Did you know that in 1759, Arthur Guinness leased this property at IR 45 for 9,000 years!! Oh my GUINNESS! Now that’s a good deal. See what I did there?
Visiting the Guinness storehouse is a must-do when in Dublin. The entire experience/tour takes approximately two to three hours to complete.
To avoid waiting in line, purchase your tickets in advance and bring along your confirmation voucher to show it to the guard at the main entrance. This saved us at least an hour and a half of waiting in line just to purchase the tickets.
Tip # 1: Purchase your tickets in advance (and don’t forget to print your voucher!)
Visit https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/tickets to purchase your tickets! Determine your ticket category (child, student or adult) and then select the time you would like to visit. Make sure you don’t miss your designated time slot! If so, you go to the back of the line. The good thing is that you have a 30-minute time slot to arrive.
Tip # 2: Be on time! Plan ahead and don't mess it up.
As soon as you enter there’s a mini-orientation to the Guinness Experience where a guide explains its history of the 9,000 year lease. After this, the experience is all on your own and at your own pace.
Tip # 3: Take your time to learn about the brand’s history. I found it very interesting!
After you learn all about the process of making beer and how the business operated back in the 1700’s, you learn all about its success over the years. This also includes business and advertising oriented decisions and creativity they had to lead this business to success.
Tip # 4: Once you arrive to the tasting room, do not “chug” the beer as soon they give it to you.
This section of the tour explains how to taste and determine the fine quality of ingredients the Guiness Beer has.
Tip # 5: Once the tour is over, head over to the restaurant located on the top floor. Here you can socialize and make new friends while you enjoying complimentary Guinness Beer.
I do not consider myself a beer person, in fact, I never have it by choice. (Only at special occasions when there’s only beer at the party! ) That being said, I did enjoy my Guinness Experience even though beer is not my drink of choice. Never.
The beer in Europe is definitely a much better quality than the commercial beer offered in the US. The Guinness in Ireland did not taste the same as back home. This one was very good and enjoyable!
At the beginning of the tour, I said I wasn’t going to drink the Guinness, but after trying it and actually liking it (a lot!) I finished the entire pint on my own! Haha
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