Dublin City Tour
The history and culture of Dublin makes this city a favourite destination in Ireland. Museums, pubs, restaurants and shops make Dublin an eclectic city with something for everyone. Your personal driver / guide will bring you around Dublin City to view a City over 1000 years old that is steeped in history and is utterly spellbinding.
Some Tour Highlights:
Dublin Castle is one of the many historic buildings in the capital city, as well as the most famous of the castles in Dublin. The Dublin Castle history, like many Irish histories, involves both the Vikings and the British. Located south of the River Liffey, Dublin Castle was built on the site of the first Viking fortress and became the seat of British rule in Ireland.
National Museum of Ireland
National Museum of Ireland is Ireland’s premier cultural institution with the finest of Ireland’s art, material culture and natural history.
Trinity College is one of the oldest centers of learning, dating back to the 16th century.
No trip to Dublin (or even Ireland) would be complete without a trip to the famed Guinness Brewery. For many beer enthusiasts, a visit to the brewery is almost a pilgrimage of sorts. The national Irish drink is a Guinness stout, a dark brew made with roasted malt. The Guinness Storehouse, the brewery’s new museum, pays homage to Ireland’s national beer, with a museum of beer-making, a gallery of clever ads, and the spectacular Gravity Bar.
Old Jameson Distillery
Nestling in the heart of old Dublin lays the Old Jameson Distillery on the site of the original Jameson Distillery, with origins dating back to 1870. Today as a visitor centre the OJD introduces visitors to the taste and history of John Jameson’s Irish whiskey.
One of the most popular visits in the city, the exhibition portrays life in medieval Dublin from the coming of the Anglo-Normans in 1170 to the closure of the monasteries and the Reformation circa 1540.
The Largest enclosed park in Europe and home to the Dublin Zoo. It is full of beautiful grassland, lakes, ornamental gardens and wooded areas. It is home to an abundance of wildlife and also contains many historical sites and monuments. Within its demesnes lives the President of Ireland.
Temple Bar Area
A historical and eclectic area filled with art, theatre, music, pubs, cafes, and the highest concentration of restaurants.