Dublin + City Walking Tour

Dublin + City Walking Tour

4D/3N, 2 adults, 1 double room B&B. City Walking tour.

Your day to day

17/10/2017 20/10/2017

Dublin

About the city

Dublin has been the setting for many novels and it’s no wonder since its written tradition goes back to 800 A.D. with The Book of Kells, which is now on show at Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university. The city is the birthplace for many literary figures such as Joyce, Beckett, Yeats, Shawn and Wilde to name a few. The city’s Georgian elegance blends perfectly with the medieval and modern architecture that gives Dublin its distinctive personality. One can’t deny that Dublin is a cultural city; the UNESCO designated Ireland’s capital as the city of literature in 2010. Culture vultures are also spoilt for choice when it comes to museums and galleries. From the National Museum of Ireland and the National Library to the National Gallery and the cute Little Museum of Dublin containing the lecturn that US president JFK used to address the National Parliament in 1963, there is plenty to absorb. Not forgetting of course the magnificent Dublin Castle dating back to the 13th century. Aside from its glorious riches, the best thing about this city is its people. Dubliners are friendly, warm, surprisingly outgoing and witty, even more so after a couple of pints of Guinness. In its more than 1000 pubs one makes friends easily. It should be mandatory for tourists to spend some time in a pub since it is one of the most memorable experiences of a visit to Ireland. Dublin is as well a young city, it has one of the youngest population in Europe, around half of its inhabitants are believed to be under the age of 25. This fact has made the city vibrant, dynamic, energetic and ambitious. Dublin is overflowing with funky bars, sophisticated restaurants and lively clubs, the epicenter being the buzzing Temple Bar area. Live music is a religion in Ireland and Dublin is its mecca. The city’s live music scene is superb and has given the world a number of global musical superstars from U2 and Westlife to The Script and Sinead O’Connor. Everyone is welcome in this nowadays multicultural city, but beware, Dublin, as its people, is so charismatic and infectious that you may never want to leave.

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The Dublin City Walking Tour

day 1 - The Dublin City Walking Tour
Your Dublin walking tour starts on Dublin’s main street, O’Connell Street, one of the widest streets in Europe. Here you will see the General Post Office, a place of symbolic importance for Irish people, as it was the headquarters of the Irish provisional government during the 1916 rebellion, which led to Irish independence!

Then follow your guide through the Henry Street shopping district toward St Mary’s Church, a former Church of Ireland that is now a bar and restaurant simply called The Church. It’s one of the earliest examples of a galleried church in Dublin. It was built at the beginning of the 18th century and boasts many outstanding features, such as the Renatus Harris-built organ and spectacular stained-glass window.

Next, head to the Italian Quarter. This delightful shopping and eating district, also called Quarter Bloom, is located on the north side of the River Liffey. From the Viking beginnings of Dublin to today, the Liffey has been important for trade in Ireland.

From here, make your way to Temple Bar, the city’s promoted “cultural quarter” and nightlife spot that preserves its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets.

Continue to see Dublin City Hall, an outstanding example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world-renowned; Dublin Castle, with its 800-plus years of Irish history; and the former House of Parliament, the first purpose-built parliament house in the world.

Finally, arrive at Trinity College, founded just before the Tudor monarchy completed the task of extending its authority over the whole of Ireland. Trinity College is Ireland’s oldest university and one of the seven ancient universities of Britain.

Your tour ticket also includes discounts at the Abbey Theatre, The Church (a cafe and bar set inside the former St Mary’s Church), and Bewley’s – head to one of these popular Dublin cafes after your tour if you wish!
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Concludes in Trinity College, Dublin 2.

Summary

Dublin + City Walking Tour
Dublin + City Walking Tour