Do everything in Dublin in 1 day for £30 :) Guinness, Zoo, Bewleys, Jamesons, Aviva Stadium, Airport Transfer + More
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Do everything in Dublin in 1 day for £30 :) Guinness, Zoo, Bewleys, Jamesons, Aviva Stadium, Airport Transfer + More

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Found 22nd Aug 2013
If you are visiting Dublin as a tourist, you will probably want to pick up a Dublin pass.

Its 35 Euro for 1 day, 19 Euro for 5 to 15 yr olds.

And with code SUMMER you get 3 days for the price of 2...
55 Euro (£47 GBP) Adult 3 day.
31 Euro (£27 GBP) Child 3 day pass.

You get fast track free entry to some of Dublins biggest attractions and free coach travel to or from Dublin airport. AND free cake, coffee, Guinness and Whiskey

You can have the tickets posted, or collect them from Dublin tourist information, or from Dublin Airport (recommend).

You also get a free guide book... but I will tell you where a Dub went on his Dublin day pass for some insider info...

Individual costs (Euros)
Airport Coach 7
Dublina Viking Museum 7.50
Guinness Factory & Zero Gravity Bar Pint 16.50
Dublin Zoo admission 16
Jameson Tour Price 14
An Post Museum 2
Aviva Stadium Tour & Roof walk 10
Famine Tall Ship Museum 8.50
Bewleys coffee & cake 9
Rainforest Adventure Golf 9
Total cost 99 Euro!

Dub pass 35

Total saved...
A lot!

Dublin Airport to Dublin on free (nice) coach, it picks you up outside arrivals in the coach park. If your ever lost in Ireland, just ask a local, we are the most friendly people and more than happy to help. If you visit anywhere outside Dublin, say hello! We love to chat to people we have never met before, its a strange thing to get used to when a complete stranger tells you what he's been up to today hahahaha.

Get off at Grafton street, visit Temple bar (sign posted) just behind the central bank, the book of kells is next to where you get off in trinity college. Head west to Dublina museum (free entry) I found it a pretty funny Viking and medieval museum after my visit to Temple Bar. Christ Church is next door and free with your pass. Carry on heading along the same road west to the Guinness Factory. You will pass Dublin Castle on your left.

Take a photo at the famous St James Gate then Pass 300 Americans queuing outside the Guinness Factory, with the pass you get immediate free entry (avoided a 1 to 2hr queue) . The best pint in Dublin is pulled on the top floor with amazing views of the city. And even better its FREE (and delicious). If you prefer you can have a soft drink and enjoy the view of where your heading next...

Phoenix Park, (its huge, you cant miss it) is a 5 min walk over the river and take a left, its another 5 minutes to the Wellington Monument, the biggest obelisk in Europe at 203ft on the left, the base is made from melted cannons from the battle of Waterloo depicting the battle. On the right the Irish Presidents House (Looks like the white house) and next to that is the Zoo, which is brilliant, especially for kids and anybody after a Guinness. The Gorilla enclosure is amazing, there is no glass! Just a small stream separating you from a giant silver back. en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…ark

Next your off to the Jamesons factory (Free with pass), all that zoo walking is thirsty work! Best to take a taxi. If you are good at putting your hand up you can volunteer for a 'tasting' session (it will get you drunk) where you compare the taste of different whiskey. Funnily enough they get better with every drink.

The Jameson factory is next to the famous half penny foot bridge (drunk photo opportunity) its just down the road from the main street in Dublin, O'Connels bridge and the spire which is ridiculously tall (try looking up at it after having your whisky) if your lost in Dub its a good point to set as a meet up area, locals affectionately call it the stiffey in the liffey after the floozie in the Jacuzzi was moved. Wander up as there is plenty of Dublin to see on the way, its next to the general post office which is an important historic building en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…lin you get free fast track entry to the An Post Museum, where the Irish constitution is on display.

If you like rugby or football, head towards the sea to the brand new Aviva stadium for a tour. On the way, along the river liffey you can stop to visit the famine ship museum, for free with your pass, its a tall wood ship, you won't miss it. If you want to see real Irish sport north from the spire is Croke Park, the home of Irish GAA, the 4th biggest stadium in Europe and a great roof top walk (good even if you don't like sports) they clip you on so don't worry about your Jamesons legs haha. Head back to O'Connells bridge.

You can stroll south over O'Connell bridge (just follow the crowd) walk past the sculpture of molly malone, (photo opp) you will come to the main shopping street in Dublin Grafton, and Bewleys coffee house on the right, where with your Dublin Pass you get a free coffee and a delicious cake, just the trick to sober up a little.

If you like shopping, this is a great place to explore, the usual shops on the main street with Brown Thomas a Dublin institution, expensive boutiques and real Dublin are tucked away off the main street on the right and if you continue to walk south (away from o'connel bridge) you will find a large beautiful Victorian mall on the right with cheap quirky shops and St Stephens Green on the left, which is a nice stop off point on a Sunny afternoon. The tram (Called the Luas) leaves from outside here, its really cheap, buy your ticket next to the tram stop.

Take the Luas south to Dundrum Town Centre, its a HUGE shopping centre with places to eat outside and plenty of shops for the girls, when you get off the tram just follow the crowd, they are all heading to Dundrum or just ask a friendly local. Find Tescos upstairs at the back, walk outside and on the left past the book shop and outdoor walking shop is a brilliant interactive crazy golf course (free with your dub pass) its open until 11, last T off 10pm so no rush to get there, The kids will LOVE it. I did too after all my Irish water.

There are also LOADS of things to do and big discounts off restaurant bills in Dublin, we got 50% off in a beautiful Thai restaurant with our Dublin Pass. Here's some other things you can do... wait I have written too much already. There's lots of museums and discounts off restaurants and stuff too, Dublin really comes to life at night, theres something for everybody.

