Original Dublin Free Tour
Our Secret Traveller loved this free walking tour of Dublin, calling it "the highlight of my trip". "Dublin is an incredible city, for many reasons, especially it's people & characters - and these guides are some of the best of them! Authentic locals, they deliver their extensive knowledge in a fun, witty, thought-provoking and imagination-stirring style, making the whole thing feel personal, engaging and interactive. They happily take, and indeed invite, questions, and share their fantastic local hints and knowledge to help you embrace Dublin in a way you simply couldn't otherwise. A perfect pace, all the key sights and lesser-known spots, incredible history and remarkable culture make this one of the best tours I've ever done!"
Overview of the tour in Dublin
Dublin, the little capital city, is huge in character, attitude, culture, and history—and we love to share it with curious travelers like you! Join your passionate local Dublin guide for a truly excellent journey through Dublin's and Ireland's ancient past, recent history, and contemporary tales.
From turbulent times, revolutions, and rebellions, to charming folktales, real-life legends, literary greats, and hidden secrets, we'll give you unrivaled insight into the city, the country, and her people on a most enjoyable free walking tour.
The tour duration is approximately 3 hours, including a short pub-break midway through for refreshments if desired, and use of toilet facilities.
Please note: Places on tours are strictly limited and priority is given to those with advanced bookings. Please ensure to book your spot to avoid disappointment!
Please note: The 11 a.m. tour is approximately 3 hours duration and includes a short pub break midway through for use of toilet facilities and to grab a quick drink if desired.
The 1 p.m. tour is of a shorter duration, approximately 2 hours, and without a break.
This activity includes:
- Trinity College Dublin
- Christ Church Cathedral
- Dublin Castle
- Wall of Fame
- Viking & Medieval Dublin
- 1916 Rising
- James Joyce
- River Liffey
- Temple Bar quarter
- And much more!
in front of The Old Storehouse bar & restaurant, 3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Our meeting point is in front of The Old Storehouse Bar & restaurant, 3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, close to Temple Bar Square in the heart of the city. Dublin is easily walkable, and the meeting point is just a minute or two from Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and the Ha'Penny Bridge, so you'll easily find it using Google Maps, or by asking someone on the street. Once there, you will see our guides with green umbrellas and name cards right in front of the bar.
Things to note
How do free tours work?
It's simple—you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth at the end. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top-quality tours on fair terms. Enjoy!
Contactless payments are facilitated on most tours.
Please note that this tour is only available to individual travelers & groups of less than 6 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 6+ will incur a basic set fee and must be booked in advance. Groups of more than 6 who we suspect have made multiple bookings to avoid the set fee may be denied participation on arrival to the tour, at our discretion. Please respect this policy to avoid disappointment.
You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.