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