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Liffey River Cruise in Dublin

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Key Highlights

  • Much of Dublin’s history is connected to River Liffey; discover the city from a unique perspective
  • A sightseeing experience with a difference
  • The boat is fully enclosed so the cruise runs rain or shine
  • Highly rated by users of TripAdvisor
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    March: Monday to Friday: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm and 3:15pm
    April: Monday to Friday: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm
    May - September: Monday to Friday: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm
    October: Monday to Friday: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm
    November: Friday to Sunday: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm and 3:15pm

    Duration

    45 minutes

    Start time

    Start time: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meeting Point

    The boat is moored at a landing stage on Bachelor's Walk, between O' Connell Bridge and the Ha'Penny Bridge.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at original starting points.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Cruise down the famous River Liffey and get an introduction into the history of Dublin and the river itself. The river has always played a pivotal part in the development of Dublin: from a passageway used by Vikings over 1000 years ago to the rapid growth brought on by the Industrial Revolution.

    Along the route you will pass beneath iconic bridges such as the Ha’penny Bridge and glide past majestic buildings like Gandon’s Custom House. Discover the history of Dublin’s canals and see the city from a unique perspective.

    Itinerary

    The boat is moored at a landing stage on Bachelor's Walk, between O' Connell Bridge and the Ha'Penny Bridge. It is clearly visible from either one. The nearest Luas Stop (Light Rail Tram System) is a 5-minute walk away in Abbey Street.

    During your voyage you will pass through both the Royal Canal and the Grand Canal, and get an entertaining introduction to Dublin’s highlights by a professional guide. Along the way you will see Custom House, a beautiful neoclassical construction, which is nowadays used as a government building. See where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649 and hear how the legendary Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800. You will also hear about the more recent developments along the Liffey River, such as the Dublin Docklands.

    After your enlightening cruise you will be returned back to the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 45-minute sightseeing cruise
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Please note that sailing schedule is subject to alteration without notice to allow for tidal conditions on the river. Please include children under 3 years in your booking, so that a place for them can be reserved.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. The all-weather purpose-built boat is pushchair and wheelchair accessible and the tour is highly enjoyable for young and old.There are several tours each day, with sailing times varying slightly from day to day, depending on the tides.
  • Reviews
    • Thanks Insango!

      Capt. & Guide were OUTSTANDING! Info they gave was fabulous! Tour was really informative and so very relaxing! Def say DO THIS TOUR!...

      PATRICIA DENIHAN
    • beautiful experience

      nice tour and great experience...

      andun ben boudhina
    • River Liffy cruise, Dublin

      Enjoyed this River cruise under the famous bridges of Dublin for 45 mins, and all points of interest were spoken about....

      Mr Paul Morton