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Private Dublin Historical and Heritage Tour by Bike
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Private Dublin Historical and Heritage Tour by Bike

By MYBIKEORHIKE
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Doing a city tour by bicycle is a bit like a walking tour, but you get to see a whole lot more in the same amount of time. This tour is professionally led by a cyclist and qualified tour guide who was born and bred and lives in Dublin, so you get a local perspective of not just some famous highlights, but some lesser known hidden gems too! You can choose to hear live audio commentary on the move through a really neat custom designed App, and your guide can also provide you with a unique video route map, complete with captioned photos, video clips and music, sent to you after the tour via a secure personalised link as souvenir to share with friends and family and for memories to cherish!
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Ages 16-70
Duration: 150–210 minutes
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Live guide: English
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  • Use of bicycle
What's not included
  • Snacks, refreshments, drinks are not included


Start:
  • Bike Stop Dublin - Bike Hire Dublin - Sales, Rental and Service, 37 Capel St, North City, Dublin, D01 X2E5, Ireland
    Meet at the bike rails outside the Bike Stop shop at 37 Capel St., just south of the junction with Mary St.
Pickup details
  • If you are staying within 1km of the designated meet location, you can be met there are we will walk to the start point of the tour
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 170175P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 170175P3

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    • 556susannahm
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      Ben was an amazing tour guide. We spent the day riding around Dublin. He was very knowledgeable about Dublin and Irish history. We picked his brain on many topic and had a great time engaging with him. He was accommodating to our biking abilities and made the day one of our best in Ireland. He also gave us good advice about hiking. We would definitely recommend this tour.
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      We had a great afternoon with Ben as we wandered through the streets of Dublin. He was full of history and stories of his city - knowledge that he shared with all of us. He set a good pace for our varied group and gave us time to wander at The Book of Kells while being close by to answer any questions. His love of Dublin and Ireland shone out throughout the tour.
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      great walking tour
      Had a great 2 hour walking tour of Dublin with Ben. He was easy going and knowledgeable. He took pictures for us at various famous sites and create a nice video at the end.
      Written 30 May 2024
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      Ben is a very good guide
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      Written 18 April 2024
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      Trek the Tombs with Ben
      We met with Ben and off we went for our 8 mile hike through the beautiful Dublin Mountains on a unusually warm day in September (80 degrees) . Ben was very imformative on many subjects from the trail horticulture and tombs and Irelands people, economy and politics. He was even kind enough to sing us an old Irish song. We stopped for lunch before we headed back to Dublin City Center. It was a wonderful day!! Thank you Ben! Mark and Doris Murphy Pittsburgh, Pa. USA
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      Beautiful views, excellent guide!
      Husband and I are fairly active and this hike was very manageable. Approximately 8 miles. Ben's communication leading up to the hike was excellent - we knew exactly what to bring and what to expect. He also pointed out interesting facts about the vegetation and sites along the way. We highly recommend taking this excursion!
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      The best hiking tour in Dublin
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      Written 17 August 2023
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      An incredible experience
      My sons and I did a hike with Ben in Howth on the morning 8/2/23. we are not expert hikers at all, and it was still an awesome and incredible experience for all of us. The weather was both windy and rainy, but we still had a fantastic time. Ben was well prepared and on time. Sights and trails were unique and enjoyable. His pace and knowledge of the area was excellent. Great communication both prior to and after the hike. I would recommend Ben and his company to anyone looking for a great hiking experience while in Dublin!
      Written 10 August 2023
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      Best day hike in Ireland
      This was one of the most fun experiences that I have had traveling solo. The hike was paced to the participants, the weather was fine, the tombs were fascinating and Ben was a great guide. It was fun, a learning experience in Irish history, geology and wildlife. Thank you so much.
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      Cycle the Coast in Howth: Hike tour
      What a fantastic tour. We did a hiking tour of Howth at the end of June 2023 Ben was fantastic. Communiction regarding the tour and our options was smooth and Ben was able to explain all the options and how we could make it our own. Initially we had wanted to do a bike and hike combo, but with the potential for a steady rain the morning of the hike and ride, we were easily able to pivot and have it be a longer hike. The hike was cool, ended up a 12k which was great! You have the options of shorter, longer, or what you want. We opted for a longer hike. He can adjust to your needs. Ben is very knowledgeable, and provided a lot of history regarding Ireland, and Howth. We opted for the video and pictures as well, which made things much easier. Definitely worth the extra cost. If you want to see a beautiful part of Ireland, I would definitely book this. Ben goes at the pace you want and is able to tailor the tour to your needs.
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    Margie M
    Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    I was on my own the day Ben took me out and about to the some of the lesser-known sights of outer Dublin. Ben was extremely knowledgeable about where we went and all the sights we encountered. As I am not an experienced bike-rider, he was also very patient and gave me a lot of confidence whilst guiding me around the city. It was a lovely day out, even though the rain did its best to spoil the morning. A really great way to spend a day, getting fresh air and a different perspective on Dublin. Thanks again to Ben for putting it all together. I would definitely recommend to those who are in Dublin for a limited time and/or want to spend some time outdoors.
