Dublin Ireland Tours - There’s an almost endless list of tours that can be taken in Dublin, details can be found and bookings made at the Tourist Offices or your hotel. Apart from those mentioned in other sections of this website here are some more. Get yourself an overview of Dublin city by going on one of the Sightseeing, Hop on Hop Off bus tours. You can board one of these buses at one of the many stops right in the centre of the city - ie at O’Connell Street, Trinity College etc. You can get a feel for the city and learn about the major attractions, architecture and sights as you go along and of course you can get on and off as you please.
You can also join one of the many Walking Tours
that will take you around working to a theme of Dublin’s
numerous sites of historical and cultural interest. These
usually go every day and you can join at the starting point
or book ahead. Leaflets at your hotel will let you see the
wide range available.
One of the top tours is a Musical Pub Crawl.
This is great fun as the tours are conducted by two musicians
who talk and sing while telling the story of Irish Music and
its impact on world music.
In the course of the tour you visit many of the famous pubs
and bars in the Temple Bar area where you can enjoy a drink
in a private room. The tour lasts about two and a half hours
and you can meet upstairs at Oliver St John Gogarty’s
pub in Temple Bar at 7.30 - all evenings in the summer,
weekends in the winter. You can book online at DiscoverIreland.ie
or through any tourist office or by ringing +353 1 478 0193
or +353 1 475 1324.
There are also many tours to outside Dublin which are worth
considering - like a trip to the Giant’s Causeway, the
Wicklow Mountains, to the Hill of Tara or
a tour to include a visit to the village better known as Ballykissangel.
Irish City Tours
33-34 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin 1
Telephone - +353 1872 9010
Irish City Tours operate the City Sightseeing Hop on, Hop Off buses. You can get a twentyfour hour ticket. The ninety-minute tour goes to Guinness Storehouse, through Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo, Old Jameson Distillery with its sightseeing tower, Christ Church Cathedral and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. The tour ticket also gives you discounts on the entrance cost to many attractions.
Malahide Sea Safari Limited
Malahide Marina, County Dublin
Telephone - +353 1806 1626
Sea Safari takes you on a boat tour of the Dublin Bay area. Boats depart from two points, Malahide Marina in the north of Dublin or from Dublin City Moorings in the heart of the city. The tour includes going to Lambay Island. Cost on this high speed jaunt is about €30-35 a person for a trip of an hour long.
Be Irish for a day
Telephone - +353 46943 4135
Causey Farm, Girley, Fordstown, Navan, Co.Meath, County Dublin.
Now here’s something different - a day (six and a half hours) on a traditional family farm in Co Meath. Ceili dancing, turf cutting, sheepdog demonstrations, making soda bread, bodhran class and fun and games - include this in your visit to Ireland and you’ll never forget it. Go on make that phone call and see if you can arrange a time during your trip either the full day or a part day.
Bus Éireann Tours To Glendlough, Powerscourt Gardens And The Wicklow Panorama
Travel Center, Central Bus Station, Busaras, Store Street, Dublin
Telephone - +353 1836 6111
Bus Éireann, the national bus company offers a variety of excursions, including visits to Wicklow, Kilkenny, Clonmacnoise And Locke’s Distillery Museum and lots of other destinations.
Coach Tours of Ireland
1 Castlebrook, Dundrum, Dublin 16
Telephone - +353 87996 6660
This company offers a Day tour of Wicklow and the wonderful
scenery of south County Dublin.