DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival

DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival

Have a fear getaway in Dublin, where, at nights, the city is transformed to give shelter to the Bram Stoker Festival, the famous author of Dracula. For you to relax during the day you have a visit to the famous GUINNESS BEER FACTORY and a GAME OF THRONES LOCATIONS TOUR for lovers of the saga that is causing worldwide entertaining. This tour includes a visit to GIANT'S CAUSEWAY so you can admire this wonder of nature. Add the flights from your departure city.

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28/10/2017 01/11/2017

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About the city

Dublin has been the setting for many novels and it’s no wonder since its written tradition goes back to 800 A.D. with The Book of Kells, which is now on show at Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university. The city is the birthplace for many literary figures such as Joyce, Beckett, Yeats, Shawn and Wilde to name a few. The city’s Georgian elegance blends perfectly with the medieval and modern architecture that gives Dublin its distinctive personality. One can’t deny that Dublin is a cultural city; the UNESCO designated Ireland’s capital as the city of literature in 2010. Culture vultures are also spoilt for choice when it comes to museums and galleries. From the National Museum of Ireland and the National Library to the National Gallery and the cute Little Museum of Dublin containing the lecturn that US president JFK used to address the National Parliament in 1963, there is plenty to absorb. Not forgetting of course the magnificent Dublin Castle dating back to the 13th century. Aside from its glorious riches, the best thing about this city is its people. Dubliners are friendly, warm, surprisingly outgoing and witty, even more so after a couple of pints of Guinness. In its more than 1000 pubs one makes friends easily. It should be mandatory for tourists to spend some time in a pub since it is one of the most memorable experiences of a visit to Ireland. Dublin is as well a young city, it has one of the youngest population in Europe, around half of its inhabitants are believed to be under the age of 25. This fact has made the city vibrant, dynamic, energetic and ambitious. Dublin is overflowing with funky bars, sophisticated restaurants and lively clubs, the epicenter being the buzzing Temple Bar area. Live music is a religion in Ireland and Dublin is its mecca. The city’s live music scene is superb and has given the world a number of global musical superstars from U2 and Westlife to The Script and Sinead O’Connor. Everyone is welcome in this nowadays multicultural city, but beware, Dublin, as its people, is so charismatic and infectious that you may never want to leave.

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Guinness Storehouse

day 1 - Fit-ticket
Come and taste the real Ireland with this fascinating visit to the historic Guinness Storehouse. Ireland's number one visitor attraction is indelibly intertwined with the country’s heritage, culture and image, as you will discover. The experience ends on a high in the Gravity Bar at the top of the storehouse, from where you can enjoy wonderful views of Dublin while sipping a pint of the black stuff (if you’re over 18, of course)!

This robust seven-storey former fermentation plant has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. Each floor brings to life the rich heritage of Guinness, telling the stout’s story from its origins here at the St James's Gate brewery to its growth as a global brand. When you reach Gravity Bar, as many have said, you have truly reached the top of the world.

Learn the dramatic story of the brew popularly as the ‘black stuff’. Hear all about Arthur Guinness and how he came to found a brand that more than 250 years later is recognised all over the world. Discover what goes into making the stout: the ingredients, the process, the passion. Admire the beautiful and colourful collection of Guinness posters, which have become marketing icons thanks to the popular toucan and slogans such as ‘Guinness is good for you’ and ‘My goodness, my Guinness’.

There are a number of restaurants in the storehouse that specialise in Irish cuisine with a Guinness twist and you can’t miss the souvenir shop and its selection of branded goods.



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Location
Starting point:
Guinness Storehouse

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
01/01 - 30/06, 09:30 - 17:00
Last Admission Time: 17:00
01/09 - 31/12, 09:30 - 17:00
Last Admission Time: 17:00
01/07 - 31/08, 09:00 - 18:00
Last Admission Time: 18:00

Duration: 90 Minutes\n
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Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones film location tour from Dublin

day 3 - Excursión los lugares de rodaje de Juego de Tronos desde Dublín incluida la Calzada del Gigante
This tour picks you up from a central location in Dublin at about 6:45 am. It then takes you to some of Northern Ireland's most memorable Game of Thrones filming locations from the hit HBO series. Stop by the Dark Hedges, where you'll have around 15 minutes to stroll beneath the dramatic arched trees, snap photos of the natural wonder, and hear from your guide why it was chosen for the scene of Arya's nail-biting escape from King's Landing.

As we drive from the Dark Hedges to our next location, we follow a route known as the Antrim Coastal Drive. Enjoy the spectacular scenery including stony shores, densely wooded glens and the village of Bushmills, which is best associated with Bushmills whiskey.

The tour then continues along the magnificent Antrim Coast to the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend around 1.5 hours admiring the spectacular landscapes, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. The “stepping stones” leading from the cliff foot disappear under the sea. They reappear in the Island of Straffe in Scotland, hence the legend that this was a road built by the Irish giant Finn McCool to enable him to cross over to Scotland. Truly an amazing wonder of the world!

We then continue on to the picturesque coastal village at Ballintoy Harbour, where you'll have around 40 minutes of free time. Hear how Ballintoy Harbour served as the location for Theon Greyjoy's return to the Iron Islands, as well as scenes, such as Theon's baptism, Euron's crowning, and the burial of Balon Greyjoy. Our guide will also tell you what happened behind the scene and how the locals reacted.

Lastly visit Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre gave birth to a shadow assassin in front of a shocked Davos Seaworth in the TV show. After this stop, we will drive through the  Glens of Antrim to go back to Belfast.

Your last stop is Belfast, where you'll have around 45 minutes of free time to admire the city sights, stretch your legs, or grab some snacks. Then set out on the journey back to Dublin. Your tour ends back in central Dublin around 7:30pm/ 8:30pm.

*This tour is independently operated and is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with Game of Thrones.
*Please note that all times are approximate.  The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for small children or those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)
Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
Group of 12 people or more will not be accepted, even if the group makes separate bookings: Up to 60 people on board
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Returns to original departure point between 7:30pm and 8:30pm
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DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival
 DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival