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Tour of Dublin Museums: Treasures of Ireland

This unique tour uses Ireland’s artistic and literary wealth to explain the historical moments, traditions, wars, movements, and eras that have sculpted Ireland through the centuries.

We’ll explore the highlights of the National Gallery, National Library and National Museum, with a break half-way through.

Consider those great cultural and artistic treasures that represent your country’s history. For the USA, it is paintings like ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ and ‘American Gothic’ by Grant Wood, original manuscripts of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, and objects full of cultural symbolism like The Liberty Bell.

This tour will show you their Irish equivalents:
- Symbolic paintings representing the Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Irish Civil War;
- Insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats - Ireland’s Greatest Poet;
- The Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice – treasures that epitomise Ireland’s Golden Age (500-800AD).

per adult from

$162

AUD

Duration

3 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Professional, Irish tour guide with at least 1 year's experience
    • Break for coffee/tea
    What's excluded :
    • Snacks - We'll stop for a coffee/tea/lunch break in the middle of the tour
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin D02 CK82 Ireland

    We’ll explore the highlights of the National Gallery: Europeans masters like Carvaggio, Monet and Picasso; a look at the Irish painter Jack Yeats; and most importantly we’ll explore works that help tell the story of Irish history.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Ireland

    Next we’ll explore the beautiful National Library with a vast reading room that transports you back to Joyce’s Dublin of 1904. Re-ignite your admiration for poetry with an insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats’s, Ireland’s Greatest Poet.

    Duration: 40 minutes

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

    Bog bodies, Tara Brooch and Ardagh Chalice are just some of the most fascinating archaeological items displayed at the Museum.

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    22 Merrion Square W, Dublin, Ireland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • 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: https://www.dfa.ie/ https://www.gov.ie 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Dublin Tour Guide

Activity ID: V-128164P9

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