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Dublin's History – Take a Taxi Tour

How would you like your very own 90 minute private history tour of Dublin city? Not only would it be specially tailored to what you’re particularly interested in, but it would also be in the upmost comfort. That’s because Dublin Taxis are doing a special deal at the moment with their 1000 Years of History tour which promises to visit the most famous and recognized landmarks around. They’ll take up to four passengers in the cab at a time (for Euro 100 or Euro 30 for an individual).   And rest assured this is no ordinary taxi driver that will be whisking you around the streets of Dublin.

No, this qualified historian is a past winner of Irish Taxi Driver of the Year – such is his knowledge of the city. Now you can’t ask for better than that. Where Does the Tour Go? It’ll depend on what you’d like to see really but in the main you’ll visit Trinity College, Kilmainham Jail, the Guinness Brewery and Christchurch to name a few. The lesson itself with stretch 1000 years from the Viking landings to the war of independence and the setting up of a unique Irish Republic.

There’s nothing this bloke doesn’t have covered and we’re very impressed. But then why? Winner of Mastermind 1980 Fred Housego was a taxi driver wasn’t he? What Else Will I Learn on the Tour? Rest assured this historian knows his modern day restaurants, bars and entertainment too and will happily answer any questions on favoured venues.

Further Tours Available For those whose interests lie outwith the city, there’s also the option of a six hour private tour to county Meath where you’ll be regaled with tales of the Celtic and Norman kings and knights as you meander through the beautiful Irish countryside.

At one point the taxi will stop off at the Hill of Tara – the site of the inauguration of the High Kings of Ireland and you’ll have plenty of time to investigate at your leisure.

And as if that wasn’t enough to take in for one day the taxi, we’re assured, will also stop off at Trim Castle which was immortalized in modern day celluloid in Braveheart (incidentally it’s also the largest Anglo Normal castle in the whole of Ireland).

Although we’re Dublin residents we quite fancy the countryside tour ourselves as you can always pick up something you didn’t know and what better way to get a history lesson than to actually go and visit the locations rather than read about them in text books? From what we’ve learned there is currently a 10 per cent discount on the tours which are set to run all through August until September 1. It’d certainly be as well to book in advance. Meanwhile, it you’re embarking on the historical cab tour and looking for somewhere to stay then why not take a look at our reservations list here at the Sandymount Hotel? We know a bit of Irish history too! Image via

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Susan is super passionate about hotels and in a past life was a travel writer and hotel critic. As a Dublin native she also loves everything about the city and wants to share her knowledge on all the best bits.