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Discover Dublin By Boat

1. Discover Dublin By Boat

Climb aboard an all-weather 48-passenger river boat for a 45-minute cruise along the River Liffey in Dublin and see the city from the water. Get insight into the history of Dublin City and the River Liffey in particular, from the arrival of the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, through the swift development of Dublin during the 18th and 19th centuries, to the subsequent decline and more recent redevelopment of Dublin Docklands. Hear about the iconic Ha'penny Bridge and Gandon's masterpiece Custom House. Follow the story of Dublin’s Royal and Grand Canals, and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649. Discover how Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800, and how much of present day Dublin now sits on reclaimed land, including Trinity College and the Spire in O'Connell Street.

Dublin: Private Boyne Valley and Trim Castle Day Tour

2. Dublin: Private Boyne Valley and Trim Castle Day Tour

Leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin city and visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of the Boyne Valley home to Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth and Loughcrew Neolithic tombs. At Newgrange, explore the passage and chamber, which illuminates the innermost chamber revealing ancient artwork. Walk around the one-acre site containing the tomb, and see the 5000-year old roof, still intact and waterproof.  After lunch in Slane, continue further into the Boyne Valley to the Hill of Tara, the seat of Celtic Kings of Ireland including Brian Boru. Move on to Trim Castle, the largest Norman castle in Ireland. Explore the inside, and head up the spiral staircases to the dining halls and sleeping chambers of the De Lacy stronghold. Finish up the day with afternoon tea in the luxury Dunboyne Castle en-route back to Dublin.  Remember that this private tour is completely customizable to your requirements, and this is a suggested itinerary.

Dublin: 2.5-Hour Fabulous Food Tasting Trail

3. Dublin: 2.5-Hour Fabulous Food Tasting Trail

Take a gentle 2.5-3-hour stroll through Dublin and visit 6-7 independently-owned gastronomic gems with a local guide. Savor a tasting using the best of Irish produce at each place, and meet the purveyors or makers. As you walk through the city's small, local neighborhoods, relish a range of tastings that reflect the current food scene. Sample new and contemporary tastes, as well as established traditional fare. As you enjoy the food, you’ll also learn a little about the culture and history of this lively and charming city.

Dublin Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

4. Dublin Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour, you will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city. Please mention in your booking if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

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: 3-Hour Irish Literature Walking Tour

6. Dublin: 3-Hour Irish Literature Walking Tour

Dublin is a city of literature with three of Ireland's Nobel Prize in Literature winners hailing from this fair city. The capital has been immortalized in the works of James Joyce, Flann O'Brien and Roddy Doyle, to mention a few in the pantheon. On this tour, you will get to know about some of the greatest writers and read their words on the cobblestones where they once stood.  The tour will begin at Merrion Square at the former home of Oscar Wilde. In the central green of the square you will find a humorous statue of a youthful Wilde basking on a rock with some of his wittier quotes on display. You will hear key extracts from "The Portrait of Dorian Gray," "Importance of being Earnest" and "The Ballad of Reading Gaol." Around the corner from Merrion Square, you will enter Sweny's Pharmacy, a James Joyce museum, where you will hear a ballad sung in the Gaelic tongue. In the National Library of Ireland, you will find a permanent exhibit charting the life and times of W.B. Yeats. Before you enter this significant building, you will read excerpts from "Easter 1916" and "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," two of his finest poems. At St. Anne's Church on Dawson Street, you'll discuss the gothic writers Bram Stoker and his inspiration Sheridan Le Fanu. Stoker married Florence Balcombe here in 1878. Nearby at the Duke Pub, frequented by a young James Joyce, and McDaids, the haunt of Patrick Kavanagh, you will hear some humorous stories about two of Ireland's greatest writers over an Irish coffee. Next on your journey, you will enter Trinity College Dublin, which produced three Nobel Prize in Literature winners: Samuel Becket, George Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats. The career of alumni Beckett, Oliver Goldsmith and Shaw will be discussed and you will read excerpts from "The End," "The Vicar of Wakefield" and "Pygmalion." At the Palace Bar at the entrance to Temple Bar, you will stop in the famous haunt of Flann O'Brien and Brendan Behan and hear about the life and works of two men considered to be the greatest writers of their generation. Over a pint, you will read from "At Swim Two Birds" and "Borstal Boy." After much needed refreshment, you will continue the tour with a discussion of Dublin's greatest female writers, Lady Augusta Gregory, Edna O'Brien, the Gore-Booth sisters, at a series of murals dedicated to their memory. Then, visit the Ulysses murals and read more from James Joyce. By Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral, you will meet the father of modern Irish literature, Jonathan Swift, who was once the Dean of the cathedral. Read from the fantastical "Gulliver's Travels" but also from the satirical "A Modest Proposal for Ireland." Stop at the National Theatre of Ireland the Abbey. Founded in 1904 as a stage for developing Irish literary talent by Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory, two of its most controversial talents were J.M. Synge and Sean O'Casey. Finish your tour at the Irish Writer's Museum in Parnell Square where you will learn how their literature became legacy.

