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Historical Walking Tour of Dublin provided by Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

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Historical Walking Tour of Dublin

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Get an expert look at Dublin’s highlights on this walking tour led by a Trinity College history graduate. Choose a time that suits your schedule, and leave the navigation to your guide, who will tell you the history of landmarks such as Dublin Castle and the Parliament House. Gain free entry to some of city’s top spots, and end your tour near other noteworthy highlights to explore on your own.
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Authenticity Tours
South-East Inner, City Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin, IrelandTour departs from Trinity College at the very heart of Dublin city centre and easy to locate. Address: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland Directions: Meet your guide at the main gates to Trinity College Front Gate, College Green.
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    Trinity College Dublin
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Temple Bar
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    River Liffey
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Dublin Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    City Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Historical Walking Tours of Dublin
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You'll end at
Dublin Castle
Dame St, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, IrelandTour finishes in the vicinity of Dublin Castle in the medieval city
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  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Authenticity Tours, South-East Inner, City Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Return Details
Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Trinity College history graduate guide
  • Book of Kells entrance fee at Trinity College
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Luther O wrote a review Mar 2020
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My 18 year-old daughter and I had a marvelous time on the Historic Walking Tour of Dublin! We really enjoyed our tour guide, Sylvie, who was extremely knowledgable and passionate about history. We learned a lot and would highly recommend the tour to others visiting Dublin!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from thomaskevingraham, Owner at Historical Walking Tour of Dublin
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for cheering us up here @ Historical Insights with this 5-star review of Sylvie's tour on Sun 8 March, our last before we were forced to close down because of the C virus. As soon as international travel returns to normal we will be back in business. Until then, stay safe!
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MBrookeH wrote a review Mar 2020
Littleton, Colorado18 contributions3 helpful votes
We were fortunate to have Silvey as our tour guide on 8 March 2020. She was enthusiastically informative and clearly enjoyed conducting the tour.
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TopDogTours wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York14 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I took Owen's tour on our third day in Dublin. By this time we'd taken a fe other tours and had a basic grasp of the history but Owen really fleshed out a lot of the things we already knew. Having a degree in Modern Irish History he was very knowledgable but was
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Date of experience: March 2020
Ian M wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions9 helpful votes
A fabulous overview of Dublin’s colourful history by a very informed and passionate guide. This is a treasure trove of information for history buffs. Highly recommend.
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JB B wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
I very much enjoyed this tour. We had Owen for a tour guide and he has a wealth of Irish history knowledge. Really kept my attention and I learned alot. It is a great way to cover a significant part of Dublin in 2+hours.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Super interesting, great guide
This is not your usual slog-past-the-major-sights-that-you-can-find-on-your-own tour. This is about learning about
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Very interesting tour!
I highly recommend this tour to people who are interested in history and those who would like to understand current
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Historical walking tour
We got far more than we expected from our guide, Brian H. So much information, put into perspective, delivered wit
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Mieke V
Wondertul historical tour with Sylvie Kleinman, an absolute must !!!
Our visit to Dublin got a great boost through the historical tour with Sylvie Kleinman. Sylvie is a great storytel
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Excellent way to learn Irish history!
As others have said, the guides are extremely knowledgeable. Walking through the center of Dublin with a historian
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Fabulous tour
We spent a long weekend in Dublin and were fortunate enough to book this tour. Our guide, Fergus, obviously loves w
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Kunal G
Great introduction to the city of Dublin
This is a great walking tour of Dublin. Weather was with us, Our tour guide was pleasant, knowledgeable and did a
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Very Worthwhile
Our guide Brian gave a great discussion on the history of Dublin from the Vikings to Brexit. Much emphasis is on th
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Excellent walking tour by Historical Insights Ireland
This is a half day walking tour which means it was about 2 hours which is more than enough. Our tour guide was Owe
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Great history lesson
The tour was led by a historian, advanced degree student who was very knowledgeable. Covered a lot of history with
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A lot of history learnt in a couple of hours
This tour was informative and we learnt a lot. The lady, (I recall her name was Grace) really knew her stuff, and
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More Story than History
Disappointing experience both with content and process. Inexplicably, we couldn’t find the guide at 11 am yesterday
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Joan R
Walk with Grace
We had our tour with Grace who has a PhD in history. She was very informative, an excellent teacher. She kept eve
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Paul W
Excellent tour
Brian our tour guide gave us an enjoyable, knowledgable and witty tour of the sites of central Dublin. Goes for two
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Can’t say enough good things about this walking tour. One of the best I’ve ever had. Our tour guide, Tim, has a PhD
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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