TOURS

Escorted Tours

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl 

The Dublin Literary Pub Crawl is a tour of Dublin's historic pubs in the company of two actors who introduce the writers and perform scenes from their works: The Pub, the Poet, the Pint!  It lasts approximately 2 hours. Famous writers featured include: Joyce, Beckett, Behan, Mary Lavin, Oscar Wilde, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley. Four pubs are visited each night – and there is always a stop in Trinity College to talk about Oscar Wilde and some of the writers from the 1960s to the present day.

Sandeman’s New Dublin Tour

This free, three-hour walking tour of the city departs Dame St every day at 11am. The guides at Sandeman's are informed, energetic and lots of fun – you can tip them if you like, but it’s strictly optional. 

Pat Liddy’s Walks 

Visit Dublin with renowned Dublin historian Pat Liddy as your personal guide with this series of downloadable audio walking tours, which cover a range of themes from Georgian Dublin to the story of the 1916 Rising.

City Highlights Tour 

Our City Highlights tour is your essential guide to Dublin. The charisma of our Sight Walking Dublin Tour guides and their valuable local insights make it the most memorable tour in our city! Through amusing historical anecdotes and of the moment entertaining stories, your friendly Dubliner guide will bring to life the city’s finest squares and liveliest quarters while pointing out Ireland’s best art Galleries, Viking urban design and heritage and where Dublin’s music and nightlife comes alive. Of course we will show you Dublin’s most important landmarks such as our Government buildings, Trinity College and Dublin Castle, all the time learning about a city stepped in history but with a modern friendly and vibrant outlook.

Historic Dublin Tour 

This is a fascinating historical journey of Dublin through the ages. Our friendly local guides showcase their pride in their city and trace its development from its earliest Celtic roots. During our tour you will learn about Viking Dublin, medieval times in our city, the episodes that brought about our emergence as an independent nation and the famed inhabitants that shaped our past and cover a multitude of anecdotes and scandals. From bullet holes on buildings to city walls and edifices which have stood the test of time – walk with us and discover Dublin’s living history which runs side by side with the modern city. Booking is required.

Dublin Sightseeing Jogging Tour

For the more active minded people the local knowledge tips from your friendly Dubliner guide will give you an enhanced and exciting experience of our city on this 6.5km jog. You’ll get insider tips on the best bars and restaurants, the most interesting museums and where’s good from music to comedy venues.

Outside Dublin's Surroundings


South Coast - Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour

Located in County Wicklow also known at the Garden or Ireland The Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour offers you an incredible day out with visits to two of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations.The tour begins with a trip along the South coast of Dublin, passing Sandymount Strand, made famous in James Joyce’s Ulysses. You’ll enjoy stunning views of Dublin Bay as you continue on towards Dún Laoghaire harbour, and then turn inland towards the Wicklow Mountains.

Stop 1 is Powerscourt Gardens which was voted No.3 in the Top 10 Gardens of the World by National Geographic in 2014. The gardens are located to the rear of Powerscourt House, a Palladian Mansion which is now home to fine Café’s, exhibition spaces and design / craft shops. There are formal walks laid out throughout the gardens, which showcase an extensive varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, as well as fine statuary and ironworks collected from across Europe, with plenty of hidden treasures along the way.

The next stop is just a short distance away in spectacular Glendalough. A favourite destination for Dubliners as well as visitors, Glendalough is steeped in history and you’ll visit an ancient monastic settlement and enjoy stunning views of the lakes and mountain.

Your Fáilte Ireland accredited guide and driver will inform and entertain throughout the trip with fascinating historical and cultural insights into sights you’ll see.

North Coast & Malahide Castle 

If you’re in Ireland to see castles, allow us to introduce you to the Dublin North Coast and Castle Tour. Want to escape the bustling centre of Dublin? Then why not jump aboard this enchanting half day tour that is bursting with splendid views, amazing visits and incredible history. From the magnificent stories of Malahide Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest castles, to the unparalleled scenery at Howth Harbour; our Coast and Castle tour will not disappoint.

The tour includes a visit to Malahide Castle where tour guides will take you on a journey through the history of the Talbot family and the fascinating legacy they left behind. The castle itself dates back to the 12th century and is set amidst 250 acres of expansive parkland and gardens. The castle also plays host to the delectable delicacies of Avoca Café and food hall where you can enjoy a cake after browsing the fashion from Ireland’s top designers at the onsite Avoca Store.

Then you will be whisked away to the magnificent fishing village of Howth, known as one of the world’s great seascapes. This working harbour is a hub of activity with plenty to see to do from shopping in the beautiful local boutiques to people watching from the quaint cafés and tea rooms. Whether you want to stroll along the pier, spot the seals lazing in the crystal waters or simply munch on some fish and chips while sitting on the harbour wall; Howth has it all.

Wild Atlantic Way - www.wildatlanticway.com 

See Ireland as never before, while you travel along the beautiful west coast, taking in incredible scenery and amazing experiences. The The Wild Atlantic Way is the world's longest defined coastal touring route. It's inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating. It's yours to experience however you choose. Wild Atlantic Way is the world's longest defined coastal touring route. It's inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating. It's yours to experience however you choose.

 

Discover the Lakelands - www.discoverireland.ie 

The Lakelands is a well-loved Irish destination, and it's easy to see why. Stunning countryside around the lake shores and an abundance of picturesque towns like Killaloe and Ballina makes this area perfect for walking, cycling, horse riding and other activities. 

Browse the four different route sections of the Lakelands - Lough Derg, Lough Ree and Mid Shannon, Upper Lakelands and Lough Erne all have their own truly unique character. Visit Ireland's Lakelands for an unforgettable break.

 

Discover Northern Ireland - www.discovernorthernireland.com 

Discover Northern Ireland - Inspirational locations, stunning landscapes and the friendliest of welcomes. Learn about our unique stories from Saint Patrick to Titanic Belfast, from the Giant’s Causeway to the Mountains of Mourne and the Walled City of Derry.

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