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Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain and Ireland Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of Britain and Ireland's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves London, Ireland, and Scotland guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

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England: British Library

The British Empire built its greatest monuments out of...paper. In this hour-long tour, we'll concentrate on a handful of documents — literary, historical, and musical — that changed the course of history. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

29mins

1 Nov 2015

Rank #1

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Ireland: Dublin City Walk 1 — South Bank

Part one of this walking tour covers the south end of Dublin's historic center, taking you past venerable Trinity College, historic Dublin Castle, atmospheric Temple Bar, popular Grafton Street (with plenty of characteristic pubs along the way), and more. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

1hr 30mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Ireland: Dublin City Walk 2 — O'Connell Street

Part two of this two-part walking tour covers the north end of Dublin's historic center, with sights and monuments that recall Ireland's fight for independence and give a sense of today's Dublin, including grand O'Connell Street and the historic General Post Office. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

40mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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England: Westminster Walk

This quick nine-stop walk gives you a whirlwind tour as well as a practical orientation to London in about an hour. The walk begins on Westminster Bridge and ends at Trafalgar Square, with stops along the way at the Statue of Boadicea, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Cenotaph, #10 Downing Street and the Ministry of Defense, Banqueting House, and Horse Guards. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

43mins

1 Nov 2015

Rank #4

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England: Historic London — "The City"

This two-mile walk from Trafalgar Square to London Bridge parallels the Thames, on the same main road used for centuries. Along the way, you'll see sights from The City's storied past, such as St. Paul's Cathedral, historic taverns, and narrow alleyways with faint remnants of the London of Shakespeare and Dickens. Allow about three hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

1hr 44mins

1 Nov 2015

Rank #5