Ok guys. So myself, along with 12 other students are backpacking through Europe this summer studying gourmet tourism and we are each in charge of a city. I am responsible for Dublin. Any places, tours, restaurants, pubs, shopping centers, ANYTHING that I must do while I’m there?!
Backpacking with 12 people through Europe is going to get crazy! I wish you luck.
The first thing I would do is just browse the top rated attractions for Dublin to see if anything in particular is calling to you:
The advantage of having a group is that you can sometimes get a private tour or dining experience for your group that is personalized to your interests. Just remember to book these in advance so you can plan around your tour times.
I would think a food tour would be a great option, considering your field of study. There are several to choose from, but here is a highly rated one:
Ireland of course is also known for it’s whiskey, so going to the Irish Whiskey Museum might be a good choice. Tastings are included:
Another thing that is uniquely Irish are the Gaelic Games. They have workshops that teach you how to play the different sports. This would be a really fun group activity, especially for a group of students. You learn about the history of the games as well as have a chance to burn off some of those calories:
Don’t forget to build in some free time for everyone to do their own thing. Grafton Street is a good place to cut people loose. The street itself is a really cool place to walk around and get lunch. From here people can also walk around St Stephen’s Green (which also has an indoor shopping center), The Little Museum of Dublin, National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, St. Ann’s Church of Ireland, St Teresa’s Church Discalced Carmelites, as well as plenty of little shops, bars, and restaurants. It is also within walking distance to Trinity College which is well worth walking around or relaxing in it’s parks.
I hope this gives you a good place to get started!