Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Travelore Tips: Dublin Pass Relaunched To Help Visitors As Irish Tourism Booms

Dublin Pass relaunched to help visitors as Irish tourism booms

DUBLIN, Ireland - With Ireland's visitor numbers up by nine per cent in 2014 and further increases expected this year, the Dublin Pass, a sightseeing card which helps visitors save time and money, has been relaunched to make the capital city more convenient and accessible for tourists.
The Dublin Pass has been revamped with a new smartphone- and tablet-ready website, making it easier to purchase, and now offers entry to 33 of the city's top attractions, as well as discounts and exclusive offers at 20 more venues, a one-way Aircoach transfer into the centre of Dublin from the city's airport, a free guidebook and fast-track entry at some of the busiest attractions.
Priced from €39 per adult and €21 per child (aged 5-15) for a one-day pass, the Dublin Pass is a convenient single purchase showcasing the best of the city while minimising the time spent waiting for tickets at each attraction.
Featured attractions include:
Guinness Storehouse - learn how this Irish icon is made and sample some in the Gravity Bar, with 360-degree views across Dublin.
Dublin Zoo - view 400 animals in a variety of exotic habitats, right in the heart of the city.
Aviva Stadium Tour - go behind the scenes in the changing rooms and players' tunnel at the home of the Irish rugby union and football teams.
National Wax Museum PLUS - come face-to-face with some of Ireland's famous writers including Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde - but watch out for Dracula and Hannibal Lecter!
Glasnevin Museum - the story of modern Ireland told through interactive exhibitions and engaging cemetery tours. One of the city's most popular attractions.
Old Jameson Distillery - a tour through the history of Irish Whiskey making … with the chance to become a 'Qualified Irish Whiskey Taster' too!
Croke Park Stadium Tour - at the heart of Irish sporting life for more than 100 years, Croke Park gives visitors a chance to learn about the fastest field games in the world, hurling and Gaelic football.
Christ Church Cathedral - dating from 1030, the cathedral is Dublin's oldest building and is of rich cultural significance.
Dublinia - discover the Viking and Medieval history of the city through three separate exhibitions.
Jeanie Johnston Tallship & Famine Museum - a 50-minute tour of this full-size replica tall ship tells the story of the poverty-stricken emigrants who escaped Ireland's potato famine for North America.
On a one-day Dublin Pass (€39) visitors can save after visiting just three attractions - head to the Guinness Storehouse (normally €18), Dublin Zoo (€16.80) and the Old Jameson Distillery Tour (€15) and save over €10. Visitors on the two-day pass (€61) can save money after visiting just five attractions.
• One-day Dublin Pass - €39 per adult, €21 per child (aged 5-15 years).
• Two-day Dublin Pass - €61 per adult, €35 per child.
• Three-day Dublin Pass - €71 per adult, €42 per child.
• Six-day Dublin Pass - €105 per adult, €54 per child.
Children aged under 5 gain free entry to Dublin attractions.

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