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DUB200, Dublin Highlights, Pacific Princess, August 30th, 2017

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From berth toward city outskirts.   Click for bigger image
 
Detail of opposite shore.   Click for bigger image

We met on the dock at 1:30 p.m., where our coach was waiting.  Our guide gave us a running commentary on all the places we passed as we made our way to Trinity College for the first photo stop.  This included a 30 minute narrated talk by the guide with FM headsets, followed by 30 minutes free time.  This was enough time to vist the Book of Kells, if wanted, but you would have to pay admission if you wanted this.  This could be a better option than the tour DUB-210 depending on your needs.  We saw a lot of well preserved Victorian and Georgian buildings.  The city planners have not allowed high rise tower blocks to obscure the centre of the city.  We drove past the castle but didn't stop, but we had time for the history due to traffic.  We had two further stops at the Cathedrals, one a quick photo stop and the other another narrated guide.  The image is Saint Patrick's cathedral, the Anglican (state) one.  Our tour finished on the north side of the river, then we made our way back to the ship just in time for all aboard.