Pat Liddy Walking Tours - Tour 2: The Best of Dublin
Activity Type: Walking Tour
01 Apr – 31 Oct 2014: 2.30pm – Daily except Sunday. Duration: Approximately 2½ hours.
Tour Departs: Outside former church, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2.
Departure Time - 2:30pm (passengers need to be there 15min prior to departure)
Minimum required: 1 person
Retail Cost: €12 (€10 Seniors/Students). Children under 16 free with accompanying adult.
Languages Available: English
Free: Visitormap and selected internal visits on tour.
Sub Title: This tour includes many of the best-known sights and historic places (including the former Viking & Medieval Quarter) as well as some of the more hidden gems of the city.
Description: Dublin has so many great places to see, all with their own intriguing stories and history, but it is very difficult to see them all, even over a couple of days. In this great two and a half-hour tour we will fit in as many of the city centre’s most notable and historic highlights, as possible. Discover hidden gems in some lesser well-known corners as you wander between all these famous places. The impressive classical Front Square of Ireland’s first university, Trinity College will be your first stopping point to hear of the college’s numerous tales and treasures. The next stop is at the magnificent 18th century former Houses of Parliament before entering some back streets to reach the splendid City Hall building. Then you will visit the courtyards and garden of the historic Dublin Castle, also the location of the incomparable museum to the written word, the Chester Beatty Library Galleries. From here you will walk past some of the ancient City Walls to reach a great vantage point to view Ireland’s largest church, the medieval St Patrick’s Cathedral. The cathedral was the base of renowned author Jonathan Swift until his death in 1745. A short stroll will then take you to the even older Christ Church Cathedral and to Fishamble Street, to hear about its Viking past and view the site of the world’s first performance of Handel’s Messiah. The final part of the tour will take you past Smock Alley Theatre, Ireland’s oldest theatrical site, and then into Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural and entertainment quarter, where the tour will finish.
At the end of the tour your ticket will offer you discounts in The Church Café/ Bar (20% of bar menu), the Abbey Theatre (10 % off Abbey Theatre Productions, Merchandise and Back Stage Tours) and Bewley’s Café (10% off menu).
*Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours are an approved tour company authorised to conduct tours in the grounds of Dublin Castle.