Dublin walking tours are the ideal way to explore the charming streets of the Irish capital. Dublin was meant to be explored on foot, and having a knowledgeable guide to explain the significance of what you’re seeing can only improve the experience. There are a few different options to choose from. A Dublin history tour will focus on the main points of Irish history of the past two centuries and will visit Trinity College, the Old Parliament House, Temple Bar, City Hall, Dublin Castle, and Christ Church Cathedral, among other attractions.
A historical walking tour in Dublin will leave you with a great deal of knowledge on the potato famine, the 1916 Easter Rising, the civil war, and more modern troubles with Northern Ireland. If you’re particularly interested in the events of 1916, a good choice for a tour would be the 1916 Rebellion Tour. A daily tour available from March through October, this walk reveals details on sites that are relevant to the 1916 Easter Rising. This two-hour tour is reasonably priced and begins at the International Bar on Wicklow Street.
If you’re interested in Dublin walking tours it is worth taking a look online before you arrive. Some tour companies offer a two-for-one voucher online that you must print and bring to the tour in order to redeem. This significant savings will leave the budget traveler with a little extra cash to splurge on a good meal or a pint of Guinness.
One popular tour is Pat Liddy’s walking tour, which departs from the tourist office on Suffolk Street. This isn’t exactly a Dublin history tour, but it will provide interesting commentary as you hit the major sites in Dublin including the Molly Malone Statue, Trinity College, the Ha’penny Bridge, and the General Post Office. A more historical walking tour in Dublin meets at the front gate of Trinity College at 11 am daily and discusses in further depth how the political events of the last 200 years shaped Dublin today. For a great introduction to the city, try a hop on, hop off bus tour or for a laugh climb aboard the Viking Splash boat tour.