North Coast and Malahide Castle Day Tour from Dublin

Day Trips & Excursions in Ireland

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin City on a wonderful half day tour along Dublin’s North Coast, with a guided tour of Malahide Castle, and visit the coastal fishing village of Howth. Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent 12th century Malahide Castle, which still retains its stunning old world charm. Discover 800 years of the Castle’s history, and the legacy its occupants have left behind. At Howth, enjoy a short stroll along the pier and the unparalleled scenery from the seaside harbour. Your Fáilte Ireland trained DoDublin guide will welcome you on-board, and be with you throughout the tour, sharing tales of old Dublin, and providing one of the best guided tours available in Dublin.
This half day tour departs at 11am. This tour takes place in a double decker bus to allow the best possible experience of the beautiful scenery en route. The tour is given by a Fáilte Ireland accredited guide in a live English only commentary. Departing from Dublin City Centre, the tour takes in the North Coastal area of Clontarf, passing by Bull Island. This is followed by the first stop off on board, in Malahide Castle. Admission to Malahide Castle is included in the price of the tour ticket. Passengers are taken on a guided tour of the Castle and get to discover its long history and the legacy left behind by the Talbot family. Passengers can then explore the picturesque fishing village of Howth for a short while at their leisure before re-joining the tour. After experiencing the best of one of Dublin’s favorite coastal towns, the tour begins to travel back to Dublin City. Passengers can avail of one free loop of the Hop-on Hop-off city tour on the same day as they have taken the tour, and a Dublin Highlights and Hidden Corners walking tour.

What’s included

  • Admission ticket to Malahide Castle
  • Fáilte Ireland trained driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off tour (single loop)
  • Free entry into the Little Museum of Dublin
  • Free walking tour with Dublin Historian Pat Liddy

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Led by a local guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach