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Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus
This hop-on hop-off tour of Dublin lets visitors discover the city’s main attractions and hidden gems at their own pace. Highlights on the bus routes include the Archeology Museum, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Teelings Whiskey Distillery, and Guinness Storehouse.
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour
This tour of Glasnevin Cemetery tells an alternative history of Ireland. Along the way, a tour guide will tell stories of the people who now rest inside its walls. You'll see O'Connell Crypt and Michael Collins' grave, then hear the daily recital of Pearse's famous speech at O'Donovan Rossa's grave.
The Guinness Storehouse reveals the story behind, what is, arguably, Ireland’s most famous export. The experience takes place over seven storeys and includes a lesson in pouring the perfect pint and a tasting session. At the top, you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of Dublin with a pint of Guinness in the world-famous rooftop Gravity Bar.
SEA LIFE Bray
Home to over 1,000 marine animals, SEA LIFE Bray offers a fun day out for both kids and adults. Hourly public feedings, a kids' quiz trail, and a variety of talks guarantee something new to discover at all times.
DoDublin Card – Unlimited Public Transit
This all-in-one sightseeing ticket gives visitors the freedom to explore all of Dublin’s famous sights at their own pace. The card includes a roundtrip ride on the Airlink Express bus, unlimited access to public buses, DoDublin hop-on, hop-off bus, as well as free admission to the Little Museum of Dublin.
Airport Shuttle Bus
This bus runs between Dublin Airport and various points in the city, including Connolly Station, O'Connell Street, Trinity College, and Heuston Station. Free WiFi on all buses.
Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour
On this guided tour of Dublin’s first operational distillery in over 125 years, you’ll get to experience the complete whiskey-making process with a Teeling Whiskey Ambassador. The tour also includes a sample of an award-winning Teeling Whiskey of your choice.
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin’s oldest buildings, dating back to the 11th century. Inside, visitors can see the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt – the largest in Ireland.
Cliffs of Moher and Galway City Day Tour
This guided day tour offers sightseers the chance to travel along the Wild Atlantic Way before taking in breathtaking views over the extraordinary Cliffs of Moher. There’s also an opportunity to visit the village of Doolin and the limestone region of Burren National Park, before rounding off the day with a trip to the bohemian city of Galway.
Blarney Castle and Cork Day Tour
This guided coach tour of the Irish countryside introduces visitors to Cork’s most historical landmarks, including the medieval Cahair Castle and Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone. You will also get to visit the Rock of Cashel – a historic site that was once home to the King of Munster before being given to the church.
GPO Witness History Visitor Center
This experience tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising and the General Post Office, the central point of this important rebellion. Interactive and engaging exhibits include touch screens, videos, and the chance to write a newspaper report about the events.
Irish Whiskey Museum
On this guided tour of Dublin’s premier whiskey museum, you’ll learn about the history of Irish whiskey and become a master of whiskey tasting. Along the way, you’ll see Irish whiskey memorabilia dating back to the 1800's and will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful setting of Trinity College. Visitors can upgrade to a VIP ticket to sample aged whiskey and receive a souvenir.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
This interactive museum tells the story of Ireland’s dramatic history and the influential characters who shaped it. Visitors can explore 20 themed galleries, with subjects including sports, science, and politics. Each area includes interactive screens and audiovisual pods for an enhanced experience.
National Wax Museum
This fun and interactive museum lets visitors get up close to a variety of lifelike waxwork models, from great Irish writers to A-list celebrities. The museum includes areas dedicated to science, horror, and famous children’s characters.
Irish Rock & Roll Museum
Located in the heart of trendy Temple Bar, this museum celebrates the best Irish rock acts of the past 30 years. Visitors will enjoy a tour of a working live music venue and learn about bands like U2, The Pogues, and Thin Lizzy.
1.6 miles from downtown
With its grand Victorian houses and leafy avenues, this is the heart of well-heeled Dublin. This is where you’ll find many diplomatic outposts, including the landmark US Embassy, a striking circular building with echoes of Celtic design. For echoes of the sporting kind, just down the road you’ll find Lansdowne Road, the home of Irish rugby.
Places to stay from $57 a night
1.9 miles from downtown
Dublin has a plethora of vibrant little village-style suburbs on the outskirts, with a splendid mix of redbrick Victorian and Edwardian mansions and terraces. The “Three Rs” – Rathmines, Rathgar and Ranelagh – are on the south side and rank among the best of them. The majestic Grand Canal flows through all three, less than 5km from the centre.
Places to stay from $42 a night
0.4 miles from downtown
In the days before the Celtic Tiger economy, penniless artists lived in Temple Bar. Now this web of narrow streets, bang in the city centre, is a mix of art galleries, restaurants, pubs and music venues. Handel’s Messiah was first performed here in 1742. Cow’s Lane has a Saturday fashion and design market – there’s a surprise round every corner …
Places to stay from $15 a night
1.2 miles from downtown
There’s a lot to see on these classic Dublin suburban streets – including the Gaelic games stadium, Croke Park, which towers over much of Drumcondra. Start at Fagan’s Pub, local haunt of former Taoiseach (Irish for “Prime Minister”), Bertie Ahern. It was here he brought US President, Bill Clinton, in September 1998. See the photo on the wall.
