Originally founded as a Viking settlement, Dublin’s history is as colourful as its booming metropolis; helping to combine this great history with its modern sense of culture, economy and industry, demonstrating why the Irish capital is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities.
Activities, Tours & Things to Do in Dublin
Search Dublin city sightseeing tours and activities.
If you would like to learn more about this world famous city then a guided tour is a great way to go. There are day tours, sightseeing bus tours and also private and free city tours available to join almost every day of the year.
Dublin Sightseeing Passes
Planning a break to Dublin? Want to see the main sights and also save money? We highly recommend buying the Dublin Sightseeing Pass.
Top Reasons to Book a Tour of Dublin
If you are looking to get away from the stresses of daily life or would like to take that special someone on a quick break they will never forget, or even enjoy a fun few days with friends and family taking in the sights and sounds of one of Europe’s brightest cities then book a tour in Dublin. Joining a tour is a lot of fun, you will learn a lot usually with a local guide and also get to meet other people from all over the world. If you’re looking for a memorable break away to one of Europe’s most vibrant and colourful cities, why not take a trip to Dublin and see all the superb wonders that have made the city the place to be?
Popular Places to Visit on a Tour in Dublin
To many of the locals, Guinness is seen at the heart of the city and a visit to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the world famous Guinness Storehouse which is included in most sightseeing passes and some tours. With over seven floors, the Storehouse takes you on a voyage through the exciting history of Guinness as well as understanding the hard work that goes in to making this world famous stout. Once you have learnt all about the extensive process that makes Guinness great, why not take time to relax and sample Ireland’s greatest export in the impressive Gravity Bar? The venue is the highest bar in Dublin, allowing you to enjoy a picturesque 360-degree view of Dublin and its surrounding landscape.
Following on from the passion for Guinness, which is ever present in the city, Dublin also boasts a number of modern as well as traditional clubs and pubs, which are a great way to get a feel for the city’s social life, interact with the locals and let your hair down dancing the night away. The Temple Bar area of the city is seen as the place to be. With a number of bars, clubs and incredible restaurants along these unusual, cobbled streets, there is plenty to do day or night and social interaction with the locals’ colourful personalities will be sure make your stay all the more enjoyable.
If you are looking for a more cultural and historical adventure though Dublin, then a tour which includes Dublin Castle could be the perfect way to spend a day. Located in the city centre, within five minutes walking distance of the many types of Dublin accommodation by HotelClub, the castle is a beautiful structure that has helped shape not only the history of Dublin but Ireland as a whole. The castle is the oldest surviving structure in the city and was the main point of English power in Ireland until it was taken back by the Irish Free State in 1922. For those looking to get a true feel of Dublin’s history while exploring the beautiful landmarks the colourful city has to offer, then Dublin Castle is surely a must see.
The Chester Beatty Library, named European Museum of the Year in 2002, is a great way to see the wonderful artistic treasures of culture and religion that the Irish capital has on offer. Located in the city centre at the historic site of Dublin Castle, it provides great access for a number of visitors staying in the many hotels in Dublin. The library boasts a rich collection of paintings, manuscripts, prints and statues which provide considerable visual enjoyment, exploring not just Ireland’s history but global culture as a whole. These iconic symbols range from Egyptian papyrus texts, beautiful copies of the Bible and Qur’an as well as exquisitely maintained medieval and renaissance manuscripts, which are just a few of the many highlights.
Day Tours from Dublin
If you would like to escape the city and see more of the Emeral Isle then check out more of our Ireland tours.
While there is more than enough to keep you entertained for a number of days in the city of Dublin itself, for those looking for something a bit different, there are also a number of trips available to allow you to experience Ireland’s natural treasure; it's wonderful countryside. With The Boyne Valley, County Kildare and The Wicklow Mountains all within a short driving distance from the city, there are plenty of great ways to spend the day, taking in the beautiful and magical scenery that has helped make Ireland the emerald gem it is today.