Dublin: Best Pubs Experience

7. Dublin: Best Pubs Experience

Experience Dublin's living history in its legendary pubs, and discover the lifeblood of an evolving city on a pub crawl. While lacking in grand monuments, the city is awash with lively drinking venues on its cobbled and paved streets. Visit 4 different venues to expose yourself to the true pub scene in the city. Discover the authentic soul of this magnificent city with passionate and experienced tour leaders. Benefit from their intimate knowledge of Dublin as you go to some of the best pubs in Ireland. Experience both the traditional and contemporary side to the drinking scene, and the perennial social charm of the city. Meet and make new friends from around the world. Journey from pub to pub for approximately 3 hours, hearing live Irish music along the way. Drink a pint of Irish-brewed beer and feast from some delicious pub grub en route. End by dancing the night away in a top Dublin nightclub!

Dublin: Personalized Private Tour with a Local Host

8. Dublin: Personalized Private Tour with a Local Host

You’ll spend the day with a super friendly Dublin host, who can’t wait to share with you their favorite places to hang out, where to get your hands on the best Irish food, and show you the best sights of the city. A personalized itinerary will be built just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. Experiences can range from the sharing of advice over a coffee, to the discovery of a small neighborhood, or the exploration of Dublin as a whole. Your local host will show you the places and things that make Dublin unique. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there as the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it through local lens.  The supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. The local supplier will arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Dublin that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet as they are lesser-known to the crowd but loved by locals. The day will revolve around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local show you the Dublin you will love.

Must See Dublin in a Day

9. Must See Dublin in a Day

This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Dublin like a local! When you book this experience, you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. A like-minded and vetted local host who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be handpicked and assigned to you.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Based on the things that you would like to see and do a personalized itinerary will be built just for you. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary to make your visit even more enjoyable. Let your private local host show you the side Dublin that you will love!

Dublin: Private Whiskey and Beer Trail Half-Day Tour

10. 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.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 46 reviews

We loved this tour. The first contact we had with the team was absolutely delightful. Since we were late on another tour, we had to ask for this tour to be postponed and they were totally helpful. They helped us in everything and were immediately available to find a solution. The tour was great, the guide is super friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Dublin and makes a point of showing the sights in detail. Even with rain, as we took it, it is a tour that I recommend doing. With the rise in the water level of the river, the boat left us in a different place from the place of embarkation, but they were more than quick to show us the best ways to return to the place of departure.

Nice tour,very witty well informed guide.really recommend the tour.only suggestion is they put a sign at the beginning &end of the stone wall so yo don't have to walk along the path to find you have to walk back or climb over the wall to access the tour.

Very nice! The skipper and the man who explains everything make the boat trip! Nice, funny stories! definitely fun to do!

Great commentary made the tour very enjoyable and good fun.

The boat tour guide was excellent. Very interesting tour.