Perfect for your 2 days in Dublin
Welcome to Dublin!
We'll do two tours of Dublin, each 2-3hrs in duration and separated by a 2-hr break [see "where and when"]. So we'll cover nearly all of Dublin at a leisurely pace with time to spare between tours, perhaps for some shopping, and time after the tour, perhaps for more drinking! [see 'itinerary' for more info]
As your private tour guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. Please let me know of any special requests you have. It is also possible to use the two tours over two days.
1st tour: We'll explore one half of the city - sights, history, and culture
Leinster House (Irish Parliament)
Private guided tour of the National Museum (free entry). On Mondays, the National Museum of History and Archaeology is closed.
Stephen's Green is Dubliners' garden - central park
Coffee break - in order to spend less time waiting in line and more time sitting and enjoying your coffee, we might spread ourselves into 2-3 cafés.
Grafton St. And environs - shopping district - tips on Irish gifts (clothing, crafts, CDs)
Trinity College - a serene oasis right slap bang in the middle of Dublin.
This second tour will cover the rest of the main sites and will be lighter on the history.
Molly Malone Statue
Dublin Castle - the centre of British control in Ireland for seven centuries
All that talk of churches has you thirsty, see so it's time for a Pub break (choose between the pub or a. . . nevermind).
O'Connell St and GPO
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Kildare St (in front of the National Museum) [shuttle bus terminates on this street.]
PART A: Any 3-hour period
Break: 2 hours (or you decide)
PART B: Any 3-hour period
WHERE: Grattan Statue (on traffic island facing Trinity College, College Green)
End location: Somewhere central.
Duration: 6 hours
Tour is done by walking. Public transportation is also available.
My services as your personal tour guide
Guided tour of The National Museum (History & Archaeology)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 EUR - Coffee, tea, ice cream if we take a mid-tour break. All tour related expenses including admissions are included in the cost of the tour.
€2-4 for a coffee
€4.50-8 for light lunch
€10-17 for big pub dinner
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
Enough clothing for windy, chilly, rainy weather - it is Ireland afterall!
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
Guiding inside some attractions, e.g. Trinity Library, Dublinia, is restricted somewhat.
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Great guide and great tour. very informative. Did not rush Adjusted to our families interest