Dublin is the capital of Ireland and also the largest city in the country. It has much to offer to visitors and makes a great city for a weekend trip or even longer. Dublin is a lovely city to visit any time of the year and worth adding to your itinerary when visiting Ireland. It is bursting with activities and hosts some of the greatest attractions and family-friendly activities. There are many museums, galleries, cathedrals and recreational avenues for visitors to visit. Here are some of the top experiences to have while visiting this vibrant city, whether for a short weekend trip or longer. Experience a wide variety of tours in Dublin, through Airbnb.
Join this tour to experience Dublin up close and personal by bike. Through this tour, participants will be able to get a true sense of how the city works and what it has to offer. As well as visiting some of the major attractions, you’ll get to experience hidden alleys, which tourists would otherwise not get to. Get to hear some historical facts and stories about the city from the host, who is a Dubliner. Dress comfortably for the weather and the bike and helmet will be provided.
Dublin bike tour
Cost: 45 USD
This is a course which will teach you to make a sterling silver ring from scratch. The hosts conducting this course are professional jewellers who run a jewellery store. As participants, you will first mark your silver to the length you desire, based on the finger you want to wear the ring on. Next, get the chance to handsaw it to the desired size. Participants will get to learn how to form the ring and even shape it. The ring will be soldered right in front of you by the expert tutors.
Next, you will learn to file it using various hand files. This is where you get to choose the style of ring you want, giving it the curve you desire. This is definitely one course which allows you the chance to get creative and style your ring as you fancy. All materials are provided in this course.
Forge a silver ring
Cost: 124 USD
This is an outdoor adventure tour which will take participants through the Dublin city centre by kayak. Participants will use stable double-seater kayaks and paddle their way past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, as well as enjoy the city’s old and new quarters. This activity is suited for absolute beginners, as the hosts pride themselves as being experienced in this sport.
They are well equipped with all the knowledge and equipment participants needed to enjoy their kayak tour. The tour starts and ends at the same location and takes about 90 minutes to two hours. As this is a wet activity, do bring along a change of clothes.
Dublin kayak tour
Cost: 65 USD
This tour is held in Balbriggan and lasts about two hours. The host conducting this course is well-versed in the subject and has offered tarot reading services professionally for the last 22 years. Ideal for beginners, learning to read the tarot’s Celtic Cross is a fun way to understand how tarot reading works. Participants will get the chance to learn how to lay the cards for the Celtic Cross spread and interpret their meanings. Every participant will get the chance to receive and read cards with the help of the host.
Learn to read the Celtic Cross tarot
Cost: 50 USD
Wish to explore Dublin from a musical point of view? Then this Dublin busking experience will be an ideal tour. Through this outing, get the chance to learn about the city’s famous musicians and street buskers. The host conducting this tour is a street performer himself and therefore well versed with the street music scene in Dublin. As part of the tour, participants get to explore three important landmarks; Henry Street, Temple Bar and Grafton Street.
Sing a few songs together and experience busking firsthand. The tour ends with a short treasure hunt game, where participants will be given a map and hints. With these, they will be required to discover some hidden treasures related to the Dublin music scene and then enjoy a cup of coffee/tea in a reputed cafe. Do remember to bring a camera along, as there will be some wonderful memories to capture.
Dublin busking experience
Cost: 50 USD
This is an Irish food trail, where guests will have the opportunity to eat delicious Irish food. Participants get to visit the best restaurants and pubs that are frequently visited by locals. The theme of this tour is “Craic agus Ceol,” meaning fun, food and music, where participants will get to enjoy the best of everything. All that one needs for the tour is a love of good food. All dietary requirements will be catered for. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal and three drinks will be provided.
Irish food trail
Cost: 114 USD
If you are interested in finding out more about Irish literature, then join your guide who will help you do just that. Start at the National Library of Ireland on Kildare Street and learn about its importance in Irish literature. The host will introduce participants to several iconic Irish authors and take them to locations associated with them. Some famous writers that participants will come across include Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. As this is a walking tour, do wear comfortable walking shoes.
Dublin literary tour
Cost: 42 USD
Have the love for Irish traditional music? Then this is a tour for you, where you will get the chance to enjoy a genre of folk music developed in Ireland. Discover hidden gems and get to hear some of the best traditional music players Dublin has to offer. There are three sessions on a Sunday afternoon and a Tuesday night and you will notice that each pub has its own identity and unique atmosphere. Also visit the oldest bar in Dublin and take a tour through the cobblestone streets. Two glasses of Guinness beer will be provided.
Traditional Irish music pub crawl
Cost: 50 USD
This walking tour starts at the gates to St. Stephen’s Green, located at the top of Grafton Street. Walk through Grafton St, Gaiety Theatre which was built in 1876, as well as Neary’s, McDaids and Bruxelles. These are pubs frequented by famous writers and musicians in the 1980s. Continue learning about the history of Dublin by visiting the headquarters of the Feis Ceoil Music Festival. Taste some whiskey at an Irish whiskey shop and also visit the O'Donoghue’s pub, home to the Dubliners.
Irish history in song - A walking tour
Cost: 33 USD
Join your host, a photographer, who will take you through the streets of Dublin, showing you the most photo-worthy spots. Your host will be able to help you take photographs using your camera, if you need. The tour is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long, so comfortable footwear is recommended. This tour will take place even during wet weather. As such, you may want to bring an umbrella along.
Cost: 50 USD
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