Walking and Bike Tours in Dublin Ireland

Explore the city on foot or on a (electric) bike


A marvellous walking and biking city

Ireland's capital Dublin is a city packed full of history and must-see sights, yet its fairly compact centre means that there are plenty of places of interest all within a short distance of each other, making guided walking or bike tours a perfect way of seeing the city's high points in a single afternoon.

The benefits of guided tours will include expert help and local knowledge from a true Dubliner who will know how to pack the most in to the time you have available, while also making your tour informative and entertaining.

The range of city tours available is large

The reasons for wanting to take a guided walking or bike tour can be varied beyond simply seeing the sights. While general tours will take in such famous locations as O'Connell Street ad the General Post Office, there are also tours available which focus on particular themes.

One example is a tour based on the rich literary heritage of Dublin, where local actors will take you on a fun pub crawl through the areas that inspired some of Ireland's literary greats such as Joyce, Behan and Shaw, bringing literary history to life while enjoying a few pints along the way.

In a similar vein, the Temple Bar area makes a favourite spot for a compact walking tour of the local hostelries, exploring the traditional music and pub culture of Ireland in a relaxed and informal way with knowledgeable guides.

Of course, tours involving pubs are probably not a great idea when seeing the city by bike, but this mode of travel has other benefits - not least the ability to cover a wider area in the same time. A guided bike tour of Dublin can easily fit the best that the city has to offer into a single tour lasting only a few hours, and Dublin's flat geography makes for a pleasant and undemanding ride at a relaxed pace.

A guided bike tour offers the definite advantage over an independent ride in that the local guide will know the safest routes to take around the city, avoiding the worst of the traffic while still reaching all of the main sights.

Whether you're walking or going by bike, the city of Dublin is full of historic reminders of Ireland's past and other iconic sights, from cathedrals and castles to famous breweries, and a guided tour led by an expert will open your eyes to the unique culture and characterful charm of Ireland's capital.