Perfect for free access to the main attractions of the city and around the city. We also used it to cut the line in Guinness store. Not included the entrance to Dublin castle and Trinity library.
Doing what: The Dublin Pass
Highly recommended for anyone interested in detailed history of inner Dublin, i.e. Trinity College, Old Parliament, Townhouse, etc. Unfortunately Ireland is president of the EU this year which leads to a closed Dublin Castle - so no Chance to get inside that area. Our guide (who was very good!) had to fill this gap with some extra Details at the other spots....which made the hole story quite long. However, we booked this tour to take part the day we arrived in Dublin and with this you get a good first overview of the city centre and where to go during your stay.
We enjoyed this, would have given it a 5 star if we could have seen the inside of some of the Trinity College and the Dublin Castle. The Castle had some type of political meetings so we couldn't go in. The tour guide was very informative and nice.
The weather was not cooperating at all, it was raining all the time, but we managed to visit all the places - Trinity College, Old Irish Parliament, Dublin Castle, City Hall and Temple Bar area. Our guide - Peter was very knowledgeable, he tried to make Irish history more comprehensive for us.
Lots of walking. Parts were boring. Dublin does not have the history or preservation that London has. The "Gardens" of Dublin Castle was a real disappointment. No real gardens. All concrete and parking lot. But you can't beat the price!
The tour was not as expected as the Queen was visiting the next day and both Trinity College and Dublin Castle were closed for security reasons. Our tour guide more than made up for these problems by amending the tour contents and provided a very entertaining and informative tour which was enjoyed by all of us.
You have to really like history in order to appreciate this tour. We were hoping to take a tour to get an introduction to the city and see some of the bigger sites. We did see them about 4 places total including the college, Christchurch, and Dublin Castle and at each place we were given about 20 minutes of history. If you like history then that's great, but if you tend to be bored by history then this probably is not the tour for you. I thought it went on a little long at times, and the tourguide was not terribly entertaining. Obviously the tour is called a "historical walking tour" - just be warned that that's what it is, more so than a way to get to know the city.
Trinidad and Tobago
The entire tour is a lot to do in 1 day. I would more suggest a 2-day tour, but if you only have 1 day, it's the best was to see the most sites you can. Just make sure to do your research on the places you really want to get off and see, as some of them have tours at only particular times. Dublin Castle has tours in different languages throughout the day.
Doing what: Dublin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
This tour was great, although it would have been even better had we been able to enter some of the buildings we stopped at, like Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, or Trinity College. Instead, we stood outside while the guide spoke. Also, when we first arrived along with another couple, the woman running the tour that day did not accept the Viator voucher and did not know of any affiliation. Later on she did receive confirmation that the vouchers were valid.
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