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Dublin: Coastal, Castles & Distillery Tour with Tasting

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Activity provider: CS Tours Ireland

Dublin: Coastal, Castles & Distillery Tour with Tasting

Activity provider: CS Tours Ireland

From US$ 86.11 per person

Enjoy a bus tour of Howth Peninsula from Dublin and take a guided tour of 'Malahide Castle and Gardens' and 'Ardgillan Castle.' Sample a whiskey tasting at the Pearse Lyons Distillery.

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Duration 9 hours
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Pickup included
Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. For the Customs House stop, please wait at the bus stops outside the Custom House on Custom House Quay. For the Nassau Street Stop, please wait outside the Kilkenny Shop and the bus will park across the road and the guide will escort you onto the bus.


  • Delight your senses as you savor the flavors and aromas of Pearse Lyons Irish Whiskey
  • Discover the fine art of whiskey distilling on a Pearse Lyons Distillery tour
  • Step back in time on a tour of the medieval Malahide Castle and Gardens
  • Uncover the secrets of Ardgillan Castle during an in-house guided tour
  • Engage with local history on a guided tour of the St. James graveyard
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Travel in an airconditioned bus from Dublin to Howth Peninsula for a panoramic tour. Explore the castles of Malahide and Ardgillan on guided tours. See how Pearse Lyons Irish Whiskey is crafted and sip on some whiskey samples.

Visit the graveyard of the St. James Church during your visit to Pearse Lyons Distillery. 

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at centrally-located meeting points on Dublin's Nassau street or at the Custom House Quay. Relax aboard a comfortable and spacious bus. The guide will keep you well informed with storytelling and local history on the drive.

Take in views of the stunning Clontarf Coast where you can gaze out at Bull Island before a passing through the verdant hills and charming villages of Howth Peninsula. Stop at 'Malahide Castle and Gardens' for an in-house tour of one of the most pristine Irish castle interiors in the country. Visitors can then stroll through their wonderful gardens before purchasing a coffee or browsing through their gift shop.

Continue to Ardgillan Castle and on the way, pass through magnificent North County Dublin Coastal towns of Skerries and Balbriggan. Walk through the halls of 18th-century Ardgillan Castle on a guided tour. Have some free time to purchase lunch in the the Castle Tea Rooms.

Make your way to the heart of Irish Whiskey distilling at Pearse Lyons Distillery. Uncover the secrets of the whiskey-making process straight from the distillers. Savor three samples of the Pearse Irish Whiskey range.

Finally, experience the macabre on a guided tour of the St. James graveyard where your guide will share the history of St. James Church with you. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

  • Bus transportation
  • Malahide Castle and Gardens entry fee
  • Malahide Castle and Gardens tour
  • Ardgillan Castle entry fee
  • Ardgillan Castle tour
  • Pearse Lyons distillery tour
  • 3 samples of the Pearse Irish Whiskey range
  • St. James' Graveyard tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food

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  • You must be 18 years or older to take the Pearse Lyons Distillery tour
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Our tour guide was phenomenal! Her enthusiasm was contageous. She was excited, fun, and knowledgeable! We loved seeing the castles and coastline. The one downfall was that everything was too rushed. If the tour would limit the castles to one and give us time to get out and walk around in Howth, that would have made the day even better! A wonderful day in all, just not enough time to enjoy our sites!

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July 24, 2022

Amazing guide and driver. Very informative but never boring. Had great fun and got to see some stunning castles, views and taste some lovely whiskey in the end.

August 5, 2022


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