Most of Dublin, in a day, on foot. History, politics, culture & architecture!

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Dublin, Dublin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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This is a tour for those who are fit, flexible, and want to get a feel for the city, from a local with a lot of knowledge. I worked in property, and politics, in this city for many years, so have plenty to say! However, as it is your day and your tour, I take the lead from the client's interests and if I see eyes glazing over, we change topic/take a break/change the plan. You have a guide for a day, and we make the most of it - I believe in being flexible and open. Previous tours where we have gone off plan have taken us on train trips, off to the Jewish Quarter, a themed pub crawl - you are on a holiday, not a school outing!

What's Included

Tour Guide

What's Not Included

Admissions, where applicable, are not included in this fee

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Merrion Square
We start off in the gorgeous Georgian quarter of the city where you will find our museums, galleries, libraries and Parliamentary Dublin. We will dip into these for a quick tour of the highlights, covering art, literature and the treasures of our archeological museum. Two highlights for me are a Nobel medal for literature and the passport belonging to WB Yeats!
If you are interested in James Joyce, we will call into Sweny's, a chemist shop that opened in 1847, and little changed. It featured in a scene in Joyce's masterpiece and now operates as a Joyce Centre, run by volunteers. Occasionally we get a song sung to us here!
And of course, we will visit Oscar - Oscar Wilde, a former resident of Merrion Square and famous author, playwright and poet. There is a fabulous sculpture of him in the park, close to his former home.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Grafton Street
En route to Dublin Castle we will walk an unusual route across Dublin's central district. This is a route that showcases our wonderful mix of shops, pubs, restaurants and heritage buildings and will take a look at some fantastic Georgian ceilings. This part of the tour is also usually the time we take a break in one of Dublin's atmospheric old pubs that do food well and I have plenty of suggestions...

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle was the seat of British rule for over 700 years and is an interesting complex of buildings. We can tour the State Apartments, visiting the former throne room and seeing St Patrick's Hall where our Presidents are inaugurated. There is also a Revenue Museum for anyone interested in tax! The gorgeous gardens to the rear provide a welcome relaxing space and the nearby restaurant at the Chester Beatty Museum is popular with clients.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Saint Patrick's Cathedral
En route to St Patrick's Cathedral we will take a look at Dublin City Hall if it is open. We also pass Dublin's most famous 'Fish and chipper', Burdocks. Outside this famous premises is a long list of the famous folk who have enjoyed Dubliner's favourite chip shop! (You might know chips as french fries!)

Then we will walk across St Patrick's Park to visit the largest Cathedral in Ireland, dating from 1195. This is a fascinating place with tombs, monuments, happy and sad history and it is a building that means a lot to most Irish people. Johnathon Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels was Dean here for many years and is buried in the cathedral.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

St Stephens Green
We will return to the central area via Marsh's Library, the oldest public library in Ireland, founded by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh. You can see the cages that you were locked into if you wanted to borrow the books and the library is like something from a Harry Potter movie, and very charming. I will lead you through some interesting streets, before leaving you at the same place we met - unless you prefer some other destination. I am pretty flexible on things - I want you to enjoy your day and get a feel for our lovely city and have some fun!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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