Leisure Tours

The congress office has provided many leisure options for you to explore the sights of Ireland for delegates to book as part of the online registration process. Full details will be made available at a later date.

The congress office hopes you will savor the finer attractions in our country. Ireland’s capital city of Dublin was originally founded as a Viking settlement in the 8th century. Since that long lost time, Ireland has grown into one of Europe’s centers for education and innovation. A growing number of tourists visit Dublin and other parts of Ireland every year to experience the country’s rich cultural heritage and history. A visit to any of our numerous locations will make your journey all the more special.

For more information, contact Amy, Keynote PCO: Registration@inqua2019.org

All tours are subject to a minimum number of bookings. If the minimum number of bookings is not reached, the tour will be cancelled. Two weeks’ notice will be given of such a cancellation. Alternative tour option will be offered or the payment made will be refunded.

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Dublin Bay Cruise - Biosphere Guide - Howth Self Guided Tour

Dublin Bay Cruise - Biosphere Guide - Howth Self Guided Tour

Date: Sunday, 28th July
Departure Time: 10.30
Departure Location: Convention Centre Dublin
Return Time: 15:00
Ticket Price: €65.00 per person

Sail from the City on a majestic cruise south of Dublin Bay to the beautiful Dun Laoghaire Harbour and from there on to the traditional fishing of Howth with its world renowned fish restaurants and fantastic walks. During your voyage you will see aspects of the city that are not possible on any other mode of transport. The magnificent Convention Center, Eastlink Bridge (Opening), Dublin Port and Docklands, Poolbeg Lighthouse passing by Dalkey island ,Clontarf and the world wildlife reserve Bull Island, Baily and Kish Lighthouses, Howth head, Ireland Eye, Lambay Island and Howth Harbour with it’s many seals swimming in the harbour.

Dublin Bay is internationally recognised for its fascinating natural and cultural heritage and has recently been designated as a “UNESCO Biosphere”

Dublin Bay Evening Cruise - Biosphere Guide - Howth Self Guided Tour

Dublin Bay Evening Cruise - Biosphere Guide - Howth Self Guided Tour

Date: Sunday, 28th July
Departure Time: 16:30
Departure Location: Convention Centre Dublin
Return Time: 20:30
Ticket Price: €65.00 per person

Botanic Gardens - Glasnevin Cemetery Guided Tour

Botanic Gardens - Glasnevin Cemetery Guided Tour

Date: Sunday, 28th July
Departure Time: 10:00
Departure Location: The Convention Centre Dublin
Return Time: 14:00
Ticket Price: €50

The National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm and beauty. A premier scientific institution, the gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic wrought iron glasshouses. Within the living collections at the National Botanic Gardens there are over 300 endangered species from around the world and 6 species already extinct in the wild. Staff at the Gardens are actively describing new species, increasing their knowledge of the Irish flora, conducting collecting expeditions and investigating the needs of our most threatened native species.
The National Herbarium is based within the National Botanic Gardens and has a collection of nearly ¾ million dried plant specimens, there is also an active DNA research lab.
The tour will also visit the historic Glasnevin Cemetery where prominent national figures are laid to rest including Michael Collins and Daniel O’Connell and Luke Kelly from the Dubliners.

Half Day Tour - Dublin City Walking Tour

Half Day Tour - Dublin City Walking Tour

Date: Sunday 28th July
Departure Time: 10:00
Return Time: Tour is 3 hours, delegates will finish in the City Centre
Departure Location: The Convention Centre Dublin
Ticket Price: €25.00 per person

Get to know Dublin city on foot! Your guide will walk you through Dublin, showing you the key sights and imparting their knowledge on the history of Ireland. The group will be picked up from the conference venue and make their way into the city where they will discover the best of Dublin, enjoy intriguing history, architecture, events and stories right back to its Viking & medieval origins. Dublin has so many great places to see, all with their own fascinating stories and history.

Half Day Tour - Dublin Tour with Trinity College & Book of Kells

Half Day Tour - Dublin Tour with Trinity College & Book of Kells

Date: Sunday, 28th July
Departure Time: 10:00
Departure Location: The Convention Centre Dublin
Return Time: 13:00
Ticket Price: €50.00 per person

Participants will be collected by private coach and will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City. The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings.

The highlight of the tour will be a visit to Trinity College Dublin where you will be welcomed at the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition – a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. A walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells – a 9th century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.

Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus – 48hrs

Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus – 48hrs

Departure Location: Dublin City Centre
Ticket Price: €25.00 Adult / €23 Student

This fun and friendly 90-minute tour departs every 8 to 20 minutes throughout the day and stops along the primary tour route include Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo and the Old Jameson Distillery. There is multilingual commentary in 8 languages: English, Gaelic, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese & Russian and live guides on buses. Two children go free with every adult ticket. Ticket is valid for 48 hours from validation.

Each tour departs from 14 Upper O’Connell Street (Stop 1). First tour departs at 9.00am. There are a number of public buses from the University campus to O’Connell Street. Tour tickets can be purchased through the online registration form.