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Dublin Shore Excursion: Skip the Line Guinness Storehouse Entrance Ticket

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    Stop At: Guinness Storehouse, Market Street St James Gate, Dublin 8 Ireland

    Located in the legendary St James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse production site has been home to the ’black stuff,’ as Guinness is often called, since 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years. On this skip-the-line shore excursion, you can explore the Storehouse without waiting in line!

    The Storehouse, a former fermentation plant, has been remodeled into a visitor center dedicated to the history of Guinness. Ireland's number-one visitor attraction unfolds its tale across seven floors shaped around a giant pint glass which, if full, would contain 14.3 million pints of Guinness.

    The highlight of your shore excursion to the Storehouse will surely be the Gravity Bar, symbolically the ‘head of the pint,’ where you can enjoy 360-degree views across Dublin while savoring a complimentary pint of Guinness.

    This excursion is located within a 15-minute taxi ride to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Dublin. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

    See the Itinerary section below for more information.
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    Ground Floor

    On the ground floor, a massive exhibit introduces you to the four ingredients of the beer: water, barley, hops and yeast, all of which come together to make a perfect pint. As you continue your visit, you will meet the fifth vital ingredient, the man himself, Arthur Guinness. You can also visit the Retail Store on the ground floor.

    First Floor

    The virtual master brewer guides you step-by-step through the brewing process. Up to 100 lucky visitors each week can start the brew themselves by operating a computer that follows the same timetable as the brewhouse. On the same floor, you will find the state-of-the-art Tasting Laboratory, Transport Exhibit, the Craft of the Cooper and tales about Guinness abroad.

    Second Floor

    Here you will find the history of Guinness Advertising, displaying branded memorabilia and the stories of popular icons, from the Toucan to the Guinness Surfers. You can also watch a selection of Guinness TV ads, which have made the brand a well-known Irish symbol in every corner of the globe.

    Third Floor

    The Choice Zone is an interactive exhibit that challenges visitors to look at their own drinking habits and recognize the fine line between enjoying yourself and drinking to excess.

    Fourth Floor

    The Story of the Building exhibit charts the history of the building from its construction in 1904 as a fermentation plant to its re-birth in the year 2000 as the Guinness Storehouse visitor experience. The Home message board is also located here; this is where you have the opportunity to leave a message about anything you wish!

    Fifth Floor

    The Source Bar is an artistically designed bar where you can learn to pour your own pint of Guinness beer. You’ll also find the Brewery Bar, an informal and relaxing place to dine while at the Guinness Storehouse. Enjoy traditional Irish cuisine with traditional Irish recipes that use Guinness as a defining ingredient.

    On the same floor, the My Goodness My Gilroy section is an exhibition of John Gilroy's work, the artist responsible for the famous Guinness advertising from the 1930s to 1960s. Opened in July 2004 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Guinness advertising, the exhibition features Gilroy's original sketches, artwork and posters, drawn from the Guinness Archive. Guinness TV commercials aired in 1955, which brought Gilroy's famous characters to life, are also shown.

    Seventh Floor

    The Gravity Bar – you have finally reached the head of the pint! This is where you will receive your complimentary pint of Guinness beer. Relax and enjoy the uninterrupted panoramic views across Dublin from one of the most spectacular places in the city.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Departure Point
    Guinness Storehouse, St James's Gate, Ushers, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guinness storehouse

    Address: St James's Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland

    Directions: Simply redeem your confirmation voucher at a priority access window to gain entry.

    The lines are particularly long during July, August and weekends. Weekdays are less busy.

    Ports
    Guinness Storehouse, Ushers, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Departure Time
    1/1/2019 - 8/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 07:00 PM

    9/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • 1 pint of Guinness
    • Soft drink for children under 18 years
    • Car parking
    • Entry/Admission - Guinness Storehouse
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
    • You are required to enter a travel date, please note this is only required as an indication
    • Infants under the age of 5 years go free of charge
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 August 2019

    A must for us as son in law is of Irish descendant. Sure gave the story of it brewing and taste at end was enjoyed by beer drinkers. Us that don’t had plenty of lemonade available, bottomless glass.

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Thanks so much for the great review. We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us at the home of Guinness. We hope to welcome you back soon.

    Reviewed 1 August 2019

    This is obviously a well visited tourist attraction, but in my opinion that is all it is. You don’t get a real sense of production or genuine history as we could not see physically how it is made - as you do at the Teelings...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Thanks for taking the time to post this review. We’re sorry to hear you didn’t have a great experience here at Guinness Storehouse. Customer feedback is very important to us, and we do take it all on board. Thanks again.

    Reviewed 29 July 2019

    Skipped the line and directly into Guinnesses. Great tour, very interesting. End the tour with a lovely creamy pint of Guinness and a view of the city.More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    We're thrilled to read this review of your visit to Guinness Storehouse. There is nothing quite like taking in that view from Gravity Bar while enjoying a fresh creamy pint! Thanks again for posting - we hope to welcome you back to the home of...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2019

    Going to Dublin and not visit Guiness Storehouse.. Is a no-no.. But be prepared for a lot of noise and confusion.. But the view of 360° when you reach the top floor as you sip a Guiness is well worth it.

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

    Thanks for taking the time to post this review of Guinness Storehouse. Customer feedback is very important to us, and we do take it all on board. Thanks again.

    Reviewed 19 July 2019

    First things, first. I am not a beer drinker, so I went on this tour because others in my party were interested and it was included in our Dublin Pass. That being said, the museum does a very thorough job of explaining the brewing process...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2019

    Thank you so much for your comments. We are currently in the works of doubling the size of the Gravity Bar to showcase the wonderful views with more room to relax and enjoy a pint of Guinness, Thanks again for your feedback.

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