5 Travel Tips For Visiting Dublin

5 Travel Tips For Visiting Dublin

Dublin is a bustling city filled with plenty of attractions, museums, and historical landmarks that draws in tourists from far and wide. 

In fact, Dublin remains the most popular tourist destination to visit in all of Ireland, with ‘59% of overseas visitors’ choosing to visit Dublin. 

Once you’ve figured out what to see in Dublin, you might be looking for some travel tips ahead of visiting the city.

Travel tips for visiting Dublin include, but are not limited to:

  1. Plan your accommodation and activities in advance
  2. Strategically plan when you visit 
  3. Book a private tour of Dublin
  4. Get up early to avoid the crowds
  5. Don’t forget to pack the essentials 

1. Plan Your Accommodation & Activities In Advance

The first travel tip to bear in mind when visiting Dublin is to plan your accommodation and activities in advance. 

As the saying goes, to fail to plan is to plan to fail, and this is true of your time in Dublin. 

Booking ahead is important as the price of hotels can increase rapidly if you don’t pre-book, especially if you plan to travel there during the busiest times of the year such as the summer months.

Additionally, you’ll want to ensure that you pre-book activities, such as the Guinness Storehouse and The National Wax Musueum Plus in advance, as popular activities can book up incredibly quickly.

By booking ahead of time, you’ll ensure you get the best deals on hotels and get to do everything you want to during your time in Ireland.

5 Travel Tips For Visiting Dublin
Dublin remains the most popular tourist destination in all of Ireland, with ‘59% of overseas visitors’ choosing Dublin.

2. Strategically Plan When You Visit 

While Ireland is beautiful to visit at any time of the year, Dublin is particularly busy and more expensive to visit during the spring and summer months.

Additionally, rainfall is quite even across the year, so you could pay a premium to visit in summer and still get caught out by the weather.

That said, it’s best to strategically plan to visit Dublin in either the autumn or winter, aside from visiting at Christmas when the city gets incredibly busy.

This way, you’ll be able to experience the best of the city without the hoards of tourists that overwhelm the city in summer.  

3. Book A Private Tour Of Dublin

If you want to tick off multiple must-see attractions in Ireland, then the next tip is to book a private tour.

From St Patrick’s Cathedral to the National Gallery, there are endless sights to see in Dublin and a private tour provides you with a way to learn and absorb so much about a city in a short amount of time.

At Yellow Moon Tours, we have multiple private tours of Dublin and Ireland, including our Iconic Dublin tour, Dublin Spirit and Soul tour, and our Iconic Dublin and Beyond tour, as well as multiple tours of Ireland.

If you’re interested to dive into the history and culture of Dublin while having a tonne of fun along the way, be sure to get in touch with a member our team today. 

Tips for visiting Dublin
It’s best to strategically plan to visit Dublin in either the autumn or winter, aside from visiting at Christmas when the city gets incredibly busy.

4. Get Up Early To Avoid The Crowds

Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, when visiting Dublin you’ll want to ensure you get out and about early. 

As a capital city and popular tourist destination, Dublin gets incredibly crowded and busy, especially on a weekend. This isn’t helped by the fact that many of Dublin’s attractions are all in walking distance of one another.

As such, this tip is especially important to consider if you decide to visit the city during the summer.

Additionally, if your time in Dublin is limited and you don’t want to spend all day stuck in long queues and behind slow walkers, make sure you get up early to avoid the crowds.  

5. Don’t Forget To Pack The Essentials 

Last, but not least, when travelling to Dublin you won’t want to forget to pack the essentials. 

People often forget that outlets in Dublin are different, so you’ll need to ensure that you bring a universal travel adapter to charge your electrical items. 

Comfy shoes are an essential to bring to Dublin, particularly as you’ll be doing a lot of sightseeing and walking around the city. 

Additionally, considering that ‘the rain falls for 128 days’ out of the year in Dublin, it’s wise to pack a waterproof coat.

Lastly, you won’t want to forget your passport. Even if you’re a UK citizen travelling to Ireland, Irish immigration will check the ID of all passengers arriving by air from the UK and might ask for proof of nationality. As such, you should always pack your passport. 

For inquiries or questions, contact us today at info@yellowmoontours.com or on +02032903665 to book your private tour today or check out our Instagram page. And for more tips and tricks, check out our regularly updated tour planner blog.

Written by Jemima for Yellow Moon Tours, the private tours specialist covering London private toursprivate tours of ParisNew York private tours and private tours from Dublin.

Published on 13/06/2023

Updated on 05/02/2024



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