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Ireland travel tips: Dublin activities (part one)

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A trip to the Republic of Ireland isn’t complete without visiting its capital, Dublin. The largest city in the country, it would be easy to spend an entire trip here. However, if travel plans are tight, it is still possible to glean an understanding of this fascinating city in just a day or two. This series will present a variety of options to make the most out of a short trip to Dublin.

Tip #1: Take a walking tour
By far, one of the best ways to see the city is on foot. New Dublin Tours offers walking tours with knowledgeable guides that are native residents of the area.

The best part about this tour? It’s completely and totally free. Guides are paid based on commission only, be sure to tip at the end.

Guides will lead travelers through some of the most significant landmarks in Dublin, including the Dublin Castle, the birthplace of Jonathan Swift, old Viking grounds, and the Temple Bar area. While walking through this ancient city, the tour guides provide an engaging overview of its tumultuous history.

Altogether, the tour takes about three hours. The time is well-spent and budget-friendly, with a ton of information and photo opportunities packed in.

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