OPTIONAL TOURS (During the Congress)
Dublin City Tour (Hop On, Hop Off)
This fully guided tour gives you an overall flavour of our historic and ancient city. The tour departs every 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day. Stops along the way allow you to visit Trinity College Dublin, Kilmainham Gaol, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.
Tour duration is approximately 90 minutes and costs €15. The tour departs every 10 minutes.
Newgrange (Half Day Tour)
In the heart of the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, Newgrange is one of the finest examples of a prehistoric passage tomb. You will visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, which will interpret the archaeological heritage of the Boyne Valley, including the megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth.
This tours runs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It departs at 10:00 and returns at 15:30. The tour costs €32.
The Wicklow Tour (Full Day Tour)
Sit back, relax and let us take you through some of the loveliest countryside in Ireland. This tour takes you to the pretty village of Avoca, with a stop at the famous Avoca Handweavers. There you can enjoy a stroll around the village, dropping into Fitzgerald's pub or visiting the famous Handweavers craft shop. The tour trail continues on to the stunning 6th century monastic settlement in Glendalough. Our guide will take you around the site, which boasts a 10th century conical roofed Round Tower as well as St. Kevin's Kitchen and Cross. Lunch is not included in the price of the tour, although a lunch venue will be available on the day.
This tour runs every day and costs €30. The tour departs at 10:00 and returns at 17:00.
The Dublin Bay and Castle Tour
After a brief introduction to Dublin City, you will visit the pretty coastal village of Malahide and the 14th century Malahide Castle, where you will enjoy a guided tour and have time to wander in the craft shops and gardens. The tour then meanders through the pretty fishing village of Howth, towards Howth Summit where there will be a 10 minute stop to enjoy the breathtaking views of Dublin Bay. The tour then continues back into Dublin via the northern coastline.
This tour departs every day and costs €22. The tour departs at 14:30 and returns at 17:30.
Note: All tours depart from the Tourist Office on Suffolk Street - please make your own way. You must present yourself at the Irish City Tours & Greyline desk (Desk 1) inside the tourist office, 15 minutes before departure.