The dynamic city of Dublin captivates visitors with contemporary vibrancy blending effortlessly into the ancient, medieval, and Georgian history along the edge of Dublin Bay. Cobbled streets lead to classic pubs where the heritage of the entire Emerald Isle comes to life with music, singing, and dancing. You will arrive into Dublin International Airport, where your private transfer will be waiting for you at customs. Launch into the splendor of the city’s iconic highlights with your guide after settling into the comforts of your luxury accommodations in the heart of the city.
Your city tour will begin at Trinity College, which stands at the center of the city. Queen Elizabeth I founded the university in 1592, and it overtakes 40 acres of plush landscape intertwining the natural scenery with the cobbled squares and vibrant gardens. The masterpiece of symmetry between architecture and landscape retains a Georgian splendor stemming from the buildings erected during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. You will venture into the Old Library for a view of the vast gallery stretching 200 feet in length and referred to as the Long Room with approximately 200,000 of the library’s oldest books.
The building was completed in 1732 with a stunning barrel ceiling added in the nineteenth century. Marble busts of famous philosophers and writers stare from the edges of the gallery as if looking down on students and visitors passing through. The highlight of the library remains the Book of Kells, an enchanting illuminated Celtic and Christian iconography dating back to the ninth century AD telling the stories of four gospels written by hand on vellum. After your tour, you can settle in for a lively dinner and a needed night of sleep as you get ready for all that is ahead.