Travel News

The Best Walking Tours in Dublin (Updated 2023)

The iconic Temple Bar in downtown Dublin, Ireland

Posted: 8/21/2023 | August 21st, 2023

I love Dublin. As a writer, how could I not? This is a city once home to iconic Nobel laureates like George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, and Samuel Beckett. It’s the perfect place for cozy cafes and writing.

Dublin is home to the rambunctious Temple Bar, Trinity College (and the famous Book of Kells), the Guinness factory, and a wide array of museums, attractions, and experiences.

Dublin has plenty of walking tours too. There are dozens of options available. Walking tours are one of my favorite ways to get to see a city. I do them whenever I go.

I’ve compiled a list of the best walking tours in Dublin. These are the tours I take when I visit and can’t recommend them enough.

Best Overall Tour

Take Walks

Walks is my go-to tour company. Their tours are always fun, educational, and insightful. They use expert guides and get you into places where no other tours go. They have a lot of tours but their Dublin in a Day tour covers the major highlights, including the Book of Kells, the Guinness Brewery, and Dublin Castle. It’s the perfect introduction to the city.

Best Free Tour

Dublin Free Walking Tour

If you’re on a budget, Dublin Free Walking Tours has a free and locally-run daily tour. It covers all the highlights and provides a solid introduction to the city. You’ll see Trinity Church, Temple Bar, the castle, and more. Tours last around three hours. Just remember to tip your guide at the end!

While those may be the best free and paid tours in the city, Dublin has a lot more to offer — no matter your interests. Here are four other insightful and educational tours in the city!

1. Devour Food Tours

If you’re a foodie like me, don’t miss Devour’s Pubs, Grub, and History tour. This three-hour tour takes you to four historic pubs around Dublin where you’ll enjoy Irish beers, whiskeys, and enough food for a light meal. You’ll also get to visit a pub that pours one of the best Guinness pints in the city. The tour is suitable for vegetarians too.

Tours from 89 EUR.

Book here!


2. Letz Go City Tours

Letz Go runs three different tours in Dublin, but their in-depth Dublin Castle & Book of Kells tour is their most popular (and my favorite). It lasts 2.5 hours and you’ll get to see the 1200-year-old Book of Kells up close and learn about its unique symbolism and medieval ornamentation. After, you’ll explore the grounds and gardens of Dublin Castle, the former seat of British…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Nomadic Matt's Travel Site…