Two Centuries of Stout: Guinness Brewery Tour
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland
- St. James Gate Brewery: The birthplace of Guinness over 230 years ago, where the scent of barley and hops wafts from copper cauldrons on the brewery floor.
- Guinness Storehouse: Drink in everything you'd ever want to know about the world's most popular stout, from advertising to the brewer's art to how to pour.
- Gravity Bar: Relax in this famous glass-walled pub with a creamy, complimentary Guinness, and take in 360-degree views of Dublin.
About this Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) tour
When in Ireland you drink as the Irish do and nothing says Irish like a pint of Guinness, brewed right in the heart of Dublin for over 230 years. Your tour of the Guinness Storehouse, which houses a piece of the original St. James Gate Brewery, will reveal the history and secrets of the world's best known creamy stout. Best of all, you'll get a taste of "the black stuff" direct from its source.
You'll learn about the creator of the creamy, frothy brew – Arthur Guinness, who used an inheritance of 100 pounds to purchase St. James in 1759. You'll see the original 9,000-year lease agreement (45 pounds per year!), and learn how this once-infamous beer (a "social evil" in the view of authorities) turned itself into a household name enjoyed all over the globe.
It took only four decades for Guinness to become an Irish institution: In 1800, despite competition from at least 55 Dublin breweries, Guinness was served in over a third of the city's pubs. Today it's Ireland's most popular beer by far, and the brewery is the country's most-visited attraction. You can decide for yourself whether that's because of the beer's foamy head or it's rich taste.
Your tour culminates in the Gravity Bar, a circular, panoramic watering hole high over Dublin. Have the bartender draw you a pint, raise your glass to the joys of travel, and dip your lips into the creamy froth of the world's best-loved stout. If it's your first-ever sip, it'll strike you as bitter. A sip or two more and it's all sweet.
We hope there's a coaster
The world's most popular pint deserves the world's biggest pint glass, and the Storehouse has it – filling it would take 3.7 million pints of dark, velvet-smooth stout. On a slow night, that could get all of Dublin through Happy Hour.
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. There is a gift shop at the Guinness Storehouse.
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.
Glass of Guinness
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages but if you are under 18 years of age you won't be able to drink Guinness on this tour. 18 is the legal age to consume beer in Ireland.
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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