- 2-hour Dublin dinner cruise from Charlemont Place
- Relax on board the Guinness Canal Barge MV Cadhla, a replica of a 1920s boat
- Enjoy a pre-dinner drink from the bar
- Hear tales and trivia about Dublin and the city's fondness for Guinness from the onboard crew
- Savor a 3-course meal, enjoying traditional Irish dishes like beef and Guinness stew
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
See Dublin from a different perspective! Enjoy traditional Irish food in style on board a beautiful replica of an original Guinness canal barge.
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What You Can Expect
Enjoy a pre-dinner drink from the onboard bar, and then take a seat at your table inside the boat’s lower saloon. Before setting off, your crew will entertain you with funny anecdotes, trivia and history about the city and, of course, the famous Guinness drink. Sit back and relax as the waiting staff serves your hearty Irish meal, and look out of the windows to see the city locks and sights of Dublin. Additional drinks can be ordered at your own expense throughout your meal.
After two hours gliding around the city’s historical canals, finish your cruise at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, the Grand Canal’s dockside theater.
First course (choice of one):
- Black pudding (traditional blood sausage) and bacon salad, dressed with house vinaigrette
- Smoked salmon tartar garnished with Dublin Bay prawns, baby-leaf salad and lemon dressing
- Vegetable soup with homemade brown bread
- Beef and Guinness stew with buttered potatoes
- Atlantic fish pie, made with baked salmon, whiting, hake, plaice, vegetables, mashed potato and Dublin cheddar cheese
- Ginger- and garlic-roasted vegetables, served with artisan bread from a local bakery
- Apple tart with a choice of ice cream or whipped cream
- Baileys cheesecake
It was the perfect present!
Food was delicious! Friendly staff!
Excellent dinner cruise. It was so nice sitting on the top of the boat as we cruised down the canal. Excellent food.
We booked this tour about three weeks before traveling to Dublin. We took a cab from our hotel on O'Connell Street, about 2.5 miles from the departure point. The cabbie had a hard time finding the spot, so remember to tell yours that the landing is directly across from the Hilton Dublin. When we got there 30 minutes early as the guide requested, the boat had not yet arrived. There is no signage to tell you this is the place so just wait there and be patient. They showed up at about 7:55 for the 8:15 departure so no big deal. There were only three couples that night so we had the crew to ourselves. The guide said:"Before setting off, your crew will entertain you with funny anecdotes, trivia and history about the city and, of course, the famous Guinness drink", but that was not the case. Probably due to the light crew with so few guests. The crew were very friendly and the meal was wonderful. I had the Salmon Tartar, Atlantic Fish Pie, and Apple Tart. The fish pie was average, a bit bland, but the tartar and tart were excellent!
The guide encourages you to: "Enjoy a pre-dinner drink from the onboard bar...". I felt this implied it was part of the meal cost but this turned out not to be true. Alcoholic drinks are a separate charge and you must settle up before leaving the boat.
The cruise itself was perfect. We saw the city a whole new way and enjoyed watching the pilot get us through the locks along the canal. We finished at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, a beautiful building to see at night. A recommend this experience highly!
This was a good tour with delicious food. The ride was quite fascinating but no one really told us anything. We got to go through locks which was cool and the scenery of Dublin that we did see was nice.
I had great difficulty in finding the pier the first taxi I took left me at the wrong part of the canal , despite showing him the voucher which clearly states the name of the pier, my advice to anyone is to tell the driver that the pier is next to the Hilton hotel, The interior of the barge is impeccable and the food although sparse was of good quality, I felt that a bit of soft music and the occasional commentary would have added a bit more charisma to this trip as it felt very impersonal.
Great food, End of season and not well attended, so as a night-life activity it was somewhat dull. Different experience.