Dublin City Tour Self-Drive 4/5 Day
4 Night Tour From $715 pps
This tour arrives and departs from Dublin.
Attractions on This Tour
Dublin, the capital city of Ireland is an exciting blend of the old and new. You can walk in the footsteps of Wilde in Georgian Dublin, pass by the windmill studios where U2 lay down their world famous tracks and stand in the place where President Barack Obama in 2011 uttered those famous words in the tongue of his ancestors - Is feidir linn – Yes we can!
Dublin Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour, Dublin City
The Dublin Tour has been carefully designed to give you the freedom to explore and experience the history and culture of Dublin at your leisure. You will get the opportunity to visit all the main Dublin attractions along the route and these include Dublin Zoo, St Patrick’s cathedral and Trinity College (home of the Book of Kells).
Viking Splash Tour, Dublin City
Book a trip with Viking Splash Tours for a unique Dublin sightseeing experience by Land and Water. Viking captains will guide you on a fun and witty tour of Dublin City, taking in all the top sights including Viking and Medieval Dublin, Trinity College, Christ Church Cathedral, Georgian Dublin and much more!
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City
At the heart of the city of Dublin for almost a thousand years, Christ Church cathedral has a rich cultural history which can be traced from the Vikings and the Anglo-Normans to the present. Its diverse architectural and sculptural heritage remains a source of fascination to visitors and pilgrims alike who enter this hallowed space.
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin City
Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.The parish church of Saint Patrick on this site was granted collegiate status in 1191, and raised to cathedral status in 1224. The present building dates from 1220. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican Communion).
Pat Liddy's Walking Tours, Dublin City
Pat Liddy is a well-known Dublin historian, author and artist who has developed a unique walking tour service for Dublin. Covering the inner city and, by advance request, the coastal villages, waterways, hills and intriguing suburbs, the tours are compiled by Pat Liddy himself based on his years of experience, historical research and the collection of anecdotal and legendary stories of Ireland's Capital City.
Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Dublin City
Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university. It was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. Due to its picturesque setting and the famous people connected with it - Oscar Wilde studied here - Trinity College is one of the city's main tourist attractions.
Dublin Castle, Dublin City
Since its foundation in 1204 Dublin Castle has been at the heart of the history and evolution of the city. Today, spanning an area of over 44,000 square meters (11 acres), the site contains 2 museums, 2 cafés, an international conference centre, 2 gardens, Government Buildings and the State Apartments which are the most important state rooms in the country.
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Dublin City
The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History Collins Barracks was opened in 1997 and is housed in former army barracks. At this museum you'll find Irish haute couture garments, furniture, silver, jewelry, ceramics, and exhibitions exploring Irish military history, including the 1916 Easter Rising.
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic program of exhibitions, which regularly includes bodies of work from its own Collection and its award-winning Education and Community Department. It also creates more widespread access to art and artists through its Studio and National programs.
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin City
At Guinness Storehouse you’ll discover all there is to know about the world’s most famous beer. A dramatic story that begins 250 years ago and ends…where else - in the Gravity® bar with a complimentary pint of the black stuff.
Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin City
A visit to the Old Jameson Distillery is so much more than just a tour, it is an exciting and engaging experience, guaranteed to enlighten and entertain any visitor.
Dublinia, Dublin City
The Dublinia exhibition covers the formative period of Dublin's history from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in 1170 to the closure of the monasteries in the 1540s. Dublinia is an unforgettable experience in a historically important location at the heart of Dublin City, the crossroads where modern and old Dublin meets.
Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin City
Dublin is famous as a city of writers and literature, and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore, or simply enjoy Dublin's immense literary heritage. At the Writers Museum, Dublin’s literary celebrities from the past three hundred years are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal items.
Kilmainham Jail, Dublin City
Built in 1796, Kilmainham Jail has an unique place in Irish History and was where for more than 100 years those who fought against the English occupation of Ireland were imprisoned and where many of them died, It is a sombre, even chilling, place to visit, but absolutely fascinating.
Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, Dublin City
A step aboard the Jeanie Johnston is a step towards understanding the daunting experience of the millions of people who crossed the Atlantic seeking survival and hope in the “New World” of North America. It’s to experience the fear of the unknown ahead, the flight from poverty and famine, the pain of separation from family, and the challenge of a 4,800 km (3,000 mi) voyage braving gales and harsh seas.
Phoenix Park, Dublin City
The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres) is a historic landscape of international importance and one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city. It was originally established as a Royal deer park in the 17th century. The Park is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, all year round and is home to Áras an Uachtaráin, the President’s House.
Áras an Uachtaráin, County Dublin
Áras an Uachtaráin had a colourful history before becoming the Official Residence of the President of Ireland. Built in 1751 and situated in the 1,752 acres (709 hectares) of the Phoenix Park near Dublin, the original house was built by Park Ranger Nathaniel Clements. By 1782 it had been acquired for use by the Viceroys who oversaw British rule in Ireland.
