Dublin Sightseeing Drive
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland
- St. Patrick's Cathedral: This 12th-century cathedral is the largest in the country and serves as the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland.
- Dublin Castle: Originally built in the 13th century, the castle was the seat of British Rule in Ireland for over 700 years.
- Four Courts: See Ireland's main courts building, a prime example of Dublin's elegant Georgian architecture.
About this Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) tour
Dublin may not seem as glamorous as other European capitals, but Dubliners will tell you that pretty things are as easy to like as they are to forget. Which tells you as much about the people as the place.
As capital cities go, Dublin is quite small. But packed into its 44 square miles are countless castles and cathedrals, gilded government buildings, and classic Georgian-style homes. And this relaxed ride through town includes the best of the best.
You'll cross the iconic O'Connell Bridge over the river Liffey and gain an appreciation of the Georgian architecture at Four Courts and the Custom House, built during Dublin's most prosperous era. Hear wild tales from the Middle Ages, and about how Ireland's bravest men stirred an uprising that finally conquered the Viking settlements.
Marvel at the ornate Gothic architecture of Dublin's most famous landmark: St. Patrick's Cathedral, built near the well where Patrick himself baptized Irish heathens. Dating back to the 12th century, the Cathedral is the final resting place of one of Ireland's most beloved authors: Jonathan Swift, who penned the classic Gulliver's Travels. A fitting waypoint on your own travels in magical Dublin.
"Chance your arm"
The old Irish saying about taking risks to get what you want was born (or at least baptized) at St. Patrick's. In 1492, hostilities between the Butlers and Fitzgeralds drove the Butlers into the sanctuary of the cathedral. When Gerald Fitzgerald came to offer truce, James Butler was skeptical. Fitzgerald had a hole cut in the door so he could slink his arm through, risking loss of limb to prove good faith. Butler shook the outstretched hand, ending the feud and giving the English one of their many Irish expressions.
Please meet your guide in the dispatch area near the tender pontoon. Please look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
Please be aware that traffic in Dublin can be heavy, particularly at weekends. Please have your knees and shoulders covered when entering a place of worship.
This tour is wheelchair accessible, provided you have a foldable wheelchair and can get on and off the bus by yourself or with the aid of a companion.
Cultural, Scenic, Bus Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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