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

From USD 30.09
  • 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
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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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1 - 5 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great Tour

Had a great 1/2 day trip to Malahide Castle. Our guide was Gerry and our driver was Noel..Wonderful commentary by Gerry ...great history and funny stories on the way. Beautiful sites along the way of Dublin Bay and the coast. Had great fish chowder and...More

1  Thank Roseann C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Castle tour and Howth

We did the afternoon tour to Malahide Castle and Howth. The guide on our bus gave good commentary and the Castle was beautiful. The tour only allowed time for the castle tour. It would have been great to have even 20-30 minutes to explore some...More

Thank SpeedyStacey
Dublintour, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

SpeedyStacey, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent tour with us. We are continuously looking at ways in which we can improve our Tour and take your feedback on board. I have escalated your feedback to the relevant Department. Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Good, but not great...

This tour eatnt its 3 stars and no more. By no means was it a bad tour, but somewhat underwhelming. I was under the impression that the bus would take us right to the top of the summit in Howth and let us get out...More

1  Thank Caitlin S
Dublintour, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Caitlin S, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are always looking at ways to improve our tour and are keen to get your feedback. I am sorry that you were under the impression that you could get out and take...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun tour, enjoyed it very much.

If you get into Dublin early, and need to fill time to check into your hotel, this is a perfect time filler, with lots of useful and enjoyable activities. Tour the castle, the welcome center, and especially the gardens, just amazing. And then the stop...More

1  Thank Curt H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Brilliant Day Out

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, Terry our guide was fantastic. The Castle is well worth a visit, so interesting. Great lunch at Crabby Joes in Howth. Five stars. SharynMore

Thank SharynGreedy
Dublintour, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

SharynGreedy , Thank you so much for leaving such a delightful review on the Malahide Coast and Castle Tour. While we can't always guarantee such fantastic weather, you are always guaranteed an amazing trip with Grayline Ireland. I am particularly delighted that you got to...More

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Response from SharynGreedy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot answer that wasn’t looking for it. Sharyn
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Response from whatu2018 | Reviewed this property |
Has previously answered by the spire in O'Connell Street. You will need to go into the office which is by the spire and let them now you are present then one of the people will guide you to the bus when it arrives. Hope this... More