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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.

What people are saying about Dublin

Absolutely INCREDIBLE!! A must see and do, I definitely recommend!

Our tour guide Eoin was an absolute pleasure, from the very beginning to the absolute end he was knowledge about absolutely EVERYTHING and hilarious! I learned more about Ireland from him in this daytrip than in all the muesums and places I visited! It was spectacular! I was literally writing down facts as fast as I could while he kept saying more in between great humor, being knowledge about everything you pass from the meet up point to the sites, he was so helpful to get everyone the pictures they were wanting too!

From Dublin: Newgrange Tomb & Hill of Tara Tour Reviewed by Ashlynn, 09/10/2019

The journey is long but the guide was able to make it funny.

The journey is long but the guide was able to make it funny. During the travel, he said us what we could see, and when we were arriving to the Cliff of Moher what we would to see. The only defect is that we arrive 1.20 later than we aspected. Considering all this, I raccomand this company

Wonderful day. Richie, our guide was super, helpful, knowledgeable.

Richie went way out of his way to make this a wonderful, fun and educational day. Very sensitive to those of us less able to get around easily. Knew all there was to know and shared it with charm and humour. Excellent driver!

The Wicklow Mountains, Valleys & Lakes Tour Reviewed by Michael, 08/07/2019

Tour planed according to what was informed

Great tour! Saw many great places of Northern Ireland in just one day. We did enough stops to go to the toilet which is important in a full day bus travel. Also could charge my mobile in the bus. Loved the tour.

It was a great trip. I would recommend it everyone who is in Ireland.

Sheila was our guide. I learned a lot about history. The dog show was a nice break in the trip. The guide and the driver were kind and well organized. We had a fabulous time, and good luck with the whether.