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Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery Tour with Tastings

1. Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery Tour with Tastings

Learn the story of John Jameson and his adventures in whiskey making on a guided tour of the Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Since his brave first steps into the brewery building in 1780, the Jameson brand has been focused on its founder's ambition to create unforgettable experiences. The new look Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Smithfield, Dublin features 3 fully guided experiences. One of the Bow Street location and its facilities, a second one about those who make whiskey, and a third about those who shake whiskey. All are fully immersive and fun! Get an invite to touch, smell, interact and taste Jameson whiskey in the original Bow Street Distillery buildings. Visit the live maturation warehouse and get to taste some Jameson straight from the barrel. Then, enjoy a drink or two at the JJ Bar and raise a glass to life!

Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

2. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Join this pub crawl and have a guaranteed good night out in Dublin that you won't forget. Enjoy a pint of that creamy, malty goodness known as Guinness, bar hop with your guide, and enjoy live music in traditional Irish pubs.  Meet your guide and fellow partygoers at the Norseman pub at Temple Bar to begin this pub crawl. Start the night with a free pint of Guinness to down before you set off to have the best night of your life. Don't worry what happens in Dublin stays in Dublin.  Experience a night full of the craic (an Irish word slang for fun and enjoyment). Party like the locals, stagger to 5 lively venues, get free shots, and drink discounts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and free entrance to all venues with your newfound drinking buddies. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Dublin's nightlife. Drink, dance, and be merry as you hit the much-loved Whelan's. Then, finish your night on a high at the famous nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, where you will enjoy VIP entry and you can party until the wee hours. Discover some of the city's best pubs and clubs with in-the-know locals, and get exclusive savings on this pub crawl. If you enjoy drinking, dancing, and meeting easy-going people then this pub crawl is right up your street.

Dublin: Gaelic Games Experience

3. Dublin: Gaelic Games Experience

Experience a Gaelic Games session at a local Gaelic club called "Na Fianna", located a 10-minute bus journey from the city center. Your modern facility includes a dedicated visitor center, with three public bus routes (numbers 4, 9, and 155) stopping directly across the road. Sessions start with an introduction to what are known locally as "Gaelic Games". This includes the history of the games, their revered place to life in Ireland, and how the games are structured/played. You’ll see video clips and the Irish passion for GAA, and will generally just have the "craic". Following the engaging introduction, you will head out to the astro pitch where you'll partake in gentle team-building activities of Gaelic football, hurling, and handball. You’ll need flat footwear and a willingness to have fun, with casual clothing being preferable. Bring sporting attire as you'll get competitive. There is water, tea/coffee available, and if you wish to use the on-site dressing rooms/showers, please bring your own towels/toiletries. Your trainers for the day will be great; being passionate about their beloved games and really interacting with visitors. Depending on your group, you most likely play some mini-matches, all in good fun.

Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

4. Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

Experience 2 of Dublin’s essentials on this tour in and around the historic city center. Sample both whiskey and beer as you visit these two fascinating factories with your guide. Meet your local Dublin guide at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery for a tasting experience in an exclusive setting. Sample Jameson Whiskey variants and learn which 3 ingredients go into making the world’s most famous Irish whiskey. Get a coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate and enjoy a free drink among new friends. Let your guide share fascinating stories about Ireland's whiskey and history.  Continue your tour with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Skip the long lines to enjoy a tasting and a free pint of Guinness. Enjoy a tutorial about the famous beer from your guide while sipping the perfect pint of dark beer. Marvel at the world’s largest pint glass as it rises up the 7-storey atrium. Learn how Guinness is made and transported around the world before discovering some of the storehouse's other floors packed with engaging exhibits.

Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

5. Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

After meeting with your tour guide, you will wander through a picturesque fishing village, stopping off at locations along the route to sample the delights of Howth. Along the way, you will hear tales of Howth's ancient past, including Viking and Norman invasions, the history of the 700-year-old castle, kings landing, gun running of Howth (1914), and many many more, mixed with some funny Irish anecdotes. As you stroll across Howth Harbor, you will see the fishing boats returning from sea with their latest catch, and be able to interact with the local fishermen, who are only too willing to share a story or two. Have all of your senses engaged on your journey, with the best views in Ireland, magical sea smells, sounds of the wide variety of local wildlife, and unrivaled food and drink. A selection of seafood will be made on the day, to ensure it is locally sourced and the freshest in Ireland. Your culinary choices will include Dublin Bay Prawns, gambas, mussels, oysters, crab claws, calamari, and of course, Howth's famous seafood chowder.

