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Things To Do Alone In Dublin - Updated 2020

Things To Do Alone In Dublin
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Planning a trip to Dublin, Ireland, but are unsure of what to do while there? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! With the ‘luck of the Irish’ on your side, there is nothing that you can’t do in this historic city. Rich in incredible culture, history, and booze, Dublin is a city that you must not miss. Situated on the east coast, Dublin is home to friendly locals and beautiful sights that are just bus rides away! Due to its proximity to nature; mountains on one side and the sea on the other, people flock here. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or longer, there are plenty of activities to do here. Being Ireland’s capital city, Dublin certainly has lots to offer, even if you’re making a solo trip. Continue reading to find out what exciting things you can do alone in Dublin and book your next vacation soon!!

1. Hop-on hop-off bus tour (from USD 26.0)

If you’re short on time during your trip, what better way to get around Dublin than on a bus tour? This flexible and time-saving alternative is a great way to take in the history and the sights of the city of Dublin. Not only do you get the best value for your money, but it’s also an “all-in-one” sightseeing tour so you know you won’t miss out on anything worth exploring! This hop-on, hop-off bus brings you to amazing attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick’s Cathedral and many other tourist spots. Travel in style by getting a ride on this open-top double-decker bus!

Dublin City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off 1- or 2-Day Bus Tour

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

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2. National Wax Museum (from USD 19.56)

things to do alone in dublin | national wax museum

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your favorite celebrities up close and personal? This may be your chance or at least, the closest you’ll ever get to see them, even if it is just a wax statue. The way to do this is to visit the National Wax Museum Plus in Dublin. When you pre-book, not only will you miss the long line, but you will be that much closer to having your picture taken next to the various wax figures - Hollywood stars and other famous people. While you are here, don’t miss out on visiting the enchanted forest and be prepared to get spooked in the chamber of horrors, if you’re into that sort of thing! So, go ahead and pre-book your trip to this cool place.

Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

Duration: 1 day

50 reviews

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3. Croke Park and GAA Museum (from USD 15.0)

things to do alone in dublin | croke park and gaa museum

Did you know that Croke Park has been around longer than 100 years? That’s probably even before you were BORN! It’s been the focal point of Irish sports and is one of the largest stadiums in Europe. It has been a location for monumental wins and historic moments, as well as a place where many inspirational athletes have set foot in. You will be accompanied by a live guide during the tour so why not purchase your tickets online for instant confirmation to discover the secrets and wonders of Ireland’s national sports? The places are also wheelchair-accessible. During your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to watch a short film dedicated to the All Ireland Finals!

Dublin: 1.5–Hour Croke Park Tour and GAA Museum

Duration: 90 minute

97 reviews

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4. Jameson Whiskey distillery (from USD 29.64)

things to do alone in dublin | jameson whiskey distillery

Are you a fan of whiskey? If yes, this guided tour of the Jameson Whiskey Distillery is a must-visit on your list! Located in Smithfield, this immersive experience awaits you. This is a tour for everyone, even those who do not drink alcohol since on this tour you’ll be able to learn the history and the making of this iconic drink. There is a bonus however, as you’ll get to make and shake the drink, as well as taste it. Who wouldn’t want to try that? Raise a glass to life and the amazing city that is Dublin! Cap off your experience with a trip to the JJ bar.

Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery Tour with Tastings

Duration: 45 minute

624 reviews

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5. St Patrick's Cathedral (from USD 9.48)

st patrick's cathedral

One of the key pillars of Dublin and Ireland’s history is Saint Patrick’s cathedral. Can you believe that it’s been part of their culture for more than 800 years? Despite the cathedral being one of the largest and oldest, tourists that come by on this tour would be able to easily and efficiently learn through interactive touch screen technology. Be mesmerised by the beautiful architecture and stained glass windows… you definitely don’t want to forget your camera for this trip. Snap as many pictures as you can!

St Patrick's Cathedral: Self-Guided Cathedral Admission

Duration: 1 day

162 reviews

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6. Guinness Storehouse (from USD 23.12)

guinness storehouse

For some, this may be the main reason why they head to Dublin in the first place! Guinness is a world-famous brand and if you love your alcohol, then this is a no-brainer. This self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse includes a trip to the Gravity Bar, where you’ll get to admire 360-degree views of the lovely city, and more importantly, enjoy a pint on the house. Another thing that you’ll definitely be able to do before you leave is to learn how to pour the ideal pint of Guinness. Wouldn’t that be a useful trick to bring back home? We think so!

Guinness Storehouse: Entrance Ticket

Duration: 1 day

2218 reviews

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7. The Dublin Ghostbus (from USD 31.0)

the dublin ghostbus

Not for the faint-hearted, this Ghostbus tour provides a spine-chilling trip through Dublin on a 2-hour bus ride. Take in Dublin’s most haunting sights and learn about the dark and creepy tales that lurk at night. During your tour, be completely immersed in the real origins of Dracula and his inventor or perhaps, get spooked out by your visit to the Walking Gallows. If you have any curious questions in mind, all you need to do is ask your on-board storyteller to find out more!

The Dublin Ghostbus Tour

Duration: 2 hour

217 reviews

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8. Pub crawl (from USD 14.82)

pub crawl

Ever wanted to experience Ireland like a local? Well, here is your chance!! This tour lets you do just that. As we all know, the Irish love their booze and what better way to experience this culture by heading to authentic Irish bars? On this five hour pub crawl, enjoy free Guinness, free shots and discounts on drinks. You’ll even be able to enter at least three different pubs or live music venues for free. So, skip the lines and gear up to experience Dublin’s lively nightlife. When the sun goes down, it’s time to party!

Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Duration: 5 hour

159 reviews

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9. City sights by night bus (from USD 17.79)

A fun and unconventional way to experience Dublin would be to hop on this 1-hour night bus tour! Experience the sights of this city, illuminated after dark. You will be accompanied by an engaging English speaking guide to tell you stories and fun facts about the city. On this tour, you will get to catch several landmarks like Dublin’s floodlit Docklands, the Georgian quarter and the Temple Bar. Some say that it is more interesting to experience the night life of a city, and if that’s true, this will be the tour for you!

Dublin by Night: Bus Tour

Duration: 1 hour

5 reviews

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10. Book of Kells and Dublin Castle (from USD 57.67)

book of kells and dublin castle

One of the best things about Dublin is their rich history. During your tour, you will be able to experience first-hand the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells, which is located in Trinity College Dublin. Accompanied by a live guide, it will be an informative trip and an interactive experience, so don’t be shy to mingle and speak out if you have any questions. On this tour, stroll and soak in the mesmerising sight of Dublin Castle, a majestic and historic sight - a once in a lifetime experience. Good news, you can finally tell your friends you’re a bonafide royal!

Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

Duration: 2.5 hour

158 reviews

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Have the perfect Irish experience

Whether it’s having an iconic Irish pint or just having a laugh with the locals, Dublin, Ireland, is a place for amazing experiences. Indulge in a pub crawl and mingle with new friends, or explore the fascinating castles, perhaps even fuel up on knowledge with the city’s rich history. You can spend days simply just walking around the city, to enjoy the array of activities this city has to offer. Next time you’re thinking of going somewhere for a solo trip, cut to the chase and book your tickets to Dublin!

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