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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Relax while you’re in Ireland with this private tour of Wicklow and Glendalough, including private, round-trip transport from Dublin. Take a scenic drive through Wicklow Mountains National Park, and make stops at Lough Tay, the Guinness estate, and the bridge used in the filming of “P.S. I Love You.” Plus, choose to visit the Powerscourt Gardens (own expense) or Avoca, and then end your day with time in Glendalough, where you can see St. Kevin’s monastery.
Discover the lush Wicklow Mountains on this full-day private tour from Dublin. Drive along Ireland’s southern coast to reach the national park where you can explore remote mountain passes and their spectacular views. Sit down to a delicious lunch of traditional Irish fare before visiting the 6th-century settlement of Glendalough. Admire the beautiful scenery of the park throughout the day and see filming locations for Vikings and Braveheart.
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.
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.