Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, is filled with thousands of years of history—and over 750 pubs. Its Irish name, Baile Átha Cliath, means Ford of the Reed Hurdles. It was originally settled by Vikings back in 841, and was once home to many famous writers, including Bram Stoker, James Joyce, and Oscar Wilde.
Soaking in all that information can be difficult, so we’ve developed a self-guided tour of the city that covers all the iconic sites as well as some lesser-known haunts.
Or, check out a guided Dublin walking, biking, Segway, or boat tour. If you’re in Dublin to experience the pub culture, check out our self-guided pub crawl or a guided Dublin pub crawl.
This post compares the different discount passes available in Dublin. City passes are a great way to save time and money when visiting a new city, as they allow visitors to save by purchasing a pass that gives them entry to multiple sites and attractions. There are 2 main passes available in Dublin: Dublin Pass and Dublin Card. The first, as noted below, is best for first time travelers who are looking to make the most of their time in Dublin. The second most appeals to budget travelers who are looking to save as much as possible. If neither of these passes seem to appeal to you, consider opting for a hop-on, hop-off bus tour company instead. We’ve listed 4 different options (including the Dublin Public Bus!) so that you can decide which is the best value for you!
This post compares boat tours and cruises in Dublin. Though bike, Segway, and walking tours are a great way to see the city, boat tours are arguably even better! Many reviewers of boat tours mentioned that they learned so much more about the city by boat than they did on foot or bus. Check out some of these Dublin boat tours to find out how they ranked on TripAdvisor. Find out which tours are great for kids, which are best for adults, and which you should avoid altogether.
This is our self-guided Dublin pub crawl, which shows you where to drink with the locals. One of the most popular activities for both locals and tourists in Dublin is a pub crawl. Did you know that Dublin has over 700 pubs? Sound overwhelming? We think so too. You can use this self-guided pub crawl in conjunction with our self-guided Dublin walking tour. We’ve mentioned a few historical facts about the neighborhood where each pub stands, so you can feel confident that you’re getting your culture in addition to your perfectly poured pints.