Dublin Highlights Tour Including Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral Visit

Cultural & Theme Tours in Dublin

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This tour offers unique access to Ireland’s must see attraction: St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Garden Park in Dublin's Medieval Quarter. This tour is led by a professional engaging local guide who will lead the group to St Patrick's Cathedral with Skip the Line access for a truly inspiring insight into the interior highlights of this Gothic masterpiece. This tour will continue into the Cathedral's Gardens where St Patrick conducted the first christian baptisms in the 5th century. Today the sacred area is surrounded by beautiful Gothic and Victorian architecture. The Cathedral and Gardens are beautifully restored offering visitors remarkable historical insights brought to life by your Dublin guide who share compelling and engaging stories covering over 1500 years of rich Irish history.
This tour offers unique access to two of Ireland’s top attractions: St. Patrick’s Cathedral and to St. Patrick's Garden Park situated beside St. Patrick's Cathedral. Tradition has it that St. Patrick baptized the first Irish Christians here with water from the River Poddle which flows underground today in Dublin city. St. Patrick's Cathedral stands today on the original wooden church erected in this spot in the 5th century but was rebuilt at the end of the 13th century to reflect a Gothic splendor. Enter St Patrick's Cathedral with Skip the Line access for a truly inspiring insight into one of the most intriguing historical attractions in Ireland. Once inside the Cathedral, discover incredible tales of St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland and other famous historical figures who shaped the course of Irish history and culture. Discover must see relics some dating back to the 5th century including the baptismal stone reportedly used by St Patrick while performing the very earliest Christian baptismal ceremonies. Marvel at the vast collection of statues beautiful stained glass, and outstanding interior decorations as your local Dublin guide walks you through on a fully guided interior visit. This tour continues into the St. Patrick's Park located within the historic heart of the city, where you’ll visit the gardens many delights including the very location where Saint Patrick conducted the first Christian ceremonies. While admiring architectural details, your guide will share intriguing tales about the Gardens and Saint Patrick including details of his early life and family, his miracles and incredible foresight that forever shaped the course of Irish history. While in the park you will also visit the Literary Parade highlighting the works of iconic Irish writers including Swift, Mangan, Wilde, Shaw, Yeats, Synge, O'Casey, Joyce, Behan, Beckett, Clarke, Dillon and the Liberty Bell Sculpture. In summary experience rich history, scenic highlights while in the hands of an expert local guide who will share unforgettable stories of Irish traditions, both new and old – all in less than two and a half hours! See and experience so much more than you would on your own. Highlights include; Skip the Line Access to St Patrick's Cathedral  See and touch the 5th century Baptismal stone of St PatrickTour is led by a professional local Dublin Guide See and experience so much more than you would on your own 

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour

What’s not included

  • Food, drink & transportation


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Editor's Pick
  • Comprehensive tour of the city