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Walking Tours

Book of Kells Early Access Tour with Dublin Castle

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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dublin Shore Excursion: Dublin and Glendalough

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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Cliffs of Moher Platinum Express Private Luxury Tour. (Price per Vehicle)

Dublin visitors that 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. With 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.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Shore Excursion: Wicklow Mountains, Avoca & Glendalough Rail Tour

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.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Luxury Shore Excursion: Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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'Little Jersualem': Jewish History of Ireland Tour

Discover the Jewish History of Ireland and journey through Dublin's forgotten Jewish quarter. We start our tour at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin where the first Jews arrived in 1079.The modern history of the Jews in Ireland begins with Oliver Cromwell. By Crane Lane, learn how the new community developed with the inviting of Sephardic Jews to Ireland in 1660 by Cromwell. On Chancery Lane, the first of a wave of Jewish refugees from the Russian Empire arrived in the 1870s and increased the size of the Jewish population to 5000 within a generation.At this point in the tour you will take a cab to the heart of Jewish Dublin "Little Jerusalem". After a quick coffee in the Kosher bakery you will visit points of interest, such as the home of Ettie Steinberg (the only Irish victim of the Holocaust), the old Jewish Tailor's Union, Stamer street (site of a mysterious murder in 1923), and the Irish-Jewish Museum on Walworth Road. After the tour I will email you a number of documentaries too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cliffs of moher and Galway bay private tour

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this full-day private tour of the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin. Traveling with a dedicated guide means you get commentary tailored to your interests, you can stop whenever you like for photos, and you can move at your own pace without keeping up with a group.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Viking & Medieval History Tour

On this tour, you will explore the Pale of old medieval Dublin, from its Viking roots to its role as the springboard for the English conquest of Ireland in the 16th century. Even though there was an Irish settlement dubbed Atha Cliath by the riverside for millennia, it was the Norweigian Vikings who created the slave port of Dyflin in 841. At the National Archaeological Museum and Dublinia, learn about the 200 year history of the Ostmen in Ireland.Dublin became a true medieval walled city after the arrival of the Norman Earl Strongbow in 1170. At Christ Church Cathedral, enter the building and learn about the construction of the impressive stone cathedral in 1183 on the orders of King Henry II. At St. Audeon's Church, the Norman colony will be discussed and how it collapsed.Our next stop will be St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the arrival of King Henry VIII. The final conquest of Ireland had begun. Our tour will end at the Brazen Head Ireland's oldest pub.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cliffs of Moher Tour

Discover Ireland’s rugged western coast on this full-day private tour from Dublin. Tick off three iconic destinations with visits to the stunning, soaring Cliffs of Moher and the 14th-century Bunratty Castle, plus a scenic drive through the Burren along the coast of Clare. Tours include door-to-door transportation in a comfortable, WIFI-equipped vehicle and a tasty lunch stop at a traditional Irish pub.
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  • 600 to 720 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 600 to 720 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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A History of Ireland: St.Patrick to the Celtic Tiger

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.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Glendalough and Dublin Highlights Shore Excursion from Dublin

On this shore excursion, there’s no danger of you losing track of time and scrambling to get back to your cruise ship. Get picked up from your cruise ship terminal in the morning and driven direct to the verdant glacial valley of Glendalough, full of ancient churches and beautiful landscapes. After a morning exploring the valley, head back to Dublin for a tour of many of the city’s important historical landmarks and gorgeous public areas. With transport provided the whole way, get back to your cruise ship in time for departure.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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!
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  • 1 to 2 days
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Day Tour of Wicklow and Glendalough from Dublin

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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'A Terrible Beauty': The Irish Revolution Tour

Students of history certainly know about the revolutionary period in Ireland, but to really understand this chapter in the nation's past, history fans shouldn't miss this private, guided Dublin tour. Uncover the happenings from 1913 to 1923, and visit several sights that are important to this era, with a guide offering insights using maps and historic documents. Highlights include stops at the National History Museum, Trinity College, and the Irish Famine Memorial.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Irish Literature Tour

