Dublin is a very walkable city, but how do you know where to walk to? Many visitors to Dublin, from overseas and at home, want a personalised tour from someone who knows the city like the back of their hand. Luckily, our locals love to chat and there are dozens of walking tours with different themes to choose from. Whether you’re interested in food, history or music, there is a tour for everyone. Book a stay in Aspect Hotel Park West and organise a walking or bus tour in Dublin. Our hotel in City West is ideal for commuting to and from the city with ease.
Sightseeing Bus – €35 for 48 hours
Starting with one of the most popular tours in Dublin, especially for those who can’t walk far, the Dublin Bus Hop-on Hop-off tour. Numerous companies run these tours, but Dublin Bus has some of the funniest, friendliest drivers with stories only a local could tell. This tour is an efficient way to get around the city and each ticket lasts two days so you can hop on and off as much as you like. You’ll see all of the sights like Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, and the national museums as well as spots a little outside of the city like Phoenix Park and EPIC. It’s a great option for a whistlestop tour of Dublin and to get your bearings in our relatively small but dense city.
Pat Liddy Walking Tours – €25
Pat Liddy and his team are a household name for Dublin tours. Pat Liddy is an Irish artist, historian, writer, illustrator, mapmaker, and environmental lobbyist who has been running his tour company since 2004. There are a selection of award-winning tours which have a combination of highlights, history, and hidden corners you may not find on the map. They offer a bespoke service, including foreign language, customisable and private tours depending on your needs. They also host a tour guide training course if you’ve ever been interested in becoming a guide in Dublin.
In Our Shoes Walking Tour – €15
The Liberties is a very special part of Dubin, arguably one of the most historic and colourful in the city. It’s a place only known by its locals. It has its issues as many cities have but In Our Shoes walking tours aim to show you the best side of the area, without the focus on the social issues that often dominate the news. The Liberties contains notable landmarks like Guinness Storehouse, whiskey distilleries, heritage homes and flats, cathedrals, sports grounds and a former prison, all of which the tour will give you a better history of. You can book group or private tours which can be customised to your interest by their guides, who are locals with top-tier training.
Musical Pub Crawl – €22
Ireland was built on music. Whether the event is good or bad, happy, or sad, we have a song for it. It’s no surprise that one of the popular tours in Dublin is run by two musicians. The musical walking tour is a unique journey through Ireland’s musical heritage led by an accomplished balladeer who has a wealth of songs and stories to share. You’ll hear the music and visit the theatres where many of our famous ballads were written and performed with good humour and lots of singing along. You’ll even get a ballad book to take home.
1916 Rebellion Walking Tour – €19
The Easter Rising in 1916 was the most dramatic and notable event in the history of the state, much of which happened in Dublin. The executions of the leaders of the rising inspired a generation to join the cause of Irish freedom leading to the formation of the free state. Dublin’s Original 1916 Tour was founded in 1996 and tells the stories from behind the lines of the fighting Irish and shows you where the action happened. It’s a unique tour, especially for history lovers and engaging enough for those with a passing interest.
Book a stay in Aspect Hotel Park West, Dublin’s newest 4-star hotel, and enjoy comfort, convenience, and affordable rates. Our team would be happy to help you book tours of Dublin that suit your interests. We look forward to welcoming you.