About Us

Our story began in Montenegro in September 2018 where I was on holiday with a friend. We were at the Bay of Kotor, which is a beautiful mix of mountains, forests and lakes, it blew our minds and drank our senses. Sometimes in life, you visit locations that make you think and feel unique, I’ve heard the same thing about the Grand Canyon and experienced it with Cliffs of Moher. 

 

 


For Kotor, we didn’t know the best spots or Instagram features which showcased our amazing reality, we wanted to share a slice of the stunning views with friends at home. We took our average picture and shared online, my memory sparkled with the view but it was never matched with our image. 

 

 

 

We then looked on in regret as we saw pictures from subsequent travellers in better spots after we had left. It turns out there was a specific viewing spot that gave the best picture, unfortunately we missed this. We were sipping a few beers beside the lake while we talked about the problem and came to the conclusion that you needed local knowledge and Instagram expertise to recreate that vista.

 

 

Nothing happened after we went home but it played on my mind as a problem that needed a solution. I enjoyed travelling and having a photo as a memory but knew without local knowledge or better Instagram skills that I could never replicate the image in my head onto a screen. 

I was walking in Phoenix Park in Dublin one day in January 2019 when it hit me. A walking tour of the spots with a local Instagram expert to help me get the best picture at the prime spots and use all the features to their best effect. It would be no match for reality but a good substitute! Thus Instagram Tours was born. 

I scurried home to build out a business plan and started talking to experts to take advice. I’m especially thankful to my brother Niall Mulloy who did the website/technical build and gave plenty of advice. We also put an advert online to get our first “InstaGuides” to give the tour and were overwhelmed with the response. It was hard to narrow it down but eventually we started off with 4 experts, each with different passions and interests. 

 

 

 

There was plenty of bumps and hurdles along the way to make this dream into a reality but we launched our website on the 24th of August 2019 and had 

Our Reviews

22 September 2020
Absolutely Amazing !
A very wonderful Hen Party activity 🤩 We had so much fun, the bond between us girls got stronger during the tour! We have so many good memories…

Anaïs

Customer

22 September 2020
A Fun Insta Afternoon Out!
Such a fun afternoon exploring beautiful Dublin with Insta Tours and the coolest tour guide David. I learnt lots of photography tips and tricks and left with loads…

Lorna

Customer

2 October 2020
A unique and incredibly fun time!
Had an amazing tour with David, we saw loads of spots that I wouldn’t have found on my own. He also taught me how to find the right…

Ali

Customer

12 September 2020
10/10 tour !!
Had a great time on the insta tour. My tour guide was Lisa & we focused more on tips with getting the best photos using lighting & angles…

Adam F

Customer

30 August 2020
Great for tourists and locals!
I recommend this tour whether you are just passing by Dublin for a couple of days or live in Dublin already. Not only you will learn some photography…

Alexankdrekan

Customer

30 September 2020
Paparazzi time :P
This was the best tour I have been to. Honestly, the tour guide was so humble and kind, plus he was a photographer himself. Insta Tours really held…

GauravRathod1

Customer

7 September 2020
Great fun, great pics – really good value!
So I booked this just looking for a way to break up the day, get out and see some of the city from a different point of view…

TommyTukamota

Customer

22 August 2020
Excellent! I have no words! 👌☘️
It was an unique experience, myself and my girlfriend had the chance to discover more places and hidden gems in Dublin. Our guide and photographer as well, David…

Alexandru P

Customer