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ABOUT DUBLIN

From the Celts to the Vikings, invaders have tried to tame this wild island. It is a place of legends, traditions, and folklore. Although it is the capital, Dublin retains a village-like atmosphere to this day. Visitors will enjoy a heady blend of arts and heritage!

Ready to dive into this huge melting pot? Start with our Free Tour of Dublin, which gives you an overview of the city’s history and main attractions.

 

ONE DAY IN DUBLIN

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Airport transfer

The easiest way into the city centre is with the Airlink 747 bus. It stops at several central places in the city and is only €6 one-way or €10 return.

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Public transportation

A 72-hour pass for the public transport system is only €19.50 and includes not only a return journey on the Airlink 747 bus but also unlimited travel on the Luas, DART and Dublin city centre buses.

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Tech & WiFi

Remember to pack or buy a standard three-point UK/Ireland power adaptor to keep your technology powered up! Free WiFi can be found around the city.

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Weather

Dublin's weather can be described as moist and interchangeable. Winds and driving rain are relatively normal in winter months. Waterproof jackets (or even better, onesies!), wellies and warm layers such as a fleece. Our advice would be to go in summer when it is more pleasant and you won’t get too wet drinking your Guinness outside.

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Tipping

There isn't a strong tipping culture in Dublin but if you have had particularly good service  you can leave anywhere between 10-15% of the bill when eating out in Dublin’s restaurants. Take care to check your bill as some places add on a service charge (usually 12.5%), especially if you're in a large group.

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Safety

Dublin is generally considered a safe city but like most other European capitals, be sure to look after your belongings.

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Currency

No Euros in your wallet? No problem. Dublin airports have currency exchange shops, as well as ATMs.

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Emergency number

112 or 999

THINGS TO DO IN DUBLIN

We offer an array of different walking tours and activities in Dublin; from the original free walking tour to a day tour to Howth or our famous Pub Crawl – all led by expert, local guides. If you are looking for a fun, informative and unique way to discover Dublin and all its secrets, you can join us on any of the tours below.

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