Ultimate Day in Dublin

Ultimate Day in Dublin

Do you enjoy Food, Pub, Museums, Culture tours and learning how the locals live?
This tour comprises elements from all those tours to give you the most varied, comprehensive and enjoyable tour of Dublin possible! After 10yrs tour guiding private tours, and over 500 5-star reviews, Garvan has designed a tour to deliver an outstanding full day in Dublin.

By the end of the tour, you’ll have visited all the essential attractions, experiencing only the best of the National Gallery and National Museum, eaten lunch where the locals go, shopped for Irish artisanal foods & cheeses, paired them with Irish beer/whiskey in a locals’ pub, visited a jeweller (or similar) and learned the methods & inspiration behind their art.

As if that wasn’t enough, you will have also gained not only an understanding but a powerful feeling for Irish history & culture. Most importantly of all, you’ll have connected with an authentic Irish guide who wants to share a fantastically memorable & personal day with you.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Dublin, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Do you enjoy Food, Pub, Museums, Culture tours and learning how the locals live?
This tour comprises elements from all those tours to give you the most varied, comprehensive and enjoyable tour of Dublin possible! After 10yrs tour guiding private tours, and over 500 5-star reviews, Garvan has designed a tour to deliver an outstanding full day in Dublin.

By the end of the tour, you’ll have visited all the essential attractions, experiencing only the best of the National Gallery and National Museum, eaten lunch where the locals go, shopped for Irish artisanal foods & cheeses, paired them with Irish beer/whiskey in a locals’ pub, visited a jeweller (or similar) and learned the methods & inspiration behind their art.

As if that wasn’t enough, you will have also gained not only an understanding but a powerful feeling for Irish history & culture. Most importantly of all, you’ll have connected with an authentic Irish guide who wants to share a fantastically memorable & personal day with you.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Monument to Oscar Wilde, Corner of Merrion Square Park, Dublin Ireland

A salute to Oscar Wilde. We’ll start with a salute to our of Ireland’s most famous and, in his time, controversial sons – Oscar Wilde.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin D02 K303 Ireland

Next, we’ll pop into the National Gallery to learn about Irish history through some fascinating works of art: the Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife which signalled the end of the old Gaelic order in Ireland; beautiful stained glass windows and a hugely symbolic painting about the Irish Civil War.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin Ireland

Then we’ll go to arguably Dublin’s best museum – the National Museum of Archaeology & History. We’ll visit The Treasury which hosts the greatest treasures that Ireland has produced including the Tara Brooch and Ardagh Chalice.

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: St Stephens Green, at the top end of Grafton St, Dublin 2 Ireland

St Stephen’s Green and Grafton street

Stop At: Trinity College Dublin, Grafton St. College Green, Dublin 2 Ireland

Trinity College and the Old Library which hosts the famous Book of Kells (tickets required)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, College Green Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Trinity College and the Old Library which hosts the famous Book of Kells (tickets required)

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Ireland

Stroll the cobbled streets of the famous Temple Bar area. Your guide will show you the real local spots (street art, bohemian shops) and hidden gems of what is a overty touristy area.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dame St Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Ireland

A brief intermission to be a tourist again – an Epic end to our tour at Dublin Castle – the centre of British occupation in Ireland for over 700yrs.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 Ireland

A visit to one of the best sights in Dublin – Christchurch Cathedral.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: George’s Street Arcade, South Great George’s Street, Dublin Ireland

Local shopping at George’s St. Arcade. Now we’ll take a break from being a tourist and start to be a local. We’ll amble through the charming areas of Grafton st and George’s St. Arcade.
Here we will pay a visit to a local Irish jeweller – see him working on a piece (maybe have a go yourself!) and learn about the Ireland-inspired necklaces, rings etc. A great opportunity to obtain an authentic gift from Ireland.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ha’penny Bridge, 14 Bachelors Walk Wellington Quay, Dublin Ireland

Cross the famous Ha’Penny Bridge, one of Dublin’s icons. Take look up the river towards the Guinness Brewery (maybe you’ll detect the aroma of hops boiling) or down the river towards the Custom House and the modern Docklands area. Or simply stop to observe the lovers’ locks.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Ireland

Irish Parliament Building

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bank of Ireland, 2 College Green, Dublin Ireland

The beautiful Old Parliament Building used in the 18th century by the British at the height of Dublin’s golden age

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: O’Connell Street, Dublin Ireland

See Ireland’s main thoroughfare and one of the widest streets in Europe. Admire The Spire, the GPO (where the 1916 Rising began), and learn about Ireland’s Marthin Luther King Jnr, Daniel O’Connell

Duration: 25 minutes