What better way to explore Dublin’s fair city than venturing through the streets with a passionate local guide? You’ll learn about the history and culture of this wonderful gem of a city and experience all that it has to offer. Experience authentic Dublin, with some of the most immersive tours available. Many of the tours are completely free of charge and the others affordable and of great value!
South Side Walking Tour
Run by Yellow Umbrella Tours, this Dublin southside tour will allow you to explore and learn about some of the city’s most notable attractions. You’ll visit Trinity College, Ireland’s highest-ranking and oldest university (established 1592), and see the Book of Kells. The tour kicks off each day from The Spire on O’Connell Street at 11 am and runs until 2 pm. Some other great sites you’ll get familiar with are Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Dublin’s cultural centre, Temple Bar. The best bit? The tour is completely free of charge! Book your place online.
North Side Walking Tour
Now you’ve seen the south side, what about the other side of the River Liffey? Yellow Umbrella Tours offers this free tour every day from 3.30 pm. Feeling up to doing both on the same day? Grab some lunch at Red Bean Roastery at Maldron Hotel Parnell Square. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from The Spire – where the tour begins. This tour focuses on Irish political history. You’ll learn all about the 1916 rising, the famine, and Irish independence. Visit the Garden of Remembrance, Moore Street Market, Custom House, and the General Post Office. Book this tour online here.
Fables & Folklore Tour
Explore the stories, myths, and legends of Ireland while wandering through the city. It’s not just the land of leprechauns and fairies! See for yourself, as you learn about St. Patrick, Molly Malone, and other legendary characters and tales that make up a fundamental part of Ireland’s culture. The meeting point for the tour is in front of the Grand Social on Liffey Street Lower at the foot of the Ha’penny Bridge. Book your place online with Generation Tours. Look out for the guides with light-blue umbrellas and t-shirts.
In Our Shoes Walking Tour
For an authentic experience, explore the Liberties with Dublin local guides. This 1-hour tour will allow you to explore famous and hidden landmarks at a leisurely pace. You’ll hear genuine local stories while you venture through the heart of Dublin. The tour can be booked online and departs from 4 Merchant’s Quay at 11 am and 2 pm Wednesday-Monday. Merchants Quay is a 15-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Parnell Square. Why not hop on a Dublin Bike to get there in just 7 minutes?
Dublin Literary Tour
Dublin has been the home and influence to some of the most well-known and celebrated writers. Four Nobel Prize winners have hailed from Ireland’s capital, one of whom also won an Oscar! Story-telling is a deep-seated Irish tradition and part of the city’s foundation. A visit to Dublin would not be complete without exploring its literary heritage. This 2.5-hour tour will show you around some of the sites associated with Dublin’s most famous authors. Get to know W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and Oscar Wilde a little better. The tour starts at The Spire, so get booking your place now.
Maldron Hotel Parnell Square
Ideally located in the heart of Dublin city centre and minutes from all main modes of transport, Maldron Hotel Parnell Square is the perfect base for your city staycation with friends. The newly renovated 4-star hotel has an abundance of attractions right on its doorstep and boasts all the facilities you’ll need for an enjoyable stay. Grab dinner at the hotel’s in-house restaurant Grain & Grill or relax after the day’s adventures with a tipple at the hotel bar.