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Viking Splash Tour
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Txema M.Viking Splash Tour

Time Out Says

A thrilling, educational, and amphibious ride through the south of Dublin

The 75-minute Viking Splash Tour delivers an overview of many major city sights, like Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and several government buildings. Guides also reveal what the city was like during Viking, Medieval, and Georgian periods with a nearly constant flow of historical information, local folklore, and wisecracks. Keep in mind you’ll be wearing a plastic Viking helmet and shouting to pedestrians during much of the drive. The tour’s true highlight, though, comes when your vehicle (a World War II DUKW) splashes into the water at the Grand Canal Docklands for the aquatic portion of the programme.

Time Out tip: The vehicle’s roof cover only reaches twenty of the twenty-eight seats, so choose your spot wisely in case of rain or sunburn. They do distribute rain ponchos on tours with inclement weather. Viking requests participants convene at the meeting point 15 minutes before their scheduled tour. That’s St. Stephen’s Green North, opposite the Dawson Street junction. You will be mocked if you’re the last one to show up.

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Written by
Elizabeth Smith


St Stephen’s Green North, Dublin 2
Summer: €27 adults, €24 seniors and students with ID, €18 children 13-17, €13 children 2-12 ; Winter €25 adults, €22 seniors and students with ID, €17 children 13-17, €13 children 2-12
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