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Howth Walking Tours experience not to be missed with John..

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Sitting on the edge of Dublin’s Howth Head peninsula, Howth is a picturesque fishing village with plenty of striking sights and history to tell. Whether you’re visiting for the coastal views or the quaint harborside streets, get to know Howth with a local’s help on this walking tour. Visit a range of local highlights in a small, intimate group and hear the stories of the east coast, real and legend alike.
  • Take a stroll along Howth’s scenic Cliff Walk and enjoy the dramatic ocean views
  • Visit the impressive 19th-century Baily Lighthouse at the tip of Howth Head
  • Flexible tour times: half-day tour at a range of times, any day of the week
  • No paper needed: check in with your guide using downloadable tickets for phones
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What's Included

  • Tour Guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Howth
      Howth, Dublin, Ireland

      We meet at 11am the street map opposite howth market.

    Start time

    11:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Overpayed for not that good a tour
    B_v, Sept 2022
    We ordered a tour with four friends for a total of 140 euros. We thought it to be a bit steep, but it was the only guide left when ordering the day before. During the trip John tried to get all people we ran into to join the group in the hope of getting a tip and most importantly to get people to join his pub crawl. But okay c'est la vie. Then the tour... John the guide spouted a bunch of nonsense with a small fact in it. He admitted himself most of the stories were made up. Me and my friends preferred historical information about Howth, but that was severely lacking. In general we were not amused
    Fun and friendship
    Tammy_K, Jul 2022
    A favorite tour of the trip. You will make a best friend at the end and have an incredibly beautiful walk around Howth. Not to be missed!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    GOAT of walking tours!!!!!
    Mehul_P, Jun 2022
    Outstanding tour, incredible scenery, great laughter, amusing stories, entertaining throughout & the absolute best tour guide in John the Man. Thanks John for a highly memorable experience!!!!!
    Howth hike
    Janet_C, Jun 2022
    I had hurt my knee and John tailored our walk so that I could manage it comfortably. We appreciated John’s knowledge of the history of the area and our off the beaten path hike to the lighthouse view and through the woods. Yes, Ireland has the best display of rhododendrons ever!! We loved our hike and John and had a great meal at the Bloody Stream after then John walked us to the train to Dublin-he was a great guide!
    A beautiful magical place
    sharyn_m, May 2022
    We did a lot of walking , saw things i wouldn't have imagined . Don't miss it ! I tryed to uoad pics but couldn't
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    A Chara Thanks for joining me please tell a friend or work colleague.
    Francis_B, Apr 2022
    JOHN, our guide, is MAGIC! He exceeded our expectations and gave us a most memorable experience. With his wonderful Irish wit he entertained us with fantastic tales told with poetry and song. Clearly a man who loves his native land and everything in it. We had a great time!
    Wonderful Day
    Steven_C, Apr 2022
    Great day with John. He really tried to make sure it was a special day for everyone. It certainly was.
    Lovely walk around Howth! A must do!
    WaioliSue_B, Apr 2022
    Had a lovely walk with John! Surprisingly one of my favorite activities on our Ireland trip. John has vast knowledge of Howth, his thorough overview of the history of the peninsula was so interesting. And throw in some storytelling and poetry, and it made the whole walk go by quick. (Sorry and thank you again to John for waking up a bit early for us!!)
    Walking Tour
    Kimberly_B, Apr 2022
    We had an amazing time with John on our walking tour of Howth. Charming, funny, witty and friendly are all ways to describe John!! The scenery was absolutely beautiful and I am so very grateful that we were able to see such a sight. I would definitely recommend the tour.
    A wonderful day!
    Cindie_L, Apr 2022
    We loved the walk and great stories! Beautiful views. Special surprises along the way. John was a terrific host and very fun. You won’t be disappointed!
    A beautifully spent afternoon
    Armando_L, Sept 2021
    We had a fantastic time on this tour. Our guide John gave us history, lore and humor. The sights were beautiful on this moderate cliff hike. I would highly recommend this tour.


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