Dublin Day Trips
Enter your dates to find available activities

Best Value

Popular Day Trips in Dublin

View all Day Trips in Dublin
See all 220 tickets & tours

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

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

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

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 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

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'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.

What people are saying about Dublin

Tommy was an exceptional guide and driver

Although the trip was long, we enjoyed the sites and especially Tommy our driver/guide. Food stops were great. Timing was good although we would have liked to spend more time in Galway

Best thing me and my friends did in Ireland!

Definitely a great place to go and escape the hectic ness of life and go explore! Would recommend definitely going with friends and family!

Wonderful, educational, comfortable and fun!

Our guide Irial is amazing - he gives insights both on historical and modern-day life in Ireland. Always reminding the timing and pick up location, and very engaging in his humor and mini-lectures about Irish history and myths. The ride is on time despite the winding road towards the Cliffs of Moher. Overall, value for price is great!

Highly recommended - just make sure to bring warm clothes

Did this tour 21.05.18 with my brother. It was overall a really great experience. Our guide, Tara, was awesome and fun and she made sure to keep everyone happy along the way. The only thing that detracted from the experience was that both me and my brother really underestimated how harsh the weather would be on one of our stops, Giant's Causeway, and we did not bring enough warm clothes to keep the battering wind and rain at bay. This was however our own fault, but a word of advice is to bring something you would wear during the last part of fall, just before winter hits. T-shirt, sweater and soft-shell jacket was not enough and we both live in Norway, so we are no strangers to cold, harsh weather. Luckily there was a bar there, so we could at least relax with a lovely pint of Guinness before moving to our next stops. By then the weather had also cleared up a bit. I highly recommend doing this, as long as you make sure to pack proper warm and water resistant clothing.

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Frode, 05/23/2018

Very enjoyable, glorious scenery, well-organised, highly recommended.

This was a great tour. We saw some stunning scenery, not just the Cliffs of Moher but the beautiful western coastline as we journeyed to Galway City. Our driver/guide Matthew was brilliant. He was funny, knowledgeable, and made the day feel like a day out with friends. I'm an Irish, London-based Blue Badge tour guide so can be a bit critical at times is a tour is below par, but this was faultless. Thank you, Matthew, for a lovely day.