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North Coast and Malahide Castle Day Tour from Dublin

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin City on a wonderful half day tour along Dublin’s North Coast, with a guided tour of Malahide Castle, and visit the coastal fishing village of Howth. Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent 12th century Malahide Castle, which still retains its stunning old world charm. Discover 800 years of the Castle’s history, and the legacy its occupants have left behind. At Howth, enjoy a short stroll along the pier and the unparalleled scenery from the seaside harbour. Your Fáilte Ireland trained DoDublin guide will welcome you on-board, and be with you throughout the tour, sharing tales of old Dublin, and providing one of the best guided tours available in Dublin.
  • Round-trip transportation from Dublin means no worrying about renting a car
  • Live commentary on board the double-decker bus during the journey
  • Admission to Malahide Castle and guided tour included
  • Bus tour included back in Dublin
What to Expect
Depart Dublin on a double-decker bus with wraparound windows, giving the best possible views of the scenery on the way to Malahide Castle.
Head for the North Coastal area of Clontarf, passing Bull Island on the way to Malahide Castle. With included entry, you walk right in and embark on a guided tour. Listening to a commentary during the tour allows you to learn much more about the 800 years of history than you would exploring on your own.
After the tour, head for the quaint fishing village of Howth, where you have time to look around independently. This combination of guided and free time portions of the tour appeals to a variety of travelers.
Aboard the bus, travel back to Dublin, where you can choose to participate in a hop-on hop-off tour..
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Reviewed 2 days ago

this was a great tour. travelled with Kieron who was welcoming, drove the covered double decker bus and gave us an informative tour the whole day. He was also very patience with a few people who didnt turn up at bus on time delaying the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank florence057
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful driver who included a lot of interesting information and local tidbits with his tour commentary. The castle tour was very nice although the rain did not provide for many outside photo opps. The drive along the North Coast was very beautiful and the stop...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The trip was nice because it didn't take the whole day. The castle part was interesting enough but overall there are better tours out there. The seats in the bus were a negative, very uncomfortable.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NORman0762
DoDublin, Manager at DoDublin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Customer Thanks for your review and the positive comments you made. We're sorry you weren't impressed with the tour and we take your comments on board, however in our opinion there are no better tour guides in Dublin than the DoDublin guides. They are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The time allotted for Malahide castle and the town of Howth was very good. It was well thought out. Our guide at the castle was very thorough with the history and kept a fun sense of humor as well. We had MANY small children on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Discover385504
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the tour to Malahide today. The driver Joe is a wonderful guide and was super nice and very informative. If I’m ever back to Dublin I’ll definitely take another tour. Thanks so much!More

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DoDublin, Manager at DoDublin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our DoDublin Malahide Castle and Howth Tour. Thanks as well for your lovely comments about our driver/guide Joe, we'll make sure to let him know! We look forward to welcoming you on another tour...More

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Sonra H
19 July 2019|
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Response from Bombero47 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have time to explore the gardens. Live guide with great sense of humour and also the busdriver was very agreeable ! To be recommended.
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19 June 2019|
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Response from GryphonMD | Reviewed this property |
There is a lift/elevator to get between floors, but I can't recall if there's a separate entrance with no stairs.
21 April 2019|
Response from Neil G | Reviewed this property |
Not likely. The trip leaves from the center of Dublin and drives first to the castle then on to the coast. No harm in inquiring at the company though. Good luck and good trip!
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