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  • Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

    1. Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

    Hop off and explore the beauty of Nassau Street, then plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square, where you can stroll around the Georgian-style gardens, then grab a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland, The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse.

    Begin your journey on the Red Line at the first bus stop, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 25 stops, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun! You can hop on and off the bus at any designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish within your ticket validity. With buses passing through every 30 minutes, simply rejoin the tour when you’re ready.

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    Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

  • Dublin: The Dublin Pass with Entry to Over 35 Attractions

    2. Dublin: The Dublin Pass with Entry to Over 35 Attractions

    With the digital Dublin Pass, enjoy unlimited access to more than 35 sites attractions and sites including the Guinness Storehouse, Chester Beatty Library, Christchurch Cathedral, and many more. Explore all there is to do in Dublin at your own pace. Pay nothing at the gate; simply show your QR-coded pass on your phone and you're in. Your pass includes free entry to over 35 attractions, including: Airfield Estate Aquazone @ the National Aquatic Centre Castletown House and Parklands Christ Church Cathedral Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre Dublin City Hall Dublinia Dublin Zoo Glasnevin Museum Guinness Storehouse James Joyce Centre Jeanie Johnston Tallship and Famine Museum Little Museum of Dublin Malahide Castle & Gardens National Wax Museum PLUS Old Jameson Distillery Rainforest Adventure Golf Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Skerries Mills Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum Farmleigh House &...

    Dublin was shutting down due to the Covid-19 virus. But we did make it on to StPatricks and Christ Church Cathedrals. The bus tour was quite interesting. Just bad timing on our part.

  • Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

    3. Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

    Go to Dublin’s National Wax Museum Plus to experience a museum unlike any other. Whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, male or female, star struck or star studded, the National Wax Museum is the ultimate entertainment experience. Wander the galleries to try out the exciting interactive attractions, including a salute to the legacy of Dublin’s literary heritage in the Writers Room, and the stages of Irish history in the Time Vaults.   Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, at 22-25 Westmoreland Street, the museum is housed over 3 floors and covers 13,000 square feet in a historic Lafayette landmark building. Designed to deliver the most thrilling interactive experience possible, attractions include an enchanting children's wax world, Ireland's only dedicated tribute to its top scientific inventors, a Father Ted room and all the exceptional lifelike waxwork ...

    The man at the desk was very helpful. My daughter age 11 was a bit frightened of the scary stuff, but her friend same age wasn't. It was a short visit for the money we paid but got lots of photos.

  • Dublin: Treasures of Ireland Museums Private Tour

    4. Dublin: Treasures of Ireland Museums Private Tour

    This amazing tour uses Ireland’s artistic and literary wealth to explain the historical moments, traditions, wars, movements, and eras that have sculpted Ireland through the centuries. You’ll explore only the highlights of the National Gallery, National Library and National Museum, with a break half-way through. This cultural tour is designed to provide the right mix of variety and depth so that you remain engaged throughout the 3-hours. This tour will show you some of Ireland's great artistic achievements like the symbolic paintings representing the Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Irish Civil War, insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats - Ireland’s Greatest Poet and the Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice, treasures that epitomise Ireland’s Golden Age (500-800AD). And the best part of the tour? It’s the evocative explanations of how these pieces of art fit into the jigsaw puzz...

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What people are saying about National Gallery of Ireland

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4.3 / 5

based on 844 reviews

The live narration was excellent, full of Irish humour. The buses were on time and very clean. Always use the Big-Bus on our City Breaks

I found the guides / drivers extremely knowledgable and friendly. Busses were on time, and clean. We truly enjoyed our trip.

Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

Great way to get around Dublin and find out more about the city.

Friendly helpful staff. Great banter and commentary.