Welcome to County Dublin

Beyond the immediate city limits, County Dublin's collection of villages have retained their distinct character, despite being largely absorbed into the suburban conurbation: to the north, seaside towns like Malahide and Howth are separated from the city proper by fields and, in Howth's case, a long beachy strand. In the south, Dalkey and Sandycove are pleasant seaside suburbs with a strong village feel.

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$74.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dublin, Cliffs of Moher with Ailwee Caves Premium Cruise Tour

07:15  -   Depart Dublin We meet at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (map is linked on our booking page). You’ll board our comfortable coach, meet our legendary guide and fellow adventurers, then head west out of Dublin. There are quaint villages, lush countryside and even some castle ruins to see as we head toward Corcomroe Abbey. You'll be crossing the width of Ireland this morning! 10:30 – 12th Century Corcomroe Abbey Visit the beautiful Corcomroe Abbey in the heart of the Burren built from the traditional limestone of the area. It was founded by Cistercian monks around 1195.  The church consists of a nave with an aisle on the south side. It appears that it was intended to construct a similar aisle on the north side of the nave, but this may never have been completed.  The church is surrounded by high limestone hills in what is a breathtaking landscape. 11:10 -  AILWEE CAVES  The Ailwee Caves in the heart of the Burren is Ireland’s premier caves system and a real treat for anyone who enters.  The cave system is the largest in Ireland and has a treasure chest of both stalactites and stalagmites.  This is a spectacular guided tour into this underground world that will amaze you at every corner.   12:10 – POULNABRONE DOLMEN Not everyday do you get to see a 5000 year old burial tomb, even older than the Pyrmids!  This stop at Pounabrone Tomb or dolmen will get you up close to a structure build by man 3600 BC !  The site was excavated in 1986 and produced human remains 16 adults and children with some artifacts.   12:50 - LUNCH - Doolin It's time for lunch, so we head to Doolin - a beautiful village famed for its traditional music on the edge of the Atlantic. We usually go to Fitzpatrick’s Pub where the seafood is particularly good. If you like seafood, the food should leave you very satisfied. Don’t worry if you are not a fan of seafood, there are plenty of other options available.  ( lunch not included ) 15:15 -  CLIFFS TOP WALK Now you will get to walk the cliff tops to view the Cliffs of Moher from its iconic standpoint.  You will have access to the visitors center to learn about the history of the local area, the flora, fauna and geology.  The Cliffs Of Moher is Ireland’s most popular natural site and once you stand looking at this awesome natural wonder you’ll understand why ! 19:45 -  ARRIVE DUBLIN After your amazing adventure to the edge of the world and back you can reminisce about your wonderful day back in Dublin.  If you would like to explore more of the emerald isle and it's natural and cultural treasures you can take a look at www.irishdaytours.ie

$33.35 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Brazen Head - Oldest Pub in Ireland and Dublin Castle City Tour

On this fascinating tour, visit the 12th century Dublin Castle built by King John where your professional local English-speaking guide will show you all the exterior highlights including the Castle gardens, affording you one of the best tour experiences in Ireland. An expert local guide will show and explain all of the history and stories connected to Dublin's famous Castle.The second part of this tour will bring you back to the year 1198, the year the Brazen Head opened its doors for the first time. This is Irelands oldest pub, where you will experience an extraordinary sense of history within the pubs walls. If you are looking for a tour that includes some history and the true Irish pub experience, then this tour is a must.With small groups of only 25 guests or fewer, this tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly guide. Walk over history while discovering the story of a small island that has made a big impact on the world and whose people created the most famous watering hole of them all “The Irish Pub”.

$46 Food, Wine & Nightlife

St Patrick's Weekend Pub Crawl

Join us for the most Irish weekend of the year, St Patrick’s Day in Dublin!Your evening begins at the Grand Social, where you will meet your pub crawl leaders. Getting in anywhere in Dublin on the busiest night of the year can be difficult, but we've got you covered with guaranteed entrance to three venues (including skip-the-line), free shots, live Irish music and a free pint of Guinness (or beer if Guinness isn't to your taste!). Come and celebrate the biggest night of year in style - there will be prizes with our very own St Patrick's Day drinking games.Our Pub Crawl leaders will take you on a journey through the heart of Dublin. Soak up the trademark Irish hospitality and the electric atmosphere for an unforgettable night of world-renowned "craic", as the Irish say.St Patrick’s Day may be celebrated around the world, but you won’t want to miss this chance to celebrate it in its birthplace! 

$80 Shore Excursions

Glendalough and Dublin Highlights Shore Excursion from Dublin

A wonderful full day tour which captures the highlights of Dublin and the picturesque Glendalough, known as the City of Seven Churches. The tour starts with a drive to Glendalough, a glacial valley in Wicklow, followed by a look at Dublin's highlights, including Powerscourt Gardens and Temple Bar.In Glendalough, you'll have around 1.5-2 hours leisure time and the opportunity to look around the visitor centre, the round tower of St Kevin and perhaps to take a short walk around the lakes. In the afternoon, we'll continue to Dublin for a guided, panoramic city tour, which will include the following sites:Georgian SquareSt. Patrick's CathedralPhoenix Park (where Pope John Paul II celebrated mass with around 1.2 million people)The residences of the President of Ireland and the American Ambassador to IrelandO'Connell StreetThe GPO, focus of the Easter Rising in 1916Trinity CollegeAfter the tour, you'll be taken back to the Dublin cruise port in plenty of time for your cruise ship's departure.- Meet and greet at Dublin port- Drive to Glendalough- View Dublin's highlights en route, including Powerscourt Gardens and Temple Bar- Explore Glendalough (1.5-2 hours leisure time)- Continue to Dublin for a guided, panoramic city tour- Return to Dublin port

$20.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Guide Dublin City Experience the City with a veteran guide

Dublin is a relatively small but ancient city, bursting with history, character and charm and steeped in poetry, music and story. What better way to explore it than following a trail with a local? Experience real Dublin in vibrant colour whilst being regaled with tales of old and the bold.Wednesday and Thursday: City Walk, meet at the entrance to Bank of Ireland College Green/Dame Street.Explore old and modern Dublin with a native guide, visiting lesser known areas away from the usual tourist trails.View the Old House of Lords, Victorian Olympic Theatre, Museum of the origin of the city to its modern state. Walk along the old city walls and St. Audeon's 200 year old church. Area known as the Liberties. Complete the tour with a drink of Guinness brewed locally, a cup of coffee, or other refreshment.As it’s Ireland, bring a brolly and a big smile and may the road rise to meet you.

$500 Private & Custom Tours

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

The memories you make will stay with you forever. Capture beautiful vacation photographs in the most iconic spots in Dublin, with our vacation photographers. Choose from our favourite Dublin routes, including: St. Stephens Green; The Docks; Temple Bar; Guinness Hop Store; River Liffey; or your own custom route.Our Shoot Concierge Team will help you plan all the fun details of your vacation photoshoot. You will be contacted by Flytographer 24 hours after booking to confirm your reservation and arrange your meeting time and location. You will receive your high resolution digital vacation photographs within five days after the shoot. Your once in a lifetime trip deserves more than selfies!

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