Essentially Irish: Private Walking Dublin Pub Tour (including drinks)
Explore the fascinating history of Dublin’s pubs and the literary greats who would frequent them.
Things to know
Couples, Culture Vulture, Friends
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Pub drinks at selected pubs during the tour
Type of tour:
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
Gratuities optional Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: A choice between your hotel (if centrally located) and a recommended meeting point.
What makes this tour special
Get better acquainted with the culture, history and stories of the Irish capital whilst having a drink in some of the best pubs in Dublin!
Enjoy a relaxing walking tour of Dublin's best pubs
Sample the finest Irish pints at various pubs
Have a drink where famous individuals such as James Joyce and U2 drank
Discover the literary and political connections of some of the most famous pubs in Dublin
Dublin is where pubs were born, each with their own unique atmosphere and long and varied history. Irish pubs have since emerged across the globe, however they quintessentially belong to Dublin. There is no other such suitable place to sip on a pint of Guinness. This tour is a mixture of novelty, history, literature, music and humour!
Ireland’s Literary Greats
Do not fear: we will avoid the traditional tourist traps, and instead we will venture to Dublin's true hidden gems --including the pub's which contributed most to the city's unique character. Not only will you learn how to savour a pint of beer but also follow in the footsteps of Irish literary giants. You will visit a pub which was featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses, absolutely brimming with unbelievable stories of the countless famous novelists and poets who frequented the pub, including that of Brendan Behan. You can even learn his favourite tipple and have the pleasure of enjoying it in the very same pub in which he would often drink. This is a superb mixture of novelty, history, literature, music and humour.
Remember: You should only drink your Guinness when you can see a clear division between the white foam and the dark beer. If the beer in your glass still looks murky and brown, your Guinness isn't ready yet!
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).