Excursions

While in Ireland, ensure you take time to explore the green island and its capital. Dublin is a vibrant youthful city with a lot to offer to its visitors.

A wide range of tailor-made tour options is available to Accompanying Persons and Delegates attending the ESGE Days 2020. Tours can be booked online together with your accommodation booking

There are many opportunities to visit the sights and tourist destinations of Dublin. Visit the Book of Kells in Trinity Library and its beautiful campus grounds, to Guinness Storehouse, The National Art Gallery or take a tour of the Whiskey Museum or famous Guinness Storehouse, whilst you attend the ESGE Days 2020.

The conference office is ready to assist with queries and additional suggestions to help plan your time in Ireland.

For further details please contact info@esge2020accommodation.org or call us on +353 1 4003626.

Please note:
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.

  • Cliffs of Moher Tour - PRE-CONFERENCE FULL DAY TOUR
    €90.00
    Travel with us to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare located on Ireland’s wild rugged Atlantic coast. The cliffs are the highest cliffs in Europe at 214 meters/700 feet high and were recently voted as the seventh most wonderful heritage site in the world, a global poll conducted by UNESCO.

    Arriving at the Cliffs of Moher make sure to visit the Atlantic Edge – an exciting interpretive centre and a new Visitor Experience. Situated in a large domed cave, see photographs, exhibits, displays and experiences that will enchant all who visit. Continue the tour through the dome and experience a virtual reality Cliff face adventure known as THE LEDGE, shown in the audio visual theatre allowing you to experience life at the cliff face both above and below sea level.

    Moving outside the visitor centre enjoy a walk along the Cliff face and experience for yourself the exhilarating freedom and the power of nature at work. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres along the western seaboard of County Clare. Visit O’Brien’s Tower which stands proudly on a headland off these wonderful Cliffs and see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay.

    Date: Wednesday, 22nd April *
    Departure Time: 07:00
    Departure Location: The Convention Centre Dublin
    Return Time: 18:00
    Ticket Price: €90.00 per person (Lunch included)

    *Subject to minimum numbers


  • Dublin Coach Guided Tour with Trinity College & Book of Kells Tour
    €50.00
    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. Lunch is at the delegates own expense.

    Date: Thursday, 23rd April *
    Departure Time: 10:00
    Departure Location: The Convention Centre Dublin
    Return Time: 14:00
    Ticket Price: €50.00 per person

    *Subject to minimum numbers


  • Dublin City Walking Tour
    €25.00
    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. Lunch is at the delegates own expense.

    Date: Thursday, 23rd April *
    Departure Time: 10:30
    Tour duration: 3hrs
    Ticket Price: €25.00 per person

    *Subject to minimum numbers


  • Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Tour
    €55.00
    Guests on this tour will enjoy stunning scenery and a glimpse of Ireland’s monastic past at Glendalough in Co. Wicklow, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, Glendalough (meaning glen of two lakes) is a former glacial valley renowned for its early medieval monastic settlement. For thousands of years people have been drawn to Glendalough for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys. From the gentle wilds of Glendalough, guests are then taken to the beautiful grounds of Powerscourt House & Gardens. Powerscourt House and Gardens is one of Europe’s great treasures and Ireland’s most famous estate. Gracing the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, the 18th century mansion was partially destroyed by fire in 1974. A long restoration project ensued and an exhibition now brings its rich history to life. Also onsite is Ireland’s premier shopping emporium, Avoca Handweavers. Lunch is at the delegates own expense.

    Date: Friday, 24th April *
    Departure Time: 09:00
    Departure Location: The Convention Centre Dublin
    Return Time: 15:00
    Ticket Price: €55.00 per person

    *Subject to minimum numbers


  • Coastal Scenic Tour with Malahide Castle and Gardens Tour
    €50.00
    Delegates will be brought along the North shore of Dublin, where a view of Howth Head, Bull Island Bird Sanctuary and other sights can be seen. Stopping in the picturesque village of Malahide, guests will have time to explore the village before they visit Malahide Castle and Gardens.

    Malahide Castle and Gardens is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic 12th century castle has been home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. Lunch is at the delegates own expense.

    Date: Saturday, 25th April *
    Departure Time: 10:00
    Departure Location: The Convention Centre Dublin
    Return Time: 14:00
    Ticket Price: €50.00 per person

    *Subject to minimum numbers


  • Giant’s Causeway Tour
    €110.00
    The Giant’s Causeway day tour transports you to the very northern point of Ireland where you see one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders and some of the most breath-taking sights and scenery Northern Ireland has to offer. Traveling along some of the most dramatic coastline in Ireland, you’ll learn Irish history from a passionate guide and have the chance to take photos of some of the most beautiful locations in the world! The Giant’s Causeway is Ireland’s first World Heritage site and the story of its formation is fascinating, whether you prefer the scientific explanation or the one involving a trick played on a giant! Breathe in the fresh northern air at the Causeway and explore the unique rock formations that are shrouded in mystery and myth. Can you draw up the courage of a lion to cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge? Or maybe a leisurely stroll along the beautiful sweeping beach looking out on Whitepark Bay and Portbradden is more your idea of heaven. The north coast of County Antrim is deeply rooted in history and legend and on your Giant’s Causeway day tour with us you can experience it all!

    Delegates requiring a visa should ensure their visa covers entry to the UK, if they wish to partake on this tour.

    Date: Sunday, 26th April *
    Departure Time: 07:00
    Departure Location: The Convention Centre Dublin
    Return Time: 18:30
    Ticket Price: €110.00 per person

    *Subject to minimum numbers