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O'Connell Street: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

    1. Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

    Hop off and explore the beauty of Nassau Street, then plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square, where you can stroll around the Georgian-style gardens, then grab a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland, The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse.

    Begin your journey on the Red Line at the first bus stop, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 25 stops, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun! You can hop on and off the bus at any designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish within your ticket validity. With buses passing through every 30 minutes, simply rejoin the tour when you’re ready.

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    Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

  • DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    2. DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    Explore Dublin at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Get on and off the bus as often as you like with a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, and learn about the history and culture of the city with the live commentary in several languages.

    Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    The double-decker tour bus takes you around the most interesting attractions in Dublin. Stroll among the students along the cobbled paths and visit the Book of Kells at Trinity College, stroll in the stunning Phoenix Park, and gain discounted entry to the Guinness Storehouse, the National Museums and the Teelings Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket Square. • Tour starts: O'Connell Street/DoDublin HQ • Parnell Square North - Writers Museum • O'Connell Street/Abbey Street - GPO • Busáras - Custom House  • Custom House Quay - EPIC & Jeanie Johnston • North Wall Quay - Samuel Beckett Bridge & C...

    Very easy way to cover a lot of ground and then decide where you would like to return. The Dublin inner city sites are located relatively close enough to walk. This bus is great for getting further out. To the features like Phoenix Park, the Gaol and distilleries and breweries.

  • Dublin: City Highlights Walking Tour

    3. Dublin: City Highlights Walking Tour

    Embark on a walking tour that’ll show you the real Dublin by visiting well-known sites and some hidden gems and surprises often missed by visitors. Whether you’ve visited the city before or are a total newbie to Irish soil, this tour will give you a taste of what life is like here. Learn the history of Dublin through its unique architectural landscape as well as getting a feel of its current atmosphere as you wander through the city. From theaters, cultural institutions, restaurants, parks, and pubs you’ll see it all. Your guide will be on hand to answer any questions you might have to help enhance your visit to Dublin. You will also have a chance to take memorable and unique photos as you stroll.

  • Walking Tour Dublin Highlights and Hidden Corners

    4. Walking Tour Dublin Highlights and Hidden Corners

    This 2-hour Dublin highlights walking tour takes a journey through the many centuries of history and uncovers many of the city’s hidden gems that visitors often miss. Starting from O'Connell Street, your guide will show you Dublin icons, such as the General Post Office, used as the temporary headquarters of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. This tour will take you through the heart of the north and south central areas of historic Dublin and give you an experience of both well-known sites and some hidden gems and surprises often missed by visitors. Included will be the General Post Office; scene of a revolutionary past. Visit bustling Henry Street, the River Liffey, the cultural quarter of Temple Bar, and the former Viking and medieval area around Christ Church Cathedral. Check out Dublin Castle and the 18th-century splendor of Trinity College, among other intriguing places. You...

    Michael is an excellent guide, Interesting history and stories and conversation. Highly recommend!

  • Dublin: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

    5. Dublin: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

    After pickup from your hotel, embark on a walking tour that’ll show you the real Dublin by visiting well-known sites and some hidden gems and surprises often missed by visitors. Whether you’ve visited the city before or are a total newbie to Irish soil, this tour will give you a taste of what life is like here. Learn the history of Dublin through its unique architectural landscape as well as getting a feel of its current atmosphere as you wander through the city. From theaters, cultural institutions, restaurants, parks, and pubs you’ll see it all. Your guide will be on hand to answer any questions you might have to help enhance your visit to Dublin. You will also have a chance to take memorable and unique photos as you stroll.

  • Dublin Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour in Italian

    6. Dublin Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour in Italian

    Learn the history of Dublin and its historic monuments with an Italian-speaking guide. Explore the early days when St. Patrick arrived to evangelize to the pagans, up to life in the city in the present day. Start at Trinity College and learn the legend of Molly Malone before walking to Dublin Castle, where the British controlled Ireland up to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921. Marvel at the impressive facades of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral before going to the popular entertainment district of Temple Bar. Cross the Liffey Bridge – known locally as the Ha'penny Bridge – to discover some of the most significant spots from the history of Ireland on the north side of the river, including the General Post Office, one of the last Georgian buildings built in the capital. Get insider tips, such as where to eat a tasty Irish stew, listen to live music or find...

  • Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

    7. Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

    Following Irish Independence, a few men sat down and thought about what they would do with Dublin. Following much intense discussion and with the preservation of the British and Irish cultures in mind, it was born into the city it is today. Since then, Dublin has become a symbol of reconciling Ireland's British past with its Irish future. The British Trinity College (with its Protestant legacy) has produced Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, and Dublin's pubs have produced writers from the Irish tradition, such as Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. This tour is, therefore, a tribute to Dublin's dual personality, and the pub door will be the boundary between the two worlds. Get comfortable in a few warm pubs throughout the tour where you will discuss important aspects of history, including Irish origins, the Irish language, and the Celtic Tiger. With this in mind, you will pop into a grea...

  • Dublin: 3-Day Self-Drive Tour

    8. Dublin: 3-Day Self-Drive Tour

    Enjoy complete freedom as you explore the city of Dublin and nearby landmarks on a multi-day trip. Benefit from inclusive accommodation, and car hire to travel between sites with ease. Day 1: Arrive at Dublin airport and collect your car, drive to Trim Castle for a tour, then enjoy lunch at The Snailbox Pub Kilmoon (at your own expense). After lunch you'll visit the Neolithic tomb of Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards, head out to the famous Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of Irish Kings. Drive back to Dublin for check-in at your city center accommodation. In the evening, enjoy an Irish dance show along with a meal. Day 2: Drive out of the city towards Wicklow, passing through the beautiful countryside. Stop to admire the valley of Glendalough, and visit Powerscourt Waterfall. Pass over Wicklow Mountains towards Kilkenny, and enjoy lunch at Matt The Miller Pub and R...

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

    9. 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.

  • Nearly All of Dublin in 5 Hours

    10. Nearly All of Dublin in 5 Hours

    If you only have one day to see as much of Dublin as possible, then this five-hour walking tour is the perfect option. History, culture, architecture, Irish society, Irish language, literature, and jokes are shared during your walk around the city. Five hours will fly by quickly as you see all the city's most important sights. There is also the option to add a guided tour of the Old Library of Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed. (Note that if this option is selection, the National Museum of History and Archaeology will be substituted out.) Trinity’s Long Room library, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, houses 200,000 of Ireland’s most ancient texts. Admire the "Proclamition of the Irish Republic," one of the most important texts in Irish history. The Long Room also features the Brian Boru Harp, Ireland’s oldest surviving harp and the model for the insignia of ...

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What people are saying about O'Connell Street

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Very easy way to cover a lot of ground and then decide where you would like to return. The Dublin inner city sites are located relatively close enough to walk. This bus is great for getting further out. To the features like Phoenix Park, the Gaol and distilleries and breweries.

Very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Open to questions and showed concerns for the safety of her group. Would highly recommend.

Michael is an excellent guide, Interesting history and stories and conversation. Highly recommend!

The tour guide was great! The bus driver was hilarious! I would Recommend 100%

Friendly helpful staff. Great banter and commentary.