Private Dublin History Tour with Historian

2 Hours

From (USD) $378 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

Private Dublin History Tour with Historian

2 Hours

From (USD) $378 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

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      Private Dublin History Tour with Historian

      Dublin, Ireland
      From (USD) $378 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)
      • More than a guide: Even by GoBe standards, your tour leader is special. Known as a "docent" (from the Latin for teacher), your Ph.D. or M.A.-level scholar-guide will make the difference between seeing Dublin and understanding it.
      • Your group, your tour: This private experience lets you choose the departure time and customize a walk that's in step with your passions. Set the pace that works for your group (up to 6); even the tour's length (usually about two hours) is flexible.  
      • Historic sights: Discover graceful Ha'penny Bridge and cultural hotbed Temple Bar along the River Liffey. Admire sprawling 13th-century Dublin Castle, site of the "black pool" after which the city was named. See the even more ancient Christ Church Cathedral, whose crypts are said to contain the tomb of Norman warlord, Strongbow. And Trinity College, where the 1300-year-old Book of Kells lives. 
      • Useful practical info, too: Your in-the-know docent will help you get your bearings, including insights on Dubliner customs, where to find well-known pubs, breweries, and restaurants – and how to decode some crazy Gaelic words they use in this town. 
      About This Dublin Tour

      If you're new to Dublin, after this tour you'll be old friends. Think of this as Dublin 101. Your docent is the lecturer (possibly in real-life, too), there are no tests, and everybody who participates graduates with honors – and a new sense of how the story of Ireland's capital has reverberated through the wider world over the ages. 

      You'll begin your walk along the banks of the River Liffey, a focal point of Dublin’s commercial and cultural life from the very start. As your guide leads the way, you'll learn about the city's earliest origins as a Gaelic village and the turbulent arrivals of the Vikings, Normans, and English who followed.  
      They'll weave the iconic landmarks along your route together into a historical context that illuminates how medieval "Dubh Linn" (meaning "black pool" in the Irish tongue, and referring to a dark tidal pool once on the site of the Dublin Castle gardens) has been shaped by the dominating cultures and great minds of the past – along with a slew of modern architects, politicians, writers, and filmmakers who've helped make the city what it is today.
      This town may not be as large or obviously glamorous as some other European capitals, but it's got some serious soul. And it knows how to be entertaining. Of course, that could have something to do with the 750-odd licensed pubs scattered around town – including one called The Hairy Lemon. 
      You'll have to track that landmark down on your own time. Slainte! 

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Cancellation policy

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.

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