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Dublin: Old Liffey Ferry Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Old Liffey Ferry

Dublin: Old Liffey Ferry Guided Tour

Activity provider: Old Liffey Ferry

From US$ 14.71 per person

Climb aboard the Old Liffey Ferry and embark on an adventure into Dublin’s past. Learn about the history of the ferry and the River Liffey on your cruise from a tour guide.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • Relive the journey once taken by dock workers in the late 20th century
  • Discover the history of Dublin and how it grew up around the riverbanks
  • Relax as you sail down the peaceful River Liffey in the middle of the city
  • Hear history brought to life from a local tour guide
  • Learn about the building of Dublin from Viking days to modern times
Full description

Take a tour around Dublin on this guided river cruise. Setting off from the Dublin Docklands, you’ll sail along the river under Samuel Beckett Bridge, past highlights such as the Old Pidgeon House Hotel, the Great South Wall, and the Ringsend Chimneys. 

Receive a warm welcome from your guide as you settle in for your adventure down the River Liffey. Learn about the local communities that live around the river and nearby estuaries and the trades and traditions that grew up around and amongst these people.

As you sail along the waterways, look out for wildlife along the way. Marvel at the gannets, seals, and one of Europe’s largest colonies of arctic terns. End your tour back at your departure point and continue your exploration of Dublin with a new perspective on the city.

  • Ferry trip
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your crew at the dock right beside the MV Cill Airne - The Boat Bar & Restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The tour takes place on an open vessel
  • A minimum of 5 participants in total are needed for the tour to take place
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Extremely friendly and knowledgeable would highly recommend!

September 9, 2022

September 1, 2022

A great experience, definitely recommended!!

September 1, 2022

Product ID: 425334