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Dublin: Panoramic Open-Top Night Bus Tour & Live Guide

1. Dublin: Panoramic Open-Top Night Bus Tour & Live Guide

See the lights of Dublin sparkle at night on-board an open-top double-decker bus tour. The panoramic tour which lasts one hour will take you past some of the city's most famous sights and attractions including Dublin Castle, the Christ Church Cathedral and St. Stephen's Green. While travelling along the Night Tour's unique route, hear historical tales of city's top sights and prominent figures including Temple Bar, the Docklands and the oldest pub in Dublin, The Brazen Head with the stories following James Joyce, Oscar Wild or Bono. It’s the perfect way to spend the evening in Dublin whether you're travelling alone, with family or with someone special.

Dublin Temple Bar Night Tour

2. Dublin Temple Bar Night Tour

Night life in Dublin is a lot of fun and the tradition of meeting in pubs is still very much alive today. On our Temple Bar Night Tour you will have the perfect opportunity to see first hand how much fun the Irish have in their bars. We will not only know the main pubs in Dublin and points of interest of the Celtic night. Our guide in Spanish will review the history of the barley drink and its importance in Irish culture while we visit different pubs in the center. Did you know that Ireland is in the top 10 beer-drinking countries? This is also because one of its brands is one of the most famous in the world, Guinness beer. If there is an essential place to visit on any visit to Dublin, it is the Temple Bar. Turned into an icon of the city, the Temple is more than just a tavern and you will be able to see it for yourself on this tour. We will visit other emblematic pubs in the city, some of which hide secret rooms, interior gardens, basements with double functions, private areas for celebrities from other times or even workshops to make beer. We will also visit the impressive multi-storey pubs with live music every night, what a treat! To end in style, we will enter one of the few pubs that remain in Dublin where beer is brewed in a semi-industrial way. We can only tell you that the Temple Bar Night Tour is ideal for spending a true Irish night, even more so if you consider beer as liquid gold. 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?

Dublin: Old Town's Famous Pubs Exploration Game

3. Dublin: Old Town's Famous Pubs Exploration Game

Explore Old Town Dublin with an exciting and interesting exploration game for smartphones. Discover Dublin's best pubs while reenacting the role of a young man learning his mother's mysterious family history. Begin at the Brazen Head, and take between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete the game or explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it, and finish the game at Toners. Solve challenges, and watch the story unfold as exact directions on your phone guide you to the next location. Get ready for an exciting city game and get ready to discover Dublin's best pubs.

Dublin: Sightseeing Walking Tour in German

4. Dublin: Sightseeing Walking Tour in German

Please note that all visits are external, but opportunities will be available for such visits after the tour. •City Hall •Dublin Castle grounds & gardens •Christ Church Cathedral •Fishamble Street & Smock Alley •Meeting House Square, Temple Bar •Millennium Bridge & River Liffey •Italian Quarter •St Mary’s Church (now a famous café/bar) •Henry & Moore Streets •O’Connell Street •General Post Office •O’Connell Monument •Former Parliament House (bank of Ireland) •Finish outside Trinity College with its famed Book of Kells This exceptional and easy-going tour is one of the best introductions to Dublin’s rich history and culture. Enjoy this small-group experience. Maximum numbers on tour limited to 16 people and is often less. Additional guides are provided where required. (effective from 01 April 2023).The walk takes you to many of Dublin’s icons and also brings you to some wonderful hidden spots too. If you are looking for a comprehensive tour that introduces you to the best of the city centre, on both sides of the River Liffey, then this is the tour for you. Starting from Dame Street you will wind your way through the former Viking & Medieval Quarter including Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral before wheeling around through Temple Bar and across to the River Liffey to the Northside City and onto the main historic street, O’Connell Street. We will pass by the General Post Office which housed the headquarters of the rebels of the 1916 Rising which resulted in the then destruction of this building and almost the entire street and surrounds. We will finish around Trinity College and the former 18th century Houses of Parliament. All these places certainly have their interesting histories, but the human stories associated with them often capture more than just their eventful past. Our dedicated guides will share their love for the city with you and make you feel like a true Dubliner. To crown all this, the tour will also introduce you to many secret gems and surprises that visitors and even Dubliners often miss. Find Dublin’s first but now defunct full-time cinema, a church that’s not a church, a former Lisbon tram now serving as a café. Discover an amusing representation of a da Vinci painting, feel the bounce of a wobbly bridge and enjoy the tale of a post-box that represents Ireland’s transition to independence. And not forgetting a stark-naked representation of a very famous 18th century composer!

