8 Day Trips From Dublin Not To Be Missed

Day Trips From Dublin

Irish day tours offer the largest selection of day trips from Dublin We Visit the highly popular destinations but also provide smaller group services to less popular destinations.

The Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher day trip from Dublin

The cliffs of Moher are a must visit when visiting Ireland. They tower 214 meters above the Atlantic ocean and stretch for 8 km along the Western coastline creating fantastically beautiful vistas. the Cliffs of Moher have been voted the best sea cliff view in the world on Conde Nast Traveler and I would not argue with this. A day tour to the cliffs of Moher also includes a visit to the Burren, Doolin and Galway city. There is also a premium cliffs of Moher option which includes a cruise along the cliff base and a visit to Caherconnell court and a sheepdog demonstration  Operated by Irish day tours

The Giants Causeway Tour

Giants causeway day trip from dublin

The Giants causeway is a spectacular natural attraction, It comprises of over 40,000 basalt columns in a hexagonal shape. The columns were formed when hot lava  cooled dramatically over 50 million years ago and contracted into perfect hexagonal shapes ( a bit like a muddy puddle cooling quickly in the sun). You also get to experience crossing the Carrick a rede rope bridge, walking the kings road from Game of thrones (the dark hedges) and exploring the fascinating ruins of Dunluce castle which was the inspiration for Cair paravel in cs lewis’ chronicles of Narnia and the seat of house of greyjoy in Game of Thrones.Operated by Irish day tours

Blarney Castle Tour

Blarney Castle day trip from Dublin

Blarney Castle is famous for the blarney stone, It is said that kissing the blarney stone bestows the gift of eloquence on the individual. What most people don’t realise is that the rest of the castle is well worth exploring and there are fantastic gardens to discover. Not only do you visit Blarney castle but also The rock of Cashel whisch is an imposing forteress in Tipperary and Cahir castle where you will learn the history of the castle and it past residents on a fantastic guided tour. Operated by Irish day tours. 

Connemara Tour

Connemara Day trip from dublin

The Connemara tour visits the very west of Ireland, this is a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty. During the summer season part of the tour is a boat cruise on Killary fjord surrounded by beautiful landscape. During the winter the tour visits a sheep farm set in a beautiful scenic area along killary fjord and experience a wonderful sheepdog demonstration with Tom Nee. The tour also visits Kylemore Abbey and Glengowla mines all the while driving through stunning countryside. Operated by Irish day tours

Celtic Boyne Valley Tour

Celtic Boyne Valley day trip from Dublin

The Celtic tour takes you on a journey into the past. Visit a 5000 year old passage tomb where you will discover fantastic stone carvings many with many having astronomical relevance including a lunar calendar. Visit the hill of Uisneach and the hill of Tara both of which were associated with the high kings of Ireland, your guide will tell you of the fabulous history associated with these sites. Also included in this tour is a visit to Trim castle which is Ireland’s largest and best preserved Anglo Norman castle. Operated by Irish day tours.

Belfast Day Tour

titanic belfast day trip from Dublin

On The Belfast day tour you get a great insight into the torrid history of northern Ireland during the troubles. Visit the peace wall which separates the unionists on the Shankhill road from the republicans on the Falls road. Take some free time in Belfast before moving onto the Titanic quarter. The first port of call in the Titanic quarter is the Hms Caroline, The Caroline served in both world wars and has a very interesting history. Next explore the Titanic experience and discover all there is to know about the ill fated Great liner. This exhibition extends through nine galleries with many interactive features. Operated by Irish day tours

Glendalough Kilkenny tour

Glendalough day trip from dublin

This tour brings you into the heart of Wicklow known as the garden of Ireland on a visit to Glendalough. In Glendalough you can visit the medieval monastic settlement of saint Kevin and take scenic walks to the upper and lower lakes. Head onto the historic city of Kilkenny where your guide will bring you on a walking tour of the city or take time to explore the city by yourself. A visit to Kilkenny castle is not included but if you choose not to do the walking tour you will have adequate time to explore the castle. operated by Collins day tours.

Malahide Castle and Howth

Malahide Castle day trip from dublin

This half day tour departs Dublin city centre at 11am and returns at 4pm. It includes a tour of Malahide castle which date back to the 12th century. The history of the castle is fascinating and the tour is excellent. The tour is as much about the Talbot family who were resident in the castle from when it was built until the 1970’s. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along Dublins North coast and finish with some time at Howth harbour. operated by Do Dublin

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