Dublin Decoded – city walks, art, architecture, history.

Dublin Decoded lead historical and architectural walking tours through the streets and squares of Ireland’s capital.  With a key strength in art and architectural history, our tours are especially popular with guests keen on visual and material culture, as well as lovers of history, and urban explorers.  Reading and interpreting clues of the city – from street names and topography,  inscriptions to allegorical sculpture on buildings, then decoding it all for you via history and context,  is what we do best.

Our tours contain information on social history, political, industrial, manufacturing and economic history, legal and military history, women’s history, art and architectural history.  Everything from underground rivers to underground societies.

We look forward to welcoming you on tour.

Please note that we offer both Public and Private tours and that the process for booking these is very different.

We don’t have a repeating schedule of tours.  Every month is different.  We only schedule about 3-5 weeks ahead (maximum)   And we only run from 1 to 4 Public tours each month.  There may well be one taking place during your visit  (if you are coming from overseas)  and of course, everyone’s very welcome to join.  Prices for a place on our public tours range from just €15 – €24 per person.

For a full up-to-date list of all and any upcoming Public Tours scheduled at present, please go our public tours page, here.

For Private tours,  this means you booking your own tour.   Accordingly, there’s no schedule;  as the tours do not exist, until you book one.    Fees for your own private tours range between €180 and €280  (for your whole group) for families and friends.   Large groups, corporate groups, and very customized / bespoke tours may cost more.

Below is a list of, and links direct to, nine of our most popular routes for private tour guests, as developed and refined over the last 5 years.   These tour routes are divided into three groups, South side, North side and Fine Art Tours.   Please select a title from the links below to go to full tour description.    When you’ve made your tour selection, please use the contact form, at the foot of every tour page, to contact us.   Please use the contact form for private tour enquiries only please. 

We will revert to private tour enquiries as soon as possible (usually within 36 hours) hopefully with confirmation of our availability on your date, and a quote for your tour or event.

Thank you.  In extreme short notice situations (for private tours only, and with less than 36 hours only ) it’s possible to send a text message direct to Arran Henderson on 00 353 87 4171460   Please only use this service for private tours, and only when your tour request is less than 36 hours away.  Please do not send texts like “Hi can you call me?”   (we will of course ignore such texts)  Instead please include your text your  full name, the title of our tour you are requesting and both the time and the date requested.  Please note we can not fulfill most requests for morning tours on weekdays, Mon- Fridays.  Most weekday tours start 2pm or 2.20.  Thank you,  For non -urgent inquiries please use the contact forms provided at the foot of every tour page to contact us.  Thank you.

 Southside Walking Tours, Private Tour menus: 


Northside Walking Tours



Private Art Tours



Dublin Decoded Private tour Contact Forms below,   

Please note this contact form is exclusively to order your own private tour.  Private tours guideline cost €180- €250 (for your entire group, not per individual).  Hotel meets and pick-ups, large groups and corporate tours may cost more.  Exact quotation on the supply of your date, numbers, and details, please.  All marked fields required.
Please note, we will not be able to answer any inquiries on public tours submitted below. For information on our excellent public tours and for all public tour inquiries,  please go here.   Thank you.

your Private tour contact form, for your inquiry and our quotation: