Dublin
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Our most recommended Dublin Literary Activities

  • Dublin: 2.5-Hour City Bike Tour

    1. Dublin: 2.5-Hour City Bike Tour

    Grab a set of wheels for an active bicycle 2.5-hour tour around Dublin city and discover the city’s most famous sites alongside a fully qualified ‘Failte Ireland’ national tour guide. Begin our tour at in Whitefriar Place near St. Stephen’s Green and set off to explore Dublin’s canals and the River Liffey, Georgian Dublin with its grand 18th-century houses, beautiful parks, and Norman Dublin’s castles and cathedrals. Get an insight into the culture of Dublin’s writers, painters, poets, and special characters and visit places of revolution and war from Dublin’s turbulent history.  As you cycle around in the streets of Dublin, your guide will point out all the good pubs and traditional music venues along the route- If there is enough time you might even be able to stop at one.

  • MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

    2. MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

    Discover Ireland’s rich literary heritage from past to present at the Museum of Literature Ireland located in the historic UCD Newman House in the heart of Dublin. Along with your all-day ticket, enjoy a downloadable audio guide to enrich your visit. The Museum of Literature Ireland is a new home for the world's greatest storytellers. Experience immersive exhibitions, view treasures from the National Library of Ireland, and relax amid the birdsong in the tranquil gardens and café. MoLI is a partnership with the University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland. The museum aims to bring visitors of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and abilities on an inspiring journey through Irish writing and to encourage them to explore their own creative potential.

  • Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

    3. Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

    Dublin is where pubs are born. Some do not survive, many leave the Irish shore, but few age as gracefully as the stable pubs that bestow so much character on Dublin. Avoid the tourist traps and fake 'Irish' pubs, and escape with the locals to learn how to savor a pint of Guinness on this pub crawl. Find out how to ensure you always get a great pint and why it's important. Follow in the footsteps of the Irish literary giants like Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien, and Brendan Behan. If Dublin has hidden gems, they're the pubs that don't advertise to tourists. The locals. The authentic Irish pub where the conversation is flowing faster than the beer, where the character of the pub is as fascinating as the characters in it, where literature, society, and history eternally live. The best time to start is 7 PM, assuming you've eaten dinner prior to the tour. Bring a pen — you never know what...

  • Dublin: Skip-the-Line St. Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour

    4. Dublin: Skip-the-Line St. Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour

    Embark on an expertly curated tour that offers unique access to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin's Medieval Quarter. If you're visiting Ireland, grab this opportunity to see the Cathedral's stunning interior and exterior including the Gardens. Join an expert local guide for a comprehensive tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral with skip-the-line access. Discover the largest medieval cathedral in Ireland and visit the Cathedral's gardens where St. Patrick is said to have conducted the first Christian baptisms in the 5th century AD. Wander through the beautifully restored gardens as your guide shares compelling stories of the Cathedral's origin and history. This tour gives you the most comprehensive guided tour of the magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral. Learn about the man known as the "Apostle and Patron Saint of Ireland." Visit several famous points of interest and discover great pubs and...

    Our guide was amazing!! He knew everything about the Cathedral and was extremely engaging! I highly recommend this tour!

  • Dublin: Treasures of Ireland Museums Private Tour

    5. Dublin: Treasures of Ireland Museums Private Tour

    This amazing tour uses Ireland’s artistic and literary wealth to explain the historical moments, traditions, wars, movements, and eras that have sculpted Ireland through the centuries. You’ll explore only the highlights of the National Gallery, National Library and National Museum, with a break half-way through. This cultural tour is designed to provide the right mix of variety and depth so that you remain engaged throughout the 3-hours. This tour will show you some of Ireland's great artistic achievements like the symbolic paintings representing the Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Irish Civil War, insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats - Ireland’s Greatest Poet and the Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice, treasures that epitomise Ireland’s Golden Age (500-800AD). And the best part of the tour? It’s the evocative explanations of how these pieces of art fit into the jigsaw puzz...

  • Dublin: 2-Hour Guided City Tour for American Tourists

    6. Dublin: 2-Hour Guided City Tour for American Tourists

    Visit the most charming spots in Dublin on this 2-hour guided walking tour. Admire city highlights and learn the local history as you sightsee with an expert guide. Explore the heart of the Irish capital and home of acclaimed literary pioneers such as Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. Meet your guide at the famous Christ Church Cathedral and start your adventure. Walk along O’Connell Bridge over the Liffey and capture stunning photos along the river. Continue to O'Connell street in the city center and visit the many historical landmarks in the area. Hear the charming stories and tales behind every turn with your local guide. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on pubs, restaurants, and attractions in the city.

  • Dublin: Walking Tour for Seniors

    7. Dublin: Walking Tour for Seniors

    Enjoy a walking tour of Dublin that has been specially adapted for seniors. Visit the most charming places in the city with a guide and learn about what makes this city so special. See and learn about some of Dublin's major sights, including Sugarloaf Mountain and O'Connell Bridge. Hear stories about this historic city as you explore its streets and hidden corners.

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Walking through Dublin

We were expected on time by a very committed young woman. She then took us on an interesting tour of old Dublin, including some places and sights that were not on the plan. It was probably only their second tour of this kind. We were extremely enthusiastic.

Our guide was amazing!! He knew everything about the Cathedral and was extremely engaging! I highly recommend this tour!

Fantastic experience

Exciting tour, with a very good guide "Sara" who knew her story, she was very lively and friendly

Great and informative Guide.

Brian was terrific. He was well versed in Irish history and made this tour well worth taking.

Very knowledgeable, entertaining vivid explanation of Irish history