A free walking tour of Dublin which is full of life & energy but with a nice laid back tempo. The tour guides are all young local Dubliners and deliver their extensive knowledge very effectively in a fun, thought-provoking and imagination-stirring way with a personal, comfortable style. They are happy to take questions, ask questions, chat and actively get you involved in the experience. They also have very good hints and local knowledge so make sure to pick their brains for local tips. Tour group sizes are well balanced, making for easy interaction with other travellers as well as the guides themselves and a pub break along the way is a nice touch. The distance covered is easily manageable and there isn't too much walking between actual stops so the pace is relatively relaxed and the route includes lesser-known Dublin titbits as well as well-known sites such as Dublin castle and Christchurch cathedral. This free tour is an ideal way to get orientated with Dublin city centre, key locations and things which may peak your own particular interests. All in all, we highly recommend the free tour of Dublin by HostelCulture as a really worthwhile way to discover Dublin, its history, culture, stories and characters in a memorable and enjoyable way.


Discover with our proud local guides Dublin ancient past, Ireland's turbulent fight for independence as we take you through it’s cobbled streets, show you Dublin’s most beautiful buildings and tell you about all about this city’s charming folktales, real life legends and hidden secrets on this 3 hour free tour.

This activity includes:

Wall of Fame - James Joyce - 1916 Rising - River Liffey - The Four Courts - Viking & Medieval Dublin - Christ Church Cathedral - Trinity College - St. Stephen’s Green - Temple Bar - Dublin Castle - St. Stephen’s Green - Dublin City Hall - And much more!

Our Guides Traveler Reviews

  • “Dublin tour ”
      Reviewed on March 16, 2018

    Our guide, James, was amazing! He was so helpful knew so much. He gave real life experiences from his childhood and growing up in Dublin which really added to the tour. We had a great time was able to answer all questions and more. He... read more

  • “Fabulous introduction to Dublin”
      Reviewed on March 06, 2018

    Sarah was an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable, told great stories to compliment the facts and keep the tour very interesting! I highly recommend!

  • “John was a very good entretainer!”
      Reviewed on February 27, 2018

    We got a lot of information about Irish history in a very engaging way done by John, our tour guide!

    Room for improvement: try to talk a bit slower and make more pauses when switching from a topic to another.
    Having more breaks to go to a... read more

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Meeting point

In the square in front of The Central Bank, Dame St.

On arrival

On foot:
The Central bank is located on Dame Street, one of the main streets in Dublin, so if you are staying in the city centre the best way to get here is by foot. Please note that we are NOT located at the Bank of Ireland close to Trinity College. The Central Bank is 1-2 mins walk from Trinity College, The Ha'penny Bridge & Dublin Castle in the very centre of the City. See the map above for it's location.
Dubliners are very friendly people so they'll be glad to give you directions. The Square at the Central Bank is a relatively spacious public area and once you are there you will see our guides in blue T-shirts and holding a FREE TOUR sign.

Please note, there is currently some construction works in place at the Central Bank, our exact meeting point is located here (below the Tree of Gold).

Things to note

How do free tours work? It' simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. 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!

Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour! Please note, this tour requires a minimum number of people to run.
Please note that this tour is only available to individual travellers & groups of less than 7 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 7+ will incur a set fee and must be booked in advance.