Dublin, Ireland's capital, has a wealth of attractions. It is a city steeped in history, tragic and glorious, with haunting memories of great patriots, statesmen, scientists and scholars. There are spacious streets, fine buildings and friendly people. Few capitals are so beautifully situated. Dublin Bay forms a sweeping crescent from the Hill of Howth to Dalkey. A salt wind blows into the heart of the city, and the slopes of the Wicklow Hills seem to rise at the end of every street in the southern suburbs.
Dublin is so compact a city it has been described as a capital in miniature. The most conspicuous reminders of Georgian Dublin are the beautiful squares and terraces. Many of the buildings still have their original features, including doorknockers, fanlights and wrought iron balconies, which you'll see. Your panoramic sightseeing tour will show you the many faces of Dublin.
You will stop to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. Built in honor of Ireland's patron saint in 1190, it is not only the largest church in Ireland, but is also said to be one of the earliest Christian sites in Ireland where St. Patrick baptized converts. Buried inside is Jonathan Swift, author and former dean of the cathedral.