Places to stay from $48 a night
Saint Stephen's Green
0.9 miles from downtown
If shopping is your bag, start from St Stephen’s Green – and make elegant and affable Shelbourne Hotel your campaign headquarters. Grafton Street has all the luxury boutiques your wallet can bear. Dawson Street adds restaurants. And believe it or not, the Irish parliament, Trinity College and the National Gallery are all in the same square mile.
Places to stay from $17 a night
0.3 miles from downtown
Cross the River Liffey to O’Connell Street, which runs all the way to Parnell Square. Here you’ll see monuments dedicated to two very different Dublins: the GPO, with its Greek-style porticos, is where Irish independence was won in 1916; while the 398-foot stainless steel Spire of Dublin was completed in 2003 as a salute to Ireland’s new prosperity.
Places to stay from $16 a night
2.7 miles from downtown
The first thing Dubliners will tell you about Clontarf is that it’s where Ireland’s last High King, Brian Boru, trounced the Vikings in 1014. The second thing they’ll tell you is that the only battle today is for desirable homes – preferably with views of Dublin Bay. It’s also the perfect setting for a walk in St Anne’s Park or Fairview Park.
Places to stay from $56 a night
Dublin is rich in both culture and things to do, with over 1,000 pubs and countless must-see landmarks like the beautiful Old Library and Book of Kells at Trinity College. The best of the Irish capital can be easily explored on foot since the center is as compact as it is charming. A visit to the Guinness Storehouse offers a fascinating glimpse into one of the city's most famous exports, with an on-site bar offering panoramic views over of the city and plenty of pints of "the black stuff."
Down the charming cobbled streets are a variety of museums, monuments, and galleries like the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery, and Dublin Castle. If you want to dive even deeper into the city's past, walking tours are available almost every day, and some are even free.
When evening comes, head to the lively area near Temple Bar, which is packed with traditional pubs and bars. It gets crowded at night, so if you're looking for a more subdued yet authentic Irish expereince, head over to Grafton Street.
Dublin Airport is located about 6 miles from the city center, with an express bus service running between the two every 15 minutes.
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|Most popular time to visit||June-August|
|Cheapest time to visit||December-February|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.13|
|Average weekend price||$137 per night|
|Average weekday price||$121 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
“Difficult to get to - best take the Airport bus, that stays directlt there, or a tram. Buses are too far off. Great place for a concert though!!”
“It was kinda a time waster if you didn’t know everything about the sport.”
“Awesome! Most seating is covered which is a nice surprise since it was raining for the match we attended. ”
“Beautiful old Theatre, full of character and history. wonderful performances.”
“Great place to celebrate a special occasion . La Caverna Italian restaurant was the best !!”
“I was there a couple times . Got there on Sunday before stores open . You didn't have to fight the cowards .”
“Beautiful theater insider. Cash needed to purchase a program - no credit card. Drinks inside the theater are a bit pricey”
“It was interesting but I wouldn't make it a top priority. Lots of other great spots to see in Dublin. ”
“Great walk beautiful colours of falling leaves! Course fishing is excellent!”
“Book online to avoid a line. Go early! It was really packed and had long lines.”
The city was cool. Highlights were going to the long room at Trinity College and of course Guiness!! We spent other time exploring Ireland and feel that those have more authenticity than Dublin. Would recommend cities such as Belfast, Derry, Galway, and Cork. Make sure to go to the other small towns/villages as well. That is were Ireland should be truly experienced.
Ah, Dublin! SO much to see and do! And the food! I know Irish food has gotten a bad rap, but there is fantastic pub food (including a pub we went to that was opening in like 1100 and something), and the cuisines of so many countries I lost count. We actually went to a Nepalese restaurant here (yummy!) and that's something we never did here in the States (just outside NYC). Fabulous castles, churches, the Guinness brewery, museums, what's not to love? And little known fact - you can go through US Customs & Immigration right at the Dublin Airport, so no lines when you get back home
I spent the last two days of a 10 day trip in Dublin. Both nights I saw great performances - one at the Abbey and another at the National Concert Hall. Both were excellent. I ate at KC Peaches twice - good for a meal or snack - more than one location. Transportation easy to use. There is a bus for 7Euro to the Dublin Airport from several locations. Shopping and museums are plentiful. Lots to do!
This is a great city to visit, so walkable, so much to see. We arrive Sunday morning and left Thursday. We did a ton of sight-seeing Sun-Tues and then went out of the city a bit to Howth (which has an awesome cliff walk). That was a perfect combination of in-city touring and getting out of the city. We went in March (not crowded at all) which was a great time to go (on the cool side - it even snowed one day!). Stayed in Temple Bar area which is convenient to everything. It isn't a cheap place to visit but worth it!
With a good pair of walking shoes it is easy to get around the city and see the sites. Plenty of places to eat and food a good variety and decent value. Alcohol expensive but on a par with most European capitals.
Although the two days spent in Dublin were rainy ones ending the last evening with snow, I was able to enjoy the Hop-onHop-Off bus tour that I also took advantage off the second day. My most enjoyable part of the two day visit was the National Botanic Gardens. The indoor glasshouses offered a pleasant refuge from the rain with all the many plants and palms and cacti gathered from around the world. The Gardens' cafe was a welcome place to sit and enjoy a hot tea at the end of the visit. There is no problem as far as getting lost. Many visitor information centres situated around the city centre and the very friendly people of Dublin will direct you to your destination. The only problem that I encountered was the fact there was so little time to see so much!
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