GUINNESS STOREHOUSE: A TOUR OF IRELAND’S MOST FAMOUS TEMPLE OF BEER
An excursion to discover one of the symbols of Ireland: the famous Guinness beer. We tour the enormous building where beer used to be made and subsequently converted into a fascinating fun itinerary made up of tasting sessions, fun facts and an amazing view from the top floor.
What we will see
- Sightseeing tour of Dublin
- Guinness Storehouse: independent visit
- Origins and history of beer; fermentation processes
- Multisensory tasting session
- Historic ads and Guinness Academy
- Brewers' Dining Hall
- Gravity Bar and free Guinness pint
What we will do
- We leave the port behind us on a coach as we start our sightseeing tour of Dublin, the capital of Ireland dating back to over 2000 years ago.
- We venture into this amazing city, overlooking a bay surrounded by low mountains and admire its majestic Georgian architecture, the Liffey river splitting the city into two, lush gardens and lovely churches.
- We then reach our destination: the Guinness Storehouse, i.e. the Guinness beer factory, a true symbol for the Irish people.
- After a short introduction in German, French or English, we can enjoy an independent visit of the large building that was used as a warehouse and beer fermentation facility until 1988.
- The museum spreads out on seven floors designed as a large pint. Each is filled with information and activities on the “black stuff”, as the Irish love to refer to Guinness.
- We start from the base to discover the origins and the history of the famous beer, passing by a large store selling Guinness original merch. We then climb to the first floor, with old pieces of machinery illustrating the fermentation process and dozens of kegs used to transport the beer via land and sea.
- The second floor is home to a multisensory tasting session where we learn to appreciate all the aromas of this naturally-fermented nectar, while the third floor displays fun Guinness ads.
- We then reach the fourth floor, which is where the Guinness Academy is located: the staff teaches us the noble art of tapping and we also get a certificate.
- The Brewers’ Dining Hall is on the fifth floor. We discover the local culinary tradition and how to use Guinness in recipes which we can order and enjoy.
- We finally reach the top floor with its amazing Gravity Bar offering 360° views of the city. We are offered a pint of delicious Guinness, which we can enjoy as we take in the fantastic panorama.