Dublin – The City of Fun and Gaiety
If you are planning on visiting Dublin, one of the first things to look into is the Dublin Pass. The Dublin Pass is a type of ticket which allows the visitor access to over 30 attractions of this beautiful city. Some of the attractions include the Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, and Guinness Storehouse etc. The pass will also give you discounts on different modes of transport within the city limits. You can also discover the day tour of Wicklow Mountains, Glendalogh and powerscourt whenever you visit Ireland.
Taking the bus is perhaps the most popular way to visit Dublin. This is because there are plenty of them and they stop at all of the important visiting sites. 24 hour passes, 4 day passes and 6 day passes. The main advantage of the Dublin pass is cost, even if you are only planning on visiting for a day, it is well worth it.
A popular yet not as well-known method to take a tour around Dublin is by the "Viking Splash Tour." It is an amphibious vehicle which takes you around different points in the city and it ends the tour with a stop at the Grand Canal Basin. Viking Tours are similar to what people call "duck tours'' in other cities. The reason why it is called Viking tours is because it is a tribute to the Vikings who invaded the city in the middle ages. The two places where it starts from are St. Stephen's Green North and Bull Alley Street located near St. Patrick's Cathedral.
If shopping is your thing then a visit to Grafton Street is a must. The nice thing about this place is that it is one of the few pedestrian oriented streets in the city. This street is teeming with jewellery stores and boutiques. After shopping for a while and if you are feeling hungry, then some of the adjacent streets have plenty of pubs and restaurants.