Skip the Line Guinness Storehouse and Dublin City Highlights

5. Skip the Line Guinness Storehouse and Dublin City Highlights

This 3 ½ - hour Dublin top 10 highlights walking tour takes a journey through the many centuries of history and visits the city’s must-see highlights. Starting from the heart of Ireland’s Georgian capital, your expert local guide offers a wonderful engaging tour through the vibrant historical streets of Dublin visiting both well-known sites and hidden gems where visitors can see, and experience so much more than they could on their own. Included will be a visit to the cultural quarter of Temple Bar, and the former 1,000-year-old Viking and medieval area around the 10th century Christ Church Cathedral among other intriguing places including highlights of the 1916 Easter Rising. An expert local guide will lead you on an intriguing interactive tour experience peppered with great stories and narration and world renown Irish humor. Visitors will also have a chance to take unique memorable photos as they explore the colorful streets of Dublin. This tour will also finish with a fascinating Skip the Line tour to Ireland’s top attraction, The Guinness Storehouse where tour guests will enjoy the best pint ever at the world-famous Gravity Bar

Dublin: Private Guided City Walking Tour

6. Dublin: Private Guided City Walking Tour

Discover Dublin, a city full of history and colorful characters, on a private walking tour. See the major sights including Trinity College, O’Connell Street, Christ Church, and St Patrick's Cathedral, or customize the tour to exactly where you want to go. Meet your guide and begin your walking tour on the famous O’Connell Street, home to the GPO which served as the headquarters of the leaders of the Easter Rising. Connecting north and south Dublin, walk across O’Connell Bridge and continue to Trinity College. Home of the legendary Book of Kells, Trinity College is the oldest and most highly regarded university in Ireland. Many famous Irish men and women have studied here, including Oscar Wilde. Nearby you can see the famous statue of Molly Malone, and your guide will share her tale. Continue to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, famous for its impressive facades, and Dublin Castle controlled by the British until the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921. Along the way, walk through the famous Temple Bar, home to many pubs, bars, and live music venues. Head to the Liffey Bridge, more commonly known as the Ha’Penny Bridge, then continue to Christ Church Cathedral. First built in 1030 by a Viking king, Christ Church remains the heart of Dublin and an important place of worship in the city. Walking south along Nicholas Street you find St. Patrick’s Cathedral, built in the 13th century to honor the famous Irish saint. Shaped like a cross, this medieval church is said to stand in the place of the wells Saint Patrick himself used to baptize people. As this is a private tour you can amend the itinerary to suit your own interests. Your guide is happy to provide suggestions on other places to visit, as well as provide local tips for food, drinks, and shopping.

Dublin: Magic Christmas, Myths & Legends Private Guided Tour

7. Dublin: Magic Christmas, Myths & Legends Private Guided Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit by taking a walking tour through the beautiful city of Dublin. You will visit St. Michan's Church, Dublin Castle, the Temple Bar, City Hall, and more with a guide. Wander through the streets draped in Christmas lights, and feel spellbound by the magical atmosphere during the festive time. You will see the oldest bookshop in Europe and the Victorian market, which opened in 1881. Stop by the pubs and markets and take a sip of mulled wine and spirits. Afterward, you will inhale the odor of the pine leaves of the main Dublin Christmas tree and learn about Christmas traditions, based on Irish mythology. Experience the stunning and realistic nativity scene of Dublin. Fill your heart with joy and experience the magic of the city during the festive season. 

Dublin: Private Tour of City Monuments in Spanish

8. Dublin: Private Tour of City Monuments in Spanish

The Private Tour of Dublin is the most comfortable and personal way to get to know Dublin, since you will have a guide at your disposal to discover the most interesting corners of the city. Being a private tour, the guide will pick you up at the hotel, attraction or agreed place, as long as it is central. We will tour Dublin at your own pace, with time to take all the photos you want, buy some souvenirs or even have lunch in a restaurant to your liking. The walk ends in the place you want, so you can take advantage and enter the last monument on your itinerary. In our standard itinerary we will see the most important monuments and attractions of Dublin: City Hall or City Hall, Dublin Castle, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Georgian houses, Temple Bar, Ha'Penny Bridge, Bank of Ireland, Trinity College, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity…

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What people are saying about The Temple Bar

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4.6 / 5

based on 50 reviews

I really enjoyed the tour. Neil did a great job…he was was very energetic, knowledgeable and entertaining. I learned so much about Dublin fact and fiction. I will recommend this tour to my Friends.

Excellent in every way. Lovely guide, friendly and knew the area, showed us every christmas relatef thing there was to see higly reccommended .

Atmospheric tour, we would do it again at any time. It was just how we imagined the trip to be. Even with the guide serenading.

Ross was a very entertaining guide who we had a great tour with. Highly Recommended.

Very entertaining and a great way to get to know the city.