This post lists the best free walking tours you can take in Dublin, including self-guided tours, small group tours, as well as other ways to find walking tours of the city with attraction passes.
- What Is A Free Tour?
- 3 Top Companies
- Pub Crawls
- Free Tours in Other Cities
- Things to Do in Dublin
WHAT ARE FREE WALKING TOURS?
Free walking tours are technically name-your-own-price tours with zero upfront fees. These tours allow you to pay what you think your walk with the provided local guide was worth.
€5 to €15 is the suggested amount per adult if he or she enjoyed the tour.
Keep in mind that these free walking tours are popular due to their reputations and affordability. Therefore groups can get quite large, particularly in the high season, sometimes over 30 guests per guide.
If you want to avoid a crowded tour, you might want to consider a small-group walking tour.
Free Walks with Tourist Passes
Free small-group walking tours are included with both the Dublin Pass and the GoDublin Card. Both are tourist attraction discount passes.
Free Walks with Bus Tours
Likewise, if you are considering purchasing a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket while in Dublin, then keep in mind that all 3 main bus companies include a free walking tour as a perk of your ticket purchase.
These walks are completely free, meaning you won’t be expected to pay what you think the tour was worth at the end.
FREE WALKING TOUR COMPANIES OF DUBLIN
Below are our 3 picks for the best pay-what-you-like walking tours of Dublin. Several of the companies listed below also offer other walks that have an upfront cost.
Dublin Free Walking Tour
Dublin Free Walking Tour (book with us) offers six 3-hour tours daily in the warmer months, four of which are for English-speaking travelers, two for Spanish-speaking travelers.
In the colder months, they offer slightly fewer tours, but still daily.
You’ll get to see the most famous landmarks of the city on your walk, including Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Temple Bar.
You can book their tours here.
You can also find paid pub tours and other themed tours that center on Dublin’s history or culture.
New Europe Dublin Walking Tour
This 2.5 to 3-hour walking tour will take you from City Hall, down the Liffey River, and to the Dublin Castle and Trinity College.
If you enjoy the free walking tour, you might consider going on a paid tour with them.
A Dublin local will take you on this free tour of Dublin with Generation Tours.
This tour combines an interesting history with insider information for enjoying the city today. You’ll see Dublin Castle, River Liffey, Temple Bar, and Trinity College, among others.
They also offer a free mythology-themed tour and a backpacker pub crawl.
If you’d rather be in complete control of your walkthrough Dublin, a self-guided or audio tour is a great option for you.
Free Tours by Foot Self-Guided Dublin
This self-guided tour of Dublin will take you past the main sites and attractions of the city, from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and peaceful St. Stephens Green to the boozy Temple Bar district. This written guide also comes with an interactive map.
Self-Guided Pub Crawl
This Free Tours by Foot self-guided pub crawl will take you to 9 local pubs out of the 700+ pub options in the city! You’ll learn a bit about the neighborhood each pub is located in, as well as find some great pints.
You can walk and listen to this Rick Steves Audio Europe walking tour of Dublin. A local Dublin resident joins Rick Steves to talk about the city and give some history and insider tips.
FREE WALKING TOURS IN OTHER CITIES
Enjoy free walking tours in other cities around the world with Free Tours by Foot and our recommended companies.
- New York City
- Washington, DC
- New Orleans
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco