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*These tours are being offered for the convenience and entertainment of accompanying family members and friends. They can be purchased with your conference registration.
Dublin Hop on-Hop off Tour
Departs from: Stop 1, 14 Upper O'Connell St. or any of our 25 stops on route
First Tour: 09:30hrs (Every 8-20 minutes thereafter depending on season)
Duration: 90 minutes
Commentary: Live Guide commentary in English or Multilingual commentary in 8 languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, English & Gaelic!
Book of Kells & National Gallery Walking Tour
Departs from: National Gallery, Nassau Street, Dublin
Departure Time: 09:30hrs - available 17th & 18th of September
Duration: 3 hours
Your very special visit to Dublin's leading Museums will commence with:
National Gallery of Ireland Tour
A light, entertaining and interactive tour where you will gain a new insight into art and develop the skills to identify for yourself what you like and why! Better still, you will leave with the confidence and a framework of knowledge that sets you up to enjoy future art viewing in any gallery in the world. This tour is an introduction to the world of art.
We take a well deserved coffee break to sample some of the delicious pastries in the gallery café before going to Trinity College for your tour of the Book of Kells exhibition.
Book of Kells
No visit to Dublin would be complete without seeing this world renown book containing the four Gospels of the New Testament in Latin expertly illustrated. The Book of Kells is famous for its lavish and beautiful decoration. You will enjoy a full and complete tour of the exhibition, including an explanation of the magical Ogham alphabet, leading to a better understanding as to why this book is so famous. We also look at the magnificent Long Room in
the Old Library and walk through Trinity College and discover some of the history of this fascinating college.
North Dublin Tour
Departs from: Stop 1, 14 Upper O'Connell Street
Departure time: 14:00hrs, 18th September
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Wander through the beautiful estate of Malahide Castle and absorb the fresh sea breeze at the vibrant fishing village of Howth where you’ll see the seals!
Your visit to Malahide will include a live-guided tour* of the castle with time to wander around the craft shops and castle grounds, which span some 250 acres. Continue with a scenic coastal drive along Dublin’s spectacular northern shores to the fishing village of Howth. Take time to feed the seals or wander through the picturesque village with its charming restaurants and beautiful marina.
Departs from: Stop 1, 14 Upper O'Connell St. (outside Dublin Tourism)
Departure time: 09:45hrs, 16th September
Duration: 7hrs 15min
Beautiful countryside, local villages and people, and a wealth of history and folklore!
Departing daily this tour will take the scenic route out of Dublin taking a coffee break on the edge of the spectacular Blessington Lakes at Avon Rí Resort. The tour offers plenty of photos stops en route, including the striking wilderness at the Wicklow Gap.
The highlight of the tour is Glendalough "glen of the two lakes”, a truly spellbinding place and home to an impressive 10thcentury Round Tower. Enjoy a guided tour or a leisurely walk to the breathtaking lakes hidden in the valley. The tour continues to the pretty village of Avoca, with time to enjoy a personalised tour at the Avoca Handweavers and its craft shop, reputed to be the oldest weaving mill in Ireland.
Other Tours & Activities
If you decide to travel outside Dublin during your stay in Ireland, you will find information on accommodation, what to see and do, festivals and events, and sites of historical and cultural importance throughout the country.
We are delighted to be able to offer ISPCAN delegates a 20% discount on the 2, 3, or 6 day Dublin Pass. This offers you free entry to over 30 of Dublin's top visitor attractions and access to over 25 special offers and discounts in shops, restaurants, leisure pursuits, tours and much more!
For more information and to purchase the discounted pass, please click here.
Enter the code KEYNOTE at the checkout to obtain your discount.
With new attractions (The National Aquatic Centre and Skerries Mills), as well as fantastic new special offers, there has never been a better way to experience Dublin!
Not only does The Dublin Pass offer great value and convenience, it also allows you to be a VIP and skip the queues at Dublin's major attractions.
Historical Walking Tours
Booking: Telephone +353 1 670 5602 or visit www.dublinpubcrawl.com
Viking Splash Tour
Visitors to the museum can also experience Croke Park Stadium, one of the most historic and modern sporting arenas anywhere in the world. The stadium tour goes behind the scenes at this 82,300 capacity stadium, including dressing rooms, player's tunnel, pitch-side, corporate suites, VIP section and state-of-the-art media centre. Student discounts apply. Included in The Dublin Pass. Booking:www.crokepark.ie
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