Farmleigh House, County Dublin
Farmleigh was formerly one of the Dublin residences of the Guinness family. It is situated in the civil parish of Castleknock on an elevated position above the River Liffey to the north-west of the Phoenix Park. The estate of 78 acres (32 hectares) consists of extensive private gardens with stands of mature cypress, pine and oak trees, a boating pond, walled garden, sunken garden, out offices and a herd of rare native Kerry cattle.
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery, County Dublin
Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery offers a dynamic interpretation of Ireland’s history told through the lives of the people buried in Ireland’s necropolis. They have access to a rich narrative of Ireland told through the stories of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera, Countess Marckievicz and Brendan Behan to name but a few. It offers daily tours and interactive exhibitions.
National Transport Museum, County Dublin
The National Transport Museum in Howth contains Ireland’s only comprehensive assembly of public service and commercial road transport. You’ll find even the most humble of vehicles are featured, many of which are the last remaining examples of their type or extremely rare. Portraying the golden age of commercials, the collection includes some 30 marques, more than half of them now demised and all four Irish commercial vehicle builders are represented.
Malahide Castle and Demesne, County Dublin
Malahide Castle is one of the oldest and most historic castles in Ireland. From 1185 until 1975, it was the home of the Talbot family. This was a remarkable tenure by a single family and is one of the longest in Ireland. alahide Castle with its 800 year old family history is haunted with many unseen and unknown spirits and their presence is felt in every room. Many historic castles and houses have one ghost, some have two or three, but Malahide Castle has five!
Casino at Marino, County Dublin
Designed by Scottish architect Sir William Chamber for James Caulfield (the 1st Earl of Charlemont) the Casino at Marino can be found in Marino, Dublin. Building on this fantastic monument started in the late 1750’s and finished around 1775. Situated in the gardens of Marino House, this small structure demonstrates 18th Century Neo-Classical architecture at its finest. In a bitter sweet turn of events Chambers, despite being extremely proud of his design, was never able to visit the completed building due to his constant employment in England.
Newbridge House and Farm, County Dublin
Situated in North County Dublin, Newbridge House is a fine Georgian house set in a 360 acre demesne, which is one of Fingal's Regional Parks. Built by the Archbishop Cobbe between 1747 and 1752 and designed by architect James Gibbs, Newbridge House is a rarity in itself due to the fact that it still contains most of its original furnishings. From the Red Drawing Room (one of Ireland’s finest Georgian interiors) to the Museum of Curiosities (one of the few family museums in Ireland or Britain) and the ornate plasterwork throughout the house, you will be amazing by grandeur of this excellently preserved building.
Skerries Mills, County Dublin
Skerries Mills is located within the small coastal town of Skerries, just 30 km north of Dublin City. The Mills comprise of two windmills and a watermill, making it a truly unique collection. Skerries has rich ties with stone-ground milling, which can be traced back to the early 16th Century, when the land were under ownership of the Priory of Holmpatrick (an Augustinian monastic foundation).
Ardgillan Castle and Gardens, County Dublin
Argillan Castle, derived is name from the Irish “Árd Choill”, meaning “High Wood”. Located just 5 km from the coastal town of Skerries and set upon an elevated coastline with magnificent views of the Irish sea, this large county house is a must see if you’re visiting the north of Dublin.
Abbey Theatre, Dublin City
In 1903, W.B. Yeats and Lady August Gregory founded the Abbey Theatre. With patronage from Miss Annie Horniman, they purchased a premises on Old Abbey Street, which would become the Abbey Theatre, first opening its doors on December 27th 1904. Today, the Abbey Theatre strives to invest in and promote new Irish writers and artists and to produce an annual programme of diverse, engaging, innovative Irish and international theatre.
Brazen Head - Food, Fairies & Folklore Night, Dublin City
The Food, Fairies and Folklore night is a regular event hosted by The Brazen Head – Ireland’s oldest pub. The pub itself which dates back to 1198 has managed to retain the charm and characteristics of its past and in particular its patrons, who have included literary greats such as: James Joyce, Jonathon Swift and Brendan Behan alongside such famed revolutionaries as Robert Emmet, Daniel O’ Connell, Wolfe Tone and Michael Collins.
Famine Memorial & World Poverty Stone, Dublin City
The Famine Memorial is a commemorative work dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th century Irish Famine. The bronze sculptures were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie and are located on Custom House Quay in Dublin's Docklands.
Garden of Remembrance, Dublin City
This beautiful garden in the heart of the city was designed by Daithi Hanly and dedicated to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom. It is located in the northern fifth of the former Rotunda Gardens in Parnell Square, a Georgian square at the northern end of O'Connell Street. Its focal point is the large sculpture of the "Children of Lir" by Oisin Kelly, symbolizing rebirth and resurrection, added in 1971.
