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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: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough Guided Tour

2. Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough Guided Tour

Admire the tower of Glendalough, the wild beauty of the Wicklow Mountains, and the medieval city of Kilkenny on a full-day guided tour from Dublin. Depart from Dublin and make your way directly to Kilkenny, a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland. Enjoy walking down the cobbled streets and visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice. After that, travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your next stop. Visit the monastic site of Glendalough. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. Explore the area renowned for its ruins, magnificent lakes, and waterfalls. Finally, head over to a sheepdog farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master. Look at the Border Collies using a tactic called “The Eye” on sheep. Witness a shepherd and his dog at work and watch how they herd a flock of sheep.

From Dublin: Howth Coastal Half-Day Bus Tour with Live Guide

3. From Dublin: Howth Coastal Half-Day Bus Tour with Live Guide

Discover the charming seaside village of Howth on this half-day Coastal Tour. The tour includes a return bus journey from Dublin to Howth Summit and its famous fishing village. Take in the incredible views of the cliffs of Howth during a guided walking tour and then enjoy free time to explore the picturesque Howth Village at your leisure. Get a glimpse of the 19th-century Martello Tower, and stroll past the medieval ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey. Take the opportunity while you are there to try some of the best seafood and fish and chips that Dublin has to offer. This leisurely excursion is the perfect way to enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour.

Dublin: Delicious Walking Food Tour

4. Dublin: Delicious Walking Food Tour

After meeting your guide at the bottom of the Spire on O'Connell Street, you will embark on an Irish food and drink discovery tour. Your local food expert will give you a comprehensive overview of Irish food history and the current food scene at the start of the tour, before you set off for a hands on experience of the local gastronomy scene. You will follow your guide around different food businesses on both sides of the river Liffey, including the Temple Bar District and the buzzing creative quarter. This tour provides you with the opportunity to visit various award-winning eateries and food shops, where you can sample Irish food and drinks made with only the best ingredients. From traditional dishes to new trends, you will be introduced to the foodie scene of the Irish capital and enjoy its tasty delights. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off in the city center, free to continue exploring the city for further interesting culinary gems.

Historical 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Dublin

5. Historical 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Dublin

Get to grips with the turbulent and fascinating history of Dublin in just 2 hours. This tour is led by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin and aims to inform and entertain you all at once. Visit sites and hear stories detailing the complex history of Ireland. Learn about the influence of the American and French revolutions, the Potato Famine, the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. Visit sites such as the Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, the City Hall and the Medieval City. Delve into modern history and explore the effects of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Take a walk around the city and experience modern day Dublin. This award-winning tour scores top marks for educational, entertainment all at once, with its guides possessing that natural Irish flair of combining history with wit to an extraordinary effect.

Irish Whiskey Museum: Guided Tour and Whiskey Tasting

6. 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 Walking Tour: The Dark Side

7. Dublin Walking Tour: The Dark Side

Make your way through church graveyards and down narrow back alleys to discover a side of Dublin that you won't find on any postcards. Hear gruesome stories of brothels run by serial killers, cannibals with a taste for young children, and the notorious Hellfire Club, said to be made up of Devil worshippers! Journey through the folklore of Ireland and get introduced to fairies, banshees, and leprechauns. Hear how Halloween originated from the Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain when, according to legend, beings from the spiritual world could cross dimensions more easily. Admire the stunning architecture of ancient buildings such as Dublin Castle, said to be haunted with the souls of beheaded invaders. Learn about the young boy who is said to stroll around the Olympia Theatre.

From Galway: Connemara and Connemara National Park Day Tour

8. From Galway: Connemara and Connemara National Park Day Tour

Discover everything the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer on a guided full-day trip from Galway. Pass through charming villages along the coast and into the heart of Connemara. Meet your guide at the Kinley Hostel early in the morning and hop on the comfortable tour vehicle which will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill, and along the coast, through Barna, Spiddal, and Inverin. Listen to entertaining tales about the culture and history of the area from your professional local guide and driver. Enjoy stops along the way for tea and a visit to the Quiet Man Cottage replica. Continue through bogs and onto the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone next to Derrygimlagh Bog. Head along Sky Road and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic. Stop for 3 hours at the Connemara National Park. Take your time to explore the more than 3,000 hectares of bog, mountains, grasslands, and woodlands. Return to Galway and take photos along the way at Kylemore Abbey and the Quiet Man Bridge.

Dublin: Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery Experience

9. Dublin: Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery Experience

Located in Dublin's historic Liberties district, Pearse Lyons Distillery is Dublin's only boutique distillery and is just a 5-minute walk from The Guinness Storehouse. Nestled in the former Church of St. James, this distillery has a colorful history which dates back to the 12th-century. Begin the experience with a tour of the distillery and surrounding graveyard. Be introduced to the compelling characters from Dublin's famous distilling and brewing district. Find out how this district, rich in culture and tradition, was once the place of a booming industry known as The Golden Triangle.  Learn about how The Pearse Lyons Distillery produces some of Ireland's finest small batch Irish whiskeys as you celebrate the Irish tradition of storytelling during the guided tour. Enjoy a sensory experience as you are brought through the distilling process, before enjoying a whiskey and gin tasting at the tasting bar. Choose from a guided tour and tasting experience. All of the booklets, interactive exhibits, and the welcome video are translated into 7 languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Portuguese.

Dublin's Haunted History Walking Tour

10. Dublin's Haunted History Walking Tour

Looking for a spookily thrilling adventure? You've come to the right place! On this 2-hour walking tour of Dublin, you will see that while most of Dublin’s grisly past has been left behind, not every character has decided to pass over into the next world. The Emerald Isle is known as being one of the most haunted countries on the planet, with many of the world's most famous supernatural characters and stories finding their roots in the city's collective lore. Each wave of human culture from the Celts to the Protestant ascendancy has left a mark on the city's haunted history, and it is this diversity which makes Dublin’s other-worldly folklore so fascinating. Today, you'll be led through the eerie, cobblestoned streets as we hear tales from the underbelly of this city. These include the burning of 18th century madam Darkey "The Witch" Kelly, the tragic tale of The Green Lady of St. Audoen’s, and how Dublin's "Hell" got its name. As you walk, you will learn of the period in which The Dolocher stalked our streets and you will hear tales of the mysterious 18th century Hellfire Club and its dark origins. Your expert tour guides–associated with PSI Ireland (Paranormal Study and Investigation)–have all the capital's most haunting stories to share!

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This is a great food tour. Our guide Lisa is so passionate about the wonderful local Irish produce and dishes that are included…made more interesting by her being able to give us their historical context.

The tour was excellent! Donal was very knowledgeable and provided an interesting perspective on Dublin and Ireland. I highly recommend this tour.

Well organised and informative, Rochine was excellent, loved the tasting experience

Excellent tour! Very engaging and funny tour guide. Totally recommend to anyone!

Very interesting with an excellent guide. Good way to get an overview of Dublin