Dublin in 48 Hours. Local Advice for Visitors.

Dublin is a modern buzzing city with a rich past. Any visit to Ireland has to take in the country’s fantastic capital city!

One of the best things about Dublin is its size – Getting around won’t eat into your holiday time as there are plenty of transport options, from buses, trams to the city trains and dublinbikes. The main city centre is also easy to walk around with many of the sights and attractions located in the centre.

DAY ONE

Dublin Bus and the Halfpenny Bridge
Dublin Bus and the Halfpenny Bridge

In order to get your bearings why not try Dublin’s Hop-on Hop off Tour?  Guided tours can be a great way for first time visitors to get acquainted with any new city, and it’s a wonderful way to learn about Dublin. Get the lay of the land on an open-top sightseeing bus tour, where journeys come with chatty guides who are full of interesting Dublin facts as standard. This tour offers a 90 minute route with 23 stops close to all the city’s top sights, including the National Gallery of Ireland (closed mondays) and The Book of Kells at Trinity College. We offer this tour in combination deals which include Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.

The Entrance of the Jameson Distillery in Dublin.
The Entrance of the Jameson Distillery in Dublin.

You can break from your adventure in the afternoon and enjoy some traditional Irish lunch in Temple Bar. This is a lively hub where you can enjoy a pint and some Irish stew or Boxty – a tasty filled potato pancake! Irish food at its best!

For the rest of the day venture out of the city centre and visit the Glasnevin Cemetery? Glasnevin Cemetery Museum proudly tells the story of modern Ireland through interactive exhibitions and engaging cemetery tours. Guided tours take place with informative and entertaining guides at 11.30 and 14.30 daily.

A great day of touring should be followed by a hearty meal in one of Dublin’s tasty restaurants! We recommend the Rustic Stone or 777. If you want to indulge in Dublin’s night life you can have some delicious craft beer in Brewdock or Against the Grain.

DAY TWO

In the morning, take a walk down to Merrion Square to gaze upon the beautifully preserved Georgian buildings while lazing in the park. You could buy breakfast/brunch at one of the local eateries and enjoy it in St Stephens Green, just like the locals do! After this you could use the Dublin Freedom Pass to get into the Little Museum of Dublin Museum for free! This is one of the most interesting and charming museums in the city. You can also use the Dublin Freedom Ticket to obtain a free 72 Hour Hop on-Hop-off Ticket and free public transport and much more… see link for details!

After a relaxing morning, we recommend that you visit the home of Irish sport – Croke Park. You can do the fantastic guided stadium tour which is extremely informative and there is lots of interactive experiences to keep the whole family happy! Or, for those who enjoy stunning views, we would recommend the Croke Park Skyline Tour. We have 10% off the door price exclusive to 365Tickets! (Subject to change 18/3/2015)

Croke Park Skyline Tour
Croke Park Skyline Tour

For the evening why not enjoy an early dinner in the Church Bar and Restaurant? Afterwards take a stroll around O’Connell Street passing the spire and the historic General Post Office (GPO) which played a significant role in the Easter Rising of 1916 (due to open as a heritage attraction in 2016). From O’Connell Street it is easy to  walk to 14 Upper O’Connell Street to be picked up at 19:30 by the Dublin After Dark Tour. Seeing Dublin by night is like a totally different city and doing this tour will certainly make it a night to remember!

These are our suggestions for what to do in 48 hours in Dublin but we have many more attractions on offer such as bus tours from Dublin to cities and towns all over Ireland, The Irish Whiskey Museum, Viking Splash Tour and many more!

Enjoy your time in Dublin’s fair city!