Southside City Walking Tours

Here are the most popular Dublin City Walking Tours we lead for our private guests, in 9 distinct areas of Dublin’s city centre.  Please note these 3 tours are all South of the River Liffey: each route researched, refined and finessed over the last 5 years.

For tours North of the River or our acclaimed Art Tours, please go to the relevant pages.

Medieval Mass to Georgian Splendour, your private tour focuses first on Dublin Castle, then on the SW highly historic area of the city centre known as the Liberties, with an emphasis on Dublin’s ancient past, taking in early Christianity, the Viking settlement, Anglo-Norman conquest, their medieval castle, and great city walls and gates; as well as historic churches and vanished monasteries in the area.  We’ll also discuss early local industries like brewing distilling and textiles; poverty and economic decline, social history, politics and rebellion, including the seminal events of 1798; 1803 and 1916.  This is one of the most popular and acclaimed tours.

  • Medieval Mass to Georgian Splendour:
  • route 2.8k, approximate tour time: 2- 2.5 hours. 

South-Central Highlights: your private tour: brings you around Trinity College,  Trinity (founded 1592) the alma mater of Edmund Burke, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, is also a superb showcase of some of the best examples of historic building styles from 1600 to 21st century.   Our selection includes an 18th century “Temple”, a modernist masterpiece library, and one of the finest Victorian era Gothic-Revival buildings in the world. From Trinity we then travel west to explore many of Dublin’s most iconic sights, including College Green with its extraordinary procession of 19th-century grand bank architecture, visiting inside the old Parliament Buildings (open weekdays only)  as well as Dublin Castle and Temple Bar.  We finish our tour around Christ Church Cathedral, once the epicentre of old medieval Dublin.

  • South Central Highlights private tour:
  • route 2.8k, approximate tour time: 2- 2.4 hours.   

South East Highlights: private tour: like Southcentral highlights above this tour brings you around a selection of superb historic buildings among the tranquil campus of Trinity College. as described above,  but then travels a different direction for the second half of the tour (south rather than due west) to explore the South Georgian Core.  This is the most gracious district of Dublin with its elegant 18th and 19th-century buildings, aristocratic clubhouses, townhouses and plutocratic mansions.  We will travel to Trinity College, Dawson and Kildare and Molesworth Streets, and St Stephen’s Green.  Highlights of feature a wonderful 19th-century Neo-Byzantine church.

  • South East Highlights tour route 2.8k,
  • approximate tour time: 2- 2.4 hours. 

Please note we will not be able to answer inquiries regarding public tours submitted below. This contact form is exclusive to order your own private tour.  Private tours cost from €180- €250 (for your entire group, not per individual).  Large groups and corporate tours may cost more.  Hotel meets and pick-ups may cost extra.  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 public tour inquiries please go here.

Southside City Walking Tours Contact Form


Bespoke and luxury customs tours.  with enough time and resources, it is of course always possible to custom-build, tailor, adapt and create completely bespoke and/or luxury tours.  One example is a group of visitors from a particular field or profession who wish an emphasis on a particular theme, such as Law, Medicine, early Dublin cinema, Fashion,  or the Theatre.  Another different, more bespoke type of adaptation involves select visits to private 18th century Georgian houses; while a third form of adaptation, which does involve  considerable additional outlay may involve add-ons like wine tasting, whiskey tastings, or even a whiskey tasting, and/or a private music recital, within a private 18th century Georgian townhouse.

If you wish to inquire about a bespoke or luxury customs tour, please use the normal contact page but in the tour title field, use the words “Custom Tour”  and then provide as much detail as possible about your requirement and if possible, please give us a clear idea of your budget.  Thank you.