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Always wanted to visit Guinness, and finally got the chance. Had a couple of people advise that the lines are terrific, and it's just another brewery tour. So I did some research and found the Connoisseur Tasting. It's a little over 54 per person, but well worth it.
First, there's no line. You purchase the tix ahead of time, and go right up after checking in. Next, you're in a group of only about 16 people. After waiting in a private area in the Academy, you're taken to a private tasting room.
The atmosphere there is excellent, and inviting. It's like an old-school gentleman's club. You're taken through a tasting of 4 different Guinness selections, then taught how to draw the perfect glass of Guinness.
Afterwards, you can wander around the Storehouse at your leisure. Visit restaurants, the gift shop, the Gravity Bar a must see, and then take in the regular brewery tour included when you're ready. It's a great way to spend an afternoon, and the ONLY way to see Guinness. Otherwise you'll wind up standing in line, for what is really just another brewery tour.
Loved this tour! Didn't realize when I booked it, that I had purchased such a swanky tour, but I was so glad I did! This tour takes you into a special tasting room and allows you to taste and learn the history of several Guinness varieties. Well worth the price for what you get in both beer and experience!
Now that we have done the tour we realise what an experience it really was we loved every minute of it and to top it all we had a great crowd of young people to share the experience with loved it
This was one of the best tours that we have ever taken. We skipped all of the lines and were treated wonderfully. We really enjoyed the personal service and small group experience. The beers were so fresh that there wasn't a single variety we didn't like!
Definitely worth the cost. A private tasting with 15 other people in a beautiful room. Interesting facts given as well.
Great tour behind the seens tasting was excellent! Very informative tour talked great deal about Guinness history.awsome beer.the tour guide was excellent! Wonderful experience.
This is the best way to sample all the Guinness factory has to offer. Loved it!
Super fun, make sure to eat before : I was stuffing my face with a sandwich 2 min before due to a late flight.
The BEST thing you can do in Dublin. Private tasting experience in hidden bar. You get to sample different Guinness beer and learn about the history behind the family and the individual beers. Well worth the price.
I have done this twice in less than a year and it is a wonderful experience. The history of Arthur Guinness and his beer journey is something not to be missed. The storehouse is awesome and huge - this experience allows you the chance to remove yourself from the crowds and have a great personal experience in the quiet of the private bar. Even though you have a time restraint you never feel rushed or cheated of an amazing experience. The guides who conduct this are knowledgeable, witty, and fun. Thanks for another great experience and for getting to try the 4 different beers!
This was our first tour hours after landing in Dublin and it was the perfect way to start our trip. The conneisseur experience is SO WORTH the extra money. The ample tastings you get and the variety of Guiness types you drink and learn about make it worth it. The Guiness Storehouse is really busy even in November. This tasting has only 12 poeple and the 'bar tender' was knowledgeable and funny. I found a guiness I like, as there are over 20 types! A wonderful experience.
This is a MUST do experience - the Connoisseur tour at least. the individual approach, how to pour, how to drink, the history and current presence of Guinness in the Marketplace.
Much, much, much better than trying to just self guide through the brewery that's totally chaotic and set up in a non-linear and difficult to follow way. THe Connoisseur experience is fabulous. Small group - 16 people in a private bar area. You taste 4 beers and are guided through the tasting by an expert. Then, you get to learn to pour a draft Guinness the correct way and of course, you get to drink the pint you poured. Really informative and lots of fun.
If you fancy yourself any kind of Guinness consumption expert you should not miss this private bar experience. An affable barkeep will escort you into a private bar within the Guinness complex and regale you with Guinness lore. You can also consume up to six different Guinness stouts and porters in an hour and a half. I poured all the draught I wanted from a keg just opened 15 minutes before. So pony up and do this and get some real Guinness in ya.
This was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who is planning to visit Guinness, it was VERY worth it.
This was a great tour and I've already recommended it to a few friends. The Guinness Storehouse is a wonderful museum in itself. Add to that a tasting of Guinness beers in a private bar and lessons on how to pour the perfect Guinness draft - it's a completely wonderful experience! If you are in Dublin for a couple of days you will be happy you added this tour to your itinerary.
The Viator booking was very easy and checking in at the Storehouse was even easier. Skip the lines and you're set up and ready to go in minutes.
Amazing experience!!! More than what we were expecting. Definitely recommend this tour for anybody and everybody!!!
This is a great option to beat the lines and get a great sampling of the beers, their history and taste differences. Small groups of 12-15 in a VIP bar setting.
The Guiness Connoisseur Tasting is the only way to visit and experience the Storehouse. It is a personal, intimate way to learn the history of Guiness, but an even better way to learn about and taste the past and present of the beers. Sitting in a private bar with a small group, the beers were individually poured out, or straight from a fresh keg of Guiness. We were instructed how to pour a perfect pint of beer and then did it ourself.
It was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland and worth every penny.
This was an excellent experience. Great fun to learn about the history and get to taste some of the not so common brews. Then to get to learn to pour a perfect pint. Very enjoyable.
This was the best tour ever. You go to a private VIP bar with a Connoisseur who spends an hour and a half educating you on the different beers that they make. You get to sample beers, pour a beer and get a free beer voucher for the awesome sky bar. Don't hesitate and purchase ASAP, you won't regret it.
Many people online recommended skipping the Guinness Storehouse tour, but we decided to take the Connoisseur Taste Experience and we're glad we did. While it was a little more expensive than the regular tours it turned out to be a much more personable experience. Just a group of 12 tourists with a Guinness connoisseur in the private tasting room. I think we got much more out of it than just getting to taste the beer. We really learned about the history and how this beveridge shaped Ireland. We highly recommend it.
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