Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin

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Welcome to Dublin, a city that contrasts its rich Viking history with a very modern twist. With iconic landmarks like the Guinness Storehouse and the Book of Kells, to the very welcoming hospitality in its pubs and restaurants, you won’t be short of things to do. In this guide, you’ll find out the Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin. From tastings and cathedrals to a walking tour and cruises, there’s really something for everyone. As you put together your itinerary, plan to leave a little bit of your heart behind in Dublin.

There’s more than one way to visit Ireland’s capital city. Combine your pre-booked tickets and tours with free activities. This guide covers activities you can/must pay to enjoy, great free Dublin activities and airport transfers and special tickets.

Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin

#01

Guinness Storehouse Entry Ticket

1-2 hours

Self-guided Brewery Tour

Free pint (or soft drink) & great views in the Gravity Bar

Tickets from €30 pp

Buy this tour
#02

Jameson Whiskey Distillery Tour with Tastings

45 mins

Distillery Tour

Tastings included

Tickets from €33 pp

Buy this tour
#03

dublin GENERATION PUB CRAWL

5 hours

Guided Pub Crawl

Some free drinks, skip the line entry, VIP Entry to Copperface Jacks

Tickets from €14 pp

Buy this tour
#04

St Patrick’s Cathedral: Self-Guided Admission

1 hour

Self-guided tour, where Jonathan Swift was Dean

Audio guide included

Tickets from €10 pp

Buy this tour
#05

DUBLIN Highlights & Hidden Gems Walking Tour

2 hours

Accredited guide

See Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College

Tickets from €23 pp

Buy this tour
#06

River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

45 mins

Popular boat trip

Live tour guide & wheelchair accessible

Tickets from €19.50 pp

Buy this tour
#07

Fast-Track Book of Kells Ticket & Dublin Castle Tour

2.5 hours

Guided tour inc Book of Kells & Dublin Castle

See Trinity College, Molly Malone Statue

Tickets from €72 pp

Buy this tour
#08

Sterling Silver Ring Forging Workshop

2 hours

Small group (max 6)

Create your own sterling silver ring

Tickets from €85 pp

Buy this tour
#09

Music and Dance Show at The Irish House Party

1.5 hours

Irish dance & music

See world-champion dancers. Optional meal in advance

Tickets from €28 pp

Buy this tour
#10

Howth Cliffs & Ireland’s Eye Coastal Combo Cruise

55 mins

Accredited guide

See Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College

Tickets from €27.50 pp

Buy this tour

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Extras: Dublin Airport Transfer, Bus Tours & City Pass

#01

One-Way Bus Transfer from/to Dublin Airport

45 mins

Comfortable bus transfer

Free wifi & charging

Tickets from €9.33 pp

Buy this tour
#02

Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Valid 1-2 days

Multiple stops around Dublin

Phoenix Park included

Tickets from €30 pp

Buy this tour
#03

Dublin: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

1-5 day passes

Free entry to 40+ Dublin attractions

Advanced reservations still required

Tickets from €74 pp

Buy this tour

Top 3 Free Things to Do in Dublin

#01

ST STEPHEN’S GREEN

Open year round

Scenic central city park

Enjoy flowers, water features and shaded walkways

Free

#02

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND

Su-Mo: 1-5pm, Tu-Sa: 10-5pm

Archaeology museum is great

Permanent & temporary exhibitions

Free

#03

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

Mo-Sa: 9.45-5.30pm, late Wed to 8, Sun 12-5.30pm

Highly-rated library

Excellent featured exhibitions

Free

I hope you’ve enjoyed this exploration of some of the top things to do in Dublin. Did I miss something out that you highly rated? Let me know in the comments section.

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