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Overview

Experience the beauty and mysticism of the Irish countryside on this 4 hour castle tour from Dublin. Visit the beautiful 12th-century Malahide castle and surrounding gardens. With an expert guide, tour the beautifully adorned rooms and authentic Medieval-age decor, then head to quaint village of Howth for a taste of Irish culture that dates back to the Viking Era.
  • 4-hour tour from Dublin of Dublin Bay and Malahide Castle
  • Scenic coastal drive around Dublin Bay
  • Guided tour of Malahide Castle
  • Stroll around the pretty fishing village of Howth and head up to the Howth summit to admire stunning views of Dublin Bay
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour times
  • Friendly and experienced local guide
Select a morning or afternoon tour, and depart Dublin by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for your journey north to Malahide. As you travel, admire the lush countryside and hear about the region’s history from your driver-guide.

Stop first at Malahide Castle, a beautiful castle-mansion dating to the 12th century. Set in parkland, the castle is one of Ireland’s oldest and was first built by Richard Talbot, a knight of Henry II.

Enjoy a tour of the interior, admiring the period furniture and historical paintings of the main rooms. Learn how the Talbots owned the castle for nearly 800 years, and hear about the ghosts that still reputedly haunt the estate.

Take time to stroll around the beautiful ornamental gardens, including the walled botanical garden created by Lord Milo Talbot, and finish with a visit to the craft shop and cafe (own expense).

Then, drive through the pretty village of Malahide and along the picturesque coast to the fishing port of Howth. Saunter around the charming streets and harbor, dotted with fishing boats, and then head up to Howth summit to soak up the stunning views over Dublin Bay.

Your tour then concludes with drop-off back at the starting point in Dublin.

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M
, Nov 2018

We really loved Dublin. It is a great city, full of life and wonderful people. We had a full agenda, but we wanted to know a little more about the surroundings. Malahide Castle was very interesting, we would like to had more time in Howth. But the best was our tour guide, he made our trip very interesting, cheerful and enjoyable giving us interesting information. Thank you!

k
, Nov 2018

We loved this tour! Lisa was our tour guide and she was great! The castle was really neat and the guide there was great too! Very informative and their gift shop was top notch! Really happy we did this tour!

w
, Nov 2018

Daughter and I went on this tour to fill some time before our friends arrived. This is a good tour. The castle is neat and the grounds large, we even had a guided tour of the castle which is done very well. We went to Howth, and drove by beautiful scenery (sit on the left side of the bus - door side). Howth was nice, didn't spend much time there, about 30 min, most people got things to eat...we walked to the end of the area and looked out over the water. We would do this again...of course we had another gorgeous day so that always helps.

s
, Oct 2018

Tour was very enjoyable. Trevor and Padraig were outstanding. Aidan at the castle was very informative and totally professional

R
, Oct 2018

This was an average excursion. The Malahide Castle was disappointing and too much time was spent there. The seaside village of Howth was the highlight with too short of a visit; this was a beautiful village with fantastic fresh seafood. Our guide, though knowledgeable, was too interested in talking about himself. We would recommend a half day trip to Howth.

A
, Sep 2018

This was a pretty good tour for the money. Malahide castle is very interesting. Castle guide was good. Howth village was good too but we had a real bad day of weather. Shocker for Ireland I know, but if the weather was better, the tour would have been better. They gave you 45 min to visit the Howth before heading back to Dublin. I would have rather spent more time in Howth and less on the castle but thats just me. Bus was clean and on time with coming back to OConnell street. Tour place was pretty hard to find a small shop by the Burger King. If you like me and want to find any tour places and where to meet them, tell the cabby and they will take you right there. So helpful when you want to be on time.

k
, Sep 2018

I arrived to Ireland in the morning, and took this half day trip in the afternoon. We had a nice tour guide on the bus and at the castle. I thought it was a great way to start my trip.

A
, Sep 2018

Very knowledgeable and funny tour guides. A bit of Irish history and sea air, how can you go wrong? Malahide was an interesting bit of Irish history and Howth is a quaint and lovely town!

S
, Aug 2018

This was a great tour, Jerry (guide) was very knowledgeable, and Kevin (driver) played well into every shtick. One criticism I have is that I wish Jerry had explained where to go on the Castle grounds after the tour, as I think I missed out on a large part.

J
, Aug 2018

This tour was not too exciting. The castle was not in real good shape, and the best feature was the exterior and the grounds, in my opinion. Howth Village and Dublin Bay was little more than a drive by and look/see. Getting to the pick up spot from the cruise port was difficult. We had a shuttle from the cruise, which dumped us about a 20-30 minute walk then into the city area where the tour began. This was not the tour's problem, but did cause confusion, difficulty in finding and getting to the area in a timely manner.


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