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 visitors and guests keen on visual and material culture, as well as lovers of history and urban exploration.  Reading and interpreting clues of the city – from street names and topography, from inscriptions to allegorical sculpture on buildings, then decoding it all for you via the history and context that brought it about,  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.

For an up-to-date list of upcoming Public Tours scheduled at present, please go to the full list at the bottom of our public tours page.

Private tours.   Most tours range in fee between €180 and €250 for your entire group.  Very large groups, corporate groups, and 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 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.   We will revert within 24-36 hours with confirmation of avilaibility 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 may send a text message direct to Arran Henderson on 00 353 87 4171460   Please only use this service for private tours, and when your tour request is less than 30 hours away.  Please do not send texts like “Hi can you call me?”   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: