Free Tour Dublin Highlights

  • Language: English
  • Location: The Spire, O'Connell Street
  • City: Dublin
  • Timing: Everyday – 10am, 11am & 2pm

This tour is a tips-based, ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ model. At the end of the tour you can decide how much you would like to tip your guide.


​Trinity College – The oldest university in Ireland and home to the incredible Book of Kells exhibition.
Temple Bar -The cultural centre, home to colourful pubs, Irish music and craic!
Dublin Castle – The seat of British Rule in Ireland for 700 years and the beautiful Dubh Linn garden.
Christchurch Cathedral – Built by Silkenbeard the Viking and developed by Strongbow the Norman.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Named after our patron saint and restored by the Guinness family.

Look for the yellow umbrella and join us for the craic!

  • What does tips-based mean?

    We offer this tour on a tips-based, ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ model. This means that your guide doesn’t get paid by anyone else to run the tour. If you enjoy the tour you are free to decide how much you would like to leave for your guide at the end.

    Your guide can accept a payment with cash or card.

  • Where do the tours start?

    The tour meets beside the Spire on O’Connell Street. Look for the yellow umbrella!

  • Do I need to book or can I just turn up?

    You do need to book the tour to guarantee your place. This helps us to manage our numbers and to ensure that we do not have groups that are too big.

  • Can I join the tour with a group of more than 5 people?

    Unfortunately, we cannot take groups travelling together of more that 5 people on this tour.

    If you are part of a group travelling together of more than 5 people please email us and we will try to organise a private guide for your group.

  • Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?

    Of course! We are delighted to share the city with our guests using wheelchairs or strollers.

  • Where does the tour end?

    The tour finishes close to Dublin Castle, beside Temple Bar district.

    10 minutes walk to Trinity College and, in the other direction, 10 minutes walk to the Guinness Storehouse.

  • How long is the tour?

    The tour lasts for 2.5 hours, including a short coffee/bathroom break in the middle.

  • Why do you charge a €3 booking fee?

    This booking fee guarantees your place on the tour.

    It also helps us to pay for our booking system, our website and our Public Liability Insurance.

Get a Question?

Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.


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
Absolutely recommend!

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
Great experience

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
Interesting tour!

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