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Dublin: Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery Experience

1. 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.

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Dublin: 2-Hour Whiskey Tasting Tour

2. 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 afterward, you will visit Bowes Lounge, a legendary Irish pub. And last but not least, 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.

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Dublin: 2-Hour Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting Tour

3. 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 Dingle Whiskey Bar, one of the city center's newest whiskey venues, built to showcase Irish whiskey at its best. Continue to Bowes Lounge to experience a legendary Irish pub. 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.

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Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

4. Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

Dublin is where pubs are born. Some do not survive, many leave the Irish shore, but few age as gracefully as the stable pubs that bestow so much character on Dublin. Avoid the tourist traps and fake 'Irish' pubs, and escape with the locals to learn how to savor a pint of Guinness on this pub crawl. Find out how to ensure you always get a great pint and why it's important. Follow in the footsteps of the Irish literary giants like Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien, and Brendan Behan. If Dublin has hidden gems, they're the pubs that don't advertise to tourists. The locals. The authentic Irish pub where the conversation is flowing faster than the beer, where the character of the pub is as fascinating as the characters in it, where literature, society, and history eternally live. The best time to start is 7 PM, assuming you've eaten dinner prior to the tour. Bring a pen — you never know what these aged walls will murmur to your thoughts.

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From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

5. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

Meet your friendly guide and board the bus from the Dublin City Gallery in the early morning, then set out on a full-day adventure to Northern Ireland. Leave the busy city behind and head into the luscious, rolling countryside landscapes on your way to the first destination of the day, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. Arrive at Bushmills, which is the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery, and meet their resident whiskey expert. Enjoy a tasting session of some of the distillery’s most beloved whiskeys, including a 10-year-old, 12-year-old, and reserve whiskey. Head to the idyllic Dark Hedges next, which is the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland. Spend 20-minutes at the site taking photos, and learn about how the hedges were planted more than 270-years-ago by the Stuart Family as a driveway to their mansion. Continue the tour through the sprawling rural surroundings, stopping at the ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo op. The next destination of the day is the iconic Giant’s Causeway, which is Northern Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site. Enjoy 2-hours at the site, taking photos of the magnificent seascape and fascinating stone columns, some of which reach 40 feet into the air. Finally, spend at least an hour of free time in Belfast to explore at your own leisure and visit some of the city center attractions. Make the most of the opportunity to pick up a souvenir of your trip, or grab some snacks for the return journey to Dublin. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved on the way back to Dublin.

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Dublin: Private Distillery Trail with Irish Whiskey Tasting

6. Dublin: Private Distillery Trail with Irish Whiskey Tasting

Start your day with a step back in time at James Fox Cigar and Whiskey Store, a leading merchant of fine Cuban cigars, premium Irish whiskey, smoking pipes and select spirits since 1881. Then relax as you travel to the Liberties neighborhood of Dublin to the Dublin Liberties Distillery set in a 300-year-old building. Enjoy a short walk around the block to Teeling Whiskey Distillery for a tour of the distillery floor and then onto the bar to try their Small Batch Teeling Whiskey and Single Pot Still, the first whiskey to be made in Dublin since 1976. Onto Pearse Lyons Distillery next, set in St. James’ Church which dates back to the 12th century. The tour includes a walk around the graveyard next to the church and a tasting of Pearse Lyons whiskeys and gin. Finish up your tour with drop-off at the door of your hotel in Dublin city.

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Ireland: Blarney Castle, Kilkenny & Irish Whiskey 3-Day Tour

