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.
- Explore the best of Dublin with a private guide in just 2.5 hours
- Relive the history of the city, and even see a historic Viking home.
- Walkthrough the gardens of Dublin Castle, with over 800 years of history.
- Enjoy the various architectural styles present throughout the city, each speaking to one of the different eras of Dublin.
- See Ireland’s most famous college, Trinity College.
- Stroll through several of the city’s famed sites, including Grafton Street, Temple Bar, and St Stephen’s Green.
- Finish your tour, by learning about Molly Malone, where your guide will give you several recommendations to try a traditional Irish pub meal.
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. On your tour, 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.
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. You will also visit the famous Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural and entertainment quarter and one of the liveliest nightlife areas that preserve its medieval street pattern, with many narrow, cobbled streets.
Visit 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 the inspiration for poetry and literature of the era. You will hear all about the many writers and rebels from your knowledgeable local guide. Your tour will leave you not only full of the local history of the capital city but also with a great foundation to explore the city at your own leisure.
2.5 hours 30 minutes
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, not included
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.
Ireland's most prestigious university, retaining a tranquil collegiate atmosphere in the midst of the city.
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.
St Stephen's Green
Maintained in its original Victorian design, St Stephen's Green is a park beloved by locals.
O'Connell Street is the heart of Dublin's thoroughfare - with shopping, pubs, restaurants and historic landmarks, including the old post office.
Located on the eastern edge of the medieval city, this busy street takes its name from a large dam that was constructed here in the medieval period.
See the heart of Dublin as you enjoy a walk through O'Connell Street and its Spire Of Light.
Dublin local pubs
There are currently 751 pubs in Dublin's city! Take a beer in one of its historical pubs also great spots for live music.