From James Joyce to Samuel Beckett, Dublin is a city with a rich literary legacy, making it a must-visit destination for bookish travelers from across the globe. With this private literature-themed guided tour, bibliophiles can marvel at several of Dublin's notable sights—like the National Library of Ireland, and the Dublin Writers Museum—while reading reading selections from famous Irish writers along the way.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Half-Day Private Glendalough, Wicklow, and Powerscourt Gardens Tour from Dublin

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.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Dublin Shore Excursion: Hop On Hop Off

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.
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  • 2 to 24 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 24 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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'A Gorgeous Mask': Georgian Dublin Tour

From 1690-1820, Dublin experienced a period of transformation and architectural development as it became the "second city of the British Empire". On this leisurely tour of Georgian Dublin, you will see how a medieval town became a beautiful centre of trade and culture. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the architectural heritage of the city and hear about the daily lives of those who built and occupied Georgian Dublin.The tour begins at the Georgian House Museum on FitzWilliam Place. On this tour we will visit key Georgian sites such as Trinity College Dublin, Templebar, St. Stephen's Green, the Liberties, the Four Courts, O'Connell Street and the Irish Famine Memorial. We will also be entering the National Gallery to view contemporary paintings, the Long Room Library, and Dublin Castle, seat of the British colony in Ireland.The tour will finish by the river Liffey, at the Famine memorial with the tragic story of Dublin's fall from grace in the 19th century.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Dublin Shore Excursion: Skip the Line Guinness Storehouse Entrance Ticket

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

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Best of Dublin: Experience the top 100 sights your own way, your own pace

There's a new way to feel at home in Dublin. Combine public bus sightseeing and walking tours with high-quality audio narration, rich visuals, and offline navigable mapping to transform your smartphone into a smart assistant. This self guided sightseeing method is a state-of-the-art application that uniquely combines public transportation and walking tours with high-quality audio narration, rich visuals, helpful text and offline navigable mapping to transform your smartphone into a reliable travel companion. You’ll learn about curiosities, culture, stories, and secrets at over 100 points of interest, while listening to your local story tellers in a choice of six languages. You can navigate to personal drop-pins and travel across the city while enjoying auto-play commentary on carefully mapped routes using buses, trams, walking or bicycles. You will even receive help seeking out the best photo-spots and free Wi-Fi areas.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Private Luxury Day Tour Dublin - Tour to the Cliffs of Moher and Burren region

Our driver guides have vast experience touring Ireland and ensuring clients enjoy their trip and time with us. We only work with the best driver guides and ensure their number 1 priority is you the client. This day tour is the highlight of many peoples holiday and we ensure you have time to enjoy the Cliffs and many small stops along the way learning about Irelands rich history going back thousands of years.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Private Guided Day Tour of the Wicklow Mountains

Take a day trip out to the Wicklow Mountains. We’ll visit the popular attractions of Glendalough, Avoca Handweavers, and Powerscourt House & Gardens.Tours include collection and return to your accommodation in a Mercedes-Benz 6-passenger limousine with free onboard Wi-Fi and USB chargers.A typical Wicklow Mountains Day Tour lasts around 8 hours. Itineraries are flexible and can be personalized.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

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Hidden Heartlands Private Guided Day Tour

See the real Ireland as your driver guide reveals the hidden gems around the River Shannon in this private guided tour. Discover monastic sites and medieval churches, Napoleonic fortifications, peat bogs, and some of Ireland’s most enchanting castles. • Clonmacnoise: explore the ruins of what is thought to be Ireland’s first city, a monastery founded in the 6th century. • Birr Castle: get up close to one of the world’s largest and oldest telescopes before strolling around the gardens of an earl. • Tullamore DEW: taste one of Ireland’s famous whiskeys and learn how it’s made.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

City Tours

Hidden Howth Expedition

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.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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