History, culture and architecture highlight this walking tour of Dublin. When visiting a city as rich in history as Dublin, it is often difficult to get it all in, but in under three hours, this tour manages to cover the major historic sites and introduce you to many vital city centers.
Among the highlights of your tour is the remarkable architecture of Trinity College and its beautiful Front Square. You will pass the former Houses of Parliament (now the Bank of Ireland). This building was the first in the world built as a two-chamber parliament house. You'll also see City Hall, built in 1769, and beside it, the beautiful Dublin Castle's courtyard and garden, which serves as a major government complex. Also on the Dublin Castle grounds you will visit the remarkable Chester Beatty Library Galleries.
Your Dublin walking tour includes visits to the two Church of Ireland cathedrals. St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, is formerly a Roman Catholic Church founded in 1191. Christ Church Cathedral is also a former Roman Catholic Church and was founded in 1030. The medieval architecture and grounds of these cathedrals are breathtaking. Your tour of Dublin's highlights also includes a stop at Fishamble Street, famous as the site of the world's first performance of Handel's Messiah. Finally, visit Temple Bar, a former suburb of medieval Dublin. Temple Bar is known as the cultural center of Dublin and features many bars and a vibrant nightlife.
Your knowledgeable guide is ready to answer your group's questions throughout the tour. This is an easy walking tour through Dublin's city streets. Wear good walking shoes and comfortable clothing for the season and conditions. Food and beverages are not provided, but your guide can make recommendations following the tour.