Please choose from the selection of popular tours below, or ask the Concierge Team to suggest additional tours suited to your particular interests.
Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour
The best way to take in Dublin’s numerous tourist attractions is to board the Hop On, Hop Off bus tour which - by coincidence - passes The Merrion Hotel every 15 minutes and includes stops at Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College (The Book of Kells), The Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, The Jameson Distillery and Phoenix Park.
The Viking Splash
The Viking Splash Tour is a thrilling tour around the main sights of Dublin City - by land and water in a World War II amphibious vehicle. Viking guides deliver an informative, entertaining and engaging commentary, and the tour is suitable for children and adults, and equally popular with both.
Wild Wicklow Tours
‘Wild Wicklow Tours’ operates an informal yet highly informative tour of Co. Wicklow, located to the south of Dublin. The tour begins in the celebrity-filled suburbs of Dalkey and Killiney (home to Bono, The Edge and Enya), and progresses on to morning coffee at Avoca Handweavers and then to St Kevin’s Monastic Settlement at Glendalough, via the beautiful villages of Laragh and Roundwood.
After a pub lunch, the tour takes in the beautiful mountainous and lakeland scenery of The Sally Gap, the location for movies including Excalibur, Braveheart and PS I Love You, with a quick stop for a Jameson Whiskey tasting, before heading back to Dublin.
For anyone interested in history, a visit to Newgrange in the Boyne Valley, Co Meath, north of Dublin is highly recommended. This ancient site is 5000 years old and pre-dates the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt.
Newgrange is a Neolithic Ritual Centre and Passage Tomb, with architectural links to the pre-historic maritime peoples of Portugal, Spain and the Western Isles. Also featured on the tour is the charming village of Slane, The Battle of the Boyne Site and The Hill of Tara, which is the ancient royal seat of The Kings of Ireland.
Dublin City Bike Tours
A twice-daily tour of the city by bike, at 10 am and 2pm, starting from Isaac’s Hostel near Busaras (the central bus station). Participants are advised to arrive 30 minutes before the departure time for equipment checks and safety instruction. Personal insurance is recommended.
Another great way to see the city is to engage one of our knowledgeable Walking Tour Guides, who will tailor-make a tour according to your interests. The normal duration would be three hours. Please enquire with the Concierge Team.
Please also be advised all of the above tours can be taken in the comfort of a private limousine.