Discover one of the most interesting destinations in Europe
Take an exciting trip to Dublin, the capital of the famous Emerald Isle, and experience unforgettable experiences. Discover the main icons of the Irish essence, such as its prestigious Trinity College, its lively Temple Bar venue and the Guinness Storehouse, one of the most popular destinations for visitors from all over the world. In addition, you can also learn the history of the Vikings at the Dublinia museum, relax in Phoenix Park, the largest park in Europe, or go shopping on Grafton Street … as you can see, you have an endless supply of options to enjoy the city your way. Are you going to miss it?
Day 1: City of origin – Dublin. THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
When you arrive in Dublin, an exciting adventure begins that during a weekend invites you to enjoy. When you arrive at the airport of the Irish capital, go to the hotel, but do not unpack. You have a night to get in touch with the wonderful Dublin, where we encourage you to wander through the mythical Ha’Penny Bridge to the picturesque streets of the Temple Bar area that will captivate you with its always lively nightlife that concentrates on its historic pubs where you can enjoy together with the welcoming Dubliners chords of traditional music and refreshing pints. Goodnight!
Day 2: Dublin. DISCOVER THE CHARMS OF DUBLIN FROM THE LIFFEY RIVER
Today you have all the free morning in the lively capital of Ireland. We recommend visiting some of its most emblematic monuments such as the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland and where you will marvel at its magnificent library, the City Hall, the National Gallery of Ireland, Phoenix Park or the Dublinia exhibition. And if you’re a beer lover, you can not miss the genuine Guinness Storehouse, where you can try one of the most famous beers in the world.
Also, if you wish, you can discover the charms of Dublin from the River Liffey. Sign up for one of the interesting river excursions that daily cross the Liffey River! From a boat equipped with all the comforts and thanks to an expert guide, you will be able to get to know important historical stages of the city, from the arrival of the Vikings a millennium ago, to the important development experienced by the city in the nineteenth century and the significant work of rehabilitation of the docks. During your boat trip, you can recall outstanding legends and photograph outstanding tourist attractions in the city. During the river excursion you will cross famous enclaves such as the Ha ‘Penny Bridge or the Grand Canal. And if you prefer to explore Dublin from the mainland, you can get on some of the colorful tour buses that run through the city and stop at the most emblematic places.
Day 3: Dublin. WELCOME TO THE GARDEN OF IRELAND
After breakfast, we recommend going to County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland. In Wicklow, you will love getting lost among its landscapes and its flora and fauna, which is worth enjoying close by. Among the lush hills of Wicklow, located at the south of Dublin, you will be delighted to stroll through beautiful canyons, waterfalls and clear lakes. In addition to its spectacular scenery, secluded villages and stretches of unspoiled beaches, Wicklow is a historic place with elegant mansions and gardens. Do not miss Glendalough, a monastic group created in the 6th century that, despite the constant Viking sieges, continued its activity for another ten centuries. Finally, return to Dublin.
Day 4. Dublin – City of origin. HAPPY RETURN HOME
After an unforgettable long weekend, surely the memory of Dublin remains engraved forever in your memory. It is time to say goodbye to Celtic customs, the breathtaking landscapes and Irish hospitality. Safe journey!
GET TO KNOW ALL THE DETAILS OF HIS HISTORY AND PRODUCTION
Visit the iconic Guinness Storehouse
From the Gravity Bar you can savour Dublin while tasting one of the best beers in the world
If you are a beer lover, you can not leave Dublin without visiting the Guinness Storehouse, one of the most authentic places in the city. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to find out informaiton about the history and production of the most favoured drink in these lands. Its reddish color, its characteristic smell and its intense flavor have made of the pint one of the preferred pleasures of Dubliners. The visit to the Guinness Storehouse begins on the ground floor of the main building, which you will recognise for its curious form of enormous pint of beer. Here you can see the copy of the brewery lease signed by Arthur Guinness in 1759 for 9,000 years and an interesting exhibition where you will know all the secrets surrounding the four ingredients that make up the beer: water, hops, barley and yeast.
On the first floor, the process of brewing is explained. A large room contains the old machinery used in the factory: a mill, a toaster, a alembic and giant wooden barrels. For its part, the second floor offers the visitor an interesting tour through the history of this emblematic beer that you will know thanks to the advertising campaigns developed by Guinness throughout history. On the third floor visitors are offered the possibility to test their knowledge about alcohol through different interactive games. On the fourth floor an exhibition tells the history of the building, from 1904 until its conversion in 2000 into a visitor center.
