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DUBLIN DESTINATION GUIDE

The best things to do in Dublin

Travel inspiration for your Dublin vacation

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Welcome to Dublin! As your Celtic Experts, we’re here to introduce you to the vibrant local restaurants, top sights and best places to stay on your vacation to Ireland. From perfectly-planned guided tours to custom travel packages, we can’t wait to share the traditional experiences of our homelands with you.

Explore the best places to eat, see and stay in Dublin

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Local Food Tours
  • Irish Whiskey
  • Trinity College
  • Dublin Castle
  • The Book of Kells
  • Ireland's Doorsways
  • Jameson Distillery

Top places to eat and drink in Dublin

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From hidden gems to iconic sights, these are the best places to start your very own Celtic story in Ireland. No matter where you decide to go, you’ll get authentic experiences hand-picked just for you.

Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Ireland

Guinness Storehouse

Around the world, Ireland is known for its famous dry stout and no trip to Dublin would be complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Discover the age-old secrets of this timeless brew as you explore the exhibits of a seven-story interactive museum and finish with ‘The Perfect Pint’ and panoramic views at the breathtaking Gravity Bar.

Food Tour in Dublin Ireland

Dublin Food Tour

On any of our travel styles you can spend a cozy afternoon sampling the best of Dublin’s culinary scene. This delicious food tour takes you to local shops and restaurants; giving you the opportunity to taste authentic dishes like Shepherd’s Pie and creamy local ice cream. As you eat, stroll, and gab, you’ll learn all about the history behind every flavor.

Jameson in Dublin Ireland

Jameson Distillery

Dublin is the birthplace of whiskey and for over 200 years, the Jameson legacy has carried on the traditions of crafting the world’s most famous Irish libation. Go far beyond the scenes of the Distillery’s secrets and enjoy a few tasting courses along the way… because there’s no better place to enjoy a sip than when you’re right where the magic really happens.

What sights to see in Dublin

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Howth Hike in Dublin Ireland

Howth Hike

Get active on a beautiful coastal walk with one of our local specialists who will take you off the beaten track to discover hidden routes and nooks across Howth’s cliff paths. A must-do on any independent travel style of your choice.

Trinity College Library in Dublin Ireland

Trinity College and the Book of Kells

In Dublin's city center, explore Ireland's greatest cultural treasure, a spectacular library that is home to more than 200,000 books, including the legendary Book of Kells. This 9th-century masterpiece documents the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ - a definite must-see for all travelers.

EPIC Museum in Dublin Ireland

EPIC Ireland Genealogy Museum

A history of famine and strife saw upwards of 9 million people leave Ireland to form communities around the world. EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, brings these stories to life. With 20 interactive galleries, EPIC will give you access to valuable records on genealogy and shed light on tales of triumph and adventure.

Malahide Castle in Dublin Ireland

Malahide Castle and Gardens

Malahide Castle and its 800-year history is set across 250 acres of stunning parkland; making it a treat for history buffs and botanical fans alike. Bask in the gardens with over 5,000 species of plants, take a tour of the grounds with a local guide, or opt for a leisurely stroll through this living piece of history.

Best places to stay in Dublin

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Hotel Merrion in Dublin Ireland

The Merrion

Immerse yourself in the pure elegance of Georgian Dublin. The Merrion hotel is made up of four impeccably restored townhouses. The hotel has an amazing private art collection and is perfectly located opposite Government buildings for all Ireland vacation packages.

Hotel Davenport in Dublin Ireland

The Davenport

Just around the corner from the Brendan Vacations' office and down the street from the life-size Oscar Wilde statue, the O’Callaghan Davenport is a great base to explore Dublin. This iconic hotel offers the perfect blend of an old-meets-new Irish charm.

Sandymount Hotel in Dublin Ireland

Sandymount Hotel

The Loughran family has been running this hotel since 1955. With a great atmosphere and the Dart Rail only a five minute walk away, it’s location will give you access to the city’s top attractions. Congratulations to the team at Sandymount Hotel on winning ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel’ for a third year running.

Top trips that visit Dublin

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Brendan Vacations does not sell guided trips to Canadian residents but you can book guided trips through our sister company Trafalgar.com.

Colorful Doors in Dublin Ireland

Meet Catherine Reilly

As the head of our Brendan team, Catherine has been making friends with the Celtic community for over 35 years so she's learned a thing or two about where to go and what to do in Ireland and Scotland. Check out her own personally hand-crafted collection of all the can't-miss experiences you can have too.

Colorful Doors in Dublin Ireland

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