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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

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

Very interesting tour in order to know more about Ireland

We found this tour in Getyourguide. At first, we were confused because of the number of tours offered, but after all, we were lucky for choose FinnMcCools. We make a journey trip to Giants Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Belfast. Is a long trip, but it deserves. You will learn lot of things about Ireland , history and irish people. Besides, if you are riden by William and Derrick, it will make the journey really fun.

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Sergio, 12/19/2017

A super Fun day with beautiful landscapes!

We spent the day with our amazing tour Guide John . Its obvious he lives for bis job and really enjoys teaching us all about his country. We got lots of beautiful photo oppurtunities and were enchanted by Johns stories and irish songs. The day went by so fast and we were sad when it ended!

Wild Wicklow Full-Day Scenic Coach Tour Reviewed by Rahel Helene, 12/02/2017

Tour guide was fantastic. The group awesome overall trip great!

Fantastic trip. Was a small group so got to know the fun loving, singing guide! Only problem was the Blaney Stone was at the top of the castle and I don't do heights to well. Yet the people there were helpful and encouraging!

So fun and a great experience during my Ireland visit!

Super fun and worth my time during my short stay in Ireland. Gavin was such a great tour guide and knew how to keep us tourists entertained. I loved the spots we stopped at and had the right amount of time during each stop. The Cliffs of Moher is truly a must see when visiting Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Charlene, 11/26/2017

Tour was great but the comfort on the bus was not.

The tour was fantastic, but the coach seats were very uncomfortable. Considering that the tour was a lot of driving and lasted 12 hours, I would highly recommend that you use a different coach provider. I traded seats with my travel companion to see if that would help but we both found the seats to be uncomfortable and used our jackets and scarfs to try and mitigate the problem to no avail. We chose the seats with more leg room near the rear door of the coach but that might have been the reason the seats were worn down. Maybe other seats on the bus were less used. As for the tour itself, it was very nice and well organized. The scenery was worth the trip and hiking on the causeway was great.

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Richard, 11/23/2017