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Dublin

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See The Magic of the City with These Top Dublin Tours

Wondering which Dublin tours to take when you’re in the city? From the most popular to the most unusual, our guide will help you see the best of the city.

1.Dublin Walking Tours

Free Walking Tours: There are lots of these available throughout the city, from free 1916 rising centenary tours to free literary walking tours.

Guided Walking Tours: These include private guided tours of Dublin, ghost tours and two hour, six hour and full-day tours of Dublin.

Tailored Walking Tours: There are plenty of tour guides and companies who will help you to create the perfect walking tour of Dublin to include your own personal interests – wine, nautical, theatre, etc.

Dublin Surrounding Areas: Stretch your legs with walking tours of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains, Howth, Killiney, Bray head and the beaches along the east coast of the country.

Trinity College Dublin

2.Dublin Bus Tours

Hop on – Hop off: Our concierge team recommend the red Dublin bus tour and we have discount vouchers for this – just ask.

1916 Rising Centenary Tour: This is a 90-minute ride through the city as you travel through time and cross the barricades of the historical rebellion on Easter Monday 1916.

1916 Rising Tour

3. Day Trips from Dublin

Wicklow & Dublin Mountains: Wicklow is called the ‘Garden Of Ireland’ and you’ll see why on this great day trip. It includes a visit to the pre-Viking settlement of Glendalough, near where the Vikings TV series is shot.

Game Of Thrones: This tour will take you from the centre of Dublin to Northern Ireland to see many of the locations where the Game of Thrones episodes are filmed.

The Giant’s Causeway: See the incredible Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim on a scenic tour that also includes a visit to Belfast and the stunning Dunluce Castle and the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Blarney Castle: Take a full day tour to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the ‘gift of the gab’. Enjoy the spectacular drive through County Cork and see Cobh, the Titanic’s last port of call.

Cliffs of Moher Tour: Make your way to the west of Ireland to see the world famous Cliffs of Moher – Ireland’s number one tourist attraction. Follow the the coast up to Galway Bay and finish your day in Kylemore Abbey in the beautiful Connemara.

Giants Causeway Ireland Tour

4. Fun Tours of Dublin

Viking Splash: Duck tours with a difference – on this tour you’re a Viking! See the main attractions by land and water and scare some locals while you’re at it!

Little Museum of Dublin: This is not strictly a tour but, because it’s across the road from the hotel, we thought we’d include it – and everyone loves this one.

Dublin Bay Cruise: This is a relatively new tour. Sailing between Dun Laoghaire and Howth, you will get a unique perspective of the city. We suggest you travel by DART train from Pearse Station.

Sea Safari: Zip around Dublin bay in a jet boat from Dalkey Island in the south to Ireland’s Eye in the north.

Viking Splash Tour

Watch a summary of the top Dublin and Ireland tours we recommend below:

How’s that for being spoiled for choice? No matter who you are with and what ever mood you’re in, there’s an option for you here in Dublin.

Make sure to get in touch with our concierge team and they can help you plan your trip.