Dublin

Dublin is a city that everyone raves about. Displaced locals get all misty-eyed about the pubs, the hilarious, friendly people they left behind. It is a modern, hard-working, affluent centre of commerce and industry as well as a cultural capital and it is home to some of Europe's most renowned artists. It is a city that deserves to be taken seriously. And, for those who do, it is a richly rewarding, fascinating place with its incredible beautifully preserved mansions and castles, meticulously curated museums, churches, cathedrals, and parks.

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Dublin’s streets are a busy mix of past and present. This city has always inspired writers, visitors and political firebrands alike. Walk these streets and you’ll be taking a journey through history, from the city’s Viking roots by the banks of the river Liffey, to its atmospheric medieval churches with their mummified remains and holy relics, along gracious Georgian streets and past grand buildings, as well as museums, theatres and several parks where to take a rest from the city life.

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Planning Your Dublin Visit

Best time to visit?

Ireland isn’t exactly known for its splendid weather, but the best of it generally makes its token appearance at the end of summer (September-ish). If you’re looking for an excuse to don a silly hat and swig Guinness, the St. Patrick’s Day parade is on March 17th.

How to get around?

The Irish are world-renowned for their terrific sense of humor, and nowhere is this more evident than in Dublin’s public transport network! There are 2 unconnected tram lines and trains mainly serve the outer rim of the city. The bus network is extensive but a tough nut to crack for visitors (see dublinbus.ie). The good news, however, is that most of the sights are just a short walk from each other in the heart of the city!

How many days?

You could see the sights of Dublin in a day or two, but remember this is a city of exemplary museums, exciting music and sports events, and enticing modern restaurants. Book a week to delve into its best kept secrets!

What people are saying about Dublin

★★★★★ The bus tour became 'A legendary one man show!'

Our first driver did not use the recorded guide. He did it live! He did it with style! He did it with PASSION! He made the journey through the streets of Dublin secondary to his amazing, interesting and factual repartee. His amusing asides were second to none...e.g., a fire tender was coming up behind, siren sounding. 'Oh no, there is a fire tender coming up behind' he said, 'This is bad. I think the might have spotted me...My first wife ran off wife a fireman...Well, I'm not stopping. They might want to give her back!'...BRILLIANT!! Alas for us, he came to the end of his shift and the next driver was just that...a driver. Sure he was safe. He was courteous. But he was just...well 'workman like'

★★★★★ Gorgeous fall foliage and interesting history!

What a great tour! I was originally skeptical of taking a large-scale tour, but this was so worth it. Easy pick up from O'Connell street and a comfortable bus. The scenery was incredible ... who knew Ireland had such beautiful fall foliage?! Every stop was gorgeous and our guide, John, was full of knowledge (and a bit of humor). Each stop was perfectly timed and the pub lunch was delicious (get the Guinness stew!). I highly recommend this tour!

★★★★★ Awesome! Take this tour you will not be disappointed!

The tour was small so we had a lot of attention and our driver and all the tour guides were friendly and knew their history. Thanks

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