Highlights of Dublin
Stroll around Dublin and explore many of the hidden wonders of this city brimming with history and culture. Your informative guide will show you the many highlights of Dublin on this two hour walking tour.
Your scenic walk begins on the bustling O'Connell Street. Marvel at the many statues that line this historic street. As you travel south on O'Connell Street you will see the General Post Office, one of the most famous buildings in Ireland. During the Easter Rebellion of 1916, this building served as headquarters for the uprising's leaders and remains a symbol of Irish nationalism. Near the General Post Office is the Henry Shopping District, a pedestrian thoroughfare that serves as Dublin's principle shopping district. While in the Henry Shopping District you can't miss The Spire, a monument that stands 398 feet tall. Leaving the shopping district, you will see St. Mary's Church, a 17th century structure where Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness brewery, was married.
Your Dublin walking tour continues through the Italian Quarter and across the famous Ha'penny Bridge. This pedestrian bridge crosses the River Liffey and leads into 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. Passing through Temple Bar, your walk takes you past several historically significant government buildings. See City Hall, built in 1769, beside the beautiful Dublin Castle, which serves as a major government complex. Your guided tour continues with a walk to the former Houses of Parliament (now the Bank of Ireland). This building was the first in the world to be built as a two-chamber parliament house. Your tour concludes with a visit to exquisite Trinity College, established in 1592. Its campus features amazing architecture and great photo opportunities.
Your knowledgeable guide is ready to answer your group's questions throughout the tour. This is an easy walking tour along 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.
We had a knowledgable guide who was a history graduate from Trinity. He was very personable and made it fun. However, walk up price was only $10 EUR or $8 for seniors. I expected only a small markup fom Costco instead we paid $29 US which I think is way too much for value received.