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Download a city guide of some of Europe's most beautiful cities onto your iPod, mp3 player or phone. As we guide you through the streets, along the route we've planned for you, our city guides will tell you what you're looking at and how to make the most of your city break.
We only had a long weekend to do the city and so your tour really helped us get our bearings. There's just so much to see there! I know we only scraped the surface but it worked really well for us.
Tanya Ellison - (27/08/06)
This was a great tour that took you everywhere you needed to go. Particularly liked the walk through of the mosaic frescoes on the front of the Basilica. We had a great time in Venice, made all the more special by this evocative guide. Like the speaker's voice too - one of the best I've listened to.
Andrea How - (19/02/06)
DUBLIN CITY GUIDE: You can tell a lot about a country by the statues in its capital city and Dublin is full of writers and Irish nationalists.
As our guide to Dublin shows, Ireland's capital also has some strikingly elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful squares as well as funky shops and cool bars and restaurants.
DUBLIN TOURIST INFORMATION: From Dublin International Airport airport:
By taxi: This is the quickest option. There is a taxi rank outside the Arrivals concourse. A journey to the city centre should cost approximately EURO25 and takes about 30 mi minutes to an hour depending on Dublin’s usually busy traffic. For more information: Tel: +353 1 8141111 or visit www.dublinairportauthority.com
By Bus: There are several Dublin bus services operating from directly outside the terminal building. Bus service numbers 41/16a take about 45 minutes to reach the city centre.
Airlink number 747 is the Aiport Express service which goes to the central bus station, Busaras stopping at O’Connell Street and Parnell Square. Fare is EURO 6 available from the bus office in O’Connell Street or, if you have the correct money, on the bus. The Airlink journey takes approximately 30-45 minutes. For more information: Tel: +353 1 8734222 or visit www.dublinbus.ie
Aircoach, a private operator, runs a service between Dublin Airport and Ballsbridge, via the city centre, servicing many hotels and B&Bs. The service leaves the airport every 15 minutes between 5am and midnight, and every hour from midnight to 5am. For more information: Tel: +353 1 844 7118 or visit www.aircoach.ie
Bus Dublin’s bus service is reasonably efficient, cheap and safe. Buses run from around 6am to 11.30pm when the Nitelink service takes over.
On most buses you pay the driver. Fares range from EURO1.05 to around EURO2. You must give the exact money. To get change, get a receipt from the driver and present it plus your ticket at the Dublin bus office at 59 O’Connell Street.
The easiest and probably the cheapest option is the Rambler Ticket which offers unlimited travel on all bus routes including Airlink but excluding Nitelink for one day (EURO 6), three days (EURO 11.50) and seven days (EURO 23). You can buy them at the Dublin Tourism office at the airport or in post offices, hotels and supermarkets in town. For more information visit www.buseireann.ie
Taxi Dublin’s taxis are reasonably cheap and plentiful. They come in all shapes and size but have the licence number on top. Most can be hailed in the street but there are ranks outside the Bank of Ireland and the Gresham Hotel in O’Connell Street amongst other places. Prices start at around EURO8 for a short distance in town. You can also book on T: + 353 (0)1 872 7272.
As always, check that the meter is running when you set off.
The DublinPass offers free transport from the airport, free entry to over 30 attractions venues and discounts at many more. A day pass costs EURO31 for adults and EURO13 for children with passes available for two, three and six days.
It is available at the Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street, the Arrivals Hall, Dublin International Airport and at the tourist office at 14 Upper O'Connell Street. For more information or the buy online visit: www.dublinpass.ie