Dublin: Brazen Head and Castle City Tour

Dublin: Brazen Head and Castle City Tour

From $34.43 per person

Combine the best of Irish history and pub culture in a single 2.5-hour tour. Visit the 12th-century Dublin Castle built by King John. Then experience the warm atmosphere and local culture in Ireland's oldest drinking hole, The Brazen Head.

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  • Visit 2 of Ireland’s oldest historical attractions: Dublin Castle and The Brazen Head Pub
  • Discover the 12th century Dublin Castle and the famous Round Tower
  • Visit Irelands' oldest Pub, which dates back to 1198
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On this fascinating tour, you will visit the 12th century Dublin Castle built by King John. There, your professional local English-speaking guide will show you all the exterior highlights, including the castle gardens, granting you one of the best tour experiences in Ireland. An expert local guide will show and explain all of the history and stories connected to Dublin's famous castle. The second part of this tour will bring you back to the year 1198, the year the Brazen Head opened its doors for the first time. This is Ireland's oldest pub, where you will experience an extraordinary sense of history within the pub's walls. If you are looking for a tour that includes some history and a unique Irish pub atmosphere, this tour is a must. With small groups of only 25 guests or fewer, this tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly guide. You can walk over history while discovering the story of a small island that has made a big impact on the world, and whose people created the most famous watering hole of them all “The Irish Pub”.
  • Fully guided exterior tour of Dublin Castle and Gardens
  • Visit to the 12th-century Brazen Head Pub
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
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  • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Outside the Chez Max Restaurant, 1 Palace St, Dublin 2, D02 KF98

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Baby strollers

    Know before you go

    • Changes or cancellations requested less than 24 hours before the tour departure time are not possible
    • Minimum numbers apply - there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation
    • Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces
    • All participants should be in good health - consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise
    • Wheelchairs, motorized scooters, strollers, or baby carriages, unfortunately, cannot be accommodated on this tour
    • Please email the local supplier if you would like to discuss any physical disabilities or limitations
    • Anybody under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
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    based on 3 reviews

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    Awesome....great guide with a fantastic flair for storytelling

    This tour was really quite something....it combined both history and the best of Irish culture....we visited 13th century Dublin Castle which was spectacular. Our guide Phil told us all the incredible stories associated with the Castle its importance in Irish history and th events that led to Queen Victoria falling out with the Castle postmaster over a particular incident. We also found out that Bram Stoker the author of Dracula worked here for over 10 years while writing his famous novel. We then visited the oldest pub in Ireland where we shared a pint and heard incredible stories of its nearly 900 years of history. Our group were so well looked after by Phil...he was such a storyteller full of Irish charm and wit. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Dublin.

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    January 29, 2019

    Neil was knowledgeable and entertaining, thanks

    May 25, 2019

    Muito bom

    July 31, 2019

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