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.