There is simply no better way to see Dublin than to walk around with a knowledgeable and professional tour guide. Get a closer look at Dublin’s most interesting, unique and historical sites and get to know the real Dublin, its history, and its culture by walking through the streets like a local.

Dublin offers a variety of walking tours that are ideal for the tourist, budget traveller or backpacker so don’t miss the chance to walk through the streets of this iconic city and visit it’s many landmarks while learning about their meaning and history.

Let’s Walk & Talk

Let’s Walk & Talk' is a fun programme of city walking activities suitable for young and old which runs throughout the year. The programme is made up of a number of social walking groups which meet every week, and a series of specially themed historical walking tours led by local experts including acclaimed Dublin historian Pat Liddy which take place from February to October. The social walking groups are led by a dedicated team of volunteers from the community and they are always delighted to make new walkers feel welcome. Ten weekly walks currently take place in the city including ones conducted in French, Spanish and Irish. These walks are great way for you to stay healthy, meet people and learn a little something about our Fair City. All tours and weekly social walks last about 90 minutes, They are all free and no advance booking is necessary.


Historical Walking Tours

The Historical Walking Tour of Dublin is the longest-established walking tour in the city. It was established in 1986 with a very specific aim to provide post-graduate history students of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the National University of Ireland with an income during their years of study. Our Guides are dedicated to the view that the highest academic standards are not incompatible with a pithy and entertaining presentation of the country’s history—to visitors and locals alike. More than just sightseeing—although there’s plenty of that too—our tours explore the dynamic nature of a city and society that wears history on its sleeve like few others.


James Joyce Walking Tour

Here at the James Joyce Centre we offer walking tours of the city based on Joyce’s life and work. During the Spring/Summer season we run these tours 3 times a week and during the Autumn/Winter Season we run one tour a week on a Saturday. These tours change week to week, and you can see which public tours are currently scheduled here. All tours depart from the James Joyce Centre and last 90 minutes, our Irish Literary Revival tour lasts between 90 – 120 mins.


Public Art Walking Tours

Public Art Walking Tours is Dublin City's newest walking tour experience. On our two city centre tours, we showcase the variety and skills of Irish and International sculptors through their work in St. Stephens Green and Merrion Square Park. We offer one-hour tours of St. Stephen's Green on Sunday afternoons, at 1pm from June to the end of September (booking essential).


Other walking tours...

Stroll – Unique City Walks

With Stroll you can connect with local people and go strolling with them to somewhere new, in a simple, personalized and affordable way. There is genuinely something for everyone. All you need is your smartphone to choose from one of the many specialised city itineraries, uniquely designed by real locals, with real names, who want to show you what it is that makes their city special to them.


Hidden Dublin Walks

With Hidden Dublin Tours, reveal the dark mysteries and histories across a variety of historical periods and unique sightseeing locations frequented only by us. We focus on the characters, and CUSTOM BUILD our tour buses - that's why we are different! Dublin Sightseeing Tours Our Dublin Tours do not focus on dry history and historical analysis of architecture. This city has produced some quite astounding characters and stories across the centuries. Stories of the cheekier characters from history are always the stories that people remember and take away with them, we know this! We try to evoke what life must have been like by placing these people and events in their time frames, helping the visitor gain an insight into the mentality and "craic" of the day.


1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

In 1916 a small band of armed insurrectionists declared Ireland a Republic. This event is known as the Easter Rising, a violent battle which resulted in many deaths and the destruction of many parts of Dublin. Lorcan Collins and Conor Kostick, authors of The Easter Rising will take you to the relevant sites of the Rebellion in Dublin, Ireland, to give you an understanding of this historic occasion which precipitated the formation of the Irish Republic. Have a look at the complete details of the tour schedule for information on the times and dates for this season. We hope you enjoy the site and come to Dublin to join us on what many are calling Dublin's best tourist attraction! We appreciate any comments, suggestions or questions you may have regarding the site or the tour.


U2 Tour

U2 are one of the biggest bands in the world and the streets of Dublin are filled with history and stories of them. Here at Dublin Differently we are fortunate enough to have strong connections with the band, including first hand encounters and associations. We have developed a tour to bring you the history of U2 and their roots Dublin, locations linked to them in the city and well known plus lesser known stories of the band. This tour is ideal for any age group, for passionate fans as well as those with just a general interest in the band and their Dublin home. Each visitor will receive a U2 gift as a token of their tour.


Dublin Free Walking Tour

Dublin is one of the most vibrant, historical and beautiful cities in Europe. The best way to explore this compact city and experience the unique atmosphere is on foot. We offer FREE walking tours at 11am & 3pm every day at The Spire, O'Connell Street (The big needle). The highest quality is guaranteed on this tour because it is entirely tips-based. Your guide does not get paid by the city or any business to deliver your tour but will accept a donation at the end, if you wish to leave one. Please feel free to tip your guide according to your budget and how much you enjoyed the tour.


Dublin Mountain Walks

Just eight miles from Dublin's urban centre, the Dublin Mountains are the city's natural playground. Encompassing 43km of mountain trails, country paths and rural roads the Dublin Mountains Way has been noted as one of the 1,001 most scenic walks in the world. The views over the city and bay are unbeatable. But don’t just take our word for it, grab your walking shoes and test out some of these signposted walks for yourself. Discover Dublin mountain walks to suit every level...


Haunted History Walking Tour Of Dublin

Further resources...

Walking Tours

A list of Dublin walking tours compiled by Tourism Ireland, the agency responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday destination.


Walking & Biking Tours in Dublin

Find a list of Dublin walks put together by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site — helping travelers unleash the full potential of every trip with the latest reviews.


City Tours and Operators & Guides

Here you will find a listing of guided walking tours in Dublin put together by Visit Dublin, the official tourism information website providing comprehensive information to motivate holidaymakers to visit Ireland’s vibrant capital city, assist with trip planning and offer the most up to date relevant information to you during your stay.