Thinking of a visit to the Emerald Isle’s famous capital? Looking for the best ways to explore its rich mix of old and new? We’ve compiled some of the best Dublin walking tours to help you along.
Taking into account value for money, convenience and customer reviews, TravelMag presents our top five Dublin walking tours, each one offering the chance to delve deep into a different aspect of the city.
THE DUBLIN WALKING TOUR
FROM €10.20 PER PERSON
Take a walking tour around Dublin with a local guide to make sure you don’t miss the city’s best sights – and there are plenty. Your guide will tell you about Dublin’s long and fascinating history and entertain you with quirkky facts as you pass famous landmarks including Dublin City Hall, Dublin Castle, the General Post Office, Temple Bar and Trinity College.
DUBLIN HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS WALKING TOUR
FROM €12.20 PER PERSON
See Dublin’s top sights on this 2.5-hour historical walking tour. With a professional guide, you’ll walk by famous landmarks, such as Trinity College and Dublin Castle, as well as relics of the city’s Viking past. Stroll around colourful Temple Bar, and encounter hidden cobbled alleyways and elegant Georgian mansions. As you walk, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with interesting facts and stories about the attractions you pass.
1916 IRISH REBELLION AND PATRIOTS WALKING TOUR IN DUBLIN
FROM €29.60 PER PERSON
This fully guided tour offers a unique opportunity to visit the places where Ireland’s history changed forever. Experience the story of Ireland’s fight for freedom as your retrace the footsteps of the Rebel leaders Michael Collins, James Connolly and Pádraig Pearse. Relive the 1916 Rising and discover how the forces of the Irish Citizen Army and the Irish Volunteers came together as they took on the might and power of the British Empire.
DUBLIN LITERARY PUB TOUR
FROM €13.25 PER PERSON
Immerse yourself in Dublin’s rich literary heritage and enjoy a few pints along the way on a cerebral pub crawl through Dublin. This walking tour is the perfect introduction to Dublin’s literary past as well as its famously vibrant pub culture. You’ll embark on an animated journey through the sights and sounds that inspired great Irish writers including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats – not forgetting modern scribes like Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan and Brendan Kennelly – with actors reciting verses from famous Irish books along the way.
IRISH ANCESTRY AND HERITAGE WALKING TOUR IN DUBLIN
FROM €60.10 PER PERSON
Led by a local guide trained in Irish Family History Research, this 3-hour tour includes an engaging visit to the National Museum of Ireland to view precious Irish artefacts, including the Ardagh Chalice and the ‘Tara’ Brooch that dates back to the Bronze Age. The tour starts in the morning with tea and scones, providing sustenance before you begin your fascinating journey through Ireland’s history which may even inspire you to dig into your own family roots.