With historic sights such as St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and the Docklands in easy rich, tick off your sightseeing checklist of Dublin’s best sightseeing spots with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour.
Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature, with the likes of Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, and Oscar Wilde some of its famous sons – so it's no surprise that a popular (and quiet) spot to visit is the Trinity College Library, built in 1592.
Combine two of the great Irish loves – booze and literature – and go on a literary pub crawl of watering holes frequented by Irish writers, including the Brazen Head, Davy Byrne’s, Toners, and Neary’s.
No visit to Dublin is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse for a ‘brewery experience’. You can assess whether – as the adverts claim – Guinness really is good for you, thanks to the complimentary pint included in your ticket.
From Dublin, embark on the most epic of day trips: a Game of Thrones-themed tour. Northern Ireland’s rugged scenery provides the backdrop for some of the series’ most iconic locations, including Winterfell, a.k.a. the Castle Ward Estate in County Down. Better yet, you get given swords, cloaks, and shields to wear.