Dublin Vacations

Dublin may be most famous for its Guinness and lively atmosphere, but there’s more than meets the eye in this busy, culture-packed city. Start with a visit to Trinity College, explore the famous Temple Bar neighborhood, then finish the day with a cold pint of beer in a local pub, getting to know the locals over some traditional Irish fare.


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Dublin tour highlights

Trinity College

From the Book of Kells to the Science Gallery, get inspired by exploring the many facets of Trinity College—and take advantage by enjoying a leisurely picnic on the university’s beautifully manicured grounds.

The Guinness Storehouse

It’s hardly a visit to Ireland without a sampling of the local whiskey, or better yet, the local Guinness. The views at the top of the Gravity Bar offer an unrivaled view of the surrounding city.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

One of the most impressive buildings in all of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the few remaining buildings from medieval Dublin. Built between 1220 and 1260, it’s the largest cathedral in Ireland.

Shopping on Grafton Street

From bookstores and boutiques to street performers and musicians, Grafton Street is a lively home to some of the city’s best shops. Don't miss out on this stretch of shopping during your visit to Dublin.

Dublin tour highlights

Trinity College

From the Book of Kells to the Science Gallery, get inspired by exploring the many facets of Trinity College—and take advantage by enjoying a leisurely picnic on the university’s beautifully manicured grounds.

The Guinness Storehouse

It’s hardly a visit to Ireland without a sampling of the local whiskey, or better yet, the local Guinness. The views at the top of the Gravity Bar offer an unrivaled view of the surrounding city.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

One of the most impressive buildings in all of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the few remaining buildings from medieval Dublin. Built between 1220 and 1260, it’s the largest cathedral in Ireland.

Shopping on Grafton Street

From bookstores and boutiques to street performers and musicians, Grafton Street is a lively home to some of the city’s best shops. Don't miss out on this stretch of shopping during your visit to Dublin.

What to eat when you visit Dublin

Dublin might not be known for its culinary scene, but these favorites will change your mind about Irish food.

Brown bread

Served with every meal, brown bread has a mild flavor that tastes best when topped with a slice of salted butter.

Fish and chips

Often beer-battered and always delicious, this is standard fare in just about every pub and restaurant. All pubs serve food in Dublin, and the atmosphere is typically more laid-back than a restaurant.

Murphy’s ice cream

The original location opened in Dingle, but this beloved ice cream now has a few small shops in Dublin. Try one of their more interesting flavors, like Irish Brown Bread, Dingle Sea Salt or Kieran’s Cookies.

 
 
 

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