Stunning Georgian architecture, a world-class literary heritage, unlimited Guinness and that faultless Irish charm have historically made Dublin a popular travel destination. These days, you can add buzzy cafés, glamorous hotels and innovative cuisine to the list of reasons to visit Ireland’s capital.
Perfect forFamilies | Intellectuals | Romantics
When to goJune-August | September-November
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
3 Days: Essential Dublin
The city on the River Liffey was founded in 841 AD and was ruled by everyone from the Vikings to the Danes to the English until Irish independence was finally won in 1922. Dublin today is a picture of Medieval architecture and mannerisms mingling with 19th-century vestiges and modern-day extravagances. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Day 1: Cultural Sites
Begin with a visit to the picturesque Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, and see its biggest attraction: the library, which houses the Book of Kells, a famous illuminated manuscript from 800 AD. Then, tour the National Museum of Ireland, boasting one of the best collections of Irish art in the world. Afterwards, head to the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of old Dublin, where you can conclude your tour with a complimentary pint at The Gravity Bar on the seventh floor, which offers a panoramic view of the city.
Day 2: Tour Options
Soak in the incredible Gothic architecture of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral before spending an afternoon tailored to your interests. Shop at some of Indagare’s favorite stores, enjoy a drink and a traditional Irish music and dance show at one of the country’s oldest pubs, tour the 2,000-acre Phoenix Park, stroll the medieval neighborhood of Temple Bar or take a guided trip to Dublin Castle, the former seat of British power in Ireland.
Day 3: Seaside Excursion
To experience another side of Ireland, take a trip to the seaside town of Malahide, where the 12th-century castle is one of the oldest continuously inhabited castles in the country and is surrounded by one of the top botanical gardens in Ireland. The village of Malahide is a short walk from the estate, where you can explore the town and beach. For more time by the water, continue further down the coast to the charming fishing village of Howth.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special perks, including upgrades, early check-in, spa credits, and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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The Merrion Hotel
A handful of meticulously designed Georgian townhouses make up this local icon, where thoughtful service is matched by high quality amenities in a serene and sophisticated environment.
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There might not be a more luxurious stay in Ireland than at Ballyfin, located about a 90-minute drive from central Dublin. This ultimate country house sits on a lush 610-acre property that feels undoubtedly Irish.
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