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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.

Since 1986 Historical Walking Tours of Dublin have been exploring the history of Ireland's capital city from Viking settlement to modern metropolis. Led by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin and UCD this walk is more than just a sightseeing tour but examines the main features of Irish history - the English conquest, the influences of the American and French Revolutions, the Great Famine, 1916 and the struggle for Independence and much more besides.
  • Learn about Dublin’s past from a Trinity College history graduate 
  • Gain free entry to some of the city’s top buildings and courtyards 
  • Save time by leaving the navigation to a guide 
  • Multiple departure times available to suit your schedule
What to Expect
Head to Trinity College to meet your guide, a graduate of the school’s history program. From there, you’ll set off on foot to explore the colorful history of Ireland’s national capital. As you stroll, hear from your guide about the city’s history and topics such as the Northern Ireland conflict, the influence of the American and French revolutions, the Potato Famine, and how Ireland is doing today. Tour highlights include the Trinity College grounds, the Temple Bar area, Dublin Castle, and the Parliament House. Get access to these places and others with your tour pass. Your adventure ends back at Trinity College, near other noteworthy attractions, including the Book of Kells, that you may want to explore on your own. Note: Dublin’s weather can be unpredictable, so consider bringing an umbrella.
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Departure Point
College Green, Dublin, Ireland
Return Details
Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Trinity College history graduate guide
  • Book of Kells entrance fee at Trinity College
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I did this as the first event ... fantastic! Learnt so much about the city and it’s people (good and bad!). Worth every cent. Thank you Peter

Thank JonoOutandAbout
Reviewed 2 days ago

My colleagues and I really enjoyed the historical walking tour. If you are short on time and want to learn about Dublin this tour is perfect. I think that we covered most of the highlights and learned a lot in the process. The tour guide...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mmellion
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took the historical walking tour in Dublin and we truly enjoyed it. Our guide was a graduate student at Trinity and knew so much. It was very inexpensive, but so worthwhile. Completely recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on this Historical Walking Tour of Dublin. We were quite lucky to have Sylvia as our guide, who turned out to be a history lecturer at Trinity College. She went into depth regarding each of the places we visited and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DrPaws
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in Irish history! We started at Trinity College where we met our tour guide who is a history professor at the college. As we walked through the streets of Dublin, he really brought Ireland's history alive....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Basil K
10 August 2019|
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Response from cdnfamilytraveller | Reviewed this property |
Outside only and not that long. Enough to get a sense but you’ll want to do the castle tour separately if you want to go inside.
7 July 2019|
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Response from Justbackandlovedit | Reviewed this property |
It depends on when your ship docks and where. If it is Dublin port, then the best bet is a taxi. If it is Dun Laoghaire then the Dart is a pleasant commuter train that you can get to Tara Street station (closest to the front... More
28 June 2019|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
When we arrived for a 11 am tour I saw people just came to join and paid on the spot . Again the guys seem flexible on this matter. The only concern is if the groups become too big. The 2 guys divide the group and we were... More
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