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Tour of Georgian Squares and Colorful Doors

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Italian
Guru: Debora
Quality Verified Registered on January 25, 2023

I welcome you to “Explore Dublin” Cead mile Failte, I'm Debora. I have lived in Dublin for fifteen years and the passion I have for its history and daily life has led me to perfect myself with qualifying exams from the Irish National Tourist Board Failte Ireland. I am a National Tourist Guide (white badge) and I founded "Explore Dublin" with the Mission of: "to offer Italian-speaking visitors the opportunity to get to know the wonderful city of Dublin and its enchanting surroundings. In Ireland the guide sector tourism is not regulated, anyone can improvise, even people who have just arrived in Dublin without any type of course. I am an approved guide and member of the ATGI Association of Guides in Ireland, and only work with approved guides and are advised to always check the credentials of those organizing the tours you book.

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Tour description

At the indicated time, we will meet at the Oscar Wilde statue, located in Merrion Square. We are located in one of the capital's most iconic Georgian squares, famous for its ivy-covered buildings and timeless charm. Once we arrive, we will walk through this small and lovely park located right in front of the house of the famous Irish writer.

We will take this opportunity to talk about the sculptures present in this green area until we reach the statue of Michael Collins, protagonist of the Irish War of Independence. Would you like to know more? We'll talk about it on the day of the tour!

We will continue to delve into the history of the city passing through the Defense Forces Memorial and the seat of the Irish Parliament, where we will reveal the story of the famous Duke of Wellington. You won't stop learning! also here we will start to see the famous colored doors and then we will stop to see the most famous door of Merrion square do you know where it is?

Afterwards, we will reach Fitzwilliam Square, another Georgian-style square where we will stop to immortalise none other than the most photographed door in Dublin: door number 46. Near the square, we will then stop in front of the O'Donoghues Pub, where the great Dubliners began their brilliant career. Who will resist the temptation to sing Finnegan's Wake or The Wild Rover?

Later, we will enter Stephen's Green Park, one of the most beautiful and photographed green areas in the city and we will stop at the Famine Memorial, where we will tell you about the terrible famine of 1845. The sculptures that make up the memorial are truly impressive!

We will then walk along Dawson Street, stopping at the Mansion House, the residence of the mayor of Dublin, and we will see from the outside the church of St. Anne, where a famous Irish writer celebrated his wedding... Do you know who we are talking about?

Finally, we'll cross stylish Grafton Street until we reach the Molly Malone statue, where we'll conclude our tour of Dublin's Georgian Quarter two to three hours after departure.


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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Oscar Wilde Monument, Dublin, Ireland
    Oscar Wilde Monument, Dublin, Ireland
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    You will find me near the statue of Oscar Wilde

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Michael Collins Statue
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Government Buildings
  • 4
    Outside visit
    46 Fitzwilliam Square West
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Saint Stephen's Green
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Mansion House
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Grafton Street

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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