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I took this tour with a friend (we're both women in our mid 20s) and we both thoroughly enjoyed it! Our tour guide Jeff was absolutely fantastic, knowledgable and having grown up in the area he had loads of stories and anecdotes to keep us all entertained. A highly recommended morning out and about!
I thoroughly enjoyed my tour to Malahide Castle. There were only a small number of people on it and the tour guide was very good. Upon arrival at the Castle, we were placed in the very capable and knowledgeable hands of Aiden, who showed us all around and gave a very thorough and interesting account about the history of this small piece of Irish History. The Castle itself and the beautiful gardens were kept in excellent condition. The Gift Shop had high quality souvenirs and I purchased quite a few for friends back home. After the tour, we headed to Howth where we were left to our own devices to have lunch, etc. I found a lovely Seafood Tapas Bar which was excellent. Then, on the return journey to Dublin we travelled through some very nice areas with beautiful homes and scenery in which some of the rich and famous live. I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone stopping over in Dublin. It is one of the best Viator Tours I have done.
Our driver/guide kept us informed about sights along the way from Dublin to Malahide and Howth and on the return journey. Everything was interesting. The castle was a real treat and Howth on a warm, sunny day was a lovely place to visit and spend a short time strolling around the food stalls. Highly recommend this trip.
Great tour of the castle and shoreline. Our tour guide on June 2, 2015, was the best. We had a short stop for lunch at a fishing port, lunch good, nothing else to do or see.
This was a fantastic tour and it lasted 6 hours so plenty of time to spend at the castle and up the coast. Our tour guide was talkative and knowledgeable. He clearly likes doing these tours.
The trip was amazing. The castle was beautiful and the driver very entertaining. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for a nice trip outside Dublin and a scenic return drive along the water.
We did not have a lot of time to get outside of Dublin and this tour fit the bill. Guide was well-informed castle was lovely with another great guide. The drive along the coast was a bonus, as well as the stop in Houth. Beer and oysters anyone?
We need to get back to Ireland to see more!
Enjoyed the tour very much especially being in such a small group.The castle was very intersting set in a beautiful scenery. Pity we didn't have more time there... Having fish in Howth afterwards was great as well.
it was great, really enjoyed it. the guide was full of information, kept us entertained all the way through, well worth it.
Great driver!! Weather was beautiful and the Castle very interesting. Never enough time to see all that we want.Very happy with using Viator makes picking out and pre-paying tours so easy.
Eion the tour guide really went out of his way to make sure we had a good time on a dreary day.
Great tour castle very impressive with informative guide! Tour guide on bus also excellent
Amazing tour and Eion our driver guide was FANTASTIC! He was funny, informative and personable. I would recommend this day trip out of Dublin to anyone visiting. Because it had been pouring most of the early part of the day, we only had 5 people with a bus and guide to ourselves, it made for a great tour. And, the afternoon weather cleared making for the most awe-inspiring coastal views.
This is a nice way to see a castle and some beautiful countryside outside the city if you do not have a rental car. Interesting commentary along the way. Malahide Castle was very interesting. We also had a stop long enough to get lunch in the bay area.
The castle was outstanding and I couldn't believe how we got to walk right through it without many boundaries. We could have used more time to walk the gardens because they are so large. We happened to have a beautiful day so that made it even that more beautiful. The guides were informative and we enjoyed the walking tour through the castle.
The drive down the coast was nice and we really got to see some beautiful scenery and a chance to take pictures to remember our trip.
The guide was very friendly and she gave as so much information along the way. The castle is simply beautiful and its surroundings are enchanting. Would definitely recommend it to everyone! Worth visiting!
Malahide Castle is beautiful, would recommend to others with an interest in castles. The ride along the coast was a wonderful photo op. We had a beautiful day weather wise for riding on the upper deck of the bus. Our driver/guide Eoin was knowledgeable and humorous and was an enhancement to our experience.
It was great to get out to the countryside. The castle is lovely, with beautiful grounds. And, photography was allowed. Cost was much cheaper than similar offering through the cruise line.
Just the right amount of time for this trip. Lovely views, great history. Our tour guide was a great singer.
A lovely mini day trip! Malahide is definitely worth visiting. A gorgeous, classic castle that is so close to Dublin.
This is an excellent tour to take when you first arrive in Dublin, because it includes a ride on a double deck bus through the city of Dublin to the castle and Dublin Bay. The tour guide provided excellent commentary and told great stories regarding the history of the city, and also provided information that helped to orient us to the city. The Malahide Castle tour was very informative with respect to the history of Ireland, and the castle itself was beautiful. The tour of Dublin Bay included the same type of excellent commentary, and the views were spectacular. The detailed information provided by the tour guide regarding the history of Dublin made this a fascinating and informative tour. I definitely recommend this tour to others.