For those lacking in time, but not in enthusiasm
If more than 7 please contact to arrange a custom-made tour
If you fancy yourself as a bit of an Ernest Shackleton, then you'll truly love, this EXPLORATION of Dublin city.
We'll walk a nice loop of the city centre, taking in every main site (as well as many minor ones)in Dublin. Naturally, we won't be on our feet the whole time, picking up some grub along the way and resting when necessary. Depending on your tastes, habits or appetites, we'll finish in a pub!
As well as (nearly) all the sites, I'll inform you of the legacy of Dublin and Ireland, aiming to complete your understanding of Irish history and Irish culture, and, of course, we'll have great 'craic'(fun, laughs) along the way.
I take pride in my tours. My goal is to ensure that during the tour, you will acquire a knowledge and wisdom unmatched even by most Irish people, as well as a fascination with the people and the city that can't be simply picked off the street or from a book.
For more info, please read the testimonials from past visitors
Trinity, Book of Kells
Old Parliament Building
Christchurch (or St. Patrick's) Cathedral
O' Connell St (The Spire, GPO, Daniel O'Connell)
St. Stephen's Green
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise ship terminal, Dublin Port.
End location: To be determined at start, during, or at end of tour, depending on the requirements of the group.
Duration: 5 hours
On foot, transfer from the port by Taxi (8-seater taxi). If you require a larger vehicle, please contact me for pricing and further arrangements.
Entrance to The Book of Kells is included for the group!
Transport (8-seater taxi) from Dublin Port to O'Connell St:
1. If you do not require transport, please select my other tour entitled '(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours - [private tour]'
2. If you require transport, but not from Dublin Port (perhaps from Dún Laoghaire Port), please contact for a custom tour
Professional guiding service
Estimated Local Cash Needed
27 € - €3-8 for light lunch x4
€9-16 for big pub dinner x4
€4-6.50 for a pint
Good pair of walking shoes
An excellent raincoat
Several layers of clothing - it is Ireland afterall!
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
Guiding inside some attractions, e.g. Trinity Library, Dublinia, is restricted somewhat.
A Recent Review of this tour
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Garvan was great at giving us just the right amount of history behind the places we visited. We learned a lot about Ireland, and he did an especially good job of relating his stories to the places we visited. His enthusiasm was contagious and we found this to be an excellent tour. Pacing was just right.