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Christ Church Cathedral Tours

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Christ Church Cathedral
One of the oldest buildings in Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral is located in the former medieval heart of the city. Founded in 1030 by Sitric, King of the Dublin Norsemen, the grand cathedral (also known as The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) has long been a place of pilgrimage for Ireland's devout. Incorporated into the Irish Church in 1152, today it's the seat of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin. 

Renowned for its design, on a one-hour tour you'll get to explore the interior, keeping a look out for its famous stained glass windows, the smaller chapels behind the main altar, and the secret underground floor. You'll get an insight into the history of the cathedral, and hear the strange tale of the mummified cat and rat. You'll visit the crypt — one of the largest and oldest in Britain and Ireland, and also get to have a go at ringing the bells of Christ Church Cathedral in the belfry.

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Fifteen minutes' walk from Heuston rail station, Christ Church Cathedral is open Monday to Sunday throughout the year (except 26th of December). Last admission is 45 minutes before closing. Adult tickets cost €7.50; family tickets are available. Guided tours take place Monday-Friday. Please contact the cathedral for guided tour schedule.
Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin, Ireland
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Skip the Line: Dublin Christ Church Cathedral Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Dublin Christ Church Cathedral Admission Ticket

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Experience the beauty and history of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin in your own time by pre-purchasing your entrance ticket. Make your own way to the 1,000-year-old cathedral and explore independently at a time that suits you. Admire the neo-Gothic nave and roam the medieval crypt to see its historical treasures and artefacts, including a mummified cat and rat, and the country’s first copy of Magna Carta.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.02
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$9.02
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Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour

Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour

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Visit Dublin’s top sites on this guided, 2.5-hour, historical walking tour. See famous landmark locations like Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Temple Bar and many more. Stroll along the cobbled alleyways and learn about the city’s medieval past. Also, receive a discount at the Church, a popular café, bar, restaurant, club and tourist attraction rolled into one, and Abbey Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Ireland. A complimentary map of Dublin is included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.04
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$18.04

City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience the beauty, history, and culture of Dublin during this popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from 1- or 2-day tickets and follow the route that highlights the best of the Emerald Isle's capital city. Discover historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace and enjoy free extras. With multiple stops along the way—including the Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar, and the Irish Whiskey Museum—this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.46
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$26.46
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Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Dublin at your own pace with Big Bus tour; your 24- to 72-hour ticket allows you to hop on and hop off whenever you like at more than 30 stops. Choose from two routes offered live or digital commentary that teaches you about Dublin's history and culture, and you also get access to a walking tour (with a 48-hour ticket) and included drinks at some bars and distilleries. Hop on and off as many times as you like to explore Dublin highlights at your leisure, such as St. Stephens Green, Croke Park, EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, and others.
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  • 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.15
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$28.15
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Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Irish Literary Tour

Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Irish Literary Tour

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Discover top Dublin attractions and enjoy skip-the-line entry to St Patrick’s Cathedral on this 2.5-hour Dublin walking tour. Beat the queues at St Patrick’s Cathedral and head straight inside with your guide. Admire beautiful statues and colorful stained-glass windows, and learn of St Patrick — Ireland’s famous patron saint. Delve deep into Dublin’s medieval quarter and visit Dublin Castle, where centuries of ancient history come to life. Explore the gardens and towers, and learn of the many important roles the castle has played in its checkered past.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.46
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$35.46
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

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Design your own ideal (and cost-efficient) tour of Dublin’s top things to do and see with the Dublin Pass and see attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery Bow St., and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. With your single- or multi-day ticket, visit brew houses, museums, castles, cathedrals and more. Explore the city at your leisure on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to popular sites and discounts at city restaurants and shops. With free entry to more than 25 attractions around town, the Dublin Pass offers something for the whole family. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 5 days
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$81.79
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$81.79

