Taking you under the bridges of the River Liffey
There’s something lovely about exploring a city’s character and architecture from a river. The Dublin Discovered Boat Tour provides the unique opportunity to do just that.
While Dublin may not be the most stunning city, it does ooze character and nowhere more than along its Quays. The river is dotted with bridges old and new, classic buildings (Gandon’s Four Courts and Custom’s House), controversial developments (City Council Building), hip premises (Clarence Hotel owned by rock band U2) and ‘high’ skyscrapers (Dublin Civic Offices).
To enjoy the perspective of the city which you’ll only get on a river cruise, hop onboard a 45-minute cruise tour with a difference. Travel in the footsteps of Dublin’s forefathers, the Vikings, as you travel South of the river towards the origin of Viking Dublin (now Dublin’s Civic Offices), you too get a chance to learn how the city of Dublin earned its name (Dubh Linn or black pool). Later the old Custom House (on what is now the site of U2’s Clarence Hotel) was built on this site and became the powerhouse of the city’s trade and business. The Ha’penny Bridge, once the only pedestrian bridge linking the north to the south of Dublin, once commanded a toll of half a penny to cross it, hence its name. Learn many other stories on this popular tour told by local guides who bring the story of the city’s development through the centuries to life as you make your way slowly along Dublin’s tidal River Liffey.
Get the ultimate selfie under the bridge and experience unique views on the plate glass covered river cruise boat.
Cruises depart daily (weather-depending) from 10:30 to 16.15 and last approximately 45 minutes in duration.*
For more information visit www.dublindiscovered.ie
* Sailing times can occasionally vary due to tidal conditions.