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Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

1. Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

Climb aboard an all-weather 48-passenger river boat for a 45-minute cruise along the River Liffey in Dublin and see the city from the water. Get insight into the history of Dublin City and the River Liffey in particular, from the arrival of the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, through the swift development of Dublin during the 18th and 19th centuries, to the subsequent decline and more recent redevelopment of Dublin Docklands. Hear about the iconic Ha'penny Bridge and Gandon's masterpiece Custom House. Follow the story of Dublin’s Royal and Grand Canals, and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649. Discover how Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800, and how much of present day Dublin now sits on reclaimed land, including Trinity College and the Spire in O'Connell Street.

Dublin Bay: Cruise from the City Centre to Dun Laoghaire

2. Dublin Bay: Cruise from the City Centre to Dun Laoghaire

Depart Sir John Rogerson's Quay at 11:00 AM and sail through Dublin's historical docklands. Pass by the East Link Bridge, Poolbeg Lighthouse, Bull Island, Joyce's Martello Tower, and Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Enjoy a live guided tour whilst sipping on a drink from the onboard bar. This 96 passenger vessel has seating on the upper and lower viewing decks and the indoor heated cabin. See Dublin from a different perspective and take in the panoramic views. Discover the wonderful wildlife reserves that string the bay from north to south of Dublin’s coastline. The arrival time in Dun Laoghaire is approximately 12:00 noon. 

Dublin: Grand Canal Cruise with Dinner

3. Dublin: Grand Canal Cruise with Dinner

Relax in the beautiful and tranquil settings of the Grand Canal and enjoy the stunning scenery of Dublin as you float by on this luxurious 2-hour cruise. Hear the fascinating story of how Ireland's canal system was constructed as you board the luxury cruise vessel and are greeted with a pre-dinner drink on deck. Once you've enjoyed your drink and settled in, head below for a sumptuous 3-course dinner in the luxurious dining saloon. As you dine, watch the beautiful city of Dublin float by, seeing first-hand the exciting new architecture and development popping out throughout the city.

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4.5 / 5

based on 263 reviews

Great cruise on the River Liffey giving us a nice overview of the city specially of the new and historical buildings. The skiper is really gentle. At the end of the afternoon we can enjoy the lightly city.

Very enjoyable sightseeing experience. Learnt a lot about Dublins history in an entertaining manner in the company of a Guide and Captain. Definitely recommend this trip lasting 45minutes.

Excellent experience, the activity is carried out by two skilled sailors and guides at the same time ... very nice.

I learned lot about Dublin's buildings, bridges and history and we laughed a lot!

It's a really good short activity that will give you a lot of Dublins' history