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Full-day Private Dublin City Highlights Tour provided by Touristy

Full-day Private Dublin City Highlights Tour

Full-day Private Dublin City Highlights Tour
4.5
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation anywhere in Dublin, at your chosen start time. An early start is recommended to get the most out of your day, however you can start your tour as late as 1pm in the afternoon during the summer time and 10am during the winter. It gets dark around 5pm throughout December and January and the darkness may spoil some of the beautiful scenery. You will get to visit and experience many of Dublin city's most popular sights. Expect to see the Jeanie Johnson, Trinity College (Book of Kells), St Patricks Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, Guinness store House, Malahide Castle, Portmarnock, Howth Village and the Summit and the Phoenix Park. This tour allows you to explore the whole of Dublin in one day. It is a great way to discover where you would like to explore more during your stay in Ireland.  This private tour can be as flexible as you like with regard to where you want to stop and take your time and which stops you would prefer to just browse on past. If you've found a new sight you'd love to explore just let your guide know and they'll work their way through the city to accommodate the extra stop and include it within the tour time frame. Your driver will provide entertaining stories about growing up in Ireland including old and ancient tales about old Ireland. They will also offer great advice on where to stop off and have lunch. All vehicles less than one year old with a lot of leg space for your comfort. Most of our vehicles are now fitted with Wi-Fi for you to use at no extra charge. This trip will provide a very private and comfortable experience for up to four people (including baggage). Tour will end after approximately 8 hours. Some of our guides are taxi drivers. We use taxis because this enables the use of the bus lanes helping to fit in more sights and destinations and avoid being stuck in traffic throughout the day. We also use taxi guides because of their deep knowledge of the city and their entertaining story telling abilities.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46445P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Round-trip private transfer from anywhere in Dublin • Transport by private vehicle/car • Private tour • Driver/guide • Free Wi-Fi
Exclusions
Entrance fees (to those that charge) • Can collect directly from Dublin Airport for additional fee • Lunch • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please add your place of pick up if available. Unknown may be entered at time of booking and we will follow up at a later date before tour date.
Airports:
Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
Ports:
Dublin Port, East Wall.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Round-trip private transfer from anywhere in Dublin • Transport by private vehicle/car • Private tour • Driver/guide • Free Wi-Fi
Exclusions
Entrance fees (to those that charge) • Can collect directly from Dublin Airport for additional fee • Lunch • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please add your place of pick up if available. Unknown may be entered at time of booking and we will follow up at a later date before tour date.
Airports:
Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
Ports:
Dublin Port, East Wall.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
A maximum of 4 people per booking per vehicle
A request is required in order to book for more than 4 passengers
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
All vehicles are a saloon vehicle and licensed to carry 4 passengers. As this requires 3 persons to sit in the back seats it may get a little cramped should everyone be tall. To request a minivan please add this to your notes.
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