Dublin: Traditional Irish Dance Class and Live Dance Show

6. Dublin: Traditional Irish Dance Class and Live Dance Show

Experience the exhilaration of learning traditional Irish dances with this dance class taught by locals. Watch a live music and dancing show by award-winning performers in an authentic Irish pub.  Meet your host at the pub O'Sheas of Talbot Street. Let your instructor share their passion for dance with you. Participate in a cultural event that is operated by real Irish musicians and dancers. Get a reserved table in a popular pub that is located in a stunning Georgian building. Admire the moves of these well-trained performers. Find out how to replicate these dances as your instructor breaks down each step in an easy-to-follow way. Have the option to complete your cultural experience by purchasing a pint of creamy Guinness. Take to the dance floor and try out your new moves to live Irish songs that will be sure to get you in the mood to dance.

Dublin: 2-Hour Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting Tour

7. Dublin: 2-Hour Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting Tour

Visit some of Dublin's most established whiskey establishments with an expertly trained whiskey guide. Taste 5 premium Irish whiskies, along with 2 beautiful Irish farmhouse cheeses accompanied by Irish soda bread. Finish off with some luxurious Irish handmade chocolates. Each of the whiskies will be handpicked by your whiskey guide at every establishment, starting at The Lincolns Inn, one of the city center's best whiskey venues. Last, but not least, go to the Palace Bar in Temple Bar to discover the spiritual home of Irish whiskey and its rich history. Follow in the footsteps of Brendan Behan and Flann O'Brien at a bar that they both used to frequent.

Dublin: 2-Hour Whiskey Tasting Tour

8. Dublin: 2-Hour Whiskey Tasting Tour

Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Ireland's legendary whiskies. You will be guided around Dublin's most established whiskey establishments by an expert whiskey guide. The tour will start in The Lincoln's Inn and afterwards you will visit the Palace Bar in Temple Bar, the spirit home of Irish Whiskey with a rich history frequented both by Brendan Behan and Flann O'Brien. You will taste premium whiskies in each of the three pubs, handpicked by an expert whiskey guide at each establishment. You will also learn about the history of whiskey and of Ireland.

Dublin: Silent Disco Walking Tour

9. Dublin: Silent Disco Walking Tour

Your tour kicks off at the meeting point in the city center of Dublin. After being kitted out in high-tech headsets, you will be ready to go. Your tour will begin with a quick introduction, as you are taken through downtown Dublin from Grafton Street to Temple Bar, Dublin Castle and then back again to the meeting point. Throughout your tour you will be listening to a great collection of fantastic tunes from the 80s, 90s. and today. The tour is fully guided, and throughout your experience you will be accompanied by an energetic host who will provide you with all the dance moves you need to strut your funky stuff. All the tours start and end in the friendly "host bar", where you can get either liquid courage or post-tour celebrations depending on your desires. If you’re looking for something amazingly fun and just that little bit unusual, you’ve come to the right place!

Dublin: Guided Irish Music Tour

10. Dublin: Guided Irish Music Tour

A professional local guide and musician will accompany you on a fun and educational tour through this hip yet historic district. You will visit famous classic pubs and bars, as you become a witness to the local drinking culture. You will begin with a visit to Temple Bar, which is Dublin's cultural quarter and number-1 must-see. Whilst here you will learn who Sir William Temple was, as well as what the vikings did in this particular bar and the world-famous events that happened there. Whilst there, you will also learn about which Guinness World Record was made in that very location. Throughout your tour you will experience the vibrancy of Dublin’s traditional drinking and Irish-music scene. You will not just hear the stories, but will feel the atmosphere and rich musical culture that this city is famous for.

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 242 reviews

Brought my parents to Dublin for the weekend and thought the best way to show them around the best bars and pubs was to do a bar crawl. At first we were abit worried because there was 130 on the crawl! So had no idea how they were going to manage it, but there was 4 lads running it and they split us up in to groups of 4, and we reunited at the end. It was well managed, all 4 lads were kind, helpful and a good laugh. The pubs/bars we attend were great, some with love music and all were very big. Value wise for drinks, it was a. No brainer. Having paid Dublin prices before, the discounts definately made a difference, plus the shots and half pint of Guinness. All in all, we had a great laugh, didn't quite make it to the super club at the end as needed food! But yeah, thank you for a great night. All ages, diverse range of people, great ways to meet people.

We wish we could leave a 6 star review. Marc was an awesome guide and best of all a good Irish bloke. We had an awesome afternoon sampling some beautiful seafood and importantly quite a few local craft beers….and the scenery was amazing. Seriously a great experience that everyone visiting Dublin should do. Can’t wait to come back. Michael and Lisa (convicts from down under).

Very thorough and informative tours. Our tour guide gave us a great walking tour between the 2 locations. Either tour is great on its own, be ready for a long adventure packing in both on the same day. Totally worth it!

Excellent process from booking the ticket to the tour itself

Fun experience. Tour guide was enthusiastic and informative.