2-Hour Historical Walking Tour from Dublin

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Dublin, Dublin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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This is more than just a 'sightseeing tour' (but there's plenty to see) but an in-depth presentation of the main features of Irish history—the English conquest, the influences of the American and French Revolutions, the Great Hunger, the struggle for independence, the Northern Ireland Peace Process, Brexit—by a history postgraduate.

What's Included

Included is the expertise of our guides who are all history postgraduates.

What's Not Included

Entry to the Book of Kells.

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 13
  • YOUTH: Age: 14 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 100

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Trinity College Dublin
We start at the front gate of Trinity College and enter the campus where we outline its history as Ireland's oldest university (1592) & its most valuable artefact, the Book of Kells, an 8th century manuscript of the four Gospels, written in Latin.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bank of Ireland
Originally Ireland's colonial parliament, built in 1729, abolished by the Act of Union in 1800, symbolic of 'Protestant Ascendancy', particularly in the 18th century & of the period's neo-classical architecture.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Temple Bar
Originally ear-marked for demolition, this area of narrow streets was repurposed as 'Dublin's Cultural Quarter' in the 1990s.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wood Quay Amphitheatre
Wood Quay was the site of extensive archaeological excavation in the 1980s of the Viking city, who had founded the city in AD 840.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Four Courts
Ireland's legal headquarters, where a Civil War started in June 1922, between those who supported, and those who opposed, the Treaty of December 1921, which had brought to an end the War of Independence 1919-21.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Christ Church Cathedral
Dublin's oldest cathedral (1030), rebuilt in stone in the 1170s by Strongbow, who was central to the original English invasion of the 1170s.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

City Hall
Inside is a statue of Daniel O'Connell, Dublin's first Catholic Lord Mayor (1840). He led a successful campaign for Catholic Emancipation (1829), the end of all anti-Catholic laws, hence he's known as 'The Liberator'.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dublin Castle
Originally built by ('Bad') King John in 1204, it was the seat of British administration until 1922. Also the location of the Dubh Linn (Black Pool), from which Dublin gets its name.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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