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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.

per adult from

$21

AUD

Duration

2 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    • Tips and tricks for your future stay
    What's excluded :
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Extra food & drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Grogan's Castle Lounge, 15 South William Street, Dublin 2 Ireland

    This is a true hidden gem of Irish Pub. It’s a proper local pub, not heavily frequented by tourists. Customers who drop in for a pint include local writers and artists.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2 Ireland

    View the 18th Century Mansion of the Viscount Powerscourt. This was the Viscounts Townhouse for entertaining high society in 18th Century Dublin.
    The Viscount had a seat in the Irish House of Lords. After the Act of Union joined Ireland with Great Britain in the United Kingdom, Ireland no longer had a Parliament and the Viscount had his seat in the House of Lords in London. The mansion was then abandoned.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Grafton Street, Dublin Ireland

    Grafton Street is the stylish heart of Dublin. A fine pedestrianized street that runs from St Stephen’s Green Park to Trinity College. Grafton is the top commercial street in the city and the center of the high-end shopping district.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin Ireland

    The song Molly Malone is not just the 'anthem' of Dublin and the city's anthem. It has become famous throughout the world. And it is a song we usually learn as kids.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: College Green, Dublin, Ireland

    Although a bank today, this was the first purpose-built Parliament House in the world and was constructed at a time of great public confidence in Dublin in the 18th century. The Parliament consisted of two houses, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Commons is now the banking hall while the Lords remains intact


    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Trinity College is Ireland's oldest University. Established in 1592 under Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I. It was established as the center of Protestant learning. It was not until 1793 that Catholics were allowed to enter Trinity College.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Ireland

    Temple Bar is the party part of town, but at the same time it is also an authentic historic part of the city. It is one of the oldest areas in Dublin. It has maintained its medieval street exterior with narrow cobbled streets.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    The Ha’penny Bridge is a famous icon of Dublin. It is an ornate wrought iron pedestrian bridge over the River Liffey from the Temple Bar area to the Northside part of the city. Before the Ha'penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    The earliest manuscript dates Christ Church Cathedral to its present location around 1030. Dúnán, the first bishop of Dublin and Sitric, Norse king of Dublin, founded the original wooden Viking church.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The 40 Steps, Dublin Ireland

    As you can see from the sign above my head, this is the birthplace of Johnathan Swift. For those of you who might not recognize the name. Johnathan Swift was the author of Gulliver's Travels(1726) arguably his most famous work.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dame St Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Ireland

    In the 17th and 18th centuries the castle was reconstructed as a Palace suitable for the British Viceroy. Most of the buildings of Dublin Castle date from this period of the Kingdom of Ireland.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Stags Head, 1 Dame Ct, Dublin, D02 TW84, Ireland

    For the last 30 minutes of the tour, have a cider at Stags Head which is a nice authentic Dublin Pub.


    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    William Street South, William St S, Dublin, Ireland
    Return Detail :
    The Stags Head, 1 Dame Ct, Dublin, D02 TW84, Ireland
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Curated by Lonely Planet, powered by Withlocals
    • This experiences is carbon neutral
    • This experience is guided by local experts
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Withlocals

Activity ID: V-24380P1364

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