Dublin Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Dublin
As a city break destination the Irish capital is second-to-none thanks to the sheer number of intriguing attractions both ancient and new, from the magnificent, imposing Dublin Castle to the incredibly fun Dublin Zoo.
The birthplace of James Joyce and Guinness, the city has been producing magic for centuries. Whether you enjoy learning about a place’s history and culture or are keener on slurping down a pint of Guinness in a traditional Irish pub, a Dublin break won’t disappoint.
Dublin holidays mean packing a lot in as the city is so full of different things to see and do, but with Newmarket Tours you’ll be sure to see the highlights. Even on a short Dublin weekend break you can be enchanted by the live music that drifts out from the pubs of Temple Bar, wander the charming grounds of Trinity College, or get into the swing of things by watching Gaelic games at the legendary Croke Park.
If you’re more of a nature lover than a city fan, a holiday in Dublin still has lots to offer. There are plenty of great hikes and trails just outside the city, and as Ireland is relatively small it’s only a day trip to Giants Causeway or the Cliffs of Moher. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even do a Dublin tour by kayak on the Liffey. No matter what you’re looking for in a city break, Dublin holidays have it all.
Things to do in Dublin
Dublin Zoo is one of the best of its kind in Europe. It’s easy to spend a day here and still not see everything the attraction has to offer, but that’s part of what makes it such a great day out for people of all ages.
With so much to see and do crammed into such a small space, a Dublin bus tour with a tour guide is a great way to learn about the city and its landmarks, all without having to move from your seat.
There are few more traditional experiences than being in Croke Park during a Gaelic Football game. The spiritual home of Irish sport, the atmosphere here is always top notch. Even if there’s nothing on while you’re visiting, a stadium tour is well worth it.
Things to see in Dublin
Food and drink in Dublin
No Dublin holiday is complete without a tour of the Guinness Storehouse.
Here you can learn about the history and production methods behind one of Ireland’s most loved exports, as well as getting a taste of the dark nectar as it was supposed to be sipped.
Stroll down Temple Bar, a street rammed with pubs you can try local brews in, as well as some traditional Irish food. If you’re lucky, there’ll even be some folk music to really set the scene.
Traditional Irish dishes that are popular in Dublin include Irish stew (usually made with beef or lamb), boiled bacon and cabbage, boxty (potato pancakes), and colcannon (mashed potato with kale or cabbage and butter). Soda bread and smoked salmon are also popular.
First trip to Dublin? Here are a few questions you might have.
- Time Zone
- Avg. Flight Time
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- Visa Required
- Not required
Is Dublin an expensive city to visit?
As a country, Ireland has a just reputation as being one of Europe’s most expensive: according to a 2019 study, was the fourth-most expensive country in the European Union. That being said, it is still possible to visit Ireland, particularly larger cities like Dublin, on a tighter budget by booking an escorted tour with included meals and accommodation.
When’s the best time to visit Dublin?
The best time to visit Dublin is between March and May, when it’s not as crowded as it is in peak summer. September to November is also a good time to visit, before the cold of winter, but with fewer crowds.
Where is the best place to drink Guinness in Dublin?
According to a 2020 scientific study, Guinness tastes better in Ireland than anywhere else on earth. Of all the places in Ireland, the Temple Bar in Dublin has earned a reputation as being the best place in the country for a pint of Guinness, known locally as ‘the black stuff’.