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this city break explore dublin city

have you decided on dublin for your mini break in ireland? You will not be disappointed, there’s so much more to dublin than just pubs and nightlife!  if you’re feeling adventurous and want to make the most of your city break in dublin, we’ve been busy making it easy for you by compiling a list of things to do in dublin, to keep you active during your break. gibson hotel is in a prime location to explore dublin at your finger tips.

get into the groove with our inspired packages and action-packed itineraries for your trip to dublin.  look like the ‘ultimate’ travel guru when you book and we will sort out the details.  go on, take a chance on us and see a different side to Dublin.

we have hooked-up with a few select local attractions and activities to ensure you best mini break (which are all COVID-19 safe) and have incorporated these into our packages, making it easy for you to book with us and we will look after the rest. the most important thing for us is that you are safe during your stay here.


EPIC Immigration Museum

Do you ever wonder how ireland has made such an imprint on the world?

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive journey about how a small island made a big impact on the world. The museum explores how every person is connected and how the Irish influence has shaped the world in the last fifteen centuries. It is located in the CHQ building at one of Dublin’s most historic locations by the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants.

This is culture made easy!

The museum’s high-tech, fully interactive exhibitions makes the EPIC experience a must during your active city break in dublin. As it is an accessible, fun and educational way for visitors to learn about Irish history, culture and people.

If you are booking our I Want to Ride My Bicycle Package which includes tickets into EPIC, we will book your tickets and send you a booking confirmation.

Windmill Lane Recording Studios

If you want to get into the groove of the music scene in dublin, this is great start point! Windmill Lane Recording Studio has just opened its doors to the public for exclusive guided tours.

The first of its kind in Ireland, the tour presents visitors with an unprecedented opportunity to understand the creation and production of some of the most iconic albums and songs of the past 40 years.

Let us guide you through the amazing history of these world-famous studios and the artists that have recorded here including The Rolling Stones, Kate Bush, The Cranberries, U2, Hozier, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor, Metallica, Riverdance, Def Leppard, Lady Gaga and so many more.

If you have booked our Rock’n’Roller Package for your mini break, we will book you in for the tour and provide you with a booking confirmation.  Located just a short distance from the gibson, its easy to find.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is Dublin’s newest destination for whiskey fans and for anyone with an interest in Dublin’s long association with Irish Whiskey. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, in the historic Liberties, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years and home to the Spirit of Dublin.

Our groovy Rock n Roller Package includes tickets, so we will book you in and confirm back to you once it is all booked.

Get on Yer Bike!

There’s no better way to explore dublin city than to ‘get on yer bike’!  The gibson hotel has partnered with River Cycles right here in Dublin City to bring you some cool accommodation packages including bike hire.

Maybe you want to get out of the city and have a leisurely cycle via Clontarf to Howth, taking in the stunning scenery of the north Dublin coastline.  Get some yummy fresh fish & chips on the pier in Howth before heading back to the city. There will always be something to during your city break to dublin.

If your feeling brave and want to see the sights of the city, there are plenty of safe cycle lanes around the city to get you out and about.

All bikes provided by River Cycles come with a sanitised helmet and a bike carrier bag, and they will give you tips on the best routes around the city.  All guests booking our packages will have their bike ordered in advance and all you need to do is rock up at River Cycles to collect your bike on the day.

bookings and information

Make the most of your trip look at our different offering for accommodation and if you are not sure where to eat when you arrive look at booking our onsite restaurant, the coda restaurant. if you have any additional questions,  make an enquiry please contact us team via phone +353 1 681 5054 or email