Visiting Dublin is an essential part of any itinerary when planning a vacation in Ireland. Dublin is Ireland's capital city. Home to 1.9 million people, it's the centre of culture, enterprise and all things fun in the Emerald Isle! The best way to see the city is on the DoDublin Hop on Hop off Tour, but you can also visit some of the country's most stunning attractions and sites from Dublin - whether it is exploring the island's Wild Atlantic Way or Ireland's Ancient East through award winning tours with Wild Rover Tours and Irish Day Tours, there is plenty to choose from.
Once you’ve explored Dublin, use the city as a jumping-off point to see nearby regions with lush wilderness and rich heritage and culture. From visiting stunning cliffs in County Clare, to exploring historic cities of Galway and Kilkenny, see below for your day trip options from Dublin.
See Ireland with Guided Bus Tours
Bus excursions are a great way to experience a new destination because they take away the hassle of driving and finding your way. Irish bus tours are unique and filled with live commentary delivered throughout the trip by highly trained and experienced tour guides. Your guides are the best in the business and are filled with stories and facts on each location (along with a few songs, chatter and craic that you’ll be encouraged to join in on!)
Kilkenny and Wicklow Day Tour
This Day Tour brings you to visit Kilkenny as well as Wicklow, Dublin's nearest neighbour. Known as the Garden County it's a favourite destination for Dubliners and visitors alike for it's beauty and serenity. The tour takes off from Irelands capital and arrives at the charming city of Kilkenny which is filled with beautiful scenery and medieval history. The tour then moves inland to Co. Wicklow. You'll see the location where Mel Gibson's Braveheart was filmed. First stop is at Glendalough. You'll visit the ancient monastic city and see its famous mountains and lakes. From there the tour moves to the sheepdog farm where a traditional shepherd in action can be found along with a glimpse at the Sugarloaf Mountains and Powerscourt Estate, it is a stunning destination and one of Ireland's top tourist attractions.
Visit DoDublin for more information on the Glendalough & Powerscourt Tour!
Irish Day Tour
Although Ireland is known for the lively city of Dublin it is also famous for its medieval castles, gorgeous woodlands and stunning coasts and cliffs. You'll enjoy various guided tours and then have some free time to further explore grounds at your own pace. See some of the most scenic destinations and beautiful sea views in addition to well preserved historical sites which make the country so special.
Visit DoDublin for more information on the Malahide Castle & Howth Tour!
Wild Rover Tours
- Visit the Cliffs of Moher - UNESCO world heritage site.
- Enjoy spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning Burren National Park.
- Visit Galway, Ireland's cultural capital
- Take the opportunity to stop off at a traditional pub and listen to live Irish music
Take in the natural beauty of the Irish coastline and WIld Atlantic Way when you escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin. Explore the rugged Atlantic coastline, the Cliff’s of Moher, and Galway City on a fantastic full-day trip from Dublin. Admire stunning Irish countryside and travel along the Wild Atlantic Way to the incredible 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher. If that wasn't enough to see in the stunning County Clare, you will then marvel at the limestone landscape of Burren, renowned for its rare flowers, before visiting the cultural capital of Irland in Galway City during some leisurely free time.
- Visit Kilkenny City - a stunning medieval city with its stunning caslte and city walls
- Experience stunning natural beatuty in the Wicklow Mountains
- Discover Glendalough in Wicklow National Park
- Visit a working sheep farm in Wicklow
Explore Ireland's Ancient East the easy way on an all-inclusive, full-day tour from Dublin. Receive personalised service from your guide on a small-group tour with Wild Rover Tours. Visit Kilkenny City, where ancient walls surround medieval sites, where a stunning castle sits in the heart of the city. Take a scenic trip through Ireland's Garden County and visit Glendalough - a former monastic city in one of Ireland's most stunning valleys. From round towers to stunning lakes, you will be in awe at the natural beauty of this area steeped in history. This tour also includes a stop at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, where you'll be able to see border collies corral sheep across the fields.
- Visit locations where some of the most iconic Game of Thrones scenes were filmed!
- Visit the city of Braavos, the Keep of House Greyjoy, the King’s Road, and more.
- See Dunluce Castle (House of Greyjoy) by its rugged coastline.
- Visit the Fullerton Arms and sit on the Iron Throne!
Northern Ireland is packed with sites that served as on-screen backdrops for the HBO series Game of Thrones. Departing from Dublin, this coach tour is led by a guide who can help you see the iconic filming locations. The tour includes a stop at Dunluce Castle (House of Greyjoy), Carnlough (Braavos), King's Road, and other filming locations, as well as the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway - a highlight for any trip to Ireland.
- Experience the best sites of Northern Ireland on this day tour
- Stop in Belfast and learn more about the city’s rich history on a Black Taxi or a Titanic Experience Tour.
- Visit Giant’s Causeway - UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit Carrick-a-Rede bridge
Get the most out of your day and leave the urban bustle of Dublin behind and discover one of Northern Ireland’s most impressive natural attractions on this Giant’s Causeway day tour from Dublin. Enjoy a bracing stroll along County Antrim’s ruggen coastal paths for panoramic views and a stop at the Dark Hedges. Visit the Giant's Causeway with your guide, and gain insight into Northern Irish geology and folklore. Take winding coastal roads to Dunluce Castle and have the opportunity to cross the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge at a discounted price.
Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains & Glendalough Tour
Departs from Dublin City Centre just after 8.00 and returns at 18.15.
Malahide Castle & Howth Tour
Departs from Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 Upper O'Connell Street. Tours Depart at 11:00 and return at 16:00.
Cliffs Of Moher, Atlantic Edge Ocean Walk & Galway City Day Tour From Dublin
Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough Day Tour From Dublin
Giant's Causeway & Belfast Tour
Game of Thrones Day Tour