Viking and Mediaval walking tour of Dublin

Tour Number

Activity Level

643158


Categories

Other, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (conversational)

You can't visit Dublin without hearing of our Viking connection.


There is no doubt that the Vikings have left their mark on Ireland and Dublin in particular. The Vikings may have laid its foundations, but the city developed its own identity that over time has become perhaps best illustrated by the wit of its people. From very humble origins Dublin, our capital city, is in every sense a city on the periphery of Europe but with a unique capacity for self-expression. But let's get back to the Vikings.

Tourists from Norway were a common sight in Ireland from the 9th to the 12th century in particular. Did they enjoy their stay here and did we enjoy their company? We argued about that for about three hundred years until the arrival of Anglo-Normans towards the latter part of the 12th century. They, in turn, took up residence for about seven hundred years displacing the Vikings in turn.

Itinerary

What You'll See
- College Green/Hoggen Green
- Suffolk Street/The Thing Moate
- Dublin Castle
- City Hall
- St. Werburg's Church
- Christ Church Cathedral
- Temple Bar
- Wood Quay
- The Old Bridge
- Cook Street and the other colony

The Experience
The origins of our city are intertwined with the arrival of fierce warriors from Scandinavia. They left an indelible mark on the city which still resonates to this day. But that is just part of the story. In 1970s Dublin huge controversy arose when excavations at Wood Quay unearthed significant Viking treasures. This resulted in the people of Dublin taking to the streets to protect their Viking heritage. Listen to the opposing arguments as we relive the controversy. This old quarter of Dublin holds many other tales which form part of our tour. Sitric Silkenbeard, the first Christian Viking King of Dublin, equally has left his mark on the city. What exactly? The oldest streets in Dublin also have stories to tell that lends to our understanding of Viking and Medieval

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland https://goo.gl/maps/5JASuMHYrQMipY8a6

Duration: 3 hours

The weather can sometimes be unpredictable so it's always best to come prepared: bring whatever raingear of your choice, a good pair of walking shoes, and a sense of humour.

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: I recite my own verse and or will sing a song synonymous with Dublin. They are great ways of communicating one's interpretation of what the city/country means.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 € Euros - Personal expenses
-Food, Snacks
-Drinks
-Souvenirs
etc.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: After about an hour into the tour we normally stop for refreshments: tea/coffee and a snack. Depending on your choice, at the end of the tour we can visit a famous Dublin pub if you wanted to try the local brew. We will be happy to try to accomodate whatever your preference.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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    Tour Price

    260 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    643158


    Categories

    Other, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Dutch (conversational)

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