Butlers - Chocolate Experience, County Dublin
Butlers Chocolate Experience is ultimate chocolate discovery tour in Ireland. Based in the home of Butlers Chocolates a visit here is a must for chocolate lovers of all ages.
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, County Dublin
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Discover the Secrets of The Dalkey Tudors Live Theatre Performance as part of Guided Tour Mon-Fri 10.00-18.00; Sat and Sun 11.00-18.00 (Closed on Tuesdays)
James Joyce Tower, County Dublin
The James Joyce Tower was one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon and now holds a museum devoted to the life and works of James Joyce, who made the tower the setting for the first chapter of his masterpiece, Ulysses.
Wicklow Historic Gaol, County Wicklow
On entering Wicklow Historic Gaol which is located in Wicklow town, you will be transported back in time and meet face to face with some of the most notorious characters to have walked the floors of this dramatic and history filled building. As you travel back in time, you are entering one of the cruelest, most historically shameful places in Ireland.
Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow
Wicklow Mountains National Park covers part of a mountain range that extends over most of County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland. The upper slopes and rounded peaks are blanketed with heath and bog. The open vistas are interrupted only by forestry plantations and the winding mountain roads. Fast-flowing streams descend into the deep lakes of the wooded valleys and continue their course into the surrounding lowlands.
Powerscourt House and Gardens, County Wicklow
The Powerscourt Estate is is located in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, just 19km (11.4mi) south of Dublin. The gardens are comprised of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, rambling walks, ornamental lakes and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. The 18th Century Palladian House incorporates a variety of shops, terrace café and house exhibition.
Powerscourt Waterfall, County Wicklow
Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 6km (3.6mi) from the Main Estate. It is set in one of Irelands most beautiful parklands at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. As you drive from the gatelodge towards the Waterfall you are surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch and Pine trees some of which were planted over 200 years ago. Look out for the Giant Redwoods, which are native to Northern California where they may grow up to 80m (262ft) high and live for 4,000 years so they are still youngsters.
Glendalough, County Wicklow
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow is one of Ireland's most beautiful visitors' destinations. For thousands of years people have been drawn to 'the valley of the two lakes' for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough has long been an area renowned for its natural beauty and history and it is one of the most visited places in Ireland.
Johnnie Fox's, County Dublin
Situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin mountains, Johnnie Fox's is one of Ireland's oldest and most famous traditional Irish pubs - and they are also famed as the highest pub in the country. The pub is located approximately 25-35 minutes drive from Dublin City centre.
Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre, County Meath
Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 BC), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. It was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age by a farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley in Co. Meath, Ireland. Archaeologists classified Newgrange as a passage tomb, however it is now recognized to be much more than a passage tomb. Ancient Temple is a more fitting classification, a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance.
Loughcrew Cairns, County Meath
In a landscape of inspiring beauty and intriguing history, the cairns at Loughcrew form the largest complex of passage graves in Ireland. The Cairns are megalithic structures originally built about 4000 bc as burial chambers. The cairns are in two groups; Carnbane West, about 15 cairns, including Cairn L which is roofed and contains superb symbolic carvings in good condition. This group is some 2km walk from the Car Park on gently sloping ground. Carnbane East includes Cairn T, also roofed and with excellent engravings, and is a shorter but steeper walk.The climb to Cairn T is very steep and visitors are asked to wear suitable footwear and to be careful. There is no access for visitors in wheelchairs.
Slane Castle, County Meath
Slane Castle is set in the middle of a 1,500 acre estate in the heart of the Boyne Valley and has been in the family of the Conyngham’s since 1701. Slane Castle is steeped in history and with the river Boyne flowing below the Castle, it has a mystical quality. The Hill of Slane, which overlooks the Castle, is where St. Patrick lit his paschal fire, following which he was summoned by the High King to Tara, and Ireland was subsequently converted to Christianity.
Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, County Meath
The Battle of the Boyne between King William III and his father-in-law, King James II, was fought in July 1690. Both kings commanded their armies in person, 36,000 on the Williamite side and 25,000 on the Jacobite side - the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield. At stake were the British throne, French dominance in Europe and Religious power in Ireland.
Trim Castle, County Meath
Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. It was constructed over a thirty year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. He was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 - a move which aimed to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare (Strongbow).
Hill of Tara, County Meath
Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara, which is s about 1.6 kms (0.9 mi) to the right off the main Navan/ Dublin Road, has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage-tomb was constructed there. Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ. It is the wealth of history and legend associated with Royal Tara as the ancient spiritual and political Capital of Ireland, and its central place in Irish History, which attracts ongoing, national and international interest.