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Pat Liddys Walking Tours of Dublin
Daily Walk Schedule
Daily scheduled walks will operate from 01 May - 31 October 2007 from outside the Tourist Information Office, Suffolk St.
Tuesday - Thursday: Tours leave at 10.30am. Fri - Mon: Tours leave 10.30am and 2.30pm. Group bookings operate all year (see Group Tours).
Featured walks are:
Viking & Medieval Dublin (Tuesday am, Thursdays am, Saturdays pm & Sundays am)
Castle & Cathedral (Mondays pm, Saturdays am, Sundays pm)
The Historic Northside (Wednesdays am, Fridays am)
Georgian & Victorian Splendours (Mondays am, Fridays pm)
The Dublin Experience (Thursdays pm)
(Internal visits to Dublin Castle and the cathedrals or museums may be individually undertaken when the tour ends)
Tours cost €12, €10 concessions.
For more information visit: www.walkingtours.ie
Literary Pub Crawl
A guided tour by two actors who perform extracts from Dublin's best known writers while visiting four literary pubs, followed by a quiz with prizes. Tours assemble at the Duke Pub, 9 Duke St. 2hrs, 15 mins. Apr. – Nov Mon-Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun at noon and 7:30p.m.; Dec. – March Thurs., Fri. and Sat. at7:30 p.m. and Sun. at noon and 7:30 p.m. For tickets, book in advance at the Dublin Tourism Office. For info, contact Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, 37 Exchequer St., Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-670-5602. For more information visit: www.dublinpubcrawl.com
Walk in the footsteps of Dublin's historical personalities and major events, led by history graduates from Trinity College. Tours assemble at the Trinity College front gate. 2 hrs. April-Sept. daily at 11 a.m., noon, 3 p.m.; Oct.-March on Fri.-Sun at noon. For tickets, pay on the day. For info, contact Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, 64 Mary St., Dublin 1.
Tel. 01-878-0227. For more information visit: www.historicalinsights.ie
The Ghost Walk Macabre
This walking tour is designed for fans of "horror, the supernatural and the bizarre" including Bram Stoker's "Dracula," Oscar Wilde's "Dublin Murders," and the famous Hellfire Club. Tour guides are members of the Trapeze Theatre Company. Tour assembles at the main gates of St. Stephen's Green (opposite Grafton St.). 90 mins. Daily at 7:30pm (advance booking is essential). To book, call the Walk Macabre.
Tel: 01-677-1512 or 087-271-1346.
Bus & Boat Tours around Dublin
Dublin City Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour
The city's main transport company, Dublin Bus, operates this open-top double-decker bus providing continuous narrated tours (1 hr. 15 min.) and hop-on/hop-off stops at 19 different locations. Tickets are valid for 24 hours. Daily, year-round, from 9:30am. to 5pm. or later. Buy tickets on board, at Dublin Tourism Centre or from Dublin Bus, 59 Upr. O'Connell St., Dublin 1
Tel: 01-873-4222. For more information visit: www.DublinBus.ie
Dublin Boat Cruise
See Dublin from the vantage point of the Liffey River on the 52-seat “Spirit of the Docklands” boat cruise, with full commentary on board. The route moves east from O’Connell Bridge and explores Dublin’s newest corner of development – the docklands, and gives a preview to “Dublin of the future,” as well as a waterside view of hundreds of new riverside apartments including Colin Farrell’s penthouse and many new commercial buildings including dozens of banks and U2’s headquarters. 45 minutes. All sailings depart from and return to Bachelors Walk. More information: Liffey Voyage, The Boardwalk, Bachelor’s Walk.
Tel: 01-473-4082. For more information visit: www.liffeyvoyage.ie
Viking Splash Tours
Sightsee in downtown Dublin with a Viking slant by land and water on board a reconditioned amphibious vehicle (of WW II vintage). This action-packed tour starts at Bull Alley, beside St. Patrick's Cathedral and wends its way through Dublin streets, passed major landmarks, and into the historic Grand Canal basin. 75 mins. Feb.-Nov. (hours vary; operates daily except Tues. in Feb.-May and Nov.). Buy tickets at the Dublin Tourism Centre or at Viking Splash Tours booth at Bull Alley St., Dublin 2
Tel: 01-707-6000. For more information visit: www.vikingsplashtours.com
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