7. Ireland: Blarney Castle, Kilkenny & Irish Whiskey 3-Day Tour

Discover the scenic splendor of southeast Ireland on a 3-day tour of the lush farmlands of Kildare, the stunning Wicklow Mountains, and the fabled Copper Coast road to Waterford. Stop at historic monasteries and castles, learn about the fateful voyage of the Titanic from Cobh, and go to the famous Waterford Crystal Factory.  Enjoy a more personal experience in this small group tour with maximum of 16 passengers on a top of the range Mercedes luxury mini-coach, while a quaint bed and breakfast accommodation for 2 nights provides a more intimate experience. Day 1: Depart Dublin for Cork, driving through the lush farm counties of Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. Make a short stop in the heritage town of Cahir to see the ruined abbey and impressive castle on an island in the River Suir. Continue to Blarney on the outskirts of Cork. Visit the castle and take one of the woodland walks to the mystical Rock Close. Explore the village of Blarney, stopping for lunch.  There may even be time to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. After this, there is a chance to discover Jameson Whiskey Distillery and taste one of Ireland's favorite exports. In the afternoon, tour the beautiful coastline of West Cork, and see some of the magnificent beaches, tiny inlets and coves. End the day in the fishing village of Kinsale, where you will be based for the night. Kinsale is famous for its food, and the evening is free to wander the narrow streets, popping into traditional pubs and restaurants. Day 2: Explore some of the highlights of southeast Ireland, starting with the historic port of Cobh, the main departure point for Irish emigration in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was also from here that the Titanic ocean liner set forth on her ill-fated maiden voyage. Continue east to Waterford, traveling along the “Copper Coast” (a designated UNESCO geo-park for its spectacular beauty). Stop at the popular surfing beach of Tramore, before heading into Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. Founded by the Vikings in the 9th century, it’s also famous for the Waterford Crystal Factory, which you are free to visit along with one of the excellent museums. Alternatively, explore the Viking Triangle on foot. In the late afternoon, depart for the busy city of Kilkenny with its fine castle and park, as well as some lovely riverside walks. Go to the National Craft Centre, or hang out in one of the pubs and enjoy a glass of Guinness! Day 3: Enjoy a free morning to explore Kilkenny before driving to the Wicklow Mountains. Marvel at some of Ireland’s highest granite peaks and see impressive valleys carved by glaciers. One of the area’s highlights is Glendalough, known as the “Valley of the Lakes.” Take one of the walking trails, or explore the ruins of the 6th-century monastery to see its round tower. The last section of your tour takes you into the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, before crossing the famous Sally Gap to descend into Dublin for an approximate 18:30 arrival.

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2-Hour Deluxe Whiskey & Food Tasting

8. 2-Hour Deluxe Whiskey & Food Tasting

On this tour, you will be guided around Dublin's most established whiskey establishments by an expertly trained whiskey guide. Taste 5 deluxe age statement beautiful Irish whiskeys, two beautiful Irish farmhouse cheeses accompanied with Irish soda bread and finished off with luxurious Irish handmade chocolates. Each of the whiskeys is handpicked by your expert whiskey guide at each of the establishments. The tour will start in one of the city center's newest whiskey venues, the Dingle Whiskey Bar, built to showcase Irish whiskey. Afterwards, you will visit Bowes Lounge, a legendary Irish pub. And last but not least, you will visit the Palace Bar in Temple Bar, the spirit home of Irish whiskey with a rich history, frequented by both Brendan Behan and Flann O'Brien.

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Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

9. Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

Following Irish Independence, a few men sat down and thought about what they would do with Dublin. Following much intense discussion and with the preservation of the British and Irish cultures in mind, it was born into the city it is today. Since then, Dublin has become a symbol of reconciling Ireland's British past with its Irish future. The British Trinity College (with its Protestant legacy) has produced Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, and Dublin's pubs have produced writers from the Irish tradition, such as Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. This tour is, therefore, a tribute to Dublin's dual personality, and the pub door will be the boundary between the two worlds. Get comfortable in a few warm pubs throughout the tour where you will discuss important aspects of history, including Irish origins, the Irish language, and the Celtic Tiger. With this in mind, you will pop into a great pub every 20-40 minutes. Besides the history lessons, you'll learn about beer and the Irish pub, and will also partake in/witness an activity that the Irish are renowned for, conversation.

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Dublin: Private Whiskey and Beer Trail Half-Day Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

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based on 833 reviews

It was extremely fun! I don’t remember our guide but he was excellent and made the experience so much better, we had a quick mini stop at one of the oldest pubs for a quick drink and along the way he gave us a tour of things we saw! Worth your money and highly recommend this tour!!

Great option to quickly get the best of Jameson and Guinness tourist centers. Excellent information and helpful guide. At Guinness, which is huge, you can get the most important information and experiences in a short amount of time.

Very nice whiskey tasting! A lot of information in a relax way..would really recommend this tour if you like to know more about Whiskey and just have a relax and fun afternoon.

Andrew, our guide was fantastic. Learned a lot, had a great time!

A really nice tour in a lovely environment and great whiskey :