Explore Dublin by joining specialist guided walking or bus tours. Dublin sightseeing tours allow you to have a better insight of the city’s sites of cultural and historical interest. They usually operate everyday and you can join at the starting point. When planning your trip, make sure to include more unusual tours in your Dublin itinerary.

Walking tours

Go for the Zozimus Ghostly Experience if you want a scary walk around old Dublin. It lasts about 2 hours, usually beginning at 7 pm in winter and at 9 pm in summer. Tickets for this spooky medieval Dublin tour cost around €8. Book in advance.


Walk Macabre is one informative tour. It operates daily tours that focus on the horror writers who wrote and lived in the city. The walking tour starts at 7:30 pm and lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tickets cost €7-€9 ad must be booked ahead from Dublin Tourism.

The Historical Walking Tour provides a complete survey of the city’s history. The tour starts at the Trinity College. It runs 2 tours daily at 11 am and 3 pm from May to September and one tour at 12 noon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between October and April. You can pay the tickets costing €10 on the day of the tour.

The 2-hour 1916 Rebellion Tour is one of the more educational Dublin sightseeing tours. It describes and examines the events that happened in the city during Easter 1916. It only runs from April to September, at 11:30 am Tuesday to Saturday, and at 12:30 pm every Sunday. Tickets cost €7.

Bus tours

Sightseeing in Dublin by bus tours is a great idea. You can join bus tours at any place along the way, and then break your trip at any stage of the tours to explore the city on your own. Dublin Bus operates a Coast and Castle Tour that includes the Malahide Castle, the Casino at Marino, and the Botanic Gardens. Tickets cost €17 for adults and €8.50 for children.

Dublin Bus also runs the hop-on, hop-off Dublin City Tour. Open-top buses run every 10 minutes from 9:30 am and 5 pm and every 30 minutes from 5 pm 6:30 pm. The complete bus tour lasts more than 1 hour with 16 sights to explore. The tour also provides guided commentary. The bus ticket costs €10 for adult and €5 for children under 14. There are discounts at every destination and they are valid for 1 day.

The Dublin Ghostbus Tour runs twice every night at 7 pm and 9:30 pm from Tuesday to Friday. This 2-hour story-telling bus takes in bodysnatching, haunted houses, Irish wakes, and the city’s connection with Dracula. This Dublin sightseeing tour is not suitable for children and those with weak heart. The bus tour costs €20 per person.