4.5
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Gina M
Merritt Island, FL15 contributions
terrible communication
Jun 2019
I wish I had not booked this through Tripadvisor. The communication was terrible. I had many questions about the tour but was told very little until the last minute, and ended up only going on half of the tour because of what I discovered what it was about. The tour guide we ended up with was great, but I wish I had been told ahead of time what to expect and I would have booked it and planned it a lot differently had I been aware. Next time I will try to go directly through the tour company to book it.
Written February 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
bradley_touristy
Hello Travel_Beach_Teach, We are so sorry to hear about your experience with Touristy when booking via an external platform. We really pride ourselves on our service - whilst booking, touring and after the experience - so we'd really love to connect with you and discuss what happened in more detail as it's not very clear to us which booking is yours. Our Viator plastform shows that your tour was in June 2019 and we've only received your review today, February 2020, so we'd love to understand if we have missed something. Would you like to email us privately and we can discuss what happened. So that you know, our tours are all based around the individual needs of our guests (So every private tour is different) and our guides ensure on the day that they come up with a plan that best suits those needs. Any of our tour packages hosted on the Viator platform should have this explained clearly. The tours on Viator are worded as "example" tours of what you might expect and we do make note of important pre-bookings where we know you will need to prebook in advance. Regarding our communication, as a policy we aim to write back to our guests within 24 hours of their queries, especially once a booking has been made via the Tripadvisor or Viator platform. We have however been told that at times that our guests might have not received a response from us although we can clearly see the responses on our Viator dashboard. If this is an issue on the Viator platform we would love to have it resolved with Viator themselves. Viator is a huge platform and we strive to manage our end as best we can. We would prefer if our guests would book via our own website to ensure they can ring us or email us directly to discuss their upcoming trip. As you did mention; your tour guide on the day was very good and a one-star review on this platform can really hurt our ratings on Tripadvisor. In the tourism industry, we have a saying "you are only as good as your last review" and with that in mind, we would really love to the opportunity to try and improve guests' overall experience by rectifying our tour notes, or addressing the issue with our partners if it was a communication failure on their end. We hope to hear from you soon. Many kind regards, Bradley
Written February 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fay w
3 contributions
Hooray for Alan and Touristy!
Sep 2019
What's so wonderful about Alan is that he finds the right balance between his vast knowledge as a tour guide and our preferences as guests. We felt very taken care of all weekend. We also hired Alan for additional private transport and he looked after us as if we were family. Endless gratitude!
Written September 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debbie S
Greenock, UK1 contribution
Great tour with Alan!
Sep 2019
Alan was very knowledgeable and we appreciated the options he gave us as we had a limited amount of time. He loves his country and shared so many interesting facts about the history. We would highly recommend this tour company and will book with them again when we return!
Written September 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
bradley_touristy
Hello, Thanks a million for your kind review. I'm delighted you had an amazing time with Alan. We are very aware he goes above and beyond for our guests and really just enjoys being a lovely host for Ireland. His ability to offer many options on the same tour is a testament to his knowledge driving around Ireland for the majority of his life. We really look forward to seeing you again some time. Slán go fóill, Bradley
Written February 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathleen F
1 contribution
Dublin Tour Highlights
Sep 2019
Our guide, Alan, was very attentive to our needs as a group. He was well informed of the lovely city of Dublin and we were able to see many of its attractions. We were able to get early entrance to the popular visits. He was always able to inform us of the significant historic events in Dublin. He was very accommodating to our personal needs which was deeply appreciated.
Written September 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
bradley_touristy
Hello Kathleen, Thanks a million for your kind review. I'm delighted you had fun with Alan. We are very aware he goes above and beyond for our guests and really just enjoys being a lovely host for Ireland. Safe travels home. We look forward to seeing you again. Slán go fóill, Bradley
Written September 24, 2019
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BECKY C
COLUMBUS4 contributions
Private Dublin highlights tour
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had a fabulous tour. Very flexible. Our tour guide Dave was fantastic. I would highly recommend asking to have him be your guide should you choose this tour. He took us to all the highlights in the city and then to the coast for a lunch with the local restaurant. We visited castles. He picked us up promptly from our ship and at the end of the tour returned us to our hotel. I can’t say enough positive things about Dave. We thoroughly enjoyed in tour
Written July 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Becky, Thank you for your kind 5-star review, I know Dave had fun with you guys. Hopefully, we will see you in Ireland again soon.
Written July 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kenneth H
St. George, UT233 contributions
Great private tour
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I were picked up on time at the Dublin port and given an excellent tour of Dublin with a friendly, informative guide/driver. He took us to all the sights we were interested in seeing and then picked an excellent restaurant for us to smaple the local seafood. Highly recommend.
Written May 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Kenneth, Thank you so much for your amazing 5-star review. We are so happy you enjoyed what Dublin has to offer, our guides are very passionate about the history of the city. We are thrilled you enjoyed your local seafood, we are biased but think its hard to get better. We hope to see you again. Slán go fóill, Touristy Team
Written June 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eaglexkr
Minneapolis, MN9 contributions
Alan is a wonderful guide!
Mar 2019 • Couples
We had never been to Dublin before, so when Alan asked what we wanted to do, we told him it was his choice. I'm so glad we did that! Alan knows so much and truly loves this city. He got us into a couple of very interesting tours, and he knew so much of the background. After we saw quite a lot of the city, he took us up the coast so we could see some castles and we had the most delightful lunch in an Irish fishing village. Alan went out of his way to make sure we had a great day. We will keep his card and ask for him when we come again to Ireland, which will no doubt do.
Written March 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Eaglexkr, Thank you so much for the 5-star review. Alan is our lead tour guide and his passion and love for the city comes across always, im so happy you enjoyed the day he planned out for you. We will be sure to make him your guide if when you return to Ireland. Kind regards, The Touristy Team.
Written June 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Melissa B
2 contributions
Great private tour
I’m not sure how many great things I can say about Touristy!!!! Our driver, Alan, took great care of us and showed us many sites. When he arrived at our hotel to begin the day, we had a short consultation so he could gauge what “must do” items we had. He then designed the day around what we discussed and made sure he took us to as many things as possible. Our elderly mother was treated with extreme care as she is not as mobile as my sister and I am. He made sure she was included and took us to walker friendly locations while still catering to us and offering to stay and keep mother company if we wanted to do something she wouldn’t be able to get around for. I can only recommend Alan and Touristy with the highest grade.....it is a great private tour and I suggest anyone traveling to Dublin to give it a try!!!
Written November 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi melissabN7886OO Thank you so much for this glowing review. We really appreciate it. We hope to see you in Ireland again. Kind regards, Touristy Team.
Written June 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sprdave32
10 contributions
A perfect way to experience Dublin and surounds on a limited schedule
Sep 2018 • Couples
First of all - ask for Alan!
This was money well spent. Alan completely customised our day to our preferences and allowed us to see and experience %100 more of Dublin and the surrounding countryside than we would have been able to on our own. The cars are clean and new and Alan is a veritable book of Irish history. We will most certainly be back and make use of their services again in the future.
Written September 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Sprdave32, Thank you for the generous review. We are so happy to hear you had a good experience with Touristy Ireland. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Touristy Team.
Written June 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kristen h
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Great custom tour of Dublin and nearby coast!
Jul 2018 • Family
We loved this tour because it was totally customizable! We made suggestions as to where we thought we wanted to go and Alan made it happen, along with his advice and suggestions. We really wanted to see the coast of Ireland so he took us south and saw some beautiful countryside that wasn't too far of a drive. The only thing we'd recommend is that you speak up if there is something you want (or don't) want to do, to be sure he does it. And be sure to get your questions answered, Alan is a wealth of information about Ireland and its history, myths and legends, but he will share it ALL with you if you don't guide him with your interests! Great day!!
Written July 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Best tour guide from our entire trip
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Great tour - highly recommend
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Great day
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Beautiful weekend!
The great reviews are correct! Spending the weekend with Alan was a true delight (we also did the Dublin city tour
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Amazing day with Alan...
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A Very Enjoyable Tour...
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Great day with Alan
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Time in the Country
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Corporate event- Private bus tour by the seaside!
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Wonderful Tour
Our guide Alan Bradley was wonderful! He arrived at our hotel on time and adjusted our tour due to the weather. He
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