    Written 20 August 2023
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    Thanks do much for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience.
    Written 20 August 2023
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    Barbara O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    Ben was very knowledgeable and kind. We did a small group of 3 on our bike tour and it was the perfect amount of time to hit los of the highlights in Dublin. The bikes were all very comfortable and Ben was sure to make it an enjoyable pace for everyone. I really appreciate the video he made as well as all the pictures he took along the route. Would definitely recommend Ben!
    Written 4 June 2023
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    Thank you so much! I'm glad you all enjoyed the bike tour, and the souvenirs! Welcome back any time!
    Written 6 June 2023
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    Laura A
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    This was so much fun! Ben was so incredibly nice and informative. He knows so so much about the city and country, and was able to tailor what info he gave us based on what we wanted to learn more about. We saw beautiful sites and the bike ride was so much fun (and also there were lots of stops so not too vigorous). I wish we had had cash to tip the tour guide Ben because he was so friendly and helpful!
    Written 6 October 2023
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    Thank you, glad you enjoyed the tour!
    Written 8 October 2023
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    cole a
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Business
    What an amazing bike tour around Dublin! Ben shared such interesting unique stories at each spot. The tour was such a fun way to see the city and learn about all the spots. I highly recommend Ben as a tour guide. He made us all feel safe and comfortable when cycling around and he provided such unique views and perspectives of each spot. I highly recommend doing a bike tour with Ben when in Dublin.
    Written 11 June 2024
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    Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Le meas, Ben.
    Written 11 June 2024
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    Christine S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    We had a wonderful time with our tour guide Ben. He was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, and spent time with us at each site answering our questions. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see Historic Dublin! He also took pictures of our family at each site we visited. What wonderful memories we have thanks to Ben.
    Written 30 May 2023
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    Thank you, Christine, for your kind words. I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour and you are more than welcome back any tine in the future.
    Written 30 May 2023
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    Jim G
    New York, New York, United States3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My fiancée and I completed this tour yesterday and had an outstanding time. The bike tour was a great mix of urban and park settings, and we were very fortunate to have Ben as our guide. He was accommodating, friendly, and very knowledgeable about Dublin. We highly recommend this experience.
    Written 29 June 2023
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    Thanks Jim, for your kind words and generosity. Glad you enjoyed the experience.
    Written 29 June 2023
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    William N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Business
    Ben guided us through historic landmarks of Dublin which I was not aware of even though I tried to visit by myself. Ben's knowledge of Dublin is impressive. The guided bike tour was both enjoyable and safe. The safety guidance was clear and we cycled through the city in a flawless way. We were also able to update the route to suit our desired route and times. Thank you Ben!
    Written 20 June 2024
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    Thank you for your kind words, which are much appreciated. It was my privilege and pleasure to be your guide, and I'm glad you enjoyed the experience. Le meas, Ben
    Written 21 June 2024
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    S. H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Business
    This was a fantastic tour. Ben arranged a bespoke tour for our EY Cycling Club, and everyone really enjoyed the tour and had great feedback. We were so happy to have had Ben to arrange the tour for us. He gave us all the safety details in advance. In addition to fantastic organisation where I didn't have to worry about anything, Ben is a great guide! He knows Dublin so well, and stays in good spirits (and keeps the group in good spirits) even when Dublin weather turns. Ben also took pictures of the group in front of the sites, and sent us a souvenir in the end. The tour included some great spots that even long time Dubliners were surprised by and will definitely visit again.
    Written 20 June 2024
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    Ah, that's great to read! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you and everyone enjoyed the experience, and it was my pleasure to be of service to the whole group. Le meas, Ben
    Written 21 June 2024
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    Regina M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    Ben did a wonderful job guiding us through Dublin, showing us both famous and out-of-the-way places. He was very good at keeping us together, and always being safe amidst the Dublin traffic. His historical info covered important points, ancient, modern and a lot in between. The pictures and video tour he sent afterwards will be an important keepsake of our trip. Highly recommend!
    Written 20 June 2023
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    Thank you, Regina, delighted you enjoyed the tour!
    Written 21 June 2023
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    Emily G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    Ben was amazing! He’s so knowledgeable and takes tons of pictures. I will absolutely be contacting him again when I am in Dublin next!
    Written 6 October 2023
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    Thank you! Yes, be sure to get in touch next time you're in town!
    Written 8 October 2023
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