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River Liffey: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • 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.

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    Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

  • Dublin: The Dublin Pass with Entry to Over 35 Attractions

    2. Dublin: The Dublin Pass with Entry to Over 35 Attractions

    With the digital Dublin Pass, enjoy unlimited access to more than 35 sites attractions and sites including the Guinness Storehouse, Chester Beatty Library, Christchurch Cathedral, and many more. Explore all there is to do in Dublin at your own pace. Pay nothing at the gate; simply show your QR-coded pass on your phone and you're in. Your pass includes free entry to over 35 attractions, including: Airfield Estate Aquazone @ the National Aquatic Centre Castletown House and Parklands Christ Church Cathedral Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre Dublin City Hall Dublinia Dublin Zoo Glasnevin Museum Guinness Storehouse James Joyce Centre Jeanie Johnston Tallship and Famine Museum Little Museum of Dublin Malahide Castle & Gardens National Wax Museum PLUS Old Jameson Distillery Rainforest Adventure Golf Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Skerries Mills Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum Farmleigh House &...

    Dublin was shutting down due to the Covid-19 virus. But we did make it on to StPatricks and Christ Church Cathedrals. The bus tour was quite interesting. Just bad timing on our part.

  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Entrance Ticket

    3. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Entrance Ticket

    Explore the emigration history of Ireland at the world's first fully digital museum in Dublin, winner of Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019. Learn how 10 million people have left the island over the centuries through the amazing exhibitions at the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Follow the dramatic story of how the people of Ireland have left home to settle around the globe, and how they changed the world along the way. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure and discovery the world has ever known as you explore the 20 state-of-the-art galleries. Located in the CHQ building in the historic docklands, the museum brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way. Experience this digital and interactive award-winning technology and receive a souvenir passport to take home ...

    Overall fantastic. Needs more publicity I did not know it was there only told by chance. Well done

  • Dublin: City Highlights Walking Tour

    4. 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.

  • Dublin: 2.5-Hour City Bike Tour

    5. Dublin: 2.5-Hour City Bike Tour

    Grab a set of wheels for an active bicycle 2.5-hour tour around Dublin city and discover the city’s most famous sites alongside a fully qualified ‘Failte Ireland’ national tour guide. Begin our tour at in Whitefriar Place near St. Stephen’s Green and set off to explore Dublin’s canals and the River Liffey, Georgian Dublin with its grand 18th-century houses, beautiful parks, and Norman Dublin’s castles and cathedrals. Get an insight into the culture of Dublin’s writers, painters, poets, and special characters and visit places of revolution and war from Dublin’s turbulent history.  As you cycle around in the streets of Dublin, your guide will point out all the good pubs and traditional music venues along the route- If there is enough time you might even be able to stop at one.

  • 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...

    Michael is an excellent guide, Interesting history and stories and conversation. Highly recommend!

  • Dublin: Music Under the Bridges Kayaking Tour

    7. Dublin: Music Under the Bridges Kayaking Tour

    After meeting your guide on the River Liffey, head into the changing rooms to store any valuables, or change out of any clothes you don’t want to get wet. Then you’re off to experience the unique combination of kayaking and music. Over the course of your 2.5-hour tour, some of the best musicians in town will play for you under the most iconic bridges of Dublin. After hopping aboard your sit-on-top kayaks, paddle towards the city center, where you’ll be met by talented local musicians, serenading you at every turn. Enjoy the otherworldly acoustics and one-of-a-kind atmosphere as the musicians play original songs, mixed in with a touch of poetry and history. This private concert sums up what the city is about — good "craic" with friends, laughing, singing along, and breathtaking city views.

    My husband daughter and I had a fantastic evening at music under the bridges. Our guide was great and the musician was excellent. A very unique memorable experience. :-)

  • Private Dublin Luxury Whiskey Trail

    8. Private Dublin Luxury Whiskey Trail

    Meet at James Fox Cigar and Whiskey Shop, one of Ireland's leading merchant of fine Cuban cigars, premium Irish whiskey, smoking pipes, and select spirits. 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 Irish Whiskey Museum. The tour is fantastic, not to be missed. It really sets the tone of the Dublin Whiskey Story. 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.  After a special tasting of rare whiskey at Jameson's, travel to the Liberties neighborhood to another historical giant of wh...

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What people are saying about River Liffey

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Very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Open to questions and showed concerns for the safety of her group. Would highly recommend.

Michael is an excellent guide, Interesting history and stories and conversation. Highly recommend!

Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

Great way to get around Dublin and find out more about the city.

Friendly helpful staff. Great banter and commentary.