Featured Guidebook: Rick Steves Snapshop Dublin

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Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travellers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick’s up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money, including good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations.

img rick steves snapshot dublin 338x600 - Featured Guidebook: Rick Steves Snapshop DublinIn Snapshot Dublin, Rick Steves and Pat O’Connor team up to cover the best of the Irish capital. From its lively pubs filled with Guinness-fuelled craic (conversations) and traditional music, to its stately Georgian sights, to its powerful rebel history, Dublin delights its visitors. Stroll vibrant O’Connell Street for a lesson in Ireland’s long struggle for independence, cheer on the local hurling team at Croke Park, and pore over the intricately decorated 9th-century Book of Kells. Pious, earthy, witty, brooding, feisty and unpretentious, Dublin is an intoxicating potion to sip or slurp – as the mood strikes you.

For a break from the big city, venture to sights near Dublin: the prehistoric tombs at Bru na Boinne, the site of the pivotal Battle of the Boyne, the stout ruins of Trim Castle, the impressive Gardens of Powerscourt, the monastic settlement at Glendalough, and the proud Irish equestrian tradition at the National Stud.

With Rick Steves Snapshot Dublin you’ll learn how to travel smartly and get around as a local as you explore these and other sights in and around Dublin.

This pocket-size book includes the following topics:

  • Planning Your Time, with advice on how to make the most of your limited time. Rick includes a 2-day sightseeing itinerary covering the top sights and experiences
  • Orientation, including tourist information, tips on public transport, local tour options and helpful hints
  • Sights with ratings: 3 stars (don’t miss), 2 stars (try hard to see), 1 star (worthwhile if you can make it), no rating (worth knowing about)
  • Sleeping and Eating, with good-value recommendations in every price range
  • Connections, with tips on trains, buses and driving
  • Practicalities has information on money, staying connected, hotel revelations, transportation and more


More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Snapshot Dublin is perfect if Dublin is your only destination in Ireland. But if you’re seeing more of the country, consider the latest edition of Rick Steves Ireland, which includes planning information to help you determine the best itinerary for a countrywide trip.