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Irish Whiskey Museum: Guided Tour and Whiskey Tasting

1. Irish Whiskey Museum: Guided Tour and Whiskey Tasting

Embark on a journey through time in a historic setting, as the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey is revealed. Learn about its rise to glory, its dramatic fall and of course, its current revival. Experience a story never told before in such a unique setting, during an hour-long interactive experience. Daily guided tours unveil the humble beginnings of Irish whiskey, when a foul tasting liquid was used to ease the woes of a troubled and poor nation. Known originally in Gaelic as uisca beatha, over time it was translated to whiskee, and then to whiskey, as it is known today. Enjoy listening to entertaining storytellers as they take you through the magical tale. At the end of the tour there’s a generous whiskey tasting led by experienced master whiskey tasters, giving you the opportunity to sample a range of excellent Irish whiskeys and learn the subtle differences between them, discovering the unique flavors locked inside.

Dublin: Music and Dance Show at The Irish House Party

2. Dublin: Music and Dance Show at The Irish House Party

Go on an adventure to a truly unique Irish music and dance experience to the Irish House Party. Upon arrival to the 18th century Dublin townhouse, you will be welcomed by the host followed by a delicious 3-course Irish dinner from a choice of the menu before the entertainment begins. After dinner, entertainment by world champion Irish musicians and dancers in an intimate and homely setting will begin. Sit back and enjoy the show full of music and dancing up close.  Discover this unique activity and experience the indigenous Irish instruments such as the Harp, Uilleann Pipes, and Bodhran. The Irish House Party features musicians who also combine a unique blend of light-hearted audience interaction with fascinating stories about the history of the music and the instruments themselves.  Don’t miss this truly unmissable night out in Dublin.

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

3. 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: Music Under the Bridges Kayaking Tour

4. Dublin: Music Under the Bridges Kayaking Tour

After meeting your guide on the River Liffey, head into the changing rooms to store any valuables, or change out of any clothes you don’t want to get wet. Then you’re off to experience the unique combination of kayaking and music. Over the course of your 2.5-hour tour, some of the best musicians in town will play for you under the most iconic bridges of Dublin. After hopping aboard your sit-on-top kayaks, paddle towards the city center, where you’ll be met by talented local musicians, serenading you at every turn. Enjoy the otherworldly acoustics and one-of-a-kind atmosphere as the musicians play original songs, mixed in with a touch of poetry and history. This private concert sums up what the city is about — good "craic" with friends, laughing, singing along, and breathtaking city views.

Dublin: Personalized Private Tour with a Local Host

5. Dublin: Personalized Private Tour with a Local Host

You’ll spend the day with a super friendly Dublin host, who can’t wait to share with you their favorite places to hang out, where to get your hands on the best Irish food, and show you the best sights of the city. A personalized itinerary will be built just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. Experiences can range from the sharing of advice over a coffee, to the discovery of a small neighborhood, or the exploration of Dublin as a whole. Your local host will show you the places and things that make Dublin unique. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there as the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it through local lens.  The supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. The local supplier will arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Dublin that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet as they are lesser-known to the crowd but loved by locals. The day will revolve around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local show you the Dublin you will love.

Must See Dublin in a Day

6. Must See Dublin in a Day

This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Dublin like a local! When you book this experience, you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. A like-minded and vetted local host who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be handpicked and assigned to you.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Based on the things that you would like to see and do a personalized itinerary will be built just for you. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary to make your visit even more enjoyable. Let your private local host show you the side Dublin that you will love!

Dublin: Abbey Theatre Guided Backstage Tour

7. Dublin: Abbey Theatre Guided Backstage Tour

Pull back the curtain with this backstage ticket to the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Let your guide bring history to life. Explore this theater that is closely associated with some of Ireland’s most famous authors like William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, Seán O'Casey and John Millington Synge. Meet your guide and begin your Abbey in the foyer. Admire the features in this theater which was established in 1904 as the first State-sponsored theatre in the English-speaking world. Uncover the secrets of the iconic part of Irish cultural heritage.   Explore exactly how a show is created. Get up close to the set, designs, costumes, and props of the current production. Discover the history and significance of the Abbey Theatre.  Watch as you guide brings the plays, people, and politics of the Abbey's history to life with access to selected items from the theater's archives. Feel like an actor as you step out onto the stage. 

