Don't debate, just go on this. A group of about twenty or so guides, mostly post grad students take it in turns to walk you through the history of Dublin with some enchanting tales. Like, why the Bank of Ireland building (formerly the Irish Parliament) has no windows - to avoid a tax imposed on windows. That was the origin of the phrase "daylight robbery" probably, and maybe was the only "paneless" tax in history (sorry, couldn't resist the pun). Our guide, the day we went, was the delightful and knowledgeable Donal Fallon. If you have the good fortune to have him as a guide, make sure to congratulate him on St Pats winning the league in 2013, after 14 years of utter futility. Emphasize the futility bit, he'll take it in good stride. Highly recommended tour!
It was an excellent tour, very informative and very entertaining. A good thing to do when you first arrive in Dublin to get your bearings and decide what to visit whilst you are there.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Dublin and its history. And, he communicated that information in a captivating manner. I didn't want the tour to end!
Absolutely fantastic! I wouldn't recommend it if you're traveling with kids, but for adults it's a great way to learn about historic Dublin.
Excellent---the entire history of Ireland in just over two hours by very informed and entertaining guide--complete with on site visits
Excellent. Was easy to meet at the main gate of Trinity. The tour guide was experienced, informative and low key. We had a relatively easy stroll across some main areas adjacent to Temple Bar, and saw some "secret" locations. It was a great way to become familiar with the core area of Dublin. I could have done the tour again, later, as I was a bit jet lagged and didn't retain all of the information. Our guide was very informative!! It was an excellent overview, though, of Irish history near and distant and the complex way it has woven together. I recommend taking this tour before going to see Kilmainham Gaol as it will contextualize the story of the Gaol's history. I would also recommend going to see the Post Office afterward. I really appreciate the careful, even handed way Ireland has chosen to represent its struggle for independence. Very eye opening. Our guide had many small personal details that made the stories come alive.
Excellent tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very interesting a great way to see the heart of dublin
An enjoyable and very informative tour. So informative that we should like to repeat it. :-)
The weather was not cooperating at all, it was raining all the time, but we managed to visit all the places - Trinity College, Old Irish Parliament, Dublin Castle, City Hall and Temple Bar area. Our guide - Peter was very knowledgeable, he tried to make Irish history more comprehensive for us.
excellent and extremely informative tour from a guide whose knowledge was obviously vast. although weather was poor the guide managed to keep the group involved and interested throughout with his enthusiatic and witty narrative, this tour can be recommended as one that gives a deep insight into Irish history.
We booked this tour on the afternoon we arrived which was a big mistake after a long transatlantic flight. We made it about half way through the tour before we had to leave. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we regret we were not able to finish the tour. We would definitely do this again on a return trip to Dublin, just not on the day we arrive!
The guide was great, very informative and knowledgable! Great way to begin my stay in Dublin. Gave me a feel for the city of Dublin and its history. Thanks!
Tour guide Donal made this an unforgettable experience. His command of Irish history and his wit made this a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I recommend this as a "first stop" for Dublin. It gives you the background to properly appreciate and further explore Dublin.
The tour guide was really knowledgable and the waling tour was great fun. The weather was finally cooperative so we had a really nice day
Grace our guide made this outing interesting and fun. Filled with past and present historiacl and political details. Gives one a brilliant perspective of Ireland today! A comfortable, easy-paced trip. Refreshing!
Thoroughly enjoyed this experience, we were a family age ranging from 16-77, and we all enjoyed the time spent there.
Unbelievable ! The tour guide was so knowledgable. We talked to him about politics, history and where to eat! He was great. Next time, I will remember my umbrella! The tour was longer than 2 hours, he knew so much! Enjoyed it!
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A must for anyone visiting Dublin with an interest of the cities social and political history . Our guide Gavin met us at Trinity College and took us on a tour spanning from the viking era through to the modern day giving a lot of interesting knowledge of the cities most famous sites. Well worth it !
This tour was a real highlight of my trip. Our Guide was a lovely woman who clearly knew her history and loved it and it was conveyed to the group as she toured us around Dublin and showed us all the little hidden historical spots that you might miss just walking around on your own. I really enjoyed this tour and learned a lot about Dublin. It's definitely worth taking!
The walking tour was indeed very interesting and in detail. The guide was excellent. Congratulations!
The walking tour was fabulous! The guide fun and extremely informed. Well done.
My sister and I recently visited Dublin and booked this walking tour for our first morning. We couldn't have made a better choice! Galvin was our tour guide and he was amazing. This is the perfect way to get some background on the rich history of Dublin and all of Ireland before you begin to explore on your own. Book this tour!