Historic Highlights of Dublin, Private Walking Tour
Discover the culture and vibrancy of Ireland between the rolling landscapes and foggy skyline, by taking a historical highlights tour.
- Stroll historic O'Connell Street
- Snap photos of Ireland's most famous university, Trinity College
- Admire Dublin's famous architecture, which spans several centuries and styles
- Explore Dublin Castle's grounds, and Christ Church Cathedral, as you learn about its exciting Viking heritage
- Finish your tour in one of Dublin's most social neighbourhoods: Temple Bar
Celtic Pride and Irish Independence
Dublin has a rich 2,000-year-old history, spanning from the Celts to the modern day; this curated walking tour will bring that history alive. Your tour will begin with a walk along the famed O’Connell Street, where you will see The Spire, Daniel O'Connell and James Joyce statues and the General Post Office. This is the very spot where the crowds gathered for the Declaration of Irish Independence and which became inspiration for poetry and literature of the era. You will hear all about the many writers and rebels from you knowledgeable local guide.
Stepping on the Ha’penny Bridge, a beautiful pedestrian bridge that once charged the eponymous half penny to cross, we will cross the River Liffey to walk within the hallowed campus of the famed Trinity College, Ireland’s first and most acclaimed university. Here you will hear about the college’s numerous treasures and tales of renowned past students, including Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker.
Continue your turn about the city with a dive into some of Dublin's most famous architectural buildings, including the Neoclassical 18th century former House of Parliament and the Georgian-style City Hall.
In the courtyard and garden of Dublin Castle, you will explore the castle’s 800-year history. Near old Christ Church Cathedral you will learn about the area's history as a Viking settlement, and view the site of the world’s first performance of Handel’s Messiah.
You will also visit the famous Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural and entertainment quarter and one of the liveliest nightlife areas that preserves its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets.
Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
No tickets required
- Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us
Family, Friends, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious
Attractions along this route:
General Post Office
The capital's last great Georgian public building, and the headquarters of the Easter Rising in 1916.
An elegant icon of Dublin, the first pedestrian bridge to cross the Liffey.
A lively cultural and creative quarter on the south bank of the River Liffey.
Dublin City Hall
A masterpiece of the civic Georgian architecture for which Dublin is renowned.
Irish Houses of Parliament
Today a branch of the Bank of Ireland, the old Irish Parliament buildings were a radical Neoclassical creation.
Originally built to defend Norman Dublin, this handsome castle is now the city's historic heart.
Christ Church Cathedral
Dublin's photogenic eldest cathedral has been a place of worship for nearly 1000 years.