For my first trip to Dublin, it was pretty obvious that I was going to do the Guinness Factory tour. Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and no visit to Dublin is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse – the home of Guinness! The Guinness Storehouse is by far Dublin;s most popular attraction with over 1 million visitors per year. While on your tour you get access to the seven amazing floors dedicated to telling visitors the story of how the Guinness brand started. You also get access to the Gravity bar, with its 360-degree views over Dublin. Oh on top of the tour your ticket comes with 1 complimentary pint of Guinness, so it’s a win-win situation.
The tour takes place in a converted storehouse which is only one part of the 26-hectare breezy that is open to the public. As I mentioned already your ticket includes access to all 7 floors of this storehouse. Across the floors, you will discover everything about Guinness before getting to states it at the top floor Gravity Bar. I suggest pre-booking your tickets. It is 16 Euros if your pre-book and it is 20 Euros if you buy your ticket on the day of.You also get to skip the queue when you pre-book.
As you make your way through the impressive storehouse, discover the sacred way of brewing that makes Guinness so distinctive. You will visit the tasting rooms, which includes a multi-sensory tasting experience designed to help you appreciate the distinctive taste of the iconic stout. You will be taught how to enjoy your Guinness from the very first velvet sip to the last little drop.
You can also learn how to pour the perfect pint in the Guinness Academy and I highly suggest your try it because you will feel like an expert bartender when you are done. Once you have poured your perfect pint you can then make your way up to the 7th floor to the Gravity Bar, symbolically called the “Head of the Pint”. While up at the Gravity bar you can see some killer views of Dublin city. Of course, these views are much better with your pint of Guinness in hand.
I absolutely loved this tour. I was a bit hesitant because I was not a fan go Guinness before this tour. I tried Guinness years ago in Scotland, but now being taught how to enjoy my pint I am much more appreciative of the full taste in a pint of Guinness. If you are a beer lover you should definitely do this tour while in Dublin.
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