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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

Brian starred in the best tour I've ever been on

A brilliant tour stopping at incredible Irish points of interest. Brian was in depth in describing the storied history of various buildings, people and conflict. A superb tour and one I would recommend to anyone visiting Dublin. 10/10.

Was fantastic and the tour guide was great with his jokes

Well worth the days trip Excellent tour guide and bus drive Great jokes apart from the passport at the border lol

Daniel and Peter are so great. I am so happy to join this trip.

I will definitely refer to your company to my China friends if they travel to Ireland. Daniel is a really great tour guider. We really enjoy this trip. Thanks!

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by YUN, 01/08/2019

Awesome tour, worth it, there should be no hesitation to choose it !

The tour itself was really great, but the best element of it was definitely our guide and his dynamism ! John - the only guide of this family company if I well understood - is an energic, rocknroll and joyful man, who never stops singing, laughing, telling jokes and interesting stories about this country he loves so much. He brought us inside wonderful places of Ireland, and kept giving us the smile during all the tour. Let's join John for a memorable day :)

Wild Wicklow Full-Day Scenic Coach Tour Reviewed by Florent, 01/05/2019

Leuke trip, met als hoogtepunt cliff of moher

Awesome tour !! The cliffs were amazing. And Valentine ower guide and bus driver wad absolutly fantastic. The passion what he have for his job i was impressed. Thanks for a amazing day Valentine!

Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Jochem, 12/11/2018