City Highlights Private Tour

Dublin City Private Guided Tour

Immerse Yourself in Dublin’s Rich Heritage with a Personalized Journey Through Its Iconic Landmarks and Hidden Gems

Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our full-day private city highlights tour. This tour offers you an exclusive exploration of some of the city’s most significant historical, cultural, and modern sites. Your adventure begins with a visit to iconic landmarks such as the Jeanie Johnston, the Custom House, and the Book of Kells. From there, we’ll venture into the heart of the city, exploring vibrant neighborhoods, bustling markets, serene parks like the Phoenix Park, and hidden gems like Ashton Castle.

You’ll also have the opportunity to visit significant sites like Kilmainham Gaol, the Guinness Storehouse, and the picturesque Howth Village. Throughout the tour, our local guides will share their extensive knowledge and passion for the city’s history and culture. This tour is fully customizable, allowing you to explore at your own pace and focus on the sites that interest you most. Whether you’re a history buff, a food lover, or simply curious about the city’s past and present, our city highlights tour offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of the city.

What to Expect

Collection and Drop-off

Start your day with a convenient pick-up directly from your hotel or place of stay. At the end of the tour, you can choose to return to your hotel or any other location in the city that suits your plans.

Jeanie Johnston (Approx. +1 hour)

Begin your tour with a visit to the Jeanie Johnston, a replica of a 19th-century ship that made 16 emigrant journeys to North America. Learn about the experiences of the Irish emigrants who made the journey during the Great Famine.

Custom House

Next, marvel at the architectural beauty of the Custom House, one of Dublin’s most important historic buildings. Learn about its role in Dublin’s history and its significance today.

Book of Kells (Approx. +1 hour)

Visit the Book of Kells, one of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts. Discover its rich history and the intricate artistry that makes it a masterpiece of Western calligraphy.

Kilmainham Gaol (Approx. +1.25 hours)

Explore Kilmainham Gaol, one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe. Learn about its role in some of the most significant events in Ireland’s path to independence.

Guinness Storehouse (Approx. +1.5 hours)

Experience the Guinness Storehouse, a must-visit for beer lovers. Learn about the history of Guinness, how it’s made, and enjoy a pint with a view at the Gravity Bar.

Teeling Distillery (Approx. +1 hour)

Visit the Teeling Distillery, the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years. Learn about the whiskey-making process and taste some of the finest Irish whiskeys.

Phoenix Park (Approx. +1 hour)

Take a break from the city’s hustle and bustle with a visit to Phoenix Park, one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. Enjoy the greenery, take in the views, and learn about the park’s history and importance to the city.

Papal Cross, Magazine Fort, Phoenix Monument

While in Phoenix Park, visit the Papal Cross, erected for Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1979, the Magazine Fort, with its rich military history, and the Phoenix Monument, a symbol of the park.

Ashton Castle (Approx. +0.5 hour)

Explore Ashton Castle, a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Learn about its history and the role it played in the city’s development.

Aras an Uachtaráin

Visit Aras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland. Learn about its history and its significance in Irish politics.

Howth Village

End your tour with a visit to the picturesque Howth Village. Enjoy the scenic views, explore the local shops and restaurants, and soak in the charming coastal atmosphere.

Customizable Itinerary

As this is a private guided tour, your guide is always open to suggestions and will accommodate your interests. If there’s something else that captures your attention on the day, no problem. We’ll do our best to ensure you get the most out of your day in the city.

Comfort and Refreshments

Throughout the tour, you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle driven by our experienced guide. We’ll also provide light snacks and water to keep you refreshed during your journey.

Additional Info

Start Time

The start time of the tour is flexible and can be adjusted based on your preferences. We aim to ensure a seamless experience.

Ticket Prices

Please note that the ticket prices for attractions visited during the tour are not included in the price of the tour. Sites that require entrance fees, such as Kilmainham Gaol, the Book of Kells, and the Guinness Storehouse, are not included in the tour price. This allows you the flexibility to choose which sites you’d like to visit.

Private Tour

This is a private tour of the city, meaning only your group will be in the vehicle with our guide. This ensures a personalized and intimate experience.


The duration of the tour is approximately 8 hours, giving you ample time to explore and enjoy the sights.

Booking Direct

For the best service, communication, and value, we recommend booking directly with us. We’re committed to providing you with a memorable and hassle-free experience.

Special Requests

We strive to make your tour as enjoyable and personalized as possible. If you have any special requirements or requests, please don’t hesitate to ask. Whether it’s a dietary restriction, a surprise for a loved one, or a particular place you’d like to visit, we’ll do our utmost to accommodate your needs and make your tour a truly unique experience.

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