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Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle
Knowledgeable and Entertaining Guide - Easy & Flexible Booking System
, Feb 2020
Our guide Neil was very knowledgeable and entertaining - I learned so much and especially enjoyed the easy visit to the library. I also would use Viator again; it was my first time (recommended by a friend) and although I had to change my dates and had several questions by email, their staff were quick to respond and helpful -- important when you're traveling in a strange place.
Avoid the crowds and explore Irish history in peace on this Book of Kells and Dublin Castle exterior tour. Visit the Trinity College Library, home to the famous Book of Kells—widely considered among the most important of all Ireland’s ancient treasures. Listen as your guide brings medieval Ireland to life, shedding light on the Book of Kells’ profound historical significance. Afterward, enjoy a guided walking tour around Dublin Castle’s mighty exterior. Visit the gardens and yards, and learn of the castle’s role as court, fortress, treasury, and jail.
Dublin shore excursions tend to fill up fast during peak season from May through September, making booking ahead an enticing option for seeing Dublin sights with ease. Wind through Wicklow’s countryside, and then, travel through the Wicklow Mountains for a panoramic Dublin tour, seeing highlights like Trinity College and O’Connell Street. After free time for shopping, finish with a port drop-off.
Shore Excursion from Dublin: Including Dublin highlights and Glendalough
Dublin & Glendalough
, Oct 2019
We were expecting a green Paddy wagon bus and had been waiting at the cruise terminal for some time as all the other buses had arrived, some had loaded and left. Finally a black van showed up and the driver said we were going with him. Seven Canadians loaded in, took off through Dublin, driver got a call, he was missing a passenger, returned to port, passenger had changed mind, driver not very communicative as a guide, big rush on highway, started raining, visibility poor, we did get to spend time at the monastery as rain had let up, back on road always rushing, it was not enjoyable, weather didn't help. He did drop us at a very expensive Pub for a late lunch. We wouldn't recommend him as a guide.
Our Paddy Wagon tour bus was totally visible from our ship. Booked independent of our ship at 1/2 price. John, our native Dubliner driver/guide was OUTSTANDING. Entertained us with Dublin facts, stories, poems, and songs. The day was terrific and will use off ship tours again!! John was very willing to accommodate our groups boarding requests too, no angst about meeting the ship.
When your cruise visits Dublin, witness the best of Ireland’s capital and County Wicklow, including Glendalough, on a full-day shore excursion. Board a climate-controlled coach and hear fun facts and history about the landmarks from your driver-guide on route. Admire Wicklow’s stunning mountains, hills and glassy lakes; and visit the ruined 6th-century St Kevin’s monastery in Glendalough, home to a stunning monastic round tower. Lastly, take a panoramic drive around Dublin to see top landmarks such as Ha'Penny Bridge and Trinity College, finishing with a shopping stop on Grafton Street.
Our guide Allen took us on a private tour that we set up prior to arrival. There were sites we wanted to see so he deviated from the regular tour. He went out of his way to show us the things and the countryside we were most interested in. He made it a wonderful adventure and we were more than delighted with everything.
Discover Dublin’s historic landmarks and famous attractions on a private tour tailor-made for you. With a personal guide and private vehicle, enjoy a customized full-day tour and visit sights such as the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, or Malahide Castle; jump out to see Trinity College and St Patrick Cathedral; or escape the crowds in Phoenix Park or Howth village.
Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
, Sep 2019
Hop on hop off was great, the directions and info to the place to turn in the voucher was very lacking, the location to the ticket office should have said 1 hr and 20 min walk from the port. When we finally got on the bus we found the guides excellent.
We found the most helpful drivers and staff. Very helpful with lots of tips of must-see places. We also wanted to go somewhere called "Beggars Bush" and we were given helpful instructions of how to get there and the next day we got the same bus driver and he asked us if we found it ok and what our plans were next. I wish I could remember his name to say thanks again!
When your cruise ship docks, hit the streets on this sightseeing shore excursion that's perfect for everyone. Experience the beauty, history and culture of Dublin during a popular hop-on, hop-off bus sighting tour. Discover the best of the Emerald Isle, including historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace. With 28 stops along the way--including the Old Jameson Distillery, the National Art Gallery, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse--this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing!
Discover Ireland’s beautiful scenery on this action packed rail tour from Dublin Port. You’ll take the stress out of organizing transport, as rail and coach travel is included. It’s the perfect way to save time if you’re in Ireland for a short period of time and want to see a lot, while still traveling in comfort. See the Wicklow Mountains, Rathdrum, the small village of Avoca, Glendalough, and lots more on this scenic tour.
