Day Two: Discover Dublin with a Chauffeur-Guide
Take the morning at a leisurely pace, doing as much or as little as you please.
Spend the afternoon in the company of your local chauffeur-guide. Their expert knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure you enjoy the very best experience that Dublin has to offer.
Your chauffeur-guide will ensure you are taken off the beaten track and that you delve into Irish life. With local knowledge and a gift for talking like no other nation, they will explain and expand on the country’s rich history and cultural heritage like no book can. Their stories and fun facts will live long in the memory.
Perhaps visit the medieval quarter, which became a Viking hub in the 7th century and is home to many of the city’s oldest buildings, including ancient Dublin Castle and two famed cathedrals: Christ Church, founded in 1030 by Sitriuc, King of the Dublin Norsemen, and the truly spectacular St. Patrick’s, the largest in the country.
The Georgian period was a golden era for Dublin; prosperous trade saw the city become known as the ‘second city’ of the Empire, competing with only London for prestige. The city has come to be renowned for the elegant architecture of this era, characterised by graceful terraces, wrought-iron balconies and colourful fanlight doorways which can be spotted across the city.
A highlight for many visitors to the capital is Temple Bar. This vibrant cobbled district teems with bars, restaurants and boutiques, with a new delight to be found around every corner. There is no shortage of traditional pubs in which to pull up a stool to join the locals for a pint of Guinness!
For a break from the buzz of the city, perhaps visit one of Dublin’s green spaces. St Stephen’s Green, complete with ornamental lakes and Victorian features, and sprawling Phoenix Park, the official home to both the President of Ireland and a herd of wild fallow deer, are both popular escapes within the city.