Dublin: Private Whiskey and Beer Trail Half-Day Tour

8. Dublin: Private Whiskey and Beer Trail Half-Day Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel after breakfast and board your luxury transport with just your private group and settle in for a comfortable ride. Your whiskey expert host will give commentary on board as you travel through many districts of Dublin. Start with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Your expert host will guide you through the brewing process all the way to the Gravity Bar for a pint of Guinness. Across the River Liffey to Smithfield next, to the original home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. John Jameson started distilling his famous whiskey here in 1780 and today, the Jameson visitor center in the old distillery buildings is one of the most popular attractions in the city.  Finish the tour with drop-off at the door of your Dublin city hotel.

Dublin: Warrior Ways at Trinity College

9. Dublin: Warrior Ways at Trinity College

Warrior Ways at Trinity College Dublin is the brainchild of the creators of Experience Gaelic Games. It is a unique, fun packed, interactive whistle stop tour through 3,000 years of Irish history. It is a 1 1/2 hours hands on activity delivered in the heart of Dublin. A unique mix of culture, history, sport and soft activity. We introduce visitors to Ireland's greatest cultural secret and most popular sports - Gaelic Football and Hurling (our native stick and ball game). Just about the most memorable and fun Irish experience visitors can have! That's why it's been ranked "The Top Thing to do" by TripAdvisor reviewers! This is an ideal activity suited to all age groups, group sizes, athletic abilities etc. Warrior Ways at Trinity College is located at The Pavilion Bar on the campus of Trinity College Dublin. It is a short 300 metre walk from the Book of Kells.

Ireland: 3-Day West Coast Explorer Tour

10. Ireland: 3-Day West Coast Explorer Tour

Experience the beauty of Ireland’s wild west coast on a 3-day tour that takes you from the dramatic Maam Valley to the pretty villages of The Burren. Enjoy fantastic coastal views on a clifftop walk at the Cliffs of Moher, see the landing site of the first trans-Atlantic flight, visit the Quiet Man Museum, and much more. You will be traveling by small minicoach from Dublin for a more intimate experience. Day 1 You’ll take the fast road from Dublin west through the farmland and peat bogs of counties Kildare and Offally. The destinations today are on Ireland’s dramatic Atlantic Coast and the goal is to get you there as quickly as possible! The first stop is the village of Kinvara, where you’ll have a chance to admire Dunguaire Castle, perched on a rocky outcrop looking out over Galway Bay. From here it’s just a short drive to The Burren, which is one of Ireland’s great natural treasures. The Burren is a land of limestone pavements, barren hillsides, rare flora, early Christian settlements and ancient stone monuments. Spend a few hours exploring this unique area, stopping in one of the pretty local villages for lunch. After The Burren you’ll head to the stunning Cliffs of Moher, which drop nearly 700 feet straight into the crashing Atlantic waves. Walk along the cliff-top trails, watch the many seabirds, or visit the award-winning environmental exhibition. From here the tour follows the coastal road, and you’ll have stunning views across Galway Bay back to Galway City itself, which is your base for the next 2 nights. This lively student town has no shortage of good pubs and restaurants! Day 2 Galway lies at the edge of Connemara, which is the area you’ll explore today. Travel inland through the Maam Valley to the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib. It is here that the classic film, The Quiet Man, was made. Visit the Quiet Man Museum or Cong Abbey. Continue through the heart of Connemara and stop to tour the lovely grounds and house of Kylemore Abbey. Continuing on, you’ll experience the majesty of Connemara National Park. Go to Clifden, where the first trans-Atlantic flight landed, and then drive along the Sky Road and take in the views of the 12 Bens of Connemara. Day 3 After a relaxed start to the day you’ll leave Galway behind and take some of the back roads through central Ireland on the way back to Dublin. The first highlight of the day is the early Christian site of Clonmacnoise, featuring a collection of churches, stone crosses and round towers beautifully situated on the banks of the mighty Shannon River. Following lunch in a local village the tour continues through an area of unique peat bog scenery that is typical of this part of Ireland. Your guide will explain both its environmental and economic importance to the country. The final stop on the tour is Locke’s Distillery, reputedly the oldest legal distillery in the world. Sample the local whiskey and discover the true spirit of Ireland! From here you’ll continue east to Dublin, arriving at around 7:00PM.

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The house offers a nice ambience. The 3-course menu was good (you could choose from 2 dishes). Drinks had to be paid extra. The show was excellent. Sympathetic musicians who brought us closer to Irish music with humorous anecdotes. On our evening there was also a young dancer part of the show program. Highly Recommended!

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!

What’s not to love about Guinness & Jameson? BUT our guide Brian was SUPER good! Told alot of information you need to know and can’t find online or in the guidebooks! If you only book one tour, it should be this one!!

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Well organise, the costumes were amazing with lots of behind the scenes information. Staff were great. Would highly recommend.

if you are in the mood for some good fun. this is the place to go. Very amazing music and honestly the food was great