The ghostly bus itself — Photo courtesy of The Gravedigger Tour
Do you find normal tours too run-of-the-mill and calming? Would you prefer your historical guides to include more gore, terror and spine-chilling details?
If your answer is yes to either of those questions, then you’re probably the perfect candidate for the Dublin Gravedigger Tour and its accompanying Haunted Tour of Dublin. These spooky tours actually come as a value package that include a free drink at the ‘Gravedigger Pub’ by Glasnevin cemetery and offer a totally different take on the city.
For €25, you get all of the above and a truly terrifying guide to Dublin’s plague-era, ghoulish graveyards and haunted prison cells. The Gravedigger Ghost Bus is a 2-hour long journey that might suit the more sedentary thrill seeker.
Some of the characters you can expect to meet — Photo courtesy of The Gravedigger Tour
Meanwhile, the haunted walking tour lasts between an hour-and-a-half and two hours, and takes you through Dublin’s seedy, dark underbelly recounting some of the haunted terrors that still roam our streets. The Haunted Walking Tour is actually endorsed by Paranormal Study and Investigation Ireland, so even the most hardened cynic can be reassured by their supernatural credentials.
Overall, this is a fun, alternative way to look at the city, and who knows – you might even get a little bit spooked yourself.