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Dublin Literary & Gastronomy Tour

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As a perfect addition to your Fresh Eire Adventure, why not stay on in Dublin for an extra few days and explore what this marvellous city has to offer?

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Get excited! Again, this is another Fresh Eire Adventure First!

Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature and offers the weekend visitor a myriad of choice in museums, galleries, shopping, sight seeing, restaurants, nightlife and theatre.

Fresh Eire Adventures is delighted to offer the Dublin Literary & Gastronomy Tour, a one-day walking tour of Dublin’s most significant literary attractions combined with a tour of the finest gastronomic highlights on offer.

Following a Ulysses-themed breakfast to set the mood, your guide will meet you at the historic Shelbourne Hotel, on St Stephen’s Green at 9.30am to commence a memorable day in the city. 

  • Guided tour with a local Irish literary expert;
  • Short Visit to Trinity College to view The Book of Kells and Long Room;
  • ’Elevenses’ in Bewley’s with a local Dublin poet;
  • Visit to the National Library on historic Kildare Street;
  • Joycean Lunch, including Guinness or wine, in Davy Byrnes;
  • Backstage visit at Abbey or Gate theatre;
  • Afternoon tea at either The Gresham or Wynne’s Hotel;
  • Visit to Writers Museum;
  • Pre theatre dinner, including wine, at Chapter One (Michelin Star);
  • Tickets to theatre production of your choice;
  • Writers and Topics covered will include
James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, Roddy Doyle, Colm Toibin, Joseph O’Connor, Brian Friel, Irish Feminist Writers (eg. O’Faolain, McCafferty), New Irish Dramatists (eg. Martin McDonagh), 1916 Easter Rising, War of Independence, the trade union movement, history of the Abbey Theatre. (Suggested reading list in advance.)

This is a walking tour although a taxi may be used to transport you from your hotel after lunch to the north side of the city.  Post-theatre taxi, if required, can be arranged but is not included.

Distance covered by foot is less than 2 miles.

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Dates Lit Gastro Tour

This package can be reserved for any pre or post tour weekend and takes place usually on a Saturday or Sunday. Send us an email and we'll contact you to discuss the options.

Prices Lit Gastro Tour

  • US$800 pp
  • US$1200 per couple
  • US$1750 per group of 3
  • US$2100 per group of 4
  • US$450 pp (5+ participants)

Included Lit Gastro Tour

  • All admissions to sights and included attractions;
  • All meals, beverages (& restaurant gratuities);
  • Guiding services;
  • Welcome pack;
  • Copy of “Davy Byrnes Stories” (a short story collection edited by Richard Ford).

Extras Lit Gastro Tour

  • Post theatre taxi to your hotel
  • Lunch & Dinner on your second (and third) day
  • Gratuities for your Guide

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