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

  • 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$30.16
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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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Great tour, great guides

The tour was excellent. Brian did a great job, especially for his first day (I wouldn't have known if he hadn't told us). He had a lot of cool insights on the sites and I learned a lot about the cities driving around. Malahide castle...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago
The driver Eoin was great

The trip itself was a great half day trip! So amazing seeing a beautiful piece of history. The driver was hilarious and full of great information. My friends and I really enjoyed walking through the castle and looking at the beautiful countryside.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank EV2013
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi EV2013, Thank you your for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time on tour, and of course your kind words on our driver. We do hope to see you again sometime! All the best, Brian L

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Loved Malahide & our tour guide Matt

Lovely tour of Malahide Castle and Howth! Matt our tour guide and bus driver was friendly, funny and informative. The castle tour was very historic and interesting. Howth is a very cute town with great views. Pointer...pack your jacket if you plan to sit on...More

1  Thank Lucy T
Dublintour, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lucy T, Ta We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience on the Malahide Castle & Coastal Tour. It's a fascinating tour with a great mix of Historic Castle and off course the iconic Howth Village. I agree with you completely, Dublin...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Martin and Tony are great tour guides!

This excursion is well worth the money. Tony is a great bus driver with a fun personality and Martin is a wealth of information as a tour guide. He told us every trivial fact about Dublin that made the drive very interesting and informative. If...More

Thank Cheryl M
Dublintour, Front Office Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cheryl M, Thank you for taking the time to review the Wicklow Mountains Tour. I agree wholeheartedly with your rating this is a 5 Star Tour that everyone should try. Our drivers and guides are genuinely passionate about the beautiful places that they bring...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Fun half day trip

Amazing tour to get a taste of beautiful countryside very close to Dublin city centre. Eoin the tour guide made our morning very lively and animated. Really enjoyed time spent exploring history and nature (castle, castle grounds and scenic views along our bus ride). Plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LimX33
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Hi LimX33, Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your half day trip to Malahide Castle with Eoin. Apologies for the rain, but at least you saw a rainbow, was there any gold to be found? All the best, Brian L

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Rosana L
24 October 2018|
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Response from Debra R | Reviewed this property |
Most public transit or scheduled tours to Malahide leave from downtown and would involve a few transfers and a fair bit of time if you're starting at the airport. Taxis are somewhat expensive in Dublin, but it's a fairly... More
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6 October 2018|
Response from José Luis L | Reviewed this property |
City sightseeing shop, at 14 Upper O'Connell Street. The tour lasts 4 hours, morning or afternoon. You have to be there at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time.
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Yes you can check out the train service