Highlights of Dublin

Highlights of Dublin
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Price: $31.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A taxi (not included, approximately 15 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk leisurely along city streets. This tour may be wheelchair accessible upon request at the time of booking, provided that a companion is present to assist. Some variation along the route may be necessary to avoid steps. Children under 16 years of age may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Highlights of Dublin

Stroll around Dublin and explore many of the hidden wonders of this city brimming with history and culture. Your informative guide will show you the many highlights of Dublin on this two hour walking tour.

Your scenic walk begins at the bustling O'Connell Street. Marvel at the many statues that line this historic street. As you travel south on O'Connell Street you will see the General Post Office, one of the most famous buildings in Ireland. During the Easter Rebellion of 1916, this building served as headquarters for the uprising's leaders and remains a symbol of Irish nationalism. Near the General Post Office is the Henry Shopping District, a pedestrian thoroughfare that serves as Dublin's principle shopping district. While in the Henry Shopping District you can't miss The Spire, a monument that stands 398 feet tall. Leaving the shopping district, you will see St. Mary's Church, a 17th century structure where Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness Brewery, was married.

Your Dublin walking tour continues through the Italian Quarter and across the famous Ha'penny Bridge. This pedestrian bridge crosses the River Liffey and leads into Temple Bar, a former suburb of medieval Dublin. Temple Bar is known as the cultural center of Dublin and features many bars and a vibrant nightlife. Passing through Temple Bar, your walk takes you past several historically significant government buildings, including Smock Alley Theatre, Ireland's oldest theatre and then up to Fishamble Street where in 1742 Handel's Messiah was first performed. Next you will pass through the grounds of Dublin's oldest cathedral, Christ Church before visiting the courtyards of Dublin Castle, which today serves as a major government complex. We will end beside City Hall, built in 1769, and only a stone's throw from Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university.

See the highlights of Dublin with a knowledgeable guide on this easy walking tour.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Walking Tour of the Highlights of Dublin
September 09, 2019
We had a native Dubliner give us the tour and he was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and personable.
Reviewer: Bill and Eileen Grubb
5 Stars