Dublin Top Sights - City of Vikings Historical Walking Tour

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Where did the Vikings roam in Dublin? Join this history tour to discover Dublin’s Viking origins, learn about the unique fusion of the Viking and Celtic cultures, and see the Dublin Castle and more


  • Uncover the remnants of Viking-age Dublin with a 5-Star History Expert Guide
  • Hear epic stories about King Sitric Silkenbeard and the Norse Kingdom of Dublin
  • Learn about the history of the Vikings, Celts and Anglo-Normans in Ireland
  • See the medieval Dublin Castle, the Christ Church Cathedral
  • Enjoy a history-themed tour with live commentary in only 1 chosen language


How did the Scandinavian Vikings land on the Irish shore, and why did they call their settlement “Dublin”? Hear the epic origin story of the Irish capital, immerse yourself in the fascinating tales of the Viking kings and warriors, and see places related to their history and heritage. Discover the forgotten Viking kingdom in Dublin! Join this 2-hour walking tour to discover the traces of Dublin’s Viking history. The Dublin longphort was founded in the mid 9th-century and it soon became the epicenter of Viking trade routes in Ireland. Follow our Expert Guide through the cobblestone streets of Dublin to learn how the Viking invasion impacted the country’s cultural heritage. We begin our adventure in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the site where St. Patrick converted pagans to Christians long before the arrival of Vikings. We’ll take a relaxing walk to the Christ Church Cathedral, which was originally built by the Viking King Sitric Silkenbeard. The guide will tell us about the Hiberno-Norse artifacts displayed within this Gothic church and the nearby Dublinia, a museum dedicated to Viking history. The guide will also show us The Brazen Head, which dates back to 1198 when the Norman and the Viking merchants gathered here to enjoy Dublin’s hospitality. We’ll explore the Wood Quay area, which was built on the remnants of the 9th-century Viking settlement. Underneath these streets you can find hundreds of forgotten dwellings and graves of the Viking warriors. We’ll end our tour in the gardens of Dublin Castle, searching for the underground waterway that helped to inspire the name of this Viking city!


Viking Walk through Dublin City - History and Legends 5-Star Licensed Guide with live commentary in 1 chosen language Sightseeing of Viking sites in Dublin Historical facts, legends and myths about the Vikings 2-hour group tour for 1-25 people

Important Information

  • You should arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes early, as latecomers won't be able to join the tour or receive a refund. The guide will provide commentary in 1 language. Select your preferred language when booking. We will have a maximum of 25 participants. This tour is not suitable for people with disabilities. There is no luggage storage so please do not bring extra clothing, umbrellas, large bags, scooters, etc. Pets are not allowed. Tickets to Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublinia and other attractions are not included. We're not afraid of the sun and rain, so the tour will take place as planned, regardless of weather, so please check the forecast and dress appropriately. It is a walking tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

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