Dublin City Private Shore Tour

Dublin City Private Shore Tour

"Exciting Shore Tour Exclusively For Cruisers Visiting Dublin city, absorb Dublin's history from Vikings to artistic legends, this vibrant capital has something for everyone.."
birdTour Highlights
  • Shore Tour Starts/Finishes From Your Ship
  • Tour Times To Suit Your Docking/Sailing Times
  • Fun And Fascinating Commentary From Expert Local Guides
  • Modern Air Conditioned Luxury Mini Buses
  • Lots Of Breathtaking "Photo Ops"
  • Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral & Georgian Dublin
  • See Kilmainham Gaol & Dublin Castle
  • Learn all about Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College
  • See the stunning Grand Canal & O’Connell Street.
  • Hear the fascinating history of Temple Bar & St Stephen's Green
  • All The Benefits Of Hiring Your Own Driver In Dublin
Admissions, meals/refreshments & gratuities excluded

Ha'Penny Bridge Dublin
Doors Dublin

What To Expect

Your shore tour departs from your ship at the port of Dublin first heading to explore our Capital City in your luxury touring vehicle while being chauffeur driven by our expert Driver/Guides. On this tour you will learn about history from Viking Dublin, it's medieval past to modern history and heroes.

Visit sites such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, marvel at Georgian Dublin’s brightly coloured doors and see the stunning Trinity College. 

Your driver/guide will share the fascinating history as you visit the haunting Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, Guinness Storehouse and so much more.

When you book your private shore tour & driver/guide with us, we can adapt the tour to suit your ship times and your must attractions in Dublin. We will be here to give you lots of help and suggestions for planning your perfect private shore tour of Dublin.

Highlights includes Georgian Dublin, Trinity College, Grand Canal, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Jamesons, O’Connell Street, Temple Bar, and St. Stephens Green.

Doors Dublin

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Here you will learn about this magnificent Cathedral that dates from 1220-1259. It was constructed on the site of an ancient well which is said to have been used by our Patron Saint, St. Patrick himself.

Georgian Dublin

Dublin was a medieval city built on narrow winding streets. The first major changes to this pattern occurred during the reign of King Charles II when the Earl of Ormonde issued an instruction which had a dramatic impact on how the city looks today.

Under the direction of the Earl, the frontage of the buildings were changed to face the river. This lead to the creation of classic public buildings such as the Four Courts and the Old Custom's house.

Kilmainham Goal Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol

There are lots of ghostly tales about Kilmainham Gaol. During its restoration, the caretaker Dan McGill reported lights mysteriously turning on and off in the prison chapel. Another man was decorating the 1916 memorial corridor when he heard heavy footsteps climbing the stone stairs and walking up behind him. When he turned, no one was in the corridor, even though the footsteps continued right past him.

Dublin Castle

Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of the English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.

Kilmainham Goal Dublin

Guinness Storehouse

See the Guinness Storehouse area and learn about Arthur Guinness. Arthur must have had a lot of confidence in his brewery when he took out the lease on St James’s Gate in 1759, as he took out a 9,000-year lease. Arthur was 100% right to believe in himself, Guinness is the biggest selling stout in the world with 10 million glasses being sold every day in 150 countries.

Fancy a pint on top of the visitor centre? No problem just let us know in advance and we can add admission to the Storehouse to your booking.

Grand Canal & O’Connell Street

Drive along the historic grand canal and absorb 250 years of history. Where horse-drawn barges originally travelled this water route.

Listen to your Driver/Guide share the rich history of Dublin's main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. Originally named Drogheda Street in the 17th century, in the 1700's it was widened and renamed Sackville street. In 1924 it was renamed after Daniel O'Connell a nationalist leader.

Guiness Store House Dublin
Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College

Trinity College, situated in the heart of Dublin city was originally set up at the request of Queen Elizabeth I. It has had many famous graduates including Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker and former Irish presidents such as Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson.

The Book of Kells is a sacred manuscript which consists of the Four Gospels of the New Testament. It has long been associated with St Colum Cille (c 521-597 AD). This beautiful, gold book was created by Celtic Monks around 800 AD, and today resides in the Trinity College Library.

Trinity College Dublin
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Butlers Private Tours Ireland (Cork),
Carrigtohill Industrial Estate,
Co. Cork, Ireland, T45 A896
Butlers Private Tours Ireland (Dublin),
Grove Lodge, Bay Lane, Kilshane,
Dublin, Ireland, D11 A6N9