Dublin, Ireland

Dublin has experienced a renaissance. Today, this gracious and cosmopolitan city on the Liffey is one of Europe's premier destinations. The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is an intimate place that is easy to explore. Stroll past St. Stephen's Green or survey the gray, stone façades of Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university. The city is also remarkably well-preserved - every June 16, scholars retrace the paths of James Joyce's characters in the novel "Ulysses," set in Dublin on June 16, 1904.

Dublin possesses a storied history. A settlement has existed on the banks of the River Liffey for at least a millennium and a half. Succeeding waves of Gaelic, Viking, Norman and English invaders have left their mark on the city.

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Points of Interest

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Trinity College
  • Guinness Storehouse and/or Visiting a Pub
  • Dublin Castle
  • Malahide Castle
  • Glendalough
  • Powerscourt
  • Causey Farm

More about Dublin, Ireland Points of Interest

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

    Built in honor of Ireland's patron saint, St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland. It is said to be one of the earliest Christian sites in Ireland where St. Patrick baptized converts.

  • Trinity College

    Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and one of the great universities of the world. Trinity College Library is the home to the Book of Kells.

  • Guinness Storehouse and/or Visiting a Pub

    Dublin has over 1,000 pubs and several hundred types of beers. St. James's Gate Brewery, a brewery founded in 1759 in Dublin by Arthur Guinness, is today the largest brewer of stout. The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's number one visitor attraction and tells the story of the "black stuff".

  • Dublin Castle

    Dublin Castle represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city, with its 13th-century record tower and State Apartments, once the residence of English viceroys.

  • Malahide Castle

    From 1185 until 1973, Malahide Castle was the home of the Talbot family. Today, it's one of the oldest and most historic castles in Ireland.

  • Glendalough

    A monastery set in a spectacular natural setting, Lonely Planet Ireland calls Glendalough "truly one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and a highlight of any trip to the island."

  • Powerscourt

    Powerscourt is set in the graceful Wicklow Mountains. As one of the most beautiful country estates in Ireland, its grounds boast the highest waterfall in Ireland.

  • Causey Farm

    Located near Navan in County Meath, this family-owned farm is in the heart of Ireland's rich grasslands. Causey Farm raises sheep and cattle as well as a small herd of Connemara ponies.

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Easy Dublin

3 hours | Dublin | D U B - 2 0 5
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Dublin Castle

The perfect choice for those who prefer to see the sights from the motorcoach. Delight in a panoramic tour of Dublin City with cultural and historic highlights. Stops are made for photos.

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Dublin Highlights

4 hours | Dublin | D U B - 2 0 0
  • Trinity College
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

Delight in a panoramic tour of Dublin City with cultural and historic highlights. Marvel at the beauty of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Free time to explore and shop.

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Dublin Castle & The Book of Kells

4 hours | Dublin | D U B - 2 1 0
  • Trinity College
  • Dublin Castle

Step back in time on a guided tour of Dublin Castle. Peruse the Trinity College Library Long Room and view the Book of Kells, a medieval manuscript.

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Powerscourt Estate & Dublin On Your Own

8 hours | Dublin | D U B - 1 8 0
  • Trinity College
  • Powerscourt

Perfect for independent travelers, explore Dublin on your own. Admire the formal gardens at Powerscourt Estate. Visit the extensive gardens of Powerscourt Estate. Includes lunch. Shop for Irish gifts.

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Dublin Highlights (Guided in French)

4 hours | Dublin | D U B - 2 0 4
  • Trinity College
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

Delight in a panoramic tour of Dublin City with cultural and historic highlights. Marvel at the beauty of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Free time to explore and shop.

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Dublin Highlights (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Dublin | D U B - 2 0 1
  • Trinity College
  • Dublin Castle
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

Delight in a panoramic tour of Dublin City with cultural and historic highlights. Marvel at the beauty of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Free time to explore and shop.

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Guinness Storehouse & City Drive

4 hours | Dublin | D U B - 3 0 5
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Trinity College
  • Dublin Castle
  • Guinness Storehouse and/or Visiting a Pub

Visit the Guinness Storehouse and learn the history of the creamy stout. Delight in drive through Dublin City with cultural and historic highlights.

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Malahide Castle & Irish Pub

4 hours | Dublin | D U B - 2 2 0
  • Guinness Storehouse and/or Visiting a Pub
  • Malahide Castle

Marvel at Malahide Castle, the oldest in Ireland, and explore the charming town of Howth. Visit a local pub to sample an Irish coffee and enjoy views of Dublin Bay.

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Epic Dublin Exclusive: The Irish Emigration Story

4 hours | Dublin | D U B - 2 5 0

Visit EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, as they open early this morning just for you! Enjoy a self-guided tour through 20 galleries with interactive displays to experience the culture and genealogy of the Irish community without the crowds. Conclude with a panoramic driving through Dublin.

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Local Connections: Dublin City & Traditional Boxty Tasting with local Chef Padraic O'Gallagher

4 hours | Dublin | D U B - 3 5 0
  • Dublin Castle

Celebrate the Irish traditions of architecture and cuisine on a Local Connections tour. Enjoy a highlights driving tour through Dublin. Photograph Dublin Castle. Watch a cooking demonstration of boxty, a potato pancake.

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Powerscourt Estate & Waterfall

8 hours | Dublin | D U B - 1 6 5
  • Powerscourt

Discover Powerscourt in the Wicklow Mountains. Gaze upon a waterfall and take a nature walk through a birch grove to the Dargle River. Explore the extensive gardens of Powerscourt Estate. Includes lunch. Shop for Irish gifts.

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Best of Town and Country

8.5 hours | Dublin | D U B - 1 5 0
  • Trinity College
  • Glendalough

Discover the beauty of the Irish countryside. Visit the Christ church Cathedral. Explore the monastic ruins of Glendalough. Lunch overlooking the Aughrim River. Shop at the Avoca Hand Weavers.

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A Discovery Exclusive: Ultimate Dublin

8 hours | Dublin | D U B - 1 1 5
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Trinity College
  • Dublin Castle
  • Guinness Storehouse and/or Visiting a Pub

Delight in a panoramic tour of Dublin City with cultural and historic highlights. Visit the Guinness Storehouse and learn the history of the creamy stout. Lunch includes entertainment. Free time to explore and shop.

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Local Connections: Irish for a Day with the Murtagh Family

8 hours | Dublin | D U B - 1 7 0
  • Causey Farm

Enjoy a unique visit to Causey Farm in County Meath for a day in the countryside. This family-friendly excursion provides a uniquely Irish experience. Learn how to cut turf and play hurling. Observe the tradition of sheep herding. Enjoy Irish dancing and learn to bake Irish soda bread

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Horseback Riding in the Garden of Ireland

4.5 hours | Dublin | D U B - 4 3 0

Explore the beautiful Irish countryside by horseback. At the Brennanstown Riding School, your surefooted steed takes you along forested trails and fields of wildflowers, through the Hollybrook and Killruddery Estates at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain. This excursion is perfect for nature lovers and families with older children, looking for a special day ashore.

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