See Dublin By Bike

See Dublin By Bike

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Explore Ireland’s buzzing capital on two wheels on this Dublin bike tour. Spin along Dublin’s stylish Fade Street with your guide. Take in top attractions and landmarks including College Green, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Brewery, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Temple Bar. Explore the Georgian streets around Parnell Square and Merrion Square, and gain insight into Dublin’s rich history. Head off the tourist trail to hidden spots such as the Roe Distillery’s windmill and Blessington Street Basin, then delve into the Grand Canal Dock area.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.13
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$39.13

Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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When your cruise ship docks, hit the streets on this sightseeing shore excursion that's perfect for everyone. Experience the beauty, history and culture of Dublin during a popular hop-on, hop-off bus sighting tour. Discover the best of the Emerald Isle, including historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace. With 28 stops along the way--including the Old Jameson Distillery, the National Art Gallery, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse--this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.46
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$26.46
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Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with Skip-the-Line at the Castle

Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with Skip-the-Line at the Castle

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Experience Dublin like a local during this private tour which includes stops at Dublin highlights and hidden gems, as well as skip-the-line entry to Dublin Castle. The ideal introductory experience for those with limited time in the region, you won’t have to wait around for other travelers, you can go at your own pace, and you'll likely experience places that many travelers overlook.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.44
Price varies by group size
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$103.44
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90 Minute Dublin Walking tour and Sightseeing tips

90 Minute Dublin Walking tour and Sightseeing tips

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The story of Dublin has taken many centuries to write, but that doesn’t mean it should take ages to see all the city has to offer. In roughly 90 minutes, walk through the cobbled streets of Dublin’s past and present and learn about the colorful events and characters that illustrate and give spirit to its long, proud heritage - from playwrights and whiskeys, to invasions, wars and world economic crises.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.81
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$4.81
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Dublin Secret Food Tour w/ Private Tour Option

Dublin Secret Food Tour w/ Private Tour Option

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Eat like a true Dubliner on this small-group Dublin food tour. With your guide, seek out authentic pubs, cafés, food shops, and markets, and savor Irish specialties including a traditional breakfast, artisanal cheeses, ice cream, and more. Pair your tastings with an Irish cream liqueur and another tipple, and admire some of Dublin’s hidden gems and learn about its culinary heritage as you eat and explore. Tour is limited to 12 or fewer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.71
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$198.71
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(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours

(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours

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Short on time and want to see as much of Dublin as you can? This tour has you covered. In five hours, you'll see many of the city's top attractions, from Trinity College to Dublin Castle, along with a host of other important historical and cultural attractions along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$466.70
Price varies by group size
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$466.70
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Withlocals City Kickstart: Dublin - Private 90 minutes Tour

Withlocals City Kickstart: Dublin - Private 90 minutes Tour

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Kickstart your visit to Dublin with this brief introductory tour led by a Dublin local, ideal for first-time visitors or those with limited time in the city. Visit some of the city’s best-known attractions, such as the Temple Bar district, listen to stories not all travelers get to hear, and get tailored recommendations from your private guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.27
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$31.27
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Dalton's Musical History Tour

Dalton's Musical History Tour

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Discover the musical side of Dublin with a guided walking tour. Set out on a stroll through Dublin with a local professional singer and learn about the city’s musical history. See popular landmarks along the way including Christ Church Cathedral. Customize the tour with the option to add on a coached singing session.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.08
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$36.08

