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Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Tour from Dublin provided by Gray Line Ireland

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Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Tour from Dublin

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Spare yourself the hassle and expense of driving yourself around Ireland on a convenient Dublin Bay tour that’s perfect for lovers of natural landscapes. Explore the 12th-century Malahide Castle and its famous gardens, wander the quaint village of Howth, and enjoy sweeping countryside vistas. Your local guide puts all of these views into context and provides historical information you may otherwise have missed, 
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    16 O'Connell Street Upper
    16 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 XK83, Ireland
    Check-in at the Dublin Visitor Centre, 16 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Check-in 15 minutes earlier Morning Departure: 9:15 AM Afternoon Departure: 13:45 PM
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  • 1
    Dublin Visitor Centre
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Malahide Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Howth
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    16 O'Connell Street Upper
    16 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 XK83, Ireland
    Check-in at the Dublin Visitor Centre, 16 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Check-in 15 minutes earlier Morning Departure: 9:15 AM Afternoon Departure: 13:45 PM
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Visit two of Ireland’s most picturesque sights without the hassle of driving
  • Explore 12th-century Malahide Castle and its gardens 
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time 
  • Learn about context, culture, and history from your local driver-guide
What to Expect
Leave downtown Dublin in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you travel through the countryside north of the city, your driver-guide explains the region’s history. Your first stop is Malahide Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest castles. Richard Talbot, one of Henry II’s knights, first built Malahide during the 12th century, and it stayed in his family for almost 800 years. After a tour of the interior, a stroll in the ornamental gardens, and a visit to the craft shop (and café, if you would like), travel through picturesque Malahide village and along the rugged coast to the fishing port of Howth. Explore the quaint streets and pretty harbor with its traditional fishing boats before heading up to Howth summit to savor sweeping views across Dublin Bay. Finally, return to your central Dublin starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
16 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 XK83, Ireland
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Full guided tour with a local expert
  • Malahide Castle audio: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
  • VIP Tour of Malahide Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Malahide Castle
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food & beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ilse wrote a review Aug 2020
Lichtervelde, Belgium3 contributions
The trip itself was nice, also the duration was perfect, but the driver EOIN made it all amazing! His version of Dracula is UNBEATABLE! Thanks Eoin for making us laugh and enjoy that much. Ilse and Christof from Belgium.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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1ntff wrote a review Mar 2020
Geneva, Switzerland1 contribution
great trip, genial driver, beautiful places, good idea to visit Diblin like this, fun & cool, good timing...
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Dublintour, Manager at Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Tour from Dublin
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Hello 1ntff, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour with us! We hope to see you again in future! All the best, Jordan
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selasaraya wrote a review Mar 2020
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
Tour guide had interesting facts about sights, delivered with a great sense of humor. Castle guide was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Great job team
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Dublintour, Manager at Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Tour from Dublin
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Hello selasaraya, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us liked our tour guide! We hope to see you again in future! All the best, Jordan
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Greta wrote a review Mar 2020
Biarritz, France4 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I did the Malahide Castle half- day morning tour, and we were so happy we did! Our tour guide Eoin was so entertaining and informative, and he also personalized his conversations to the guests. We learned so much about Dublin during the ride to the castle, and once
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Dublintour, Manager at Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Tour from Dublin
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Hello rosewrites, Thank you for your review! Eoin is a brilliant tour guide isn't he? We are delighted you enjoyed your tour with us and learned a lot about our wonderful city. We hope to see you again in future! All the best, Jordan
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Anne I wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a lovely time. Our guide Eoin was brilliant, had witty commentary and engaged all the different passengers in banter, all while telling us bits of facts and history along the route. An excellent guide. We would have liked a bit more time to see the castle, but that's
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed. We hope to see you again in future! All the best, Jordan
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About the operator

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7812paulinayang
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DO NOT BOOK!!! Office closed
I booked this tour online and went there on time, but the office was closed and I waited for 30 mins still no one s
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MyNameIsMatt
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Excellent bus tour of Wicklow Mountains!
Richie was an awesome driver and narrator for this amazing day trip through the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough.
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AntiqueOrientalThug
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Freakin' hilarious tour guide
We took the gray line bus to Howth from Dublin and Eoin had me laughing so hard that my eyes were constantly in tea
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1Saxguy
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Awesome Tour
Our trip to the Cliffs of Moher was a wonderful experience. Our bus driver/Tour guide was Prodrick O'connell. He
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Eddies2010
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Transfer to Wicklow after closure of Malahide Castle
We had booked a half day trip to Malahide Castle and Howth but sadly due to the Coronavirus this was cancelled. Luc
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Curious709483
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Wicklow Mountains Day Tour
This was a replacement tour for the Giant's Causeway that I have booked but was cancelled. In every case, it was a
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debbie_polyd
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Wicklow Mountains Tour
We had a really good day tour on Wicklow Mountains. Our guide, Richie, offered us a very informative commentary and
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exyc22
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Great tour guide and trip
Guide was very informative and lovely, trip was fun, unfortunately weather was wet and cold but was still beautiful
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GERALD K
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wonderful once in a life time trip
Had sean our BUS DRIVER picked us on time and the moment we started the trip he gave us the HISTORY OF THE CLIFFS a
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SELinDoha
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What else can you do when Ireland is closed?
Took the day trip to Wicklow Mountains, with guide/driver Richie because all attractions in Dublin we’re closed due
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637vikkih
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Richie!!!
Richie was our guide, he was amazing. He has endless amounts of knowledge and is friendly and very professional. Wo
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winthrops5
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Wonderful
Beautiful countryside and informative excursion into the Wicklow region. Excellent driver (Eoin) and comfortable co
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Totogros3
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Wicklow tour
Wonderful excursion with Eoin! The best "blablacar" ever! Never stop joking except when he talks about the Irish p
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KirstyP1410
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Had an amazing day
Had a great trip to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway with guide Brian and Vlad. Brian provided us with lots of inform
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tushkanchik1344
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Beware the weather
I've been fascinated with cliffs for a few years already. It was a bit of a pity for me that it was raining and eve
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  • Duration: 4h
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