Free tour

Free Walking Tour of Dublin's City Center

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Alin
Registered on May 29, 2024

Hey there, I'm Alin. I've guided curious souls through the grandeur of St Paddy's Cathedral in Dublin and unveiled the secrets of James Joyce's life at the funky Martello Tower in Sandycove. Whether you're interested to explore the iconic landmarks or dive into the hidden spots known only to the locals, I got you covered. So ditch the guidebooks and skip the tourist traps! Join me for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Dublin!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Explore Dublin's city centre on a guided walking tour and learn more about the fascinating history of Ireland's capital city. Admire historic landmarks including St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College, and Dublin Castle.

Meet your guide at Gaiety Theatre and head to Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin's grandest church. Prepare to be awestruck by its soaring Gothic architecture and intricate stonework. Learn about the life of Ireland's patron saint and hear how the cathedral became a cornerstone of Dublin's history.

Continue to Dublin Castle, a historic fortress that's witnessed centuries of Irish triumphs and struggles. Hear tales of Vikings, British rulers, and the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels.

Next, visit Christ Church Cathedral, a stunning example of Dublin's medieval heritage. Uncover the intricate details of the crypt and uncover the quirky stories of local legends.

Explore the lively Temple Bar district, an energetic district with live music spilling out of pubs, colorful street performers, and a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways.

Make your way to Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university, which boasts a library with towering bookshelves that seem endless. See the Old Parliament House, a seat of 18th-century power where another chapter of Ireland's story unfolded.

Finally, enjoy the peace and serenity at St. Stephen's Green Park, a sprawling oasis in the heart of the city. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    King St S, Dublin 2, Ireland
    King St S, Dublin 2, Ireland
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    Meet your guide outside the Gaiety Theatre on South King Street. It's right next to the Select store and across from the middle entrance (or the second entrance if counting from the Grafton Street side) of St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre.

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    Outside visit
    The Gaiety Theatre

    Get ready for an exciting Dublin adventure! This tour isn't just a walk-by – we will bring Dublin's history to life as we explore iconic landmarks.

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    St Patrick's Cathedral

    Saint Patrick's Cathedral - a place linked to St. Patrick himself and filled with twists and turns, from Anglo-Norman building to near ruin and a Guinness family rescue.

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    Outside visit
    dublin castle

    Dublin Castle, built by the Anglo-Normans, started as a simple tower and morphed into a grand complex. Over the centuries, it served as a seat of power, prison, and even witnessed a daring jewel heist.

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    Outside visit
    Christ Church Cathedral

    Founded by Vikings in 1030, Christ Church Cathedral has witnessed architectural changes by various rulers, from Anglo-Normans adding Gothic flair to a 19th-century whiskey-funded restoration.

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    Outside visit
    Temple Bar

    Once a maze-like neighbourhood with a notorious reputation, Temple Bar it's now a tourist hub with pubs, art galleries, and a vibrant nightlife scene.

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    Outside visit
    Trinity College

    Despite its turbulent past, Trinity College, is a renowned center of learning, famous for the Book of Kells and its beautiful campus.

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    Outside visit
    Bank of Ireland

    Once a center of Irish politics, the Old Parliament House witnessed everything from architectural inspiration for grand buildings to the Act of Union.

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    Outside visit
    St Stephen's Green

    Stephen's Green Park boasts a fascinating past. Once an exclusive green space for Dublin's elite, thanks to the Guinness family, it's now a public park enjoyed by everyone.

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).

Tour opinions

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Sandra 14 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Amazing tour and very nice guide. We recommend.
Carsten 06 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Alin did a good job of guiding us and telling some of the stories from the South Side of Dublin.
krystyna 27 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Its was very informative tour, i did learn a lot. Also mix walk with knowledge and funny jokes make tour different then other i experienced. Highly recommended xx
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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