The best way to explore Dublin is on foot with a local guide who can show you the city through their eyes. Dublin has all the attractions of a modern city, combined with the beauty and heritage of the past. Even though the city is constantly evolving, there is no doubt that “the Celtic Tiger” – the nickname given to the roaring Irish economy – turned Dublin into a boomtown. Elegant shops, hotels, galleries, art-house cinemas, coffee houses and a stunning variety of restaurants have sprung up on almost every street in the capital. Roughly one third of the Irish Republic’s population of 4.9 million people live in Dublin and its suburbs.
Visit Trinity College which was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I to ‘civilise’ Dublin and is Ireland’s oldest and most famous college. Ireland’s largest collection of books and manuscripts is housed in the Trinity College Library. Its principle treasure is the 8th century hand-illuminated Book of Kells, generally considered the most striking manuscript ever produced in the Anglo-Saxon world and one of the greatest masterpieces of early Christian art.
The options are endless on this unique made-to-measure day tour. Why not pop into a whiskey distillery to learn about “uisce beatha”? Or perhaps a local pub to learn the art of making an Irish Coffee or pouring the perfect pint of Guinness?