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Dublin: Afternoon Tea Vintage Bus Trip

1. Dublin: Afternoon Tea Vintage Bus Trip

Relax on board a vintage 1960s double-decker bus that has been fully restored and decorated to the highest standard. Sit back and enjoy a full afternoon tea with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available. The seasonal menu includes a trio of freshly made sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam, butter, and clotted cream, and desserts including a cheesecake, lemon drizzle cake, and almond bakewells among others. There is a wide range of teas, coffees, and hot chocolates to choose from.  Listen to 1950s jazz play while you have a jaunt around the city and hear the hosts' share their favorite stories of Dublin. Have time to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and food, the real Irish way. This is a very personalized way to see Dublin as the hosts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Tour begins at 4-6 Essex Street East and travels past Trinity College, Georgian Dublin, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral. It continues down the Quays past the Guinness brewery and into the Phoenix Park.

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Dublin: Delicious Walking Food Tour

2. Dublin: Delicious Walking Food Tour

After meeting your guide at the bottom of the Spire on O'Connell Street, you will embark on an Irish food and drink discovery tour. Your local food expert will give you a comprehensive overview of Irish food history and the current food scene at the start of the tour, before you set off for a hands on experience of the local gastronomy scene. You will follow your guide around different food businesses on both sides of the river Liffey, including the Temple Bar District and the buzzing creative quarter. This tour provides you with the opportunity to visit various award-winning eateries and food shops, where you can sample Irish food and drinks made with only the best ingredients. From Irish whiskey to artisan cheese, from traditional dishes to new trends, you will be introduced to the foodie scene of the Irish capital and enjoy its tasty delights. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off in the city center, free to continue exploring the city for further interesting culinary gems.

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Dublin: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

3. Dublin: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

Follow clues and solve puzzles to discover the most haunted places around Dublin. Using an interactive city exploration app on your phone, follow a step-by-step guide to the cursed buildings of Dublin whilst listening to stories about these horrific locations. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination and wander around the city streets visiting some of the most iconic landmarks including St. Ann’s Church, City Hall, Olypmia Theater, and more. As you explore, discover the hidden legends and haunted tales of Dublin, and listen to spine-tingling stories from start to finish. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Dublin from a different perspective, and have an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll find locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end. On October 30, take part in a special Halloween event featuring a costume contest and live actors. Wear your best costume to win prizes such as a $1000 GetYourGuide gift card and more.

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From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

4. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

Leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day trip that boats spectacular views from start to finish. Visit both Titanic Belfast and the Giant's Causeway and soak up the coastal scenery of Norther Ireland. From Dublin, go first to the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic experience in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, located in the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf. Relive the liner’s tragic voyage, sinking, and eventful discovery on the seabed via exhibits that explain her construction, launch, and history in 9 different galleries. You’ll also be swept away to the Giant’s Causeway. While there, marvel at this jewel of the Antrim coast, the legends of giants, and the unique geological structure composed of thousands of hexagonal stones and symmetrical columns. Enjoy plenty of time at this UNESCO World Heritage Site to walk along the cliffs overlooking the causeway, take stunning pictures, and go for a stroll on the Giant's Causeway itself.

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Dublin: 2.5-Hour City Bike Tour

5. 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.

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Dublin: The 7 Wonders of the City Exploration Game and Tour

6. Dublin: The 7 Wonders of the City Exploration Game and Tour

Explore the Dublin buried beneath your feet, a Dublin of English invaders, run with an iron fist by the Catholic Church and built by the Vikings. Uncover their stories by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you book the quest, you’ll receive your access code by email to be used in the app. The tour will take you up to two hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and be ready to begin the adventure. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

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Dublin: Music Under the Bridges Kayaking Tour

7. Dublin: Music Under the Bridges Kayaking Tour

After meeting your guide on the River Liffey, head into the changing rooms to store any valuables, or change out of any clothes you don’t want to get wet. Then you’re off to experience the unique combination of kayaking and music. Over the course of your 2.5-hour tour, some of the best musicians in town will play for you under the most iconic bridges of Dublin. After hopping aboard your sit-on-top kayaks, paddle towards the city center, where you’ll be met by talented local musicians, serenading you at every turn. Enjoy the otherworldly acoustics and one-of-a-kind atmosphere as the musicians play original songs, mixed in with a touch of poetry and history. This private concert sums up what the city is about — good "craic" with friends, laughing, singing along, and breathtaking city views.

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Dublin 2-Hour E-Bike Tour with a Local Guide

8. Dublin 2-Hour E-Bike Tour with a Local Guide

The story of Dublin comes alive as you explore the city by electric bike. This 2-hour small group activity makes it possible for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Dublin in a way that really immerses you in Dublin life. Because e-bikes are used, this fun activity is accessible to all. The tour company is fully insured and the idea behind the tour is that a large area can easily be covered, giving visitors a great orientation of the city in an informative, stress-free manner. A local guide will lead your tour and provide a history of the capital with a typical Dublin wit. See a side of Dublin that’s not typically mentioned in the guidebooks. The tour is designed for small groups (a maximum of 10 people), meaning that the tour is tailored in its approach, allowing for lots of time to ask questions. With the tales your guide has to tell, you most definitely will not be bored! There is no better way to explore an area than by cycling. Ride around the streets of Dublin on an e-bike and you’ll have lots of time and energy to take in more attractions afterwards!

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Must See Dublin in a Day

9. Must See Dublin in a Day

This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Dublin like a local! When you book this experience, you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. A like-minded and vetted local host who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be handpicked and assigned to you.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Based on the things that you would like to see and do a personalized itinerary will be built just for you. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary to make your visit even more enjoyable. Let your private local host show you the side Dublin that you will love!

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Dublin: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

10. Dublin: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Dublin. Download the app onto your phone and explore Dublin at your own pace. Use the app and integrated maps to find your way to 10 attractions in Dublin. Solve a location-based riddle at each attraction and unlock the next location you need to visit. The app includes facts and information about each location you stop at. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time.

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 426 reviews

Daniel and Fergus were amazing guides. The trip was well organized and we stayed right on schedule. What I greatly appreciated was Daniels story telling about his country and the history. You can tell he is very proud of Ireland and loves sharing all of it with the travelers on his tour bus. The ride was smooth and relaxing thanks to Fergus. We hit all of the stops that are included and we were shown a few bonus areas along the way. We were fortunate to have sunny weather even though it was a bit chilly. The Titanic Museum was extremely interesting and well done. When we come back we will be booking another tour with this company for sure.

Talented, knowledgeable Fiona Dalton, in her character, flexible, enthusiastic and refreshing. I learned more about Dublin ( and reasons to come back and see more semi hidden treasures) than I learned in my last four trips here. Fiona is a certifiably professional singer and actress overflowing with ideas and passion for her work. We almost didn’t notice the rain. I highly recommend especially early in a trip because it would shape the whole outlook on what to see.

Great family day very well looked after by 2 very friendly girls would highly recommend the trip . Will go again ..

Fantastic great staff Dev, Emily et al. Very good food in such an awkward serving place, Well done.

This was fun and took us into parts of Dublin we probably never would have explored ourselves!