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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Few cities wear history on its sleeve like Dublin does! The Historical Walking Tour has been acclaimed as a must-do tour for any visitor to Dublin and starts at Trinity College main gates. It takes in the grounds of Trinity College, Old Irish Parliament, Dublin Castle, City Hall, the Medieval and Viking quarter centered around Christ Church Cathedral and finishes in the old port of Temple Bar on the banks of the River Liffey.


  • Dublin history walking tour
  • Guided walk from Trinity College to Temple Bar
  • Stroll the grounds of Trinity College, Dublin Castle, City Hall and along the River Liffey
  • Share your guide's passion for Dublin’s Medieval, Georgian and modern-day history
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Led by a Trinity College graduate guide

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Historical Walking Tour including Trinity College

This historical tour has long been a Dublin institution!

Your guide has a passion for all aspects of history and will be delighted to discuss anything which might be of interest to you. Dublin combines a medieval city with the most stately of eighteenth century architecture and a thriving contemporary cultural scene. Behind the doorways, at every street corner there are reminders of the characters - revolutionary, literary and others - who imagined the city.

In just 2 hours, this entertaining 'seminar on the street' conducted by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin, explores the main features of Irish history - Dublin's development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine 1845 - 1849, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and concludes with the Northern Ireland peace process.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful tour - Sylvia was a very informative guide and it was a great introduction to Dublin and history of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Connor was prompt, personable, and very well-prepared. I learned more about the history of the Irish Republic in two hours than I had in my previous four decades on this planet put together. I also felt as if I got a great orientation to Dublin City Centre. And I especially appreciated Connor's anecdotes and opinions these made the tour so much more than just a dry recitation of facts.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I cannot remember our guide's name but he was excellent. I don't think it could have been any better! The tour took off in front of Trinity College at about 11:00 on I believe the 7th of July. Excellent and highly recommended:-

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Connor, our personable, entertaining guide, was a PhD history professor from the University of Galway - it just can't get any better than that! He was fabulous. We learned so much about Irish history to better understand the Ireland of today. The walking tour takes you to alleyways and places you might not find on your own, much less know about their history in this very old country. It was a delightful and well-spent afternoon in Dublin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great introduction to Dublin. Our guide was knowledgeable and hilarious. Even my jet-lagged 9-year-old though it was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I did this tour 2 years ago with my daughter and went again with my spouse. I had the same guide Chris both times. The tour was completely different in a good way. He is very entertaining and knowledgeable. In two or more hours you walk a little bit of the city and feel like you have learned a little bit of the city's history. I would put this tour at the top of anyone's list of things to do in Dublin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was fabulous. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable. We saw interesting parts of Dublin. I would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very enjoyable tour and extremely knowledgeable guide. This is a great way to start a visit in Dublin. I really appreciate that the guide we had is a professor at Trinity College and had a wonderful sense of humor.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent. Tour guide, Galen was outstanding and full of local knowledge. Just the right amount of time too.

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