Tours – In and around Dublin there
are many things to see and places of interest to visit.
Often the best way to explore any new city is to take
a guided tour. It can be difficult to plan out your
own tours if you are only there for a short stay.
Dublin has an abundance of organised tours around
the city and if your lucky your taxi driver may even
throw in their own commentary when driving you around.
Taking this into consideration, the following information
may be of great use. These are highly recommended
Dublin City Tour – Hop on & off
Sit back and enjoy all that Dublin has to offer on
board this 1 hour 15 minutes fully Guided Tour. There
are 19 stops each located at the more popular attractions.
Buses operate frequently and your "24 hour"
tour ticket allows you to hop on and off as often
as you wish. This tour starts and ends at 59 Upper
O'Connell Street. For more information visit www.dublinbus.ie.
North Coast and Castle Malahide Tour
This tour of Dublin's northern coastline passes the
National Botanic Gardens and the Casino at Marino,
before visiting stately Malahide Castle. Continuing
through the Heritage town of Malahide, the tour will
take you past magnificent coastal scenery to the picturesque
fishing village of Howth. Crossing the nearby summit
of Howth Head you will have a panoramic view of the
huge expanse of Dublin Bay. Set against a backdrop
of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, the view is renowned
as one of the world's great seascapes. The tour returns
to Dublin via Dollymount Strand home of the Royal
Dublin Golf Club and the North Bull Island bird sanctuary
Admission to Malahide Castle is included. Unfortunalty
Malahide Castle is not wheel chair friendly. This
tour starts and ends at Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O'Connell
Street. For more information visit www.dublinbus.ie.
Malahide Sea Safari
Sea Safari is a unique Dublin based adventure. Where
you are taken on an amazing tour aroung Dublin Bay.
Departing from either Malahide Mariane, which is to
the north of the city, or from Dublin City Moorings,
which is right in the heart of the city. If your lucky
the tour will include seals, porpoises and a whole
host of bird life such as Cormorants, Gannets, Puffins,
Razorbills, Guillemots and many more. Two piece suits
and life jackets are provided. All children must be
over 8 years old and be accompanied by an adult. All
Sea Safari boats are licensed by the Irish Department
of the Marine. Groups of up to 40 passengers can be
catered for at any one time. For more information
Viking Splash Tours
This is Dublin’s award winning and most exciting
tour. See Dublin the fun way in our reconditioned
World War 11 vintage amphibious military vehicles.
Viking guides will tell you all about the city centre
sights. Each tour lasts around 75 minutes (55 minutes
on land and 20 minutes in Grand Canal Harbour). For
more information visit www.vikingsplashtours.com.
Be Irish For A Day
This is a fun-filled day on traditional family farm
suitable for all the family. Ceili dancing, sheepdog
demonstration, trip to the bog (peatland) with turf
cutting, bread-making, hurling introduction and much
more. For more information visit www.causeyexperience.com.