Free Tour Southside
- Language: English
- Location: South Side
- City: Dublin
- Timing: Everyday – 10am, 11am & 2pm
This is a pay what you want tour. This means that at the end of the tour you pay the tour guide as much as you feel it was worth.
On this tour, we show you the main sights and introduce you to our wonderful city.
Trinity College – The oldest university in Ireland today and home to the incredible Book of Kells’ Temple Bar -The cultural centre, home to colourful pubs, Irish music and dance etc
Dublin Castle – The seat of British Rule in Ireland for 700 years
Christchurch Cathedral – Personal church of the Norman Invader Strongbow
St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Ireland’s largest Church
Meet beside the Spire (the big needle) in the middle of O’Connell Street.
Are the tours really FREE?
Yes, and the highest quality is guaranteed on this tour because it is entirely tips-based. Your guide does not get paid by the city or any business to deliver your tour but will accept a donation at the end if you wish to leave one. Please feel free to tip your guide according to your budget and how much you enjoyed the tour.
Where do the tours start?
All tours start at the Spire on O’Connell Street.
Do I need to book or can I just turn up?
It is always best to book to ensure your place, tours at times can be in high demand. This also assists us in scheduling the correct number of guides so we can maintain a comfortable number on tour.
Do I need to be fit to do this tour?
All our tours are conducted at a casual stroll, we try to ensure that it is a comfortable pace for everyone.
Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?
Yes, the guide can adjust the route if required for all out tours
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends close to Christchurch, ten minute walk from The Guinness Store House and a few minutes’ stroll from Temple Bar.
What People Say About Us
Southside Dublin Free Walking Tour
Southside Tour with Peter was Fantastic. I am all about walking yours in towns and this was one of the best. It lasted about 3 hours, but I could have wandered around with Peter for a couple of more hours and not gotten bored. We got great general history of Ireland and insite to specific sites on the South Doubling tour. Highly recommend.Fizeau Louisiana
During my short trip to Dublin I decided to book a free walking tour with the Dublin Free Walking Tour – South Side. Our guide was Conor (with one ‘n’) who did a great job sharing bits of Ireland’s/Dublin’s history and present in a relatively short amount of time (one can learn a lot in 3 hours) and with some humour. I had lots of fun learning during this tour and I would 200% recommend anyone to book it. I’m sure you won’t regret it!Manon The Netherlands
Our tour lasted 2hr45 of the Southside, and was really excellent. Our tour guide gave us lots of information and was happy to answer questions, and was generally very friendly and easy to understand. It’s a contribution at the end as well, but nominally free. Would definitely recommend!Lucy F Cambridge, UK
All you need to know within 2 hours
A great mixture between information, fact, cultural insights and first hand tips for pubs and restaurants. Would encourage everyone to go on a tour!Phil Vienna, Austria
Must-do in Dublin
Had a fantastic South Side tour with Richie on Sunday morning. Very informative and funny, and we learned interesting history about Dublin. It’s three hours but time flies by! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to take a walking tour – best way to get your bearings plus learn about the buildings instead of just looking at them!Rachel S Londonderry
Very interesting tour about the history of the city of Dublin. Our guide Conor was dynamic and captivating! We recommend to discover the city at the beginning of your stay!L C Versailles, France
Informative and fun tours with a great guide
We did both the north and south side tours with Peter. He was absolutely fantastic and really knowledgeable, giving an insight into the city we never would have had walking round in our own. He was also really helpful in answering any questions and providing recommendations for the rest of our trip. Great experience and would definitely advise anyone visiting Dublin to book on to both tours.Shaunna Manchester, UK
Educational and fun. Highly recommended!
My hostel recommended this company to me. Incredibly knowledgeable guide for the free morning & afternoon walking tour (tour date 30.11.2021). Did not expect this level of knowledge and presentation skill from a free tour, but will definitely take a closer look at their normal tours next time I am in Dublin. I am sure they are fabulous too. Overall highly recommended!Katrin Gelnhausen, Germany