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(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours

This is a thorough but leisurely-paced walking tour that covers most of Dublin's major and minor sites. History, culture, architecture, Irish society, Irish language, literature, and many-a-joke to be heard during our jaunt around the fair city.

Everything can be tailored to suit you.

A coffee break and a lunch break will be included to nicely punctuate your Dublin experience.

Five hours fly by quickly!

- Guided tour of Old Library of Trinity College where the Book of Kells is housed. Note that if this option is selection, the National Museum of History and Archaeology must be substituted out. On Mondays, the National Museum of History and Archaeology is closed.
- Please note that there is an entrance fee for the Book of Kells (adults and children) – you can purchase the tickets at the door.

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  • What's included :
    • Visit to the National Museum of History and Archaeology
    • Professional, Irish tour guide with at least 1 year's experience
    • A customised tour of Dublin's best sights
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
    • Entry/Admission - Christ Church Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Visting the campus. If you want to visit the Old Library and Book of Kells, please book our 5hr tour '(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours'. Access to the campus is limited to groups of 8 or fewer unless tickets for the Old Library are purchased in advance (these are Trinity's rules).
    Started in 1592 as a university only for Protestants, Trinity remained an institution of resentment for Ireland's Catholic majority up until at least 1970. Throughout the centuries, this fine university nurtured such aspiring students as Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker and Samuel Beckett, the greatest playwright of the 20th century.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Tickets can be purchased at the door (not included in the tour price). Alternatively, you can coordinate with your guide to book the tickets in advance

    Duration: 40 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

    We will explore the grounds of Dublin Castle (upper and lower courtyards, Chapel Royal, Dubh Linn Gardens) without needing to explore any interiors, which can only be availed of through an official Dublin Castle tour

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Visting the outside. Christ Church Cathedral or/and St Patrick's Cathedral
    Although a wooden church was built here in ca. 1030, and there was likely a pagan shrine before that, Christchurch as a stone structure began in the 1180s and has been restored and changed numerous times since. The neo-gothic architecture makes Christchurch, arguably, Dublin's most beautiful complex. The vast crypt underneath the cathedral deserves particular attention for its size, interesting curious and the fact that it hosted a pub, distillery and... brothel (!) in the 18th century.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    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: National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin Ireland

    Closed on Mondays.
    On this tour we have time to EITHER do National Museum (free entry) or Book of Kells (paid entry). Coordinate with your guide after booking. We suggest you book this tour and our Museums tour for a great Dublin plan

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Leinster House

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The O'Connell Monument, O'Connell Street, Dublin Ireland

    Daniel O'Connell was arguably the first man to prove to the masses that civil disobedience and peaceful resistance could be effective. A huge hero for Irish people, having secured Catholic Emancipation, he's nick-named 'The Liberator' and the main street of our capital city is justifiably named after him.

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Pass By: Bank of Ireland, 2 College Green, Dublin Ireland

    Old Parliament Building
    Dublin was the 2nd city of the British Empire in the 18th century, and we have the subtle patriotism of the Irish-born politicians of the institution to thank. Today, Dublin's architectural landscape is ornamented by an abundance of buildings from this period, making it look much older than Paris and London.

    Stop At: St Stephens Green, at the top end of Grafton St, Dublin 2 Ireland

    Gifted to the city in 1880 by a member of the Guinness family, Stephen's Green remains much-appreciated by Dubliners today - it's probably their favourite piece of the city. We'll stroll through the lush verdure along the curved Victorian walkways and keep our eyes peeled for that most-rare of animals - an Irish person sunbathing!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Grafton Street, Dublin Ireland

    Don't let the brands and blatant consumerism fool you, Grafton still has its charm. In fact, Grafton street is one of the last bastions of old Dublin left. Admire the flower ladies, enjoy the buskers (street musicians) as you head towards Bewleys Café, Ireland's oldest and biggest café, built in 1927.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: An Post General Post Office, General Post Office O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin D01 F5P2 Ireland

    It was outside this impressive building on Easter Monday when Padraig Pearse read the Declaration of Irish Independence and he, together with his 1600 comrades, led a rebellion that shock an empire. The most under-rated site in Dublin for tourists, the GPO retains all its historical potency for Dubliners and Irish people, but most tourists never learn why this should be on their top 5 list of sites to visit.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: City Hall Exhibition Centre Dame Street Cork Hill, Dublin D02 NP93 Ireland

    One of the key locations of 1916 Easter Rising and an example of Dublin's 18th century architecture. We can enter the building as long as there is not a private event occuring.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Dublin City South, Kildare Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from any other centrally located hotel
    Return Detail :
    Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Only you and your group will be on this tour. Please read the recent updates on Irish government websites in order to learn whether you need to self-isolate or quarantine after arriving in Ireland and before your tour date.
  • 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.



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Organised by Dublin Tour Guide

Activity ID: V-128164P1

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