If you only have one day in Dublin, this is an awesome do it all in one day plan. To make the most of your time you can take taxis, or if your with Children or your loved one I would recommend a horse drawn carriage, which can be flagged down on the street or outside the Guinness factory. Have a good holiday.

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cheers, very good of you. just need to find a cheap flight & i'll be off tobesuretobesure!

Wow! Not only is it hot for the deal itself, but if I could vote again I'd give it another hot for the effort you've put in to this post. So much detail. Definitely makes it sound like a day not to be missed!

Epic post! Heat for effort alone, Thank you!

You should write travel guides, great post

As much as I love Dublin and this is a good deal if you were planning on going to these places. Don't use Aircoach to get too and from the Airport, we used them last month from Dublin Airport and our bag was taken from the bus, your not allowed to take hand luggage on with you and put it above your seat. There is no way of the driver knowing whose case belongs to who so as happened to us and has happened before with Aircoach anyone can take your case. The customer service from Aircoach is appalling with different staff repeatedly giving out the wrong advice and others not returning phone calls. Save yourself the grief and don't use Aircoach.

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SneakyD

You should write travel guides, great post



Thanks :-)

If any one has a travel website I would love to.

Superb value for money!

Dublin Zoo



Do they have any snakes? Because they are always saying there are no snakes in Ireland.

bargz

jamsud

As much as I love Dublin and this is a good deal if you were planning on … As much as I love Dublin and this is a good deal if you were planning on going to these places. Don't use Aircoach to get too and from the Airport, we used them last month from Dublin Airport and our bag was taken from the bus, your not allowed to take hand luggage on with you and put it above your seat. There is no way of the driver knowing whose case belongs to who so as happened to us and has happened before with Aircoach anyone can take your case. The customer service from Aircoach is appalling with different staff repeatedly giving out the wrong advice and others not returning phone calls. Save yourself the grief and don't use Aircoach.



Never bothered with aircoach. The Dublin Bus 747 service is good. €10 return.



Never bothered with aircoach. The Dublin Bus 747 service is good. €10 r … Never bothered with aircoach. The Dublin Bus 747 service is good. €10 return.



If you have time, it takes an extra 10 mins as it stops at a couple but think it was €2.50 each way when I was home a few weeks ago, get the 16 into town. If people don't want to use this offer/aircoacah.

http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/16-/

That pass does seem like great value! Might do a power tourism day on one of my next trips home!

Excellent went for two tickets. All we need to do now is find a slot to get over there in the next year
Edited by: "Dinger42" 22nd Aug 2013

LongPockets

Do they have any snakes? Because they are always saying there are no … Do they have any snakes? Because they are always saying there are no snakes in Ireland.



There's no snakes in Ireland.

St.Patrick drove them out with a huge feckin' staff.

One day sounds about right. Wouldn't plan on much more than that, unless you intend on joining the masses of drunken idiots.
Didn't care for the place personally (too many drunks/druggies), but there's enough history there to take in over a day.

you can add another €6.90 for a 1 day rambler bus ticket (€15 for 3 day)

great post

Great deal, can't beat that Guiness!

How the feck do you manage to do all that in one day??

I had the 3 day pass. saved a lot of money on spending
Visited the Guinness storehouse everyday for a free pint
You can always buy /collect at Dublin airport also you can pay there in gbp as well saving on exchange rate of other bank fees

I had the 3 day pass. saved a lot of money on spending
Visited the Guinness storehouse everyday for a free pint
You can always buy /collect at Dublin airport also you can pay there in gbp as well saving on exchange rate of other bank fees

good to know.

SneakyD

You should write travel guides, great post


+1

Thanks for writing all that info hot hot hot

Great deal thanks

That is decent. You'd have to plan it well to do it in one day though. Especially with the guinesss storehouse, you're gonna want to drink the pint on the top floor (you can redeem it halfway through when you get the chance to pour your own but wait for the top instead) because the views are great on a clear day! So you're not gonna want to rush off too fast.

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Edited by: "dlo247" 22nd Aug 2013

Booked

has anyone found cheap transport to and from dublin?

benj_harris

has anyone found cheap transport to and from dublin?


Swim there - it's free

There's more to Ireland dan dis.

Quick question, if you were to buy a 2 or 3 day pass does that mean you can visit attractions more than once (i.e. if you have a 3 day pass can you visit the Guinness factory on 3 separate occasions over 3 days) or are you restricted to one visit?

damn, last time I went to dublin i spent over 80 quid on Guinness in one day.
Edited by: "daze24" 22nd Aug 2013

DoctorJamesWright

we got 50% off in a beautiful Thai restaurant



Was it the Chilli Banana?

daze24

damn, last time i went to dublin i spent over 80 quid on guiness



Easily done. Last time i went to the Guinness Storehouse was put in the pour-a-pint group with a bunch of girls who didnt like guinness. They gave all their pints to me and my mate! Top tip!

awesome deal

Relatives travelling to Ireland next month. They are making their own way there by car so would not need the coach and may not want to visit every place on the map. Is it possible for them to purchase it and use it if they go to a couple of the places? so they can pick and choose?
any date requirements?

fantastic post.hot hot hot

Dublin and value don't normally go together, that's for sure!

Maybe they've finally realised that the city is disgracefully overpriced.

+ heat

What's the best way to get around in Dublin? Particularly between the recommended places.

daze24

damn, last time I went to dublin i spent over 80 quid on Guinness in one … damn, last time I went to dublin i spent over 80 quid on Guinness in one day.



Scary thing is, I bet you only had a couple.

Never fancied Dublin but really tempted to print your guide and follow it exactly, just brilliant mate, thanks for the effort :o)
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