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Dublin: Full-Day Howth and Malahide Castle Tour

Product ID: 217470
Discover the beauty of the Irish coast by touring the North Bay of Dublin. Visit the 11th-century castle in Malahide, enjoy a stroll in Howth fishermen's village with free time for lunch. Take an optional 1-hour walk in Howth cliffs on this full-day tour.
About this activity
Duration: 7.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Italian, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the beauty of the coast near Dublin
  • Visit a medieval castle and gardens and learn about its legends
  • Enjoy an optional walk from Howth summit to the fishermen's village
  • See the seals around the boats eating fish in the harbor, if you are lucky
  • Make the most of free time in Howth
Full description
Start your tour as you depart from Dublin and explore the nearby coast of Dublin Bay, moving through the interior and then the coast. Make a photo stop at the curious Casino Marino for the chance to learn about the use of this little architectural jewel.

Take a tour inside Malahide castle and enjoy some free time to explore its gardens at your own pace. This castle was owned by the same family, the Talbot, for 800 years. Hear the ghost stories that are associated with its walls and corridors. It dates from the 11th century and was enlarged and restored at the time of Georgian splendour.

En route, marvel at pretty villages like Malahide, parks like St Anne's, and beaches like Portmarnock. Take an optional walk from Howth's Summit cliff to the village to enjoy breath-taking views of Dublin bay and the Wicklow mountains.
In the fishermen's harbor of Howth, have the chance to see seals swimming and begging for food from the boats.

Finally, return along Bull island and the park of Santa Ana and Fairview.
Includes
  • Bus transport
  • Guided tour
  • Photo stop in Casino Marino
  • Entrance to Malahide Castle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside Riu Gresham hotel, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 C3W7.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• This tour is approximately 7.5 hours
• It is essential to bring comfortable shoes and waterproof clothing
• The tour departs punctually both from Dublin and the successive stops, latecomers cannot be accommodated
• The tour departs at 9:30 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.3 / 5
  • Organization
    3.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    2.3 / 5
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Interesting the castle. Cute Howt.

We had booked a tour with a guide in Italian, but having only been two of us we had to take part in the tour in Spanish, (with a 50% refund). The castle is very beautiful to visit. Do not take the walk on the headland in Howt, insignificant and also very inaccessible especially if the weather is not the best. It would have been better to stay in the fishing village, but we were not allowed even if in the description of the tour there was the choice option. Anyway it remains a good memory. Ps: you can see the seals from the pier sitting on a rock!

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October 10, 2019

The castle and gardens are spectacular, a truly beautiful experience, I recommend wandering around the castle garden to see the variety of flora and fauna present. The city of Howth is also very pretty and characteristic, you can eat good local fish. The Italian guide was very friendly and kind, a small but comfortable bus.

August 13, 2019

Did not like

My husband and I woke up early and went to the meeting place. After much waiting, we discovered that our tour had been canceled and nothing was advised. Lucky the hired company had a trip to another place and we ended up going with them and we loved that Spanish travel agency, but it wasn't the tour we had hired and GetOurGuide told us nothing.

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June 12, 2019

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IRLANDA TOURS

Product ID: 217470