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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

Trinity College front gate, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 87 688 9412
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Dublin's longest established walking tour business (1986). In just over 2 hours this award-winning and entertaining 'seminar on the street' conducted by history post-graduates explores the main features of Irish history—Dublin's development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine 1845-49, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, partition—and concludes with the Northern Ireland peace process and the rise and fall of the 'Celtic Tiger'.Cost: €12pp, €10 students/seniors
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Trinity College front gate, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 87 688 9412

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour with Tim. He is knowledgeable, entertaining, and very passionate about the history of Dublin. Very varied tour through many parts of Dublin that we would not have seen on our own. Our 17 year old son enjoyed it too. No...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a tour with Historical Walking Tours; you meet the guide outside the front gate of Trinity College. I did enjoy the chance to walk around the streets of Dublin and see the sights. Our guide was fine, but I felt like she wasn't...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had heard so many good things about this tour that we spent our limited time in Dublin taking it. I wish we had spent our time in another manner. The guide was likely knowledgeable however he had a difficult time getting out the information....More

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Tim was excellent - giving us a good insight into Dublin's history and socio-political complexities. His ability to capture key points, with sufficient but not exhaustive detail, meant that we were not overwhelmed by sights and events. We covered key sights, learned much....More

Thank csmcuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

My tour guide, Tim was very knowledgeable and provided just the right amount of information. He knew all about the local sights but was also able to put it into context of the history of Ireland.

Thank ilwyfm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour really allowed us to better understand the rich history of Dublin past and present. Gavin was informative, funny and answered all our questions.

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 1 week ago

they did a great job, took us to a bunch of places that all tied together with history of the country. very worthwhile and not too much time (about 2 hours)

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this informative, historical, non-cheesy walking tour of the main historical sites in the central part of the city. Tim Murtagh is a recent PhD in history from Trinity and very friendly and accessible. He even provided us with a great recommendation for...More

Thank pnjaban
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to start our first day in Dublin ( after getting in early to the Book of Kells that is). Do this early in your trip to appreciate Irish History as well as understand the lay out of the city. The group...More

1  Thank Monica G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guarantee you'll learn something you didn't know before, even if you've made multiple visits to the city. We had Tim as our guide, and he was fantastic and knowledgeable. With a PhD in Irish History from Trinity College, he definitely knew what he was...More

Thank LizzieTravelGirl13
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Where does the tour end? At St. Stephen's Green?
16 January 2017|
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Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
The tour I took ended just down the street from Trinity College.
There are a few walking tours, which should I sign up with?. Do they cater to like certain age group?. I am in my early 50s. Would it be better to do th walking tour on a Sunday or weekday? Thanks AprilMalaysia
30 August 2016|
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Response from lecia210 | Reviewed this property |
I did the SANDEMANs NEW Dublin, Free Walking Tour during the week. I am 53 and thought it was fantastic. I highly recommend them.
Would you recommend arriving early and seeing the Book of Kells before the tour? Does it include a good tour of Dublin Castle including the State Apartments? Thank you for any info. Kristi
31 May 2016|
Response from aurorasev | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the queue for the Book of Kells can be very long so probably try to time yourself to get there earlyish. The historical tour doesn't deal with the Book. And no, there wasn't any tour of Dublin Castle state apartments... More