Private+ spec: Dublin City & Bay Authentic Experience Private Tour

Private+ spec: Dublin City & Bay Authentic Experience Private Tour

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*Private+ Private+ Dublin City & Bay Experience Tour is a high quality custom tour in Dublin which specifically includes no 'Big Tourism' attractions with their associated crowds and with a sharp focus on safety and peace of mind for my guests. All government regulations & recommendations adhered to. New face masks (where necessary) & hand sanitizer is provided for you. In addition to bottled water & Irish chocolates :) This original custom tour is a fun mix of Irish history, traditional Irish music, coastal scenery, our famous Dublin pub culture & of course why we love Guinness so much and has been operational pre-2020 as my no.1 tour! As we drive, you'll learn about our brave revolutionaries, Ireland's emigration & the famine, religion, the language, Guinness brewery history & lots more. When its time for lunch or a pint, I'll book you in to only where is quality, safe and right for you and I'll take care of you all day like you are my own! See you in Dublin! Éamonn
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$811.91
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$811.91
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Dublin City & Bay + Dublin pubs Bucket List & live Irish music private day tour

Dublin City & Bay + Dublin pubs Bucket List & live Irish music private day tour

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Can't decide between a Dublin city & bay private tour or Dublins world famous pubs & whiskey scene? Now you don't need to choose between the two! Enjoy an authentic Irish experience and exploration of Dublin city & bay followed by a selection of classic Dublin pubs, only the very best. Phenomenal Guinness, Irish craft beer, Irish whiskey and traditional Irish music. In addition to some of your classic Dublin sightseeing, I cover the heavyweight pieces of Irish history that still shape our character and the land itself today, namely 'an gorta mor' (the great hunger) and the 1916 Easter Rising and our Dublin pub culture that is unrivalled for its craic (fun). We will have plenty of fun along the way too! including some great Irish traditional music which tell stories of their very own. An executive taxi means we are permitted in bus lanes, so no sitting in traffic! Along the way, we'll stop for some 'soakage' aka good Irish food before you have beers ;) See you in Dublin. . Éamonn
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$769.81
per group
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$769.81
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Dublin Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Dublin Private Tour

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Spend half a day exploring some of Dublin’s top attractions, such as Trinity College, as well as a selection of hidden gems you might otherwise overlook. Plus, gain a greater insight into each destination thanks to your local guide on this private tour, during which you can forget the busy group excursions and tackle the city’s sights at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.76
Price varies by group size
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$69.76
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Guinness Storehouse Fast-Track Ticket and Big Bus Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Guinness Storehouse Fast-Track Ticket and Big Bus Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Maximize a short stay in Dublin with easy and efficient hop-on hop-off bus transport and fast-track access to the Guinness Storehouse. See as much of the city as possible, and get familiar with key sights as you listen to live commentary on board the open-top bus, then avoid lines at one of the capital’s most popular, and therefore busy, attractions.
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  • 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.09
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$47.09
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The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

Discover the best of Dublin! Why the city was named (Dubh Linn) "black pool"? How were vikings related to it? Enjoy intriguing architecture, history, events, and stories right back to its Viking and medieval origins. Dublin has so many great locations, each with its own fascinating tale. During this tour, we will also skirt past many obscure places that will either leave a smile on your face or come as a complete surprise. You will see 18th century Parliament House and Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university. Before wheeling around buildings, streets and laneways with their own engaging stories on the way to Dublin Castle. What is so extraordinary about Chester Beatty Library? What's so special about medieval St Patrick’s Cathedral? How old is Christ Church Cathedral? What is the story of Bram Stoker and his Dracula? Where you can find the knights and ghost? During this tour, we are not going inside the object.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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$488.77
per group
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$488.77
per group

Walking Tour Dublin South Side

Walking Tour Dublin South Side

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Maximize time in Dublin with a walking tour of the south side of the River Liffey. Cover top city landmarks including the O’Connell Street Bridge, Trinity College, Temple Bar, and Dublin Castle. Learn about the history of attractions such as Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Choose a departure time that is convenient for your schedule. A coffee break is included.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.49
per group
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$210.49
per group

