Dublin shore excursions and private tour for small groups
From the moment we pick you up from the cruise ship terminal at Dublin port, your guide will explore in detail the major buildings of historic importance throughout Dublin city, during your private shore excursion, to include the following ...
U2 recording studio
Saint Patrick's cathedral
and much more
Trinity College Book of Kells
Trinity was founded just before the Tudor monarchy had completed the task of extending its authority over the whole of Ireland. Why not visit the book of Kells during your Dublin shore excursions. The idea of an Irish university had been in the air for some time, and in 1592 a small group of Dublin citizens obtained a charter from Queen Elizabeth incorporating Trinity College Dublin... read more about Trinity College also read more about the Book of Kells
Guinness Store House
Explore Ireland's number one visitor attraction, while visiting Dublin as part of your shore excursions. Enjoy a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous GUINNESS® brand and company. This historical Dublin landmark offers spectacular views across our great city. Discover Ireland's fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge read more about Guinness Store House
We would encourage anyone visiting Dublin to include Powerscourt house during their private shore excursion. In 1730 the 1st Viscount Powerscourt (of the third creation) commissioned the architect Richard Castle to build Powerscourt House, a 68 room mansion which was completed in 1741. The mansion was designed around the medieval castle in the style of Palladian architecture which is based on the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. read more about Powerscourt House
One of the world’s great gardens, Powerscourt is situated in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The garden was begun by Richard Wingfield in the 1740s and stretches out over 47 acres. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. read more about Powerscourt GardensGarden Review
“These gardens are world renound and justifiably so. There are a number of individual gardens surrounding the central fountain (breath taking) and each has its own charm. There was a Japanese Garden, a fern grotto, ponds with brilliant water lilies, a formal garden, and then the Rose Garden. I would imagine this area to be at least 300 years old and the roses are just beautiful, brightly colored and wonderfully fragrant. I'm not much of a garden person, but this was really worth seeing.” Peter from Missouri in the U.S., Tripadvisor®
- Pickup and return to Dublin port
- Approved Failte Ireland tour guide services
- Private small tour group approx. 8 hours
- Dublin City tour (allow approx. 1 hour)
- Visit to U2 recording studio at windmill lane
- Visit to Powerscourt House and Gardens (allow approx. 3 hours)
- All tolls / parking fees / taxes associated with this shore excursion
Additional information (timings)
If you are intending to visit the following attractions please allow approx.
- Trinity College Book of Kells (2 hours) please note there can be long delays with cruise ships visiting Dublin at this attraction (tickets cannot be pre-booked)
- Guinness Store house (2 hours)
Whats not included
- Entrance fees into any attractions you choose to visit
- Lunch / refreshments (you will have time to get lunch)
IMPORTANT - When making a reservation, select either Dublin based
hotel default pickup location or the Dublin port default pickup location
for cruise ship passengers.
Once the booking has been approved we will contact you via e mail or phone to arrange to collect you directly from your hotel.