Explore the scenic landscapes of Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, on a private tour tailor-made for you. With a personal guide and private vehicle, discover the countryside around Dublin, stopping to admire the 6th-century ruins of Glendalough, stroll around Powerscourt Gardens, or shop for handicrafts in Avoca village.
Cliffs of Moher & Galway Bay Experience - History music & Ireland's oldest pub
From $1,123.63 per group
Fantastic day trip
, Jan 2020
This was the second tour I did with Eammonn and he truly treats you like a VIP, I think he even made the weather cooperate for us to get some spectacular views of the cliffs. He made a long day seem short and took us to great places to eat and a very nice tour of the history of Ireland and his knowledge of the music and history behind it is amazing. Highly recommend him for anyone traveling to Ireland.
'Cliffs of Moher & Galway bay Experience' by ChaperoneVIP Private Tours is a comprehensive day out of Dublin to the Wild Atlantic Way where not only will you experience Galway bay and the rugged beauty of the famous Liscannor Cliffs and dramatic coastlines but you will also learn of many key events in Irish history as we do not waste any time during our full day.
My Tour motto is: History - Music - The Craic - Guinness!
Before we part ways you will have. .
- a locals insights into Ireland and what makes us unique.
- a good understanding of Irish history from the 1916 Easter Rising, the great Famine, Irish life & culture and what makes a PERFECT Guinness!!
- you will learn the basics of the Irish language and a cúpla focal.
- a collection of high quality 40MP digital photos as I am your personal candid photographer for the day.
All tours are conducted in a highly personal and professional manner by myself and NO ONE else.
See you in Ireland,
ChaperoneVIP Private Tours.
Fancy a pint? Then set out on a shore excursion to Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s top visitor attraction. Your pre-booked and pre-paid skip-the-line ticket allows quick entry into the facility, so you don’t have to rush immediately back to your port of call. Once inside, begin your self-guided tour at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass and work your way up to the Gravity Bar for a complimentary pint of the black stuff. You’ll also learn the story of Guinness’s brewing heritage and its place in Irish history as you go.
Take off from Dublin, and travel to Ireland’s County Meath during this private tour of Newgrange and the Hill of Tara, which includes round-trip transport. First, visit the prehistoric monument, Newgrange, before making your way to Boyne Valley. While in the valley, spend time exploring the archaeological complex, the Hill of Tara. End your day with a bite to eat (own expense) in the village of Howth.
Cliffs of Moher Express Private Luxury Tour with NEW up to 8 Pax 2020 Offer.
From $787.11 per group
Amazing day trip full of beauty and history!
, Nov 2019
James was an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly guide. The views were incredible and we got to make a couple stops along the way in nearby villages which history dates back hundreds of years! Blown away, thank you James!
This private tour is a must do if you are in Dublin. Our guide James was excelent, he arrived on time, and has over 20 years plus experience. We drove in a luxury Mercedes car, and made several nice stops before getting to the Cliffs...including a very nice lunch(fish and chips) at a local restaurant that James recomended just before arriving to the site. James knows very much about Irelands history, we learned a lot from him since he is from Dublin and knows a lot and he answered many questions we made in our trip. The Cliffs are just breathless and we took very nice pictures and had good weather that day. I will really recomend this tour to anyone that visits Dublin
Dublin visitors who want to experience the stunning Cliffs of Moher typically need to rent a car and drive, but that makes it tough to enjoy the sights along the way. On this private tour, you can sit back, relax, and let your driver whisk you from Dublin to the seaside cliffs. Along the way, you can arrange stops to see the sights or sample local cuisine, or just travel directly to save time—it's totally up to you.
We rode the green bus and found out we really should have booked it for 2 days as there is so much to see. If coming from the cruise port you will probably have to pay for a shuttle to downtown to the bus itself. I preferred the bus that had live comentar yfrom the driver to the recorded narrative with the earphones since that system didn't work very well at all. Beware of rush hour traffic. It takes forever to get back to the port in late afternoon.
Have your shore excursions arranged in advance when you arrive in Dublin's port; you'll save time scrambling for activities once you step off the ship. This tour includes a 24-hour pass for a hop-on hop-off bus, which covers more than 30 stops around the city. You can hop off to explore at your leisure at locations such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, Jameson Distillery Bow Street, Kilmainham Gaol, and the Guinness Storehouse. You'll also have access to a highlights of Dublin walking tour.
Dublin cruise passengers that want to see more in less time can admire Dublin—plus the scenery of the Irish countryside at Glendalough—on this full-day guided tour. You're whisked from port for your full-day adventure, with a guide to showcase the best of Ireland. Explore an area known as the City of Seven Churches, ride around Dublin, and enjoy a panoramic city highlights tour—all in just one day.
