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

From US$30.70
  • 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 
Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Trip from Dublin
From US$30.70
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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, 

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), you'll 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, you’ll return to your central Dublin starting point.

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Disappointing RUSHED bus tour

We took this 4 hour bus tour on May 24. Couldn't believe the bus driver waited 15 minutes beyond the scheduled departure time for additional riders. This made the whole trip too rushed. Also waited for participants to leave from the castle for Howth and...More

1  Thank KayG32
Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting tour

Tour driver Dermot was knowledgeable, and the trip was interesting. We had plenty of time (2hrs) at Malahide for a guided house tour and wander in the very lovely garden, and a half hour in Howth at the fishing port. Luckily it didn't rain as...More

Thank patriciaaO902SO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
I’m going to overuse the word awesome here!

My daughter (not a teenager, she’s 22) and I took this tour and it was AWESOME. The guide (Gerry or Jerry) was AWESOME. By AWESOME I mean knowledgeable, and extremely entertaining. The drive to the castle flew by, learned a lot of history and interesting...More

1  Thank Vicky P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
First castle in Ireland... super Day One! Easy hop-on buss access from Dublin.

The buss tour guide set up this castle tour well. Lots of history, access, though the no-flash photography will not help those cell phone photographers. Take a camera. Ancient trees as old as the castle, add a "living connection" between us and the past. If...More

1  Thank Doug K
Dublintour, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Doug K for your review! Welcome back soon again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very good value

Really nice tour. Good length. Our guide Gerry was fantastic: funny, friendly, knowledgeable. Learned lots about Irish history and culture. For this price it’s a no brainer. The guide at the Castle was also very good. My only suggestion is to have more time to...More

1  Thank WayneVdM
Dublintour, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you WayneVcM for your excellent review!

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Response from davefunk1811 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was 4.5 hours. There was a lot of traffic as it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Fantastic tour.