Dublin

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.

Dublin Private and Semi-Private Guided Tours

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 semi-private guided tours.

Tour Highlights

We always advocate getting off the beaten path, and thematic walks are a great way to do this. In Dublin we offer a couple of these. 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.