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Top 5 alternative ways to get around Dublin

Dublin is spectacularly easy to get around whether it be by DART, bus or taxi. However, if you are looking for a more interesting, exciting or just odd way to see the city follow the Generator Hostel Dublin guide for our top five alternative ways to see the beautiful city of Dublin:

Pedal Power

A brilliant way to get about and a great way to see the city is by bike. There are many stations scattered throughout the centre of the city where you can rent bikes out just for the day or however long your stay is. Make sure you bring a helmet as Dublin can have quite heavy traffic but there are many cycling lanes available to make cycling around very easy. Renting out a bike for your stay also makes getting out of the city and seeing the surrounding beautiful countryside very hassle-free indeed.

Bike in Dublin city

A Cruise up the Liffey on a River Boat

The Liffey is the main river running through Dublin and there are various activities to be had on it. A river cruise is a great way to see the city from a different angle. Liffey River Cruises have tours running throughout the day from March until November, leaving several times a day. The tours take 45 minutes in which you will get an insight into how the city was formed over 1000 years ago and how it developed into the exciting city it is today. The tours leave from Bachelors Walk near to O’Connell Bridge.

Cruise Dublin in a big Yellow Amphibious Vehicle

For a more “offbeat” way of travelling on the river you could always look into booking a Viking Splash Tour. The tour takes you round the streets and waterways of Dublin in big yellow amphibious vehicle while showing you the historical sites with an engaging and exciting tour guide. The Viking Splash Tour really offers a unique way to view the city that no other tour has, the chance to experience Dublin from the water, land and back into the water again. Tours last for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and cost 20 Euros.

Take a Romantic Horse Drawn Carriage

The horse drawn carriage rides around the city are a beautiful and relaxing way to spend your holiday in Dublin, perfect for romantics looking for an hour of calm together time. The carriages are handsomely outfitted and the drivers are knowledgeable about the areas you will be riding through and can, if you wish, provide commentary on route. The rides range from a short trip around the block to longer journeys across the city’s streets and historic squares. Prices range from 20 Euros to 50 Euros for a group of one to four people.

On a Harley Davidson

To tour Dublin in total style then why not consider renting out a Harley Davidson bike from Celtic Riders? They have a wide selection of motorbikes but nothing can beat a loved and iconic Harley as a unique way to see the city. As well as seeing the city, a motorbike is the perfect way to experience some of the astonishing surrounding countryside. Celtic Riders also offer gps guided tours to show you around. They provide you with a bike and a gps unit with some of the best sights to see and places to eat pre-loaded on it so you can take it at your own pace. Prices range from 150 Euros a day for a BMW F650GS Twin to 200 Euros a day for a Harley Davidson.

So if you want a more unusual tour of Dublin pop in to the Generator Hostel Dublin Travel Shop and they can fill you in on the details of what to do in Dublin.

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