the perfect pint of dark beer. Marvel at the world’s largest pint glass as it rises up the 7-storey atrium. Learn how Guinness is made and transported around the world before discovering some of the storehouse's other floors packed with engaging exhibits.

Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

4. 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.

Dublin: Traditional Pubs Walking Tour with Local Guide

5. Dublin: Traditional Pubs Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover the real local favorite bars on this walking tour of Dublin's best bars. Join a local guide for a tour of four traditional bars, located off the beaten tourist track. Meet your guide in the hip Smithfield neighborhood and begin your tour of the area's best drinking spots. Travel through Irish history sampling traditional drinks along the way, all while enjoying a range of quintessentially Dublin pubs. Learn all there is to know behind Irish ale, cider, whiskey, and stout in the heart of Dublin’s fair city, quenching your thirst in four authentic locations. Your guide will make recommendations but ultimately, what you sample is for you to decide (drinks not included in the cost of the tour.)

Dublin: Private Whiskey and Beer Trail Half-Day Tour

6. Dublin: Private Whiskey and Beer Trail Half-Day Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel after breakfast and board your luxury transport with just your private group and settle in for a comfortable ride. Your whiskey expert host will give commentary on board as you travel through many districts of Dublin. Start with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Your expert host will guide you through the brewing process all the way to the Gravity Bar for a pint of Guinness. Across the River Liffey to Smithfield next, to the original home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. John Jameson started distilling his famous whiskey here in 1780 and today, the Jameson visitor center in the old distillery buildings is one of the most popular attractions in the city.  Finish the tour with drop-off at the door of your Dublin city hotel.

Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

7. 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.

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.

Dublin: Private Distillery Trail with Irish Whiskey Tasting

9. Dublin: Private Distillery Trail with Irish Whiskey Tasting

Start your day with a step back in time at James Fox Cigar and Whiskey Store, a leading merchant of fine Cuban cigars, premium Irish whiskey, smoking pipes and select spirits since 1881. Then relax as you travel to the Liberties neighborhood of Dublin to Roe and Co Distillery for a three-part distillery tour experience. Enjoy a short walk around the block to Teeling Whiskey Distillery for a tour of the distillery floor and then onto the bar to try their Small Batch Teeling Whiskey and Single Pot Still, the first whiskey to be made in Dublin since 1976. Onto Pearse Lyons Distillery next, set in St. James’ Church which dates back to the 12th century. The tour includes a walk around the graveyard next to the church and a tasting of Pearse Lyons whiskeys and gin. Finish up your tour with drop-off at the door of your hotel in Dublin city.

Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Private Whiskey Trail

10. Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Private Whiskey Trail

As you depart Dublin for the west, your whiskey expert driver/guide will entertain you as you sit back and enjoy the rolling Irish countryside. Your first tour is Kilbeggan Distillery, which includes a master class in the tasting of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Kilbeggan Single Grain, and Tyrconnell Single Malt. Next, you will visit one of Ireland’s most authentic towns, Athlone. Enjoy some free time here and grab lunch, then your host will take you for a visit to Sean’s Bar, Ireland’s oldest pub. The bar has its very own whiskey brand and you’ll enjoy a tasting of Sean’s Bar Single Malt and Specially Blended Irish Whiskey. Another quick transfer by road will have you at the home of Tullamore Dew, one of the biggest Irish whiskey brands in the world. Take a tour of the impressive state-of-the-art Tullamore Distillery and enjoy a premium tasting. Afterward, you'll return to Dublin and be back in the downtown area around 6:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Leinster

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4.7 / 5

based on 2,616 reviews

This was a really cool experience. John was an excellent guide. Communication was great. It was nice to get an insider's perspective on the drive over to the tours. John was able to provide a nice dialog and history of Dublin and Whiskey in general. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Fantastic self guided tour. You can take it at your own pace. Learning where it all begin with Arthur. Mobile band make there way around the storehouse which is great. Guinness tasting is great. The Guinness experience is a must.

Interesting exhibition. Don’t forget to install the app on your mobile phone. The bar has a fantastic bar and the Guinness tastes even better directly from the source. Very friendly personnel (entrance, exhibition and bar area)!

Informative, clean, friendly, fun…. And delicious if u appreciate a fine pint of Guinness. Don’t skip the Gravity bar!

Wonderful place, amazing tour and experience! I strongly recommend Everyone do it!