Dublin Sightseeing Tours
This tour visits all the main Dublin attractions including Dublin Zoo and Trinity College (home of the Book of Kells). Their entertaining Dublin tour guides, who are all accredited by Failte Ireland, will show you the city as only a native can. Your 24-hour ticket allows you to hop on and off as often as you wish.
The tour operates daily from 9.30am and can be joined at any of 23 stops, including several beside Avalon House. For example, you can join outside Trinity College, leave at the Guinness Storehouse (and sample the product!) and then re-join later. You could even start your Dublin tour in the afternoon and come back to see more the following morning.
Tickets are for sale at the reception at Avalon.
For more information go to http://www.dublinsightseeing.ie
Viking Splash Tours
Duration: One hour fifteen minutes
Description: Viking Splash Tours is a great way to learn about the history and sites of Dublin City. The costumed Viking tour guides will lead you on a spellbinding experience through the streets of Dublin. Along with Viking Dublin, sights visited along the way include Dublin’s two famous cathedrals- St. Patrick’s and Christchurch, Trinity College, Government Buildings and Georgian Dublin. And the climax of the tour sees the Viking Dukw splash into the water at the newly developed Grand Canal Docklands where the recording studios of U2 and much more are explored.
Tours depart daily from Stephens Green North, opposite the junction of Dawson Street.
Ticket Prices: Adults: €20.00 / Child under 13yrs: €10 / Students,Seniors €18
Children under 3 years are not allowed on the water part of tour.
Family tickets: ( 2 adults and up to 3 children under 13): €60
Special Discount: 10% off the adult ticket price for the 10am tours only
Group discount: 10% for 15 or more people
To book a tour please ring their office on +353 (1) 707 6000 or ask at the reception at Avalon House. More information: www.vikingsplash.com
City Canal Cruises
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The Liffey Voyage takes you on a tour of Dublin’s famous river. The Liffey stands at the centre of Dublin’s history, a once bustling waterway, the city was built around the river’s trade. The river also plays a pivotal role in Irish literary history with the Liffey flowing into the opening and ending of James Joyce’s famous novel, Finnegans Wake. Now, the Liffey Voyage affords you to chance to traverse this famous river and learn about the fascinating sights and stories of Anna Livia.
Time: 10am to 4pm – Up to seven sailings daily
Ticket Prices: Adults: €14 / Students/OAPs:€12 / Children: €8
More Information: www.liffeyrivercruises.com