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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

‘A treat from the heart of Grafton Street’   Bewley’s is a family-owned Irish company with a long and fascinating history, spanning over 175 years. This tour will begin with the origins of the company in 1840 when the Bewley family chartered the Hellas, the first ship ever to sail directly from China to Dún Laoghaire, filled with Ireland’s first taste of Chinese tea leaves. We will take you through the entire journey, to fully appreciate the heritage and the beautiful surrounds of the historic Bewley’s Grafton Street.    Bewley’s Grafton Street delights the senses.  Discover the many unique elements of the original café, such as the Harry Clarke windows, ten beautiful open fireplaces and the Egyptian-motifed façades on Grafton Street and Johnson’s Court. Today the café is filled with lovingly curated art, including recent additions of stained glass art from Pauline Bewick and Jim Fitzpatrick and wonderfully sensitive sculptures from Paddy Campbell and Eamonn Ceannt.   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. Bewley’s have retained their dedication to what made them famous: serving the very best teas, coffees and baked goods the world over.    The Bewley’s story is as much about Dublin as it is about Bewley’s. In the words of Irish poet, author and Professor Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, Brendan Kennelly, “Bewley’s is the heart and the hearth of Dublin. There is a sense in which Dubliners behave like a large, sometimes unruly family; and walking into Bewley’s never fails to give me the feeling that I am stepping into a home… The atmosphere is full of a lovely rattling music made up of cups and chatter, gossip and laughter, watchful eyes and gadabout tongues.”

Meeting Points

 

Our Meeting Points are as follows/ or as stated on your booking confirmation:

Dublin Highlights & Hidden Corners and Treasures of the Northside: 59 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1 (Dublin Bus Office) Coordinates: 53.2102° N, 6.1539° W

All other scheduled walks depart from Suffolk Street/ St. Andrew's Street, Dublin 2 (outside a former church and beside the Molly Malone Statue) Coordinates: 53.3438° N, 6.2609° W

Festival Walks may also differ. E.g. our "Bloomsday Walk" wil depart in front of the Gate Theatre, Cavendish Row, Rotunda, Dublin 1 Coordinates: 53.3531° N, 6.2620° W

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to visit our FAQ or drop us a message using the Contact form.

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).