Dublin City Sightseeing & Boxty Tasting

  • Port

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Panoramic Dublin seen from your motorcoach includes a drive past the Customs House (1791), stretching along the north bank of the River Liffey. This lovely, sprawling building is a neo-Classical work by James Gandon and features a portico, a colonnade and a huge copper dome.

Crossing the River Liffey to Dublin's south side, you will soon pass the Old Parliament House (now the Bank of Ireland) and Trinity College. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1, Trinity is Ireland's oldest college. Located within its library is the world-famous Book of Kells, a hand-illuminated manuscript of the Gospels.

Continue past the Georgian Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares, the National Gallery of Ireland, Government buildings and St Stephen's Green. Watch for St Patrick's Cathedral, founded in 1190 and perhaps best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was Dean here from 1713 to 1745.

Continue to Dublin Castle for an opportunity to photograph the exterior of the building. You will marvel at this imposing structure -- a symbol of British rule over Ireland for seven centuries. The castle began life as a 13th-century Anglo-Norman fortress.

Continue on foot to Temple Bar -- a vibrant area full of bars and restaurants. You'll step inside at the Boxty House. Located in Temple Bar, this unique eatery embraces all things potato. 'Boxty' is a traditional Irish potato pancake dish. Pádraic Óg Gallagher, owner of the Boxty House, has transformed old recipes into culinary delights, serving Boxtys filled with homegrown Irish produce and creating new contemporary dishes. Observe the making of traditional Irish Boxty, hear the history of the humble potato, and marvel at the taste of the unique creations before you.

Head back to the port richer for this panoramic-culinary combination experience.

Notes:

There is no wheelchair access at Boxty House. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.