Great things come to mind when one thinks of Dublin. The Irish capital is the spiritual and often physical centre of the countries greatest exports. From Guinness and Jameson to colossal literary figures such as George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce, Dublin is a place of cultural legends, beloved historic heritage and tasteful beauty.
To unlock the full range of things to see and do in Dublin it's a good idea to book the City Sightseeing Dublin open-top bus tour. This hop-on hop-off tour has two routes which encompass the bulk of Dublin's top landmarks and attractions. On the main east-west route you can visit iconic spots such as Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol. The recently introduced blue route extends north of the city in the direction of Glasnevin Cemetery and Croke Park Stadium. In addition to travel by day City Sightseeing Dublin also have a night tour, a return airport shuttle combination, and day tours of Malahide Castle and County Wicklow.
The Malahide Castle and Coastal Tour takes you away on a scenic excursion to Dublin's green suburbs by the Irish Sea. There's a stop at the picturesque fishing village of Howth and a live guided tour of Malahide Castle. The Country Wicklow Tour leaves the city limits altogether and passes into an unspoiled rolling landscape of green and gold. Wicklow is a strikingly pretty national park area and during this coach trip you will get to walk around the Valley of Glendalough and stop for lunch in Avoca- site of Ireland's oldest handweaver mill.
One of the capital's newest and most popular attractions in the Irish Whiskey Museum. Hop-off at stop 2 (Trinity College) and head over to their building on Grafton Street. 20 tours are conducted daily, with guides taking visitors on a journey that encapsulates the entire history of the country's famous spirit. Discover the drink's origins as way for an impoverished Gaelic people to escape reality, through its renaissance and refinement, to eventual worldwide renown. Click here to book yourself a tour.
Another popular thing to do in Dublin is to take a tour of Croke Park Stadium, where guides can surmise the story of the building as well as recant vital moments in Ireland's sporting history.
At Trinity College Library you can catch a glimpse of what is possibly Ireland's definitive national treasure. The Book of Kells is a lavishly illuminated gospel book written by Christian Monks in the early 9th century. It is well worth viewing for its cultural significance and the beauty of its Celtic designs.