Dublin in a Day, Book of Kells & Guinness Storehouse Private Tour
Explore the beautiful and historic city of Dublin, Ireland’s iconic capital situated on the sea and surrounded by mountains famous for its heritage, architecture and friendly atmosphere.
On your private full-day tour you will:
- Explore the highlights and lesser-known gems of Dublin, a UNESCO city of literature;
- Admire the historic buildings and learn the stories and legends associated with them, including Christchurch the city’s impressive gothic cathedral and Dublin Castle dating back to the 13th century;
- See the Temple Bar a famous buzzing neighbourhood and also one of Dublin’s most famous pubs established in 1840 - renowned for serving 450 varieties of whiskey;
- Visit the picturesque 27-acre park St. Stephen's Green, formerly a marshy common used for grazing, witch burnings and public executions and now a popular place for Dubliners and visitors to relax from the hustle and bustle of city life;
- Visit the historic Trinity College University grounds and see the famed Book of Kells and the magnificent Trinity College Library;
- Learn about Dublin's rich and turbulent past, exemplified by the multitude of statues and architectural styles throughout the city;
- Stop in at the National Gallery of Ireland to see the Museum's most famed artwork: The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio.
- End your tour at the Guinness Storehouse, where black gold is created.
Enjoy a full-day tour of Dublin, Ireland’s beautiful capital city, famous for its warm and friendly welcome, situated on a beautiful bay at the edge of the River Liffey and surrounded by spectacular mountainous countryside.
Dublin’s picturesque cobbled streets are famed for their ‘craic’ (good fun) and are filled with vibrant art, markets, cafes and pubs as well as historic buildings. Many famous historical figures have made Dublin their home, from beloved literary figures like W.B.Yeats, Oscar Wilde, (both of whom lived at Merrion Square,) Jonathan Swift, Samuel Beckett and James Joyce, to political and military figures like Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.
Dublin has a varied concoction of history – dating back over 1000 years. You’ll learn about the Viking and Norman influences and you see the medieval churches and 13th Century Dublin Castle. You’ll learn about the Christian takeover of Celtic traditions and spirituality. And hear all about the long struggle for Irish independence from the British as you stand outside the spectacular parliament buildings.
Enjoy strolling along with the cobbled Temple Bar neighbourhood – with its lively atmosphere of live music and buskers – and stop inside the bar famous for serving over 450 types of whiskey!
A real highlight of your tour of Dublin is to visit Trinity College – Ireland’s historic elite university and considered equivalent to Oxford and Cambridge in England – and its great library, home of the Book of Kells – and exquisite set of Gospels dating to circa 800 C.E.
Your guide will also show you inside two of Dublin’s museums: the National Museum of Archaeology to see the famous Bog Man, a well-preserved Iron Age bog body found in June 2003, and the National Gallery to see Caravaggio’s painting The Taking of Christ.
You’ll take a taxi to the Guinness Storehouse where your guide will leave you to enjoy the self-guided tour of this iconic brewery, where you’ll learn all about Ireland’s most famous beer – and enjoy views over the city as you enjoy a well-earned pint of it at the end of this fascinating day!