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🇮🇪 6 Dublin Tours Guaranteeing a ‘Grand’ Time

Ireland’s capital has so much to offer and these Dublin tours are the best way to truly experience it.
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Ireland’s capital has so much to offer and these Dublin tours are the best way to truly experience it.

Why Visit Dublin?

Just like it’s European city counterparts, Dublin is full of culture and variety that will entrance any visitor.

Look past the classic sites of Temple Bar and you’ll find a world of Irish culture to explore.

With events happening all year round, you won’t tire of things to do.

From its culinary scene to its deep history, there’s enough variety for every type of traveler.

Jumping on one of the many Dublin tours is by far the best way to see the best the city has to offer.

How to Get to Dublin

Dublin is a perfect spot to explore the rest of Ireland.

And it has direct flights from major hubs and cities in America:

FROM…

FLIGHTS PER WEEKFLIGHT TIMEPRICE FROM…

New York

114

7hr 30m

$303

Chicago

83

8hr 30m

$338

Boston

82

6hr 0m

$262

San Francisco

26

10h 15m

$277

Seattle139hr 20m

$308

Where to Stay

AirBnbs

I’m always a fan of staying in AirBnbs at the moment.

And there are some really lovely historical buildings in Dublin that are home to some delightful AirBnbs.

Here are some that are saved on my favorites list:

135 Adelaide Square

dublin airbnb

This stunning penthouse has a beautiful open plan living/dining area.

You’ll have access to its rooftop garden that has incredible views over Dublin city.

It comes with two double bedrooms and your own designated parking space.

Available on AirBnb from $208 a night

Home from Home in the Heart of Dublin

dublin airbnb

This cosy home is located right by main attractions like Grafton Street, Trinity College and St Stephens Green.

It looks really warm and welcoming, with soft and comfortable features.

It has a double bedroom and another bedroom with two singles.

Available on AirBnb from $197 a night

O’Connell

This AirBnb is perfect if you’re traveling in a larger group as it has 4 bedrooms and can sleep 8 people.

Set over three floors, there’s plenty of nooks for people to find and revel in their own space.

Based again right in the centre, you’re walking distance to all the major attractions.

Available on AirBnb from $108 a night

Hotels

If you prefer to stay in a hotel, I have some recommendations for those as well!

I used to travel to Dublin for business so I’ve stayed at a fair share of the hotels here.

The Westbury Hotel

the westbury dublin

My favorite hotel in Dublin, it oozes luxury and breathes quality service.

Based right in the heart of the city, I was once able to watch the Dublin Air Show from my room.

And its location makes it super convenient to walk to everything you need.

Available on Hotels.com from $352 a night

The Shelbourne Hotel

shelbourne hotel dublin

To me, this is the most upscale hotel that Dublin has to offer.

I’m a big fan of the Autograph hotel collection and this one did not disappoint.

Albeit on the pricier side, if you want to travel in style, don’t skip this place.

Available on Hotels.com from $420 a night

The Morgan Hotel

If you want to be in the hustle and bustle, The Morgan Hotel is situated in the middle of Temple Bar.

Its style is simple and sophisticated, which you’ll find from the bedrooms through to the dining room.

Perfect if you like to be in the middle of it all!

Available on Hotels.com from $185 a night

6 Best Dublin Tours

There’s so much to do in Dublin, how do you know what’s worth seeing and what isn’t?

Through my travels there, these are the best Dublin tours I know of if you want to have a ‘grand’ time!

1. Explore Irish History by Visiting the Book of Kells and Dublin Castle

Duration: 2hr 30mins | Price from $49.00 (Book on Viator)

dublin tours

Looking like you’ve stepped into a scene from Harry Potter, Trinity College is a step back into Ireland’s rich history.

See the famous Book of Kells that are considered one of Ireland’s most important treasures.

This tour in particular will give you fast-track easy access, which means you’ll skip the crowds.

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2. Indulge in the ‘black stuff’ at the Guinness Storehouse

Duration: 4 hours | Price from $88.00 (Book on Viator)

dublin tours

A trip to Dublin is not complete without checking out the home of Guinness.

It really does taste completely different here!

On this tour, you’ll be able to skip the line and be given a top-rated guided tour, finishing with a pint of Guinness at their panoramic bar with views over Dublin.

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3. Crawl Dublin Bars in Search of Traditional Irish Music

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins | Price from $17.82 (Book on Viator)

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Led by two professional musicians, you’ll explore the history and stories behind this entrancing traditional music.

Even though it moves from pub to pub, it feels more like a moving concert than a pub crawl.

Music is a big part of Irish heritage and this interactive evening will leave you feeling spirited.

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4. Hit the Water and Get a Different View of Dublin

Duration: 2 hours | Price from $39.99 (Book on Viator)

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The Liffey River runs straight through the heart of Dublin.

There’s no better way to beat the crowds and experience Dublin sights from a different view.

This tour is great for anyone, even if you’ve never kayaked before.

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5. Venture into the Darker Side of Dublin

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins | Price from $13.37 (Book on Viator)

dublin tours

See a side of Dublin that most tourists don’t venture to.

Being an old city, it has its fair share of ghosts, ghouls and haunted places.

This tour will walk you around famous paranormal hot spots in Dublin city for a frightful evening!

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6. Taste the Delights of Dublin

Duration: 3 hours | Price from $74.09 (Book on Viator)

dublin tours

Like most European cities, Dublin is home to some indulgent culinary delights.

Your expert guide will take you to authentic pubs, cafés, food shops and markets for the best local food. 

This tour is limited to 12 people so it’s perfectly intimate.

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I’m a food, travel & lifestyle blogger who is passionate about creating recipes from my Arab American background. I love to travel and share my experiences and top tips along the way.