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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:45 minutes (approx.)
Drift down the River Liffey on a leisurely 45-minute cruise from the heart of Dublin. With a local guide providing professional commentary, your all-weather, purpose-built vessel can accommodate up to 48 passengers, offering maximum comfort and safety. The boat is wheel chair accessible and suitable for young and old alike.


  • Liffey River cruise through Dublin
  • 45-minute scenic cruise past Dublin’s city-center sights
  • Custom House, docklands, bridges and 18th-century buildings
  • Professional commentary from your local guide

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Liffey River Cruise

Dublin Liffey River Cruise

Discover all aspects of the history of the River Liffey and of Dublin city itself, from the first arrival of the Vikings 1000 years ago, to the rapid development of the city during the 18th and 19th Centuries to become a major European capital, and of the subsequent decline and more recent redevelopment of Dublin's Docklands.

You will learn the story behind the iconic Ha'penny bridge as well as Gandon's masterpiece, the majestic Custom House. You will follow the story of Dublin's Royal and Grand Canals and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649. You'll also hear how Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800. Learn of how much of present day Dublin now sits on reclaimed land, including Trinity College and the Spire in O'Connell Street.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A must do when in Dublin,a great way to spend time learning about the history and the inhabitants of this lovely city.
A big shout out to the guides who make this tour what it is,funny and informative,remind me again who won the rugby on Saturday?oh yes Wales,better luck next time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

these guys are great...they love their job and love their city. it was a lovely way to spend our very first day in Dublin!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was the most relaxing tour that we took while in Dublin. Tour boat was very comfortable
and great views from the side and roof windows. Guide was excellent.
Short tour but well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very informative tour that was just long enough to keep you interested. The guide, Richard delivered his knowledge in a professional and amusing way and we would recommend this trip to any visitor.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

loved this...learned all sorts of hidden info about Dublin and the waterway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had been to Dublin many times but never ventured onto the water. It was great to see places we had never seen before and the commentary was good without being overbearing. The boat was clean and we were able to see out of the windows.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This inexpesive tour is well worth the time to take, knowlegable guide and a good use of about an hours time. Gives a nice, different view of the city. If a river/water cruise is an option in a city, we always do it. The Amsterdam and Paris ones are equally good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We love a river cruise and this tour was very informative and pleasurable. A must do activity whilst in fun Dublin!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Lovely, slow cruise in a covered boat. Our Captain, Paul, was full of fun and very careful with us. It was a very relaxed trip and Carolyn, our Tour Guide, was a pretty and very knowledgeable Irish lass who made sure we knew what was going on at all times. Very calm and relaxed time and absolutely worth the money.

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