Dublin celebrated its 1000th birthday in 1988 and was designated European City of Culture in 1991
Just half an hour from the city centre there are mountain walks, stately homes and gardens, beautiful sandy beaches and fishing villages. If you are looking to enjoy a good pint of Guinness in Dublin call to the Palace Bar in Dublin and you never know who you might meet in there !
Take the Dublin City Hop-on Hop-off Coastal & Ghostbus Tours which takes roughly 1 hour 30 minutes taking in some of Dublin’s great Visitor Attractions such as Dublin Castle, Christ Church, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Guiness Storehouse, Trinity College, Dublin Zoo, Temple Bar and lots more. Also an option is a Dublin Coastal Tour enroute from Dublin City, Blackrock, Dun Laoghaire, Bray, Powerscourt Gardens, Stillorgan and back to Dublin City.
Look out for Dublin Bus “Freedom of Dublin City” ticket which covers 2-3 days of transport around Dublin’s City Centre, Dublin Airport and Dublin Train Stations, check with Dublin Bus for more details.
Dublins Airlink Express Bus is a great transport option for visitors as it connects Dublin Airport, Dublin City Centre and Dublins Connolly &Heuston Railway Stations, it serves the following: The O2 Dublin, The Convention Centre, O’Connell St, Dublins Temple Bar, Christchurch, Connolly & Heuston Rail Stations, Dublin’s Central Bus Station and the Luas Red Line.
If you want to explore Dublin from the Water why not take a Liffey River Cruise a 45 minute cruise on the River Liffey taking in some of Dublin’s Georgian architecture en route and famous sight.
Tips for your visit to Dublin
Dublin Pass card allows Free Entry to some of Dublin's famous Visitor Attractions, Museums and Historical Sites plus an Airport Transfer. The card can be posted to you ahead of your visit to Dublin or purchased in Dublin Airport or colleced in Dublin on Suffolk Street. So plan your visit now.
The Freedom Pass Card in Dublin allows you the freedom to travel around Dublin City within 72 hours of unlimited access. It gives access to the public bus service in Dublin, the green Hop On Hop Off open top City Tour Bus, the Airlink Express to Dublin Airport or back. There are some other useful things such as FREE map, Two for one restaurant deals and much more.
The Leap Visitor Card is a very handy card to avail of when using the transport system in Dublin it is a pre-paid card allowing for unlimited travel for 3 days(72 hours) and it will cover the Luas/Tram System, Dublin Bus(excluding tours), the DART and the Airlink 747 airport bus route.
Aircoach is a great value comfortable coach service which covers a number of useful routes, ie out and back to Dublin City and Dublin Airport at very regular intervals throughout the day, Dublin Cork and Belfast routes.
Airlink is a bus service run by Dublin Bus which connects to Dublin Airport from a number of different areas ie The O2 Dublin, Convention Centre Dublin, Financial Services Centre, Dublins Central Bus Station, Connolly Train Station & Heuston Rail Station, Christchurch and Trinity College. Some useful routes if planning a visit to Dublin City Centre.
Dublin Bus Tour Hop On Hop Off always a great way to see a new city or to revist an old one. This tour, with discount if booked online, takes in two routes and your ticket will cover either of the two routes and you get a day free when you book and kids go free! One route is 90 minutes in duration and takes in 23 stops, it allows the visitor the opportunity to take in some of Dublins City famous visitor attractions and cut down on time by taking the transport route. The tour offer live commentary or pre-recorded multi-lingual tours. The second route takes 35 minutes with 8 stops.
Dublin Bay Cruises why not enjoy Dublin from the water, take in the wonderful views en-route. The water cruises around Dublin takes in Dublin City to the lovely Dun Laoghaire, Dublin City to Howth, Round tip to Howth, Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey Island and return trips.
Dublin Bikes in Dublin City Centre is where you can pay for a Coca-Cola Zero Bike from your preferred pick up point and return to the point of your choosing once there is a space available, payment after 30 minutes to be paid for on your credit card. Its as easy as that, and the first 30 minutes are free!