Situated just minutes from Dublin’s O’Connell Street, the Belvedere Hotel offers the perfect city centre base to explore a host of great family attractions including:
Dublin Bus Tours
A family day out that will please all the little children and big children alike. It’s a great way to see the city. Buy your hop on hop off ticket at the reception desk and follow the route of all the famous tourist attractions in Dublin. The tour take about 1 hour 45 minutes long with 23 stops along the way all located near Dublin’s top tourist attractions. You can hop-off at any time to go visit attractions like Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo or The Book of Kells in Trinity College.
Located in the medieval part of Dublin which is over 1000 years old. Come face to face with the Vikings and learn about life back in Medieval Dublin. Here you can explore the world of a History Hunter and see a Medieval view of a modern city from our Medieval tower. You can even try on old medieval replica clothing and discover the true way life was at back so many years ago. This attraction is suitable for all ages and is sure to interest people from a variety of backgrounds.
Viking Splash Tour
Want the perfect family fun activity? Look no further than the Viking Splash Tours, an exciting tour around the main sights of Dublin City – by land and water! Yes the tour bus really does turn into a boat! So make sure to wear your rainproof clothing. Let the Vikings show you the sites and scenes of the capital city from a World War II amphibious bus . Enjoy all this while you giggle away with the all the Viking guides who promise to keep you captivated and engaged during your trip. The tour departs from Stephen Greens North, 7 days per week. They depart every 30 minutes during peak time and 90 minutes during the off-peak season.
The college first opened in 1592 and is widely renowned worldwide for producing prestigious academics. The college gates are open to the public and anyone can take a wander around the grounds of the college. This attraction would particularly interest someone who has an interest in history and architecture. On visiting the college you cannot miss the “Long Room” and the “Book of Kells”. The “Long Room” is filled with historical literature and is a fascination to anyone not just history buffs. Arrive early during peak season as this is one of Dublin’s top tourist attractions.
Dublin Zoo and Phoneix Park
Every child loves a trip to the zoo and Dublin Zoo has been voted the No.1 tourist attraction in Dublin for many years. Dublin Zoo covers 28 hectares so make sure you have your good walking shoes on that day if you are planning a visit. Both adults and children will be entertained for a full day at this top tourist attractions. Dublin Zoo is situated in Phoneix Park which sits on 1752 acres. The park is a fabulous family day out. You can have a picnic, watch the wild deer or hire bicycles and cycle at your leisure around the park.