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3 Days in Dublin: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2014

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Words and music are the lifeblood of this literary city, so here's a suggested three-day itinerary that will get you into that Dublin frame of mind. Don't worry, we've included plenty of pubs! 

Day 1: Hop On, Hop Off, and Party!

Oh to be in Dublin – where do you start? So much history to explore, so many famous sights…the easiest approach to take is leaping on a Dublin City hop-on hop-off bus tour. This is a great way to get the lay of the land – the historic buildings, the major attractions and the vibrant nightlife.

Dublin is famous for its hospitality, so get yourself a big slice of it by spending the evening at a good old Irish house party – it's the perfect introduction to Dublin. Great atmosphere, music, food, and stories. Let the good times roll! 

Day 2: Walking, Sailing, Writing, and Drinking

History, literature, photography, architecture – whatever your obsession, you could easily structure a walking path around Dublin that would feed those passions. Why not strap on your walking shoes for a Dublin City Walking Tour to get yourself started? See the main shopping streets, historic Georgian and Victorian quarters, Trinity College and Temple Bar. Spend the afternoon on a leisurely cruise down the River Liffey before brushing up on your James Joyce and heading out on a Dublin literary pub crawl – explore its literary past and exciting pub culture. Educational and recreational!  

Day 3: Moher Cliffs, More Music, More Pints

Don't miss Ireland's famously inspiring landscape. Make time to trip out to Wicklow or Cork, or scoop up the highlights of Ireland's west coast with a train and coach tour of Limerick, the wild Cliffs of Moher, the unique lunar landscape of the Burren, and picturesque Galway Bay.

Sign off on your three days in Dublin in signature Dublin fashion – with plenty of music and plenty of Guinness. A cozy night of music in a traditional Irish pub is a sure-fire way to really appreciate the warmth of the Irish spirit. Aim for Temple Bar - you could even join a musician-led tour of the best watering holes – and have a drink to Dublin.

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Dublin Freedom Pass: Transport and Sightseeing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

Use the Dublin Freedom Pass to travel around the city and sightsee with ease. Valid for 72 hours from first use, the handy transport and sightseeing pass ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $38.86

Dublin Traditional Irish House Party including Dinner and Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 245 Reviews

Welcome to the party! A traditional Irish house party is the perfect introduction to Dublin, with great entertainment and a warm and friendly atmosphere. ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.90

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin

Examine a harrowing period of Irish history with a 50-minute guided tour around the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum. Step aboard the replica vessel ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.66

Irish Whiskey Museum Experience

Discover the history of Irish whiskey making and sip on a sample of the golden spirit on this guided 1-hour Irish Whiskey Museum experience. Trace the origins ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.43

The Dublin Ghost Bus Tour

Discover the darker side of Dublin on this 2-hour bus tour around the city’s most haunted spots. As you cruise around the streets, hear about ghostly legends, ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.27

Dublin Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

4.5 star rating: Recommended 499 Reviews

Discover Dublin's traditional pubs and wonderful Irish music on this 2.5-hour pub crawl through historic Temple Bar. Led by two talented professional ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.54

Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Make your own sightseeing itinerary with a 2-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket in Dublin. Use your ticket on two different bus routes, which cover a combined ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Varies

Original - Purple Route Duration 1hr 30mins - Docklands - Pink Route Duration 30 mins

From USD $24.61

Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

Do you want to find out what happened to the lost souls of medieval, plague-ravaged Dublin? This bus tour is your chance to do just that! Visit eerie yet ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.38

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 Reviews

Immerse yourself in Dublin's rich literary heritage and enjoy a few pints along the way on a literary pub crawl through Dublin. This walking tour is a ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.54

Dublin Historical Walking Tour including Trinity College

4.5 star rating: Recommended 150 Reviews

Few cities wear history on its sleeve like Dublin does! The Historical Walking Tour has been acclaimed as a must-do tour for any visitor to Dublin and starts ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.54

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