Art & History
Imagine yourself traveling back in time as you walk along the magnificent hallways and corridors of the Trakai Island Castle on this magical half-day tour with SuperCoucou! First, you will head to Trakai, the ancient capital of Lithuania, nicknamed “the Town on the Water.” Here you will find a remarkable combination of clear blue lakes and moraine hills which create a breathtaking sight. This historic lake resort is particularly rich in architectural and cultural monuments such as the 14th C Trakai Island Castle which is the main landmark situated on the Galvė Lake. It once hosted noblemen and ambassadors from all over Europe with luxurious feasts and legendary treasures kept in its cellars; nowadays it is the only surviving insular castle in Eastern Europe!
TRADITIONAL IRISH STORYTELLING AFTERNOON TOUR DEPARTURE TIME: 1:45 PM ... RETURN TIME : 3:45 PM (APPROXIMATELY) TOUR DURATION : 2 HOURS PRICE : €20 TAKE NOTE: Please arrive 10 minutes before departure. Bring warm clothing and good shoes. OVERVIEW : Ireland's Only Custom Built Traditional Irish Storytelling Bus! Jump aboard our unique bus at College Green as we set off on a lyrical journey into Ireland's past, both Mythical and Historical. Imagine a land roamed by Faries, Giants and Pookas, and listen to stories of how the faries came into existence. The Tuathe De Danaan forced underground and became known as different entities namely Faries, Sidhe, and most famously the Leprachauns. You will hear an enthralling story of the trickery of the leprachauns on the Vikings at the founding of Dublin. ITINERARY: Arrive at the peninsula of Beann Eadair We will take you to a beautiful spot on the East coast with views of the lighthouse at Howth Head. Around this spot there are many sightings of Merrows, Irish Mermen, who are not as beautiful as their female counterparts. While both have the tail of a fish, the similarity ends there. The Merrows have a male torso, small finns instead of arms, and the snout of a pig, and little ears. Learn of the friendship of Jack O'Mahoney and one of these fellows. Conn of the Hundred battles used to stroll along these beaches. Back on the bus a complimentary drink and some more tall tales! St Annes Park - Brian Boru, The Irish King Next stop on this historical tour is Clontarf, which was the site of one of Ireland's largest and probably the most influential battle Ireland has ever seen. The Battle of Clontarf ended Viking rule over Ireland but also brought the death of Brian Boru, one of Ireland's most loved Kings. St Anne's park, with its beautiful flora, is very popular with the Fairies so mind your step, you don't want to anger them for they are vengeful and powerful. What is that wailing sound, can you hear that scream behind you?! What's going on?! 4) Fionn MacCumahail Fionn MacCumahail - the most famed leader of the Fianna, an army of warriors who served the High King of Ireland. Their legendary deeds are full of valour, cunning and heroism. However, many tales expose the human side to these men and we see their pride, jealousy and vengeful nature as well. Your guide will entertain you with fables and stories of these great characters. Finish at The Church Bar On Mary Street approx 9.15pm Your story telling tour ends at The Church Bar On Mary Street - the place where Arthur Guinness was married and where the famous composer George Fredrick Handel practiced his famous ‘Messiah’ before its first performance in Fishamble street, just across the river! Before we lead you inside, we have one more very special, traditional song we would like to sing for you ! HIGHLIGHTS : Free glass of Guinness| Peninsula of Beann Eadair (Howth) | St Annes Park Clontarf | Professional Actors | Church Bar ITINERARY : 1:45pm Depart Dublin city from the College Green Tourism office, opposite Trinity College main gate 2:00pm Visit the Peninsula of Beann Eadair (Howth) and North Strand 2:30pm St Annes Park Clontarf 3:00pm Depart St Annes Park for the Church bar and do some stops on the way. 3:45pm Finish off at the Church bar.
The walking tour starts at Plaza San Martin at the end of Florida street where you're going take the subway to the Obelisk, the symbol of Buenos Aires. Be a part of this amazing metropolis, going through the real experience of an Argentinian citizen's daily life and walk down the lively 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue of the world. Historical buildings, monuments and streets will show the modifications that the city has undergone since its foundation. At Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires main square and the political heartland of Argentina, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and observe the Cabildo, the Colonial Town Hall and the Casa Rosada, the Pink Presidential Office. At one of the side of Plaza de Mayo, take Defensa street down to the heart of San Telmo neighborhood. San Telmo is one of BA’s oldest neighbourhoods and boasts a vibrant tango and arts scene. Its antique markets, candle street lighting (known as ‘faroles’), cobblestones, old buildings with original facades and décor, all add to the uniquely bohemian atmosphere. Sundays especially buzz with activity as the main street market comes alive around the Plaza Dorrego. Here have free time for lunch (optional). Take the bus to La Boca neighborhood known for Boca Juniors statium and Caminito colorful street. Get enchanted by the tango's dancing and singing and learn how tango, football and different immigration influences have made Buenos Aires one of the most irresistible cities in the world. Then, enjoy the views on modern Puerto Madero skyscrapers and its Woman Bridge from the bus that takes you to elegant Recoleta area, known for the impressive Recoleta Cemetry. You will find beautiful architecture, lots of museums, chic cafes and restaurants, exclusive avenues and shopping malls. The tour ends with the visit of Recoleta Cemetery.
See Lithuania in a new, yet somber point of view on this unique SuperCoucou trip, taking you on a guided tour of Vilnius’ most important monuments of Soviet architecture. Starting from Stalin Avenue, you will make your way to Lenin Square, the Palace of the Central Committee of the Lithuanian Communist Party and the Supreme Council – to mention just a few. You will also visit one of the cruelest places in the world: the harrowing Museum of Genocide Victims, also known as the KGB Museum. So get ready to see Lithuania’s capital in a whole different light.
Uncover the secrets of Rome on unique full-day tour with SuperCoucou, taking you to the incredible Borghese Gallery and a night tour of the capital. Starting with the Borghese Gallery, you will go on a tour to feast your eyes on the carefully selected masterpieces that the Borghese family has amassed at the former Villa Borghese Pinciana since the 1600’s! Waiting for you are the beautiful works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Michelangelo and Raphael - just some of the highlights of an incredible collection. Later, the tour will continue in the delightful park where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Rome from the panoramic Pincio Terrace, before descending the legendary Spanish Steps. Next, you will head to a local restaurant to enjoy a typical lunch with drinks, followed by an exciting tour of imperial Rome, starting at the Arch of Constantine which is one of the best preserved triumphal arches in the Italian capital. From here, your guide will take you on a tour inside the Coliseum, the most famous monument in the world and a main symbol of Rome. Afterwards, you will visit its surrounding monuments such as the House of the Vestals, the various Temples, the Senate House, the Capitol Palace the Sacred Way and the Triumph Arches - to name a few. You will learn about life in ancient Rome as you tour its archeological ruins scattered between the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum which is one of the most important archeological areas in the world, not to mention one of the most scenic. Just the views from the Palatine over the Forums or the Circus Maximus are worth a trip to Italy!