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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'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

Leuke trip, met als hoogtepunt cliff of moher

Awesome tour !! The cliffs were amazing. And Valentine ower guide and bus driver wad absolutly fantastic. The passion what he have for his job i was impressed. Thanks for a amazing day Valentine!

Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Jochem, 12/11/2018

I thought that Richie did a fantastic job with the tour

I had done this tour once before with a different company, but I liked this one a lot more. Our guide Richie was very engaging and interesting when telling us about the history of Ireland as we drove through the country. We sat at the front of the bus from the beginning, so I think he liked us the best as we all were joking around with him and having a good time.

Excellent tour of Newgrange, Monasterboice and Hill of Tara

I took this tour on November 24, 2018. I was the only person on the tour. My tour guide, named Damien, was extremely friendly and knowledgable. He gave me ample info into the each tour stop. He gave clear directions on what to expect at each stop and was open to questions throughout the tour. There was plenty of time at each tour stop and sufficient bathroom breaks.

Newgrange, Monasterboice, and Hill of Tara: Full-Day Reviewed by Christian, 11/29/2018

Amazing tour, great way to see more of Ireland outside the city

Gavin, our tour guide, was funny and knowledgeable. He was personable and interacted with everyone on the bus. The tour was broken up with stops at little towns along the way, stop at a castle, and a stop for lunch. All unexpected surprises! We also learned about Irish culture and where common phrases originated (like “it’s raining cats and dogs”). A great day and glad we did this! It turned out to be my 17 year old daughter’s favorite activity in all of Europe. And teenagers are hard to impress Ha Ha

Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Misti, 11/28/2018

A good way to discover the western coast

The trip is quite well organized, and it's a good way to get out of Dublin and see some Irish countryside, as well as the coast. - which if the weather is nice, is truly beautiful! Make sure you look out the window and appreciate. The Cliffs are of course awe-inspiring, Doolin where you stop for lunch has nothing really to show, and Galway is a nice picturesque city. The problem is that all the stops are quite rushed as you have just enough time to get a quick idea of each place. It would be nice if the trip ended a bit later (an hour or so more). Important to point out that our driver, David, was outstanding and made our trip truly special by creating a great atmosphere in the bus, with Irish music, quizzes, jokes and information. If you have only few days in Dublin, this is a recommended trip to get a quick look at the beautiful natural landscapes of Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher Tour and Galway City from Dublin Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 11/15/2018