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5 attractions no Dublin day trip would be complete without

We'd recommend doublin' your time in the Irish capital, but if you really do have just a day to spend here, you'll have some great craic (pronounced: crack) working a day tour around these five Dublin faves!

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

St. Patrick's is also worth touring, but if your excursion coincides, don't miss medieval Christ Church's choral evensongs on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and weekends.

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park

Europe's largest walled city park is home to Áras an Uachtaráin–home to the Irish president. You can also enjoy a wander around the People's Gardens and the old Magazine Fort.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

This unusual castle off Dame Street is worth visiting for many reasons, not least because its garden was once home to the Dubh Linn (dark pool) that gave the city its name!

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham is the place to visit if you want to learn about Ireland's struggle for independence. Now a museum, many significant revolutionaries were imprisoned and executed here.

Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Writers Museum

In a city of exemplary museums, you might only have time for a quick one. Why not immerse yourself in its great literary reputation by learning more about Joyce and Yeats, et al?

Planning Your Visit

How to get to the city center from Dublin cruise port?

The cruise port is just over a mile from the city center, and there is an express bus service that should only take about 15 minutes. Visitors can also take the number 53 public bus, pick up a cab at the taxi rank, or even take a hop on hop off bus directly from the terminal for an easy jaunt around the sights and then back again!

How to get around Dublin?

Dublin's public transport system can be pretty tricky for newcomers to grasp. Fortunately, most areas of interest can be reached pretty quickly by foot. If you really plan on cramming a lot in (and can afford it!) then you'll have no problem hailing a cab. Be aware, though: as well as the initial fare, an extra euro will be added on per passenger.

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What people are saying about Dublin

Very worthwhile......primarily as we had an excellent driver, Noel .

We had the good fortune of traveling with Noel on a bus with 15 passengers. Noel had lots of information, but importantly a wonderful sense of humor. Will definitely seek him out when we return.

The best excursion in my life!!! (there is something to compare)

Excellent organization, everything is clear. And what a wonderful guide! Songs, talks, information! In the next visit I will definitely repeat - it is worth it!

Cliffs of Moher Tour and Galway City from Dublin Reviewed by Irina, 03/18/2019

Ross was our guide and Andy our driver, both were just wunderful.

We spent a wonderful day. You should wear good shoes if you want to do the different walks. And do not forget to bring a foldable raincoat ;-).

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Manuela, 03/17/2019

Good fun and great experience of the Cliffs of Moher

Great fun of a day trip from Dublin to see the Cliffs of Moher and beautiful views along the stunning Irish west coast Wild Atlantic Way and some traditional little towns and authentic Irish countryside delivered with good stories by a professional guide. Good amount of time was provided to visit the breathtaking cliffs before heading for a brief visit of Galway city with lovely places to eat. I enjoyed the range of places visited and although packed, the day schedule was well planned with an engaging approach to give the travelers useful notions of Irish language, life and history of Ireland delivered with good light humour. All together, an easy and equally actively engaging experience with all the essentials of visited places along the Irish Atlantic coast, authentic countryside together with compact historic and scientific facts with a fun and humorous approach. Great experience, fun day with a range of good tips given along the way and also of places to visit in Dublin.

From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Galway Full-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/16/2019

Once in a lifetime opportunity to a spectacular natural wonder

Our guide was fabulous and so was our driver. Our guide was weary knowledgeable in all things Ireland especially politically. He also told stories the whole way up north while explaining the buildings and landscape. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. It is one of Ireland’s 4 natural wonders.

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Virginia, 03/10/2019