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Walking Tour of Viking & Medieval Dublin

Dublin 8, Ireland

Experience hosted by Ralph

2.5 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 8 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

See where the Vikings first settled, and the black pool - Dubh linn - from which Dublin got its name...learn about the development of Dublin Castle from a medieval fortress to a Georgian palace...explore the Cathedral quarter, with tales of saints and reformation...visit the remains of the original city wall and hear about the ghosts of Dublin.
Other things to note
The tour takes around 2.5 hours, and includes time for a coffee break in one of my favourite artisan cafes, if you wish!

What's included

  • Equipment
    I will show maps and images of Viking and Medieval Dublin for comparison wi...

Meet your host, Ralph

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am a native Dubliner, with a great love of the culture and history of the city. Having completed Cultural & Heritage studies and Tour Management Studies I received my qualification from Fáilte Ireland (Ireland's National Tourism Body). I have been working as a tour guide since 2015 specializing in the Viking and Medieval history of Dublin City. I have worked in cultural institutions such as the National Concert Hall, Dublinia (the Viking and Medieval Heritage center) and St. Patrick's Cathedral. I have a deep knowledge of the everyday life of Viking and Medieval Dublin and conduct private tours of Viking and Medieval Dublin and St. Patrick's Cathedral. I also give talks on the street names of Medieval Dublin.
I am a native Dubliner, with a great love of the culture and history of the city. Having completed Cultural & Heritage studies and Tour Management Studies I received my qualification from Fáilte Ireland (Ireland's National Tourism Body). I have been working as a tour guide since 2015 specializing in the Viking and Medieval history of Dublin City. I have worked in cultural institutions such as the National Concert Hall, Dublinia (the Viking and Medieval Heritage center) and St. Patrick's Cathe…
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Where you'll be

The tour starts at Dublin Castle, wends its way through medieval streets to the Cathedral Quarter, where we learn about the history of Christ Church Cathedral, and see the remains of the 13th century Chapter House...from there we visit the Viking Quarter, stand in the footprint of a Viking house and hear about everyday life in the 9th century, and see the original medieval city walls, with tales of monks, ghosts and reformation along the way.
Joshua
March 2020
Ralph was very informative and incredibly welcoming. His knowledge and qualifications are far above what we could have ever expected. He provided a true insight into the city and this tour is a must!
Laura
August 2020
Great guide. Knowledgeable local man who provides local nation and world context and information. Friendly and professional. Would 100% recommend.
Elizabeth
March 2020
Very informative tour!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

As this is an outdoor walking tour, guests will need comfortable footwear and raingear for the unpredictable Irish weather!