Excursions

Journey Through Ireland has a wide range of excursions on offer throughout Ireland. The following is a sample of what we have to offer. Whether you are looking for an excursion for two or twenty we can organise it and cater for all your needs.

 

Viking Splash, Dublin

Viking Splash is a unique sightseeing experience by land and water. The Viking captains will guide you on a fun and witty tour of Dublin City, taking in all top sights including Viking & Medieval Dublin, Trinity College and much more. The fun-filled, sightseeing tour of Dublin lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Scheduled tour departs at 10am with the final tour departing as late as 5:30pm. Email us to book your adventurous Viking sightseeing tour.

 

Dublin Zoo, Dublin

Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction, and welcomed almost one million visitors last year. Located in the Phoenix Park, the 28 hectare park is home to 600 animals. Enjoy a fun filled day out and learn about rare species and endangered animals. Dublin Zoo is great for visitors of all ages. Journey Through Ireland can offer discounts for groups of ten or more. Contact us today for a quote.

 

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

Explore the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy an unforgettable welcome and magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous Guinness brand. This historical building is central to Dublin’s and Ireland’s heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. On the fourth floor you will be invited to pour your very own perfect pint of Guinness and receive a certificate. In the Gravity Bar you can take in the breath-taking panoramic 360° views of Dublin city and beyond.

 

Old Jameson Distillery Tour, Dublin

Jameson Irish Whiskey is distilled three times to deliver exceptional smoothness. Triple distillation is what makes it unique to American Whiskeys, which are typically only distilled once. Jameson is the world’s Number one Irish Whiskey. Come and experience the Jameson Distillery Dublin tour and let the expert guides take you back in time as they lead you through the fascinating story of Jameson. All visitors receive a signature Jameson drink, and volunteers are selected to partake in a tutored whiskey tasting where each person receives a much coveted Irish Whiskey Taster Certificate! For a traditional Irish evening the Shindig Nights are an evening of great fun, food and whiskey! Evening includes a guided tour, a signature drink, 4 course meal and live entertainment from the Jameson Players and the Claddagh Dancers.

 

Johnnie Fox’s Pub, Dublin

Visit the highest pub in Ireland! Situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin mountains, Johnnie Fox’s is one of Ireland’s oldest and most famous traditional Irish pubs. A warm Irish welcome awaits you and an evening of fun and entertainment. See one of the top dancing performances in the country at the famous ‘Hooley Night’ including dinner & show . You will see some of the most talented dancers in the land, traditionally and classically trained and choreographed under the expertise of probably the best of the best, Joey Comerford. Allow us to arrange luxury coaches to take you there and a ‘Hooley Night’ that will create lasting memories.

 

Dublin Castle, Dublin

Since its foundation in 1204 Dublin Castle has been at the heart of the history and evolution of the city. Today, spanning an area of over 44,000 square meters, the site contains 2 museums, 2 cafés, an international conference centre, 2 gardens, Government Buildings and the State Apartments which are the most important state rooms in the country. The grounds of the site are free to explore, as is the Chapel Royal, the Chester Beatty Library, the Garda Museum and the Revenue Museum. Access to the State Apartments is by guided tour only. Contact us today to organise a guided tour of Dublin Castle.

 

The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

The Iveagh Gardens are among the finest and least known of Dublin’s parks and gardens. The gardens in their present form were laid out in 1863 by Benjamin Guinness after he had built what is now Iveagh House on St. Stephen’s Green. Previously the land had been laid out as a private pleasure garden by “Copper-faced Jack”, Earl of Clonmell. During the early 19th century the gardens were opened to the public and were called the Coburg Gardens, after the royal family of Saxe-Coburg. By 1860 they had fallen into disrepair and were restored by Benjamin Guinness. His son Edward, the first Earl of Iveagh, gave the gardens to the newly-chartered University College Dublin in 1908, whose main building was then on nearby Earlsfort Terrace. In gratitude they were renamed the Iveagh Gardens.

 

The Irish National Stud, Kildare

The Irish National Stud belongs to the people of Ireland but prides itself on being enjoyed and appreciated by visitors from all parts of the globe. Nowhere better symbolises all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred industry, than the stud, a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty. The tour also includes a visit to the Horse Museum where the ‘Sport of Kings’ comes to life. Wander through the famous ‘Japanese Gardens’ which were designed between 1906-1910 by Tassa Eida and his son Minoru. By contrast enjoy St. Fiachra’s Garden, depicting an Irish landscape in its rawest state where rock and water are rulers in a garden rejoicing in the natural beauty of woodland, wetland, waterfalls, lakes and streams. Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch in the award winning Silken Thomas Bar & restaurant before heading to Kildare Village for some outlet shopping. Contact us today to book a great day out in Kildare.

 

Titanic, Belfast

The newly opened Titanic Belfast is an unmissable visit in any tour of Northern Ireland. It is located in the heart of Belfast, on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built. Inside this iconic building, visitors will re-live the entire Titanic story from her birth in Belfast to the fateful maiden voyage and her eventual discovery on the seabed. There are a multiple of dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way. If you are visiting Ireland you must visit the Titanic Belfast!