At end of this excursion on the fifth floor, visitors are offered the chance to pull their own pint, giving them a diploma that credits their skills. The tour finishes on the roof of the building, known as Gravity Bar, a pleasant place from which you can admire the views of the city while tasting a pint on the house. A unique experience.
- Open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (July and August from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
- Admission costs € 20.
VISITING ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD
Discover the lively student atmosphere of Trinity College Dublin
Personalities such as Jonathan Swift, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde
Did you know that Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the most prestigious in the world? Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, international personalities such as Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Samuel Beckett passed through their classrooms.
Its rich library condenses the cultural wealth of the city, whose crown jewel is the “Book of Kells”. Trinity also owns the largest collection of manuscripts and printed books in Ireland. Since 1801, it has received a copy of all the works published in Ireland and Great Britain, thanks to which it currently has almost three million books distributed in eight buildings.
TRADITIONAL AND MODERN FEATURES IN AN ATTRACTIVE UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT
During your visit we recommend that you get lost in all its corners, relax in its small parks, admire its elegant buildings of the XVIII and XIX centuries that contrast with contemporary sculptures such as Henry Moore and soak up the university atmosphere.
As soon as you enter the main door you will find the bell tower, about 30 meters long, designed by Edward Lanyon and erected in 1853 at the place believed to be the center of the old monastery. On the north side of the square stands the chapel, designed by William Chambers and finished in 1799. You can only see its interior by previously arranging a guided tour.
The Dining Hall, the Library Square, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, the Science Gallery and the Samuel Beckett Theater are just some of the attractions on this campus which offers the visitor a traditional and modern experience.
- The visit to Trinity College is a must-see during your trip to Dublin. It is wonderful to walk around the campus admiring the buildings, as well as revisiting the past with the books of the Old Library, or to see the magnificent work of art of the Book of Kells.
- The price of entry for the Old Library and Book of Kells is approximately 11 euros.
RELAX IN THE CITY’S BEAUTIFUL GREEN SPACE
Walk the Phoenix Park or go by bike
Get to know the largest urban park in Europe
With more than 700 hectares of extension, the Phoenix Park is the largest urban park in Europe. Created in 1662 as a deer reserve, in 1745 it was remodeled and opened to the public. Located just a few miles from Dublin city centre, the Phoenix Park is an important green space for the city, as well as a pleasant place to bike.
We recommend you visit the following points:
1. Phoenix Monument. It is a small column crowned by a sculpture of the mythical bird, a Phoenix, that gives name to the park
2. Dublin Zoo. Visiting the zoo, one of the oldest in the world, is always a good option to enjoy nature in the middle of the city. Frequented by locals and tourists from all over the world, it was inaugurated in 1830 with a single resident: a wild boar.
3. Papal Cross. Discover this cross located in the place where in 1979 the Pope celebrated a mass before a million followers.
4. Wellington Monument. Take a picture of yourself in front of this obelisk which is 63 meters in height, erected in honor to the Duke of Wellington. It took more than 40 years to build.
5. Áras an Uachtaráin. The official residence of the President of Ireland.
6. People’s Garden is the only gardened and cultivated part of the park. You will find it next to the Park Gate entrance
- The park is open all day. You will need between three and four hours to visit it.
ENJOY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING SCENES IN IRELAND
Discover all the secrets of Dublin aboard a boat
River excursions along the River Liffey, a new and fun way to see the sights
Embark on a leisurely cruise and discover all the secrets of the River Liffey and the charming city of Dublin. While you enjoy some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, you will learn from an expert guide the history of this city, since the arrival of the Vikings, 1000 years ago, the apogee and development of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the rehabilitation of the Dublin quays and the many attractions that have turned this city into one of the main European capitals.
During the crossing, you will cross the symbolic Ha’penny Bridge, the majestic Custom House, the Royal Canal and the Grand Canal, as well as discovering that much of modern Dublin sits on land reclaimed from the sea, which includes Trinity College and The Spire on O’Connell Street.
- Approximately 45 minutes.
- The ship has the capacity to accommodate 48 passengers and offers all the facilities and services that guarantee a comfortable and safe voyage. The boat is ready for rain.