Make the most of your trip to Dublin and get a real feel for the city, up close and personal. You can discover the city’s rich history as well as the lesser-known sights at your leisure and the best way to do this is on foot. There are a number of walking tours to choose from, all of which are conducted by qualified and experienced guides. Read on for more….
You can stroll around Dublin’s most important sights and learn about its history, taking in the medieval districts and Old Georgian Dublin. And you can also check out some of the best bars in Dublin on one of the pub crawls.
Here’s a list of the top walking tours that the city has to offer.
Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin
The award winning Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours operates scheduled tours, as well as pre-booked group walks, around Dublin, covering all areas of the city: Viking Dublin, Old Georgian Dublin as well as walking tours around some of the city’s top attractions. The experienced guides, Pat himself is a native Dubliner, will entertain each walking group with stories as you stroll around the city.
There are a number of tours to choose from:
These walking tours last around 2 hours 15 minutes.
The Historic Northside Tour – Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10.30am.
Viking & Medieval Dublin Tour – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am.
The Great Dublin Experience Tour – Thursday at 2.30pm.
Georgian Splendours Tour – 18th & 19th Century Dublin – Friday at 2.30pm.
Medieval Saint Patrick’s and the Cathedral Quarter Tour – Saturday at 2.30pm.
These tours last around 1 hour
Temple Bar and Riverside Tour – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.30am)
Castle, Courtyards & Historic Byways Tour – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am.
Scheduled tours operate from May 15th to the 31st of October. Tours depart from outside the Tourist Information Office on Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre. Pre-booked group tours operate all year round.
For more information check out Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin.
The Historical Walking Tours of Dublin
This 2 hour walking tour covers all aspects of Dublin history and your guide is actually a history graduate from Trinity College. The tour starts outside Trinity College, and stops along the way include the Old Parliament House, the cultural heart of the city known as Temple Bar, City Hall, Dublin Castle, Wood Quay, Christ Church Cathedral and the Four Courts. Tickets cost around EUR12.00 for an adult and EUR10.00 with a concession or under 14′s.
May to September: Daily at 11.00am and 3.00pm.
April and October: Daily at 11.00am.
November to March: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am.
For more information check out the Historical Walking Tours of Dublin website.
Hidden Dublin Walks Ltd.
Ireland is said to be one of the most haunted countries on earth! No trip to Dublin is complete until you have taken a ghost tour. This tour will take you on a genuinely creepy walk of Dublin City taking in the many mysteries of the supernatural world that roam the streets of this historic city.
Every Thursdeay, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8.00pm. This Tour departs from the small square, next to City Hall, and opposite Eddie Rockets on Dame Street.
For more information and bookings check out Hidden Dublin Walks website.
Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
The Dublin Literary Pub Crawl is an award winning walking tour that takes the visitor from pub to pub with the emphasis on ‘Literary’. The tour lasts for over 2 hours and professional actors recite from the works of famous Irish writers, including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Sean O’ Casey and Samuel Beckett, along the way. You can learn about these great Irish writers and enjoy the ‘craic’ of the Dublin pub scene and have a few pints, all at the same time.
The tour kicks off in The Duke Pub on Duke Street. Other pubs along the route include The Long Hall, McDaid’s, Davy Byrnes and O’Neill’s.
April to October: Every evening at 7.30pm and noon on Sunday.
November to March: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7.30pm and noon on Sunday.
For more information check out the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl website.
And if you need accommodation in Dublin take a look at our Dublin city hotels page.