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North Coast and Malahide Castle Day Tour from Dublin

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Combine visits to the seaside village of Howth and Malahide Castle on this half-day tour from Dublin and skip the hassle of renting a car. Hear commentary on the castle's 800-year history from your guide, and head to charming Howth to explore coastal scenery. Take advantage of the included hop-on hop-off Dublin bus tour upon return to the city.
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
59 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, Ireland
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Fáilte Ireland trained driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off tour (single loop)
  • Free walking tour with Dublin Historian Pat Liddy
  • Free Entry and Guided Tour of 12th Century Malahide Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Malahide Castle
  • Entry/Admission - DoDublin Bus Tours
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 2 Children under 14 years of age travel free with a paying adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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First off, our guide Cairn (sp?) was amazing. He truly was the best part of this tour. If not for him, I would give this a lower rating. He was knowledgable, funny and approachable. Malahide Castle was a disappointment in that it did not live up to its description - an honest
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this day tour was enjoyable and good value, the view and the commentary on the bus was exelent, i would recommend this trip.
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The driver was giving all sorts of information as we drove through the city of Dublin and out to the Castle. I couldn’t understand/ hear what he was saying which I found frustrating. My reason for taking a guided tour is to learn all the hidden and historic gems and I wasn’t
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A great tour with a wonderful driver who gave a terrific commentary about the places we past on the way. The guided castle tour was was great also
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Response from DoDublin, Manager at North Coast and Malahide Castle Day Tour from Dublin
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Hi there, Thanks for sharing such a brilliant review with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour and some terrific commentary about some of the terrific locations in North County Dublin. Kind Regards, DoDublin
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Joe was our guide and we enjoyed his commentary although we would have enjoyed a little more quiet time to enjoy the scenery. The sound wasn't great at the front of the bus on the second level, which wasn't helped by some of the senior women in front of us who talked throughout
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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