Singing Dublin Walking Tour

Singing Dublin Walking Tour

Would you like to feel like in the musical? We offer a unique experience to explore Dublin in a cheerful way. Professional singer - the local guide will tell the story of Dublin in songs. You will learn some of Dublin’s most famous old-time songs. The tour will depart in the gardens of Christ Church. You will go down to Dame Street. You will visit Dublin Castle. Do you know what song represents Ireland’s struggle for Independence? We will then continue along Dame Street meet Dublin’s most notorious daughter. Do you have a clue could she be? She will teach you a world-famous song. You will visit Ireland’s most famous musical theatre, the Olympia Theatre. Do you know what is one of Dublin’s most renowned musical theatre ballads? There is a song, dedicated to Emigration to the New World. And there is a perfect place to talk and sing about it. Can you guess where? You will end up in the heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin. What happened to Dublin when the "Black Death" reached it?!
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  • 2 hours
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$325.98
per group
From
$325.98
per group

Singing Dublin Walking Tour

Singing Dublin Walking Tour

Would you like to feel like in the musical? We offer a unique experience to explore Dublin in a cheerful way. Professional singer - the local guide will tell the story of Dublin in songs. You will learn some of Dublin’s most famous old-time songs. The tour will depart in the gardens of Christ Church. You will go down to Dame Street. You will visit Dublin Castle. Do you know what song represents Ireland’s struggle for Independence? We will then continue along Dame Street meet Dublin’s most notorious daughter. Do you have a clue could she be? She will teach you a world-famous song. You will visit Ireland’s most famous musical theatre, the Olympia Theatre. Do you know what is one of Dublin’s most renowned musical theatre ballads? There is a song, dedicated to Emigration to the New World. And there is a perfect place to talk and sing about it. Can you guess where? You will end up in the heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin. What happened to Dublin when the "Black Death" reached it?!
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  • 2 hours
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$346.35
per group
From
$346.35
per group

The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

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Instead of burying your nose in a guidebook or trying to spot what the guide’s talking about from inside a crowded tour bus, don’t miss a thing as you discover Dublin by foot on this compact center-city walking tour. With a private guide by your side, discover the history of the city through its landmarks, from the age of Vikings to the present day. Visit historic and cultural landmarks like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and much more.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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$32.58
Price varies by group size
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$32.58
Price varies by group size

Dublin city throug the ages full day private tour

Dublin city throug the ages full day private tour

We can definitely name Dublin as one of the top cities in the world to visit. Dublin is Ireland’s capital and largest city, offering an endless number of museums, attractions, and entertainment options. We have included in this tour all the main highlights of the city - so if you have only one day - we recommend to book this tour and enjoy this amazing city. Your guide will pick you up at the reception of your hotel or from your cruise ship. You will have a sightseeing tour both walking and driving with photo stops. The main attractions you will see are Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Guinness Brewery, Georgian Dublin, Trinity College. During the day you will have time to have a lunch – your guide will suggest you the best options. At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to the place you are staying.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,267.00
From
$2,267.00
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Lonely Planet Experience: Dublin Highlights & Hidden Gems with a Local

Lonely Planet Experience: Dublin Highlights & Hidden Gems with a Local

An up-and-coming cosmopolitan city with elegant Georgian architecture, along with a fascinating historical past. Get ready to experience Dublin the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Dublin. Stroll past the oldest university in Ireland and visit the first purpose-built Parliament House in the world. See and touch Dublin’s history at the General Post Office, where the Irish fought for Home Rule in 1916. Explore the O’Connell Bridge area and its landmarks that reveal the Irish people’s love for ‘craic.’ Stroll through the commemorative Dubh Linn Garden with a Viking past. And step into the birthplace of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travel, and hear about his satire plan for solving poverty issues. Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.24
Price varies by group size
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$16.24
Price varies by group size
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Should I book Christ Church Cathedral tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Christ Church Cathedral can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 44 Christ Church Cathedral tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Christ Church Cathedral 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Christ Church Cathedral costs USD 9.02. Guided Christ Church Cathedral tours start around USD 9.02 per person. See all 44 Christ Church Cathedral tickets and tours on Viator.
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