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JOIN US ON ONE OF OUR AWARD-WINNING SCHEDULED WALKS & EXPERIENCE DUBLIN IN A UNIQUE AND INTIMATE WAY
 

With our walks we offer you a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience of where Dublin has come from and where it is now. The city has a 2000-year-old history that spans from the Celts to the modern day. What better way to experience these bygone times than by walking through the streets buzzing with history led by our expert guides? Our walks will bring you to places of interest often missed by most tourists.

Bewley's Grafton Street Official Tour

‘Dublin can be heaven with coffee at eleven!’   Bewley’s is a family owned Irish company with a long and fascinating history, spanning over 175 years of Dublin. Bewley’s are pioneers in coffee sourcing and roasting. Today Bewley’s roast all of their coffees and blend teas in North Dublin for the Irish market, with roasting facilities in the U.K. and U.S that serve markets locally in these parts of the world.   Bewley’s Grafton Street has long been considered the home of the Bewley’s brand. Our tour of this beautiful historic café will begin in 1840, when Joshua Bewley chartered the Hellas, a clipper ship that took a high risk round trip to China. The Hellas was the first ship ever to sail directly from China to Ireland and arrived to Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire) harbour filled with 2,099 chests, containing the first Chinese tea leaves to enter Ireland. You will learn that this was one of many firsts that Bewley’s delivered.   Following a recent three year refurbishment there many unique elements of the original café have been fully restored including the iconic Harry Clarke windows and ten open fireplaces. The Egyptian-motifed façades on Grafton Street were inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by British explorers. The café is an art lovers dream, with Pauline Bewick, Jim Fitzpatrick, Paddy Campbell, Eamonn Ceannt and Graham Knuttel only some of the artists whose works are on display. Bewley’s Café Theatre, located on the second floor, is another cultural delight offered at Bewley’s and was described as ‘nourishment for the soul’ by the Irish Times!    At the core of Bewley’s is a never-ending desire to provide the best. Bewley’s Grafton Street was built to rival the finest tea-rooms in Europe and to this day it is one of Dublin’s most iconic and celebrated landmarks. Located in the heart of Dublin, unlock your senses and escape in this bustling café that offers crackling coffee log fires in winter and a bright, airy garden atrium complete with a balcony overlooking Grafton Street for the summer months. What visit to Bewley’s would be complete without a world famous tea or coffee complemented with a heritage bun, freshly baked in the craft kitchen in Bewley’s Grafton Street? Our guides will leave you to enjoy this café experience at the end of your tour.

The Best of Dublin

Discover the best of south-city Dublin and enjoy intriguing architecture, history, events and stories right back to its Viking & medieval origins during this 2 hrs and 20 mins long tour. Dublin has so many great and well-known locations, each with its own fascinating tale. During this great tour we will also skirt past many obscure places that will either leave a smile on your face or come as a complete surprise. Starting close to the famous Molly Malone statue, the walk will meander past the former 18th century Parliament House and Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university, before wheeling around buildings, streets and laneways with their own engaging stories on the way to Dublin Castle. Then, along by the extraordinary Chester Beatty Library, to the grounds of medieval St Patrick’s Cathedral and then to the even older Christ Church Cathedral. But it’s all the other treasures and tales that you will encounter that help to make this journey so memorable. Stories and mementoes of Bram Stoker and his Dracula, Jonathan Swift and Gulliver’s Travels, yarns about Vikings, knights and ghosts and of George Frederick Handel’s very first performance of his most famous choral work, Messiah, in a Dublin music hall in 1742. And, as they say, much more besides! On a Pat Liddy Walking tour, you will also receive a free visitor map and guide and discounts in Dublin’s oldest café, Bewley’s, in the Church Bar/Café and at the EPIC Emigration Museum.

“From Green to Black & Gold” St Stephen's Green to Guinness & Pearse Lyons Distillery

This relatively short walk (1.5 hours) packs a real punch. It links the historic St Stephen’s Green to the Guinness Storehouse and the Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery. On the way discover parts of the city rarely seen by visitors to Dublin. Travel through the very soul of the old city via a wealth of hidden gems, ancient sites, historic churches, the incomparable old Liberties Quarter where, they say, the ‘true’ Dubliners still live and play and it contains several whiskey distilleries. Starting on St Stephen’s Green, the tour passes Whitefriar Street Church, which remarkably contains the remains of the famous St Valentine, before walking through some historic streets and the Dublin Literary Parade to arrive at St Patrick’s Cathedral. From there we travel on through the nostalgic Liberties Quarter passing a couple of distilleries, including the famous Teelings, before walking through the very heart of the inner city where you’ll encounter the locals who still speak in their own local accents as they move between their shops, markets and homes. Apart from places oozing history you will see two more whiskey distilleries before finishing at the iconic Guinness Storehouse Visitor Centre and the neighbouring Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery. There is an option of buying a discounted ticket to Teelings Distillery, Pearse Lyons Distillery or Guinness Storehouse.  On a Pat Liddy Walking tour, you will also receive a free visitor map and guide and discounts in Dublin’s oldest café, Bewley’s, in the Church Bar/Café and at the EPIC Emigration Museum.  

Testimonials

 

Docklands Tour, Tripadvisor

"I've spent a great morning, discovering very many interesting, sad and humorous facts about this area of town and Irish history. My tour guide Dave was excellent company. THANK YOU!!!" 

 

 Dublin Highlights Tour, Tripadvisor

"We hadn't been to Dublin before, and had limited time on this visit. The highlights tour was a perfect introduction. At the end of our 2 hours plus, we felt we had a basic understanding of the layout of the city, of its architecture and of its history, all conveyed with humour and expert knowledge by our lovely guide, Isabelle. A great experience, thank you!"

 

Best of Dublin, Tripadvisor

"Maggie was our guide and showed us a huge quite courtyard that was like an oasis in the middle of the bustling city. This part of the tour intrigued me because I had walked past the entrance to the courtyard several times during the days before the tour and never noticed the entry way off of the busy street. Take the tour. It's worth it."

 

Get Your Guide " Sehr informative, lustige und entspannte Stadtführung! Sam - unser Stadtführer - war wirklich toll. Die Stadtführung war sehr informativ. Sam hat alle Fragen ausführlich beantwortet. Als geborener Dubliner hat er wirklich sehr viel Wissen über die Stadt. Noch dazu ist Sam ein guter Sänger und hat uns auch noch ein paar irische Nationallieder geträllert. Die Stadtführung ist auch gut für Kinder geeignet."


REFUNDS POLICY & CANCELLATION CHARGES

For our scheduled tours we will offer a full refund if a cancellation is received outside 72 hours before the tour but no refund within 72 hours of the tour. Customers are entitled to a full refund in the event that the company cancels a tour.

 

Note: If you are more than 5 minutes late or miss the group, we won't be able to join you with the tour. However, we can offer a tour at a different time or on a different day (subject to availability).