Dublin Literary Exploration: A Private Walking Tour of History and Culture
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Immerse yourself in Dublin's rich literary history and culture on a private walking tour. Explore the homes and haunts of famous writers like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and WB Yeats, and discover the inspiration behind their iconic works.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Merrion Square - Start in Merrion Square, where a statue in honour of the legendary Oscar Wilde can be found, born in Dublin in the 19th century.
What's Included
  • Private group tour with a professional English-speaking guide
  • Ample opportunity for photo-taking at preferred spots
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Transportation throughout experience
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
Additional Information

Embark on a journey through Dublin, a city known for its vast literary heritage and wonders. Acknowledged as a City of Literature by UNESCO, Dublin has been the home to many renowned authors, poets, and playwrights throughout history, encompassing the likes of Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker, and James Joyce. Explore the residences of these literary icons on Merrion Square and delve into their favourite pubs and bookshops.

Your tour guide will take you to the statues of Wilde and Yeats and gather around for anecdotes and photo opportunities in front of the majestic St Patrick’s Cathedral, the resting place of Jonathan Swift. Enjoy a visit to Sweny’s Pharmacy and peek into the grandiose Bewley’s coffee shop on Grafton Street, a place where Joyce found inspiration! Discover the spots in Dublin that served as muses for these literary greats while learning about their life journey and works. Conclude your tour by strolling across the river to the Winding Stair Restaurant & Bookstore.

The Oscar Wilde Monument
Your guide will meet you at the Oscar Wilde Monument in Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 2, 2024
Our guide Cathy was... - Our guide Cathy was wonderful. We especially enjoyed Sweeney’s “Pharmacy” where we were treated to a performance by PJ. Cathy even extended the tour beyond the scheduled time to make sure we saw and heard it all.
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Apr 26, 2024
Fantastic experience! - Our guide, Liam, was fantastic! He achieved a perfect balance of information, anecdotes and humor and we enjoyed the tour immensely. I would recommend without hesitation!
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Jun 12, 2023
Our fascinating tour of Dublin's famous writers history - Our guide, Nicola Carroll gave us an excellent tour of Dublin's Literary History starting at the Oscar Wilde Memorial and ending up at James Joyce's favorite restaurant. Nicola had an amazing knowledge of the writers and their lives and took us to many important sites in Dublin, bookstores, museums, parks and other highlights. We have recommended her and your company to friends who will be going to Dublin in the future.
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Apr 14, 2023
Excellent city overview - Liam was an excellent guide, witty, a wealth of stories, quotes and historical facts, brought many things to life and in context.
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
July 2024