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The Fantastic Walking Tour of Dublin provided by Dublin Tour Guide - Private Tours

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The Fantastic Walking Tour of Dublin

The Fantastic Walking Tour of Dublin
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 128164P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Dublin Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Christ Church Cathedral
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can meet you at any hotel if it is centrally located.
  • 72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 K135, Ireland Olympia Theatre
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Dublin Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Christ Church Cathedral
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can meet you at any hotel if it is centrally located.
  • 72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 K135, Ireland Olympia Theatre
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 29, 2020
A note from The Fantastic Walking Tour of Dublin
Only you and your group will be on this tour. Please read the recent updates on Irish government websites: https://www.dfa.ie/ https://www.gov.ie in order to learn whether you need to self-isolate or quarantine after arriving in Ireland and before your tour date.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    72 Dame St
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Leinster House
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Dublin Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Christ Church Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Temple Bar
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    O'Connell Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Ha'penny Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    St Stephens Green
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    72 Dame St
    72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 K135, Ireland
    Olympia Theatre
    See address & details
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Craig J
1 contribution
Oct 2021
My wife and I recently relocated to Dublin, and we wanted to get our bearings and learn about our new home. So during October break we jumped on the DART with our two, somewhat reluctant teenagers and met Garvan in the City Center for a three-hour walking tour. What a great experience! Garvan is amazing. He is a knowledgable, passionate, and gifted storyteller who brought Dublin's history to life for us. What's more he won over our kids by engaging them directly and treating them like adults. By the time the tour was over we felt more at home in our adopted city, and we felt like we had made a friend. We would highly recommend the experience to anyone who wants the immersive experience of a tour without the large group dynamic.It was a great way to spend the day.
Written November 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dragan J
Thank you for the lovely review Craig. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Garvan. We hope to hear back from you whenever you decide to visit Ireland again.
Written December 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelowna family
Kelowna, British Columbia7 contributions
May 2022
My sister and I had an amazing morning with Carl the day after we arrived in Dublin. I only wish I could have recorded his outstanding account of Irish history and culture. He carefully curated our time together to reflect our interests and the fact that we had visited a few iconic places the day before. His passion and profound communication skills engaged us from start to finish, and created a superb platform for us to explore Ireland over the next two weeks. Thank you Carl!
Written May 31, 2022
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ValentinaNV
Milan, Italy23 contributions
Mar 2022
We spent a beautiful morning around Dublin with our guide Cathal, who was really good at organizing the tour in such a way as to show us so many things, studying the route in order to maximize the experience and minimize travel between places. He told us many interesting stories, peculiarities, traditions, curiosities, filling the experience with many extras compared to a self-made tour such that in the rest of our little vacation we almost felt like we already knew the city. Totally recommended, this tour is an experience that truly allows you to immerse yourself in Dublin to the fullest and our guide Cathal was really unique!
Written March 8, 2022
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jillyflg
Flagstaff, AZ3 contributions
We spent several hours today walking the fascinating streets and sights of Dublin with expert guide John Caffrey. We only had a couple of days in Dublin and this tour was the clear highlight. John is a great guy and his head is chock full of history and stories about Dublin, its hidden nooks, crannies and gems, all described in the greater context of whatever time period he is discussing. He is obviously passionate about what he does and he takes the tour but not himself seriously, and the result is a delight of a time. I have a much better feel for the city having now viewed it through the eyes of an exceptionally well-educated local. I cannot recommend this tour with this guide highly enough. Thank you, John and DTG tours.
Written April 9, 2022
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evelinev86
3 contributions
Oct 2021
My sister and I had a wonderful time exploring Dublin for the first time with our excellent guide John Caffrey. He is passionate about the city and has a vast knowledge of the history, (fun) facts and anecdotes that are part of Dublin.
We learned a lot and recommend everyone to book this tour.
He told everything with so much enthusiasm, even the rain didn’t bother us.
Written October 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Guide770806
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
Prior to this tour, I had all but given up on walking tours—I’ve just been disappointed so many times by walking tours that lacked historical depth and nuance. This tour restored my faith in them. Garvan fully delivered on a superb overview of Irish history (such as one can learn it in the course of ~4 hours), replete with historical detail and nuance, and his enthusiasm for the subject matter and love of Ireland is contagious. 10/10 would recommend.
Written January 10, 2022
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Hi Anna, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoy the Irish history during the tour. Looking forward to welcoming you again in Dublin someday. Do not be hesitate to contact us if you need more information about Irish history or anything.
Written January 13, 2022
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Steve G
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our guide John Caffrey was a complete wealth of knowledge, all explained with great enthusiasm and humour. Our tour not only took in the great city of Dublin, it's history, both ancient and more recent but also brought clarity to some of the English language's popular expressions as well as important historic events that shaped the city and country.
The tour was very complete and I would not hesitate this guide. He will be part of your positive experience of Dublin.
Steve G
Written October 24, 2021
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John F
3 contributions
Mar 2022
We did our fantastic walking tour with John Caffrey. He was awesome!! He met us in our hotel lobby and we started our tour right away in St. Steven's Green. He was engaging, comical and informative. He also "read the room" as we were on no sleep after traveling from the States to Dublin, checking in and meeting him almost immediately. We stopped for coffees and chatted more. The tour was tailored to our needs and defintely felt value for our money. Highly recommend this tour guide and this tour. There's no better way to get a feel for Dublin than with your feet on the pavement.
Written March 29, 2022
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WW2 Buff
15 contributions
We may have wandered past many of the sites that Cathel took us too but never would have learned the history behind the sites. Cathel started with a mini course in Irish history which was crucial. Ask for Cathel by name- he won’t disappoint.
Written June 4, 2022
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Joe O
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We had a fantastic tour led by John yesterday. He was incredibly knowledgable, professional and hugely good-humoured. In particular, he dealt sensitively with a large, multi-lingual group who often needed time to understand the information.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour in general and John in particular. It really is a great way to get to know Dublin ( even for Dubliners!)
Written April 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Sights and Pints!
We had the best time on the Sights and Pints Tour with Alan. Nobody in our group is really a tour person, but this
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The Best Way to See & Know Dublin
Our walking tour guide, John Caffrey was one of the best. I am a tour operator that has been bringing people to Du
darrenandkiml
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Great day in Dublin with a true local
Our family had such a great time with our guide Breda showing us Dublin! Breda was fun, knowledgeable, and Iris
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AMAZING tour guide
John, our amazing guide, gave insightful & interesting insight of Dublin & Ireland history! Great!!!
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Fantastic Tour!!!!
This was a fantastic tour! John was a deep reservoir of interesting facts and history. Better yet, he was an avid p
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Amazing way to explore Dublin with a fabulous guide
John Caffrey was our guide and he was fabulous! The weather was terrible alternating between heavy rain to sunshin
Zee B
Zee B
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A well informed good time.
Our tour guide was awesome! He was a perfect match and set a good pace for our family of 4. He was prepared with a
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Such a fun tour!
I’m so glad we started our time in Dublin with this tour. The guide helped us really become familiar with the lay o
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Wonderful experience
What a wonderful day we spent with Cathal! He was so knowledgeable, friendly, and answered all of our questions pat
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Katulavh
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Wonderful overview of Dublin
The depth of knowledge from Sean, our guide, was fantastic. He varied the tour to our interests and had intimate kn
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Garvin is the MAN!
The 5-hour Dublin tour with Garvin was unbelievable. An absolute highlight of our short trip. Hope to be back and c
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Slainte!
Absolutely brilliant afternoon spent with Garvan learning about Irish history, literature, and pub culture. A wonde
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Statues and sculptures with Neal
We had a fantastic tour with Neal Doherty! He has an incredible knowledge of the history of Dublin and is particula
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Five Star Experience with John
We had a ball on our tour with John Caffrey. He is incredibly knowledgeable, easy to talk to and clearly passionate
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A WONDERFUL DUBLIN EXPERIENCE!
My wife and I - and our best friends - shared a wonderful three-hours with Cathal this past May 5th on our three-ho
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