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Meet your friendly, local guide on O’Connell Street in central Dublin. Learn how the road is one of Europe’s widest streets, andset off to explore the city center while learning about Dublin’s eventful history and laid-back culture.
Stroll along O’Connell Street and see the General Post Office, a place regarded as hugely symbolic by the Irish. Admire the grand façade, and learn how Irish rebels occupied the building during the Easter Rising of April 1916, an event that ultimately led to an independent Ireland.


Next, follow your guide through the bustling Henry Street shopping district to the 18th-century St Mary’s Church. Now converted into a stylish bar and restaurant, this former place of worship is a stunning example of a galleried church. Head inside to admire some of the striking features, including a beautiful stained glass window and Renatus Harris-built organ that towers over the bar.

Continue into Dublin’s Italian Quarter, a vibrant area of shops and restaurants situated on the north banks of the Liffey River and also known as Quarter Bloom. As you stroll here, admire the views of the Liffey, and hear how the river has served as a trading lifeline of Dublin from Viking days.


Head on to Temple Bar, the city’s designated ‘cultural quarter’ and trace the narrow cobbled streets, still laid out in a pattern unchanged from medieval times. Then, stroll to Dublin City Hall, a magnificent example of the stately Georgian architecture that Dublin is renowned for. Walk from here to view 800-year-old Dublin Castle, and the former Irish Houses of Parliament, the world’s first purpose-built parliament house. 



Finally, arrive at Trinity College, the college that makes up Ireland’s oldest university. Founded in 1592, this famous place of learning was one of seven established just before the Tudor monarchy extended its authority over Ireland as a whole. View the historical buildings, many set around cobbled quadrangles, and finish your 2-hour tour here when you bid goodbye to your guide.

Your tour ticket also entitles you to valuable discounts at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, The Church — the bar and restaurant set in St Mary’s Church — and Bewley’s Café. Be sure to take advantage of these deals during the rest of your time in the city!
Locations visited
Trinity College Dublin
GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
River Liffey
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Overview
Explore Dublin by foot on a fascinating 2-hour tour led by an entertaining local guide. As you stroll from site to site in this charm-laden city, hear fun facts and tales about its rich history, culture and people. Stop for photos at must-sees such as Trinity College and the General Post Office, the site of the infamous 1916 Easter Rising. Plus, explore the cobbled lanes of the pretty Temple Bar district and Italian Quarter, and stretch your legs with walks along the scenic Liffey River and bustling O’Connell Street
Highlights
  • Walking tour of Dublin's must-see iconic sites
  • See famous Georgian buildings including City Hall and Trinity College
  • Visit Dublin's famous monuments, including the 18th-century St Mary's Church, Dublin Castle and the former House of Parliament
  • Stroll around Temple Bar and by the River Liffey
  • Professional local guide
  • Enjoy discounts at selected Dublin food and drink establishments
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
History and highlights!

We were on a 22-hour layover from another flight, so we didn't have much time. We had tried to get an overview of the city the night before by walking around (and visiting pubs), but we never saw some of the more interesting streets and...More

1  Thank Suellen D
PatLiddy, Owner at Pat Liddy's Walking Tours of Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Suellen Thank you for your kind words. There is indeed so much to see in Dublin and we delighted to at least give you a good taster. Kind regards Pat Liddy

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Fantastic Introduction to Dublin!

Diane was a highly experienced, knowledgable, tour guide. She provided us with a thorough tour and education on the history of Dublin. I would highly recommend the tour and Diane as a guide.

1  Thank LauraAnn123
Reviewed 30 June 2018
Great city introduction

We did this Dublin Highlights and Hidden Corners tour this morning. A great introduction to Dublin and some very colourful stories as well. We learned quite a bit of Irish History. I think this is a must for any first time visitor. It has wet...More

2  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Great introduction to Dublin

We hadn't been to Dublin before, and had limited time on this visit. The highlights tour was a perfect introduction. At the end of our 2 hours plus, we felt we had a basic understanding of the layout of the city, of its architecture and...More

1  Thank fiona742
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Overall good and instructive

Our Tour was guided by Pauline, a lady from Dublin. Although we first had some troubles finding her at the agreed location, the tour was overall good and instructive.

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