The fear of missing out is real when you’re traveling – no tourist wants to run the risk of skipping landmarks or attractions just because they didn’t know where they were or how to get there. With the VoxCity app, save yourself the time and anxiety that comes with planning your own self-guided adventures. Take advantage of the app’s detailed offline maps to find highlights that you want to visit, and follow the app’s pre-planned routes to each destination – no puzzling over public transport maps and timetables.
Trek through Howth to see off-the-beaten-path sights that most travelers miss on this small-group hiking tour. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide as you walk, illuminating the history Howth and Ireland from as far back as 700 years ago. Highlights include St. Mary's Abbey, the Cliffs of Howth, a centuries-old castle, and others. Finish up in a village pub for an included pint and a rest for your weary legs.
Escape the buzzing city center and explore Ireland’s picturesque east coast. The seaside town of Malahide is brimming with Irish charm and is home to one of the country’s impressive medieval castles. Enjoy a private tour of the castle’s historic interior, then wander through the extensive gardens at your leisure.
Step aboard a train and in just half an hour you will find yourself in a whole new world. The village of Malahide is the perfect blend of old meets new and its stunning surroundings will have nature-lovers jumping for joy. Start your experience with a peaceful walk through the woods in the direction of the historic Malahide Castle.
Feeling hungry? Follow your local host to one of the village’s lunch spots and enjoy a tasty meal. Then take a walk along the area’s beautiful coastline and explore its beaches before taking a short bus ride back to Dublin’s city center.
When your cruise ship docks in Dublin's port, go ashore and visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, where you'll delve into the history of Irish emigration the world over. You have limited time in port; planning your shore activities ahead of time ensures you can use your time wisely. With ticket in hand, you can hop a taxi (a short 5-minute ride) to the museum; start exploring without waiting in the ticket-buying line. You'll learn about the history of the Irish people and their travels through a self-guided tour of 20 themed galleries.
This is a tour of Wicklow, given by someone who grew up here and loves it. The tour described is an outline of what we might do, but we have plenty of options. I can suggest other places to visit on our day, and can incorporate other site visits, within reason. I am a Driver/Guide so we have a car, have a guide, and can do what we like!! Sometimes I bring people to some of the lesser known spots - old bridges by dark rivers, or up a favourite mountain, or to a beautiful garden. Occasionally, I bring visitors to my family farm, where my father and brother enjoy meeting visitors, and showing them over the farm. This is a 300 year old farm house which has been in the family for 8 generations and sheep, cattle and poultry are kept. You will be expected to chat with the family and tell them where you are from too!
It has many names: Great Famine, Potato Famine, an Gorta Mór, and Drochshaol. An event so devastating and harrowing that even today 170 years later it still unleashes a wellspring of emotion from the descendants of its victims. On this tour you will learn about the real causes of the cataclysm the overtook Ireland in that key period of 1845-1852, and its legacy that lingers even into the present day. The tour includes both a walking tour of the city with a trained historian and tickets to the EPIC Ireland Museum and the Jeanie Johnston Famine Museum.
The Wicklow Mountains are a popular Dublin day trip, although it can be time-consuming to reach them independently. Make the most of your limited stay in the region by opting for this full-day private excursion which includes transportation and helps you cover more ground than you could independently, without having to waste time waiting around for other travelers.
The Wicklow Mountains hold a special place in the heart of Dubliners and are a must-see during your visit. Get ready for exhilarating hiking paths that transport you to lush gardens and deep-blue glacial lakes on an incredible private day trip.
On this enchanting Irish experience, you won’t believe your eyes! You will see the most alluring scenery the Wicklow Mountains have to offer including a majestic waterfall and fascinating monastic ruins from centuries ago. From the fairytale Valley of the Two Lakes to the picturesque Powerscourt estate, discover why this land has been the embodiment of peace and tranquility for locals.
Get ready for a scenic getaway of a lifetime as your local host captivates you with epic tales of ancient settlements. Learn how St. Kevin connected on a deeper level with nature and developed one of the most spiritual monasteries in Ireland. Wander around the remnants of this influential saint’s masterpiece and find out why it is the ultimate Irish pilgrimage.
From the Vikings to the Normans, English royals to national independence, the story of Ireland is a tumultuous tale dating back hundreds of years. History enthusiasts can uncover the rich Irish story on this guided tour to several of the city's top landmarks, like Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College. Along the way, learn about important figures in Irish history, and even sip a pint of local beer in an historic pub—included in the tour.
Discover the history of Georgian Dublin on a half-day walking tour with your own private guide. Between 1690-1820, Dublin transformed into what became known as the ‘second city of the British Empire.’ See the era's architectural heritage and gain insight into its people as you take in landmarks such as the Georgian House Museum, Trinity College Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Castle, and the Famine Memorial.