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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

Address: Trinity College front gate, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)87 6889412
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$14*
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Ranked #10 of 163 Sightseeing Tours in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Dublin's longest established walking tour business (1986). In just...
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Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Given to us as gift, we joined other tourists wanting to get familiarized quickly with Dublin on a walking tour. The weather cooperated and the Trinity college association is evident. We already had our basic bearings by visiting the area prior. One gets the feeling most city tours take you down the familiar beat and trodden path, but don't deviate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Guide good -made walk interesting and amusing. You tip guide at the end, what you believe they have earnt, so they make an effort .... Great all round.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There's a good bit of walking (sometimes on uneven ground) but it was never an issue for us or our children (11, 9). The tour provides a run through of Ireland's and Dublin's turbulent past along with an introduction of Viking history in the region. The pricing is reasonable ... €12 per adult with the kids free. It was €10... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What a great tour! Our group took a two hour walking tour with our tour guide Conor - he was fantastic, seemed to know everything, so we nicknamed him the walking encyclopedia! After the tour he sat down with us for a couple of pints and wasn't in a hurry to leave, just sat and chatted with us! Professional and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Me and my friend went on this 3h tour around the city to see the most interesting places. It was suprisingly really good and interesting as the guide was really funny and knowledgeable which made the tour in this freezing cold weather worth it. I would highly recommend it to anybody who doesnt know anything about the city/history. You pay... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Knowledgable tour guides give you a delightful tour of historic Dublin. Great way to see the city. Tours start at Trinity College.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had a great morning on the historical walking tour; great guide and really interesting way to spend a morning. Good way to see bits of Dublin with explanation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are in Dublin for the first time this is the first thing you should do. In two hours, we learned more about Dublin than we could have done by ourselves in a week. Anyone who can make history come alive for 2 teen age boys is gifted and Donal is amazing! He is pursuing a PHD in history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have gone on many walking and bus tours of cities and this was the best I have been on. I learned loads of new facts about the city I never knew and saw areas I would have not visited myself. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Learnt more on the tour than I have in forty years of visiting Dublin! Donal was fantastic, literally brought the history of Dublin to life! Highly recommended.

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