Dublin, the capital of the magical country Ireland perfectly portrays the true vibe of this country. Ireland seems to be a country too beautiful to be true, with its medieval castles, rugged coastline, and the folklore. From the city of Dublin, the amazing landscapes, age-old castles, and hilly coastlines are easily accessible. The city of Dublin is often called a living museum for its excellent collections of medieval castles and cathedrals. A walking tour around the city is a must to feel its history and to discover its hidden gems. Along with that, it is an excellent base to explore some of the greatest parts of Ireland. If you’re looking to visit this wondrous place, scroll down to find some of the best Viator tours in Dublin, Ireland.
The city of Dublin is full of colors, history, and art. A short trip to this city is impossible to explore its entirety. Here come the Hop-On Hop-Off buses, which takes you through the city, stopping over at most famous attractions. There are two major routes through the city, 28 major stops, and you can buy tickets for two days maximum in one go. The bus stops in all major destinations such as National Art Gallery, Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Old Jameson Distillery, etc. If you don’t want to get down to explore any specific destination, the open-top double-decker bus is available to give you an excellent view of the city. An on-board commentary is available to get insight into this city.
Dublin City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off 1- or 2-Day Bus Tour
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
The term Ireland signifies amazing landscapes, authentic beauty of nature, and dreamy castles. Blarney Castle is definitely one of the most attractive castles among them. It is also famous for the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence. The stone is set on the tower of the castle, which gifts the gift of the gab (skill of flattery) to its kissers. Along with a trip to this famous castle, this tour also includes a visit to the famous Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel Cathedral. The full-day excursion can be done in the comfort of a luxury coach.
Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin
Duration: 12 hours
A full-day trip can take you to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO-World Heritage site. The Dark Hedges and the surrounding rock sculptures create an exceptional view. This area might be familiar as King’s Road on the popular television series, Game of Thrones. The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge hangs high over the sea, it is definitely not for the faint-hearted. There is also the ruin of the medieval Dunluce Castle, perched on the coastal cliff of Causeway.
Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
Duration: 14 hours
The seven-storied Guinness Storehouse offers an excellent experience of tasting the best Guinness in the whole world. The storehouse not only gives you a taste of this delicious drink, but it also offers a glimpse of the history related to it. The entire brewing process can be seen, and a chance of learning about different kinds of Guinness is also offered. A trip to this iconic location is hassle-free with the flexible entry-ticket of Viator. The on-house Gravity Bar offers excellent views of the city with a pint of Guinness for free.
Guinness Storehouse Entrance Ticket
Duration: 2 hours
The city of Galway features an artistic and Bohemian vibe, housing the remains of a Medieval town. The outdoor pubs and cafés often offer a glimpse of street theatre or one can indulge in the live music of the bright-painted pubs. Take a walk through this city while getting acquainted with its history along with Irish folklore. From this charming city, explore the enchanting coast of Cliffs of Moher. This rugged coastal beauty merges, in typical Irish scenery in this coast, with rare flora to soothe your eyes. Get an enchanting view of the limestone terrain and the Atlantic Ocean from this place, along with the Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.
Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Wild Atlantic Way Tour from Dublin
Duration: 13 hours
In a day trip to Kilkenny and Glendalough, get a full dose of typical Irish architecture and folklore. Located beside River Nore, the Kilkenny castle features the medieval architecture of Ireland. The symbol of Norman occupation, it is one of the restored furnished castles of the country. From there, visit the Wicklow Mountain National Park, one of the six national parks of the country. The park is famous for its flora and fauna, from rare orchids to the Peregrine Falcon, along with marvelous natural beauty. Get a glimpse of the history in detail at the Glendalough’s medieval monastic settlement. Also, enjoy the sight of Border Collies corral sheep in the enchanting area of foothills of Wicklow Mountains.
Kilkenny City, Wicklow Park, and Glendalough Tour from Dublin
Duration: 10 hours
The Book of Kells is considered as one of the greatest treasures of Irish history. It is a medieval manuscript from the ninth century, which describes four Gospels of Jesus Christ’s life. It resides in the Trinity College Library, where you can also dig into history related to this treasure. After a full dose of Book of Kells, explore the exterior of the mighty Dublin Castle.
Book of Kells Early Access and Dublin Castle Guided Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Explore the best of County Wicklow on a day trip from the capital city Dublin. Take a ride on the horseback to get the authentic feel of this region. This region is located further south from Dublin. The first destination is Wicklow Mountains National Park, very rich in its natural beauty. Here, you can enjoy the horse ride to explore the countryside. Lunch can be arranged in the small, beautiful village of Enniskerry. The trip ends with visiting Glendalough, an authentic monastery from the sixth century.
Dublin to Wicklow: Horseback Riding and Glendalough Day Tour
Duration: 8 hours
A city is not fully explored unless you have tried its own cuisine. Likewise, a trip to Dublin won’t be completed without tasting Irish whiskey, artisanal cheese, ice cream, local seafood, and meats. Along with a local food historian, set out to explore the foods while tracing back their history. Explore the hidden gems of this city along with a brief view of the agriculture and culinary culture of Ireland.
Private Dublin Walking Food Tour with a Local Food Historian
Duration: 3 hours
The taste of Irish cuisine demands to be explored in detail. The cuisine includes specific foods which mostly depend on the various seasons. It includes lots of crops, soups, and various kinds of meats. In the food tour, explore the lesser known local favorites which offer typical Irish foods. Visit three different pubs to try out a variety of dishes along with excellent craft beers. The three-hour tour with an experienced guide aims to give you a true glimpse of the food scene of the city.
Irish Food Walking Tour of Dublin
Duration: 3 hours
Explore Dublin, the city of sophisticated elegance
The city of Dublin had received the title of the most handsome Georgian city of the British Empire during the 18th century. Today, it might not be the prettiest city compared to others, but it has certain characteristics which can be described as a sophisticated elegance. Plus, it is an excellent base of exploring the rest of Ireland, especially the Irish countryside. Book one of these Viator trips from Dublin to enjoy the city along with its excellent surroundings.
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