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.
Explore Ireland with a range of Day 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!)
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 Ireland in Galway City during some leisurely free time.
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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 Cork after a stunning drive through gorgeous scenery of lush green countryside of Kildare, Tipperary and Cork.
Explore the 600-year-old Blarney Castle and kiss the legendary Blarney Stone
Wander around the historic Cahir Castle
Rock of Cashel
To kick off the day you will visit the historical Rock of Cashel which overlooks the Golden Vale in County Tipperary. You'll have the chance to explore the rich history of this truly magnificent site. By taking the scenic route you'll pass through the stunning Galtee and Knockmealdown Mountains.
Blarney Castle & Gardens and the Blarney Stone
Blarney Castle, constructed over 600 years ago by a famous chieftain, is one of Ireland's top attractions. The Blarney, the stone of Eloquence, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It's said that if you kiss this stone, you will receive the "gift of the gab".
To finish off the tour you will visit the fantastically preserved medieval castle, Cahir Castle. You will have a guided tour of the castle itself and will learn about the impressive architecture and rich history.
Experience the famous Giant's Causeway - a world famous attraction and UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Choose between a Black Taxi Tour or visit the world-famous Titanic Experience
- Visit Dunluce Castle.
Discover the best of Northern Ireland with this great day tour!
Board in Dublin City Centre and create a memorable day by exploring some of Irelands most beautiful scenery by taking in the changing landscapes through Counties Dublin, Louth, Down and once you get to Antrim you will arrive in Belfast City Centre.
Choose between two great attractions - Black Taxi Tour or Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience
Black Taxi Tour
You will hear of Belfast's fascinating history in a black taxi. Visit and sign the Peace line and join the list of world celebrities including Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama who both have signed their name to the wall. You can also walk along the massive wall that divides the two religious/national communities of East Belfast.
Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience
You can experience the life and story of the Titanic, from when it first set sail to its eventful ending where it was discovered on the seabed of the North Atlantic. Discover how this impressive vessel was made. Tour takes you even beyond the aftermath of the sinking to the later discovery of the ship.
The Giant's Causeway
Make way to the coast of Antrim to the famous Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's first UNESCO Heritage Site. This amazing spectacle consists of 40,000 basalt stone columns that was left by volcanic eruptions over 60 million years ago. There are legends and stories about how these columns came to be there and you can unlock the stories, myths and legends in the state-of-the-art visitor centre.
One of Ireland's most stunning castles that overlooks the coast on Antrim; Dunluce Castle. Dating from the 16th Century and used to be home to clans such as McQuillan and MacDonnell who were great rivals.
Visit the Royal County which is home of the High Kings of Ireland
Discover Irelands ancient history
Experience some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes
Discover Irelands ancient east with this great day tour. From the ancient stone carvings at Brú na Bóinne then to the historic Hill of Tara and trave; back in time at the stone circle at Loughcrew Cairns. Get an introduction to the most significant sites in Celtic history and takes you right into the heart of County Meath, the county where the High Kings of Ireland ruled the country and people over the centuries. Your tour will be full of tales of history, mythology and royalty.
Hill of Tara
One of the most sacred sites of Ancient Ireland, the Hill of Tara was the centre of the country as the High Kings ruled Ireland from this location. From the top of the hill, you can enjoy lovely views of the surrounding Meath countryside.
This is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. You will arrive in Trim after traveling through the stunning Irish countryside. You will have time to explore the sprawling castle and grounds.
Loughcrew Passage Tombs
Dating back to 3000 BC, Loughcrew is a cluster of megalithic cairns. The hills and tombs are collectively known as Slieve na Galliagh and has some absolute spectacular views. An impressive site and unique experience.
The site of a Christian monastery that was founded in the 7th Century by St. Fechin. It is said that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. In the remains of the site visitors can see St. Fechins Church which was built in about 900 AD
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.
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