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Guinness Storehouse: Entrance Ticket

1. Guinness Storehouse: Entrance Ticket

A visit to the magical home of Guinness is a must on anyone’s trip to Dublin. Guinness Storehouse is located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery at St. James’s Gate. Housed in an old fermentation plant, the 7-story visitor experience tells the history of the world-famous Guinness Stout. Your adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building’s giant, the pint-shaped heart of glass. As you make your way through the Guinness Storehouse, you’ll discover what goes into making the Black Stuff – the ingredients, the process, and the passion. Learn about the different award-winning advertising campaigns and slogans used to market Guinness. Having traveled through more than 250 years of history, end your tour at the Gravity Bar where you’ll receive a pint of Guinness. Relax and enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views over Dublin. Proof of Immunity for Gravity Bar required: Customers will need to provide a valid photo ID and Proof of Immunity on arrival to confirm that all are over 18 and are either fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months. Under 18s who are in the care of a permitted person in an indoor setting, currently do not require Proof of Immunity. By purchasing these tickets you agree to only visit if you and your group are all in good health, symptom-free and have not had contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection within the last two weeks. Please check here for symptoms: Symptoms of COVID-19By purchasing these tickets you're confirming that if anyone in your group has been to or come from overseas recently, you have been complying with the latest COVID-19 governmental travel advice: International Travel

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Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

2. Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

Experience 2 of Dublin’s top attractions on a fascinating skip-the-line half-day Irish Experience tour in and around the historic city-center. Meet your local Dublin guide at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Bow Street located in the Cultural Quarter of Smithfield for a tasting experience in an exclusive setting. Sample Jameson Whiskey variants for a whiskey comparison that few get to enjoy. Learn what 3 ingredients go into making the world’s most famous Irish whiskey, and get a coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate. After your sampling experience enjoy a free drink among new friends where your guide will share fascinating stories about Ireland's whiskey and history.  Your tour will then continue to the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction where you'll skip the long lines to enjoy a tasting and a free pint of Guinness. Enjoy a tutorial about the famous beer from your guide while your sipping the perfect pint of dark beer. On this tour you will also see the world’s largest pint glass as it rises up the 7-storey atrium, and learn how Guinness is made and transported around the world before discovering some of the storehouses other floors packed with engaging exhibits.  In summary, this tour offers the perfect Irish experience with skip-the-line access in a addition to being guided by a local English speaking guide who will make sure you have the time of your life!

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Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

3. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Start this fun night out by meeting your guide at the Norseman Pub, 28E Essex Street East, Temple Bar. Sign up anytime from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM and get a free Guinness. Continue on to some more vibrant pubs, where you will enjoy more free drinks and hear some fantastic live Irish music during the night. Drink, dance, and be merry as you finish in the much-loved Whelan's, a Dublin institution of a proper night out! Boasting over 1,000 bars, and known for its craic (fun, enjoyable conversation), Dublin may be the best place in the world for a pub crawl. Discover some of the city's best pubs and clubs with in-the-know locals, and get exclusive savings to ensure you have a fantastic night out.

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Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

4. Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

After meeting with your tour guide, you will wander through a picturesque fishing village, stopping off at locations along the route to sample the delights of Howth. Along the way, you will hear tales of Howth's ancient past, including Viking and Norman invasions, the history of the 700-year-old castle, kings landing, gun running of Howth (1914), and many many more, mixed with some funny Irish anecdotes. As you stroll across Howth Harbor, you will see the fishing boats returning from sea with their latest catch, and be able to interact with the local fishermen, who are only too willing to share a story or two. Have all of your senses engaged on your journey, with the best views in Ireland, magical sea smells, sounds of the wide variety of local wildlife, and unrivaled food and drink. A selection of seafood will be made on the day, to ensure it is locally sourced and the freshest in Ireland. Your culinary choices will include Dublin Bay Prawns, gambas, mussels, oysters, crab claws, calamari, and of course, Howth's famous seafood chowder.

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Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

5. Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

Dublin is where pubs are born. Some do not survive, many leave the Irish shore, but few age as gracefully as the stable pubs that bestow so much character on Dublin. Avoid the tourist traps and fake 'Irish' pubs, and escape with the locals to learn how to savor a pint of Guinness on this pub crawl. Find out how to ensure you always get a great pint and why it's important. Follow in the footsteps of the Irish literary giants like Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien, and Brendan Behan. If Dublin has hidden gems, they're the pubs that don't advertise to tourists. The locals. The authentic Irish pub where the conversation is flowing faster than the beer, where the character of the pub is as fascinating as the characters in it, where literature, society, and history eternally live. The best time to start is 7 PM, assuming you've eaten dinner prior to the tour. Bring a pen — you never know what these aged walls will murmur to your thoughts.

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Dublin: Private Distillery Trail with Irish Whiskey Tasting

6. Dublin: Private Distillery Trail with Irish Whiskey Tasting

Start your day with a step back in time at James Fox Cigar and Whiskey Store, a leading merchant of fine Cuban cigars, premium Irish whiskey, smoking pipes and select spirits since 1881. Then relax as you travel to the Liberties neighborhood of Dublin to the Dublin Liberties Distillery set in a 300-year-old building. Enjoy a short walk around the block to Teeling Whiskey Distillery for a tour of the distillery floor and then onto the bar to try their Small Batch Teeling Whiskey and Single Pot Still, the first whiskey to be made in Dublin since 1976. Onto Pearse Lyons Distillery next, set in St. James’ Church which dates back to the 12th century. The tour includes a walk around the graveyard next to the church and a tasting of Pearse Lyons whiskeys and gin. Finish up your tour with drop-off at the door of your hotel in Dublin city.

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Dublin Beer Tour with a Spanish Tour Guide

7. Dublin Beer Tour with a Spanish Tour Guide

Stroll through Dublin's most iconic and beautiful pubs and discover the importance of beer in Irish culture. Indulge in pub culture and tour Dublin's most iconic venues with the Temple Bar Tour, Irish Pubs history, a must see for the most important Irish pubs in the area for its antiquity, style and history. As you walk around the city, your Spanish-speaking guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities to understand the important role that pubs play in the daily life of the Irish and their passion for bars. You will also learn a bit more about whiskey and beer, mainly about the famous Guinness black beer. Start at a traditional Irish pub, then continuing to a Victorian style pub with numerous ornamental details. You will also see the wall of fame, with portraits of U2, Van Morrison and Sinead O'Connor and the corner of Temple Bar, the flagship of the neighborhood. Enjoy the best live music from a brewery-inspired pub, ending your explanation at the well-known and fun Celtic-style pub. Once you get acquainted with the history of Dublin's most iconic pubs, it's time to live the experience: you will end up in a charming 4-story gastro pub opposite the River Liffey. Those who have booked the tasting tour will be able to taste 5 beers 100% handmade. What will you discover? What does "craic" mean to an Irishman? Why do funerals in Ireland end up in a bar with a round of beers? Where does the Irish's passion for bars and beer come from? Why the name "porter" (black beer)? How does the English pub differ from the Irish pub? Why was beer thought to have healing powers in the middle ages? What alcoholic drink was called "water of life"? What does "pub" really mean? And who were his true creators? Why did some pubs have such flashy names as "The Blue Leg" or "The Flying Horse"? What is the most photographed corner of Dublin? What does the clover symbol mean for some establishments?

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Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

8. Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

Following Irish Independence, a few men sat down and thought about what they would do with Dublin. Following much intense discussion and with the preservation of the British and Irish cultures in mind, it was born into the city it is today. Since then, Dublin has become a symbol of reconciling Ireland's British past with its Irish future. The British Trinity College (with its Protestant legacy) has produced Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, and Dublin's pubs have produced writers from the Irish tradition, such as Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. This tour is, therefore, a tribute to Dublin's dual personality, and the pub door will be the boundary between the two worlds. Get comfortable in a few warm pubs throughout the tour where you will discuss important aspects of history, including Irish origins, the Irish language, and the Celtic Tiger. With this in mind, you will pop into a great pub every 20-40 minutes. Besides the history lessons, you'll learn about beer and the Irish pub, and will also partake in/witness an activity that the Irish are renowned for, conversation.

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Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Private Whiskey Trail

9. Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Private Whiskey Trail

As you depart Dublin for the west, your whiskey expert driver/guide will entertain you as you sit back and enjoy the rolling Irish countryside. Your first tour is Kilbeggan Distillery, which includes a master class in the tasting of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Kilbeggan Single Grain, and Tyrconnell Single Malt. Next, you will visit one of Ireland’s most authentic towns, Athlone. Enjoy some free time here and grab lunch, then your host will take you for a visit to Sean’s Bar, Ireland’s oldest pub. The bar has its very own whiskey brand and you’ll enjoy a tasting of Sean’s Bar Single Malt and Specially Blended Irish Whiskey. Another quick transfer by road will have you at the home of Tullamore D.E.W., one of the biggest Irish whiskey brands in the world. Take a tour of the impressive state-of-the-art Tullamore Distillery and enjoy a premium tasting. Afterward, you'll return to Dublin and be back in the downtown area around 6:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Dublin

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4.7 / 5

based on 2,613 reviews

Get Your Guide was a great resource as the Guinnesss Factory website wouldn’t accept my international credit card. We were let in a bit early and able to explore at leisure, enjoying 1 of 3 pint options at the rooftop bar.

It was so interesting. I loved the experience from start to finish. It was 7 floors of history, facts, funny anecdotes and I'm telling everyone about it. It was magical at Christmas time too.

Really well organized experience. Walked out with a whole new level of appreciation for the craft and the product!

Such a good trip, very detailed and interesting and the Guinness/view at the end was superb!

Fabulous exhibition. Don’t rush, give yourself plenty of time to look around. 10/10