Welcome to Dublin: Private 2.5-hour Introductory Walking TourPrivate Tour
Enjoy a private welcome tour of Dublin with an expert guide on this introduction and orientation city stroll where you will discover the highlights of Ireland's capital and a few hidden gems too!
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
2 hrs 30 mins
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Looking for Local
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English-speaking guide - A pint of Guinness or a hot beverage of your choosing.
- Gratuities optional - Additional drinks or food are not included
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you by the James Joyce Statue, 2 N Earl St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 K5W5, Ireland
What makes this tour special
Explore the highlights of central Dublin on this fascinating private welcome tour of Ireland's vibrant capital city. Situated on the Liffey River and the Irish Sea, surrounded by mountainous countryside, Dublin has a history spanning over a thousand years. The city has so much to offer from its beautiful architecture and famous literary heritage to historic tales of the Vikings and Normans, the long fight for independence from the British, and its modern contemporary culture with picturesque cobbled streets, cafes, pubs, and general 'good craic!'
On your private walking tour, you will:
Meet your guide under the clock of the General Post Office - one of Dublin's grandest Georgian buildings that served as the Headquarters of the Easter Rising of 1916;
Walk down the historic O'Connell's Street, the major thoroughfare of the city - renamed in 1924 after the Nationalist leader Daniel O'Connor whose statue stands proudly at the end of the street;
Stroll along the banks of the Liffey, crossing over the Ha'Penny Bridge, a pedestrian cast iron bridge built in 1816, with wonderful views;
Stop inside the famous Temple Bar - popular with artists and poets, established in 1840 it is famous for its collection of 450 different types of whisky;
Wander down Parliament Street, and stop to admire the magnificent Georgian architecture of City Hall built in the 1760s - a popular wedding venue and working civic centre;
Arrive outside the impressive Dublin Castle in the historic heart of the city - one of the most important buildings in Irish history built in the 13th century;
Pass the famously buxom bronze statue of Molly Malone, the fictional star of a popular Irish song;
Enter the grounds of the historic and awe-inspiring Trinity College complex where you'll learn all about this prestigious university, see the Parliament Square with the famous Campanile (the bell tower), admire the old library - famous for housing the 9th century Book of Kells and the Sphere within a Sphere sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro;
Walk past other historic buildings to St. Stephen's Green, a historic tranquil and picturesque park in the centre of Dublin, famous for its role in the Easter Rising, and your tour in the historic centre of Dublin, at a local pub with a pint of Guinness or hot beverage of your choice on us!
Enjoy this welcome to Dublin private tour with an expert local guide, the perfect way to get your bearings and to get to know the historic heart of Ireland's vibrant capital city. You'll visit all the highlights of the city including the General Post Office on O'Connell's Street, the lively Temple Bar, Parliament Street, City Hall, historic Dublin Castle and Trinity College, and St Stephen's Green.
You'll learn all about daily life in modern-day Dublin, as well as its long history dating back over 1000 years, as you walk along its quaint cobbled streets, passing beautiful, grand Georgian buildings, crossing the Liffey River into the fun, artsy and bohemian district of Temple Bar.
At Dublin Castle, the historic heart of the city and still a working governmental complex today, you'll hear about the Vikings, and Normans, and the country's long struggle for independence from the English. One of the most important buildings in Irish history, you'll be able to admire its 13th-century tower and surviving medieval structures.
Dublin has witnessed everything from the Great Famine to the fight for Irish Freedom; today it's a leading country in the European Union, a thriving modern city with the annual St Patrick's Day Parade that attracts millions of revellers to the city to enjoy Irish folk songs, pints of Guinness and traditional Cèilidh dancing!
On this tour, you'll also visit the prestigious Trinity College - and hear about the academic excellence, and poetic and literary appeal of the city - which was the home of many luminaries like James Joyce, W.B.Yeats, and Oscar Wilde.
After a pretty stroll through St Stephen's Park, a popular green space in the city centre - with lots of history, your tour ends with a drink in a local pub on us, where you can ask your local guide anything about the city over a pint of Guinness or any drink of your choosing!
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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