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5 attractions no Dublin day trip would be complete without

We'd recommend doublin' your time in the Irish capital, but if you really do have just a day to spend here, you'll have some great craic (pronounced: crack) working a day tour around these five Dublin faves!

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

St. Patrick's is also worth touring, but if your excursion coincides, don't miss medieval Christ Church's choral evensongs on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and weekends.

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park

Europe's largest walled city park is home to Áras an Uachtaráin–home to the Irish president. You can also enjoy a wander around the People's Gardens and the old Magazine Fort.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

This unusual castle off Dame Street is worth visiting for many reasons, not least because its garden was once home to the Dubh Linn (dark pool) that gave the city its name!

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham is the place to visit if you want to learn about Ireland's struggle for independence. Now a museum, many significant revolutionaries were imprisoned and executed here.

Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Writers Museum

In a city of exemplary museums, you might only have time for a quick one. Why not immerse yourself in its great literary reputation by learning more about Joyce and Yeats, et al?

Planning Your Visit

How to get to the city center from Dublin cruise port?

The cruise port is just over a mile from the city center, and there is an express bus service that should only take about 15 minutes. Visitors can also take the number 53 public bus, pick up a cab at the taxi rank, or even take a hop on hop off bus directly from the terminal for an easy jaunt around the sights and then back again!

How to get around Dublin?

Dublin's public transport system can be pretty tricky for newcomers to grasp. Fortunately, most areas of interest can be reached pretty quickly by foot. If you really plan on cramming a lot in (and can afford it!) then you'll have no problem hailing a cab. Be aware, though: as well as the initial fare, an extra euro will be added on per passenger.

What people are saying about Dublin

A one full day tour visiting the most known tourist attractions

Rebecca and Daniel were excellent staff and guide, they made this trip from very good to outstanding, I highly recommend it.

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Anonymous, 14/04/2019

The best excursion in my life!!! (there is something to compare)

Excellent organization, everything is clear. And what a wonderful guide! Songs, talks, information! In the next visit I will definitely repeat - it is worth it!

Cliffs of Moher Tour and Galway City from Dublin Reviewed by Irina, 18/03/2019

Ross was our guide and Andy our driver, both were just wunderful.

We spent a wonderful day. You should wear good shoes if you want to do the different walks. And do not forget to bring a foldable raincoat ;-).

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Manuela, 17/03/2019

Once in a lifetime opportunity to a spectacular natural wonder

Our guide was fabulous and so was our driver. Our guide was weary knowledgeable in all things Ireland especially politically. He also told stories the whole way up north while explaining the buildings and landscape. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. It is one of Ireland’s 4 natural wonders.

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Virginia, 10/03/2019

Amazing!!!! The tour guide was amazing as well!

Omg!! I dont know where to start..lol 1st this is hiking at your best you get to see a different side of Ireland. If your not into hiking than this tour is not for you! The beautiful views are breath taking! This is where the locals go with their families, friends and also their family pet . The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was very friendly and spoke to everyone and answered any questions. He was amazing! This tour was so relaxing and exactly what I needed ..Serenity Your walking on trails that look over cliffs so if your afraid of heights lol this isn't for you! Lol but for ppl who enjoy hiking this is a must remember its 6 hrs! Of hiking but well worth it !!!

Howth: 6-Hour Guided Tour from Dublin Reviewed by STEPHANIE, 04/03/2019