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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

A great tour but we spent little time in Drogheda

It was a great tour but we spent little time in Drogheda. I would prefer to stop in Newgrange

Fun and beautiful journey through the country!

The tour through the Wicklow Mountains was beautiful and full of great conversation from the driver who was full of facts along the way! I feel very fortunate he was the driver since he had a wealth of knowledge and great humor along the way!
Wild Wicklow Full-Day Scenic Coach Tour Reviewed by Chelsea, 10/13/2016

Most amazing tour in Dublin : nature & culture

Our guide was amazing. I think he was called John. Best tour ever, best guide, best ambiance!
Wild Wicklow Full-Day Scenic Coach Tour Reviewed by Basrings, 10/06/2016

Long drive and unpredictable weather, but fascinating landscape

Take friends or family or something to read or listen to for entertainment on the 3,5 hours bus drive each way, there is no narration included. Once you have arrived on the northern coast of Ireland, you will experience fascinating landscapes of the cliffs and the island with a 30m long rope bridge high above the water. You need to walk several distances (~2,5km, ~1km, each one way) from parking lot to cliffs or bridge, to cliffs a seperately payed bus (<2€ one way) can be used to cover the part to the main cliff. But especially at the cliffs you can also hike along a round trip of 3-5km with height differences of about 200m altogether including about 130 steps. The timespan is limited, 2,5 hours for the cliffs, 40min for rope bridge incl. all walking distances, so you need to be focussed on walking between the sightseeing and taking photos. There were two additional short stops at the remains of a castle (5 min.) and an alley with old trees (25 min, nice), sites of game of thrones.
Giant's Causeway Shuttle Transfer from Dublin Reviewed by Christian, 10/06/2016

Awesome! A must-see activity for everyone!

Will never forget this particular trip. Thank you for wonderful stories & guidance. I only wish we had more time at the Cliffs ...
Cliffs of Moher & Galway City Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/05/2016

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