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Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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Translated from Gaelic as “black pool,” Ireland’s lively capital city has rightfully earned its reputation as the country’s hub for literature, protest, and—of late—technology.
From its early origins as a Gaelic village to the arrival of the Vikings, Normans, and the English, Dublin has long been a hub of the island nation. It certainly has the sights and monuments to prove it—from the hallowed halls of Trinity College, through the events of the Irish War of Independence, to following in James Joyce’s footsteps, there’s a story around every corner. Discover Dublin's past with Context's private and small group guided tours.

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Dublin Private and Guided Tours

We always advocate getting off the beaten path, and thematic walks are a great way to do this. In Dublin, we offer several private and small group guided group tour options. For the bookish, we suggest our Literary Walking Tour of Dublin, which traces the work and lives of Joyce, Yeats, Wilde, and other key writers from Dublin, visiting important locations like Oscar Wilde's home and Samuel Beckett's pub of choice. Building buffs will love our Dublin Architecture Tour, which visits Dublin City Hall and Dublin Castle, examining how what began as a Viking settlement evolved to incorporate spacious Georgian-style roads. Finally, develop an application for the grossly underrated Irish cuisine scene (complete with ample samples) on our Dublin Food Tour. Meanwhile, no trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to Trinity College. Learn about the storied history of the Old Library and some of the treasures contained within on our Book of Kells Tour, examining how the light of learning shined brightly in Dublin throughout the Middle Ages, and learning how the unbelievably intricate illuminated manuscripts of the era were made.
What Context Dublin Travelers Say
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Kevin was amazing. An absolute wealth of knowledge and made us feel so welcome in Dublin. Thank you, Kevin!!
Kevin is a knowledgeable guide with a wealth of information on Irish history. I was a bit worried the tour would be focused on religion when he mentioned early Christian art and influences but since religion plays such an integral role in Irish history it is inevitably part of the conversation. I particularly loved the myths and legends element to the tour especially the mosaic mural off Nassau St. The information Kevin had about the Tuatha de Danann was so magical I almost believed it to be real. This tour is a good way to get some indoor history and culture on a city break to Dublin especially since Ireland's weather can be so volatile! Thanks Context and Kevin for a fun afternoon.
The tour was excellent! We learned a lot, we had fun, we saw the sites, we got recommendations on what to do and where to eat.