Bus tours

North Coast and Malahide Castle tour

Availability: Varied
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Cross the summit of Howth Head and enjoy a panoramic view of Dublin Bay
  • Discover the history of the Talbot family on a guided tour of Malahide Castle
  • Enjoy the fresh air and seafood in the beautiful harbour town of Howth
What to expect

This half-day tour takes you on a discovery of Dublin's northern coastline. You'll first journey to Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of parkland and gardens in the pretty seaside town of Malahide. Dating back to the 12th century, it was a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years. Here you can admire the interesting mix of architectural styles and the beautiful furniture as well as the extensive collection of Irish portraits, mainly from the National Gallery. You can also stop for a light refreshment and learn about the fascinating history of the Talbot family.

The tour will take you past magnificent coastal scenery and a panoramic view of Dublin Bay, a UNESCO biosphere heritage site. Set against a backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains, this view is regarded as one of the world's great seascapes. Your tour will also make its way to Howth Harbor. Howth is a small fishing and yachting port as well as a popular suburban resort on the north side of Dublin. Its pubs, hotels and fish restaurants make a day in Howth a pleasant outing from Dublin.

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What's included
  • Admission and guided tour of Malahide Castle
  • 1-hour stop in Howth fishing village
  • Free Dublin highlights walking tour
  • Live commentary by a Failte Ireland trained guide
  • Free loop on the DoDublin Hop on Hop off tour
  • 2 Kids Go Free with every fare paying adult
  • Wifi onboard
What's not included
  • Food and beverages
Reduced price
  • Children (ages 5-15): Reduced

Dublin Bus Head Office, Northside, Dublin 1, D01 RX04, Ireland

Meeting point:

Please meet your guide at the Dublin Bus HQ.

What to remember
  • Wifi is available onboard
  • 2 children under 14 are free with a paying adult but this is not applicable to group bookings over 10 people
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure
  • Please bring a printed copy of your voucher
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  • Please check the calendar to find this tour's availability
  • It departs at 11.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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