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

Highlights
  • 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 
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Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Trip from Dublin
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Half-day tour departing at 9:30 am
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Overview

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.

Reviews (289)
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Wont recommend

The only took us to 2 places (castle and howth) instead of three (missing dublin bay) and we were charged the same amount even they are not giving what they promessed. We went to howth, however the visit was for 20 minutes only. I did...More

Thank Paula Q
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Paula Q, Thank you for the review. We truly apologize your experience did not live up to your expectations. We at Gray Line Dublin due try to deliver the best experiences possible, and please know that the Dublin Bay part of the tour is...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great half day adventure

Our afternoon was stunning aboard the gray line open topped bus. Was sunny and a little breezy but were able to see across Dublin Bay. The village of Howth is quite charming. Some people enjoyed a lite meal at Crabby Joe while others casually walked...More

1  Thank Sulu68
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Sulu68, Thanks for your review and five stars. We are glad to know that you've enjoyed our Malahide Castle & Northern Coastal tour with our driver Kevin and guide. Thanks again and have a good week. Pablo D.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
So glad we booked

We took the tour with our Guide, Trevor & a fantastic diver on Sat Oct 6th. This was our last day in Ireland, mother 47 & daughter 29 and we had a relaxing, picturesque afternoon with plenty of time to freshen up and have dinner...More

1  Thank Jodi L
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jodi L, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to know that you've enjoyed our Malahide Castle & Dublin's Northern Coastal tour and guide Trevor. Thanks again and have a great week. Pablo D.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and interesting

Our host, Gerry along with Dave the busdriver, made this half day a fun and interesting one! The castle and grounds were gorgeous and the village of Howth was beautiful as well. Gerry had a fantastic sense of humor and was extremely knowledgable on the...More

Thank mrv54
Reviewed 5 September 2018
Great trip to get out of town

The half day trip to Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth gives you a nice opportunity to see a little of the closer Dublin area. Malahide Castle is not a palace. It is an old castle that has been occupied for hundreds of years until...More

6  Thank MartinStutensee
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi MartinStutensee, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to read that you had such a wonderful time on our Howth and Malahide Tour! Indeed Malahide Castle is not a palace, but it is very close in my opiniom, and the size...More

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Paula Q
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Response from José Luis L | Reviewed this property |
City sightseeing shop, at 14 Upper O'Connell Street. The tour lasts 4 hours, morning or afternoon. You have to be there at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time.
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Response from SharynGreedy | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can check out the train service
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